WorldCat Identities

Gill, David 1928-

Overview
Works: 89 works in 285 publications in 2 languages and 3,673 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Silent films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Production personnel, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Gill
Unknown Chaplin the master at work by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

23 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 519 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
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 441 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
Hollywood goes to war by David Gill( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outbreak of World War I provided Hollywood with one of its greates sources of plots and profits
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood by David Gill( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 332 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
D.W. Griffith : father of film by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 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
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2016 and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tillie's punctured romance: Charlie Chaplin plays a street-smart con artist in this silent film -- Hollywood's first feature-length comedy. Charlie woos a country girl named Tillie (Marie Dressler), convincing her to take her father's money and run off to the city with him. Once there, Charlie leaves Tillie and goes back to his old sweetie (Mabel Normand). Charlie eventually returns, but his wandering eye sends everyone into an uproarious pie-tossing frenzy
The pioneers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 103 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!
Trick of the light by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

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

In the early days of Hollywood, directors relied heavily on their cameramen. While their cameras may have looked primitive, when handled by a skilled craftsman, a pretty girl was transformed into a "screen goddess." Individual cameramen were invaluable to both studios and stars. With the help of art directors, they achieved some of the most amazing and dangerous sequences ever filmed
Star treatment by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 87 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
Single beds and double standards by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 84 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. The Fatty Arbuckle case so shocked America that the producers appointed Will Hays to clean up the industry
Comedy, a serious business( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 82 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
End of an era by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout the early to mid-twenties, more and more films were made with synchronized sound and music, but it wasn't until 1927 that Warner Brothers gambled on talking pictures with "The Jazz singer". From that moment on, all that had shaped and created Hollywood was utterly transformed
Hazard of the game by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent films are often remembered for their physical gags--always good for a laugh, over in a second. But behind these gags lay planning, courage and skill. Stuntmen took the risks while the stars took the credit--and it was a firm rule that no stuntman could reveal the tricks of his trade. Here at last, legendary stuntmen Yakima Canutt, Harvey Parry, Bob Rose and Paul Malvern tell the hair-raising stories behind their greatest stunts
Swanson & Valentino by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 76 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
The man with the megaphone( Visual )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent film directors were a flamboyant breed--pioneers who invented the art of film direction as they went along. Working conditions were chaotic. Open sets were built side by side and back to back, and live "mood" music was provided according to each star's taste. Despite deafening noise and constant distraction, directors talked their cast through every move and emotion, and from this confusion came great films
In the beginning( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1900, Hollywood was a peaceful village with sheep, goats and pigs wandering along its dusty streets. Then filmmakers arrived in search of permanent sunshine, and changed the town forever. The silent films produced by Hollywood transcended national boundaries and languages to become the most powerful medium of mass entertainment the world had ever known
The earth = La terre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation "The earth" of Emile Zola's novel of family greed, brutality and deceit in rural France
The Autocrats by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of Hollywood's greatest directors were Cecil B. DeMille and Erich von Stroheim. But what they shared in achievement, they never shared in success
Harold Lloyd the third genius( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Harold Lloyd, born the son of Foxy Lloyd in 1893, who landed in Hollywood and a meeting with Hal Roach through the toss of a coin. Includes extracts from The Old Monk's Tale, 1913, Look Out Below, 1918, and Haunted Spooks, 1919. Features interviews with director Hal Roach, stuntman Harvey Parry, stars Jack Lemmon and Mildred Davis and more
 
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The pioneers
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

גיל, דוד

Languages
English (140)

German (2)

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The pioneersTrick of the lightStar treatmentComedy, a serious businessHazard of the gameSwanson & ValentinoIn the beginningThe Autocrats