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!
George Eliot was born Mary Anne Evans in 1819 in a small English town. Her father ran the estate of the local landowner. She had an excellent education in local schools and took up journalism. In a world where women had few rights and chances of making much of their lives she began writing novels when she was over 30 and became one of the most celebrated and influential writers of her age. Her life is a heart warming tale of talent and determination overcoming great obstacles. Her generous spirit colours her remarkable novels, witty, perceptive and courageous and in her life story lies the genesis of them all. The film by Malcolm Hossick is followed by a brief summary of her work. AM011HD20 ELIOT 2020 dur:35'56
George Eliot 1819 - 1880
George Eliot was born Mary Anne Evans in 1819 near the small town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire. She had an excellent education in local schools and took up journalism. She began writing novels when she was over 30 and became one of the most celebrated and influential wri...