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Brownlow, Kevin

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Most widely held works by Kevin Brownlow
The parade's gone by- by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

74 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With frames and photographs, this title recreates the earliest days of the movies -- how the first moving pictures were shot, how the first film makers responded to the new medium, etc
The war, the West, and the wilderness by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

19 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, from one of today's leading authorities on film history, is the story, told brilliantly and for the first time, of the pioneering movie makers who as early as 1905 traveled beyond the studio stages to make feature films on location'and in so doing recorded the real history and real life of their time. The War, the West, and the Wilderness is the result of more than a decade of passionate research by Kevin Brownlow, whose last book, The Parade's Gone By (hailed by Charles Champlin as "the definitive work on the silent era") is regarded as a classic history of early motion pictures. His new book is alive with the voices of the film-makers themselves, in their logbooks, in their letters and diaries, in their firsthand accounts of their adventurous journeys and cinematic innovations, and'even more immediate'in Brownlow's interviews with cameramen, director's, lighting technicians, and actors who relive those days, taking us with them to the Great War, to the West, ad into the Wilderness. It is the triumph of this book to reconstruct the dramatic moments when these men and women contrived, against ordinary odds, to bring to movie audiences for the first time, the look, the feel'the actuality'of large events and distant places, from the great battles of World War I to the South Seas with Jack London aboard the Shark, and the gold rush in Tonopah, Nevada
David Lean : a biography by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately titled Great Expectations. There followed his legendary black-and-white films of the 1940s and his four-film movie collaboration with Noel Coward. Lean's 1955 film Summertime took him from England to the world of international moviemaking and the stunning series of spectacular color epics that would gain for his work twenty-seven Academy Awards and fifty-six Academy Award nominations. All are classics, including The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. Kevin Brownlow, a film editor in his own right and author of the seminal silent film trilogy initiated with The Parade's Gone By. . ., brings to Lean's biography an exhaustive knowledge of the art and the industry. One learns about the making of movies as realized by a master, but also of the highly personal costs of genius. The troubled Quaker family from which Lean came influenced his relationship with his son, his brother, and his six wives. Yet he showed in his work a deep understanding of humanity. The vastness of this scholarly and entertaining enterprise is augmented by sixteen pages of scenes from Lean's color films, thirty-two pages from his black-and-white movies, and throughout the text a vast number of photographs from his life and location work
Napoleon, Abel Gance's classic film by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abel Gance's great film Napoleon, as heroic in ambition as its subject, opened at the Opera de Paris in April 1927. It was the summation of the silent cinema, a remarkable feat of imagination, ingenuity and stamina. Years in the planning and months in production, the film astonished its audience with the boldness of its conception - not least at the moment when the screen expanded to reveal Gance's visionary invention of Polyvision, a wide-screen system thirty years ahead of its time. Yet Gance's triumph was to be short-lived. The American version, re-edited by MGM, was a disaster. The sheer length of the film, and its spectacular effects, produced problems for exhibitors. Gance never gave up trying to 'improve' it. In 1934 he added sound; in 1970 he was still editing
Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from the collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Margaret Herrick Library especially for this book, the rare film stills, production shots, and personal photographs - most never before published - reveal Pickford's great versatility as an actress and attest to the high quality of her productions. The text is full of entertaining anecdotes about the star and her circle, offering a window into the process of filmmaking in the silent era
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company." -- Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
The American film heritage; impressions from the American Film Institute archives by Tom Shales( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and French and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers
Burning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinema by Paolo Cherchi Usai( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This revised guide to silent film studies contains two new chapters that present an analysis of colour technology and aesthetics and look at how silent films are saved, restored and made accessible via archives
Unknown Chaplin the master at work by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows portions of productions that Charlie Chaplin never released and comic gags from early outtakes
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood by David Gill( Visual )

34 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six part historical documentary focusing on the early days of the movie industry and the enormous contribution made to this industry by Europe. Includes rarely seen footage from early movies and interviews with some of the film industry's pioneers
Garbo( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, Garbo takes a look at the life and career of the movies' most luminous, reclusive and mystifying star. A portrait of Garbo the woman is drawn through interviews with biographers and admirers. Those offering analysis and reminiscences are biographers Barry Paris, Mark Vieira and Karen Swanson; actor/playwright/fan Charles Busch; Garbo's niece and greatnephews, Gray, Derek and Scott Reisfeld, and acquaintances Gore Vidal, Gavin Lambert, Jack Larson and Sam Green, who was Garbo's confidante and walking companion for 20 years
Napoleon by Abel Gance( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Landmark epic about the early career of Napoleon Bonaparte, famous for its technical innovations, including triptych sequences, moving cameras and multiple layered images
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913 by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work
It happened here by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

24 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rewrite of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline, an apolitical nurse, hopes that normal life will return to England. It is only after she accepts a nursing job with the Nazis that she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. This film tells the story of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed
Lon Chaney collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal
Editors on editing by Ally Acker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Kevin Brownlow, film historian; Brianne Murphy, director of photography; and film editors Dede Allen, Margaret Booth and Carol Littleton along with clips from some of their films
Producers on producing by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with Sherry Lansing, Marcia Nasatir, Lauren Schuler-Donner, Linda Obst, Debra Hill and Rita Moreno along with clips from some of their films. Includes interview material with Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Molly Haskell and Kevin Brownlow, film historian
Hollywood : the years of innocence by John Kobal( Book )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Brownlow, Kevin 1938-

Kevin Brownlow britischer Filmhistoriker, Autor und Regisseur von Fernsehdokumentationen

Kevin Brownlow Brits filmregisseur

Kevin Brownlow English filmmaker and film historian

Kevin Brownlow réalisateur britannique

Kevin Brownlow regista britannico

Кевин Браунлоу британский историк кино, режиссёр


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David Lean : a biographyNapoleon, Abel Gance's classic filmMary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legendBuster Keaton collectionBurning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinema