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Sosin, Donald

Works: 261 works in 377 publications in 3 languages and 7,883 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Film adaptations  Short films  Vampire films  Horror films  Comedy films  History  Western films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Arranger, Instrumentalist, Author, Musician, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Donald Sosin
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari : a film in six acts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the film The cabinet of Dr. Caligari, a somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of Genuine. Both films are examples of the German Expressionist movement
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
Ukigusa monogatari = A story of floating weeds( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A traveling actor meets his grown illegitimate son for the first time and must decide if he should maintain the secret of his paternity, or reveal himself as the young man's father
The king of kings by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cecil B DeMille made movies for and of the masses, highlighting myths, mystery, and oversized stories. He excelled in the telling of the ultimate legends carved out of the Bible. The simple, straightforward saga of the last days of Christ's life is told in "The King of Kings." Told with DeMille's trademark opulent sets, incredible effects, and a cast of thousands, it is carefully crafted, flawless film making filled with as much meaning and message as possible. In 1927, working with the biggest budget in the history of Hollywood, DeMille spun the life of Christ into one of the highest-grossing, artistically executed films of all time
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Count Orlock moves from his ancestral home in the Carpathian Mountains to Germany, leaving a wave of corpses in his wake
My darling Clementine( Visual )

5 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wyatt Earp is the sturdy lawman who sets about the task of shaping up the disorderly Arizona town of Tombstone, with the help of the boozy, tubercular gambler and gunman Doc Holliday. Though initially at cross-purposes, the pair ultimately team up to confront the violent Clanton gang
Thoroughly modern Millie by Jeanine Tesori( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spies by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1928 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first "modern" spy film a power-hungry banker with many disguises marshals his forces to steal the secrets of an important treaty. Can undercover agent No. 326 keep from being distracted by the beautiful Sonia, and stop the banker's plot?
It happened one night( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opposites attract with magnetic force in this romantic road-trip delight, about a spoiled runaway socialite and a roguish man-of-the-people reporter who is determined to get the scoop on her scandalous disappearance. The first film to accomplish the very rare feat of sweeping all five major Oscar categories (best picture, best actor, best actress, best director, and best screenplay), is among the most gracefully constructed and edited films of the early sound era
Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Siren of the tropics by Henri Etiévant( Visual )

3 editions published between 1927 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papitou is a free-spirited, animal-loving native girl who falls in love with Andre, a sophisticated young man who has been sent to the Parisian Antilles as a prospector. She is unaware that he is betrothed to another, or that his work assignment is actually a perilous ruse concocted by his scheming boss. As the truth becomes known, Papitou finds herself pursuing Andre back to Paris
Dekigokoro = Passing fancy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a crowded city tenement, a story of contrasts depicting an illiterate, lighthearted brewery worker, who is also a single father to a young, educated son. Their relationship is complicated when a woman becomes involved
Blind husbands ; The Great Gabbo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, the neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover. The Great Gabbo is the story of Gabbo, a ventriloquist and a supreme egotist, Mary, his assistant, and Little Otto, Gabbo's dummy. Gabbo drives away Mary, then realizes too late how much he loves her
Sally of the sawdust( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carnival barker/conman becomes an unlikely guardian for an orphaned circus waif. When he tries to return the child to her wealthy but contemptuous grandparents he finds himself suddenly being chased by both sides of the law
Warning shadows : a nocturnal hallucination by Arthur Robison( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Classic tale of psychological horror ... A mysterious traveler and illusionist who performs shadow puppetry arrives to provide some entertainment at an otherwise routine dinner party. The host of the party is already mad with jealousy over the presence of his wife's four suitors, but when the puppet show begins, passions overtake reason and reality is not what it appears to be."--Container
The docks of New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae, a wise and weary dance-hall girl
Pioneers : first women filmmakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores
Lost & found : American treasures from the New Zealand Film Archive by New Zealand Film Archive( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from a cache of early American movies found at the New Zealand Film Archive and preserved with the American archival community, this collection presents lost works not seen in decades, including films by major directors such as Alfred Hitchcock and a variety of industrial films, news stories, cartoons, travelogues, serial episodes, previews, and comedies
A man there was by Victor Sjöström( Visual )

5 editions published between 1917 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terje Vigen, a sailor, suffers the loss of his family through the cruelty of another man. Years later, when his enemy's family finds itself dependent on Terje's beneficence, Terje must decide whether to avenge himself
Harry Langdon : the forgotten clown by Frank Capra( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of his film career, Harry Langdon was considered one of the four best comics of the silent film era. His screen character was that of a wide-eyed, childlike man with a feeble smile, an owlish blink, and an innocent's understanding of the world and the people in it. This video collects the three silent feature films widely acknowledged as his best. Strong man: After a tour of duty in WWI, a witless young Belgian comes to America and seeks out his dedicated pen pal, but his quest for Mary Brown leads him from mishap to comic disaster. Tramp, tramp, tramp: When a destitute shoemaker's son enters a cross-country foot race with hopes of winning the $25,000 prize, spectacular comedy and destruction follow. Long pants: A sheepish young man springs into adulthood and is immediately smitten with a hard-boiled drug-smuggling femme fatale. When she is jailed, he comes to her aid, ushering his fugitive moll through a series of riotous scrapes
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