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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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Wagner was born in 1813 into a family with a theatrical background. His musical talents emerged at an early age and he quickly established himself as one of the most influential composers of all time particuarly in the field of opera or music drama as he saw it. He was immensely talented and industrious. He wrote his own libretti and even had an opera house built to his own specifications. This film by Malcolm Hossick follows his remarkable and controversial life and is followed by an overview of his work. AM078HD20 Wagner 2020 35'29