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!
Few writers gain the popularity and high regard enjoyed by the American writer Mark Twain. Over a long writing life he achieved immense success with a wide range of novels and essays on every topic under the sun. His characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn have become almost legendary for readers across the world and his witty aphorisms and put downs of pomposity and humbug still delight people everywhere. He was irreverent and funny, optimistic and charming and unsurprisingly this account of his hectic and fascinating life is equally rewarding. Twain is comfortingly stable in a turbulent world. The film it is followed by a brief overview of his works. AM028HD17 TWAIN 2017 33'26
Mark Twain 1835 - 1910
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorn Clemens in the small town of Florida Missouri. When he was four his parents moved the family to Hannibal, a larger town not far away on the banks of the Mississippi river. There he had an idyllic childhood which was to form the basis of...