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Walter, John W.

Works: 6 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 2,210 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Editor, Film editor, Cinematographer , Author, Other
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Most widely held works by John W Walter
My kid could paint that( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracks the overnight celebrity of Marla Olmstead, a toddler who creates gallery-worthy paintings on the dining room table of her family home. Sales of her paintings reach $300,000. Then the bubble burst. When a 2005 profile by "60 minutes" suggests that Marla had help making her paintings, the finger is pointed at her father, an amateur artist and night manager at Frito Lay. Almost overnight, her family is ensnared in a web of accusation and denial - the burden of proof placed squarely in their lap. Is Marla a child prodigy or an innocent victim of a hoax?
Theater of war( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Bertolt Brecht's "Mother Courage and her children", and the political philosophies the play represents. Preparing for The Public Theater's 2006 production of Brecht's anti-war play, Meryl Streep allows a camera crew to document her rehearsal process and interest in the work. Moreover, the life and times of Brecht himself are followed, most notably the playwrites' escape from Nazi Germany, subsequent exile, testimony to the House Un-American Activities Committee, and his eventual return to the country where the play was first staged. Along with backstage scenes and discussion by theatre notables such as Tony Kushner and Streep's costar Kevin Kline, the documentary seeks to depict the history and inspirations underlying the play's themes
How to draw a bunny by Ray Johnson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the fascinating, often hilarious, and always enigmatic world of artist and underground icon Ray Johnson whose mysterious suicide frames the film. He was considered a genius whose collages have been exhibited in major museums around the world
The First Amendment project( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic license: Explores the uproar surrounding controversial poet Amiri Baraka, and the furor over Baraka's post-9/11 poem, "Somebody Blew Up America," in which the poet draws a difficult comparison between the terrorist attack and long-simmering internal problems in America that have been elided in our outrage toward foreign enemies. Marxist Baraka has long been known for his confrontational writing designed to challenge the white establishment, particularly during the "black power" heyday of the '60s
Some Aspects of Adiabatic Shear Bands( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The dynamics of adiabatic shear band formation is considered making use of a simplified thermo/visco/plastic flow law. A new numerical solution is used to follow the growth of a perturbation from initiation, through early growth and severe localization, to a slowly varying terminal configuration. Asymptotic analyses predict the early and late stage patterns, but the timing and structure of the abrupt transition to severe localization can only be studied numerically, to date. A characteristic feature of the process is that temperature and plastic strain rate begin to localize immediately, but only slowly, whereas the stress first evolves almost as if there were no perturbation, but then collapses rapidly when severe localization occurs
Adiabatic Shear Bands in One Dimension( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report summarizes the progress made at the Ballistic Research Laboratory to date in analyzing and understanding the dynamical processes that cause the formation of adiabatic shear bands and the influence of various physical parameters on their formation. Adiabatic shear
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