WorldCat Identities

Shepard, David

Works: 252 works in 720 publications in 4 languages and 17,864 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  History  Animated films  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Experimental films  Historical films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Speaker, Consultant, pmn, Author, Other, rsr, Editor, Performer, Adapter, Interviewer, Contributor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Shepard
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 598 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 )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 465 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
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 443 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
Der letzte Mann by F. W Murnau( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionist masterpiece, the film tells the story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he 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 )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in Russian and held by 403 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 400 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 movies begin : a treasury of early cinema, 1894-1914( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 397 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
D.W. Griffith's Biograph shorts( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 353 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 )

7 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in German and English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El cuento clásico de un hombre que vende su alma al diablo
Georges Méliès : first wizard of cinema (1896-1913) by Georges Méliès( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 336 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
D.W. Griffith : years of discovery, 1909-1913( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 313 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.( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Jr.: Dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theater projectionist turned amateur sleuth (44 min.)
The great train robbery : and other primary works by ( Visual )

11 editions published between 1894 and 2002 in English and held by 243 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
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 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
Les vampires by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 239 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
The spiders by Fritz Lang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and German and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story about an organized band of criminals who scheme to dominate the world
King Vidor by King Vidor( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 214 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
Our daily bread : and other films of the Great Depression( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 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
The cameraman's revenge and other fantastic tales : the amazing puppet animation of Ladislaw Starewicz( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six early animated works produced by Starewicz in Moscow and Paris
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Shepard David 1940-....

Shepard, David H. 1940-

Shepard, David Haspel 1940-

Дэвид Шепард

English (114)

German (12)

Russian (12)

French (6)