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Blackhawk Films

Overview
Works: 1,491 works in 2,145 publications in 4 languages and 7,380 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Horror films  Comedy films  Vampire films  Short films  War films 
Roles: prn, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Blackhawk Films
 
Most widely held works by Blackhawk Films
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts by Robert Wiene( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About 1830, Dr. Caligari exhibits a somnambulist, Cesare, in a fairground. Cesare tells a student that he will die "before dawn." The student is murdered and his friend suspects Caligari. Caligari orders Cesare to kill a young woman but he attempts to kidnap her instead, is hunted, and dies from exhaustion. Caligari escapes into a lunatic asylum, of which it is learned he is the director, but is finally unmasked as insane. At the end the whole fable is explained as the invention of an inmate of an asylum who imagines the director of the hospital is "Caligari."
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four early films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. One a.m.: Charlie arrives home inebriated and tries to get into his house, upstairs and to bed. The Pawnshop: As a pawnbroker's helper, the objects in the shop provide a cornucopia of great prop-related gags for Charlie's antics. The Floorwalker: This first Chaplin Mutual involves Charlie as a lowly clerk with an embezzling manager and a fantastic escalator sequence. The Rink: Charlie, as a waiter somehow adjourns to a roller skating rink where he is revealed as a virtuoso on wheels
The Sheik ; Son of the Sheik( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of the Sheik: Valentino plays a dual role of father and son in this story of the young Ahmed, who falls in love with Yasmin, a dancing girl, but is then captured and tortured by renegades
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

12 editions published between 1942 and 2008 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War spectacular which became a controversial classic of film history. Portrays life in the South during and after the Civil War as revealed in a story depicting the war itself, the conflict between the defeated Southerners and emancipated renegade Negroes, the despoiling of the South during the carpetbagger period, and the revival of the Southern white man's honor through the efforts of the Ku Klux Klan
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

6 editions published between 1922 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first attempt to translate Bram Stoker's "Dracula" to the screen, is filled with unusual and symbolic camera work, and differs considerabley in approach and content from Universal's versions of 1931 which brought Bela Lugoski to fame. Close your eyes and wind back through the murky past to 1838, when an unspeakable horror was let loose upon the earth
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
Way down East by D. W Griffith( Visual )

8 editions published between 1920 and 1998 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. Such films as THE ECLIPSE (1907) and LONG DISTANCE WIRELESS PHOTOGRAPHY (1908) not only demonstrate Méliès's astounding employment of double exposure, makeup, editing and theatrical trickery but provide mesmerizing insight into the social context of his work, which blended Victorian approaches to astronomy, superstition and feminine beauty with the unnatural wonders of 20th-century technology and heavy doses of slapstick. The centerpiece of the collection is THE IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE (1904), presented with the authentic frame-by-frame hand-coloring and narration penned by Méliès himself. GEORGES MÉLIÈS: CINEMA MAGICIAN is a documentary on the filmmaker's life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous clips. It charts Méliès' rise from shoe factory worker to proprietor of Paris's mystical Théatre Robert-Houdin, where he learned the skills to become a cinematic illusionist and developed an interest in the supernatural, exquisitely represented in THE MYSTERIOUS RETORT (1906) and THE BLACK IMP (1905)."--Publisher
The Chaplin mutuals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters, each of whom becomes involved with different people and situations, including an arson plot with a girlfriend's father, and a boss who impersonates a count
Landmarks of early film( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary view of filmmaker, George Méliès' life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous motion picture clips, charting his life
Sally of the sawdust( Visual )

7 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his first and most famous silent vehicle, Fields plays the role of Eustace McGargle, a carnival con man who has adopted young Sally. His schemes of juggling, bootlegging and shell games put Sally in danger and lead to a climax complete with an automobile race-to-the-rescue chase sequence
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four short films show essential news and propaganda functions of the movies during the Great War of 1914-1918. In those days before television and radio, fiction films in movie theaters were the most widely shared public experience while news films presented the most detailed and potent images of military life and front line action. Some news films were faked but some was authentic, obtained at great risk by daredevil combat cameramen. The fourth film is a 1975 compilation of early footage
Aelita by I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich Protazanov( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engineer living in Moscow dreams of the Queen of Mars and builds a spaceship to take him to her
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in English and German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of a poetic two-part film chronicling the legend of the Nibelungen. Siegfried wins the hand of Kriemhilde by slaying the dragon and defeating Brunhilde. When Brunhilde learns that magic has been used to conquer her, she has Siegfried murdered
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1985 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin's famous classic of the hardships of life on the Alaskan frontier
Under full sail : silent cinema on the high seas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the Horn in a square rigger: Documents the record-breaking 83-day voyage of the 1902 barque Parma from Australia to England in the 1933 Grain Race. Villiers writes, "We wanted to make a picture that would capture some of the stirring beauty of these ships, that would perpetuate, in the realm of shadows at least, something of the glory of their wanderings ... some glimmer of understanding of the attraction which they hold over those who sail in them."
The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

17 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in Russian and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905
Olivier's As You Like It by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Shakespeare's play about the star-crossed lovers Orlando and Rosalind, from a treatment suggested by James M. Barrie
The Moving picture boys in the Great War( Visual )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary study of changing American attitudes as isolationism is abandoned and the United States becomes directly involved in World War I. Film segments from commercial films and an account of the propagandistic use of newsreels illustrate the relationship between changing American attitudes towards the conflict in Europe and the content of motion pictures from 1914 to 1918
Landmarks of early film( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often under seen, under appreciated and understudied
 
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Blackhawk Films, inc., Davenport, Iowa

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