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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firme)

Overview
Works: 199 works in 221 publications in 2 languages and 321 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Drama  History  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Television adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PN1997, 882
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Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firme)
Brève histoire d'une langue( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire mouvementée de la langue française a évolué depuis les temps médiévaux. Ce documentaire trace cette évolution depuis les Gaulois jusqu'à Internet
L'ABC du français( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce documentaire nous offre un parcours de la langue sous divers aspects. Chaque sujet utilise un mot commençant par chacune des lettres de l'alphabet et termine par le symbole @. Les commentaires de linguistes et grammairiens bien connus font ressortir la flexibilité de la langue française et ses capacités à soulever de nouveaux défis linguistiques
Oedipus the king by Sophocles( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, whose stubborn pride drives him to seek the truth at all costs
Sexual stereotypes in the media( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire expliquant l'influence des médias sur les répresentations populaires de de la sexualité, du genre et des stéreotypes sexuels
Shakespeare's globe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dream of actor/director Sam Wanamaker, this film explores the planning and reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre; a day in the life of this theatre: behind-the-scenes preparations and the emphasis on original practices, rehearsals, backstage drama and performance extracts from a production of Romeo and Juliet, together with glimpses into Globe Education workshops and activities, the exhibition and tours
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monsieur Jourdain, un bourgeois et marchand très riche, veut accéder à la noblesse par le truchement de ses maîtres d'art et de quelques relations intéressées. Il s'entoure de nombreux personnages, professeur de danse, de musique, de philosophie etc., qui doivent faire de lui un véritable gentilhomme. Leurs difficultés avec leur élève provoquent de nombreuses situations comiques
L'Ecole des femmes by Molière( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in French and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vieux baron Arnolphe, tient recluse sa pupille, Agnès, qu'il veut épouser. En rentrant de voyage, il rencontre le fils de son meilleur ami qui lui apprend qu'il a séduit une jeune fille nommé Agnès. Arnolphe comprend que la naïveté d'Agnès a précisément permis au jeune homme, Horace, de s'introduire chez lui pour faire sa cour avec succès. La jeune femme fait parvenir un message à Horace, le fait pénétrer dans sa chambre et le cache même dans son armoire lorsqu'Arnolphe se présente. Pour finir, elle s'enfuit avec Horace en pleine nuit. La pièce se termine par un double coup de théâtre
The Shakespeare enigma( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Was Shakespeare really Shakespeare? This program explores the four main theories proposing counter-identities to the Bard of Avon. Professor Stanley Wells of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust defends Shakespeare's authorship. Mark Rylance, artistic director of The Globe Theatre, along with Francis Carr argues for Francis Bacon, while A.D. Wraight of the Marlowe Society proposes that poet and playwright Christopher Marlowe is the real author. Elizabeth Imlay, vice-president of the DeVere Society, champions Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. Manuscripts, excerpts, and scenes from the plays are used to support each theory, but the question may never be truly settled to everyone's satisfaction
The Restoration theater : from tennis court to playhouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the English Civil War, London's theaters were closed by Parliament, and many were destroyed by Cromwell. During the Restoration, new playhouses, built to stage the probing social comedies of the era, were shaped by changes in English drama, politics, and society. We learn how the Parisian tennis court theaters, attended by the court in exile of Charles II, influenced the new London theaters, particularly Christopher Wren's Theatre Royal. Other Restoration design solutions, some baroque and some neoclassical, were responses to changes in British drama and society. Advanced computer graphics illustrate important theater features throughout the documentary. The program shows how Wren's work influenced Georgian playhouses and is once again inspiring modern theater design
Les précieuses ridicules : comédie en un acte by Molière( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorgibus, bon bourgeois parisien, voudrait donner en mariage sa fille Magdelon et sa nièce Cathos à deux honnêtes gentilshommes, La Grange et Du Croisy. Mais les jeunes filles ont réservé aux jeunes gens un accueil si dédaigneux qu'ils décident d'en tirer vengeance. Ils demandent à leurs valets, Mascarille et Jodelet, de se présenter chez les précieuses en se faisant passer pour un marquis et un vicomte. Les valets s'exécutent et les jeunes filles se laissent séduire par les galanteries de leurs visiteurs. Au bal, les maîtres surviennent et mettent fin à la cruelle plaisanterie en rossant leurs valets et en les contraignant à se déshabiller
Les francophones du bout du mond( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce documentaire, tourné notamment au Japon, au Cambodge, en Louisiane, à Madagascar, trace une série de portraits de personnages hauts en couleur, qui tous entretiennent un rapport fort avec la langue française, bien que le français ne soit pas la langue officielle de leur pays. Il montre comment cette langue a été adoptée et ce qu'elle représente pour eux
Incorrigible orthographe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce documentaire retrace les origines de l'orthographe français et nous présente la tentative de réforme de l'orthographe de 1990
Racial stereotypes in the media( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences"--Container
Le Malade imaginaire by Molière( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argan, riche bourgeois, se croit malade et accablé de tout les maux de la terre. Il veut marier sa fille, Angélique, à Thomas Diafoirus, le fils du célèbre médecin. Thomas est un peu simplet, mais qu'importe, le père soignera Argan gratuitement. Angélique est, pour sa part, amoureuse de Cléante
August Wilson by August Wilson( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scenes from Jitney, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, and Two Trains Running reveal the impact of the oral tradition and the blues on Wilson's poetic prose, a skillful blend of art and authenticity."-- Description provided by Films Media Group
Couleurs du français( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce documentaire nous présente les différentes couleurs du français à partir de Lyon et ses environs et en voyageant en Belgique, Suisse, Sénégal et au Québec. Il montre des situations où le français doit prendre toute sa place dans des pays où d'autres langues prédominent
Dom Juan by Marcel Bluwal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notorious lothario, Dom Juan is the despair of his longsuffering servant, Sganarelle. He carries on his many seductions without a care, deceiving and leaving woman after woman-including the noble Elvire, whose brothers promptly swear vengeance against him. After successfully eluding them, Dom Juan mockingly invites to dinner the statue of a man he had recently killed. When the statue's arrival prompts him to fake a repentant change of heart, an overtaxed Providence cuts the scene short by opening a flaming abyss at his feet and dropping him into Hell
The adventure of English, 500 A.D. to 2000( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What started as a minor Germanic dialect spoken by the Saxons became perhaps England's greatest export. Written and presented by Melvyn Bragg, this eight-part enhanced DVD series tells the story of how English became a global language. Along the way, each episode uses location footage, rare manuscripts, linguistic experts, and fascinating etymologies to chart the growth of English, its encounters with other languages, its history, and its far-reaching influence."--Conteneur
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

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

"This program investigates how the body controls its internal environment. The steady state of the Earth's biosphere is compared to that of the human body. An automated greenhouse and a computerized inventory system demonstrate how negative feedback loops use detection and response to maintain their own balanced states. The regulation of body temperature in response to extreme heat and cold is explored both in a sauna and on a mountain slope. The roles of the pancreas and liver in controlling blood glucose levels are described. And the control of water concentration at the cellular level and waste filtration via the kidneys are explained. The impact of alcohol consumption on temperature regulation and water management is also considered"
Classical mythology : its origins and impact( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this illuminating program, four classicists explore the origins of classical mythology and its relationship with other aspects of Greek culture, tracing subsequent influences on Western civilization. Topics discussed include cultural transmission among the Mediterranean peoples of the 8th century BC, the derivation of texts attributed to Homer and Hesiod, interpretations of the myths of Phaeton and Callisto, the connections between Greek myth and tragedy, the Roman use of myths, and applications of modern critical theory to mythology
 
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Languages
French (20)

English (16)