Murphy, Dudley 1897-1968
Most widely held works about Dudley Murphy
Most widely held works by Dudley Murphy
The Emperor Jones ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
A cunning manipulator takes control of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor.
The Emperor Jones and, Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
1. Brutus Jones, a fugitive Pullman porter, who jumps ship and becomes the cruel, despotic emperor of a Caribbean island. -- 2. Tribute to an artist celebrates the warmth, dignity, courage, and talent of one of the greatest American artists of all time.
Avant-garde. 3 experimental cinema, 1922-1954 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 257 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.
Anthology of surreal cinema. Volume one ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Entr'acte: "After a man is killed, his coffin takes on a life of it's own. After a long surrealistic chase, he climbs out of his coffin and makes everyone that was chasing his coffin disappear!"--Container.
Paul Robeson icon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
Emperor Jones: Brutus Jones, a African American Pullman porter schemes, swindles, and powers his way to become ruler of a Caribbean island. Paul Robeson : tribute to an artist: traces the singer-actor and political activist's career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, Ol' Man River. Our Paul: Actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones and filmmaker William greaves recall Paul Robeson, his impact on African-American culture, and the controversy that plagued his final years. Robeson on Robeson: Paul Robeson's son, Paul Robeson, Jr. briefly discusses his father's approach to film and specifically his role as Emperor Jones.
Jazz cocktails ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"Seven intoxicating concoctions of movie musical magic"--Container.
Bessie Smith and friends, 1929-1941 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Covers three classic films; Bessie Smith in the St. Louis blues, Nina Mae McKinney and the Nicholas Brothers in Pie, pie blackbird, and Lena Horne in Boogie woogie dream.
Dada cinema ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 50 libraries worldwide
A classic collection including the early influential abstracts Rhythmus 21 (1921) by Hans Richter and the legendary Symphonie Diagonale by Viking Eggeling. Richter is also represented by his later Film Studie, and Ghosts before Breakfast. There are two Man Ray films, Le Retour a la Raison and Emak Bakia, plus Ferdinand Leger's Ballet Mechanique (made to accompany George Antheil's notorious score) and Entracte, made by Rene Clair and Francis Picabia for the Dada Ballet Relache - with music by Erik Satie. Performers include Erik Satie, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud, Marcel Duchamp, Kiki, Paul Hindemith and Hans Richter.
Black and tan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 libraries worldwide
"Black and tan" is the first film appearance of Duke Ellington's Orchestra featuring Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges. "St. Louis blues" shows the magic of Bessie Smith's voice.
One third of a nation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A Depression-era film in which a member of a wealthy family inherits a slum tenement building and learns about the day-to-day struggles of the people who live there.
St. Louis blues ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A gambling, philandering husband cheats on his long-suffering, loving wife, and takes her money.
Storyville films presents the blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Ballet mécanique ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1924 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 10 libraries worldwide
An experimental surrealist film in which everyday images form abstract patterns.
The Emperor Jones ; Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist ( Visual )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
1. Brutus Jones, a Pullman porter, then a fugitive from a chain gang, jumps ship and becomes the cruel, despotic emperor of a Caribbean island. -- 2. Tribute to an artist celebrates the warmth, dignity, courage, and talent of one of the greatest American artists of all time.
Song hit stories [videorecording ( Visual )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Musical shorts featuring some of the best known works of Afro-American musicians.
Light rhythms music and abstraction ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated by the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics Le Retour á la raison (1923), Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Anémic cinéma (1926), and Une Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (1934), are finally acknowledged for their seminal artistic achievements made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinnell Grant, and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch, Slavko Vorkapich, and Busby Berkeley. For the first time on video, composer George Antheil's original 1924 score accompanies Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound"--Container.
Bessie Smith (1895-1937) by Bessie Smith ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Saved from the flames. Disc two 54 rare and restored films 1896-1944 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Laughing like we used to: Seven comedies, including four restored from turn of the century Italy and France, a recently-discovered nitrate negative of Chaplin's first appearance in his "tramp" attire, a frenetic Mack Sennett gag fest with tin lizzies galore, and The Pest, starring an early Stan Laurel (before Hardy). Drawings and models: Six works of animation: Gaumont's Fantasmagorie (1908), three cartoons from the Fleischer Studios -- Cartoon Factory (1924), Ain't She Sweet (1932), and Play Safe (1936) -- Ub Iwerks' Balloonland (1935) featuring a new color restoration made from the original negatives, and a filmed performance by puppetry pioneer Tony Sarg. Grace notes: Rare early musical performances: Django Reinhardt with Stéphane Grapelli and the Quintet of the Hot Club of France, Duke Ellington and the Cotton Club Orchestra, Louis Armstrong in Copenhagen, and the Utica Jubilee Singers.
Retour de flamme. 02 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Presents seminal films in the early development of motion pictures in France and the United States with each film preceded by extensive optional historical commentary.
Dancing images ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A collection of experimental short films focusing on movement--animated shapes, moving objects, and dancers.
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