Roald Dahl's "The BFG" Part 10 of 10
This is part 10 of 10 of the animated movie based on Roald Dahl's novel. (9:01)
Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
Here is a black and white virtual movie of Edgar Allan Poe "reading" his classic sad and mysterious love poem, "The Raven." The words of the poem are not shown on screen. The photograph head shot of Poe "reads" the poem, with lips "moving" and an occassional shift of head position and facial expression. Poe lived from 1809 - 1849; the first sound recording was invented by Edison in 1877.
"I Cannot Live With You" Poem by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of the (photograph of) the Emily Dickinson's head "reading" one of her love poems, number 640, "I Cannot Live With You". The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). (1:51)
"I Died for Beauty" by Emily Dickinson
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie. a photograph of the head of Abiah Root (friend of the great American poet Emily Dickinson) "reading" Dickinson's poem "I Died For Beauty." The text can be pulled down from the description box (top right). Audio is very soft. (0:41)
"The Road Not Taken" Poem by Robert Frost
Here is a black and white virtual movie of the head (photograph) of Robert Frost "reading" probably his best known poem, "The Road Not Taken."
"Who Knows the People" Poem by Carl Sandburg
Here is a black-and-white virtual movie of poet Carl Sandburg "reading" his poem, "Who Knows The People." The photo and sound quality are grainy. (1:47)
"The Weary Blues" Poem by Langston Hughes
This is a video in black-and-white that includes footage of Cab Calloway playing saxophone jazz at Roseland, and a dancing man, while Langston Hughes' poem "The Weary Blues" is recited like a languid croon. Blues music accompanies the recitation. Street scenes shown the streets of New York City, The Savoy, The Plantation, a dancing woman's shadow, a singing man, Bop City, No text is included. The picture quality is vintage; sound quality is exceptional. This poem won first prize in the poe
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" Poem by Dylan Thomas
A reading of Dylan Thomas' poem accompanied by several photos of Thomas in different scenes. (1:34)
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [1/9]
(Caution: Graphic violence is shown as well as racially-insensitive doctrine)THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigra
Ku Klux Klan- A Secret History [7/9]
THE 20TH CENTURY(TM) ventures back to the days of the Reconstruction South and through the landmarks in Klan history to tell the complete story of the most famous hate group in America. Discover how the six original Klansmen came together and chose their name. See how the release of America's first blockbuster movie spurred a resurgence in the KKK and how they expanded their target to include Jews, Catholics and immigrants as well as blacks. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Josep
The Nutcracker Suite
The highlights of the Nutcracker Suite are given (one dance and piece per page), with helpful links to a series of YouTube videos.
5 of 5 -- The Universe - Secrets of The Sun
A quote from the movie: "The sun is the superpower of our solar system, a thermonuclear blast furnace, erupting with massive explosions. At 93 million miles away it would seem that we are safe from the sun's wrath. But are we? With some experts predicting the most violent outbreak of solar activity in modern history it has never been more important to understand the secrets of the sun." This documentary is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Theseus and the Minotaur, Part 2 of 2 (in Russian with English subtitles)
Theseus was the greatest hero of Athens. This is the story of how Theseus rescues the sons and daughters of Athens and defeats the Minotaur in the Labyrinth. The cartoon is beautifully done; the language is Russian with YouTube-added subtitles, in somewhat broken English.
Rachmaninoff Concerto N. 2 - I. Moderato (2/2)
In this video (in color) pianist, Georgi Chrkin, plays Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2 - I Moderato with the Classic FM Radio Orchestra conducted by Georgi Dimitrov. They are on stage in a concert hall. The picture quality and stage lighting is good and the sound quality is excellent. (9:04)
Symphony No 6, 4th movement by Beethoven
This is a live stage performance of Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven's sixth symphony. It was recorded in November, 2005. (3:50)
Symphony No 6, 3rd movement by Beethoven
This is a live stage performance of Bernard Haitink conducting the London Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven's sixth symphony. It was recorded in November, 2005. The picture quality is good and the sound quality is excellent.
21F.011 Topics in Indian Popular Culture: Spectacle, Masala, and Genre (MIT)
This course aims to provide an overview of Indian popular culture over the last two decades, through a variety of material such as popular fiction, music, television and Bombay cinema. The class will explore major themes and their representations in relation to current social and political issues. In particular, students will examine the elements of the formulaic "masala movie", music and melodrama, the ideas of nostalgia and incumbent change in youth culture, as well as shifting questions of ge
Inca, Part 1
This is the first of six (24:30) clips in this series about the Incas. Producer uses a variety of film reenactments, footage of modern-day Incan descendants, and primary source photos and video footage to give a comprehensive view of not just the Incan civilization but their predecessors (most notably the Nazca and Moche). Endings are abrupt (often ending mid-sentence!), but pick up on next clip in the series. This first one begins with a dramatic (violent) reenactment of the end of the Incan ci
Building the Great Pyramid - Part 4 of 6
This is part 4 of a reconstructed life story of Nacht, one of workers who was part of building king Kufu's great pyramid. It shows some reconstructions of scenes of the time and some rituals.
The Gunpowder plot - Documentary part 2
This part of the documentary describes the steps the Jesuits took in preparing the plot. The place they occupied in the ground floor under the houses of parliament is shown and described. There is an account of the way in which the gunpowder was smuggled inside the basement. There is a representation of possible scenes of the time but combined with nowadays music and the video presenter. The 36 barrel of gunpowder are shown and there is a narration of the parliamentary meeting of the day of the