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Gill, David 1928-

Overview
Works: 112 works in 249 publications in 2 languages and 3,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Interviews  Documentary television programs  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Scenarist, Production personnel, Performer
Classifications: PN1995.75, 792.028092
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by David Gill, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by David Gill
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 412 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 )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 399 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
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 346 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 ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 263 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 a hard act to follow ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 174 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 )
23 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 134 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 )
8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the development of the American silent film
Hollywood goes to war by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 109 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 by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 97 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
Out west by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 97 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 pioneers by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 93 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!
Star treatment by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 90 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 89 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
Comedy, a serious business ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 88 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 84 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 )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 84 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 83 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 by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 81 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 man with the megaphone ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 78 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
The Autocrats by Kevin Brownlow ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 77 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
 
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