WorldCat Identities

Marty Gross Productions

Overview
Works: 22 works in 41 publications in 2 languages and 525 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Filmed performances  Biography  Comedy films  Puppet films  Short films 
Classifications: PN1997, 294.3927
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Marty Gross Productions
The lovers' exile by Monzaemon Chikamatsu( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, one Chikamatsu's domestic tragedies, recounts the love between a penniless clerk and an indentured prostitute. In Bunraku, as the reciter tells the story, the master holds the puppet against his chest, and his right arm gives life to the right arm of the puppet. His two assistants are clothed in black; one assistant gives life to the left arm of the puppet, the other gives life to the body, skirts, or legs
Potters at work by Marty Gross( Visual )

6 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the daily work of traditional rural craftsmen in Koishibara and Onda, on the island of Kyūshū in southern Japan
The story of sumo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumo wrestling is the national sport of Japan dating back over 1500 years. The huge but graceful wrestlers proceed with precision and great formality through the elaborate ceremonies and ornamentation. That doesn't stop crowds from going wild as the two huge wrestlers dressed only in loincloths battle each other. The Story of Sumo introduces the pageantry and ritual preparations by wrestlers and supporting staff in the days prior to one of the six annual Grand Sumo Tournaments. The efforts of wrestlers, hairstylists, calligraphers and builders of the ring itself come together on opening day, in this sport which is also an art
The Leach Pottery 1952( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film shows the workings of the famed Leach Pottery, St. Ives, England. David Leach is shown throwing on the wheel. The camera follows Bernard Leach as he decorates jars and plates. Techniques used include: slipping, glazing, painting, engraving, wax-resist, and sgraffito
Kagamijishi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kabuki, now written with the three Japanese characters that mean "song," "dance" and "acting skill," is an art combining very different disciplines that are usually performed separately. For Westerners, one the most fascinating aspect of Kabuki Theatre is the continuing traditional use of onnagata--male actors who specialize in feminine roles. This film displays the skills of one of the most popular and celebrated onnagata in modern Japan, Bandō Tamasaburō V, in three of the classics of Japanese theater. In the dances Kanaya Tanzen and Kosu no To Tamasaburo expresses the very essence of femininity, but it is in the Kagami Jishi "The Lion Dance," that he displays his extraordinary versatility. In this most demanding of roles, the actor first must convince as a shy maiden and then transform into a fierce lion
Japan's classical Noh drama( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from an episode in The tale of Genji, from the 11th century. One of the oldest extant filmed recordings of Noh
Getting along in Japanese( Visual )

in English and Japanese and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Video series teaches conversational Japanese in realistic settings. Each lesson also illustrates some aspect of Japanese culture
A Zen life : D.T. Suzuki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki's life story and thematic segments on Satori (Enlightenment), East & West, Christianity & Buddhism, "Self Power" & "Other Power", Zen--religion or philosophy, Zen & psychoanalysis, Zen & the arts, life & death
Fuji musume by Tamasaburo Bando( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a selection of kabuki dances
Grand sumo : the beauty of tradition = Ōzumo : dentō no bi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the festive preparations for a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo
Shinobugawa by Nobuhiko Obayashi( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a remote hot spring resort, deep in mountainous snow country, Shinobugawa depicts the emerging love of a student, identified only as "I", for a young waitress named Shino. As the story is read, the interplay between the two actors gently suggests the emerging love affair
Mashiko village pottery : Japan, 1937( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the viewer to the entire pottery making cycle as performed in the Mashiko village for centuries
Japanese paper( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short documentary about the traditional process of making paper by hand in Japan. Also shows the uses of Japanese paper as screen coverings, lamp shades, and gift wrap
The visas that saved lives by Yukiko Sugihara( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the true story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews during World War II by granting them visas, though it cost him his own career
Gokai o toku = Coping with a misunderstanding( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lessons in the Japanese language through familiar daily situations using practical and current expressions. This lesson focuses on resolving misunderstandings and using polite and honorific expressions
Michi o kiku = Asking the way( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lessons in the Japanese language through familiar daily situations using practical and current expressions. This lesson focuses on asking for and understanding directions in Japanese
Densha, basu ni noru = Taking the train and bus( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lessons in the Japanese language through familiar daily situations using practical and current expressions. This lesson focuses on using public transportation, such as buses and trains, in Japan
Omise ni iku = Going out to eat( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents lessons in the Japanese language through familiar daily situations using practical and current expressions. This lesson focuses on ordering food in restaurants
The visas that saved lives : the story of Chiune Sugihara, Japan's hero of the holocaust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The story of an extraordinary Japanese diplomat who sacrificed his own career during World War II to write the precious visas that saved an estimated 6,000 Jewish lives"--Container
Going shopping by Victoria Foyt( Visual )

in Japanese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Presents lessons in the Japanese language through familiar daily situations using practical and current expressions. This lesson focuses on asking for and understanding directions in Japanese
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.28 for Michi o ki ... to 0.74 for Japanese p ...)

Alternative Names

controlled identityMarty Gross Film Productions

Gross Productions

Languages
English (21)

Japanese (18)