WorldCat Identities

Shepard, David

Works: 181 works in 407 publications in 3 languages and 13,871 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  History  Comedy films  Short films  Film adaptations  Animated films  Experimental films  Historical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Consultant, Speaker, Author, Other, Editor, Adapter, Performer, Scenarist, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Shepard
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. Includes films from Pathe frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 526 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 )

16 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 444 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 between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging doorman, proud of his position and years of service, suffers great humilation when he is demoted to washroom attendent of an elegant hotel
The great train robbery and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 372 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
Stachka by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Russian and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au début du siècle, dans une usine de Russie, un groupe de militants préparent une grève. Un contremaître les dénonce et le gouverneur militaire utilise des indicateurs pour les espionner. La grève est cependant déclenchée après le suicide d'un ouvrier. Le patronat organise la riposte, la grève se prolonge. La police fait appel à la pègre pour monter une provocation. L'assaut final est donné, les ouvriers sont massacrés
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 351 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
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in German and English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil, based on Goethe, Marlowe, and folk sagas
Our hospitality by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 295 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
King Vidor by King Vidor( Book )

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

Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 232 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 )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 219 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
Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 216 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
Picturing a metropolis New York City unveiled by David Shepard( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 193 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"--
Landmarks of early film( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied
Way down East by D. W Griffith( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished Anna Moore lives in a New England village with her elderly mother. Anna sets out to petition her wealthy city-dwelling Aunt Emma for help. At Aunt Emma's Anna meets rich, idle, womanizer Lennox Sanderson, who uses a mock marriage to compel her surrender to his seduction. When Anna announces that she is pregnant, the cad reveals the truth then deserts her. Anna's baby dies, her mother passes away. Abandoned and orphaned she finds refuge working on the Bartlett farm--a shamed woman who only wishes to keep her secret. David Bartlett has fallen in love with the gentle servant girl, however, and refuses to let the Puritanical justifications of a stuffy and unfeeling society alter his feelings
Georges Méliès, first wizard of cinema by Georges Méliès( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of rare and rediscovered original films by Georges Méliès. This disc opens with a biographical film about Georges Méliès followed by a collection of his films produced between 1896-1898. Melies, a successful magician, began investigating film as a medium of trickery in 1896. Through inventive optical effects and elaborate sets and props, he discovered how to make objects and people appear, disappear and grow larger and smaller. While best known for his fantastic tales, Melies also produced witty advertising films and re-stagings of actual events
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Alternative Names
David Shepard AMerican film preservationist

Shepard David 1940-....

Shepard, David H. 1940-

Shepard, David Haspel 1940-

Дэвид Шепард