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Epstein, Michael (Film director)

Overview
Works: 27 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 6,261 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Drama  Journalism films  Films à clef  Historical television programs  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Production personnel, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Epstein
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

25 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in English and held by 2,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
LennoNYC( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and German and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the world remembered John Lennon on what would have been his 70th birthday, and the 30th anniversary of his death, a new film takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s. Featuring never-before-heard studio recordings and never-before-seen outtakes from Lennon in concert and home movies
Grand Central( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On February 1, 1913, more than 150,000 people eagerly rushed to Grand Central Terminal to gaze at New York City's newest landmark. The new Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street housed an underground electric train station that would revolutionize the way people traveled and transform midtown Manhattan. By 1947, over sixty-five million people, the equivalent of forty percent of the population of the United States, had traveled through the station
Going to war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it really like to go to war? For millennia, only warriors could really answer that question. Now, a new PBS documentary takes viewers inside the experience of battle and reveals the soldier's experiences as never before. It helps viewers make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it is like to be a soldier in times of war
Antietam( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antietam was the first major clash of the Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was also the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, causing approximately 23,000 casualties. What changed Antietam from merely an infamous day in the nation's history to one of its most profound? This program describes the attacks and counterattacks of September 17, 1862, while spotlighting the historic document that emerged from the smoke and ashes: the Emancipation Proclamation
The hurricane of '38( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September of 1938, the National Weather Bureau predicted this storm would blow itself out in Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Instead it began an unexpected sprint north along the coast. Over 600 people were killed. Another 100 were never found
The battle over Citizen Kane( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the lives and careers of Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst, and how Hearst tried to suppress the 1941 film Citizen Kane and destroy Welles
Citizen Kane( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Chronicles the battle between Orson Welles and William Randolph Hearst over Welles' Citizen Kane. Includes interviews with colleagues of both men as well as biographical information about Hearst
Makers : women who make America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces the history of women pioneers in the U.S. space program. Some, like aviators Wally Funk and Jerrie Cobb, passed the same grueling tests as male astronauts, only to be dismissed by NASA, the military and even Lyndon Johnson. It was not until 1995 that Eileen Collins became the first woman to pilot a spacecraft. This program includes interviews with Collins, as well as Sally Ride's classmates Shannon Lucid, Rhea Seddon and Kathryn Sullivan, and features Mae Jemison, the first female African America astronaut, and Peggy Whitson, the first female commander of the International Space Station
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions
Citizen Kane : 70th anniversary( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Citizen Kane, following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. In RKO-281, Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Novel reflections on the American dream( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars and authors examine the characters, plots, and themes of seven American novels that deal with wealth, poverty, and the nature of success and failure in the U.S. The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, The House of Mirth, Sister Carrie, Saul Bellow's Seize the Day, Gish Jen's Typical American, and Ann Petry's The Street are analyzed
Citizen Kane( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: An all-powerful press magnate, Kane, dies in his fabulous castle Xanadu, his last word being "Rosebud", which leads a reporter to seek the meaning behind the word and find the meaning of Kane. Prominent publisher, William Randolph Hearst, saw the film as a thinly disguised version of his career and attempted to suppress it
10 days that unexpectedly changed America I( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers present ten pivotal moments in American history and the often unexpected changes brought about by these events
Citizen Kane( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's defacto subject, William Randolph Hearst
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Pt. 1. This was the first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Known as the Pequot War, this massacre in Mystic, Connecticut, set the pattern of possessing Indian land throughout the country. --Pt. 2. A violent protest against debt collection and taxation practices motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation. This was the spark that led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights -- Pt. 3. The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. For the first time in history, Individuals--not kings or sultans--could have gold for the taking, inspiring thousands of people to make he arduous journey West. -- Pt. 4. On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualities on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloddiest day in American history. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible
The Choice '92( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the lives and influences on the lives of President George Bush and Presidential candidate Bill Clinton
10 days that unexpectedly changed America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions
 
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