||The Wisdom Series: From the NBC Archives
Wisdom series (Culver City, Calif.) ^A1135808
||Somerset Maugham: Author and Playwright (1:05) -- Somerset Maugham's Book Bag (2:37) -- Somerset Maugham on Shaping the Story (2:01) -- Somerset Maugham on Human Nature and Novels (1:25) -- Somerset Maugham's Travels (2:56) -- Somerset Maugham Stops Writing Plays (2:35) -- Maugham's Professional Friends (1:51) -- Somerset Maugham on Painters (2:32) -- Somerset Maugham on the Arts (2:38) -- Maugham's Advice for Writing (1:39) -- Somerset Maugham on Literary Masterpieces (2:21) -- Somerset Maugham on Novels (2:38) -- Somerset Maugham: Parting Reflections (1:29) -- Credits: A Conversation with Somerset Maugham - From NBC's Wisdom Series (1:03)
||Filmed at Somerset Maugham's villa at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat on the Mediterranean, this program from the NBC archives features the author and playwright in a far-ranging 1965 conversation with British critic and journalist Alan Pryce-Jones. Maugham speaks about a recent trip to the far East; the writing of Of Human Bondage; his time as a medical student at St. Thomas Hospital; his view of Moby Dick, Huckleberry Finn, and Leaves of Grass as the best American books; his challenges in writing both plays and fiction and his reasons for ceasing to write for the stage; his admiration for Rudyard Kipling, whose imperialist notions Maugham acknowledges to be outmoded; and his views on Sinclair Lewis, Voltaire, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Proust, French Impressionism, opera, and creative writing schools. He also discuses The Razor's Edge.
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|Interest grade level
||9 & up.
|Technical details||System requirements: FOD playback platform.|
|Technical details||Mode of access: Internet.|
|Source of description||Title from distributor's description.|
|Issued in other form||Originally produced: NBC News., 1965.|
|Publisher number||43382s Films Media Group|
|Publisher number||43385 Films Media Group|