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Jacobs, Lewis

Overview
Works: 72 works in 357 publications in 4 languages and 7,392 library holdings
Genres: Motion pictures  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Dictionaries  Drama  War films  Documentary films  Screenplays  Film adaptations  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Designer, Producer, Composer, Director, Contributor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other, wpr
Classifications: PN1994, 791.43
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Most widely held works about Lewis Jacobs
 
Most widely held works by Lewis Jacobs
The emergence of film art; the evolution and development of the motion picture as an art, from 1900 to the present by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

29 editions published between 1969 and 1979 in English and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The movies as medium by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays by filmmakers, theorists, and scholars studies the fundamental resources and processes of film expression. Essays on the image deal with elements that make an image meaningful, as well as with the subjectivity of the motion picture camera. Other key resources of film that are discussed here include the movement of the camera, manipulation of time and space, and the use of color and sound. The emphasis throughout is less on the practical techniques of filmmaking than on an appreciation of the parts which make up a film. The intention is to provide ideas about film technique and form which can furnish a framework for evaluating film and to stimulate thoughts and observations about film as art. Among the contributors are Jonas Mekas, Sergei Eisenstein, Gregg Toland, and Kurt Weill. (Jk)
The rise of the American film, a critical history. With an essay: Experimental cinema in America, 1921-1947 by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

45 editions published between 1939 and 1978 in English and Spanish and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the art of the movies; an anthology of ideas on the nature of movie art by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and Spanish and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary tradition, from Nanook to Woodstock by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

19 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey of the development of documentary film from its beginnings to the present includes more than 100 readings. The editor describes the book as a first step toward a history of the documentary idiom with particular emphasis on American contributions. The book is divided into five sections; each section focuses on a decade of filmmaking since 1922 and the first documentary--Robert Flaherty's "Nanook of the North." The section on films made from 1960-70 includes articles on Warrendale, Woodstock, Dead Birds and the Titicut Follies, as well as articles about documentaries in general by Lewis Jacobs, Arthur Schlesinger and Richard Leacock. (Mg)
The rise of the American film; a critical history by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

38 editions published between 1930 and 1975 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary tradition by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The compound cinema : the film writings of Harry Alan Potamkin by Harry Alan Potamkin( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcel Duchamp : in his own words by Lewis Jacobs( Visual )

14 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most important artists of the 20th century, Duchamp is seen studying a chess board. In recordings taken in 1968 in Cadaques, Spain shorty before his death, Duchamp (1987-1968) reminisces: "I discarded brushed and explored the mind more than the hand." This informative and charming film is divided into segments: "The Art", which explores his early drawing, painting, and Cubist period and "The Object and the Gesture", concerned with his "ready made" objects and Dada period. The final segment chronicles the last major work: "Given:1 The Waterfall 2. Illuminating Gas", a mixed media assemblage of materials, techniques, and forms erected at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1969" -- Container
Film technique and film acting : the cinema writings of V.I. Pudovkin by Vsevolod Illarionovich Pudovkin( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 2017 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published abroad in 1929 and 1933 respectively, Film Technique and Film Acting brought to the art of film making a code of principles and a rationale that marked the medium's analytic coming of age
The amateur as auteur : discovering paradise in pictures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American experimental film has existed since the technological inception of cinema, through its adolescent rambles of 1900-1919, rising phoenix-like during the high silent era, and finally matured and spread throughout the '30's and onward. The background against which the experimentalists toiled provides a fascinating review of Americana coupled with numerous cross-currents, successes and failures, and an unfailing desire to create on film an image that can be viewed as an independent and provocative art. These home-made films incorporate avant-garde strategies and techniques to achieve a true sense of cinematic intimacy
Film writing forms; methods of preparing a story for the screen by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

7 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet love, bitter by Mal Waldron( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this thinly disguised account of the last years of Charlie "Bird" Parker, comedian Dick Gregory stars as Richie "Eagle" Coles, a jazz saxophonist with a genius for friendship and self-destruction
The story of sprawl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of historic films, ranging from 1939 until 1965, gives a unique look at the forces that created urban sprawl. Each film has an optional commentary track. An introduction gives an overview of the films
Men in war by Anthony Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in German and English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Benson and Sergeant Montana are two soldiers trying to deal with the shock and devastation of war. Montana has been ordered to escort a colonel suffering from extreme battle fatigue to a field hospital for treatment. Meanwhile Benson₂s loyalty lies with his platoon and his mission to overtake a hill occupied by the enemy
L'avventurosa storia del cinema americano by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

8 editions published between 1952 and 1966 in Italian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La azarosa historia del cine americano by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise of the American film : a critical history by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The International encyclopedia of film by Roger Manvell( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La azarosa historia del cine americano by Lewis Jacobs( Book )

in Spanish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (266)

Italian (8)

Spanish (7)

German (1)