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Wood, Bret

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Most widely held works by Bret Wood
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
The birth of a nation( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Avant-garde : experimental cinema of the 1920s and '30s by Bret Wood( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent motion pictures in France, the Netherlands, Germany, and the United States, these twenty-five short films epitomize the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a tender yet tragic tale of love and suffering in the seedy Limehouse district of London. A young Chinese man hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a frail waif who is abused by her brutal boxer father
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
Daughters of the dust by Julie Dash( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a large African-American family as they prepare to move North from the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia at the dawn of the 20th century
Orson Welles : a bio-bibliography by Bret Wood( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pioneers of African-American cinema( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most fascinating chapters of film history is that of the so-called "race films" that flourished in the 1920s -'40s. Unlike the "black cast" films produced within the Hollywood studio system, these films not only starred African Americans but were funded, written, produced, edited, distributed, and often exhibited by people of color. Entrepreneurial filmmakers built an industry apart from the Hollywood establishment, cultivating visual and narrative styles that were uniquely their own
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1922-1954( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long before home video there flourished an alternative cinema culture on college campuses and around art theaters, where foreign film fare was often accompanied by a short subject. As reliable 16mm film equipment became available to non-professionals, artists independent of film centers began experimenting with cinema. Serious film societies sprang up in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, holding semi-private screenings of non-commercial artistic films. For years, these pictures have been exhibited only in infrequent museum screenings, if at all. This collection is of mainly American pictures, principally one-man artistic endeavors made from little more than an artist's desire to express feelings with a camera
Avant-garde. experimental cinema, 1928-1954( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally produced as individual silent or sound motion pictures in the United States, Germany, and France, these seventeen short films epitomize the development of experimental film from the 1920's through the 1950's. The films are drawn from the collection assembled by Raymond Rohauer, one of the nation's foremost proponents of experimental cinema, founder of the Hollywood Film Society, and longtime programmer at the Coronet Theatre in Los Angeles. Rohauer helped preserve and promote avant-garde cinema, and these films from his personal archive are some of the most influential and eclectic short films made during the 20th Century
How to be a man : instructions for proper male behavior from classroom films of the 1940s-'70s( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, parents have struggled to usher their children through the magical and often treacherous journey to adult-hood. In America, a new form of tutelage was engineered: the calssroom film. Suddenly, the prickly issues of sexual development and juvenile delinquency could by addressed. These films helped to deal with the subtleties of behavior and the importance of fitting in. Topics covered include coping with failure and teasing
How to be a woman : instructions for proper female behavior from classroom films of the 1940s-'80s( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the daughters of the baby boom reached adolescence, the American school system struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. For teachers, classroom films about such topics were considered a godsend. They depicted the reproductive system in anatomical detail or through puzzling symbolism. Beyond sex education, classroom films addressed a wide array of social issues, from the importance of cooking skills to self-defense and how to appear more pleasing to others
The best of jazz & blues( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Musicals shorts, produced to merely fill out the film program, have in many cases acquired more value than the features they once supported. Filmed at the Paramount Studios in Astoria, Queens, these films offer unparalleled opportunities to see and hear great artists in action -- and sometimes present surprisingly gutsy subject matter via truly innovative film technique."--Container
Intolerance : a sun-play of the ages : A drama of comparisons( Visual )

3 editions published between 1916 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four separate stories are interwoven: the fall of Babylon, the death of Christ, the massacre of the Huguenots and a contemporary drama, all crosscut and building with enormous energy to a thrilling chase and finale
The best of big bands & swing( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents ten musical shorts along with bonus performances providing an opportunity to see and hear the best in the big band era
Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
Gaumont treasures, 1897-1913( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection looks at three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, Alice Guy, Louis Feuillade and Léonce Perret, with both extensive examples of their work, and short biographies (in the cases of Feuillade and Perret)
Billy Wilder speaks : conversations with Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of filmed interviews conducted by filmmaker Volker Schlondörff with acclaimed writer/director Billy Wilder is a lively lesson in filmmaking. Wilder tells hilarious anecdotes and offers keen insights into the craft of moviemaking and frank advice about survival in Hollywood. Filmed over two weeks in 1991
Blood & sand by Fred Niblo( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic tragedy about the rise and fall of a matador. Juan Gallardo, Spain's most idolized matador, returns to his home town and meets his childhood sweetheart Carmen. Also included is a newsreel (11 min.) Rudolph Valentino and his 88 American beauties made in 1923 during a contract dispute with his studio
The penalty by Wallace Worley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an incompetent doctor amputates the legs of a young boy, he has no idea that the youth will grow up to be the immoral and embittered Blizzard, a criminal mastermind who orchestrates a bizarre and heinous plot to avenge himself upon his malefactor
 
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Brett Wood Australian musician

Wood, Jonathan Bret

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