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1. Ernest Hemingway: rivers to the sea   Publication: PBS 2005 . 90 min. ; color & b/w , More than 40 years after his death, Hemingway is one of the most widely read and written about American authors. Many of his works are still in print, some in as many as 20 languages, including A Farewell to Arms, The Sun Also Rises and For Whom the Bell Tolls. It is the art of Hemingway's story telling that forms the heart of this film, the point of departure from which Hemingway's work is uniquely explored. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

2. Willa Cather: the road is all   Publication: PBS 2005 . 90 min. ; color & b/w , In 1883, the young Cather was plucked from her luxurious home in Virginia and dropped into the tall grass prairies of Nebraska, an experience that exhilarated her and became the force behind all of her great novels - O Pioneer, My Antonia, Death Comes for the Archbishop and the Pulitzer Prize winning One of Ours. She has been a great inspiration to women writers and women readers, rediscovered in every decade for the past 100 years. Date: 2005 Availability: No items available:

3. F. Scott Fitzgerald: winter dreams   Publication: New York Educational Broadcasting Corporation 2001 . 90 mins. ; color /B&W. , F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American writer who distilled the essence of the Jazz Age in his novels and stories, is profiled in this edition of the PBS series AMERICAN MASTERS. From his birth through the emergence of his talent, his troubled relationship with his wife, Zelda, and his subsequent descent into alcoholism and, as Fitgerald believed, failure. A truly fascinating look at one of the most troubled yet brilliant writers of the 20th century, WINTER DREAMS is a revealing portrait of a literary icon. Date: 2001 Availability: No items available:

4. New York - a documentary film, episode eight (1946-2003): the center of the world   Publication: New York WGBH 2003 . 180 mins. ; color. , The eighth episode of filmmaker Ric Burns' award-winning series New York: A Documentary Film examines the rise and fall of the World Trade Center -- from its conception in the post-World War II economic boom, through its controversial construction in the 1960s and 1970s, to its tragic demise in the fall of 2001 and extraordinary response of the city in its aftermath. The film presents rare archival footage, including excerpts from Another Day Downtown, a documentary about lower Manhattan not seen since its initial airing in the early 1960s; never-before-seen footage of the World Trade Center's architect, Minoru Yamasaki, at work on the project's design in 1962; and extensive interviews with commentators and experts including Guy Tozzoli and Leslie Robertson, the Trade Center's project manager and structural engineer, respectively, who recount firsthand their experience with the project's life and death. Joining them are many of the people who helped make sense of 400 years of New York's history in the first seven episodes of New York: A Documentary Film -- Pete Hamill, Mike Wallace, Robert A. M. Stern and Ada Louise Huxtable among them. The film explores the urban, economic, architectural and symbolic significance of the great towers, their horrific demise, and the ongoing effort to come to terms with their loss. Date: 2003 Availability: No items available: