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Pacific Street Films

Overview
Works: 72 works in 205 publications in 1 language and 2,042 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Music  Miscellanea 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: MT7, 781.17
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Most widely held works about Pacific Street Films
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Most widely held works by Pacific Street Films
Exploring the world of music( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances, and themes such as music and the environment, music as cultural memory, and how technology changes music
Free voice of labor : the Jewish anarchists( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the Jewish anarchists as disillusioned immigrants in American sweatshops. Historian Paul Avrich articulates the group's history and philosophy and shows how the spirit of the anarchists remains alive as they reminisce about the group's experiences
In search of peace( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary by Keith Greenberg documents the history and often perilous work of the United Nations and its peacekeepers
From swastika to Jim Crow( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before and during World War II Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. were confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners. A surprising number secured teaching positions at historically African American colleges in the South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived. This is a story of two cultures, each sharing a burden of oppression, brought together by the tragic circumstances of war
Speed traps!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The race to build a better 'fuzzbuster, ' radar and laser detectors, has spawned a multi-million dollar industry that uses space age technology to build devices to detect the spurious emissions of police speed detecting devices. Some technology mavens have even attempted to build devices that actually neutralize the radar and laser guns employed by the police. While their legality is in question, from state to state, their effectiveness has also been called into question. The police, on the other hand, continue their quest to build more efficient and sophisticated speed detecting devices, some of which prove costlier than the entire budget of a small town police department
The cancer war by Steven Fischler( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation into the politics of cancer research
Red squad( Visual )

5 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This independent documentary, directed by Joel Sucher, investigates the surveillance activities of the New York City Police Department and the FBI
Alfred( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alfred Levitt was perhaps the ultimate raconteur. He was a gifted storyteller, renowned artist, humanist, anarchist, sportsmen and spelunker. The documentary is a 'Rashomon' style look at his life and career from several points of view. Time and reflection, however, cast their own baleful eye on these efforts, intruding with a simple question: Is this man really as great as he appears to be? Alfred is about ego, self-reflection, self-importance; and, ultimately, how one is perceived by others, and by history
Sound, music, and the environment( Visual )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers what is meant by music and explores the definition of music from the scientific sine wave to poetic metaphor. Examines the impact of the cultural environment on music as different as Bosnian ganga and becarac singing, Tuvan throat singing, Irish, West African, Trinidadian, and Japanese music, and Western chamber music, jazz, and rock
Beyond wiseguys : Italian Americans & the movies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BEYOND WISEGUYS shows how Italian Americans transformed themselves from "outsiders"--Stereotyped by the Hollywood establishment as mobsters - into industry insiders and a creative force to be reckoned with. Using a mosaic of interviews with well-known contemporary Italian American filmmakers like Chazz Palminteri, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Jack Valenti, David Chase, Ben Gazzara, Isabella Rossellini and others, the documentary highlights the ways in which these filmmakers use their heritage to positively shape the art and craft of American cinema. Told against the backdrop of Hollywood history, the documentary is lavishly punctuated with film clips, stills and family photos - many supplied by the interviewees themselves. "It's impossible to imagine American film history without Frank Capra, Francis Cord Coppola or Martin Scorsese," says Fred Gardaphe, Chairman of the Italian American Studies Program at SUNY Stony Brook. "It's also hard to separate the popular image of Italian Americans from the goombas that crowd many of Hollywood's most successful films." Beyond Wiseguys explores the history of the Italian-as-gangster stereotype from the silent era, the advent of the "talkies," through groundbreaking films like The Godfather and the acclaimed television series The Sopranos."It's an entertaining, provocative film," says Executive Producer Turturro, "interesting not only to America's 20 million Italian Americans but to movie lovers all over the country." BEYOND WISEGUYS: Italian Americans & The Movies is a co-production of Beachcomber Films and Pacific Street Films. The film runs approximately one hour
Rhythm( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how rhythm structures music in the American marching band, North Indian tala, the Japanese shakuhachi, West African drumming and Afro-Cuban dance music
Timbre : the color of music( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines technical and aesthetic approaches to understanding timbre with examples from jazz and Indian, West African, Irish, Bosnian, Indonesian gamelan and Japanese music
Melody( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views melody from a scientific and aesthetic point of view. Viewers observe melodies shaped, elaborated and developed within Western classical music, the Arabic maqam tradition, Irish dance music and sean-nós singing, and Indian raga
Music and memory( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West African griots, the Walbiri people of Australia, folksingers of Ireland and Appalachia and modern practitioners of early music demonstrate that music can be a dynamic link to the past
Music and technology( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how technology affects music using a case study of the flute. Focuses on the development of recording and composing technologies
The Transformative power of music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows that music can inspire religious devotion, prepare individuals for war, motivate work, enrich play and stimulate the passions. The musical healing ceremonies of the Kung people in Namibia and Botswana, Epirote music in traditional Greek weddings, and modern rock, gospel and folk music, all reveal music's power to transform lives
Blue helmets : the story of United Nations peacekeeping( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Describes the conception, development and history of the peacekeeping forces of the United Nations. Black and white footage illustrates the early peacekeeping campaigns and important contributors to the peace process provide commentary
Anarchism in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Examines the development of anarchism in the United States, showing how anarchist thought from Russia and Europe fused with American nineteenth-century traditions of individualism. Includes archival footage of significant personalities and events in anarchist history
The other half revisited : the legacy of Jacob A. Riis( Visual )

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

A correlation of New York City poverty 100 years apart: the 1890's poverty as depicted by Jacob Riis in his words and photographs, and the current conditions of persistent poverty as documented by photographers Margaret Morton and Eli Reed
 
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