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Florey, Robert 1900-1979

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The Marx Brothers silver screen collection : Duck soup. Horse feathers. Animal crackers. Monkey business. Cocoanuts( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monkey business: While stowing away on a ship to America, the boys get involuntarily pressed into service as toughs for a pair of feuding gangsters
Avant-garde : experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s by Bret Wood( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
The twilight zone by Jordan Peele( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often having a wicked sense of humor and filled with unexpected twists. The pilot episode "Where Is Everybody?" has a man wandering through an empty ghost town seeking someone, anyone, to break his isolation
The Bela Lugosi collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murders in the Rue Morgue: A mad scientist attempts to find a mate for his talking gorilla
The Cocoanuts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Marx Brothers comedy with Groucho as a hotel owner, Chico and Harpo as con men and Margaret Dumont as a wealthy matron
The cocoanuts by Joseph Santley( Visual )

30 editions published between 1929 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on their Broadway hit. The film--one of the first full talkies--takes place in a hotel with owner Groucho out to grab every dollar
The life and death of 9413 : a Hollywood extra by Slavko Vorkapich( Visual )

12 editions published between 1926 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satirical fantasy about Mr. Jones who wants to become a Hollywood movie star
The Tarzan collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beasts roar, danger abounds and Johnny Weissmuller swoops into the last 6 of his 12 adventures as film's definitive Tarzan. The vine swinger provides World War II heroics in Tarzan triumphs and Tarzan's desert mystery. Next, he welcomes Jane (Brenda Joyce) home and champions a secluded female tribe in Tarzan and the Amazons. A deadly cult proves no match for the jungle lord in Tarzan and the leopard woman. And the Ape Man calls in elephants to deal with poachers in Tarzan and the huntress and rescues a pearl-diving community in Tarzan and the mermaids"--Container
Skyscraper symphony( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most fantastic effects were secured in shooting sheer heights ... It was partly the architectural wonder of New York that made the film so stirring, but, really, it was the artist's touch that moved one, the catching of mood, line, color, and feeling in the strange, walled city."--Marguerite Tazelaar 1929. The hard-edged SKYSCRAPER SYMPHONY stands in contrast to other New York scenic newsreels produced throughout the 1920s. Robert Florey's camera looks straight up the domineering concrete behemoths in skewed perspectives that attempt to emulate musical forms.. The hard-edged SKYSCRAPER SYMPHONY stands in contrast to other New York scenic newsreels produced during the 1920s. Composed of skewed perspectives, Robert Florey's camera looks straight up the domineering concrete behemoths. And it is hard to determine if he succeeds to mime symphonic form as the title suggests.. French cinéaste, journalist, author and film and television director Robert Florey came to Hollywood in 1921 and worked as an assistant director before collaborating on The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra. He made at least three other short experimental films and directed over 50 Hollywood features during the 1930-40s. In 1953, he moved to television.. 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 11:17 minutes. New music by Donald Sosin; courtesy Gosfilmofond of Russia
Unseen cinema( Visual )

2 editions published between 1929 and 2018 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PICTURING A METROPOLIS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The most fantastic effects were secured in shooting sheer heights .... It was partly the architectural wonder of New York that made the film so stirring, but, really, it was the artist's touch that moved one, the catching of mood, line, color, and feeling in the strange, walled city. --MARGUERITE TAZELAAR 1929. The hard-edged "Skyscraper Symphony" stands in contrast to other New York scenic newsreels produced during the 1920s. Composed of skewed perspectives, Robert Florey's camera looks straight up the domineering concrete behemoths. And it is hard to determine if he succeeds to mime symphonic form as the title suggests. --BRUCE POSNER French cinéaste, journalist, author and film and television director Robert Florey came to Hollywood in 1921 and worked as an assistant director before collaborating on "The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra". He made at least three other short experimental films and directed over 50 Hollywood features during the 1930-40s. In 1953, he moved to television. --BRUCE POSNER Alternate title: "Symphonie der Wolkenkratzer". 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 10:58 minutes. New music by Donald Sosin
Unseen cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1928 and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Robert Florey, a French cineaste, and William Cameron Menzies, a top Hollywood art director, combined talents to show the influence of Caligari and other European film experiments, which tended to be ignored by Hollywood productions. Florey went on to make the expressionistic "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (1932) and "Beast with Five Fingers" (1946). --KEVIN BROWNLOW. French cinéaste, journalist, author and film and television director, Robert Florey came to Hollywood in 1921 and worked as an assistant director before collaborating on "The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra". He made at least three other short experimental films and directed over 50 Hollywood features during the 1930-40s. In 1953, he moved to television. --BRUCE POSNER. Trained as an illustrator, William Cameron Menzies (1896-1957) virtually invented the art of production design. He designed the landmark films "Thief of Bagdad" (1924) and "Gone with the Wind" (1939) and subsequently worked on some 30 features. Menzies occasionally directed films as well, the most notable being "Things to Come" (1936) and "Invaders from Mars" (1953). --JAMES CURTIS. 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 15:07 minutes. Camera: Edward Fitzgerald
Unseen cinema. a Hollywood extra [1927]( Visual )

1 edition published in 1927 and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Florey and Vorkapich's fictional short features an expressionistic design made almost exclusively with miniature sets and photographed with live actors through mirrors. An elliptical narrative concerns the plight of Hollywood extras at the time much abused by producers. Supposedly made for $97, the film ran commercially in art houses. --JAN-CHRISTOPHER HORAK. Perhaps the most popular experimental film made in the United States prior to Deren's "Meshes of the Afternoon", the film has direct ties to German expressionistic and French avant-garde cinema. The filmmakers fabricated much of the atmosphere through clever lighting and cutouts to depict the business of Hollywood. The low-budget production received wide exposure at art cinemas, then in vogue across the country, and it generated much discussion among the public and cinéphiles. --BRUCE POSNER. Serbian-born artist, Slavko Vorkapich settled 1925 in Santa Barbara as a portrait painter, and by 1928, inspired by director Rex Ingram, he entered Hollywood studios as a "montage" specialist. His name eventually became a noun describing the sequences for which he was famous. In later years, he made Pepsi commercials and lectured on principles of film art. --DAVID SHEPARD. Robert Florey, a French cinéaste, journalist, author and film and television director, came to Hollywood in 1921 and worked as an assistant director before collaborating on "The Life and Death of 9413 - A Hollywood Extra". He made at least three other short experimental films and directed over 50 Hollywood features during the 1930-40s. In 1953, he moved to television. Cinematographer Gregg Toland is acknowledged for his innovative use of fast lenses and creative lighting to record "deep-focus," great depths of field to hold sharp focus from close foreground to distant background. Between 1936-1942, he developed this technique in collaboration with directors John Ford, William Wyler and Orson Welles. --BRUCE POSNER 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 13:20 minutes. Camera: Gregg Toland, Paul Ivano, Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapich
Unseen Cinema 5: Picturing a Metropolis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PICTURING A METROPOLIS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema.. Since the beginning of cinema, filmmakers have been infatuated with capturing on film dynamic images of New York City. Avant-garde experiments pop up in the most unlikely of places including turn of the 20th century actualities, and commercial and radical newsreels. City symphonies are represented by the landmark American films, Sheeler and Strand's Manhatta (1921), Flaherty's 24-Dollar Island (c,1926), Florey's Skyscraper Symphony (1929), and Leyda's A Bronx Morning (1931). Overall 25 short films lovingly depict scenes of New Yorkers in situ against the skyscrapers, streets, and night life of Manhattan during a half century of progress.. 25 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Frederick Armitage, G.W. "Billy" Bitzer, Robert K. Bonine, Al Brick, Rudy Burckhardt, Robert Flaherty, Robert Florey, Lewis Jacobs, Looney Lens, Jay Leyda, Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter, Bonney Powell, Charles Sheeler, J.B. Smith, Paul Strand, A.E. Weed, Herman Weinberg.. Curated by Bruce Posner and produced by David Shepard. "Manhattan itself becomes a living being, the embodiment of modern American energy. A New York museum should put this great early film, perhaps the most dramatic portrayal of the city in existence, on permanent display. Every New Yorker should see it."--New York Magazine. "The clarity and depth of the films will be a revelation ... Picturing a Metropolis is cause for celebration." - Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
Murders in the Rue Morgue by Robert Florey( Visual )

18 editions published between 1932 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deranged scientist searches Paris for a "prospective bride" for his pet gorilla. Inviting young ladies to his sinister laboratory, he injects his victims with gorilla's blood and then disposes of their ravaged bodies through an ingenious trapdoor
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
The Loretta Young show( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three live television plays, hosted by and starring Loretta Young
The Marx Brothers silver screen collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cocoanuts"; Groucho as a hotel owner, Harpo and Chico as con men. "Animal crackers"; Loosely centers around a painting stolen during a house party. "Monkey business"; Running from the authorities the Marx Brothers stowaway on a luxury liner where they encounter and become bodyguards for rival gangsters. "Horsefeathers"; Professor Quincy Wagstaff has just been installed as the new president of Huxley College."Duck soup"; To rescue the small country of Freedonia from bankruptcy, Mrs. Teasdale agrees to donate 20 million dollars if Rufus T. Firefly is appointed its new president
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hatchet man: A Tong executioner allows his wife to run off with a gangster only to learn she's been sold into prostitution
The beast with five fingers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilary Cummins, the devoted secretary to wheelchair-bound piano virtuoso Francis Ingram, has a passion for the occult. Pouring through every book on the supernatural he can find in Ingram's vast library, Hilary begins to imagine strange and terrifying things. But after Ingram's tragic death, the line between reality and unimaginable terror is blurred as the severed hand from Ingram's corpse begins killing everyone in the villa!
God is my co-pilot by Karin Junger( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six P-40 fighters come shrieking out of the sun, guns blazing. They're outnumbered and outgunned by the 18 enemy Zeros below them. But they won't be outfought. Scott is an inexperienced 'textbook pilot' who asks to fly with the all-volunteer, battle-seasoned Flying Tigers headed by Gen. Claire Chennault. Fighting to keep the critical Burma Road supply line open, Scott becomes an ace. He comes to realize what many flyers know: up in the heavens, he is not alone
 
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Alternative Names
Florej, Robert (1900-1979)

Florey, Robert

Florey, Robert, 1900-

Robert Florey Frans acteur (1900-1979)

Robert Florey französisch-US-amerikanischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Schauspieler

Robert Florey French-born American director (1900-1979)

Robert Florey sceneggiatore, regista e attore francese

Roberts, Florian 1900-1979

Флори, Роберт

رابرت فلری

روبيرت فلورى

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羅伯特·弗洛里 法國出生的美國導演

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