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Vulcan Productions

Overview
Works: 72 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 14,010 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Biography  Popular works  Blues (Music)  Blues-rock music  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: ML3521, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Vulcan Productions
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This middle-class family looks perfect from the outside, but behind closed doors she is having an affair with their African-American gardener, and he is struggling to deal with his homosexuality
No direction home Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces Bob Dylan's journey from his roots in Minnesota, to his early days in Greenwich Village, to his tumultuous ascent to pop stardom in 1966. Joan Baez, Allan Ginzberg, Maria Muldaur, Pete Seeger, Liam Clancy, Mavis Staples and others share their thoughts and feelings about the young singer who would change popular music forever. Contains extensive archival footage, some never-before-seen and rare concert performances
This emotional life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others."--DVD container
Judgment day intelligent design on trial ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Judgment day: intelligent design on trial" captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania, in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design--the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state. ... Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants and expert scientists, this program presents the case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District."--Container
Rx for survival a global health challenge ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series 'Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge' tells the compelling stories of global health challenges and successes. Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series showcases key milestones in public health history, such as the eradication of smallpox, alongside modern and future challenges, including SARS, a potential global flu pandemic and recovery from the Asian tsunami catastrophe"--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/about/series.html
The blues, a musical journey by Mark Levin ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
Hard candy by David Slade ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a 30-something fashion photographer agrees to a date with a precocious teenager, he gets far more than he bargained for
National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events?
How safe are we? ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the past 100 years, life expectancy more than doubled in developed countries. In the last few decades, however, 40 new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them - AIDS - is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity, and older killers, such as the avian flu in the 1918 influenza epidemic, that once seemed controllable are roaring back with a vengeance...[This film] examines the most critical threats we face today - including avian flu - and the pressing need to strengthen global public health systems." - Container
Red, white & blues by Mike Figgis ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike Figgis' film mixes interviews with dozens of the key players of the British blues movement with new music from an all-star jam session at the Abbey Road studios
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese traces the roots of the blues from the banks of the Niger River to the cotton fields and juke joints of Mississippi. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of blues music. The film celebrates the early Delta blues musicians through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure), archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker), and interviews (including Corey Harris, Sam Carr, Toumani Diabate, Willie King, Dick Waterman, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otha Turner, Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, and Keb' Mo')
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using dramatization and live performances looks at the lives and works of Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Shows contemporary musicians playing their works
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director and piano player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances
Lightning in a bottle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 50 musicians gather in New York City to celebrate 100 years of the blues in this Blues Music Foundation benefit concert
Godfathers and sons by Marc Levin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hip-hop legend Chuck D and Marshall Chess return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of the Roots. Along with archival footage of Howlin' Wolf are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Burnett explores his own childhood being shuttled between a religious mother and a blues-loving uncle. His film combines fiction with documentary footage in the story of a young boy kidnapped to prevent his being saved by a church that viewed blues as the devil's music
The road to Memphis by Robert Kenner ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Where God left his shoes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gulf War veteran and washed-up prizefighter Frank Diaz, finds himself and his family evicted from their New York City home. But after months spent working as a day laborer and living in a homeless shelter, Frank finally receives good news on Christmas Eve: there's an apartment available in a nearby housing project if Frank can prove he's legally employed
Endgame ethics and values in America ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discussion and debate on the moral, ethical, and social dilemmas that affect daily life in the modern world
Black sky winning the X prize ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On June 21, 2004 Spaceship One developed by Burt Rutan and his company, Scaled Composites, became the world's first commercial manned space vehicle. This is the sequel to the story of the development of Spaceship One. Describes Burt Rutan's quest to capture the elusive X Prize, a $10 million award for the first privately funded, non-governmental group to build a spacecraft capable of carrying three 6'2", 198-pound adults to an altitude of 62 miles twice in 14 days
 
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