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Tranquilo Producciones

Overview
Works: 139 works in 357 publications in 2 languages and 6,604 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Poetry 
Classifications: PN1997, 813.52
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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 301 WorldCat member 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 )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member 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
Philosophy of religion ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program explores three major areas of philosophical inquiry into religion: religious epistemology, or the exploration of the rational grounds for religious beliefs and in particular, the existence of God; the metaphysics of religion, which inquires into the nature of God; and theodicy, which examines the philosophical implications of the presence of evil in the world. Readings from Thomas Aquinas' Summa theologica, Moses Maimonides' Guide for the perplexed, and other essential texts are included
The Latin American boom ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 191 WorldCat member 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 García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others
Classical Greek philosophy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member 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
Ben Jonson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program examines how Jonson's poetry, masques, and plays brought a level of humor, intellect, and formal discipline to English letters that had rarely been seen before. Excerpts from The Alchemist; Every Man in His Humor; Volpone, or the Fox; and Jonson's poetry are included"
Pre-Columbian Literature ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program addresses the the proliferation of Nahuatl and Quechua literature, the codices and quipu of Mayan and Incan societies, and other ancient forms of communication
Modern philosophy ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the 16th century, a new breed of thinker arose, equal parts philosopher and scientist, that threw off the received wisdom of the past and started afresh. In this program contemporary philosophers and academicians address the major philosophical currents of that era -- and the explosive controversies surrounding them. Bacon's Novum organum, Descartes' Discours de la methode, Hobbes' Leviathan, Spinoza's Ethica and other germane works are cited
Regionalism & indigenism ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The literature of Latin America has always defied homogeneity--and the first decades of the 20th century were no exception. This program studies artistic responses to "Modernismo" that accompanied a deepening appreciation of local cultural currents forming across the region--currents that, however disparate, were flowing into a shared identity. The forces that paved the way for a new avant-garde ... are analyzed. The concept of 'novelas de la tierra' or 'novels of the land' is addressed, as are the writings of Alcides Arguedas, Horacio Quiroga, José Eustasio Rivera, Rómulo Gallegos, Martín Luis Guzmán, Gregorio López Fuentes, Rafael Muñoz, Nelly Campobello, and numerous others."--Films for the Humanities & Sciences website
The avant-garde of the 1920s ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member 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
Politicians and revolutionaries ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Era of Revolution severed political ties between Latin America and the Old World, but cultural independence was another matter. This program explains how the regions literature began to come into its own, relying on models and themes imported from Spain while establishing a dialogue with other literary traditions and aesthetic movements. Through the work of José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi, Esteban Echeverría, Bartolomé Hidalgo, Mariano Melga, José Martí, Cirilo Villaverde, and other writers, viewers will become familiar with the literature of independence particular to Latin America, one that threads together the old and the new, the alien and the indigenous, to form its own unique creations
From Romanticism to realism ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 19th century brought tumultuous political change to Central and South America. This program shows how the cultural crucible of the region fused and realigned aesthetic movements considered sacrosanct in Europe-specifically, Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism. Viewers will gain an understanding of the eclectic matching game that become typical of Latin American literature
Flannery O'Connor ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member 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
Siglo XX escritores españoles en el exilio = The 20th century : Spanish writers in exile ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the years after the death of Franco and the loosening of political restrictions and restoration of civil liberties. Respected authorities look at the last 25 years of literature in post-Franco Spain and the literary inclinations of the next up-and-coming generation of poets, authors, and playwrights
Emily Dickinson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Adam Smith ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member 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
Narrating modernity writers of the mid-20th century ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mid-20th century was an era of large-scale and often tragically violent political shifts which completely changed the face of Latin American life -- and art. As this program demonstrates, the rise of military dictatorships and authoritarian regimes forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas brought intense pressure on social institutions and energized the works of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Arlt, César Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Silvina Ocampo, and Juan Carlos Onetti. The significance of the Rio de la Plata region and Ángel Rama's concept of narrative transculturation also inform the discussion
21st century trends in Latin American literature ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Complacency has never been a hallmark of Latin American literature. As the 21st century dawned, many young writers - and even some have fueled the Latin American Boom - grew disenchanted with the status quo. This program profiles the careers and the potential of authors at the forefront of the region's emerging narrative trends. The influence of the Crack Movement and the McOndo Group is addressed."--Case
Political philosophy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member 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
After the boom ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As the 1970s progressed, the political climate in Latin America became increasingly dark. This program analyzes the cultural tensions which gave Latin American 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."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Producciones Tranquilo
Languages
English (89)
Spanish (33)
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