Film Story Briefs

In this media age, viewers of all ages and cultures enjoy, learn-from and are transformed by, and through, stories on film.

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

While his father was still alive, Alexander (who was not-yet called "The Great") tamed a beautiful horse, called Bucephalas, whom no one else was able...

The "Superb Lyrebird" is an extraordinary creature capable of astonishing feats, including hard-to-believe mimics of unexpected sounds.

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." Have a listen as Charles Dickens begins to compare the struggles of late 18th century London an...

This clip is the actual FAA Air Traffic Control transmission from ATC Cleveland Center on the morning of September 11, 2001.

Details of the battle of Pelelieu

What are the factors leading to Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo on the 18th of June, 1815? Learn about the peace that Europe won in the fields of Waterl...

Navy Commander Jeremiah Denison lets the world know about torture in a POW prison during his May, 1966 interview when he answers questions one way (wi...

During the second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902), when the Boers refused to surrender to the Anglos, the British rounded-up thousands of Afrikaners (Boers...

Borodino, a small village about 70 miles west of Moscow, was the site of a bloody battle during the Napoleonic Wars. It took place on September 7, 181...

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

Children who helped to build Victorian Britain worked incredibly long hours.

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