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Ellwood, Alison

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Most widely held works by Alison Ellwood
The Crash of 1929( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday - large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable
Influenza, 1918( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1918, an army private reported to a hospital in Kansas. He was diagnosed with the flu, an illness that doctors knew little about. By the end of WWI, America was ravaged by a flu epidemic that killed 675,000 people
Casino Jack and the United States of money( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of Washington super lobbyist Jack Abramoff, from his early years as a gung-ho member of the GOP political machine to his final reckoning as a disgraced, imprisoned pariah, confirms the adage that truth is indeed stranger than fiction. A tale of international intrigue with Indian casinos, Russian spies, Chinese sweatshops, and a mob-style killing in Miami, this is the story of the way money corrupts our political process
Gonzo : the life and work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson by Alex Gibney( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Dr. Thompson's life, from his travels with the Hell's Angels through his various Wild Turkey and drug-infested episodes in politics and righting the wrongs of society. Featuring never-before-seen clips and interviews with friends and politicians
Magic trip : Ken Kesey's search for a kool place( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1964, author Ken Kesey and his friends, known as the Merry Pranksters, set out on a cross-country bus trip from California to New York to visit the World's Fair. They also decided to record it, with several 16 mm movie cameras and audio tape. Compiled from more than 40 hours of footage shot during the journey, it was the magical mystery tour--fueled by both the countercultural sentiments of the time and lots of LSD--that became legend. The participants were not beatniks, not-yet-hippies, but a group of preppy-looking partygoers, outfitted in red, white, and blue, whose traveling bacchanal zigzagged across the country. In those more relaxed times, the Pranksters encountered only sporadic harassment, as they spread low-key mayhem in Phoenix, New Orleans, Houston, and the Millbrook, N.Y. estate where Timothy Leary held court. The film record of this famous bohemian lark is uneven, befitting an unsteady (if borderline revolutionary) group in a time of widespread cultural upheaval
My trip to al-Qaeda : behind the scenes of the War on Terror( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My Trip to Al-Qaeda chronicles fundamentalist Islam's rise to power and explores Lawrence Wright's struggle to maintain his objectivity as a journalist writing about Islamic terror
Liberty! : the American Revolution by Thomas Fleming( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Liberty! is an exuberant documentary about the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. This critically acclaimed six-hour series chronicles the events leading up to the declaration of war, and the lasting effects these events had on shaping our country today"--Container
Catching hell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With five outs remaining in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series, a foul ball descended from the cold Chicago sky. As a flurry of hands reached for the ball, it was fatefully tipped away from the outstretched glove of outfielder Moises Alou. Steve Bartman instantly became the focus of rage for long-suffering Cubs fans everywhere. Filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the phenomenon of scapegoating through the lenses of two infamous moments in sports history
History of the Eagles : the story of an American band by Eagles (Musical group)( Visual )

25 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the very first time, hear the stories about the music, from the people who made the music! Directed by Alison Ellwood, this intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage and never-before-seen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of The Eagles, all the way from the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970s, its breakup in 1980 through to its spectacular return in 1994 and career to this day. Part One dedicates two hours to the chronicling of the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970's through its breakup in 1980. While personal stories from band members, managers, and music industry luminaries frame the narrative, it's the unexpected moments-recording sessions, backstage interactions, and even a whimsical sequence from the Desperado cover shoot-that convey the extraordinary bond linking the artists, their music, and the times; an era when country-tinged rock and finely-honed harmonies spoke to a nation still reeling from unrest. Part Two reveals the personal and professional struggles members faced while the band was apart, and chronicles the group's dramatic reunion in 1994, as well as its resurgence in recording and performing throughout the next two decades
Nine for IX( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award-winning producers of 30 for 30, this exceptional set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX features nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers. Executive produced by Jane Rosenthal (co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival) and Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America), these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt's remarkable story, Venus Williams fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, among others. An inspirational collection of remarkable and moving films, Nine for IX is certain to appeal to all independent film fans. 4 Disc Set. Venus VS.: Why was Venus Williams the key catalyst in getting Wimbledon to finally award equal prize money to women players? She was the right player at the right time to lead the charge. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Pat XO: This raw, authentic portrait of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt takes the camera from the filmmaker's hands and places it into those who know her best. Directed by Lisa Lax/Nancy Stern Winters and Produced by Robin Roberts. Let Them Wear Towels: When a female journalist was sexually harassed by New England Patriots players in 1990, it set off a national debate about women in men's locker rooms. In Let Them Wear Towels, you'll hear stories of raw behavior and remarkable resolve. Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern. No Limits: Through her battle with scoliosis, Audrey Mestre discovered a passion for the ocean that led her to competitive free diving. No Limits looks at the human quest to push beyond our limits, a quest that can sometimes be fatal. Directed by Alison Ellwood. Swoopes: Sheryl Swoopes has struggled with love, family and money, but she has never lost her spirit. In Swoopes, you will meet someone who is not your everyday superstar, but a woman who has defied many labels. Directed by Hannah Storm. The Diplomat: Katarina Witt may have been one of East Germany's most famous athletes at the height of the Cold War, but The Diplomat shows how the figure skater ended up being a beneficiary and victim of the socialist regime. Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Kheshgi. Runner: Mary Decker was supposed to finally have her Olympic moment at the 1984 Games. But that moment turned to heartbreak after a collision with Zola Budd produced one of the most infamous moments in sports history. Directed by Shola Lynch. The '99ers: With candid, behind-the-scenes footage, The '99ers offers a unique look at the U.S. soccer team that changed the face of women's sports, reuniting key players from the squad to examine how the stage has changed since then. Directed by Erin Leyden; Produced by Julie Foudy. Branded: There is a double standard placed on women in sports -- they have to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off of it. Can female athletes ever gain equal footing with their male counterparts? Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Leonard Bernstein's New York by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features New York's greatest musical personality filmed in New York. Celebrating the songs of Coney Island, Central Park, and Times Square
Nine for IX( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the award-winning producers of 30 for 30, this exceptional set celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX features nine documentary films about women in sports, directed by an extraordinarily diverse group of female filmmakers. Executive produced by Jane Rosenthal (co-founder, Tribeca Film Festival) and Robin Roberts (co-anchor, Good Morning America), these critically-acclaimed films highlight Pat Summitt's remarkable story, Venus Williams fight for equal pay and the 1999 US Women's World Cup team, among others. An inspirational collection of remarkable and moving films, Nine for IX is certain to appeal to all independent film fans. 4 Disc Set. Venus VS.: Why was Venus Williams the key catalyst in getting Wimbledon to finally award equal prize money to women players? She was the right player at the right time to lead the charge. Directed by Ava DuVernay. Pat XO: This raw, authentic portrait of legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt takes the camera from the filmmaker's hands and places it into those who know her best. Directed by Lisa Lax/Nancy Stern Winters and Produced by Robin Roberts. Let Them Wear Towels: When a female journalist was sexually harassed by New England Patriots players in 1990, it set off a national debate about women in men's locker rooms. In Let Them Wear Towels, you'll hear stories of raw behavior and remarkable resolve. Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern. No Limits: Through her battle with scoliosis, Audrey Mestre discovered a passion for the ocean that led her to competitive free diving. No Limits looks at the human quest to push beyond our limits, a quest that can sometimes be fatal. Directed by Alison Ellwood. Swoopes: Sheryl Swoopes has struggled with love, family and money, but she has never lost her spirit. In Swoopes, you will meet someone who is not your everyday superstar, but a woman who has defied many labels. Directed by Hannah Storm. The Diplomat: Katarina Witt may have been one of East Germany's most famous athletes at the height of the Cold War, but The Diplomat shows how the figure skater ended up being a beneficiary and victim of the socialist regime. Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Kheshgi. Runner: Mary Decker was supposed to finally have her Olympic moment at the 1984 Games. But that moment turned to heartbreak after a collision with Zola Budd produced one of the most infamous moments in sports history. Directed by Shola Lynch. The '99ers: With candid, behind-the-scenes footage, The '99ers offers a unique look at the U.S. soccer team that changed the face of women's sports, reuniting key players from the squad to examine how the stage has changed since then. Directed by Erin Leyden; Produced by Julie Foudy. Branded: There is a double standard placed on women in sports -- they have to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off of it. Can female athletes ever gain equal footing with their male counterparts? Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Jazz parades : feet don't fail me now( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Feet don't fail me now" is the theme song of the jazz revival of New Orleans. Alan Lomax looks at various cultural aspects of this city including Mardi Gras, the annual festival which celebrates the city's proud cultural and musical heritage
Dominoes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary uses raw historical footage, without narration, to deliver a visual portrait of the 1960's. The producer has taken 14 vintage 60's rock tunes and matched the lyrics to footage of student riots, Vietnam War, Woodstock, etc
History of the Eagles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life and times of the super successful American soft-rock band, Eagles. Four hours of never before seen material from the past 40 years. Bonus disc
Blending musical styles( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of fusion begins with performances from diverse cultures and includes lively conversations with Women of the Calabash and zydeco band Loup Garou. Students learn how styles evolve as musical elements from varied cultures meet and blend
ESPN Films Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fab Five: "One of the most famous - and infamous - teams in college basketball history, Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson arrived at the University of Michigan in the fall of 1991 and electrified the game."--Container
Introduction to computers in music( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ray Dretske demonstrates how computer technology changes and enhances the way we create and perform music. He combines computer-generated sounds with those of acoustic instruments to illustrate the musical possibilities computer technology offers."--Container and label
30 for 30 : fifth anniversary collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What started off as a vision from ESPN's Bill Simmons that sports stories still needed to be told in the form of a documentary by some of the greatest filmmakers in the world has turned into ESPN's critically acclaimed 30 for 30 documentary series. Executive produced by Connor Schell, Bill Simmons and John Dahl, ESPN Films 30 for 30 series launched in October 2009 with the premiere of Peter Berg's King's Ransom. Since then, the series has continued to combine exceptional sports stories with exceptional filmmaking. In addition to the complete set of 30 for 30, the 100-title 30 for 30 Fifth Anniversary Collection will feature all films in the 30 for 30 Soccer Stories and Nine for IX series, as well as selections from 30 for 30 Shorts and additional acclaimed films from the creators of the 30 for 30 series, including The Fab Five, Catching Hell and The Announcement
 
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