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Gill, David 1928-

Overview
Works: 111 works in 333 publications in 2 languages and 3,939 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Silent films  Documentary television programs  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Educational 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
Unknown Chaplin : the master at work by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 511 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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 464 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
Cinema Europe : the other Hollywood by David Gill( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 315 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 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 by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 and held by 253 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
Joe by David Gordon Green( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of how an average "Joe" becomes a murderer. A friendship grows between a wealthy executive and a blue-collar welder due to their common fear and frustration with the "liberals" and "hippies" who are ruining the country
Buster Keaton : a hard act to follow by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Keaton's astonishing career which spanned more than 60 years. Includes scenes from his movies
Hollywood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the American silent film
O pioneers! by Glenn Jordan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 96 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 by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The outbreak of World War I provided Hollywood with one of its greatest sources of plots - and profits. As the American mood shifted away from neutrality, Hollywood followed, abandoning films with pacificst themes for stories of war at the front
Comedy, a serious business( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 90 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
Out west by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 84 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
Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky = The Skladanowsky brothers by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 84 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."
Swanson & Valentino by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 82 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
In the beginning : so you want to write a story by Kenneth Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1900, Hollywood was a peaceful village with sheep, goats, and pigs wandering along its dusty streets. Then the filmmakers arrived in search of sunshine and changed the town forever
Star treatment by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 81 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
The earth = La terre( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation "The earth" of Emile Zola's novel of family greed, brutality and deceit in rural France
End of an era by Nightwish( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 77 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
The Autocrats by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 76 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
Single beds and double standards by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 76 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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HollywoodO 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

デイヴィッド・ギル (映画史家)

Languages
English (149)

Dutch (1)

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HollywoodO pioneers!Hollywood goes to warComedy, a serious businessOut westDie Gebrüder Skladanowsky = The Skladanowsky brothersSwanson & ValentinoIn the beginning : so you want to write a story