Film

Since the era of "silent films," moving pictures are an important part of worldwide culture. How did movies get their start? What are the stories behind the movies? Enjoy hundreds of stories in this Collection.

Film Chapters

Just like the Deepwater Horizon itself, with its many moving parts, the disaster at the rig includes many details. This story summarizes the key issue...

The first printing of Gone with the Wind was 10,000 copies (when 5,000 copies was typical for the lifetime of a book).

Margaret Mitchell created Scarlett O'Hara, a flirting Southern belle with lots of suitors. In real life, Mitchell was also a flirt with many suitors.

Samuel Clemens, writing as Mark Twain, creates a character called Huckleberry Finn. Huck is based on a real person called Tom Blankenship.

Thomas Nickerson, George Pollard and Owen Chase returned to Nantucket after the wreck of the Essex. Each coped in different ways as they tried to reco...

Film Learning Tasks

Determining point of view

Analyzing the use of source material

Analyzing and evaluating an argument

Identifying Common Character Traits from Several Sources

Character Traits of Heros

Film Audios

Chapter 40, of Little Women, is one of the saddest chapters in the story.

Do you know the background of "Little Women?" Meet Louisa May Alcott and learn how she based her still-famous story on her real-life family.

Dostoevsky worked on Notes from Underground in 1863.

On the 8th of December, 1941 - the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed - Americans received their up-to-date news from the radio.

Winston Churchill became Prime Minister on the 10th of May, 1940.

Film Audio Narrations

What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on June 18, 1815?

It's June 13, 1935 and Jim Braddock - a 10 to 1 underdog - stuns boxing fans everywhere when he defeats the reigning champion, Max Baer.

Gone with the Wind became one of the best-selling novels and movies of all time.

Margaret Mitchell was a flirt who had lots of suitors. Did she create Scarlett O'Hara in her own likeness?

Margaret Mitchell published one novel in her lifetime. How Gone with the Wind came about is a story unto itself.

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