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Stuart, Mel

Overview
Works: 130 works in 291 publications in 4 languages and 9,769 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Musical films  Comedy films  Fiction  Music  Gospel music 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Performer, Film editor, Artist, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Mel Stuart, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mel Stuart
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Leslie Bricusse ( Visual )
75 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 5,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
China: the roots of madness : a documentary by Theodore H White ( Book )
6 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Hobart Shakespeareans ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One year. One class. One play. The Latino-and Asian-American children crowding Los Angeles' sprawling Hobart Boulevard Elementary face daunting odds: low-income households, under-funded, overcrowded school, and a neighborhood known for crime, not opportunity. Teacher Rafe Esquith expects the best from these kids, leading his fifth-graders through a rigorous core curriculum of English, mathematics, geography, and literature. The pinnacle of each year is the performance of a full-length, unabridged play by Shakespeare. Esquith's motto is "Be nice, work hard. There are no shortcuts" and the Hobart Shakespeareans prove that any kid can succeed, and go on the live the American dream
Man Ray prophet of the avant-garde ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Man Ray is the quintessential modernist figure: photographer, painter, object maker and collagist, filmmaker and printmaker, poet, essayist and philosopher. Born Emanuel Radnitsky in 1890, he went on to become the leader of the "American avant-garde" and the most enigmatic of the Dada-Surrealists who transformed the Paris art world during the ferment of the 1920's and beyond. This profile follows the creative genius from his youth in Brooklyn to his glory days in Paris and, finally, to his impact on future generations of artist in a variety of fields"--Container. Also includes a never-before-seen interview with Man Ray in which he reminisces about his life and work
Wattstax by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock,' held on the anniversary of 1965 Watts Riot, and had 100,000 in attendance
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
Pure imagination : the making of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory by Mel Stuart ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wonka Bars...Oompa-Loompas...The Candy Man...The Gobstopper Machine...A Chocolate River...The Fizzy Lifting Room...Lickable Wallpaper...Revisit the magical world of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in this behind-the-scenes look at one of the most popular films of all time! Ever Since Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was released over thirty years ago, millions of viewers have fallen in love with this unforgettable movie based on the classic novel by Roald Dahl. Now from the film's director Mel Stuart comes Pure Imagination, the first book ever written on the blockbuster picture that won over kids and adults alike, making it the classic that it is today. Stuart's engaging, light-hearted manner comes alive on every page as he shares colorful anecdotes, interviews, and fascinating trivia, such as the untold story of why the Oompa-Loompas have orange faces and green hair, and little known facts, including how Gene Wilder was chosen to play the part of Willy Wonka. Filled with over one hundred lavish photographs of the production, most of which have never been seen, Pure Imaginati on is the ultimate companion piece for lovers of the film
If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funny study of Americans abroad on a quickie tour
Four days in November ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Put together from more than 8,000,000 feet of film, stills, snapshots and tapes, this film provides a brilliant story of the time surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy
The making of the president ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents three television documentaries that provide an in-depth examination of the presidential campaigns of 1960, 1964, and 1968, based on the books by Theodore H. White, and showing archival footage, behind-the-scenes moments, backroom deals, and scenes from the convention floor that took place during the races between Kennedy and Nixon; Johnson and Goldwater; and Humphrey, Nixon and Wallace
Puppies! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gives facts about each breed, from Chihuahuas to Great Danes, that you need to now before you buy a puppy
The poet's view [intimate film profiles of five major American poets : John Ashbery, Louise Glück, Anthony Hecht, Kay Ryan, W.S. Merwin] ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Intimate portraits of five influential contemporary poets, interviewed in their homes and filmed at public readings. Through these poets' own words the audience is given a glimpse into the creative process and a fascinating look at how acclaimed poets practice their art
The mystery of sleep by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film explores the strange and relatively unknown world of sleep, a world in which we spend approximately one third of our lives. It shows how the discovery of REM, sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia and features some of the leading figures in sleep research
Bill by Alan Landsburg ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These two heartwarming movies tell the story of Bill, an innocent, generous, mentally handicapped man, as he learns the ways of New York City and becomes independent
C.K. Williams by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the release of the popular The Poet's View, featuring five major American poets, a sixth poet has been added He is C.K. Williams. Born in 1936, in Newark N.J., he is the author of numerous books on poetry, and has received the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Also a distinguished translator, Williams teaches in the creative writing program at Princeton University and lives part of each year in Paris. Member of a series: The Poet's View
Intimate profiles of five major poets by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Poet's View is a unique film series presenting intimate portraits of five major American poets. Filmed on location in Hawaii, Paris, New York, and California, The Poet s View takes the viewer inside the homes and lives of our era s foremost poetic talents, as they reminisce about their formative years, reveal their poetic processes, and read some of their best-known poems. Unprecedented access takes the viewer beyond the public faces of these celebrated poets, as we hear John Ashbery discuss the early days of the New York School, U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan muse on her working-class origins, Anthony Hecht vividly relate his experience freeing the prisoners of Buchenwald, W.S. Merwin recount his odd mentoring by Ezra Pound, and Louise Glück describe the painstaking "miracle" of creating a poem. ABOUT THE POETS - JOHN ASHBERY s first book was chosen by W.H. Auden for the Yale Younger Poets Series, and he has since gone on to win nearly every major America award for poetry. LOUISE GLÜCK is a former United States Poet Laureate, and has received the Pulitzer Prize and the New Yorker s book award in Poetry. ANTHONY HECHT was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize and the Wallace Stevens lifetime achievement award from the Academy of American Poets. KAY RYAN is the current United States Poet Laureate; her honors include the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and publication in The Best of the Best American Poetry. W.S. MERWIN is a former Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress, and has received a Pulitzer Prize and the Bollingen Prize. A supplemental Poet s View DVD is available about poet C.K. Williams. Films in this series: Poet s View: C.K. Williams
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory Charlie & la chocolaterie = Willy Wonka & la fabrica di cioccolato ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vijf kinderen beleven ongelooflijke avonturen als ze een prijs winnen waarmee ze een rondleiding krijgen door de snoepfabriek van Willy Wonka
The artists. prophet of the avant-garde ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Man Ray is the quintessential modernist figure: photographer, painter, object maker and collagist, filmmaker and printmaker, poet, essayist and philosopher. Born Emanuel Radnitsky in 1890, he went on to become the leader of the "American avant-garde" and the most enigmatic of the Dada-Surrealists who transformed the Paris art world during the ferment of the 1920's and beyond. This profile follows the creative genius from his youth in Brooklyn to his glory days in Paris and, finally, to his impact on future generations of artist in a variety of fields"--Container. Also includes a never-before-seen interview with Man Ray in which he reminisces about his life and work
Running on the sun the Badwater 135 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every July in Death Valley, 40 selected runners from around the globe attempt the world's most grueling ultra-marathon ... The Badwater 135"--Title screen. Starting in Death Valley in July, the race is a 135-mile ultra-marathon that ends at 8,400 feet, halfway up Mt. Whitney. The reward: a belt buckle for everyone who can complete the course within 60 hours. This film follows 13 racers who compete, winding uphill through oppressive heat, violent windstorms, and grueling terrain, through vomiting, blisters, and disorientation, accompanied by incredibly supportive crew members that help with rehydration, bandages, new shoes, and endless words of encouragement
The rise and fall of the Third Reich ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the collapse of the Hitler regime from the invasion of Russia in 1941 to Hitler's suicide in Berlin in 1945. Shows the concentration camp system and examines the reasons for the collapse of the Nazi army
 
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Alternative Names
Solomon, Stuart
Solomon, Stuart, 1928-2012
Languages
English (131)
Spanish (4)
German (2)
French (2)
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