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The Resource Grasping for the wind : humanity's search for meaning, Gadfly Productions, (videorecording)

Grasping for the wind : humanity's search for meaning, Gadfly Productions, (videorecording)

Label
Grasping for the wind : humanity's search for meaning
Title
Grasping for the wind
Title remainder
humanity's search for meaning
Statement of responsibility
Gadfly Productions
Title variation
Humanity's search for meaning
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By using history, biography, art, music, science and technology, this series of programs explores "the fundamental causes and results of the philosophical, social and moral changes around us ... [to] see that in modern humanity's search for meaning, we have been ... grasping for the wind."
Related
Cataloging source
OXF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Narrator, Paul Horn ; director of photography, Joe Figucia ; classical music by various composers ; original music, Handsome Brothers Music
Date time place
DVD release of 1998 video series
PerformerNote
Host, John W. Whitehead
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitehead, John W.
  • Horn, Paul
  • Gadfly Productions
  • Vision Video (Firm)
  • Handsome Brothers Music
  • Glass Onion Productions, Inc
Runtime
221
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  • Social evolution
  • Civilization, Western
  • Culture
  • Arts and society
  • Irreligion and sociology
  • Religion and culture
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
Technique
live action
Label
Grasping for the wind : humanity's search for meaning, Gadfly Productions, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • DVD includes study guide in PDF format
  • Written, directed, and based on the book by John W. Whitehead
  • Program notes listed on the container: # 1: "Breaking the Past" shows that when a culture abandons its religious traditions, it must find something strong enough to replace those traditions to give people a sense of meaning. This episode compares Enlightenment thinkers to Romantic thinkers and also looks at the revolutionary ideas of the 20th century artists and writers including Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and Johnny Rotten
  • # 2: "Where Are We Going?" examines the 20th century's search for answers to questions such as "Where do we come from?," "Where are we going?," and "Who are we?" Some key people and films featured in this episode include Charles Darwin, Michelangelo, Jim Morrison and "Blade Runner."
  • # 3: "Children of the Machine" explores the relationship between culture and technology through the works of Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali, and films including "Batman," "Nosferatu" and "Blue Velvet."
  • # 4: "The Lost Generation" describes how, with its moral base shaken, an American generation began seeking alternatives to Western Capitalism. Some of the key people and films featured include Albert Einstein, Margaret Sangor, Billy Haley and the Comets and "Citizen Kane."
  • # 5: "The Fat Dream" recounts how many people, unable to make sense of the destruction from war, began seeking an escape through spectator sports, music, gambling, drugs, alcohol and sex. Key personalities and films in this episode include Joseph McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and "Rebel Without a Cause."
  • # 6: "The Winds of Revolution" shows how the youth movment of the 1950s escalated into a rebellion against traditional values in the 1960s. This was accented by politized musicians such as Bob Dylan and films including "Easy Rider," "Bonnie and Clyde" and the Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band."
  • # 7: "The Narcissistic Culture" explains how much of America's culture, in a desperate search for absolutes, began turning to weight loss, sex advice and religious television. Some of the key people and films featured include Robert Mapplethorpe, The Sex Pistols, "The Big Chill" and "Forrest Gump."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Breaking with the past -- Where are we going? -- Children of the machine -- The lost generation -- The fat dream -- The winds of revolution -- The narcissistic culture
Control code
ocm58441004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (221 min.)
Isbn
9781563648427
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
4842D
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58441004
  • (Sirsi) o58441004
System details
DVD ; stereo ; system requirements for learning guides: PC or Mac with Adobe Acrobat software, DVD-ROM drive
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Grasping for the wind : humanity's search for meaning, Gadfly Productions, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • DVD includes study guide in PDF format
  • Written, directed, and based on the book by John W. Whitehead
  • Program notes listed on the container: # 1: "Breaking the Past" shows that when a culture abandons its religious traditions, it must find something strong enough to replace those traditions to give people a sense of meaning. This episode compares Enlightenment thinkers to Romantic thinkers and also looks at the revolutionary ideas of the 20th century artists and writers including Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan and Johnny Rotten
  • # 2: "Where Are We Going?" examines the 20th century's search for answers to questions such as "Where do we come from?," "Where are we going?," and "Who are we?" Some key people and films featured in this episode include Charles Darwin, Michelangelo, Jim Morrison and "Blade Runner."
  • # 3: "Children of the Machine" explores the relationship between culture and technology through the works of Ernest Hemingway, Sigmund Freud and Salvador Dali, and films including "Batman," "Nosferatu" and "Blue Velvet."
  • # 4: "The Lost Generation" describes how, with its moral base shaken, an American generation began seeking alternatives to Western Capitalism. Some of the key people and films featured include Albert Einstein, Margaret Sangor, Billy Haley and the Comets and "Citizen Kane."
  • # 5: "The Fat Dream" recounts how many people, unable to make sense of the destruction from war, began seeking an escape through spectator sports, music, gambling, drugs, alcohol and sex. Key personalities and films in this episode include Joseph McCarthy, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley and "Rebel Without a Cause."
  • # 6: "The Winds of Revolution" shows how the youth movment of the 1950s escalated into a rebellion against traditional values in the 1960s. This was accented by politized musicians such as Bob Dylan and films including "Easy Rider," "Bonnie and Clyde" and the Beatles' "Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band."
  • # 7: "The Narcissistic Culture" explains how much of America's culture, in a desperate search for absolutes, began turning to weight loss, sex advice and religious television. Some of the key people and films featured include Robert Mapplethorpe, The Sex Pistols, "The Big Chill" and "Forrest Gump."
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Breaking with the past -- Where are we going? -- Children of the machine -- The lost generation -- The fat dream -- The winds of revolution -- The narcissistic culture
Control code
ocm58441004
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
DVD edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (221 min.)
Isbn
9781563648427
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color with black and white sequences
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
Stock number
4842D
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o58441004
  • (Sirsi) o58441004
System details
DVD ; stereo ; system requirements for learning guides: PC or Mac with Adobe Acrobat software, DVD-ROM drive
Video recording format
DVD

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