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    Category: Historical Fiction

    Historical Fiction

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    • Courage To Love

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      In pre-Civil War New Orleans, Vanessa Williams portrays the beautiful African-American daughter of a wealthy plantation owner and his kept mistress. Fighting her family’s wishes, society’s rules and rampant racism. she rejects the traditions of an arranged marriage and sets out on a journey fraught with danger and forbidden desires. This inspiring true story of heroism and love illuminates the extraordinary life of Henriette Dalille, the first African-American Saint.

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    • Displaced Person

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      Starring John Houseman, Irene Worth, Samuel L. Jackson

      Flannery O’Connor is a writer with a keen sense of observation for the subtle cruelty that comes from fear of the unknown.

      The case in point is The Displaced Person. Set in Georgia during the late 1940’s, the displaced person is a Polish refugee (Mr. Guizac) who’s relocated by a priest (John Houseman) to work on Mrs. McIntyre’s (Irene Worth) farm. Quickly the industrious and clever Mr. Guizac becomes a threat to the other farmworkers. Soon all are plotting Mr. Guizac’s downfall until fate unexpectedly takes a hand in deciding this outsider’s destiny & and ultimately everyone’s tragedy.

      Two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter Horton Foote crafts the screenplay in this powerful and shocking story.

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    • Golden Honeymoon

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      Starring: James Whitmore, and Teresa Wright

      Charley Tate (James Whitmore two-time Academy Award Nominee, and Tony Award Winner) is an old windbag, often a braggart, but somehow always lovable. Married over fifty years to his ever-patient wife Lucy (Teresa Wright – Academy Award winner), the two of them are on their Golden Honeymoon in Florida.

      Everything goes perfectly until Lucy meets her former fiancee who’s also vacationing with his wife. Suddenly there’s a comic competition between Charley and the old boyfriend for Lucy’s attention. After fifty years, cantankerous Charley has to win his girl all over again!

      DVD Special Features
      Author bio
      Actor bios
      About the American Short Story Collection
      Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
      Henry Fonda Intro
      Printable Study Guide

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    • Pauls Case

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      In a powerful and intense performance, Eric Roberts plays the title role in author Wila Cather’s Paul’s Case. As the tortured and tragic young man, Roberts brings to life this classic american story of a sensitive soul pitted against an uncaring materialistic society.

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    • Jilting Of Granny Weatherall

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      Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control, and yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny.

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    • Blue Hotel

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      Nebraska in the 1880’s…bleak, lonely, and far from what you’d expect the Wild West to be. But for a naive Swedish immigrant, the frontier parlor of The Blue Hotel represents the quintessential western fantasy.

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    • Rappaccinis Daughter

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      Set in 18th Century Italy, Rappaccinis Daughter is the tale of a young scholoar named Giovanni who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father’s poison garden.
      However, the strange and unearthly beauthy of Beatrice masks a terrifying curse which Giovanni must tragically discover.

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    • Bernice Bobs Her Hair

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      Starring Shelley Duvall and Bud Cort

      It’s the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shelley Duvall) is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin. However, the make-over works too well, Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy’s interest…even Marjorie’s boyfriend Warren (Bud Cort). The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh…a clever and ironic twist. One of the best screen translations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary work, Bernice also includes the delightful supporting role performances of Dennis Christopher (Breaking Away) and Polly Holliday (Alice).

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      DVD Special Features
      Author Bio
      Actor Bios
      About the American Short Story Collection
      Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
      Henry Fonda Intro
      Printable Study Guide

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    • Barn Burning

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      Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, and Diane Kagan

      Abe Snopes (Tommy Lee Jones) is a Southern tenant farmer whose unrelenting and violent nature proves to be his undoing in William Faulkner’s Barn Burning.

      Snopes sets his employer’s barn on fire when he thinks he’s been treated unfairly. His son, Sarty, is horrified. Snope escapes justice for lack of proof, but he and his family are told to move on. No sooner do they move than Snopes is offended by his new rich employer. Torn between trying to win his father’s acceptance and his aversion to what his father will do, Sarty must make a decision and act quickly.

      Adapted by Academy Award winning screenwriter Horton Foote, Faulkner’s complex world of class divisions and hostile family relationships comes to life through a boy’s attempt to liberate himself from hatred and poverty.

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      DVD Special Features
      Author Bio
      Actor Bios
      About the American Short Story Collection
      Robert Geller Audio Transcript Interview
      Henry Fonda Intro
      Printable Study Guide

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