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Model, Ben

Overview
Works: 63 works in 95 publications in 1 language and 2,449 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  History  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Slapstick comedy films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Composer, Performer, Producer, Editor, Cinematographer , Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ben Model
 
Most widely held works by Ben Model
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
The kid( Visual )

3 editions published between 1921 and 2016 and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1920 and 2011 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
The avenging conscience, or, 'Thou shalt not kill' by David Wark Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thwarted by his despotic uncle from continuing his love affair, a young man turns to thoughts of murder. Experiencing a series of visions, he sees murder as a normal course of events in life and kills his uncle. Tortured by his conscience, his future sanity is uncertain as he is assailed by nightmarish visions of what he has done. Also includes Edgar Allen Poe, a biographical short on one of history's most haunting writers
Houdini, the movie star by Harry Houdini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves
Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Homes comes to the aid of a young prince accused of murder and uncovers a plot to destroy Western civilization
The burgular on the roof( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Stuart Blackton and Albert Smith emerged as important filmmakers and exhibitors in the spring and summer of 1898. When they were caught duping Thomas Edison's copyrighted war films, they seemed to have no choice but to become licensees and acknowledge Edison's patents. With audiences tiring of war films, they used their experience as entertainers and made short comedies and magic films. Burglar on the roof (which features Blackton as the burglar) was shot on the rooftop of their office building in lower Manhattan. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
Casey at the bat or the fate of a rotten umpire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1899 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an early baseball film, offering a privileged peek into early twentieth century American lifestyles and values
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over ten hours of films survey the short works of three pioneering French filmmakers from the Gaumont studio, including Emile Cohl, Jean Durand, and Jacques Feyder
Pioneers : first women filmmakers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early decades of cinema, some of the most innovative and celebrated filmmakers in America were women. Alice Guy-Blaché helped establish the basics of cinematic language, while others boldly continued its development: slapstick queen Mabel Normand (who taught Charlie Chaplin the craft of directing), action star Grace Cunard, and LGBTQ icon Alla Nazimova. Unafraid of controversy, filmmakers such as Lois Weber and Dorothy Davenport Reid tackled explosive issues such as birth control, abortion, and prostitution. This crucial chapter of film history comes alive through the presentation of a wide assortment of films, carefully curated, meticulously restored in 2K and 4K from archival sources, and presented with new musical scores
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bertie Van Alstyne is the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier. Unable to escape the wealth and comfort that are foisted upon him, he pursues individuality in a series of comic misadventures. This is Buster Keaton's first starring role and the film that launched his career
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Short films by various filmmakers in the early 20th century
Houdini, the movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Locke infiltrates a corrupt patents company, only to run into the gleaming terror of its robot protector, the Automaton. In order to save the beautiful Eva Brent and find a cure for the dreaded Madagascar Madness, Locke suffers an inhuman array of tortures and physical restraints. He is chained, tied with barbared wire, padlocked in a crate and thrown in the water, tied beneath a descending elevator, strapped to an electric chair, and bound in an elaborate Oriental torture chamber
The sheik by Film Preservation Associates( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert
Houdini, the movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grim game: Cameras captured an unplanned incident: two planes colliding in mid-air. The footage was so spectacular that the script was revised to integrate it into the plot
The music of the silent films by Ben Model( )

4 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The silent films were not silent for long. The live music that accompanied early cinema was as much a part of the experience as the film itself. The Music Of The Silent Films features 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, divided into specific moods in the same way that the live music accompanists of the silent era would have used. This book tells the extraordinary story of the rise and abrupt fall of silent movie music and includes 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, allowing you to play scores inspired by what is arguably the golden era of film music. era, The Music Of The Silent Films boasts specially selected pieces that evoke a range of mood music genres, representing a number of composers. Not only does this book comprise an eclectic collection of Piano scores, it also features film stills and stunning photography to accompany a fascinating introduction to this precedential era of 'sight and sound'. Further to this, a short guide to how to use the music to create your own silent film scores is sure to help you bring a new dimension to your playing, and might even help to revive a lost art! During the pre-talkie period of 1915-1927, live musical 'photoplay' accompaniment was required in movie theatres great and small, giving work to an army of musicians. To help the solitary pianists run the gamut of musical emotions, night after night, music publishers produced a wealth of scores with selections of printed music chosen to match a range of on-screen moods and activities. The Music Of The Silent Films includes short biographies of some of the leading composers of the genre, as well as detailed descriptions of the most popular 'moods' used, helping you not only to play the pieces but learn more about sound and cinema at the same time. Perfect for any pianist interested in silent films, film composition, or just wanting a diverse range of original pieces, The Music Of The Silent Films is a collection of fantastic arrangements, and a guide to a fascinating period of musical history."--Publisher description
When knighthood was in flower by Robert G Vignola( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Davies plays Mary Tudor, sister of King Henry VIII, whom the king aims to use for political gain by offering her hand in marriage to King Louis XII of France." -- Container
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907
Accidentally preserved. rare/lost silent films from vintage 16mm prints( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned silent film accompanist and historian Ben Model has taken nine of the rare and lost silent films in his 16mm collection and produced this "Accidentally Preserved" DVD, bringing these rarities to a new audience in new HD digital transfers. Each film on this DVD has a new musical score by Ben Model performed on piano or theatre organ."--Back cover
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This first disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1889-1903
 
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