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by Susan Beegel
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
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.

2.
Available on:
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Year Released:
 1994

A 1994 documentary which goes on an imaginative tour from the Colorado grave where Dick is buried to the suburbs of California where he lived and worked. Talks to his ex-wives, friends and biographers - directed by Nicola Roberts for BBC Arena.

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by Peter Ackroyd
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Online Video (Free)
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.

4.

by Eugene O'Neill
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
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 Thadious Davis
Available on:
Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 2002

From Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's home, the guests talked about his life and his writings, focusing on the Yoknapatawpha County novels.

6.

by Robin Kelley
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Year Released:
 2002

From the library of DeWitt Clinton High School, where James Baldwin attended school, guests examined racism in America and the rise of the civil rights movement through the life and writings of social critic James Baldwin.

7.
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Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1995

Venture beyond the famous novels for a penetrating look at the difficult life of one of the most famous and acclaimed writers of all time.

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by Hunter S. Thompson
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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.

9.
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Online Video (Free)
Year Released:
 1996

He was a great American original, a gifted and irreverent storyteller whose portrayal of a wild young nation captured the imagination of the world.

10.
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Year Released:
 1997

Documentary about the writer Albert Camus, including interviews with his former mistresses and Camus' daughter Catherine and her twin brother Jean, who talk about Camus and their feelings for him. Looks at his life and work, with letters and extracts read by Brian Cox.

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