WorldCat Identities

Shepard, David

Works: 412 works in 761 publications in 5 languages and 19,473 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biography  Silent films  Trick films  Fantasy films  Short films 
Roles: Producer, Consultant, Speaker, Director, Instrumentalist, Performer, Editor, Contributor, Actor, Interviewer, Production personnel, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by David Shepard
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This remains one of the most controversial films ever made. It was a landmark achievement in film history that combines brilliant battle scenes and tender romance with a vicious portrayal of African Americans. However flawed it now seems, it is undeniable that the film itself made history. Special features disc includes several Civil War shorts directed by D.W. Griffiths as well as archival material from a 1915 souvenir book and information on legal protests and scenes cut from the 1922 re-release
Landmarks of early film ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compilació dels primers enregistraments d'imatges en moviment
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 545 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 Cops ; Playhouse ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 486 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 )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 423 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 394 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 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of the cinema's formative works. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise
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 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques, including split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, and more, to present a dawn to dusk view of the Soviet Union to study the relation between cinema and reality
Stachka ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Russian and held by 351 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 338 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 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 326 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 )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 311 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
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 302 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
Nanook of the North a story of life and love in the actual Arctic by Robert Joseph Flaherty ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about the communal life of the Eskimos and their struggle for existence. Includes the 1958 documentary: Flaherty and film : Mrs. Frances Flaherty remembers Nanook of the North (8 min.)
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 292 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. Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El cuento clásico de un hombre que vende su alma al diablo
D.W. Griffith years of discovery, 1909-1913 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty two of the best early films directed by D.W. Griffith which helped shape cinematic narrative for two generations
Les Vampires by Louis Feuillade ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 234 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
King Vidor by King Vidor ( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La roue The wheel ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 224 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
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Shepard David 1940-....
Shepard, David H. 1940-
Shepard, David Haspel 1940-
English (127)
Russian (4)
German (3)
French (3)
Spanish (1)