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!
Virginia Woolf was born in London in 1882. Her father was Leslie Stephen, a writer and literary editor. She was educated privately and in an age when women hardly counted in the educated world she grew up surrounded and accepted as an equal by her brothers and their University friends living in the district in London around the British Musem called Bloomsbury. In1912 she married Leonard Woolf, a thoughtful and sympathetic member of their circle. He encouraged her to write and it is a measure of her success as a novelist that she is now reckoned to be an unqualified major literary force. The film traces her steady advance as a writer and human being ending tragically as it did in the taking of her own life in the difficult days of the 2nd world war.. It is followed by an overview of her work. AM031HD17 WOOLF 2017 34'28
This biography of Virginia Woolf by Malcolm Hossick covers the life of this remarkable woman, one of the greatest in the 20th century to make writing her life's work. It's followed by a brief overview of what she wrote.