F. Scott Fitzgerald in Hollywood 1975

The story of author F. Scott Fitzgerald's two stays in Hollywood to write for films, once in 1927 at the height of his acclaim, and again in 1937 when he arrived with little money, enormous expenses and an ill wife.

The Honorary Duty 1986

A professor of geography and a farmer befriend during their military service. On a day of taking the solemn oath, a farmer's father who rejected him when he was little suddenly appears. Refusing to meet him, he sends his friend to replace him.

What Do Those Old Films Mean? 1985

Noel Burch’s fascinating and well-made (if at times historically contestable) six-part BBC television series, about early silent cinema in Denmark, England, the Soviet Union, France, Germany, and the U.S., mixes beautiful clips of rare films with various social theories about their significance.

The Book of Murder 1974

Much-married and once successful writer Henry T. Aythecliff, now heavily in debt, summons his three ex-wives to his mansion, planning to extort a sizable amount of money from each. When he is discovered dead, clues indicate that each of his four wives had motive and opportunity to murder him, and a young detective must sift through some ingeniously devised evidence.

The Break 1974

Two strangers break into a man's house and subject him to a series of terrifying - and humiliating - mind games.

The Betrayal by Technology: A Portrait of Jacques Ellul 1992

A portrait of Jacques Ellul, a French theologian/sociologist & anarchist who first became well-known to American readers with the English publishing of his book The Technological Society in 1964. For Ellul, technique represented an entire way of life characterized by life fragmented so that efficiency ultimately rules over all ethical decisions. Ellul warned that technique was having drastic effects on all aspects of modern life. Many Green Anarchists have cited Ellul's work on technique as influential on their thought.

Brigadista 1985

When best-selling author James Fuller Hayes comes to Glasgow to publicise his personal account of the Spanish Civil War, a surprise reunion with two of his old comrades from the Int Brigade reveals contradictory & devastating information. Technically, this was the last Play For Today ever made by the BBC.

Ms. Velma's Most Incredibly Magnificent Christmas Week 1976

A Christmas special of extraordinary beauty. One hour of magnificent staging, costumes, and music. Featuring Miss Velma Jaggers--famous the world over for her beautiful dramas and called by fashion designers one of the twelve best dressed women in American. Accompanied by the Statesmen Quartet and the Miss Velma Singers and Musicians. This is the rare and highly beloved complete recording of Miss Velma's holiday spectacular, Christmas in America. Now, presented in amazing low definition, digitally remastered from archival VHS. This is the actual, legendary, one-of-a-kind Christmas cantata extravaganza originally performed and broadcast from the Universal World Church in Los Angeles, California. —Universal World Church

Sagan om Siv 1974

About a woman and her boring life, based on haiku poems by Sonja Åkesson.