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Spears, Ross

Overview
Works: 35 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,833 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Film editor
Classifications: PS3501.G35, 813.52
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ross Spears
Agee : his life remembered ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appalachia a history of mountains and people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region
Long shadows ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through interviews this film explores the ways in which the Civil War can still be felt in American society
To render a life let us now praise famous men and the documentary vision by James Agee Film Project ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the book, Let us now praise famous men, by writer James Agee and photographer Waler Evans. Film goes to similar places and tapes present day poor white families living under conditions strikingly similar to those facing Depression-era sharecroppers. Filmmaker Ross Spears and writer Silvia Kersusan spent more than three years filming the Glass family, who live near the edge of survival in one of the richest counties in America
Agee ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reviews James Agee's life and works, including his childhood in Tennessee, his career as a journalist, his marriages, his career as a film critic and screenwriter, and dramatized excerpts from several of his novels
The Electric valley ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the fifty-year history of the Tennessee Valley Authority, focusing on the officials who led it and the people whose lives were touched by it
Tell about the South voices in black & white ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Tell about the South the story of modern Southern literature ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of modern Southern literature from 1915 to present. Features literary careers of William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Zora Neale Hurston, Jean Toomer, Robert Penn Warren, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Erskine Caldwell, Ralph Ellison, Walker Percy and many others
Prophets & poets the story of modern Southern literature ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wave of bold American writing from both white and black authors gave expression to Southern life during World War II and the years that followed. This program tells the story of that literary development up to the era of the Civil Rights movement. It presents the work of Eudora Welty, Richard Wright, Robert Penn Warren, Ralph Ellison, Lillian Smith, Flannery O'Connor, and others--as well as a revealing 1997 interview with Welty herself. An inventive dramatization of the opening of Ellison's Invisible Man evokes the sense of surreal alienation conveyed in that novel. In addition, viewers will find excerpts from the rarely seen 1951 film adaptation of Wright's Native Son, starring Wright himself, as well as readings from O'Connor's Wise Blood, Everything That Rises Must Converge, and A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Let freedom ring the story of modern Southern literature ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As America began to confront the injustices of Jim Crow, a new generation of literary voices rose up from below the Mason-Dixon Line. This program examines Southern American literature from the early 1960s to today's literary landscape. It highlights the work of Walker Percy, Alice Walker, William Styron, Ernest Gaines, Reynolds Price, Alex Haley, Margaret Walker, and others. Interviews with many of these authors are featured along with dramatized readings help to illuminate certain passages
Let freedom ring moments from the civil rights movement, 1954-1965 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As America began to confront the injustices of Jim Crow, a new generation of literary voices rose up from below the Mason-Dixon Line--voices that spoke not just to the soul of the South but to the nation's. This program examines Southern American literature from the early 1960s to today's literary landscape. It highlights the work of Walker Percy, Alice Walker, William Styron, Ernest Gaines, Reynolds Price, Alex Haley, Margaret Walker, Lee Smith, Larry Brown, Clyde Edgerton, Pat Conroy, and others. Interviews with many of these authors, including Alice Walker and William Styron, are also featured. Dramatized readings help to illuminate passages from Percy's The Moviegoer, Styron's The Confessions of Nat Turner, and Lee Smith's Fair and Tender Ladies
An afternoon with Father Flye ( Visual )
in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews and conversation with Father James Harold Flye, a retired Episcopal priest and teacher who was a mentor and correspondent of the writer James Agee
Long shadows the legacy of the American Civil War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the use of interviews, still photographs, and film footage, the lasting impact of the American Civil War on the national psyche, culture and individual lives is explored and examined
Tell about the South the story of modern Southern literature by Ross Spears ( Visual )
in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discussion of 20th century literary writers from the southern part of the U.S
Toni Morrison's Nobel Prize speech ( Visual )
in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains the speech Toni Morrison delivered to the Stockholm assemblage. She is the first African American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
Long shadows the legacy of the American Civil War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From North to South, from civil rights to foreign policy, from individual to collective memory, this classic program by award-winning filmmaker Ross Spears explores the cultural, political, and economic echoes of the War Between the States. Reflections come from a wide range of distinguished guests, including former President Jimmy Carter, poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren, scholars Robert Coles and John Hope Franklin, and author Studs Terkel
Appalachia a history of mountains and people: time and terrain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this first disc, the origins of the Appalachian Mountains are discussed, along with the evolution of the forest ecosystem and the arrival of Native Americans and the early invasion by the Europeans, ending with the 1730 treaty between the Cherokee Nation and England's King George II
Lives & times ( Visual )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides biographical coverage of James Agee and his mentor Father Flye ; coverage of the issues Agee studied ; shows present day poor white families in similar lifestyles as those Agee highlighted in earlier films ; discusses the book, Let us now praise famous men
Appalachia a history of mountains and people: power and place ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. This final disc in the series continues the converging histories of environment and people up until the present day, examining the effects of unchecked industrialization and the floods, forest fires, native extinction, erosion and poverty that ensues. Also focuses on a shift in mind-set that took place during the second half of the 20th century promoting political and personal consideration for environmental conservation in the region
Appalachia a history of mountains and people: mountain revolutions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The entire series explores the intersection of natural history and human history in the Appalachian Mountain region. In this third disc, the effects of the Civil War and the expanding utilization of the region's natural resources are discussed. The influx of immigrants and the boom-and-bust resource extraction of coal and timber into the early 20th century have a profound effect on both the cultural development and natural degradation of the Appalachian region
 
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