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Murphy, Dudley 1897-1968

Works: 95 works in 255 publications in 2 languages and 3,350 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Short films  Silent films  Drama  Experimental films  Documentary films  History  Surrealist films  Nonfiction films  Anthology films 
Roles: Director, fmd, Actor, Restager , Scenarist, Author, Performer, Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Most widely held works about Dudley Murphy
Most widely held works by Dudley Murphy
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

69 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cunning manipulator takes control of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 393 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 )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 333 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 )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 180 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
Paul Robeson : icon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 132 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
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"--Container
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Ballet mechanique : ballet pour mécaniques et percussion( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film approaches a new form of visual music based upon object identification and then veers off into a profound new direction based upon randomly ordered variations of montage rhythms in time. A Harlem jazz drummer performed a "unique and original accompaniment of drums only" for the film's New York City screening on March 14, 1926, and on the same day at the London Film Society the program notes stated, "Mr. George Antheil was engaged in the composition of music for this picture but, according to Mr. Léger, his music is not likely to be suitably ready for some time and a jazz accompaniment suggested by Mr. Léger will accordingly be played instead". 2K digital restoration from 35mm 1.33:1 black & white with color tints silent 20fps, camera Dudley Murphy, Man Ray, Ezra Pound; production assistant Charles Delacommune, Étienne Lallier, Otto G. Karlson; music by George Antheil from original 1924-25 score Ballet pour instruments mécaniques et percussions, adapted and arranged by Paul D. and remixed by Gustavo Matamoros; with Kiki [Alice Prin], Katherine Hawley Murphy, Dudley Murphy
Dada cinema( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 64 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 48 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of Kino's four-part tribute to the Paramount musical shorts, some of the greatest names in jazz are presented in some of their earliest filmed performances. "Black And Tan Fantasy" features Duke Ellington and his orchestra imparting a bluesy mood to a surprisingly downbeat tale featuring actress-dance Fredi Washington ("Imitation Of Life"). Three other musical legends are captured in top form: Artie Shaw presents a master class in the elementals of swingband construction ("Artie Shaw's Class In Swing"), Fats Waller growls a definitive "Ain't Misbehaving" and in "Hi-De-Ho", Cab Calloway demonstrates just what scat is all about, with the assistance of a bevy of Cotton Club fan dancers. Bending the definition of jazz, a very young Bing Crosby croons three ballads in "Dream House", a comedy musical directed by slapstick impresario Mack Sennett. Perhaps the gem of this edition, however, is "Office Blues", in which a pre-Astaire and pre-stardom Ginger Rogers cavorts with Broadway chorines in an Art Deco extravaganza. With artists like these on the bill, it's clear that the short subject - not the feature - was often the highlight of the program.--Back of container
Black and tan( Visual )

13 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black and tan" is the first film appearance of Duke Ellington's Orchestra featuring Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges
Duke Ellington and his orchestra : 1929-1943 by Duke Ellington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from several short and feature length films featuring Duke Ellington
Ballet mecanique by Fernand Léger( Visual )

18 editions published between 1924 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 23 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
Cinéma Dada by Hans Richter( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Présente plusieurs courts-métrages réalisés pas des artistes du mouvement Dada entre 1921 et 1926
Retour de flamme by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member 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
St. Louis blues by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

16 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One third of a nation : a living newspaper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 16 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
Light rhythms : music and abstraction by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 13 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 à 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 achievments made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinell 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 Légar and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound
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Alternative Names
Dudley Murphy Amerikaans filmregisseur (1897-1968)

Dudley Murphy amerikanischer Regisseur

Dudley Murphy cinéaste américain

Dudley Murphy director de cine estadounidense

Dudley Murphy regista americano

Дадли Мерфи


English (131)

French (13)