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Maysles Films

Works: 59 works in 229 publications in 2 languages and 9,101 library holdings
Genres: Biographical films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Drama  History  Made-for-TV movies  Rock concert films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Cinéma vérité films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Maysles Films
Most widely held works by Maysles Films
Grey Gardens by David Maysles( Visual )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 2,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale live amid piles of trash and mounds of cats. The film becomes an instant cult classic. Fast forward to the present day: "Grey Gardens" has inspired a successful Broadway musical, an HBO film, and Albert, the surviving Maysles brother, has assembled the outtakes from their archives into this supplement to the original film
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by Rolling Stones( Visual )

31 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 1,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film of the Rolling Stones on tour in 1969, focusing on the concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. Includes never-before-seen performances of: Little Queenie (2 versions), Oh, Carol, Prodigal son, plus theatrical trailers
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman by David Maysles( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials
James Baldwin : the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a look at author James Baldwin's life as reflected in his own words and reminiscences of family and friends
Iris by Richard Eyre( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look into the life of fashion icon Iris Apfel, and her husband of over 60 years: the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven with an outsized presence on the New York & Palm Beach fashion scenes. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, Iris continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression
Five films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude by Gary Hustwit( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude
The gates by Antonio Ferrara( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the artists fulfill their hope of creating a shared artwork for the community, the camera capturing the ultimate result and public reactions
Running fence Christo's project for Sonoma and Marin Counties ; State of California 1972-76 by Christo( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the artist, Christo, through the concept, building, and showing of his objet d'art; a 24 mile long, 18 foot high fence of white fabric stretched across the hills of California. The project was conceived as a work of art for Sonoma and Marin counties and took nearly four years to complete. Once finished and after a period of time, the fence was taken down and the materials were given to the people whose land the fence was built on
Christo's Valley curtain by Albert Maysles( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo
Letting go a hospice journey by Diane Lee Holland( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how hospice can provide an opportunity to find comfort, companionship, and peace before death for terminally ill patients and their families. The program sheds light on the decision-making process of the doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers involved in the hospice
LaLee's kin the legacy of cotton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This film] follows three generations of African Americans from Mississippi as they battle extreme poverty and illiteracy. Living in a trailer without running water or lights, matriarch LaLee Wallace watches her grandchildren struggle in school, paralleling the efforts of the West Tallahatchie School System to raise standards, attract qualified teachers, and find supplies, or risk takeover by the state. These intertwined stories are a sober exploration of the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in America's Mississippi Delta."--Container
Islands by Albert Maysles( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of Christo's project to surround for two weeks several islands in Biscayne Bay in a pink plastic fabric. Includes footage of two other projects, the Pont Neuf and the Reichstag
Concert of wills making the Getty Center( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the building of the Getty Center, one of the most ambitious cultural undertakings of the twentieth century
Grey Gardens by Rebekah Maysles( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soundtrack to Grey Gardens: 1. You must always make a beautiful picture -- 2. The highest palate in America -- 3. Toujours L'Amor and Iris -- 4. Drove East Hampton crazy -- 5. Lois and the raccoons -- 6. Connais-tu le pays -- 7. Quite a pair -- 8. These lights of the Maysles -- 9. Posed for hours -- 10. That beach belongs to me -- 11. Jerry and Mother -- 12. The lavatory light -- 13. Tomorrow is a promissory note -- 14. God lives in Africa -- 15. Shroud your mind in cerise -- 16. A girl named Edith -- 17. Come dance with me -- 18. There will always be drama left here -- 19. Why did you make the film? -- 20. Watching Grey Gardens -- 21. After watching Grey Gardens
Under a coloured cap Sean O'Casey, his life and work( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program paints an intimate and fascinating portrait of Sean O'Casey: a controversial playwright, a prolific memoirist, and one of the great figures of the Irish literary renaissance. The program profiles the renowned writer's life of hardship and triumph, idealism and disenchantment. Topics under discussion include O'Casey's grim formative years; his activities in various socialist movements and in the movements for Irish independence; his satiric and often violent tragicomedies The shadow of a gunman, Juno and the paycock, and The plough and the stars; and his later years in self-imposed exile in Britain
Christo in Paris a film by David Maysles( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in French and English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of his wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo wraps the Pont-Neuf in Paris
Abortion, desperate choices by Susan Froemke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) This production takes a look at one of the most explosive moral and political issues of our time. Featuring verité footage taken at the Women's Health Service Clinic in Pittsburgh, the program tells the stories of women whose lives have been changed forever by abortion; from pregnant teenagers, to pro-choice and pro-life advocates, to older women who remember the danger and stigma of abortion in the days when abortion was illegal
Vladimir Horowitz, the last romantic by Vladimir Horowitz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed April, 1985 in Horowitz's New York studio; includes a recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Scriabin, and Moskowski
Muhammad and Larry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the poetic lens of visionary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Muhammad and Larry explores the unique and poignant relationship between two great boxers and two remarkable men who were more than just competitors. They were once teacher and student, and remain close friends. Combines one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen archival footage with newly-produced reflective conversations with boxing experts, luminaries, and those who were at the fight. Maysles intimately documented both Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, from sparring matches to private moments at home, as they prepared for their upcoming fight in 1980. Muhammad and Larry takes a closer look at the connection that evolved, inside and out of the ring, between these two amazing athletes
Accent on the offbeat( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the creation and premiere of Peter Martins's ballet Jazz (six syncopated movements)
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Grey Gardens
Alternative Names
Albert & David Maysles

Albert and David Maysles American brothers documentary filmmmaker duo

Albert and David Maysles regista statunitense

Albert et David Maysles réalisateur américain

Albert Maysles

Albert und David Maysles

Albert y David Maysles

Maysles Brothers.

آلبرت و دیوید میزلز



English (178)

French (3)

Concert of wills making the Getty CenterGrey Gardens