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Stuart, Mel

Works: 108 works in 250 publications in 4 languages and 7,623 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Children's films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Artist, Composer, Other, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mel Stuart
Charlie and the chocolate factory by Tim Burton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poor Charlie Bucket's luck is just about to change. He found a coveted golden ticket for entrance into Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and now gets to take a thrilling tour of the magical place
China: the roots of madness : a documentary by Theodore H White( Book )

15 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hobart Shakespeareans( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 693 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
Wattstax by Mel Stuart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 436 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 )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 398 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 2005 in English and held by 326 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 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes, casting director Marion Dougherty, and takes viewers on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Relying on her exquisite taste and gut instincts, Dougherty helped usher in the 'New Hollywood' with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, and Bonnie and Clyde
If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium by Mel Stuart( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 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 164 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. The Mystery of Sleep shows how the discovery of REM (Rapid Eye Movement) during our dream period in the early 1950's by Dr. Nathaniel Kleitman at the University of Chicago, brought about a much broader understanding of the mechanism of sleep. Before his discovery it was believed that during sleep the brain was in a state of rest. Dr. Kleitman's discovery opened up explorations of the nature and frequency of dreams and nightmares, and sleep disorders such as insomnia, apnea and narcolepsy that affect millions of Americans. The film uses computer-generated images to illustrate dream cycles as well as the state of "active paralysis" in which we usually sleep. Featured are some of the leading figures in sleep research such as Dr. William Dement of Stanford University, who has authored and co-authored more than 500 scientific publications on the subject, including the book The Promise of Sleep. Despite all the advances in this field, a researcher comments, "We know more about Mars and Venus than about sleep."
The making of the president( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 147 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 )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 135 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
C.K. Williams by Mel Stuart( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 130 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 123 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
Puppies!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 102 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 Academy of American Poets( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 90 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 79 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 62 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
The La Guardia story( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights from the life of one of New York City's most colorful mayors
Running on the sun the Badwater 135( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 47 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
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Charlie and the chocolate factory
Alternative Names
Mel Stuart Amerikaans filmregisseur (1928-2012)

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

مل استوارت تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی


Pure imagination : the making of Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory