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O'Brien, Willis 1886-1962

Overview
Works: 52 works in 137 publications in 5 languages and 1,271 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Film remakes  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction  Fantasy films  Children's films  Animal films 
Roles: Producer, Author, tcd, Director, Production personnel, spe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Willis O'Brien
The lost world by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )

48 editions published between 1925 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Challenger, the man of vision, persuades his skeptical colleagues to return with him to a remote South American plateau where he has discovered living dinosaurs. Resisting danger and death, Challenger's party return to London in triumph with a captive Brontosaurus. But the beast escapes, turning the city into a shambles and standing the 20th century on it's head
History of animation origins of American animation (1900-1921)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
The origins of film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early feature and short films held by the Library of Congress's Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division that illustrate the history of film from 1900-1926
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

21 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film producer on safari brings back a giant ape which terrorizes New York
Origins of American animation, 1900-1921( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection, 21 complete films and two fragments, showcases the best of the Library of Congress's animated cartoons from the first decades of this century, an era full of surprises and experimentation. Featuring Krazy Kat, Bobby Bumps, Dud, Mutt & Jeff, the Katzenjammer Kids, Gertie, and others, as well as WWI-era war cartoons
Cartoon classics. early animation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine silent era animated films, some with music scores
Animation, the beginning. 1906-1927( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of animated films dating from 1906 to 1927
Before Mickey an animated anthology( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of twenty-five silent animated short films made between 1900 and 1928, with piano accompaniment
Stop-motion marvels! : featuring the Kinex collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early examples of stop-motion animation, featuring rare Kinex films, originally made in Hollywood for distribution to the new "home movie" market of the 1920's. Also includes early silent examples by the medium's pioneers including J. Stuart Blackton and Willis O'Brien
Cartoon classics( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six silent era animated films, three with music scores
Mighty Joe Young by Ron Underwood( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in German and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When aggressive entrepreneur Max O'Hara discovers a pretty young girl and her pet gorilla in Africa, he ships them off to Hollywood and makes the ten-foot ape the star of a "Super-colossal" night club act. After an astounding floor show, a group of rowdy drunks feed liquor to Mighty Joe, and he goes ape! He tears the nightclub apart in a scene of frenzy and destruction. But can ther otherwise gentle giant redeem himself after wreaking such havoc?
The Einstein theory of relativity the book & the DVD by Garrett Putman Serviss( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Movie animation by Max Fleischer, with book by Garrett P Serviss, special bonus Fleischer movie, "Evolution" including special effects by original King Kong creator Willis O'Brien."--Publisher website
Cartoon classics( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six animated cartoon classics from the silent era
Willis O'Brien primitives( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short films demonstrating the stop-motion animation techniques developed by Willis O'Brien
Willis O'Brien primitives( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of short films demonstrating the stop-motion animation techniques developed by Willis O'Brien. Part of a test film made by O'Brien about 1931 for Merian C. Cooper, producer and director of King Kong
A pleasant evening; a play in one act for three men and a part of a fourth by Willis O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dinosaur and the missing link, a prehistoric tragedy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1917 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses clay animation to tell a story of prehistoric times. Three suitors, named the Duke, Stonejaw Steve, and Theophilus Ivoryhead, compete for the hand of Miss Araminta Rockface. Ivoryhead, an unassuming weakling, wins her hand when the others mistakenly believe that he has killed a large ape which was actually felled by a dinosaur
The beast of Hollow Mountain The Neanderthal man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Neanderthal man: In a peaceful town of the High Sierras, Professor Cliff Groves sets out to prove his unpopular theory that primitive man was the intellectual equal of ourselves. Using himself as a guinea pig, he begins a series of dangerous injections which, when previously tested on an ordinary house cat, produced a sabre-toothed tiger. Groves soon reverts to primal man, a cunning, hungry animal with the uncontrollable urge to kill
El mundo perdido( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost world revisited( Visual )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abbreviated version of the 1925 film The Lost World with voice-over narration and commentary. This first of the prehistoric 'lost world' films was also the first feature to use stop-action animation. The creator of the special effects, Willis O'Brien, subsequently refined his method in King Kong (1932)
 
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Alternative Names
O'Brien, Willis 1886-1962

Willis O’Brien US-amerikanischer Tricktechniker

Willis O'Brien

Willis O'Brien Amerikaans filmregisseur

Willis O'Brien animatore e regista statunitense

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