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Blackhawk Films

Overview
Works: 1,438 works in 2,142 publications in 3 languages and 7,458 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Film adaptations  Horror films  Comedy films  Short films  Vampire films  Historical films  Television adaptations 
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 Conrad Veidt( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 498 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 Sheik Son of the Sheik by George Fitzmaurice( Visual )

7 editions published between 1926 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 419 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 )

11 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
The Chaplin mutuals by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 267 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The films in this eclectic collection . . . offer an unparalleled view of Méliès' career, introducing the viewer to the rich body of work that lies beyond A Trip to the Moon (1902)" -- container
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 214 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
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of comedic characters. The Immigrant (11th Mutual film): Charlie and Edna are immigrants to the land of Liberty. The Adventurer (12th Mutual film): Charlie, an escaped convict, impersonates a wealthy yachtsman. The Cure (10th Mutual film): Chaplin is a wealthy inebriate drying out at a sanitarium. Easy Street (9th Mutual film): Charlie become a policemen in the city's toughest neighborhood
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 192 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 a simple story of plain people( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 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
World War I films of the silent era( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 145 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
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 145 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 )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between May 1916 and October 1917, Chaplin produced a series of twelve films for the Mutual Film corporation which are considered his finest short comedies. This volume presents four films in which Chaplin plays a variety of dramatic and comedic characters. The count (5th Mutual film): Charlie, a comically inept tailor's assistant, and Eric, his mountainous boss, offer rival impersonations of Count Broko in order to meet Miss Moneybags. At the Moneybags party, Charlie is sensational on the dance floor until he's put to the chase when the actual count appears. The vagabond (3rd Mutual film): Charlie, a street violinist who rescues Edna from gypsies to fall in love with, lose and ultimately regain her after she is discovered to be wealthy. The fireman (2nd Mutual film): Charlie is a clumsy but eager apprentice fireman under the crooked precinct chief. Behind the screen (7th Mutual film): A satire of life at a silent movie studio
Aelita by I︠A︡kov Aleksandrovich Protazanov( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engineer living in Moscow dreams of the Queen of Mars and builds a spaceship to take him to her
Battleship Potemkin From the series "The year 1905" by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

18 editions published between 1925 and 2000 in Russian and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic reenactment of the mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905
Gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1925 and 1985 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin's famous classic of the hardships of life on the Alaskan frontier
Siegfried by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1924 and 1991 in English and German and held by 95 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
Under full sail silent cinema on the high seas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The square rigger: Early sound short filmed as part of Fox's Magic Carpet of Movietone, shows life aboard the school ship Dar Pomorza, "The White Frigate." Built in 1909 as the Prinzess Eitel Friedrich, it was ceded from Germany to France as a prize of World War I, and was later donated to the Polish State Maritime School in 1930 where it served 50 years and trained more than 13,000 cadets
The Chaplin Mutuals( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 80 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 Moving picture boys in the Great War( Visual )

6 editions published between 1918 and 1986 in English and held by 74 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, authentic foot from films made during World War I and an account of propagandistic use of newsreels illustrate the relationship between changing American attitudes toward the conflict in Europe and the content of motion pictures from 1914 to 1918
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1936 and 2006 in English and held by 69 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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityEastin-Phelan Corporation

Blackhawk Films, inc., Davenport, Iowa

Languages
English (102)

Russian (10)

German (2)

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Under full sail silent cinema on the high seas