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!
The film by Malcolm Hossick covers the life and work of the 19th century english novelist Charles Dckens. He rose from difficult beginnings to become one of the earliest star novelists with a world wide reputation and his life was full of interest and excitement. The film is followed by a brief survey of his books. 2nd ed 2019 dur:37'
A film by MALCOLM HOSSICK
Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth in 1813 into a struggling family whose fortunes gradually went downhill. novelist. He got very little education but in spite of that began writing as a journalist and soon had launched his first fiction work to almost immediate succ...