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Struss, Karl 1886-1981

Overview
Works: 165 works in 300 publications in 6 languages and 4,823 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Fiction  Caricatures and cartoons  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )
17 editions published between 1940 and 2012 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chaplin plays dual roles in what was his first dialogue film: a burlesque of Hitler alias Adenoid Hynkel, and a Jewish barber who returns an amnesiac many years after an accident in World War I, unaware of the rise of Nazism. The delusions of the dictator contrasts with the earthy pragmatism of the barber (shades of the tramp). The parody of Hitler draws not only on Chaplin's genius for mime but also on his vocal resources. Chaplin's most experimental work was politically audacious at the time. At best it received a mixed reception in an America in the grip of isolationism but was enthusiastically received in blitzed London. The amalgam of hilarity and horror links two very dissimilar films - Modern Times and Monsieur Verdoux. The explicit and impassioned final speech carries a suggestion of unintended irony -while its sentiments are diametrically opposed, the rhetoric and manner of delivery are not far removed from Hitler's
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )
2 editions published between 1926 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Sunrise a song of two humans by F. W Murnau( Visual )
12 editions published between 1927 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A villager in love with a city woman tries to kill his wife; later he repents and spends a happy day with her
Island of lost souls by Erle C Kenton( Visual )
5 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there
Five American cinematographers : interviews with Karl Struss, Joseph Ruttenberg, James Wong Howe, Linwood Dunn, and William H. Clothier by Scott Eyman( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln by D. W Griffith( Visual )
9 editions published between 1930 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abraham Lincoln: An episodic biography of the 16th President of the United States focusing on Lincoln's personal tragedies as well as his great accomplishments
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )
2 editions published between 1932 and 2006 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death
Four frightened people ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four castaways embark on a journey beyond their wildest dreams in this glorious romantic adventure. When deadly bubonic plague breaks out on a coastal steamer, four passengers steal a lifeboat and set out on a mission of survival. They land on a remote Malayan island and soon shed all trappings of their former selves. But when the native guide is suddenly murdered, they find themselves at the mercy of hostile islanders and must use their newfound survival skills if they are going to escape a terrible fate --Container
Coquette a drama of the American south ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norma Besant, daughter of a Southern doctor, is an incorrigible flirt and has many boys on her string. She begins to favor Michael Jeffrey, who, shiftless and hot-tempered but fundamentally honorable, is warned off by her father. When Michael returns after a long absence, the pair are innocently compromised, and Dr. Besant's old-South paternal rage brings tragedy
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"William Shakespeare's classic farce about a wealthy merchant of Padua who announces he will not allow the marriage of his youngest daughter, Bianca, until her sister Katherine is wed even though the latter is shunned by all because of her shrewish behavior. Petrucio (Douglas Fairbanks) steps in to tame the shrew but can he?"--Container
The great dictator Le dictateur by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )
9 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A doctor experiments in order to turn himself into a fiend
Der große Diktator ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charlie Chaplin als unbedarfter, jüdischer Friseur wird mit dem Diktator äHynkelä - einer grotesk verzerrten Karikatur Hitlers - verwechselt
Limelight Les feux de la rampe by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in French and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En rentrant un soir chez lui, l'ancien artiste de music-hall Calvero découvre sa jeune voisine danseuse à demi-morte. Déçue par la vie, Terry a tenté de mettre fin à ses jours. Une amitié se noue alors entre les deux artistes. Calvero, hanté la nuit par des rêves de gloire passée, prend Terry sous son aile, la soigne et l'encourage à reprendre la danse...porté par des dialogues et par des scènes de spectacles magiques, Chaplin signe une oeuvre bouleversante. Le duo Charles Chaplin avec l'autre monstre sacré du muet, Buster Keaton est fascinant
Sunrise a song of two humans = L'aurore by F. W Murnau( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunrise by F. W Murnau( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sunrise, a psychological thriller from the silent movie era, begins when the pleasant and peaceful life of a naive country man is turned upside down when he falls for a cold-blooded yet seductive woman from the city. She persuades him to drown his virtuous wife in order to be with her. This is one of the most moving stories ever told on screen - a tale of temptation, reconciliation, reconsecration and redemption, told with a lyrical simplicity that gives it the timeless universality of a fable
Belle of the nineties ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tiger Kid is an up-and-coming boxer who's concentrating on the wrong kind of "knockout"--The electrifying Ruby Carter (West). When Tiger's manager tricks Ruby into leaving town, she travels to New Orleans to headline with Duke Ellington and his orchestra at Ace Lamont's Sensation House. But Ace has eyes for Ruby's diamonds and plots a robbery. As always, Mae outsmarts her adversaries and proves she has no intention of losing her jewels, or her man
Sparrows by William Beaudine( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gothic suspense drama based on 1920's newspaper reports of the events portrayed. In the backwoods, the operation of a baby-farm, where unwanted or lost children are held, is hidden deep in the Southern swamps. When the police close in to rescue a kidnapped two-year-old, the eldest of the children, Mollie, attemps to lead them to safety
Limelight by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )
11 editions published between 1951 and 2013 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a washed-up music hall clown who regains confidence while helping a suicidal ballerina. This was Chaplin's most personal film in turn nostalgic, melancholic and contemplative as he reflects on old age and the nature of art and comedy. There are only moments of humour (notably in tandem with Buster Keaton). Comedy is a tool for Chaplin's larger enterprise of soul-searching and summing up
The taming of the shrew ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Taming of the shrew: Set in Padua, Italy, the story is a battle of the sexes between Katherine, a beautiful but headstrong woman, and Petruchio, a young man who has arrived with the intention of finding a wife. Kate's father will not allow his younger, more agreeable daughter Bianca to marry until his older daughter is wed, and Petruchio is convinced to try taming the shrew
 
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Alternative Names
Karl Struss
Strauss, Karl
Struss, Karl F.
Struss, Karl Fischer
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