Most widely held works about Films Incorporated
Most widely held works by Films Incorporated
The Buried mirror reflections on Spain and the New World ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
For American Indians, the mirror symbolized power, the sun, the Earth, its four corners, and its people. Now, a "mirror" is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, beliefs, and symbols that have endured or changed through time.
The Story of English ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English.
The Hunters ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
In this documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures.
Threads ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 303 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the possible environmental, physical, and psychological consequences of a nuclear attack on England. The story centers on the lives of two young people and their families in Sheffield, England, during the events leading up to the attack and for thirteen years afterwards.
The Brain ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
The world's leading scientists explore modern brain research, providing a comprehensive look at the brain's basic operating principles, its major structural and functional systems, the cellular machinery which enables brain cells to communicate and other topics.
The Klan a legacy of hate in America ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Traces the beginnings of the Klan after the Civil War to its growth in the 1920s and resurgence in the 1960s. Describes the organization's activities against Afro-Americans, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants.
Private contentment ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
In 1945 a young soldier returns to his Southern home because of the death of his mother. While there he discovers a baffling secret in his father's life and must find a way to understand and accept his father and to come to terms with his own feelings.
Robert Motherwell and the New York School storming the citadel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 258 libraries worldwide
This program from the PBS American masters series explores the Abstract Expressionist movement and presents a portrait of its most important artist: Robert Motherwell (1915-1991). Featured are Motherwell's last major interview, archival footage and photographs of other maverick artists (Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline), of Greenwich Village where they lived, and of events that shaped their lives. Also includes interviews with art critics and historians.
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge.
The five forty-eight ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the John Cheever story whose protagonist is one of the well-to-do commuters in the Shady Hill stories, John Blake. He is obsessed by a brief affair with his secretary and after he dismisses her, she follows him until the final confrontation on the 5:48 train.
Working ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Drawn from the Studs Terkel 1974 book, this musical adaptation explores the world of work, as seen in actual interview responses which reveal the attitudes, aspirations, and aggravations of people on the job.
Poetry in motion ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 239 libraries worldwide
A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works.
Heritage civilization and the Jews ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
This series was filmed and researched over a four year period in more than 18 nations on four continents. It chronicles over 3,000 years of Jewish history in the context of other Western religious artifacts, historical sites, and primary literary sources to tell this story of Western Civilization and the Jewish people in it. Programs will include: landscape and archaeological artifacts, sites and reconstructions in the Middle East and the great remains of the classical world; the manuscripts and art which preceded the printed word; the painting sculpture, prints, lithographs, etchings and architecture of later centuries; photographic stills which begin to appear in the 19th century; and black and white film footage from the 20th century.
The Sorrows of gin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
The story of an eight year old girl's search for a sense of family amid the sophisticated and detached whirl of her parents' lives in suburban America.
Life on the Mississippi ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 230 libraries worldwide
An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River.
The Cafeteria ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer that deals with a young woman who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City. At the cafeteria, she meets a man and they become romantically involved. She reveals that she has survived the Holocaust and, later, that she has seen Hitler and his lieutenants in the cafeteria.
Vietnam, a television history ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
This series traces the events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April, 1975.
The wave ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
Re-creates the classroom experiment in which a high-school teacher formed his own "Reich" to show why the German people could so willingly endorse Nazism.
Eating Raoul ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
Paul and Mary live in an apartment complex that is being mistaken for a swingers establishment. Paul finds Mary fighting off a swinger and hits him with a frying pan. The blow kills the man and the couple decide to get rid of the body to save themselves.
The Anderson platoon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Follows the "Anderson Platoon," a racially integrated combat unit, for six weeks during the Vietnam War, as the soldiers eat, sleep, fight, gamble, pray and die together.
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