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Film can be an excellent resource for your research.Our library’s film collection covers a wide
range of topics.Borrowing from our film collection is
restricted to Huntingdon students, faculty and staff.When searching for films in Countess, the
online catalogue, you can limit your search results to only films by clicking on “Videos” in
the “Limit To:” box.
William Blake (1757-1827) Illustration, Book IV, Paradise Lost
In 4 volumes (on VHS). "From Caedmon to Chaucer; the glories of the Elizabethan Golden Age; Donne, Milton, and Dryden; The Neoclassicists and the Romantics; the Victorians and the modern era. The story of English literature comes to life in this examination of the writers, their subjects and their settings."
"Patterned on Greek and Roman classics, yet achieving a voice of its own by defying the strict dictates of classical subject matter. Milton's epic poem is a masterpiece of monumental proportions. His diverse and often awesome use of language creates an effect as surreal and powerful as Dante's Inferno. This program features probing analysis by Professors Thomas Winnifirth, University of Warwick, and Robert Wilcher, University of Birmingham. Topics include Milton's creation of hell as one of the great imaginative accomplishments of literature. Also examined are the poem's anti-Catholic tone; the use of the Narcissus myth; the weak, headmaster-like characterization of God; Eve as the strong, archetypal woman; Satan as hero; and criticism of Milton as a misogynist. A brief biography of Milton highlights philosophical debates of the period."
In 16 volumes (on VHS). Volume 7 is dedicated exclusively to Milton.
Paradise Lost - the film??
When one things about it, it may be surprising to realize
that no one has yet attempted a film adaptation of Milton’s Paradise Lost.There is some buzz in the film industry about
two such projects.Check the following
web sites for information on where these projects stand: