Chip Taylor Communications


English Studies Series

This series of documentaries offers personal and reflective perspectives on important figures in literature, focusing on their writing as well as their personal lives. Programs available on 7 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 7-Disc Set. 1 program available in Spanish. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail

List of Titles


Isobelle Carmody

Isobelle Carmody

"Recommended. This is a candid interview of Isobelle Carmody. The writer talks about her childhood experiences, from which she draws her ideas for writing her books, and her beliefs and attitudes regarding death, truth, bleakness, and fantasy. The filming of the interview is very innovative, in that the writer discusses Click for more


Graham Greene:

Graham Greene: "The Quiet American"

"Recommended. This documentary makes a strong case for the prophetic qualities of Graham Greene's novel, 'The Quiet American,' which predicted an unsuccessful American involvement in the Vietnamese revolution. This is one of the rare instances that literature was able to predict history with some degree of accuracy, Click for more


Mark Harris: Something About a Writer

Mark Harris: Something About a Writer

Bang the Drum Slowly - Top 100 Best Sports' Stories -Sports Illustrated
"I had the pleasure of speaking with Mark Harris about his writings. He certainly loved the game of baseball, but most important to him, I believe, was the human drama, which is so much a part of his Click for more


Washington Irving: Behind

Washington Irving: Behind "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"

"Recommended. This is a fitting tribute to the 'Father of American Literature,' Washington Irving." -Ed. Media Review
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, along with Rip Van Winkle, originally published in 1819, were two short stories from Washington Irving's, The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Click for more


David Malouf: An Imaginary Life

David Malouf: An Imaginary Life

"Highly Recommended. A reflective study on the author and his work, this program gives an insight into how he integrates his life experiences, and produces some of the most stunning prose of this century. Few writers today are writing novels and not blueprints for screenplays, and Malouf is one of them. Footage Click for more


James Moloney: Writing From Experience

James Moloney: Writing From Experience

"Highly Recommended. Using examples and excerpts from his work, James Moloney guides viewers through the writing process - generating ideas, identifying themes, creating characters, and developing the story - and discusses how to cultivate writing skills. His tone is conversational and friendly, which offers encouragement Click for more


Voices on the Water: Authors of the World

Voices on the Water: Authors of the World

"Recommended. Offering a fascinating sampling of clips, this documentary offers viewers a front-row seat that is certain to inspire and to entertain. It is a delight to hear so many famous authors read from their works." -Booklist
Want to learn about writing? Want to meet best-selling authors upfront and Click for more





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