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Hollywood Select Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 401 works in 448 publications in 4 languages and 4,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Silent films  Film noir  Educational films  Comedy films  Short films  Monster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Hollywood Select Video (Firm)
Discovering the music of Latin America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of Latin American music, pointing out the incorporation of many traditions, the most important of which are Indian and Spanish. Presents some of the modern derivatives, such as the popular dance rhythms of the tango and the rhumba. Includes examples of pre-Columbian instruments
Classic literary stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cask of amontillado tells the story of a deep damp crypt for the final resting place. The necklace tells the story of a borrowed diamond necklace which is lost, forcing the couple to mortgage ten years of their life to replace it
Discovering the music of Africa( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes music and rhythms of Africa, especially Ghana, and how they are used both as music and means of communication. Demonstrates the complex rhythmical music of the bells, rattles and the drums; shows several traditional dances
Discovering the music of India( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the two main types of Indian music, the Karnatic of the south and the Hindustani of the north, dating back more than three thousand years. Demonstrates the use of a wide variety of simple and complex instruments. Points out several ways in which Indian music differs from Western music. Includes a traditional Indian dance showing the importance of the art of gesture
Discovering the music of Japan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates three important Japanese instruments: the koto, the shakuhachi, and the shamisen. Includes performances of traditional singing and dancing, and pieces played by an ensemble of the three instruments
James Dean : the fast lane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive look at the little-known aspects of the legendary star's spectacularly brief career. It was just 1,734 days from Dean's first on-screen appearance to his death. Includes rarely seen footage of his on-air debut at age 19, television appearances, movie trailers, a 1950 commercial for Pepsi, as well as his final work - ironically, a 1955 highway safety PSA filmed just 13 days before he died behind the wheel
Discovering the music of the Middle Ages by John Biggs Consort( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the religious and secular music of the Middle Ages, describes the musical instruments of the period, and surveys the social milieu
Discovering the music of the Middle East( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces much of the music of the Middle East and Balkans back to the spread of Mohammedanism. Introduces such instruments as the oud, santur, qanun, cimbalum and dumbek, and demonstrates the concepts of highly ornamented melodic lines and asymetrical rhythms
A gospel calling : Mahalia Jackson sings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This complete collection of Mahalia Jackson sings includes 58 live short performances which aired on NBC in the early 1960s
Discovering American folk music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the two main influences -- African and English -- on the development of American folk music. Traces the history of one ballad from its original British version through its journey across America to its emergence in the American West as the cowboy song, The streets of Laredo, and later in a Negro blues version entitled The St. James infirmary
Discovering Russian folk music by Bernard Wilets( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents elements that make the Russian folk music tradition beautiful and distinctive
Paisan = Paisà by Roberto Rossellini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories dealing with Italian and American soldiers meeting under battle conditions during World War II
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchhiking nightclub performer runs into trouble with a mysterious death and a blackmailing woman
Alice in Wonderland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice's adventures in Cartoonland: Two shorts from an animated film series directed and produced by Walt Disney himself. Includes drawings some historians think may have influenced the evolution of Mickey and other iconic cartoon characters. Initially performed before a white cloth by four-year-old Virginia Davis, the animated characters were added later
A nous la liberté by René Clair( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy classic about two men who escape from a prison, then go their separate ways. Years later they meet again when one seeks a job on the assembly line in the other's factory
The Golem : how he came into the world by Paul Wegener( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Wegener's version of the legend of the Golem, "a body without a soul" created from clay by Rabbi Loew in the 16th century to protect the Jews in the Prague ghetto from persecution
The Emperor Jones by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An arrogant Pullam porter who escapes from a chain gang rapidly rises to become Emperor of a Caribbean Island and falls just as rapidly in this moody adaptation of Eugene O'neill's play
The coup de grace ; An occurrence [sic] at Owl Creek Bridge : [based on stories( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Coup de grace: After battle, a union soldier searches for his childhood friend. He finds him mortally wounded near his wortally wounded horse. He puts the horse out of his misery ... and then realizing the parallel ... his friend. An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge: A man stands on a railroad bridge ... looking into the swift water below. His hands are tied behind his back. Is there an escape in the water?
Aparājito = The unvanquished by Satyajit Ray( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in Bengali and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After moving his family to Benares, Apu's father becomes ill and dies. Apu's mother works to support the family and Apu begins training for the priesthood. However, he wins a scholarship to the University of Calcutta and he finds his future lies not as a priest but as a man of Calcutta
Last year at Marienbad( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in French and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surrounded by guests in an old mansion, the narrator tries to persuade a woman that they have met before, and that she has agreed to leave her husband and go away with him
 
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