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MVD Entertainment Group

Overview
Works: 915 works in 2,054 publications in 1 language and 78,778 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Interviews  Biographies  Biographical films  Methods (Music)  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions, provide the best step-by-step instructions necessary to teach you a series of three stylish rumba combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Usher by Curtis Harrington( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exclusive documentary, you will come to know Usher like never before. You'll see how a child prodigy blossomed into one of the most accomplished young performers of our time. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usher moved to Atlanta with his family when he was 12. At age 14, he was discovered by "L.A." Reid at a local talent show and signed to LaFace Records. While still in high school, Usher released his first album, Usher, produced by P. Diddy - and a star was born
Radiohead : Homework( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Consisting of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. With much of the band's private life shrouded in mystery, 'Radiohead: Homework' uncovers the making of this legendary act and what it took for them to become one of the biggest rock acts on the planet. Using interviews with the group and those who've known them along the way, this documentary takes you where the cameras haven't previously preyed to produce an uncensored look at a truly legendary band. Thanks to Thom York's breathtaking vocals and the bands constant pushing of musical boundaries, Radiohead have ensured that their songs will remain as examples of the most groundbreaking music of our time
Maria's Story : A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In El Salvador, 1989-three years before the end of a brutal civil war that would take 75,000 lives-wife, mother, and guerrilla leader Maria Serrano is on the front lines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population-and as she helps to plan a major nationwide offensive that would lead the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. This release includes an update of Maria Serrano and her family 20 years after the end of the civil war
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's suffrage movement inspired this 1913 silent film classic, which features appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriot Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of government corruption that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard
Zapatista( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zapatista is the definitive look at the uprising in Chiapas. It is the story of a Mayan peasant rebellion armed with sticks and their word against a first world military. It is the story of a global movement that has fought 175,000 federal troops to a stand still and transformed Mexican and international political culture forever
Of Dolls and Murder( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes and our universal fascination with murder
Where the Streets Have No Name by U2 (gruppo musicale)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sobering film documents one man's emotional journey after 20 years of trying to help alleviate homelessness in Cairns, Australia. With Harald Falge, we follow the street kids there, hearing their stories and tracing their lives to uncover the bitter reality behind the paradise of this north Queensland city. A dark, intimate, unforgettable, and sometimes chilling experience
Marcus Garvey : a Giant of Black Politics( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Nationalist pioneer and first Hero of Jamaica Marcus Garvey is discussed by contemporaries, historians, family, and friends. Garvey was a victim of his own success - he threatened the establishment enough for the FBI to infiltrate the organization
Duke Robillard. Guitar Method( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Duke Robillard teaches rhythm guitar ideas and chord progressions. He demonstrates his favorite Chicago blues turnarounds, the best chord voicings to use in blues, mixing double stops with chords for interesting backgrounds behind solos, sliding sixth chords, guitar boogie rhythms, expressive picking techniques, and more! Inspired by blues legends like T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian, and Big Joe Turner, Duke's guitar work has seamlessly spanned the worlds of jazz, blues, and swing since he founded his renowned big band, Roomful of Blues, in 1967. Duke has toured internationally with his band and also as Tom Waits's guitarist and Jimmie Vaughan's replacement in The Fabulous Thunderbirds. He has recorded 20 acclaimed solo albums, including Grammy-nominated Guitar Groove-a-Rama. Duke has also played on and/or produced albums by Bob Dylan (Grammy-winning Time Out of Mind), Ruth Brown, Johnny Adams, Kim Wilson, Jay McShann, Pinetop Perkins, John Hammond, Jimmy Witherspoon, Snooky Pryor, and many others. The legendary B.B. King called Duke "one of the great players
Duke Ellington : Swing Era - In Hollywood( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video compiles various short- and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, including Black and Tan from 1929; Symphony in Black from 1935--featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday; and three scenes starring Mae West in Belle of the Nineties from 1934, among many other musical sequences from major motion pictures. (60 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Meeting David Wilson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film documents the enduring legacy of slavery in today's young black society. David Wilson, a 28-year-old African-American journalist, revisits his family history to find answers to America's racial divide. Along the way, he meets another David Wilson, the descendant of his family's slave master. This discovery leads to a momentous encounter between the two men, whose ancestors were on the opposite sides of freedom. We first observe journalist Wilson as he recalls his upbringing in the gritty streets of Newark, New Jersey, and how this negative environment stirred his desire to uncover the truth about his family's past. Through genealogical research, he discovers his roots are steeped in the slavery of North Carolina. On the plantation where his ancestors were slaves, he finds that the "Big House" is still intact and owned by a direct descendant of his family's slave master. At this point Wilson decides to travel to North Carolina to meet this namesake-a Southern, white conservative
The Playboy of the Western World by J. M Synge( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performed by the Druid Theatre Company of Galway, this production of The Playboy of the Western World was heralded as possibly the most definitive version of John Millington Synge's masterpiece. The play is set in a remote inn on the west coast of Ireland at the turn of the 20th century. Christy Mahon is a fugitive who claims to have killed his father. Somehow this act turns him into a local hero and a romantic idol. Ironically, when it is discovered that his father is alive, Christy is totally discredited and the local community seeks its revenge. Playboy is a black comedy of epic proportions
Style Wars( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in the phenomenon that had taken over New York City. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Style Wars documents hip hop culture, with an emphasis on graffiti, with B-boying and rapping covered as well. This film highlights the urban landscape as physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. In Style Wars, New York's ramshackle subway system is their public playground, battleground, and spectacular artistic canvas. As MC's, DJ's, and B-boys rock the city with new sounds and new moves, we see street corner breakdance battles turn into performance art. Musicians, designers, and those interested in urban culture will love this film!
California clay in the Rockies( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with several California potters who give their views on the art of pottery
West Coast Beat and Beyond( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco's bohemian history was already renowned - and then intensely amplified when the 1950s creative renaissance came on the scene. The most significant influences of this movement were Beat figures Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Filmed on location in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood, and at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, this film is a tribute to the ongoing vision of America's renegade minds - and a salute to the visionary power of Jack Kerouac. Narrated by Kerouac's biographer Gerald Nicosia
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although it may seem radical even to attempt a silent version of a Shakespeare play, such films were frequently made throughout the 1910s. This adaptation of King Lear had the advantage of starring Frederick Warde, who was renowned for his many stage performances as Lear. Warde is seen in rare form here as he inhabits the character with particularly expressive physicality. This cinematic classic from 1916 has been lovingly restored and features an all-new soundtrack
A Tale of Two Cities : Live In Concert( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men in love with the same woman. Two cities swept up by revolution. Charles Dickens' classic story, live in concert and set to music. Experience the acclaimed Broadway production, which fully captures all the thrills and romance of this timeless tale in a once-in-a-lifetime production. This beloved story concerns the love triangle of the young beauty Lucie Manette, the French aristocrat Charles Darnay, and the drunken cynic Sydney Carton - who are all caught in the clutches of the bloody French Revolution. This program also features members of the acclaimed original Broadway cast, and is narrated by Michael York. The score, by composer-lyricist-librettist Jill Santoriello, includes a brilliant new song, "Never Say Goodbye," written by Santoriello (lyrics) and composer Frank Wildhorn. Hear from Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, the great-granddaughter of the novelist, who served as the project's historical advisor and is interviewed here by York at London's Charles Dickens Museum
Jazz Shots. West Coast( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paying homage to the West coast and to some of the most important musicians who have spent a major part of their career there, this collection of live performances ranges from clubs to festivals to TV studio engagements. Artists include Art Pepper, Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Phineas Newborn Trio, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Shelly Manne Quintet and Wes Montgomery
Nat King Cole : Swing Era - Soundies and Telescriptions( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before achieving international pop stardom in the 1950s, Nat King Cole enjoyed considerable success fronting his own trio in Hollywood. This video presents a fascinating collection of early film shorts produced for theater and television. Backed by such sidemen as Oscar Moore and Irving Ashby, bassists Johnny Miller and Joe Comfort, or Latin percussionist Jack "Mr. Bongo" Costanzo, Cole is shown in peak artistic form - in these true musical gems from his early West Coast period. Recommended to old-time fans and jazz enthusiasts alike, the music in this anthology sounds as marvelous as ever
 
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