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!
Poe’s name is well known in the US and elsewhere. His stories have chilled the hearts of many and inspired film makers to great heights. But his life and the struggles he had to achieve his goals were such that most of us would have given up very early on. This film by Malcolm Hossick goes some way to uncover his extraordinary talent and explain his remarkable success at a time when literature was barely striving to make itself felt in a new nation. It’s followed by a brief overview of his works. AM023HD16 POE 2016 40'58
Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849
Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston the son of actors David and Elizabeth Poe. His father
disappeared when he was three and his mother died a year later. He was adopted by a Richmond, Virginia family called Allan. When he was 17 he was disowned by his foster parents. ...