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by William Burroughs
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Online Video
Year Released:
 2010

A vibrant portrait of a Beat Generation icon, WILLIAM S BURROUGHS: A MAN WITHIN explores the brilliant and troubled world of one of our greatest authors.

2.
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1999

Famous recluse J.D. Salinger has hidden from the world since "The Catcher in the Rye" took the world by storm.

3.

by Don DeLillo
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 1991

Film presented by author Don DeLillo, in which he explores the relationship between words and images, and between gunmen and the novelist, covering themes and events against which he sets his own fiction, including revolutions, natural disasters, toxic fall-out, plane crashes.

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by Hunter S. Thompson
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Online Video
Year Released:
 1978

Fear and Loathing on the Road to Hollywood, also known as Fear and Loathing in Gonzovision, is a documentary film produced by BBC Omnibus in 1978 on the subject of Hunter S. Thompson, directed by Nigel Finch.

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by Peter Ackroyd
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 2006

World changing events in the late 18th century - from the French Revolution via American Independence - instigated a new movement in the art, literature and thinking of Britain: The Romantics.

6.
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Year Released:
 1969

A 90-minute color documentary on the life of the colossus of Big Sur at work, living and revisiting old haunts in Paris and Brooklyn, talking with such friends as Lawrence Durrell, Anais Nin, Alfred Perles, Brassai and Jakob Gimpel.

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by Eugene O'Neill
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Online Video
Year Released:
 1986

Documentary and dramatic techniques are freely combined to tell the story of the life and work of Eugene O'Neill.

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by J.K. Rowling
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Online Video
Year Released:
 2007

This film follows J.K. Rowling from October 2006 - October 2007; the year in which she completed the final novel in the Harry Potter series: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.' The documentary features an intimate, personal look at a very private woman.

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by Dean Bradley
Available on:
Online Video
Year Released:
 2001

Guests discussed the history of the Early Republic, the transcendental movement, and American intellectual history through the writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

10.

by Susan Beegel
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Online Video
Year Released:
 2002

From Ernest Hemingway's home in Key West, Florida, the guests talked about his life and writings, and how the history of the 1920s and 1930s was characterized in his novels and short stories, with emphasis on The Sun Also Rises.

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