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Wiseman, Frederick

Overview
Works: 227 works in 837 publications in 7 languages and 8,052 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  History  Interviews  Biography  Documentary films  Drama 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Film editor, Editor, edm, Restager , Scenarist, Interviewee, Performer, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, dir
Classifications: PN1998.3.W57, 070.18
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Five films by Frederick Wiseman ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Wiseman is among America's foremost documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, including three Emmys, Wiseman has made more than thirty feature-length documentaries during a career that has spanned five decades. Together, these films provide a fascinating chronicle of American social and institutional life. This book makes available for the first time transcriptions of five of Wiseman's most important films- Titicut Follies, High School, Welfare, High School II, Public Housing-providing all of the dialogue as well as annotations about other aspects of the soundtracks such
Titicut follies by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater, this documentary shows harsh scenes of the life and treatment of the criminally insane inmates. Also includes the challenges and difficulties faced by the "professionals," the doctors and workers who hold the fort in Bridgewater
High school by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary study of Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1968; deals with the ideology and values of a large urban high school as seen through encounters between students, teachers, and parents in guidance sessions, college counseling, discipline, faculty meetings, corridor patrol, gymnasium, and classroom activities
Missile by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Missile documents the 14-week training of the Air Force officers who, if ordered, will launch the nuclear firepower of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
High school II by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and French and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about Central Park East Secondary School (CPESS), a successful alternative high school in New York's Spanish Harlem. Ninety-five percent of the school's graduates go on to four-year colleges
La danse le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolph Nureyev, Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch, and Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz. The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set, and lighting designers"--Container
Cinéma vérité defining the moment by Peter Wintonick ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams
Domestic violence by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on domestic violence in Tampa, Florida. The film " ... shows the Tampa, Florida police responding to domestic violence calls and the work of The Spring, the principal shelter in Tampa for women and children. Sequences with the police include police response, intervention, and attempted resolution of domestic volence calls. Sequences at the shelter include intake interviews, individual counseling sessions, anger management training, group therapy, staff meetings, conversations among clients and between clients and staff, and school activities, therapy and counseling for the children at the shelter."--Container
Hospital by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary filmed at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York which portrays what goes on in a large city hospital devoted to helping people in the area. Filmed over a period of five weeks, it shows what actually takes place in the emergency room, operating rooms, receiving rooms, wards and clinics
Five films by Frederick Wiseman Titicut follies, High school, Welfare, High school II, Public housing by Barry Keith Grant ( )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wiseman is among America's foremost documentary filmmakers. The recipient of many awards, including three Emmys, he has made over 30 feature-length documentaries during a career that has spanned five decades. Together, these films provide a fascinating chronicle of American social and institutional life
Welfare by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the daily activities of a large welfare center, focusing on problems with which staff and clients must deal
Public housing by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the daily life at the Ida B. Wells housing project in Chicago-- looks at the families, the elderly, after school programs, tenants council, the police, training programs, drugs, and various government agencies as they intersect with residents. A film montage without narration
Near death by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and French and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed in 1989 and set in an adult intensive care unit of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the documentary follows medical and nursing staff caring for mostly terminally ill patients and interacting with their families during a several day period
Juvenile court by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary showing day-to-day activities in a large urban juvenile court. Scenes include conferences among parents, social workers, lawyers, and young offenders, interviews with psychologists, and meetings in the judge's chambers
Law and order by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the routine activities of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department, while surveying the wide range of work the police are asked to perform: enforcing the law, maintaining order, and providing general social services. The incidents shown illustrate how training, community expectations, socio-economic status of the subject, the threat of violence, and discretion affect police behavior
Meat by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary concerning the routine activities at a large meat packing plant and slaughterhouse
Ballet by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the American Ballet Theatre in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. The viewer observes the numerous aspects of the creative, managerial and personal challenges faced by members of the company
Model by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an inside look at the world of fashion models, photographers, and advertising in New York City
La Comedie francaise, ou, L'amour joue by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unnarrated documentary on the 300 year old Paris comedy company. Wiseman shows us every facet of the production, from the construction of the set to the cafeteria, to a birthday party for a retired actress who has reached 100
The Store by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this documentary about the department store Neiman-Marcus, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the director observes salespeople, customers, and store executives, and shows the inner workings of the chain's Dallas store
 
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