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Stuart, Mel

Works: 137 works in 410 publications in 5 languages and 10,983 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Fantasy films  History  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Director, Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Artist, Performer, Film editor, fmd, Other, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mel Stuart
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Mel Stuart( Visual )

118 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,505 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 )

12 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the television documentary of the same name, this book tells the story of China from the tyranny of the Manchu emperors and the Boxer Rebellion to the tyranny of Communism and Mao
The Hobart Shakespeareans by Mel Stuart( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Latino-and Asian-American children crowding Los Angeles' sprawling Hobart Boulevard Elementary face daunting odds: low-income households, an under-funded, overcrowded school, and a neighborhood known for crime, not opportunity. Despite this, teacher Rafe Esquith expects the best from his students. Living his motto "Be nice, work hard, there are no shortcuts," Esquith leads his fifth-graders through a rigorous core curriculum of English, mathematics, geography, and literature, culminating in an end-of-the year performance of a full-length, unabridged Shakespearean play, and proving that with enough WIll power, anyone can succeed
Man Ray : prophet of the avant-garde by Mel Stuart( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 483 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 Staple Singers( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 455 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 402 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The director of the popular film based on Roald Dahl's classic book shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the filming, production techniques, set design, cast and crew, and personal photographs from his own collection
Casting by( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film, focusing on casting director Marion Dougherty, is a celebration of the casting profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood, combining interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills and documents
If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium by Mel Stuart( Visual )

9 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny study of Americans abroad on quickie tour
The mystery of sleep by Mel Stuart( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 207 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
C.K. Williams by Mel Stuart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 184 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 178 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
The making of the president( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 151 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
Four days in November( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 118 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 La Guardia story( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acting Normal( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performing arts studio for adults with developmental disabilities changes the perception of Hollywood casting agents and producers to hire these trained actors to play characters with disabilities in film and television
Puppies!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 92 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] by John Ashbery( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 89 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
Bill by Anthony Page( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 76 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
The rise and fall of the Third Reich : Gotterdämmerung, fall of the Third Reich by William L Shirer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and held by 74 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory
Man Ray : prophet of the avant-gardePure imagination : the making of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory
Alternative Names
Mel Stuart Amerikaans filmregisseur (1928-2012)

Mel Stuart director de cine estadounidense

Mel Stuart director de cinema estatunidenc

Mel Stuart réalisateur américain

Mel Stuart regista statunitense

Mel Stuart US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und -produzent

Solomon, Stuart

Solomon, Stuart 1928-2012

Мэл Стюарт

מל סטיוארט

מל סטיוארט במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

مل استوارت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی


English (211)

German (4)

Spanish (4)

French (2)

Dutch (2)