Most widely held works by Tranquilo Producciones
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a exquisite narrative talent. This biography of Hurston--a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity--examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, and Dust Tracks on a Road. The program demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, "A heart with room for every joy."
Aesthetics ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"This program examines Western philosophy's engagement with visual and performing arts. The ideas of key figures in the shaping and understanding of aesthetics- Plato, Joseph Addison, Francis Hutcheson, Lord Shaftesbury, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Morris Weitz, and Dewey, as well as Leon Battista Alberti, Stendhal, Schiller, and Tolstoy- are presented, and pivotal writings, including Aristotle's Poetics, are addressed. Columbia University's Arthur Danto and Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas offer keen insights into the interactions between artist, artwork, and audience as they have evolved over the centuries"--Container.
Classical Greek philosophy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
This program addresses core topics in ancient philosophy such as freedom and fate, permanence and change, happiness, the nature of the cosmos, and the immortality of the soul. Concepts are presented as articulated by key figures including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and the Milesian and Eleatic philosophers -- in combination with quotations drawn from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Physics, and other influential sources -- make this program an excellent tool for building a solid understanding of Western philosophy.
Flannery O'Connor ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Provides a biographical sketch of O'Connor and examines the absurdity of the human condition and incendiary social issues. Readings from "Wise Blood," "The Displaced Person," "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "Revelation" are included.
Latin American boom ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"By the 1960s, with avant-garde movements firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Viewers are guided through the work of Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others" -- Container.
Walt Whitman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
This program presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman's childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, "Leaves of Grass." A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts illustrates the life of this journalist, carpenter, nurse, and one of the greatest poets in English. Also readings of excerpts from letters between Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and selections such as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Native Moments."
Introducción a la literatura española Introduction to Spanish literature ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of Iberian history as it relates to Spanish literature. Discusses the formation of regional tongues and their importance in the cultural life of Spain, with an emphasis on the three languages that, apart from Castilian, are most in evidence today: Catalan, Gallego, and Basque. label.
Emily Dickinson ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
While many of her literary peers achieved notoriety, "the woman in white" remained virtually unknown--by choice. The self-imposed obscurity of Emily Dickinson is just one of the aspects of her life explored in this program. Blending daguerreotypes, paintings, manuscripts, excerpts from Dickinson's letters, and readings from nearly a dozen of her poems, this program presents the biography of one of America's most unique and influential voices in poetry.
After the boom ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
As the 1970s progressed, the political climate in Latin America became increasingly dark. This program analyzes the cultural tensions which gave Latin America literature of the period its energy and resonance. With insight into the challenges of writing in the face of tyranny, the program explores the work of authors from the Southern Cone region and addresses the emergence of the urban crónica.
Adam Smith ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 95 libraries worldwide
Details Smith's life and traces the impact of The wealth of nations as Europe began the arduous transition from mercantilism to the laissez-faire philosophy of the Physiocrats. Quotes from The wealth of nations are woven into the narrative, including the famous passage describing how an "invisible hand" guides individuals towards the common good.
Political philosophy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Who should lead the world's only superpower? When is it acceptable to topple another country's leader? Are personal freedom and national security mutually incompatible? The answers to urgent political questions such as these are informed by 23 centuries of discourse that started with The Republic. This program focuses successively on the pivotal ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx, Mill, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick to elucidate the thinking that underpins the West's conceptions of good and bad government.
Narrating modernity writers of the mid-20th century ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The mid-20th century changed the face of Latin American life and art. This program demonstrates how the rise of military dictatorships forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas energized the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Arit, César Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Silvina Ocampo, and Juan Carlos Onetti. The significance of the Río de la Plata region and Ángel Rama's concept of narrative transculturation also inform the discussion.
The picaresque novel ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Originating in Spain, the picaresque novel abandoned idealized literary approaches and exposed the harshness of reality and human nature. Incorporating archival photographs, paintings, drawings, on-location footage, and voice-over narration, this program describes the characters, plots, style, and primary themes of the two seminal works of picaresque literature, the anonymous sixteenth century novel La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes and Mateo Alemán's Aventuras y vida de Guzmán de Alfarache. The presentation then discusses the evolution of the picaresque in Francisco de Quevedo's Historia de la vida del Buscón, Hans Jakob Christoph von Grimmelshausen's Simplicissimus, Daniel Defoe's Fortunes and misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders, Voltaire's Candide, the novels of Tobias Smollett, Alain René Le Sage's Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane, Henry Fielding's History of Tom Jones, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the novels of Jack Kerouac, Camilo José Cela's Familia de Pascual Duarte, and Albert Camus's Etranger.
La generación del '27 The generation of '27 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Profiles key members of this post-World War I group. Includes dramatic reading excerpts from Luis Cernuda's Donde Habite el Olvido, Rafael Alberti's "Cita Triste de Charlot," Ramón Gómez de la Serna's Flor de Greguerìas, Pedro Salinas's La Voz a Ti Debida, and Federico García Lorca's Romancero Gitano, Bodas de Sangre, Poeta en Nueva York, and "Romance Sonámbulo."
John Locke ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and work of John Locke, the 17th century English philosopher and political theorist. Locke's political philosophy laid the philosophical foundation for the development of democracy in the west and is considered as one of the architects of the modern world.
Conquest and colony ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"To the European imagination, America was a tabula rasa, a virgin territory. As this program describes, narrative art forms were essential to making sense of this exotic Eden and the possibilities it offered. New Spain became a place for re-creating myths and legends of the Western literary canon, for transforming poetry, prose, and epic literature. The diaries of Columbus, Bartolomé de las Casas' History of the Indies, Bernal Díaz' True history of the conquest of New Spain, and Bernardino de Sahagún's Florentine Codex are explored along with works from indigenous authors of the early colonial period -- such as Ixtlilxóchitl (History of the Chichimec Nation), Muñoz Camargo (History of Tlaxcala), and Alvarado Tezozomoc (Mexicayotl Chronicle)."--Films for the Humanities & Sciences website.
La generación del '98 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 72 libraries worldwide
A passionate dissatisfaction with Spain's immediate past and a keen awareness of the need for a rebirth of spirit and letters were the major points of unity among the disparate group of writers who would later become known as the Generation of '98. In this program, leading scholars seek to understand the writings of Miguel de Unamuno, Ramón del Valle-Inclán, Antonio Machado, and other icons of the era within the context of their lives. Dramatic readings from a number of the period's most significant works are included.
The Avant-Garde of the 1920's ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 71 libraries worldwide
After World War I, Latin American writing turned away from experimental poetry and literature. This film studies the "criticism of Modernismo within Modernismo" in which language reached back to a simpler framework. The accomplishments of several poets and authors of the period are examined, including Enrique González Martínez, Julio Herrera y Reissig, María Eugenia Vaz, Leopoldo Lugones, Delmira Agustini, Ramón López Velarde, and César Vallejo.
Siglo XVI entre pícaros y místicos = The 16th century : picaros and mystics ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 69 libraries worldwide
One of thirteen titles in the series, Glories of Spanish Literature, created in consultation with the University of Salamanca. These videos were shot on location at literary landmarks throughout Spain and combine scholarly interviews and dramatic readings with images of manuscripts and artwork as they profile Spanish authors, poets, and playwrights. This video examines the lives and works of those who paved the way for Cervantes, Vega, and Gongora. Includes dramatic reading excerpts from the anonymously written Lazarillo de Tormes, Mateo Alemán's Guzmán de Alfarache, Jorge Montemayor's Los siete libros de la Diana, and poems from Fray Luis de León and San Juan de la Cruz.
La guerra civil española The Spanish civil war : blood and ink ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Examines the period of the Second Republic in 1936 and the Spanish army's mutiny that marked the beginning of a bitter civil war that lasted three years and cost one million Spanish lives. Includes dramatic readings from the poets and prose writers who captured the period in their works: Rafael Alberti's "Romancero general de la guerra," Antonio Machado's "Muerte de un niño Herido", José Maria Pemán's "De ellos es el mundo and Poema de la bestia y el angel", and Miguel Hernández' "Viento del pueblo." Rafael Alberti's "Romancero general de la guerra," Antonio Machado's "Muerte de un niño Herido", José Maria Pemán's "De ellos es el mundo and Poema de la bestia y el angel", and Miguel Hernández' "Viento del pueblo."
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