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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 )

76 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,971 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
Hollywood, the pioneers by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

21 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Italian and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alive with the excitment of the old Hollywood, peppered with vivid cinematic and social recollections never before on record, illustrated with 300 rare photographs, this is a unique film history
The war, the West, and the wilderness by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

20 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 949 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
Behind the mask of innocence by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Kevin Brownlow, cinema historian and discoverer of lost films, here is the first full-scale exploration of a vital and now almost forgotten chapter of American moviemaking: the response of early producers of the decades before World War I. All the issues that torment America today were rampant in the silent-film era: crime, poverty, alcohol, drugs, racial and ethnic prejudice, epidemics, and the controversies over birth control, abortion, and the death penalty. And there were others that persist today but were then even more explosive: sexual mores, government and police corruption, prison conditions, immigration, and strife between capital and labor. Although many early moviemakers ignored harsh realities, choosing to depict a society shielded by a "mask of innocence," others went behind that facade, fighting the ever-present censors and producing films that made even the most sheltered moviegoer aware of deep rents in the country's social fabric. Some films were exploitative, some serious, but together they add up to a revelation of the dark side of American life'a revelation startling to us today because it was later, in the era of the Hays Office, so thoroughly ignored, indeed denied, by Hollywood. Broken Blossoms, The Crowd, Humoresque, Regeneration: these films that have survived and become classics are, in these pages, studied in their historical context. And although a tragic number of other films have vanished, nearly all are reclaimed from oblivion by Mr. Brownlow's brilliant feat of restoration and descriptive "reconstruction." Here, never again to be forgotten, are The Fall of the Romanoffs, The Racket, Those Who Dance, and dozens of others. With this remarkable book, Kevin Brownlow completes the panoramic trilogy that began with The Parade's Gone By and continued with The War, the West, and the Wilderness. Like its predecessors, Behind the Mask of Innocence is an essential work of silent-film history, certain to become a standard reference; but it is more'at once a surprising portrait of a time not unlike our own and a powerful demonstration of the way in which a popular art form can reveal a society to itself
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 )

29 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 640 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 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best remembered as "America's Sweetheart," silent-film star Mary Pickford (1892-1979) was once the most famous woman in the world, a genuine American folk heroine adored by the masses for two decades. Yet today's audiences have little knowledge of the more than fifty feature films she made during her remarkable career, let alone her enormous behind-the-scenes power in early Hollywood. A pioneering independent star/producer and cofounder of United Artists with Charlie Chaplin. D.W. Griffith, and her husband Douglas Fairbanks, Pickford exercised complete control over her films and earned the loyalty of her collaborators, who were among the best of the industry's early directors, cinematographers, and screenwriters
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 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Film Institute has an archive which presently contains more than 9,000 films, many of them rare. The articles in this volume are based on some of the films in the collection. Among the topics of these essays are: pioneers like D. W. Griffith and Thomas H. Ince, treatment of blacks and Indians in films, development of the techniques that brought sound and color to the movies, little-known filmmakers like William Beaudine, Val Lewton, and William de Mille, and movies such as "The Mystery of the Wax Museum,""Mission to Moscow,""Penrod and Sam," and "High Sierra." (Jk)
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 501 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 )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By means of surviving film clips, most of which were eliminations from his feature films, and interviews with those most closely associated with him, observes and shows the creative processes of Charlie Chaplin as comedian, actor, composer of music for his own films, writer, director, and producer of his own films
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 458 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
The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and French and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les années 30, la Tomania est sous le contrôle du dictateur Adenoid Hunkel qui rêve de domination mondiale. Dans un quartier de la capitale vit un barbier qui ressemble comme un frère au dictateur. Grâce au fait que, pendant la guerre, il a sauvé la vie d'un aviateur, il est à l'abri des persécutions, mais il est enfermé dans un camp de concentration lorsque son protecteur tombe en disgrâce. Les deux hommes arrivent à s'évader et le jeu des circonstances amène le barbier à être pris pour le dictateur
Buster Keaton collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 386 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
Garbo( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 362 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 )

24 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical epic on the life of Napoleon from boyhood to military triumph including treatment of the French Revolution
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 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 )

20 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 261 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 )

1 edition published in 2003 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
The Kid : Tillie's punctured romance by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
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
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Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend
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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

کوین براونلاو نویسنده، فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، تاریخ‌نگار، و کارگردان بریتانیایی


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Dutch (4)

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Behind the mask of innocenceDavid Lean : a biographyNapoleon, Abel Gance's classic filmMary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legendBurning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinemaBuster Keaton collection