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The Cycles and States of Sleep
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produced by Brigitte Holzinger and Karina Resller; in Sleep and Its Secrets (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 6 mins
The time away from our waking consciousness has a clearly structured architecture. Sleep runs in cycles, in certain rhythms. One cycle lasts for about 90 minutes and consists of five sleep states, each of which posses a different quality of sleep.
produced by Brigitte Holzinger and Karina Resller; in Sleep and Its Secrets (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1999), 6 mins
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Nature of Things, Face Value
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directed by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012; produced by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 35 mins
This fascinating documentary on facial kinetics begins with a brief history of the field. In the 17th century, the fourteen bones and eighty muscles of the face were scrutinized to determine the correlation between facial expressions and such factors as criminality, personality and superiority. Researchers such as...
directed by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012; produced by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 35 mins
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Nature of Things, Memory: The Past Imperfect
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directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; produced by Heather Cook, fl. 1960, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 46 mins
Memory is at the heart of everything we do and affects how we function as human beings. It is a complex system with some extraordinary capacity and some unexpected foibles. This Nature of Things production explores many aspects of memory: long and short term memory; hypnosis as a method of recalling the past; the...
directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; produced by Heather Cook, fl. 1960, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 46 mins
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Nuremberg
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directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie, Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997, originally published 1996), 55 mins
A few months after the end of World War II, with the international community outraged at the excesses committed by Germany, trials against war criminals were convened in Nuremberg, the symbolic seat of Nazism. There was a series of twelve trials, but it was the first that was the most prominent. Top military and g...
directed by Stephen Trombley; produced by Bruce Eadie, Worldview Pictures Production (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997, originally published 1996), 55 mins
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Total Baby
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produced by Kate Davis, 1960- and Alyson Denny (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 1 hour 34 mins
How infants are reared is a reflection of the society into which they are born. Set within a historical context, Total Baby shows that in today's competitive society, parents are scrambling for programs that will give babies an advantage over their peers. This wry look at the extremes to which parents go - womb si...
produced by Kate Davis, 1960- and Alyson Denny (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1995), 1 hour 34 mins
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Attachment Theory
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produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; in When the Bough Breaks: Identifying Behavioral Problems Early (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 4 mins
Psychiatrist John Bowlby developed the theory of attachment, which states that insecurely attached infants will be troubled throughout their lives. Bowlby believed the first three years are crucial. If a child does not receive sensitive attention from its family or caregivers, then both the child and society as a...
produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation; in When the Bough Breaks: Identifying Behavioral Problems Early (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1997), 4 mins
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The Mystery of Sleep
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written by Mel Stuart, 1928-2012; directed by Mel Stuart, 1928-2012; produced by Mel Stuart, 1928-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
This film explores the strange and relatively unknown world of sleep—a world in which we spend approximately one third of our lives. The Mystery of Sleep shows how the discovery of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) during our dream period) in the early 1950’s by Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman at the University of Chicago, brou...
written by Mel Stuart, 1928-2012; directed by Mel Stuart, 1928-2012; produced by Mel Stuart, 1928-2012 (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2010), 47 mins
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