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Films on literature, music, art, history, society and more. Top up your ideas! The films in the Academy media library form the core of the site effort to nudge folk towards 'being cultured.' In our eyes 'being cultured' just means knowing a bit more about how the world works, how human beings work together best, what it means to be a worthwhile person in a general as well as a particular sense. There is no creed on offer. It's not a religion. There are no absolute answers. But quite a few folk have done it before us so we need to look back as well as we can and use their experience. We need to read their books and look at what they created. The astonishing resource of easily available films like these on your smartphone or screen means that getting cultured is open to millions whereas before it was only a tiny minority of folk 'born lucky' at the top of society you might say who had the chance. They didn't always take it! Make sure you do.. Get going!
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Munch - suspecting the truth
Munch - suspecting the truth. a film by Malcolm Hossick. Edvard Munch was born in 1863 not long after Darwin's celebrated work on the Origin of Spieces. If ever there was a painter reflecting a massive change in how human beings view the world about them it was surely Munch. In spite of virulent opposition from his peers he marched fearlessly into the new world view and flagged the rest of us well on our way.. He could hardly be more talented than he was. He could hardly have worked harder than he did. His massive output charms and disturbs us almost as much now as it did when he painted it and he died more than seventy years ago. What a subject for a film! There are no presenters; there is no lush music. Just Munch and his astonishing life and the paintings he made. You might well change your views on what art is about. It's quite likely that after viewing this film you will be making a beeline for the Munch Museum in Oslo at the first opportunity. AM089HD21 Munch 2021 53'31