WorldCat Identities

Shepard, David

Works: 227 works in 558 publications in 5 languages and 17,093 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Short films  Comedy films  Historical films  Documentary films  Animated films  Experimental films 
Roles: Producer, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Other, Adapter, Editor, Interviewer, Scenarist, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Shepard
The birth of a nation by David Wark Griffith( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recopilación de cine primitivo, 1886-1913 CONTIENE Program Start SERIES PHOTOGRAPHY 1877-1885 Homage to Eadweard Muybridge -- EDISON KINETOSCOPE FILMS 1894-1896 -- The kiss -- Serpentine dances -- Sandow (The strong man); -- Glenroy Brothers (comic boxing) -- Cockfight -- The barbershop -- Feeding the doves -- Seminary girls -- LUMIÈRE FILMS 1895-1897 -- Exiting the factory -- Arrival of a train at la ciotat -- Baby's lunch -- The sprinkler sprinkled -- Dragoons crossing the Saone -- Promenade of ostriches, Paris Botanical Gardens -- Childish quarrel -- Lion, London Zoological Garden Demolition of a wall -- Transformation by hats, comic view -- Carmaux: drawing out the coke -- Poultry-yard -- Snowball fight -- Card party -- New York: Broadway at Union Square -- A TRIP TO THE MOON (1902) -- ACTUALITIES 1897-1910 : -- President McKinley at home (1897) -- Pack train on Chilkoot Pass (1898) -- Sky Skrapers of New York City from North River (1903) -- San Francisco: aftermath of earthquake
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941( Visual )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seven-disc collection contains 155 avant-garde films, revealing hitherto unknown accomplishments of American filmmakers working in the United States and abroad from the invention of cinema until World War II. Offers an innovative and often controversial view of experimental film as a product of avant-garde artists, of professional directors and of amateur moviemakers working collectively and as individuals at all levels of film production
Chelovek s kino-apparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) = The man with the movie camera( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, stop-action animation, etc.) to present a dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union and to study the relationship between cinema and reality. Filmed in Moscow, Kiev, Odessa and elsewhere in the Soviet Union
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, the considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
The movies begin : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenta 133 filmes de realizadores estadounidenses y europeos producidos entre 1894 y 1914
Stachka by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Russian and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in pre-World War I Tsarist Russia, the story depicts a strike by factory workers and its brutal suppression by the authorities
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The selection of motion pictures featured in this disc set traces D.W. Griffith's rapid development as a filmmaker during his five years stint at the Biograph Company"--Container
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Decades before the term 'special effects' was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions, courtesy of the medium's first master magician: Georges Méliès. Such films as THE ECLIPSE (1907) and LONG DISTANCE WIRELESS PHOTOGRAPHY (1908) not only demonstrate Méliès's astounding employment of double exposure, makeup, editing and theatrical trickery but provide mesmerizing insight into the social context of his work, which blended Victorian approaches to astronomy, superstition and feminine beauty with the unnatural wonders of 20th-century technology and heavy doses of slapstick. The centerpiece of the collection is THE IMPOSSIBLE VOYAGE (1904), presented with the authentic frame-by-frame hand-coloring and narration penned by Méliès himself. GEORGES MÉLIÈS: CINEMA MAGICIAN is a documentary on the filmmaker's life, integrating rare photographs, early drawings and numerous clips. It charts Méliès' rise from shoe factory worker to proprietor of Paris's mystical Théatre Robert-Houdin, where he learned the skills to become a cinematic illusionist and developed an interest in the supernatural, exquisitely represented in THE MYSTERIOUS RETORT (1906) and THE BLACK IMP (1905)."--Publisher
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silent era adaption of Goethe's Faust, Book 1 : a story about the disillusioned scholar who traded his soul to the devil for earthly pleasures
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keaton plays a 19th century New Yorker who inherits a Southern mansion, only to discover himself on the losing side of an age-old feud
Nanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

33 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a documentary on the life of an Eskimo family pitting their strength against a vast and inhospitable Arctic. Juxtaposes their struggle for survival against the elements with the warmth of the little family as they go about their daily affairs
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arranged in chronological order, this comprehensive thirteen hour collection gathers for the first time nearly all surviving films of Georges Méliès from his first (Card party, 1896) to his last (The voyage of the Bouririchon Family, 1913), bracketing more than 170 others. Beautiful new music has been prepared by ten leading practitioners of silent film accompaniment
The cameraman's revenge and other fantastic tales : the amazing puppet animation of Ladislaw Starewicz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six animated works produced by Starewicz in Moscow and Paris between the years 1912 and 1958. As the world's first great puppet and stop-motion model animator, Starewicz was best known for his insect stories. Starewicz's grasshoppers, dogs, frogs, dolls, and other creatures portray heroics and follies with an exuberance of humor and invention
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I know that Creation is a Great Wheel which cannot move without crushing someone!"--Victor Hugo. With this quotation begins the story of widowed railroad engineer Sisif. He finds an infant girl in a train wreck, and realizing that her parents are dead, rescues her and decides to raise her as his daughter, Norma. His wife died in childbirth, and Norma will make a good companion for his son, Elie. Knowing nothing of Norma's true origins, Elie and Norma grow up having an unusually close relationship, stopped from developing any further by their belief they are siblings. Haunted by his actions and resultant guilt, Sisif is driven to drink, making him all the more susceptible to the scheming of his wealthy boss, De Hersan, who wants to marry Norma. Though Norma refuses Hersan at first, Sisif's dismissal from the railway forces her to accept, which destroys both men. Elie realizing that he could have had the love of his life all along--once the truth comes out--is especially tragic. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, location shooting, cinematic graphic effects, and particularly rhythmic editing. Gance's technique was years ahead of its time and influenced filmmakers all over the world, as his technical mastery is always in the service of the story
The great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment. This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière."--Publisher
King Vidor by King Vidor( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spiders by Fritz Lang( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and German and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story about an organized band of criminals who scheme to dominate the world
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.32 (from 0.25 for The birth ... to 0.54 for King Vidor ...)

King Vidor
Alternative Names
David Shepard AMerican film preservationist

Shepard David 1940-....

Shepard, David H. 1940-

Shepard, David Haspel 1940-

Дэвид Шепард

English (128)

German (9)

Russian (8)

French (1)

Spanish (1)

King Vidor