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A Conversation with Somerset Maugham : From NBC's Wisdom Series / NBC News.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Other author/creatorNBC News.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©1965.
Description1 streaming video file (29 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series The Wisdom Series: From the NBC Archives
Wisdom series (Culver City, Calif.) ^A1135808
Contents 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)
Abstract 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.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 03, 2010.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 & up.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: NBC News., 1965.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number43382s Films Media Group
Publisher number43385 Films Media Group

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