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Huff, Theodore

Overview
Works: 42 works in 129 publications in 5 languages and 1,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Experimental films  Short films  Silent films  Surrealist films  Film adaptations  Anthology films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Director, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN2287.C5, 791.430280924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Theodore Huff
Charlie Chaplin by Theodore Huff( Book )

50 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in 5 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Unseen cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1932 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INVERTED NARRATIVES is part of the retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. "Little Geezer," Huff's second child burlesque, won attention in amateur film circles for its excellent production and editing. Simultaneously a brilliant parody of popular crime films and a liberal adaptation of Eisenstein's "Potemkin"-type montage, "Little Geezer "ranked in the top ten in an "American Cinematographer" contest for amateur makers. --CHUCK KLEINHANS Ted Huff made short films including two child burlesques, "Hearts of the West" (1931) and "Little Geezer "(1932), collaborated on "Mr. Motorboat's Last Stand "(1933) and "The Uncomfortable Man" (1948), wrote the first US director study, "Chaplin", and was active as a collector of film stills, critic, film society activist, silent film pianist, film archivist, and college teacher. --CHUCK KLEINHANSTheodore Huff was one of the country's foremost film historians at a time when almost nobody took film history really seriously. He grew up in Fort Lee in the early film-making days there, and made his own personal contributions to the field from the late 20's on. He worked at the Museum of Modern Art for 5 years from 1935, among other things arranging the musical scores for many of their silents
The early work of Charles Chaplin by Theodore Huff( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1978 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Champion : a story of America's first film town( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deluxe two-disc DVD set includes a new 2K restoration of Ghost Town (1935) an astonishing and haunting amateur documentary about post-cinema Fort Lee. Disc One also features five films made at Champion Studios, thanks to the efforts of the Library of Congress and the Fort Lee Film Commission. Disc Two includes exciting NJ film rediscoveries, a slapstick comedy from director Mack Sennett, a "melodramatic comedy" starring Madge Kenney, and the earliest surviving film version of Robin Hood
A shot analysis of D. W. Griffith's The birth of a nation by Theodore Huff( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1981 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An index to the films of F.W. Murnau by Theodore Huff( Book )

3 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An index to the films of Charles Chaplin by Theodore Huff( Book )

5 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde 3 : experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Inverted narratives : new directions in storytelling by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early directors D.W. Griffith and Lois Weber develop the radical language of cinema narrative through audience-friendly melodramas made for nickelodeon theatres. Experimental fantasies are depicted in such independent productions as Moonland (c. 1926), Lullaby (1929) and The bridge (1929-30). Depression-era films by socially conscious filmmakers reshape drama as demonstrated in Josef Berne's brooding Black dawn (1933) and Strand and Hurwitz's biting Native land (1937-41): each picture a raw reality. Pardy and satire find their mark in Theodore Huff's Little geezer (1932) and Barlow, Hay and Le Roy's Even as you and I (1937). David Bradley's Sredni Vashtar by Saki (1940-43) boasts an inadvertent post-modern attitude
An index to the films of Ernst Lubitsch by Theodore Huff( Book )

2 editions published in 1947 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Ghost town : the story of Fort Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the then-abandoned and crumbling Silent Movie Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Also known as "the original Hollywood."
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954 : from the collection of the George Eastman House and from the Raymond Rohauer collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
The birth of a nation: a "script" of the motion-picture by David Wark Griffith, 1915: made from the ... version in the Museum of Modern Art, New York City by D. W Griffith( Book )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin, Komedian kuningas by Theodore Huff( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in Finnish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intolerance : the film by Theodore Huff( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin. [A biography. With plates, including portraits.] by Theodore Huff( Book )

1 edition published in 1952 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand siècle de Paris, de la prise de la Bastille à l'effondrement de la Commune by André Castelot( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La chronique quotidienne d'un Paris insolite et le récit des grandes heures de son histoire, de la grande Révolution de 1789 à celle, ultime, de 1871, qui laissa la capitale exsangue
An index to the films of Charles Chaplin by Theodore Huff( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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