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Schwartz, Bruce R.

Overview
Works: 36 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 2,943 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Interviews  Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Biographical films  Fiction  Filmed interviews 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Interviewee, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce R Schwartz
A worn path by Eudora Welty( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is based on a Eudora Welty short story about a 95-year-old African-American woman who undertakes a long journey into town to get medicine for her ailing grandson
Alice Walker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday Use"? In this program, the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore
Raymond Carver : Cathedral by Jackson Pollock( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert, a blind man and now a widower, has come to visit his friend and her husband. Prompted by a television show, the apprehensive husband asks Robert if he really knows what a cathedral is: his answer is a lesson in how to truly see. This dramatization of Raymond Carver's classic short story "Cathedral" presents a minimalist exploration of loneliness, vision, and personal spirituality. An interview follows with Carver's widow, Tess Gallagher, whose poem "The Hands of the Blindman" is excerpted in the production
Langston Hughes : his life and times( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about "The Poet Laureate of Harlem" with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed. They also discuss the force of religion in Southern Christian African-American communities and "Salvation," Hughes' coming-of-age story as brought to the screen by Schwartz
Langston Hughes : salvation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I was saved from sin when I was going on 13. But not really saved. It happened like this. So begins this powerful dramatization of "Salvation," Langston Hughes' eloquent autobiographical story that illustrates how his aunt's well-meaning efforts to bring him into the spiritual fold resulted in a moral crisis. Calmly waiting for Jesus to appear to him in the hot, crowded church, young Langston's anticipation changes to confusion and disillusion when pressured to choose between being true to himself or fulfilling the expectations of the preacher, his aunt, and the rest of the congregation
Everyday use( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wayward daughter returns to her rural Georgia roots but is unable to sustain a connection with her sharecropper family because she has the notion that her roots are strictly African
A & P( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a young grocery store clerk, Sammy, who quits his job after witnessing his manager berate three girls for wearing only their bathing suits in the store. His noble act goes unnoticed by the girls, but is a defining moment in his transition from adolescence to adulthood. Includes an interview with John Updike conducted by Donald M. Murray
Salvation( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Kansas in 1915, thirteen year-old Langston Hughes's aunt's well meaning efforts to bring him into the spiritual fold results in a moral crisis when he has to choose between pleasing his elders or being true to himself
Tillie Olsen discusses "I stand here ironing( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the 1930s, this autobiographical dramatization is about an impoverished working-class mother who must hold down a job and care for her children at the same time. Central to the plot is the metaphor of a mother ironing her daughter's dress as she mentally attempts to "iron" out her uneasy relationship with her oldest daughter through a stream-of-consciousness monologue. The story exemplifies the unfairness of some women's lives and portrays the self-doubt of mothers when they know their children need more nurturing attention. The story raises questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, and the nature of intimacy
Alice Walker : stitches in time : an interview( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What were Alice Walker's motivations in writing "Everyday use?" In this program the author discusses her short story with her official biographer, Evelyn C. White. Over the course of the interview, Walker talks about the autobiographical aspects of the story, the significance of quilting to African-American women, the perception of class differences, and the important life lessons she wished to explore. - Container
Alice Walker : everyday use, uncommon art( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This two-part series offers an in-depth study of Alice Walker's widely studied short story, 'Everyday Use, ' combining a poignant film adaptation with a focused interview of the author conducted by her official biographer, Evelyn White"--Container
Alice Walker : a portrait in the first person( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant film adaptation of Alice Walker's widely studied short story, "Everyday use."
In MacArthur park( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Triam Lee, a Mojave Indian turns to a life of crime in order to support his family. After inadvertently murdering someone, he has to face racist police and his own guilt before he can return to his reservation in Arizona
Langston Hughes : working toward salvation( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This outstanding two-part series brings together an excellent production of Langston Hughes' short story "Salvation" and thought-provoking interviews with author Alice Walker and Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad."--Container
Tillie Olsen discusses "I stand here ironing"( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Peter Carroll interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story "I stand here ironing", and about the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. Tillie also reads from her work
An interview with Tillie Olsen [videorecording] : a discussion of the short story "I stand here ironing"( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Peter Carroll interviews Tillie Olsen about her well-known short story "I stand here ironing", and about the catalyst that transformed her back into a professional writer after 20 years of motherhood. Tillie also reads from her work
Make a wish, Molly by Barbara Cohen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Molly, a young Russian-Jewish immigrant, who is constantly being teased for her ethnic mannerisms. Her teacher and parents plan a special surprise party for Molly in which her classmates learn to appreciate their ethnic diversity
Everyday use( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stitches in time is an interview of Alice Walker conducted by Evelyn C. White, in 2003
Alice Walker: a stitch in time( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tillie Olsen: I Stand Here Ironing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This moving dramatization of Tillie Olsen's frequently anthologized "I Stand Here Ironing" is an unvarnished exploration of an impoverished single mother's ambivalence toward her worth as a parent and her 19-year-old daughter's future. Rich in subtext, the highly metaphorical story-penned in a stark and dramatic fashion devoid of cliche and sentimentality-raises important questions about individual identity, the role of women in society, the effects of poverty and abandonment on children, the nature of intimacy, and the life experiences of the author herself. Without climax or easy answers, the story concludes on a hopeful, or at least prayerful, note
 
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Alice Walker : stitches in time : an interview
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