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MVD Entertainment Group

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Works: 802 works in 1,076 publications in 1 language and 94,925 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  History  Television plays  Television programs  Television comedies 
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 454 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
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 329 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
Radiohead : Homework by Radiohead (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 329 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
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses a drama featuring famed suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst to present the cause of woman suffrage
Art Tatum : the art of jazz piano( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 261 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
John Cage talks about cows ; One/seven( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One/seven: Cage performs his composition One⁷
Django Reinhardt : King of Jazz Guitar( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 258 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 257 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
The Swing Era by Count Basie( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz began to "swing" as musicians began to adopt swing eighths, the string bass, hi-hat cymbals, and a looser, more rhythmic feeling. This change started in the 1920s, notably with Louis Armstrong, and gradually continued on into the '40s. As much of the music was then played by bands of ten musicians or more, the swing era is also known as the big band era. This definitive history of swing music documents many of the era's classic performers, including Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Erskine Hawkins, and Fletcher Henderson, among others
Meeting David Wilson( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 255 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
Where the Streets Have No Name( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 254 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
Jazz Legends Live!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 253 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
Duke Ellington : Swing Era - In Hollywood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 253 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
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling : Live in Vienna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 253 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
West Coast Beat and Beyond( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in San Francisco's North Beach area, and at the Naropa Institute's Jack Kerouac conference in 1982, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac's On the road. Includes appearances by Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Philip Lamantia, Joanne Kyger, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Harold Norse, Ken Kesey and others
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
McLaughlin, De Lucía, Coryell : Meeting of the Spirits( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-renowned guitarists John McLaughlin, Larry Coryell, and Paco de Lucía--recognized as the finest exponents of their individual styles--toured Europe in 1979 and 1980 as a guitar supertrio. The spellbinding music that resulted from their collaboration dazzled audiences worldwide--and became a vital part of jazz history. This original, authenticated master of the concert takes you into the legendary experience that was the Meeting of the Spirits. (55 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Miroslav Vitous : Live in Vienna( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 252 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
Of Dolls and Murder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of Dolls and Murder explores a haunting collection of dollhouse crime scenes and our universal fascination with murder. The documentary film explores the dioramas, the woman who created them, and their relationship to modern day forensics. From the iconic CSI television show to the Body Farm and criminally minded college students and a crime fighting granny, legendary filmmaker and true crime aficionado, John Waters narrates the tiny world of big time murder
Through the Years of Hip Hop( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Graffiti takes an intelligent look at the origins of "writing" in New York City, and its evolution from ghetto youth crime to splashy art-world staple. Legends Seen and Vulcan discuss graffiti artists Lee Quinones, Dondi, and Phase 2. Charlie Ahearn and Kevin Powell place the phenomenon within a sociological context. Seven classic hip-hop videos from the past to the present offer extensions of ideas built into graffiti art, and include Run DMC's "Rock Box" and Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock's "It Takes Two." Learn how these young, gifted pioneers constructed an industry that so many people now enjoy. Each volume in this series features an inspiring journey of musical genre creation. Additional full-length videos from Queen Latifah, De La Soul, Special Ed, Dana Dane, and Crash Crew complete this comprehensive document of an exciting urban art form
 
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