Symbolism in literature

United States, 1966

Film
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The basic theories of symbolism are discussed as an introduction. Edgar Allen Poe’s chilling story, “The Tell Tale Heart”, helps us to uncover symbols and their meanings, enhancing our enjoyment and understanding of fiction. Also briefly discusses symbolism in Van Gogh’s work. Uses animation to accompany Poe’s story.

Credits

production company

Sigma Education Films

co-producer

Herb Schick

Noel Korn

Duration

00:14:15:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1966

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

010501

Language

English

Subject categories

Crafts & Visual Arts → Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890

Crafts & Visual Arts → Symbolism

Crafts & Visual Arts → Symbolism in art

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - United States

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Symbolism

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Literature - Study and teaching

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Symbolism (Psychology)

Literature → Literature

Literature → Literature - Study and teaching

Literature → Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

Literature → Symbolism in literature

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Symbolism

People → Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890

People → Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809-1849

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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