WorldCat Identities

Gill, David 1928-

Overview
Works: 122 works in 320 publications in 2 languages and 3,750 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  History  Comedy films  Silent films  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Production personnel, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Gill
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
Unknown Chaplin : the master at work( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using countless reels of footage and outtakes Chaplin wanted destroyed, film archivists Kevin Brownlow and David Gill have meticulously crafted an essential and fascinating documentary homage to the silver screen legend
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work
The Kid : Tillie's punctured romance by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood by David Gill( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A six part historical documentary focusing on the early days of the movie industry and the enormous contribution made to this industry by Europe. Includes rarely seen footage from early movies and interviews with some of the film industry's pioneers
Buster Keaton : a hard act to follow by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Keaton's astonishing career which spanned more than 60 years. Includes scenes from his movies
Unknown Chaplin by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

36 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By means of surviving film clips, most of which were eliminations from his feature films, and interviews with those most closely associated with him, observes and shows the creative processes of Charlie Chaplin as comedian, actor, composer of music for his own films, writer, director, and producer of his own films
Hollywood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the American silent film
Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six 60-minute programs present the early days of the movie industry in Europe and the contributions of European filmmakers to the development of the medium. Includes interviews with some of the pioneers of the film industry and film footage from early movies, from the very earliest efforts in the 1890's to the introduction of sound in the 1930's
The pioneers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes rare footage and excerpts from WINGS (1927), THE WIND (1928), NOAH'S ARK (1928), and, in early Technicolor, THE BLACK PIRATE (1926); interviews with Lillian Gish, Dolores Costello, Blanche Sweet, Jackie Coogan, King Vidor, and much more!
Hollywood goes to war( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outbreak of World War I provided Hollywood with one of its greates sources of plots and profits
Trick of the light( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of Hollywood, directors relied on cameras. Early day cameras may have looked primitive, but when handled by a skilled craftsman, pretty girls could be transformed into "screen goddeses."
Out west( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old West was still there when the movies arrived. Cowboys and outlaws saw a heaven-sent chance to relive their youth--and get paid for it--by working in films. The man who really started the "Western Craze" was the Wild West showman William Cody, who made The life of Buffalo Bill in 1913. Tom Mix was the next western screen hero, followed by William S. Hart, who dignified the genre with films like Narrow Trail and Tumbleweeds. These films were a celebration of the West, establishing a tradition that continues to this day
Swanson & Valentino( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two great stars personified Hollywood: Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino. She sacrificed everything for stardom. He did nothing to seek the adoration which ultimately engulfed him. Swanson recalls her meteoric rise--and fall--with remarkable candor. Valentino's brother helps tell the story of the young Italian who became the silver screen's Great Lover--but whose private life failed to match his public image
Star treatment( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producers discovered that if they didn't have a star, they didn't have a hit. Creating stars became a business in itself, and soon, the Hollywood Star System was born. From it came such greats as Clara Bow, Lillian Gish and John Gilbert, who inherited the title "Great Lover" from Valentino. The ruining of John Gilbert's career vividly illustrates how producers could make or break a star
Comedy, a serious business( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the first things filmmakers learned in Hollywood was how to make people laugh. Comedy was king, and battling for the throne were four box office rivals--Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Harry Langdon and Charlie Chaplin. In an era brimming with the visual, their comedy was the work of genius
The Autocrats( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Hollywood's greatest directors were Cecil B. DeMille and Erich Von Stroheim. DeMille worked within the studio system and made a fortune while Von Stroheimm's worked in vain outside the system
Hazard of the game( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent films are often remembered for their physical gags. But behind these gags lay planning, courage, and skill. The stunt men who took the risks while the stars took the credit, now tell the hair-raising stories behind their greatest stunts
The earth = La terre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation "The earth" of Emile Zola's novel of family greed, brutality and deceit in rural France
Single beds and double standards( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood had become a fairy-tale city of fabulous wealth and dizzying success, when a series of scandals shattered the dream. Producers appointed Will Hays to clean up the industry before the public's moral outrage put them all out of work. Hays encouraged "human, heartwarming pictures" and issued a strictly enforced production code designed to keep films wholesome. Hollywood had found its savior. But his price was self-imposed censorship which would rule Hollywood for forty years
 
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Alternative Names
David Gill britischer Filmhistoriker und Produzent

David Gill Brits filmregisseur (1928-1997)

David Gill réalisateur britannique

David Gill regista britannico

Девид Гилл британский историк кино

デイヴィッド・ギル (映画史家)

Languages
English (129)

Dutch (5)

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The pioneersHollywood goes to warTrick of the lightOut westSwanson & ValentinoStar treatmentComedy, a serious businessThe AutocratsHazard of the game