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Famous Authors, Twain
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produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2017), 33 mins
Mark Twain was born Samuel Langhorn Clemens in the small town of Florida Missouri. When he was four his parents moved the family to Hannibal, a larger town not far away on the banks of the Mississippi river. There he had an idyllic childhood which was to form the basis of some of his later novels. He began life as...
produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2017), 33 mins
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Famous Authors, Woolf
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2017), 34 mins
This film by Malcolm Hossick follows the fascinating life of the novelist Virginia Woolf. She was born in London in 1882. Her father was Leslie Stephen, a writer and literary editor. She was educated privately and in 1912 married Leonard Woolf. He encouraged her to write and they began their own publishing house c...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2017), 34 mins
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Famous Authors, Kafka
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 34 mins
Franz Kafka was born in Prague, still under the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was well educated and from an early age he determined to become a writer. He worked in an insurance company and in his ample free time wrote a number of remarkable novels and short stories. His heroes are all struggling to find themselves...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 34 mins
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Famous Authors, Voltaire
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produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 36 mins
Voltaire was born the son of a prominent lawyer and from his earliest days showed a precocious literary talent. He wrote plays and novels and historical and philosophical works his outspokeness constantly landed him in trouble with the authorities. He became the leading liberal voice of the french enlightenment an...
produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Scott
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group), 36 mins
Scott was a prolific and passionate storyteller who saw an understanding of the past as the key to getting along in the present. His canvas was usually the history of Scotland but his means were such that he found an audience throughout the literary world. He was as much loved in foreign translations as he was in...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Hugo
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2005), 47 mins
Victor Hugo was born the son of a General under Napoleon Bonaparte. At an early age he began writing and his career as a poet, playwright, novelist and even politician has rarely been equalled. His fearless stance for the rights of the common man endeared him to the French people but caused governments to drive hi...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2005), 47 mins
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Famous Authors, Ibsen
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2005), 39 mins
Henrik Ibsen was born in the small coastal town of Skien in Norway. His family were middle class burghers. He worked as an apprentice to an apothecary before going to Oslo to study. He began writing plays which found little favour in Norway. He lived and wrote for about 30 years in Italy and Germany and became rec...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2005), 39 mins
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Famous Authors, Dickens
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2008), 37 mins
Drawing on archival and contemporary materials, this DVD presents a factual outline of Charles Dicken's life as well as the social and historical background to his writings.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2008), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, Keats
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2011), 34 mins
The English poet Keats was born into comfortable circumstances in 1795. He had a good education. His father died in an accident when he was in his early teens and he took up the profession of surgeon. He was however writing poetry and he was soon recognised by his discerning friends as someone quite exceptional. H...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2011), 34 mins
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Famous Authors, Defoe
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2017), 36 mins
This film in the Famous Author series by Malcolm Hossick tries to uncover the astonishing life of Daniel Defoe who wrote Robinson Crusoe, one of the earliest novels to achieve world wide success. Defoe was a dissenting Christian when deviation from the norm was dangerous. He made a fortune making bricks just after...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2017), 36 mins
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