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Summary: In his most achingly personal film to date, legendary Italian Filmmaker Marco Bellocchio uses the occasion of a family reunion in his hometown of Piacenza to excavate and discuss a traumatic event: the death of his twin brother Camillo, who committed suicide in the late '60s at age 29. Through detailed conversations with his siblings, archival footage providing context about 20th-century...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MAR

Summary: The lectures in Part 6 bring the progress of philosophy into the present day, beginning with the work of Nietzsche and the American pragmatists William James and John Dewey. This section explains the work and consequence of modern linguistic and logical analysis in lectures on Ayer and Wittgenstein. Also discussed is the structuralism of Claude Levi-Strauss and the attempts to develop rational...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Summary: Part 1 includes an introduction to the entire series and to the enduring problems of philosophy. The critical tensions in Western thought are identified and the context is set for the great conversation that follows. This first part of the series is foundational, designed to teach basic facts about the philosophers and traditions covered. Classical Origins examines the origins of philosophy in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Summary: Part 3 explores the period from the Renaissance to the onset of the Enlightenment in the middle to late seventeenth century. This section marks the critical schism that developed between the claims of faith and those of science.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Greenberg, Robert

Summary: Dr. Greenberg examines eighteenth and nineteenth century music through the examples of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Antonin Dvorak, Richard Strauss, Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, and Franz Liszt.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1995

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 CON
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 1
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 2
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 3
Call number: DVD 781.5 CON PART 4

Rochfort, Desmond.

Summary: The story of the Mexican mural movement is told in a history of the artists, accompanied by more than one hundred reproductions of the murals that showcase popular as well as lesser-known works.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 1998

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 751.7 ROC

Summary: Part 2 examines the biblical answers to the fundamental human questions and then traces their influence on the Western mind. This second section witnesses the transformation of philosophy from a monothetic search for explanations to a spiritual quest for meaning and understanding informed by a profound fideism.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Goldstein, Bill

Summary: "A revelatory narrative of the intersecting lives and works of revered authors Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster and D. H. Lawrence during 1922, the birth year of modernism The World Broke in Two tells the fascinating story of the intellectual and personal journeys four legendary writers, Virginia Woolf, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, and D. H. Lawrence, make over the course of one...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 GOL

Summary: The final section in the series, Part 7 details the skeptical and critical answers reached in the second half of the twentieth century to the questions posed in the previous fifty years. This section covers the work of late twentieth-century philosophers and theorists who focused on two critical features of modernity. One issue focused on modern political theory and practice. The other focused...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Weinstein, Arnold L.

Summary: "Great art discovers for us who we are," writes literature professor and critic Weinstein in this book about how we can better uncover and understand our own stories by reading five major modern writers who "reinvent the novel by exploding our sense of what we are." He invites us to discover our perceptions, our dreams, our own elusive, deepest stories in these masterpieces of modernist...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823 WEI

Summary: Part 4 covers the period during the 17th and 18th centuries that saw widespread questioning of religious and other traditional authorities, growing faith in science, and early responses to the budding industrial revolution. This period marks the intellectual flowering that led to the American Revolution.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Howard, Hugh

Summary: "In architectural terms, the twentieth century can be largely summed up with two names: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson. Wright (1867-1959) began it with his romantic prairie style; Johnson (1906-2005) brought down the curtain with his spare postmodernist experiments. Between them, they built some of the most admired and discussed buildings in American history. Differing radically in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 HOW

Summary: Part 5 continues to explore the meaning of the scientific revolution and to examine the many problems that it raises. It is in this period that the West becomes keenly aware of the social and psychological origins and purposes of its activities. This is a period of spiritual turmoil as well as of material advance.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on a Nazi SA parade. Berlin, Germany: An unprecedented display of power and organization by the brown-shirted forces of the German Chancellor marks the final pre-election activities of the Social Democrats, with long columns of uniformed men in spirited procession down Unter den Linden from Brandenburg Gate to the Lustgarten, with Swastika banners fluttering over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on the killings of Alexander I of Yugoslavia and France's Foreign Minister Louis Barthou. Universal Newsreel brings you the first actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Yugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou, shot down in the streets of Marseilles; furious spectators batter the killer to death!

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, Washington, D.C.: J. Edgar Hoover, chief of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, attacks the methods of lenient parole boards in releasing known criminals. Reel 2, Quantico, Va.: Machineguns rattle as Federal agents "raid" a prop gangster hideout.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, North Beach Airport, N.Y.: Taking off from the waters of Bowery Bay, the Flying Colonel and his wife are seen in unusual pictures on the start of their flight to Greenland to survey a route across the North Atlantic for Pan American Airways. Reel 2, Freeport, Ill.: A remarkable screen interview with Mrs. Caroline Mattern as she...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on the 1935 Toledo Strike. Toledo, Ohio: Huge crowds of picketers patrol the approaches to an automobile factory when negotiations between workers and owners fail. Francis J. Dillon explains the American Federation of Labor's position in the industry.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on two topics, as follows. Reel 1, New York, N.Y.: Thousands of radio listeners throughout the U.S. are frightened into mass hysteria by a dramatization of H. G. Wells' old thriller, The War of the Worlds, as staged by Orson Welles. Reel 2, London, England: Patients at the Hospital for Sick Children in Great Ormond Street get a great thrill when King George and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Schoenberger, Nancy.

Summary: For more than twenty years John Ford and John Wayne were a blockbuster Hollywood team, turning out many of the finest Western films ever made. Ford, known for his black eye patch and for his hard-drinking, brawling masculinity, was a son of Irish immigrants and was renowned as a director for both his craftsmanship and his brutality. John "Duke" Wayne was a mere stagehand and bit player in "B"...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nan A. Talese Doubleday 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 SCH

Thomas, John L.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 813.52 THO

Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Washington, D.C.: Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvania Avenue, with a Congressional escort, as cheering thousands, massed on the sidewalks,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chat No. 4. Washington D.C.: In a dramatic message to the nation, the Chief Executive outlines in clear terms the steps the Government will take to speed economic recovery in America. Mr. Roosevelt describes striking plans for the stabilization of currency, and for mortgage and home relief.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This Universal newsreel focuses on the repeal of Prohibition. As the December 5th deadline for the ratification of the 21st Amendment approaches, work is rushed at distilleries and bottling plants to prepare for the renewal of alcohol sales. In some towns, though, the lid is already off as the repeal of Prohibition is celebrated with old-time abandon. Gone are the days when federal agents could...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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