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Robinson, David 1930-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 602 publications in 7 languages and 18,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Silent films  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Contributor, est
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about David Robinson
  • Chaplin by Richard Attenborough( Visual )
 
Most widely held works by David Robinson
Chaplin, his life and art by David Robinson( Book )

48 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography that contains a chronology, filmography, theatre tours, important people in Chaplin's life, index, and bibliography
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An imaginative, often slapstick satire on the alienating and disruptive effects of mass production and automation. Charlie Chaplin, in his last portrayal of his famous character the Tramp, goes from a factory worker to jailbird to night watchman to singing waiter, beset on all fronts by bad luck, misunderstandings, and unfortunate circumstances beyond his control. Befriended only by a lovely but wild street waif, he labors against all odds to make a life for himself. Primarily a silent film with music, sound effects, and some spoken and sung dialogue
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomime by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1931 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tramp wins the love of a blind flower girl and attempts to obtain money from a millionaire to help her regain her sight
From peep show to palace : the birth of American film by David Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Peep Show to Palace recounts the enchanting early years of film, beginning with the primitive motion of the "magic lantern" in the fifteenth century and continuing, most significantly, with the explosion of research from 1893 to 1913, when the modern motion picture was born. Respected film critic David Robinson offers this vivid account of the haphazard process, "like the assembly of the pieces of a puzzle," which was the birth of American film
Sydney White( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When tomboy Sydney is banished from the most popular sorority on campus, she is taken in by seven socially challenged but endearing guys. With the help of her new friends, Sydney stands up for outcasts everywhere and takes on the reigning campus queen in a popularity showdown. Now, Sydney wants to win the heart of gorgeous frat guy Tyler Prince
Buster Keaton by David Robinson( Book )

38 editions published between 1959 and 1973 in 3 languages and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin, the mirror of opinion by David Robinson( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Illustrated history of the cinema( Book )

12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movies of the forties by Ann Lloyd( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of world cinema by David Robinson( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of the history of world cinema begins with the "Pre-history" of film making and covers developments, by major periods, through 1972. The film making of all major countries, except Australia, receives attention, and the appendixes contain a note on animated films, a selected filmographies list, and a bibliography. Aspects of the film industry are discussed along with the historical commentary. (Ch)
Man of the year by Universal( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Dobbs makes an offhand comment on his late night talk show that he would be a better president than the leader who currently occupies the White House. A grassroots campaign conducted by his legions of fans finds him unexpectedly ushered into the Oval Office and forced to live up to his promise. Unfortunately for Dobbs, he finds out that his surprise victory was actually the result of a voting computer glitch and not winning the majority vote leaves the outspoken funnyman struggling with the decision to stay the course in the Oval Office or head back behind the microphone where he is truly in his element
A nous la liberté by René Clair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Synopsis: One of the all-time comedy classics, René Clair's A nous la liberté tells the story of Louis, an escaped convict who becomes a wealthy industrialist. Unfortunately, his past returns (in the form of old jail pal Emile) to upset his carefully laid plans. Featuring lighthearted wit, tremendous visual innovation, and masterful manipulation of sound, A nous la liberté is both a potent indictment of mechanized modern society and an uproarious comic delight."--Website
Cinema in revolution; the heroic era of the Soviet film by Luda Schnitzer( Book )

15 editions published between 1972 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of world cinema by David Robinson( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the history of the movies
Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari by David Robinson( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Robinson challenges long accepted versions of the history and reception of Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. He examines the relative contributions of the writers and the director of this film that is the essence of German Expressionist cinema
The Cars' greatest hits by Cars (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cars were responsible for some of the biggest hits in '80s rock and pop. This collection has some of their best including You Might Think, Tonight She Comes, Just What I Needed, and more
Movies of the thirties by Ann Lloyd( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movies of the silent years by Ann Lloyd( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great funnies: a history of film comedy by David Robinson( Book )

13 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movies of the sixties by Ann Lloyd( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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From peep show to palace : the birth of American film
Alternative Names
David Robinson britischer Filmkritiker, geboren 1930

David Robinson Brits schrijver

David Robinson critico cinematografico e scrittore inglese

David Robinson crítico de cine británico

David Robinson critique de cinéma et écrivain

Robinson, David Julian 1930-

Robinson, David Julien.

Дэвид Робинсон

Робинсон, Дэвид 1930-

ديفيد روبنسون، 1930-

دیوید رابینسون

데이비드, 로빈슨 1930-

ディヴィッド・ロビンソン

デイヴィッド・ロビンソン (映画史家)

ロビンソン, デイヴィッド

Languages
English (247)

French (4)

German (3)

Polish (3)

Japanese (1)

Russian (1)

Latin (1)

Covers
City lights : a comedy romance in pantomimeFrom peep show to palace : the birth of American filmDas Cabinet des Dr. Caligari