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 three Brontë sisters Charlotte (b 1816) Emily (b 1818) and Anne (b 1820) were all born in the remote village of Thornton in Yorkshire, England. They spent most of their lives not far away at Haworth where their father was priest in the local protestant church of England. They were largely educated at home by their father who although from a poor background, had been at Cambridge University. This meant that they were remarkably well versed in the classics of literature and they all aspired to become writers. In an age when men dominated just about everything all three achieved their goal of becoming successful novelists. Their personal lives were greatly limited but if ever any folk made much of very little it was these three women and the film charmingly reveals their indomitable spirit. It is followed by a brief overview of their work.
2nd edition AM003HD20 BRONTËS 2020 32'47