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1 streaming video file (120 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 01, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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Introduction: 'Our Town' (5:06) -- Daily Activities in Grover's Corners (7:15) -- Women and Children in Grover's Corners (3:36) -- Basics Facts About Grover's Corners (8:13) -- Afternoon in Grover's Corners (5:28) -- Time Capsule (2:28) -- Evening in Grover's Corners (7:03) -- Gossip and a Full Moon (5:00) -- Day's End in Grover's Corners (3:23) -- The Groom's Parents (5:32) -- Groom and Father-in-Law (10:10) -- Flashback: How George and Emily Fell in Love (13:13) -- Sermon from Stage Manager (3:37) -- Wedding Day (7:13) -- Cemetery Above the Town (6:59) -- Burial in Grover's Corners (7:38) -- Desire to Return to Earth (2:08) -- A Visit with the Living (8:59) -- Emily's Return to the Dead (4:16) -- Credits: 'Masterpiece Classic: Our Town (2:34)
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It's a little play with all the big subjects in it, wrote Thornton Wilder in a 1937 letter to Gertrude Stein about what has become his most renowned and frequently performed work. Set at the turn of the 20th century, Our Town reveals the ordinary lives of the people in the small town of Grover's Corners, U.S.A. The play's themes of love and marriage, the transitory nature of existence, and the perspective gained when all is inevitably lost to death have helped give the drama universal appeal. Stage Manager, Paul Newman received both Tony and Emmy award nominations for his performance in this Westport Country Playhouse production.
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6 & up.
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1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 19, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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John Steinbeck: 1902 - 1968 (5:05) -- Inspiration from Nature (4:38) -- Cannery Row in Monterrey (2:59) -- John Steinbeck - College Days (2:38) -- Interest in Natural Systems (1:55) -- Hardship and Rejection (2:23) -- Birth of Steinbeck's Main Characters (2:08) -- Steinbeck: Fame and Fortune (1:56) -- Hollywood Fame (2:24) -- John Steinbeck: Nobel Prize (2:14) -- Credits: John Steinbeck: A Concise Biography (0:30) -- John Steinbeck (1902 - 1968): An Overview of His Work (6:42)
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This program from the Famous Authors series offers an overview of John Steinbeck's life and work, beginning with his upbringing in Salinas, California and the fields surrounding the area. The film discusses the vegetable crops in California and the great need for labor which caused the influx of migrant workers during the depression of the 1930s. Steinbeck witnessed the working of this land throughout his life and the connection between man and nature conveyed in his novels like Of Mice and Men and The Grapes of Wrath came from these observations. He spent some time at Stanford, but resented academic culture and left with few friends and no degree, but a commitment to his writing. He struggled for some time and took on manual labor jobs, but eventually found success with his novels and in Hollywood with Tortilla Flat and lasting through his career.
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8 & up.
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Mode of access: Internet.
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Films Media Group.
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1 streaming video file (35 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
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Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 19, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Contents
William Faulkner: Introduction (1:33) -- William Faulkner's Great-Grandfather (3:18) -- William Faulkner's Grandfather (1:36) -- William Faulkner's Father and Mother (3:40) -- Faulkner's Imagination and Source (4:50) -- Faulkner's Troubles (3:27) -- Faulkner's First Published Poetry (2:05) -- Writers and Writing (3:26) -- Marriage and Writing Career (2:04) -- Domestic and Financial Turbulence (1:38) -- Nobel Prize (1:34) -- Credits: 'William Faulkner: A Concise Biography' (0:29) -- William Faulkner: An Overview of His Work (3:28) -- The Essence of Faulkner (0:49)
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This overview of the biography and fiction of William Faulkner from the Famous Authors series introduces the major themes of Faulkner's poems, plays, short stories, and novels. The film contextualizes life in the American south in the first half of the 20th century; Faulkner's southern upbringing, family history, and race relations in the wake of the Civil War were a major influence on his fiction. In 1924, Faulkner left his small town of Oxford and spent six months in New Orleans, where he was finally able to see the conditions of his upbringing from a distance and become acquainted with a literary circle with Sherwood Anderson at the center, jump-starting his serious fiction writing.
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9 & up.
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