Fiction Videos

Great novels are often connected-to (or based-on) real-life events. It's fun to search-for (and uncover) those connections. This Collection features fictional stories with real-life tie-ins.

To help provide for his growing family, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol over a period of three weeks in 1843.

Alexandr Solzhenitsyn - also known as Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn - was a Nobel-Prize winning author born in Russia on the 11th of December, 1918...

How did Beowulf, a story based on Scandinavian characters, become Britain's national epic?

This featurette - on making the film "ARGO" - includes interviews with Ben Affleck, the movie's director.

What makes Beowulf a work of great literature and not just a good story?

This is the trailer of Beowulf, a film which changes the original story in several ways, including: Beowulf is a flawed human being instead of an unto...

Dostoevsky scholars, and many other people who love the Russian writer's works, often say that Brothers Karamazov is his masterpiece.

This clip, from a 1968 Soviet-era adaptation of Brothers Karamazov (by Fydor Dostoevsky), depicts the scene (from the novel) in which Ivan Karamazov (...

Dmitri goes to the home of his father and, when his father comes to the window and attacks him, Dmitri runs away.

Believing he has killed his father's servant, Dmitri Karamazov is relieved to learn that Gregory (Gregori) will live but stunned to learn his father h...

Father Karamazov's servant, Gregori - recovered from his head injury - testifies what he heard and saw the night that Father Karamazov died.

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