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Lorentz, Pare

Overview
Works: 156 works in 410 publications in 3 languages and 7,337 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical films  Reviews  Nonfiction films  Short films  Drama  Pictorial works  Ethnographic films 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Producer, Commentator, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.D6, 978
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Most widely held works by Pare Lorentz
The plow that broke the plains ; The river( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plow that broke the plains (1936) is a short documentary film which shows what happened to the Great Plains region of the United States and Canada when uncontrolled agricultural farming led to the Dust Bowl. It was written and directed by Pare Lorentz. Lorentz worked on the film with composer Virgil Thomson, who shared Lorentz's enthusiasm for folk music and incorporated many folk melodies, along with other popular and religious music, into the soundtrack. The film was narrated by the American baritone Thomas Hardie Chalmers. The film was sponsored by the United States government (Resettlement Administration) to raise awareness about the New Deal and was intended to cost $6,000 or less; it eventually cost over $19,000 and Lorentz, turning in many receipts written on various scraps of paper, had many of his reimbursements denied and paid for much of the film himself. Lorentz later faced criticism for appearing to blame westward bound settlers for the ecological crisis by having eroded the soil of the Plains with unrestrained farming (and one of his photographers, Arthur Rothstein, was criticized for moving a skull from one location to another in the Dust Bowl to shoot it and for other stagings in the film), but the film nonetheless succeeded in driving home the message of the severity of the problem caused by the misuse of land. Virgil Thomson compiled a concert suite from his original score, which has been performed and recorded. One of the earliest recordings was for Vanguard Records with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Symphony of the Air; the original stereo LP also included a suite from Thomson's score for another Lorentz documentary, The River. In 1999, The Plow That Broke the Plains was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant"
Lorentz on film : movies 1927 to 1941 by Pare Lorentz( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

106 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the time of the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought
The river by Pare Lorentz( Book )

13 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our daily bread : and other films of the Great Depression( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed
The plow that broke the plains : suite for orchestra : a United States Government film by Virgil Thomson( )

5 editions published in 1942 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelt year; a photographic record by Pare Lorentz( Book )

7 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored; the private life of the movie by Morris L Ernst( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and the land : four documentary portraits of the great depression( Visual )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River is a documentary of the Mississippi River tracing the history of the river while emphasizing the need for conservation and reclamation. The Plow That Broke the Plains details the ravages of drought and dust storms in the Great Plains which precipitated the migration of farmers to the Pacific Coast. The New Frontier offers a glimpse into an experimental "rural community" sponsored by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Power and the Land observes the daily activities of a dairy farming family in Ohio before and after electrification of their farm
The Plow that broke the Plains ; Night mail( Visual )

8 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is the story of America's Great Plains, which details the ravages of drought and the area's history, and the migration of farmers to the Pacific Coast. The second work, by Britain's famed GPO Film Unit is a homage to the British postal and railway systems
Nuremberg : its lesson for today by Motion Picture Branch ISP. OPA. Office of the United States High Commissioner for Germany( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi leaders using their own films - devastating evidence of atrocities that are still shocking today." --Container
The River ; The plow that broke the Plains( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The plow that broke the plains" traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought
The films of Pare Lorentz( Visual )

in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought. The river is a Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. The fight for life is a documentary on the struggle of a young doctor against disease and death during pregnancy and childbirth in a city slum
To tell the truth, a history of documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The strategy of truth: Examines the role of film as propaganda during World War II and the different forms it took in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany, raising the central question of whether a film can be both documentary, reflecting the truth, and propaganda
The southerner( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story follows the struggles of an idealistic farmer (Zachary Scott) trying to raise a family and a crop of cotton in the face of extraordinary challenges, both natural and societal."--Container
The new deal documentaries by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1934 and 1999 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four government-sponsored educational shorts are tributes to Depression-stricken America, photographed by some of Hollywood's most notable cameramen. The River, nominated for a Pulitizer Prize in poetry, traces the history of the Mississippi River and its tributaries and emphasizes the need for conservation and rehabilitation. The plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains. The new frontier describes a governmental program for jobless men. Power and the land portrays a farm family before and after electrification of their farm
Two by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River traces the history of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and shows the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion, and flooding. The Plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought
The Nuremberg trials : a film document of the trial of the principal German war criminals( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that tells the story of the Nuremberg trial of major German war criminals, 1945-46, interspersing trial sequences that match the four counts of the indictment with film footage of atrocities confiscated from the private libraries of high Nazi officials
Fight for life : prime by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an indictment against slum conditions and a plea for greater medical knowledge in the field of obstetrics
Nuremberg( Visual )

5 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engrossing film, directed by Pare Lorentz depicts the Nuremberg trial of Third Reich leaders and recounts the crimes they were accused of. It was one of the first films about the trial, for it was originally made by the US Government in 1946 to be shown to Germans, and then appeared in this English-language version in 1949 on American television. Film footage and documents reveal the Nazi leaders' grab for power, German military invasions, and the horrors of German crimes against soldiers and civilians. We see and hear men like Göring, Keitel, and von Ribbentrop as they defend themselves before the World."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Lorentz, Leonard MacTaggart

Lorentz, Leonard MacTaggart 1905-1992

Pare Lorentz Amerikaans filmregisseur (1905-1992)

Pare Lorentz cineasta statunitense

Pare Lorentz US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfilmer

Пэр Лоренц американский кинорежиссёр

باري لورنتز

Languages
English (239)

German (3)

Chinese (2)

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