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World-renowned Oscar winning producer and composer Giorgio Moroder (Flashdance) has captured the essence of Fritz Lang s legendary futuristic masterpiece, Metropolis, in this brilliant recreation of the 1926 silent film ...
Ordinary People (1980)
An extraordinary motion picture, Ordinary People is an intense examination of a family being torn apart by tension and tragedy. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore star as the upper-middle-class couple whose ordinary ...
Death and Dying (1980)
Host Willard Gaylin says that we are living during a revolution in biomedical technology which has made prolongation of life possible when previously death would have occurred. Others who appear include Joseph Fletcher, ...
Fetal Rights (1987)
A studio audience composed of health care officials, physicians, law scholars, and interested laypersons discusses a pregnant woman's right to behave as she wishes on the television program Express (San Francisco KQED). ...
The Right to Kill (1989)
Asking whether mercy killing is a blessing and an answer to terminal illness and intractable pain, or a beginning to a new holocaust, William F. Buckley, Jr. narrates the film. It includes short presentations by persons ...
The Gift of Life (1985)
The television documentary offers information about heart and liver transplants, including economic statistics and a discussion of brain death.
The Next Step (1989)
Actress Glenda Jackson examines the death penalty as a form of torture and a violation of human rights. News clips of deaths are shown.
To Hurt and to Heal (Two Parts) (1986)
Ethical issues in neonatology and pediatrics are discussed presenting dilemmas faced by parents and health professionals in the care of very sick newborns. Part 1 contains an interview with the parents of a 13-week premature ...
"An all-star cast of veteran actors including Don Ameche, Hume Cronyn, Jack Gilford, Maureen Stapleton, Jessica Tandy and Gwen Verdon, light up the screen in this smash hit about a group of senior citizens given a second ...
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Values, Ethics and the Physician-in-Training (1987)
Medical students are depicted in brief dramatizations of four different situations involving honesty, informed consent, death and dying, clinical trials, interactions among healthcare providers, personal vs. professional ...