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Insignia Films

Works: 91 works in 211 publications in 1 language and 12,819 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Drama  Action and adventure films  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Film adaptations 
Classifications: F591, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Publications about Insignia Films
Publications by Insignia Films
Most widely held works about Insignia Films
Most widely held works by Insignia Films
The West by Geoffrey C Ward( visu )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,983 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( visu )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,339 libraries worldwide
While not looking the part, Seabiscuit was one of the most remarkable thoroughbred racehorses in history. In the 1930s, when Americans longed to escape the grim realities of Depression-era life, four men turned Seabiscuit into a national hero
Constitution USA : with Peter Sagal ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Breathing new life into the traditional civics lesson, Peter Sagal travels across the country on a Harley Davidson to find out where the U.S. Constitution lives, how it works and how it doesn't, how it unites us as a nation and how it has nearly torn us apart
Panama Canal ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 628 libraries worldwide
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
1964 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 601 libraries worldwide
It was the year of the Beatles and the Civil Rights Act; of the Gulf of Tonkin and Barry Goldwater's campaign for the presidency; the year that Americans learned smoking was bad for their health and Cassius Clay became Mohammad Ali; the year that cities across the country erupted in violence and Americans tried to make sense of the assassination of their president. Based on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964, the film will follow some of the most prominent figures of the time
Custer's last stand ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 589 libraries worldwide
Like everything else about General George Custer, his martyrdom was shrouded in controversy and contradictions. The final act of his larger-than-life career played out on a grand stage with a spellbound public engrossed in the drama. In the end, his death would launch one of the greatest myths in American history
American experience ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Documents the story of assassin, James Earl Ray, his target, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the seething, turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis in April of 1968. Explores the wildly disparate, yet fatefully entwined stories of Ray and King to create a complex, engaging, and thought-provoking portrait of America in that crisis-laden year
Edison ( visu )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Documentary about Thomas Edison that explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor. It offers new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminates not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future
New Orleans ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 433 libraries worldwide
A profile of the city of New Orleans, focusing especially on its pre-Katrina history
Grand Coulee Dam by Artist Not Provided( visu )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
A documentary on the construction of the Coulee Dam, the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world when it was completed in 1941, discussing both its positive and negative effects, and focusing on its impact upon the lives and culture of Native Americans
Reporting America at war : a film ( visu )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
Explores the role of American journalists in the pivotal conflicts of the 20th century--and beyond. From San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf, tells the stories of the reporters who witnessed and wrote the news from the battlefield. Features profiles of such distinguished historical figures as Richard Harding Davis, Edward R. Murrow, Ernie Pyle, Robert Capa, Martha Gellhorn and Homer Bigart as well as conversations with some of the most influential correspondents of our time
Las Vegas ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Trace the city's development from its humble beginnings as a remote frontier way station to its mid-century florescence as the gangster metropolis known as 'Sin City' to its recent renaissance as the fastest growing city in the United States
Kit Carson ( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 349 libraries worldwide
"This film draws upon rich archival materials, original recreations, and interviews with authors and historians to bring the legendary trapper, scout, and soldier to vivid life, and provide a lens on a pivotal but little-understood era in American history"--Container
The big burn ( visu )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Inspired by Timothy Egan's best-selling book, The Big Burn is the dramatic story of an unimaginable wildfire that swept across the Northern Rockies in the summer of 1910. The fire devoured more than three million acres in 36 hours, confronting the fledgling U.S. Forest Service with a catastrophe that would define the agency and the nation's fire policy for the rest of the 20th century and beyond
Space men ( visu )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
On an August morning in 1960, Air Force Captain Joseph Kittinger stepped out of a helium balloon twenty miles above Earth, hurtling down at over 400 miles per hour. The little-known story of the men whose scientific experiments laid critical groundwork for NASA's manned space program, a decade before President Kennedy committed the nation to sending a man to the moon
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( visu )
7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
Lindbergh ( visu )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Lindbergh is a candid biography of an American hero whose life teemed with contradictions. He was an enormously popular public figure who struggled all his life to protect himself from a hero-worshipping society and a voracious media. Using archival footage and photos and interviews with his widow, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and two of his children, this program creates a complete portrait of this reluctant hero
New Orleans ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
On August 29th, 2005, a catastrophic hurricane named Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast of the United States. When the skies finally cleared, the survival of New Orleans hung in the balance. In the wake of this devastating event, as Americans continue a dialogue about the future of one of the nation's most distinctive cities, PBS American Experience presents New Orleans, a provocative history of the city that lies at the mouth of the mighty Mississippi. Over the course of two compelling hours, the film tells the story of America's most original urban culture, through rich archival photographic material, footage miraculously spared from the devastation, and a mingling of first-hand interviews with city natives including, Leah Chase, "The Queen of Creole Cuisine," stonemason Teddy Pierre, and renowned jazz musician Irvin Mayfield
The grandest enterprise under God ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances
One sky above us ( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American
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