WorldCat Identities

Shepard, David

Works: 203 works in 492 publications in 4 languages and 15,202 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  History  Short films  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Experimental films  Animated films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Other, Editor, Adapter, Performer, Scenarist, Contributor, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Shepard
Most widely held works by David Shepard
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilació dels primers enregistraments d'imatges en moviment
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 15 early motion picture films by Georges Méliès for his Star Film company. Also includes a documentary on the life and career of Méliès
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 488 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
Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1894-1941( Visual )

15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 442 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 428 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
The great train robbery and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this 5-part collection of the cinema's formative works which reveal the foundation from which the styles and plots of contemporary cinema later evolved. This first program includes the first blockbuster in American film, The Great Train Robbery and other significant early films by pioneer filmmakers
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 407 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
Stachka by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Russian and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sergei Eisenstein's "Strike," with Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane," mark the most outstanding cinematic debuts in the history of film. Triggered by the suicide of a worker unjustly accused of theft, a strike is called by the laborers of a Moscow factory. The managers, owner and the Czarist government dispatch infiltrators in an attempt to break the workers unity. Unsuccessful, they hire the police and, in the film's most harrowing and powerful sequences, the unarmed strikers are slaughtered in a brutal confrontation. This edition of "Strike" is digitally remastered from a mint-condition 35mm print made from the original camera negative and features new stereo music composed and performed by the Alloy Orchestra
The movies begin a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914 by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 348 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
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith
The cameraman's revenge and other fantastic tales the amazing puppet animation of Ladislaw Starewicz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and French and held by 328 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
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 320 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
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Our hospitality a New York man (Keaton) returns to his southern antebellum home to find himself embroiled in a longstanding feud between his family and that of the woman he loves. Sherlock Jr. dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
King Vidor by King Vidor( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing a metropolis New York City unveiled( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The DVD depicts dynamic images of New York City and scenes of New Yorkers among the skyscrapers, streets, and night life of America's greatest city during a half century of progress, while at the same time showing changes in film style and the history of cinema experiments"--Http://
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression by King Vidor( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed. Includes a prologue to the movie by David Shepard. California election: Two fake newsreels used as conservative propaganda to paint the End Poverty in California's supporters as sluggardly, indecisive radicals as opposed to the respectable intelligent idealists of Republican incumbent Frank Merriam's camp. Secretly produced by MGM and Irving Thalberg. The plow that broke the plains. A visualization of the settlement and landscape changes to the Great Plains. The river: A record of the Mississippi River. Power and the land: Designed to convince American farmers of the necessity for rural electrification through farm cooperatives. Shows a dramatization of a family on an Ohio farm revealing the hardships of life on a non-electrical farm contrasted with the benefits brought by electricity. The new frontier: Shows how pioneers create a new community
La roue The wheel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 215 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
Harry Langdon the forgotten clown by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 191 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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Alternative Names
David Shepard AMerican film preservationist

Shepard David 1940-....

Shepard, David H. 1940-

Shepard, David Haspel 1940-

Дэвид Шепард

English (98)

Russian (11)

French (2)

German (1)