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Videos - Drama & Documentary
Come to the Undergrad Library for movies set in the United Kingdom.
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The resources on this page are examples of videos that the library has acquired.
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Believe: the Eddie Izzard story
An intimate look inside the life of one of comedy’s funniest men. Includes rare footage of Eddie as a child to his performance at Wembley Arena. Includes behind-the-scenes interviews.
The Adventure of English: The Life Story of a Remarkable Language
Melvyn Bragg and other experts explore the 1,500-year history of the English language and answer questions such as: How did it grow from a relatively insignificant Germanic dialect to become the premier language of culture, commerce, and diplomacy around the globe? Includes guide for group discussions, avenues for further learning, biographies, web extras, and much more.
A Cottage on Dartmoor ; Silent Britain / BBC
A tense, shocking thriller that evokes the early films of Alfred Hitchcock and the masterworks of Russian and German silent cinema. It opens with the escape of a prisoner from Dartmoor prison, and flashes back to show how a love triangle led him to jail.
A perfect companion to Dartmoor is Silent Britain, a feature-length documentary of the golden age of British filmmaking. The first documentary to celebrate the visionary filmmakers and the unsung stars of Britain’s own Cinema, Silent Britain is fully illustrated throughout with film clips, from a British comedy in 1898 to Britain’s first talkie in 1929.
One of the most important rulers in history, Elizabeth I came to the throne at a time when England was under threat of annexation from abroad and collapse from within. When she died after a reign of 45 years, she left behind a nation protected by the greatest navy on earth and in the midst of a cultural explosion she made possible. This series explores the life and rule of the woman who gave her name to an era. A blend of dramatic re-creations and commentary brings alive the courtly intrigues and epic conflicts that shaped her reign, opens a window into the Queen’s private struggles and convictions, and examines her monumental legacy.
Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end.
Five Minutes of Heaven
In 1975, 17-year-old Alistair Little, a member of the UVF, murdered 19-year-old Catholic Jim Griffin. The murder was witnessed by his 11-year-old brother, Joe Griffin. Twenty-five years later the media arranges for the two men to meet again.
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