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Pyramid Films, inc

Overview
Works: 613 works in 969 publications in 1 language and 5,026 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Biographical films  Historical films  Military history  Animated films  Drama 
Roles: fds, Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: QC16.O62, 530.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Pyramid Films, inc
 
Most widely held works by Pyramid Films, inc
The day after Trinity( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2002 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II. The film examines the life of Oppenheimer and the development of the bomb, from its beginning as the weapon to defeat the Axis powers through the aftermath of its use on Japan. Finally, it focuses on Oppenheimer's opposition to the continued development of nuclear weapons during the McCarthy era of the 1950s. Features archival footage and commentary from scientists and soldiers directly involved with the Manhattan Project
Dinosaurs! by Will Vinton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A class report on dinosaurs which is receiving snide comments suddenly gains respect when the listeners can visualize the power and diversity of the dinosaurs who ruled the earth for millions of years. Animated in claymation, with live action and cartoon animation stills
New Pulse of life( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates procedures for restoring heartbeat and breathing in the first minutes after a heart attack
Basic film terms : a visual dictionary. [Motion picture]( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents precise visual examples of important film terms. Shows different ways of preparing a film script, provides "visual definitions" of sound recordings and editing methods, and demonstrates the various kinds of camera movements, shots and lenses
The day after Trinity : J. Robert Oppenheimer and the atomic bomb( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, focusing on his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II
Young Goodman Brown by inc Pyramid Films( Visual )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story of man's involvement with evil
Everybody rides the carousel : a view of the stages of life by John Hubley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents in animation the eight stages of life in the phases of personality development described by psychologist Erik H. Erikson. Includes a variety of open-ended situations
Bass on titles by Saul Bass( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows several motion picture title sequences designed by Academy Award winner Saul Bass. Bass talks about the evolution of his thematic title sequences and the design of these visual statements. The film explores the title sequences from: The Man with the Golden Arm (1955), West Side Story (1961), Walk on the Wild Side (1962), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963), Seconds (1966). Bass also provides fascinating insight into some of his lesser known titles: Grand Prix (1966), Nine Hours to Rama (1963), The Victors (1963), In Harm's Way (1965), The Big Country (1958)
Powers of ten--a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero by Charles Eames( Visual )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film begins with a young couple picknicking on the grounds of Soldier's Field, Chicago, Illinois. From a scene one meter wide, one meter from the camera, we pull away vertically at a rate of acceleration increasing distance ten times for each elapsing ten seconds. The scene widens from the same center, as we see the city of Chicago and Lake Michigan recede into the view of North America, and the earth's outline shows against the reaches of space. At 10¹⁶ meters, we are moving at a tremendous speed, one light year from the earth. The galaxies now become mere clusters of galaxies, at 10²⁴ meters, 100 light years away
The legend of Paul Bunyan ; and, the legend of John Henry( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Paul Bunyan -- "A classic American folklore tale of a logger whose physical size and shape reflect on the nation itself and its fascination with bigness." The legend of John Henry -- "This is a ballad about the legendary strength of the greatest steel driving man of early railroad building days."--Video Source Book
Why man creates( Visual )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Humor, satire, and irony are combined with serious questions about the creative process and how it comes into play for different individuals."--Container
Frank film : a film by Frank Mouris( Visual )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines animated sequences with two narrative sound tracks to create a series of complex, moving patterns which satirize contemporary middle-class life. Academy Award for best animated short subject in 1973
Caracol : the lost Maya city( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows anthropologists and archeologists searching the jungles of Belize for the ancient Mayan city, Caracol
Bill Cosby on prejudice( Visual )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a satiric diatribe in which a super bigot expresses a hatred against all minority groups, actor Bill Cosby exposes the prejudices which are experienced by all
The city( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The city was made to be exhibited at the 1939 New York World's Fair. A classic both in the history of short film and in the concern for quality of life in our cities, it deals with four phases of town building: the New England town, the unplanned industrial community, the crowded metropolis and the designed suburban community
The Bolero by Maurice Ravel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines a performance of the symphony Bolero by Maurice Ravel. Deals with ways individual performers regard their work, and describes the converging excitement of the talented musicians who perform the score
CPR for citizens( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the basic CPR techniques that citizens can use to help prevent needless deaths. Demonstrates how to keep the heart pumping and the brain alive until medical help arrives. Also shows how to administer Red Cross approved procedures for treating choking victims
Everybody rides the carousel : a view of the stages of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated vignettes present psychologist Erik Erikson's "eight stages of life," each reflecting the inner feelings and conflicting emotions experienced during the process of personality development
60 second spot : the making of a television commercial( Visual )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the steps taken in creating and shooting a television commercial. Shows the co-operation between the advertising agency, the independent producer, and the individuals making the film, including the producer, director, and actors
Powers of ten : a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1989 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using visual image, along with narration and a new numbering sequence, illustrates the relative size of things in the physical universe. First, takes the viewer from earth to the outer galaxies, showing the increase of time and distance in increments of ten. Then, returning to earth, proceeds from the human scale into the microworld of cells, DNA molecules, and the nucleus of a carbon atom
 
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