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Murphy, Dudley 1897-1968

Overview
Works: 127 works in 290 publications in 2 languages and 3,714 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Short films  Silent films  Drama  Documentary films  Experimental films  Surrealist films  Nonfiction films  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, fmd, Actor, Restager , Performer, Author, Scenarist, Other, Photographer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4375
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Most widely held works about Dudley Murphy
 
Most widely held works by Dudley Murphy
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

73 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cunning manipulator takes control of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor
Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
The Emperor Jones ; and, Paul Robeson, tribute to an artist( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1. Brutus Jones, a fugitive Pullman porter, who jumps ship and becomes the cruel, despotic emperor of a Caribbean island. -- 2. Tribute to an artist celebrates the warmth, dignity, courage, and talent of one of the greatest American artists of all time
Anthology of surreal cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La coquille et le clergyman: "Obsessed with a general's wife, a clergyman has strange visions of death and lust, while struggling against his own eroticism"--Container
Paul Robeson : icon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emperor Jones: Brutus Jones, a African American Pullman porter schemes, swindles, and powers his way to become ruler of a Caribbean island. Paul Robeson : tribute to an artist: traces the singer-actor and political activist's career through his activism and his socially charged performances of his signature song, Ol' Man River. Our Paul: Actors Ruby Dee and James Earl Jones and filmmaker William greaves recall Paul Robeson, his impact on African-American culture, and the controversy that plagued his final years. Robeson on Robeson: Paul Robeson's son, Paul Robeson, Jr. briefly discusses his father's approach to film and specifically his role as Emperor Jones
Unseen Cinema 7: Viva La Dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

VIVA LA DANCE is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema.. Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt dance, hand-painted in glowing colors. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis' innovations found their way into Diana the Huntress (1916) and Soul of the Cypress (1920). Highly cinematic renditions of dance evolved in Stella Simon's Hände (1928) and Hector Hoppin's Joie de vivre (1934). In counterpoint, ciné-dance experiments by Steiner, Bute, Fischinger, Crockwell, and Vorkapich dispensed with actual dancers in favor of color, shape, line, and form choreographed into abstract light-play.. 31 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Charles Allen, Grigory Alexandrov, Sara Kathryn Arledge, Frederick S. Armitage, Miklos Bandy, Norman Bel Geddes, David Bradley, Al Brick, Francis Bruguière, Mary Ellen Bute, W.L.K. Dickson, Sergei Eisenstein, Emlen Etting, Anthony Gross, William Heise, Hector Hoppin, Looney Lens, Norman McLaren, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Stella Simon, Ralph Steiner, Edmund Tisse, Willard Van Dyke, Slavko Vorpapich, James White.. "A joyous event ... 'movies as art' that not only succeed as challenging entertainment but also have proven to be hugely influential on the craft of cinema."--Chicago Tribune. "An abundance of early, rarely screened, completely restored experimental films ... Rich with inventive and curious experiments." - LA Weekly. Curated by Bruce Posner and Produced by David Shepard. www.unseen-cinema.com. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
Unseen Cinema 3: Light Rhythms( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light Rhythms is part of the film retrospective Unseen Cinema that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated in the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Anémic cinéma (1926), and Nuit sur le Mont Chauve (1934) are finally acknowledged for their seminal artistic achievements made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinnell Grant, and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch and Slavko Vorkapich. For the first time on video, composer George Antheil's original 1924 score accompanies Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound. 26 FILMS BY FEATURED DIRECTORS: Alexander Alexeieff, Oswell Blakeston, Rutherford Boyd, Al Brick, Francis Bruguière, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Marcel Duchamp, W.J. Ganz Studio, Dwinell Grant, John Hoffman, Francis Lee, Fernand Léger, Looney Lens, Ernst Lubitsch, George Morris, Dudley Murphy, Ted Nemeth, Claire Parker, Rrose Selavy, Ralph Steiner, Slavko Vorkapich, Melville Webber. Curated by Bruce Posner and produced by David Shepard. "Rich with inventive and curious experiments."--LA Weekly. "There's a certain American impulse to be cherished here - irascible, restless, and vibrant. The sense of possibility, of play, of discovering the possibilities of the form, is palpable in Unseen Cinema." - City Pages, Twin Cities. Made possible in part by Cineric, Inc., Eastman Kodak Company, Film Preservation Associates
Masterworks of American avant-garde experimental film, 1920-1970( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 restored avant-garde films from some of the most acclaimed names of American avant-garde filmmaking
Ballet mechanique : ballet pour mécaniques et percussion( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film approaches a new form of visual music based upon object identification and then veers off into a profound new direction based upon randomly ordered variations of montage rhythms in time. A Harlem jazz drummer performed a "unique and original accompaniment of drums only" for the film's New York City screening on March 14, 1926, and on the same day at the London Film Society the program notes stated, "Mr. George Antheil was engaged in the composition of music for this picture but, according to Mr. Léger, his music is not likely to be suitably ready for some time and a jazz accompaniment suggested by Mr. Léger will accordingly be played instead". 2K digital restoration from 35mm 1.33:1 black & white with color tints silent 20fps, camera Dudley Murphy, Man Ray, Ezra Pound; production assistant Charles Delacommune, Étienne Lallier, Otto G. Karlson; music by George Antheil from original 1924-25 score Ballet pour instruments mécaniques et percussions, adapted and arranged by Paul D. and remixed by Gustavo Matamoros; with Kiki [Alice Prin], Katherine Hawley Murphy, Dudley Murphy
Dada cinema( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic collection including the early influential abstracts Rhythmus 21 (1921) by Hans Richter and the legendary Symphonie Diagonale by Viking Eggeling. Richter is also represented by his later Film Studie, and Ghosts before Breakfast. There are two Man Ray films, Le Retour a la Raison and Emak Bakia, plus Ferdinand Leger's Ballet Mechanique (made to accompany George Antheil's notorious score) and Entracte, made by Rene Clair and Francis Picabia for the Dada Ballet Relache - with music by Erik Satie. Performers include Erik Satie, Francis Picabia, Man Ray, Darius Milhaud, Marcel Duchamp, Kiki, Paul Hindemith and Hans Richter
Bessie Smith and friends, 1929-1941( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers three classic films; Bessie Smith in the St. Louis blues, Nina Mae McKinney and the Nicholas Brothers in Pie, pie blackbird, and Lena Horne in Boogie woogie dream
Jazz cocktails( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this second volume of Kino's four-part tribute to the Paramount musical shorts, some of the greatest names in jazz are presented in some of their earliest filmed performances. "Black And Tan Fantasy" features Duke Ellington and his orchestra imparting a bluesy mood to a surprisingly downbeat tale featuring actress-dance Fredi Washington ("Imitation Of Life"). Three other musical legends are captured in top form: Artie Shaw presents a master class in the elementals of swingband construction ("Artie Shaw's Class In Swing"), Fats Waller growls a definitive "Ain't Misbehaving" and in "Hi-De-Ho", Cab Calloway demonstrates just what scat is all about, with the assistance of a bevy of Cotton Club fan dancers. Bending the definition of jazz, a very young Bing Crosby croons three ballads in "Dream House", a comedy musical directed by slapstick impresario Mack Sennett. Perhaps the gem of this edition, however, is "Office Blues", in which a pre-Astaire and pre-stardom Ginger Rogers cavorts with Broadway chorines in an Art Deco extravaganza. With artists like these on the bill, it's clear that the short subject - not the feature - was often the highlight of the program.--Back of container
Black and tan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1929 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Black and tan" is the first film appearance of Duke Ellington's Orchestra featuring Cootie Williams and Johnny Hodges
Duke Ellington and his orchestra : 1929-1943 by Duke Ellington Orchestra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from several short and feature length films. Featuring Billie Holiday, Ben Webster, Ivy Anderson, Johnny Hodges, Arthur Whetsol, Cootie Williams, Freddie Jenkins, Harry Carney and many others
Cinéma Dada by Hans Richter( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in French and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Présente plusieurs courts-métrages réalisés pas des artistes du mouvement Dada entre 1921 et 1926
Ballet mecanique by Fernand Léger( Visual )

17 editions published between 1924 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sprightly collage of machinery, everyday objects, and prismatic shapes was long described as a typically Cubist film. Now shown in a version perhaps matching the 1924 print screened at the Vienna premiere, with the music originally composed for it, the film's aggressive Dada spirit also becomes clear. The original score, full of player pianos and mechanical sounds, was so radical it could not be performed. A later concert version was never synchronized with the film. Only modern technology and Paul Lehrman's 1999 reconstruction of the initial score made it possible to recapture the makers' original intentions. The music is scored for eight percussionists, two pianists, bells, siren, airplane propellers, and sixteen player pianos. It eschews conventional forms, instead creating a unique "soundscape." Due to technical limitations related to synchronization, this complex composition was never played in its original instrumentation, alone or with the film. A pioneer of cubism and abstract art, Fernand Léger emerged from the First World War enamored of the so-called machine aesthetic wherein the visual spectacle of modern life was the essential subject for modern painting. He also wrote about cinema, and in Ballet mécanique, used rapid editing and the close-up to find visual drama and formal beauty in machine parts and functional objects. Boston-born Dudley Murphy was an engineering student, World War I pilot, and movie set decorator before launching his directing career with a series of evocative short films including the first American avant-garde film to be screened in New York City, The Song of the Cypress (1921). These musically driven experiments culminated in the jazz-infused Ballet Mecanique, and influenced his later Hollywood and independent features, including The Emperor Jones (1933). American composer-performer George Antheil went to Europe from New Jersey in 1922. His outrageous piano concerts featuring his avant-garde compositions made him "the toast of Paris." However, a failed New York performance of Ballet mécanique in 1927 ruined his reputation. After 1935, he emerged as a respected composer for Hollywood films. 35mm 1.33:1 black and white with color tints silent with music 20fps 17 minutes. Camera Dudley Murphy, Man Ray, Ezra Pound; production assistance Charles Delacommune, Étienne Lallier, Otto G. Karlson; music by George Antheil from original 1924-25 score Ballet pour instruments mécaniques et percussions, adapted and arranged by Paul D. Lehrman; courtesy G. Schirmer, Inc., Estate of George Antheil, Paul D. Lehrman
Retour de flamme by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents seminal films in the early development of motion pictures in France and the United States with each film preceded by extensive optional historical commentary
One third of a nation : a living newspaper( Visual )

8 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Depression-era film in which a member of a wealthy family inherits a slum tenement building and learns about the day-to-day struggles of the people who live there
St. Louis blues by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

17 editions published between 1929 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gambling, philandering husband cheats on his long-suffering, loving wife and takes her money, causing her to sing the blues
 
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Dudley Murphy Amerikaans filmregisseur (1897-1968)

Dudley Murphy amerikanischer Regisseur

Dudley Murphy cinéaste américain

Dudley Murphy director de cine estadounidense

Dudley Murphy director de cinema estatunidenc

Dudley Murphy direutor de cine estauxunidense (1897–1968)

Dudley Murphy regista americano

Дадли Мерфи

دودلي ميرفي مخرج أفلام أمريكي

ダドリー・マーフィー

达德利·墨菲

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English (130)

French (12)