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Cronkite Ward Company

Overview
Works: 149 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 3,617 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Drama  Romances  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: QB981, 813
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Publications about Cronkite Ward Company
Publications by Cronkite Ward Company
Most widely held works by Cronkite Ward Company
The Great Gatsby ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors, focusing on characterization and symbolism in the novel as well as social stratification, consumerism, and the cult of celebrity in American society
The prince ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The prince. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger, Senator Gary Hart, Roger Masters, Riccardo Bruscagli and others. Includes reenactments from Machiavelli's life, period artwork, and location footage
The Republic Plato's utopia ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
Understanding the universe ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Using graphic models and computer animation, explores theories of the Big Bang and the age of our universe
Walden ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Blending expert analysis with on-screen quotations and dramatized scenes of Henry David Thoreau's life, this program thoroughly examines Walden -- its historical significance, spiritual interpretations, and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns
George Orwell's 1984 ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Using powerful dramatization of scenes from 1984, this program explores George Orwell's vision of totalitarian future where only mindless conformity is rewarded. Orwell biographer Bernard Crick; social psychologist Philip Zimbardo; Marvin Roseblum, executive producer of 1984; human rights advocate Robert Kirschner; futurist Ray Kurzweil and Kevin Warwick; and others scrutinize the novel while considering issues of contemporary concern, such as the power of the media and the intrusion of computer surveillance into daily life
The scarlet letter a romance ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
Don Quixote ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
Metamorphosis ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
"For Gregor Samsa, the ill-fated protagonist of Franz Kafka's novel Metamorphosis, home is where the horror is. Filmed in Kafka's native Prague and narrated by actor Jeff Goldblum, this program blends creative reenactments with expert commentary to explore how Kafka's prescient masterpiece about a man turned into an insect shattered notions of the happy family and anticipated the karkness descending on Europe. The autobiographical aspects of the novel are richly documented, as are modern-day examples of what is now called Kafkaesque ..."--Back cover of video
Le Morte d'Arthur the legend of the king ( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Documentary on the story written by Thomas Malory and the story's influence on today's stories. Includes interviews with various motion picture creators, re-enactments of the story, and footage of historical ruins in England related to the story
The grapes of wrath by Donald, 1935- ; Green, Ricki Sutherland( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Susan Shillinglaw of the Center for Steinbeck Studies; authors Studs Terkel and Gerald Haslam; Steinbeck's son Thomas and third wife, Elaine; and others discuss the Dust Bowl era, the Oakies, and the enduring effect of Steinbeck's book. Program includes the music of Woodie Guthrie, photographs by Dorothea Lange, and clips from John Ford's 1940 film of the novel
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey
Understanding ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. Video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex theories of all time
The Odyssey ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Understanding ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor
Understanding volcanoes ( visu )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
This program explores the workings of shield volcanoes, cinder cones, and composite volcanoes by examining how the planet formed and how its tectonic plates continue to shift. In addition, scientists explain the methods they use to predict impending volcanic eruptions
Catch-22 ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"This program, filmed in 1995, brings together Joseph Heller, Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Catch-22 director Mike Nichols, Alan "Yossarian" Arkin, members of Heller's own wartime bomber squadron, and others to unravel the novel's characters and the attitudes and institutions they represent"--Container
The jungle ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws
Galileo's "Dialogue" ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A study of Galileo's Dialogue in which he asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo was jailed for heresy for contradicting the traditional teachings of the medieval Church. The video traces the background of the Dialogue, from the Copernican view that the sun is the center of the universe, to the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office. The profound conflicts between science and theology unfold in dramatic re-enactments
Heart of darkness ( visu )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Published in 1902, Heart of darkness revealed a pattern of exploitation, corruption, and casual brutality that was to occur again and again over the rest of the 20th century. In this program, parallels are drawn between Joseph Conrad's harrowing novella and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse now. Includes clips from Apocalypse now and Turner Network Television's Heart of darkness
 
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