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  1. Unification of Italy, The (1988 Video)

    Producer
    Ian Thompson
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Betamax, VHS. col. 30 min., 1996 sale: £19.99 (+VAT inc. p&p)

    Looks at the reasons for the creation of a unified, secular state which few appeared to want. Emphasises the disunity of Italy in term of class, economics and politics and stresses the importance of...

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  2. Money Makers, The (6 Parts) (1985 Video)

    Subject
    Business studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. 6 x 30 min., 1996 sale: £30.00 (+VAT +p&p) each 1996 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p) series

    Series featuring six of the world’s leading entrepreneurs, looking atthe background history of their business empirea, and through interviews, examins the feasibility and fallibility of their individual...

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  3. Star-Crossed Love (1985 Film, Television, Video)

    Director
    Bob Walsh
    Producer
    Bob Walsh
    Subject
    Drama; English language and literature

    One of a series of seven films produced by the National Geographic Society in association with the television station WQED, Pittsburgh. Discusses the influence of Italy on Elizabethan writers. Scenes from...

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  4. Whoever Says the Truth Shall die: A Film About Pier Paulo Pasolini (1981 Video)

    Director
    Philo Bregstein
    Producer
    Frank Diamond; Harry Prins
    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 59 min., 1995 sale: £12.99 (inc. VAT +p&p)

    A documentary about writer, poet, screenwriter and film director Pier Paulo Pasolini which begins by looking at Pasolini’s violent death in 1975 when he was found murdered on a deserted beach. Bregstein...

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  5. Altitudinal Zonation and Plant Life (1980 Multimedia)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, 7 slides. col.

    Dr. David Bellamy (plant ecologist) and Dr. Alan Pearson (plant physiologist) discuss altitudinal zonation in the Dolomites with a detailed discussion of the plant communities found in the region of Cortina....

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  6. Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978 Video)

    aka: Albero Degli Zoccoli, L’

    Director
    Ermanno Olmi
    Subject
    Italian studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Videocassette. VHS. col. 170 min., 2001 sale: £15.99 (inclusive)

    Feature film about a poor farming family in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century. The family sacrifices to send the son to school, but his shoes break and there is no money to replace them.

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  7. Florentine Carnival (1977 Video)

    Subject
    History; Italian studies
    Distribution
    Hire Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min.

    Recreates background for the street carnivals of the time of Lorenzo de Medici. A group of strolling players presents songs, sketches and a display of tumbling.

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  8. Italian Language and Literature: Eduardo de Filippo (1977 Video)

    Producer
    Paul Morby
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. U-matic, VHS. b&w. 64 min.

    Eduardo de Filippo talks with an academic group, in Italian, about his career, Pirandello, ‘Commedia dell’Arte’ and Neapolitan theatre.

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  9. Arabian Nights, The (1974 Video)

    aka: Fiore Delle Mille e una Notte, Il

    Director
    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Producer
    Alberto Grimaldi
    Subject
    Media studies
    Distribution
    DVD

    The final part of Pasolini’s ‘Trilogy of life’ series which also includes THE DECAMERON and THE CANTERBURY TALES. A dream-like, sensuous interpretation of the original folk tales. Locations in Yemen,...

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  10. Decameron, The (1970 Video)

    aka: Decamarone, Il

    Director
    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Producer
    Alberto Grimaldi
    Subject
    Italian studies
    Distribution
    DVD

    An uncut version of Pasolini’s film adaptation of ten stories from Boccaccio’s ‘Decameron’, his 14th-century reworking of a hundred bawdy Italian folk-tales.

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