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Murphy, Dudley 1897-1968

Overview
Works: 83 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 3,052 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  History  Biography  Documentary films  Fiction  Music  Film and video adaptations  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Performer, Actor, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997.A1, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about  Dudley Murphy Publications about Dudley Murphy
Publications by  Dudley Murphy Publications by Dudley Murphy
posthumous Publications by Dudley Murphy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Dudley Murphy
 
Most widely held works by Dudley Murphy
The Emperor Jones ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cunning manipulator takes control of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor
Paul Robeson portraits of the artist ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 328 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 Emperor Jones and, Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member 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
The best of jazz & blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Musicals shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. Filmed at the Paramount Studios in Astoria, Queens, these films offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action -- and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique." -- Container
Anthology of surreal cinema ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La coquille et le clergyman: Obsessed with a general's wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, while struggling against his own eroticism
Paul Robeson icon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member 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
Dada cinema ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
Bessie Smith and friends, 1929-1941 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member 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
Jazz cocktails ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Seven intoxicating concoctions of movie musical magic"--Container
Blue melodies ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. They offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action - and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique. Case in point: this volume presents priceless blues-oriented footage from the early years of sound. The legendary "Empress of the blues", Bessie Smith, stars in her only film, the once-notorious musical drama "St. Louis Blues". Teenaged Billie Holiday performs with Duke Ellington's Orchestra in "Symphony In Black", perhaps the greatest of Ellington's shorts. Another Ellington piece, "Bundle Of Blues", spotlights his favorite band singer, Ivie Anderson, while George Dewey Washington's powerful baritone transcends some stereotypical situations in "Ol' King Cotton". And, months before her Broadway debut, an unnervingly girlish Ethel Merman defends her life before a judge in the surreal "Her Future", shot at the Paramount studio in Merman's hometown (Astoria, Queens). Also staring in this volume - definitely in a lighter vein - are bandleader Vince Lopez (who conducts a bouncy "St. Louis Blues" in "Those Blues"), Cab Calloway ("Jitterbug Party"), and Bing Crosby performing his theme song "Where The Blue Of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day".--Back of container
Black and tan ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member 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
Cinéma Dada by Hans Richter ( Visual )
in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Présente plusieurs courts-métrages réalisés pas des artistes du mouvement Dada entre 1921 et 1926
Ballet mechanique by Fernand Léger ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1924 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
French cubist painter Fernand Leger collaborated with American photographer Dudley Murphy to produce a dynamic view of modern life in the 1920s. A series of contrasting images are rapidly intercut to stress their plastic rather than their representational qualities
One third of a nation ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1939 and 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member 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 )
13 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member 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 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Light rhythms music and abstraction ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member 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 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black jazz and blues ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bessie Smith sings as the scorned woman in St. Louis blues. In Symphony in black, Duke Ellington writes and performs in his own music about Negro moods. And in Caldonia, Louis Jordan plays the saxophone and sings about his woman as he is making a movie in Harlem
 
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French (9)
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