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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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Faulkner was one of the most significant American writers of the 20th century. He dealt fearlessly and imaginatively with the difficult world he found around him in the southern states where he grew up. No one can read his novels without being touched and involved and at the same time excited and enriched by the ultimately positive view of the world that he writes so grippingly about. He wasn't an easy person to live with but the society he inhabited wasn't easy either. Malcolm Hossick makes a fascinating film qbout his life. It's followed by a brief survey of his books and where to start with them. AM012HD19 FAULKNER 2019 34'16