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Cavalcanti, Alberto

Overview
Works: 214 works in 532 publications in 6 languages and 2,690 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  History  Silent films  Experimental films  Surrealist films  Gangster films  Musical settings  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Librettist, ard, Performer, Scenarist, Other, Restager , Film editor, Conceptor, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 359 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
Dead of night by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

53 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of Spades: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns of a key to gaming riches, he will stop at nothing to steal it the sinister secret for himself
They made me a fugitive by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

22 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Soho, Clem is an ex-serviceman who is fed up after World War II and drawn to the excitement of black-marketeering. His psychopathic sadist gang boss, Narcy, betrays him when he refuses to deal in drugs, taking on an element of revenge
Britten on film by Benjamin Britten( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Visual )

60 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an impoverished family dependent on a wealthy and villainous relative who sends young Nicholas into a series of wild adventures. Nicholas, a very proper young man, encounters nearly every extreme of Victorian society
Went the day well? by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

46 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The villagers of Bromley End, an English hamlet, welcome a platoon of soldiers who have been assigned to their village during World War II. When the residents discover that the soldiers are disguised German paratroopers who plan to take over Bromley End, they bravely fight the Nazi occupation of their village
Dead of night The queen of spades( Visual )

1 edition published in 1949 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen of spades: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns that an aging coutness may hold the ultimate key to gaming riches, the desperate young officer will stop at nothing to steal the sinister secret for himself. When fortunes are won and lost with the turn of a card, will one man wager his very soul on a final twist of fate?
Addressing the nation by Great Britain( Visual )

6 editions published between 1933 and 2008 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 15 films from the period 1933-1935 and provides a fascinating exploration of the unit's early experimentation with sound
England in the thirties Granton trawler, Pett and Pott, North Sea( Visual )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series is a collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the EMB (Empire Marketing Board) and continue through the postwar era
Benjamin Britten( Visual )

5 editions published between 1936 and 1992 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films linked by having scores composed by Benjamin Britten. This series is a collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the EMB (Empire Marketing Board) and continue through the postwar era
We live in two worlds the GPO Film Unit Collection vol. 2 by Great Britain( Visual )

11 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This, the second of three volumes, covers the period 1936-1938 and represents the GPO Film Unit at its creative height - including much-loved classics such as Night Mail, the experimental animations of Len Lye and Norman McLaren, and Harry Watt's first forays into drama documentary with The saving of Bill Blewitt and North Sea, as well as other neglected works, many of which will be available for the first time since their original release" -- Container
The late Mathias Pascal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flicker Alley is proud to present this edition of The late Mathias Pascal. It is remarkably cast with some of the great actors of that era: Ivan Mosjoukine, (as Mathias Pascal), Michel Simon, Lois Moran, Pierre Batcheff and Marcelle Pradot. The film also boasts famous stylized sets designed by Alberto Cavalcanti and Lazare Meerson, seen here to best advantage in a stunning tinted and toned print restored by the Cinèmatheque Française, and accompanied by a beautiful large-orchestra score composed and conducted by Timothy Brock. Mathias, an eccentric dreamer, is trapped in the undertakings of daily life as he suffers his days in a loveless marriage, a dead end job and tyrannized by his ungrateful mother-in-law. Grief-stricken by the death of his mother and infant daughter, Mathias flees to Monte Carlo, where a run of luck at roulette wins him a fortune. After his death is falsely reported, Mathias leaps at the chance of a second and adventurous life in Rome. Both tragedy and comedy, The late Mathias Pascal explores the struggles and possibilities of a man in search of happiness in L'Herbier's most celebrated film. Critic David Melville wrote The white Russian exile Ivan Mosjoukine was arguably the greatest male star of the silent screen. Imagine an actor who combined the matinée idol looks of John Barrymore with the smoldering sexual magnetism of Valentino, the deft physical comedy of Chaplin with the dark Gothic creepiness of Lon Chaney. It sounds impossible, of course - unless you've seen Mosjoukine in action. This is a co-production of L'Herbier's Cinegraphic company, and Alexandre Kamenka's Films Albatros, the Parisian home of the émigré Russian screen colony and maker of many of the most prestigious films of the decade. L'Herbier at this time was among cinema's leading avant-garde directors, the equal of Fritz Lang, Abel Gance and Erich von Stroheim, and The Late Mathias Pascal is considered one of his best films, full of picturesque tricks, spiritual angles, and dream sequences as it passes from rural chamber-film to burlesque fantasy, with an incursion into expressionist comedy of manners. The Late Mathias Pascal is a film of great distinction and virtuoso style, adapted and directed by Marcel l'Herbier from a novel by Luigi Pirandello. The biggest French fantasy film of the 1920s, this co-production of Cinegraphic and Films Albatros, is considered one of L'Herbier's best films, full of picturesque tricks, spiritual angles, and dream sequences as it passes from rural chamber-film to burlesque fantasy, with an incursion into expressionist comedy of manners
Filme e realidade by Alberto Cavalcanti( Book )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1977 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British documentary movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty individual full length films representative of the British Documentary Film Movement. The films cover the twenty-two year period of British documentary production starting with the works of the E.M.B. (Empire Marketing Group) and continue through the postwar era
Captain Fracasse( Visual )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventure story of a poor French nobleman who joins a troupe of actors and falls in love with one of the actresses, who he has to rescue from abduction by an evil Duke
The Jew( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Portuguese and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th-century Brazil, a popular writer is accused of heresy despite his "conversion" to Catholicism. Imprisoned and faced with a difficult choice, he must stand up to a ferocious church hierarchy at odds with a decadent monarchy
If war should come( Visual )

5 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 18 films from the period 1939-1941 and provides a fascinating and poignant insight into a nation on the cusp of war and its transition to the brutal realities of lie in the Blitz
Rien que les heures by Alberto Cavalcanti( Visual )

17 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quasi-documentary study of Paris and its inhabitants. Dusk to dawn chronicle of life in Paris. Concerned equally with the social implications of life in a large city, world events, and the poetry of ordinary objects
British war collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic British war movies depicting the drama and courage of a nation and its citizens during World War II
He stands in a desert counting the seconds of his life( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film diary consisting of brief informal sketches of "everyday, unimportant" activities and events in the life of the experimental filmaker, Jonas Mekas, taken between 1969 and 1984. Includes brief portraits of people he spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather and many of his filmaker friends including Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Henri Langlois, Alberto Cavalcanti, Peter Kubelka, Kenneth Anger, Robert Breer, Willard Van Dyke and Hollis Frampton, or just friends including John Lennon, the J.F. Kennedy clan, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg and George Maciunas
 
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Alternative Names
Alberto Cavalcanti brasilianischer Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Alberto Cavalcanti brazil filmrendező, filmproducer, forgatókönyvíró

Alberto Cavalcanti Braziliaans filmregisseur

Alberto Cavalcanti Brazilian film director

Alberto Cavalcanti sceneggiatore, regista e produttore cinematografico francese

Alberto Cavalcanti Sutradara Brazil

Almeida-Cavalcanti, Alberto de

Almeida Cavalcânti, Alberto de 1897-1982

Cavalcanti.

Cavalcanti 1897-1982

Cavalcanti Albert 1897-1982

Cavalcânti, Alberto 1897-1982

Cavalcanti, Alberto de Almeida 1897-1982

De Almeida-Cavalcanti, Alberto

Альберто Кавальканти режиссёр

Альберто Кавальканті

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