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MVD Entertainment Group

Overview
Works: 795 works in 1,062 publications in 1 language and 88,328 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Television programs  History  Horror films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
Usher by Curtis Harrington( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 431 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 by Radiohead (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 308 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 )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 304 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 )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 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
Art Tatum : the art of jazz piano( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The only documentary portrait of the greatest jazz pianist ever. Using photographs and some rare footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who played with him
Django Reinhardt : King of Jazz Guitar( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django Reinhardt's music still looms as the standard to be attained more than 50 years after his death. The Gypsy guitarist who played with only two fingers of his left hand was Europe's first jazz superstar. He's the unschooled genius who created his own musical and compositional style - and became a legend. Discover his lyricism, melodic craft, and genius at simultaneously achieving technical precision and deeply meaningful tonal nuances - in this unique tribute to the king of jazz guitar
Liz Story : Solid Colors( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 11-song performance from 1984 is undeniable evidence that Liz Story has established herself as one of the most distinctive composers and pianists of our time. The three-time Grammy nominee fashions a deeply personal style that takes shape at the elusive transitions between classical and folk, with a rich jazz harmony of pioneers like Bill Evans, Story's chief inspiration. More economical than Keith Jarrett, more florid and changeable than Winston, Liz Story finds a compelling middle ground between jazz harmony and classical technique, outside improv and sturdy songcraft, complex performance and inner stillness - an audiovisual delight
Where the Streets Have No Name( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 242 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
Meeting David Wilson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 241 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
Jazz Legends Live!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Les McCann, Stephane Grappelli, Ben Sidran, and Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead
Doctor Faustus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic play is aimed at the student, teacher, lecturer and theatre lover alike. Staged using professional actors and directors at London's award-winning Greenwich Theatre, "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" was first published in 1604 by Christopher Marlowe. Having decided he has accumulated all he can of conventional knowledge, Doctor Faustus turns to magic in a quest for greater truths. Before long, he ends up selling his soul to the devil: the famous "Faustian pact" that's entered the language. Dr Faustus gradually realizes his terrible mistake
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling : Live in Vienna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this live performance features Árni Egilsson of Iceland, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen of Denmark, and Wayne Darling of the U.S. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Pederson, known as NHOP, was among the most frequently recorded jazz musicians in history, having taken part in more than 400 albums--there was hardly a major international luminary with whom he had not played during the last 40 years. Egilsson and Darling are both accomplished masters of the double bass. This video offers a rare look at the three talents together in concert. (75 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Duke Ellington : Swing Era - In Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 241 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
Of Dolls and Murder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes and our universal fascination with murder
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This talkie is the only film costarring Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. In addition, this print of the 1966 rerelease - the only version Pickford allowed after her 1933 retirement - features new music and sound effects added by Marty Kemp of the Mary Pickford Company during his painstaking restoration of the film. With seven minutes of extraneous footage removed in pieces to tighten the editing and new rerecording techniques to improve the sound quality of voices, the brilliance of the 1929 original is here brilliantly revived
Jazz Collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the jazz traditions, highlighting ten original artists from archival film together with commentary on the cultural environment of each period and the contributions of contemporaries within it
Miroslav Vitous : Live in Vienna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this concert features the inimitable Miroslav Vitous performing on bass. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Upon first arriving in New York in 1967, Vitous quickly became immersed in the music scene--playing with luminaries such as Charlie Mariano, Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, and Chick Corea. In 1970, together with Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, he formed the supergroup Weather Report--and then later formed Miroslav Vitous Group before embarking on an equally successful solo career. This film captures a rare performance by the remarkable Miroslav Vitous. (75 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Nat King Cole : Swing Era - Soundies and Telescriptions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 240 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. (73 minutes) A streaming videorecording
The raven by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this rare silent 1915 biographical film produced by the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company, Henry B. Walthall stars as Edgar Allan Poe. An ardent reader of Poe's works since childhood, Walthall here portrays the tortured writer with unfathomable depth and conviction. The Raven chronicles the immigration of Poe's ancestors, the embittered life Poe led, and his early and untimely death. Written and directed by Charles J. Brabin, the film is based on the play The Raven: The Love Story of Edgar Allan Poe by George C. Hazelton and The Play by Edgar Allen Poe
 
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