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Brownlow, Kevin

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The parade's gone by- by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

79 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,939 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 )

22 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,235 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 )

22 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 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 )

30 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 919 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 )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 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
Napoleon, Abel Gance's classic film by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Met cred., ind. - Ook aanwezig: vert. in het Italiaans o.d.t.: Come Gance ha realizzato Napoléon. - Milano : Castoro, 2002
Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 593 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 545 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)
Unknown Chaplin the master at work by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using countless reels of footage and outtakes Chaplin wanted destroyed, film archivists Kevin Brownlow and David Gill have meticulously crafted an essential and fascinating documentary homage to the silver screen legend
The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1940 and 2003 in English and French and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him."
Burning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinema by Paolo Cherchi Usai( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 493 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
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 472 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
Buster Keaton collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 388 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 )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 378 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
How it happened here; the making of a film by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 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
Napoleon by Abel Gance( Visual )

28 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical epic on the life of Napoleon from boyhood to the invasion of Italy. The film is credited with important early use of split screen, moving camera, Polyvision and Russian montage
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 288 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
The kid by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 and held by 268 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
Editors on editing by Ally Acker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 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
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Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend
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Brownlow, Kevin 1938-

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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 collectionHow it happened here; the making of a film