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Vulcan Productions

Overview
Works: 101 works in 270 publications in 2 languages and 16,498 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Nonfiction films  Biography  Blues (Music)  Popular works  Biographical television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer
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Most widely held works by Vulcan Productions
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
No direction home : Bob Dylan by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A two part documentary on the fascinating career of Bob Dylan in the early sixties. Scorsese's film chronicles the early years of Dylan, collecting clips of the singer-songwriter from 1961-66, as he went from being a rising star on the New York City folk scene to one of the country's greatest protest singers to, in the words of one irate concertgoer, a "Judas" for plugging in and going electric
This emotional life by Daniel Todd Gilbert( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,131 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"--Container
Judgment day : intelligent design on trial( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,038 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
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created this chronicle of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty
The blues, a musical journey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 885 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
Rx for survival : a global health challenge( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
Racing extinction( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife activists go undercover to expose ways in which the illegal wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are contributing to the extinction of increasing numbers of species
Hard candy by David Slade( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 640 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 619 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 )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 482 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
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using dramatization, archival footage, and live performances explores the blues in the lives and works of Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Features contemporary musicians playing their works
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director, actor and piano-player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical acts as well as interviews and performances by such living legends as Ray Charles, Fats Domino and Dr. John
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 445 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')
Lightning in a bottle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 438 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
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 406 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
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guided by the phenomenal talent of Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer, The Blues Series consists of 7 feature-length films that are both personal and impressionistic, viewed through the lens of 7 world famous directors who share a passion for blues music. In the tradition of 'The Buena Vista Social Club' and 'Standing in the Shadows of Motown', The Blues films chart the evolution of blues music, from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music. As opposed being merely historical overviews or straight documentaries of the blues, the films aim to celebrate and promote the diverse impressions and influences blues music has exerted on artistic and musical forms of expression around the world. Director Charles Burnett presents a tale about a young boy's encounter with his family in Mississippi in the 1950s, and intergenerational tensions between the heavenly strains of gospel and the devilish moans of the blues. Says Burnett: "The sound of the blues was a part of my environment that I took for granted. However, as years passed, the blues slowly emerged as an essential source of imagery, humour, irony, and insight that allows one to reflect on the human condition. I always wanted to do a story on the blues that not only reflected its nature and its content, but also alludes to the form itself. In short, a story that gives you the impression of the blues."--Kanopy
Godfathers and sons by Marc Levin( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 396 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
Red, white & blues( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Figgis' film examines the embrace of the blues by British musicians and its global effect in interviews with dozens of the key players of the British blues movement. Features music from an all-star jam session at the Abbey Road studios
Pandora's promise( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five eminent environmentalists and energy experts describe their conversion from an anti- to a pro-nuclear point of view
 
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Far from Heaven
Languages
English (153)

French (1)

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National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth