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Chinn, Simon

Overview
Works: 30 works in 145 publications in 5 languages and 6,962 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  History  Science films  Film adaptations  Nature films  Interviews  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: GV550.2.P47, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Simon Chinn
Man on wire by James Marsh( Visual )

49 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On August 7th, 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's Twin Towers. After dancing for nearly an hour on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail, before finally being released. This extraordinary documentary incorporates Petit's personal footage to show how he overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to achieve the artistic crime of the century"--Container
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul( Visual )

28 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, a few fans in the 90s decided to seek out the truth of his fate. What follows is a heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all
Project Nim by James Marsh( Visual )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society
Whitney( Visual )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whitney Houston is a musical icon, known for such hit songs as "How Will I Know," "I Will Always Love You" and "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)." Her debut album, "Whitney Houston," set industry records as the best-selling debut album for a female singer. The documentary follows her life and career, culminating in her untimely death at the age of 48. Her friends and family describe their relationship with the singer and her private struggles."--
The green prince = al-Amīr al-akhḍar by Nadav Schirman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based upon the true story of the son of a Hamas leader who emerged as one of Israel's prized informants, and the Shin Bet agent who risked his career to protect him
Drug Lord: The Legend of Shorty( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the efforts of two journalists to secure an interview with drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, head of the infamous Sinaloa Cartel and the most wanted man in Mexco
LA 92 by Carol Judith Patrie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests and violence in Los Angeles, LA 92 immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen footage. Produced by Oscar® winner Simon Chinn and Emmy® winner Jonathan Chinn and directed by Oscar® winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin, the film brings a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment."--Container
Atari : game over( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunt is on to find 3.5 million unsold copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial video game, reputed to have been the cause of Atari's downfall in 1984 ... Atari: Game Over explores the popular urban legend known as The Great Video Game Burial of 1983". As the story goes, the Atari Corporation, faced with an overwhelmingly negative response to the E.T. video game, disposed of millions of unsold game cartridges by burying them in the small town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. For decades, the myth of Atari and these E.T." cartridges was whispered about among game fans everywhere. Director Zak Penn (X-Men 2, Avengers) and his team headed to the landfill where the videogames were supposedly buried to determine whether the story had merit. A range of interviews were also conducted to uncover the truth behind the legend. Atari: Game Over was created by Xbox with two-time Academy Award®-winning producer Simon Chinn (Man on Wire) and Emmy®-winning producer Jonathan Chinn (30 Days)
My Scientology movie by John Dower( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incomparable British broadcaster Louis Theroux is hilariously provocative in his first feature documentary, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE, created in collaboration with director John Dower and two-time Academy Award® winning producer Simon Chinn (Searching for Sugar Man, Man on Wire). Following a long fascination with the religion, and with a lot of experience dealing with eccentric human behaviour, Theroux won't take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology's Los Angeles headquarters is turned down. Theroux's insatiable curiosity motivates him to understand what life inside the Church is really like, and with the aid of former second-in-command at the Church, Mark Marty' Rathbun, he uses actors to replay incidents people claim they experienced with high profile members such as Tom Cruise and leader David Miscavige. Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, LOUIS THEROUX: MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE proves that what people do in the name of religion can be truly stranger than fiction
America beyond the color line by Henry Louis Gates( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Louis Gates, Harvard's Chair of Afro-American Studies, travels to the east coast, the deep South, inner city Chicago, and Hollywood to investigate modern black America and interview influential African Americans, including Colin Powell, Quincy Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Alicia Keys, Maya Angelou, and Willie Herenton
I am Ali by Muhammad Ali( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and heart-warming look at the man behind the legend as we've never seen Ali before. The documentary is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali's personal archive of voice recordings combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, son, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy
Bolshoi Babylon( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This behind-the-scenes look at the famed Bolshoi Ballet company includes coverage of the 2013, acid attack on Sergei Filin, dancer and former ballet director. Special features include deleted and extended scenes, an interview with the director and producer, and the original theatrical trailer
Sugar Man Searching for Sugar Man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Au début des années 70, Sixto Rodriguez enregistre deux albums sur un label de Motown. C'est un échec, à tel point qu’on raconte qu’il se serait suicidé sur scène. Plus personne n’entendit parler de Rodriguez. Sauf en Afrique du Sud où, sans qu’il le sache, son disque devint un symbole de la lutte contre l’Apartheid. Des années plus tard, deux fans du Cap partent à la recherche de “Sugar Man”. Ce qu’ils découvrent est une histoire faite de surprises, d’émotions et d’inspiration."
Project Nim (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society
Proyecto Nim = Project Nim( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En la década de los 70, el chimpancé Nim fue sometido a un experimento cuyo objetivo era comprobar qué efectos tendría sobre el animal el hecho de ser criado y alimentado como un ser humano
Le funambule( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'histoire du "crime artistique du siècle" : en 1974, Philippe Petit tend un câble entre les tours du World Trade Center, à New York, alors les immeubles les plus hauts du monde, et passe presque une heure à danser en l'air avant de se faire arrêter par la police
L'homme sur le fil( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes
The thread by Don Paterson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Thread is a documentary that exposes how the internet manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers changed the face of journalism forever, and discusses the undeniable impact amateur internet writers are having on journalism today. Following the deadly attacks at the 2013 Boston Marathon, amateur internet sleuths took to Twitter and Reddit, intent on identifying the individuals responsible for the biggest terror attack on U.S. soil since 9/11. More than 3 million people followed the manhunt on Reddit, many of whom were convinced they were qualified to identify clues or suspects, based upon their internet investigations. Set against a backdrop of the official, week-long hunt for the terrorists on the streets of Boston, this documentary reveals the parallel, unofficial, online investigation that captured the world's imagination, but led to innocent people being accused of the crime. This thought-provoking documentary explores how the media landscape has been transformed by widespread use of social media, and questions the future of traditional journalism. The documentary features interviews with journalists and executives of global media giants, as well as social media users, to ask important questions about the media and society"--Website
Smallpox 2002 : silent weapon by Dan Percival( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This docu-drama reports on a fictitious attack made by terrorists using the smallpox virus. Starting in New York the virus is ruthlessly carried out by one man travelling around the city. Using hindsight and video diaries the film looks back on the global impact that a silent attack would have on the world
Everything or nothing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on three men with a shared dream, Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It's the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest-running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962
 
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Languages
English (111)

Spanish (9)

French (5)

Catalan (3)

German (1)