WorldCat Identities

Shepard, David

Works: 205 works in 727 publications in 4 languages and 17,791 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  History  Short films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Animated films 
Roles: Producer, Speaker, Consultant, pmn, Author, Editor, rsr, Performer, Other, Interviewer, Adapter, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Shepard
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2. "Decades before the term "special effects" was coined, audiences of the newborn cinema were witnessing spectacular screen illusions by the medium's first master magician : George Méliès. The films in this eclectic collection, painstakingly restored and remastered by Film Preservation Associates and accompanied by newly composed scores by Alexander Rannie, offer an unparalleled view of Méliès career, introducing the viewer to the rich body of work that lies beyond A Trip to the Moond (1902), which is featured in its entirety in the companion DVD to this, Landmarks of Early Film."--Conteneur
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse by Buster Keaton( Visual )

18 editions published between 1928 and 2005 in English and German and held by 576 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
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 549 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
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941( Visual )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 451 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
Stachka by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Russian and held by 408 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
Chelovek s kino-apparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) = The man with the movie camera( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in Russian and No Linguistic content and held by 402 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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Históricamente reconocido como el primer film que explotó el movimiento de cámara, todo un clásico del cine mudo del maestro Murnau. Narra cómo un portero de un lujoso hotel, un anciano orgulloso de su trabajo y respetado por todos, es bruscamente degradado a mozo de los lavabos. Privado de su antiguo trabajo y del uniforme que le identifica, intenta ocultar su nueva condición, pero su vida se desintegra lentamente
The movies begin : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914 by David Shepard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenta 133 filmes de realizadores estadounidenses y europeos producidos entre 1894 y 1914
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 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 great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1894 and 2002 in English and held by 344 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
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 334 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 )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 329 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cuento clásico de un hombre que vende su alma al diablo
Nanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

37 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the communal life of the Eskimos and their struggle for existence
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations
Our hospitality and Sherlock Jr. by Buster Keaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our hospitality: A New York man returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves (75 min.)
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By 1907 the cinema's initial growing pains had subsided and fairly distinct generic categories of production were established. This volume of The Movies Begin examines some of these integral works that begin to reflect the modern day cinema -- punctuated with authentic hand-tinted lantern slides used during early theatrical exhibition. Visual comedy, with notable elements of slapstick, is represented in Pathé Frères' The Policeman's Little Run (1907), Bangville Police (1913, marking the first appearance of the legendary Keystone Kops) and Max Linder's Troubles Of A Grass Widower (1908). Best remembered today as a major influence on Charlie Chaplin, Linder was one of the first and most popular stars of the cinema. The comic potential of such a basic device as an undercranked camera is exhibited in Pathés Onésime, Horloger (Onésime, Clock-maker, 1912). Alice Guy-Blaché's Making An American Citizen (1912) is an excellent example of the films of social conscience, always an undercurrent beneath the apparently smooth surfaces of commercial productions. Released the very same week was D.W. Griffith's A Girl And Her Trust, a superb film of wide emotional range and great technical virtuosity made near the end of his tenure at the Biograph Company. Nero, Or The Fall Of Rome (1909) strains at conventional film limitations in dimension and duration, looking forward to the revolutionary Italian epics (Cabiria, The Last Days Of Pompeii) that followed a few years later. Equally prophetic are the dazzling animations showcased in the Vitograph Company's Windsor McCay And His Animated Pictures (1911)."--Publisher
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 245 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 spiders by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and German and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story about an organized band of criminals who scheme to dominate the world
Les vampires by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the achievements of Les Vampires, a secret society of criminals led by Irma Vep. The gang uses kidnapping, poisonous gas, heavy artillery, sexual domination and murder to gain power over the elite of Paris
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Nanook of the North : a story of life and love in the actual Arctic
Alternative Names
Shepard David 1940-....

Shepard, David H. 1940-

Shepard, David Haspel 1940-

Дэвид Шепард

English (192)

Russian (12)

German (11)

French (6)