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Hurwitz, Leo T. 1909-1991

Overview
Works: 96 works in 168 publications in 6 languages and 2,383 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Drama  Nonfiction films  Silent films  Historical films  Experimental films  Biographies  Biographical films  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Director, fmd, Author, Author of screenplay, Other, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Collector, Interviewee, Restager , Contributor
Classifications: E185.97.R63, 791.4375
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Paul Robeson : portraits of the artist( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of feature films that starred Paul Robeson, plus one short documentary narrated by Sidney Poitier
Strange victory( Visual )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2018 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leo Hurwitz's Strange Victory was made during a time a when a critique of American society was seen as bordering on treason and today -- almost 70 years after the film premiered, it has lost none of its topicality. What did the victory over Hitler mean for US society? America may have won the war, but why, the film asks "in the country of the victors, [are] the ideas of the defeated still in fashion?" Collaging nonfiction materials, newsreel footage, and Hurwitz's brilliantly-shot scenes, Strange Victory powerfully documents the racism and anti-Semitism of post-war America. Images of stickers saying "Save America - Don't Buy from Jews," signs that read For Whites Only, and photos of Ku Klux Klan lynchings are juxtaposed with footage of Nazi rallies and concentration camp inmates. This seldom-shown work, now beautifully restored from the producer's original 1948 nitrate interpositive, landed its director on Hollywood's blacklist. Strange Victory is now ripe for rediscovery
Native land( Visual )

18 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the 1938 report of the La Follette Civil Liberties Committee's investigation into the repression of labor organizing, Leo Hurwitz and Paul Strand's biting and beautiful Native Land (1942, though largely shot between '37 and '39) combines documentary footage with staged reenactments to depict the struggle of trade unions against corporations, their spies and contractors. Legendary singer, actor and activist Paul Robeson narrates the film through words and song, lending the work a sense of powerful gravitas. In part a progressive response to the patriotic newsreel series The March of Time, Hurwitz and Strand (alongside their documentary filmmaking collective, Frontier Films) divided the majority of the film into four parts, all based on real events: the murders of a union farmer in Michigan and a labor organizer in Cleveland; the shooting down of two Southern sharecroppers (one black, one white) by deputies; a brutal Ku Klux Klan rally in which members tar and feather progressive political candidates; and the Republic Steel Massacre of 1937. Interwoven with these sequences are dramatizations of the workings of labor union spies, as well as slice-of-life montages meant to illustrate the themes of liberty, freedom, and industrial modernization
Paul Strand in Mexico by James Krippner( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying DVD contains the film Redes = The wave / New World Cinema Foundation ; S.E.F.B.A., Mexico, presenta / autores, Agustin Velazquez Chavez, Paul Strand ; adaptador, H. Rodakiewikz ; directores, Emilio Gomez Muriel y Fred Zinneman. (1936)
Strand : under the dark cloth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the life and career of photographer Paul Strand. Features Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with his wife, friends, and collaborators
Unseen cinema( Visual )

1 edition published in 1943 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

INVERTED NARRATIVES is part of the retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. Capping a decade of political filmmaking, Hurwitz and Stand summarize the momentous growth of labor unions into a vital force. The film adroitly mixes footage from Workers' Film and Photo League newsreels with dramatic reenactments staged in front of Strand's camera, exploring the insidious workings of fascism in American life. --BRUCE POSNER. Founded and operated by Paul Strand and Leo Hurwitz, Frontier Films (1937-1942) was one of the most successful leftist filmmaking enterprises of the 1930s. Four major productions, mostly all feature-length documentaries released to critical acclaim in theaters, clubs, and union halls nationwide, addressed some daunting social and political issues of the era. --BRUCE POSNER. Organized in 1930, the Workers' Film and Photo League was an influential collaborative of artists and radicals. Their stark newsreels provided an alternative view of the Great Depression. Violent demonstrations and riots abound in the candid scenes of America in turmoil. "Native Land " incorporates a startling selection of vintage clips. --BRUCE POSNER. One of America's most famous art photographers, Paul Strand's career spanned 60 years
The Mexican portfolio by Paul Strand( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Robeson : citizen of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Proud Valley an African American sailor comes to a Welsh coal mining town in 1938 and helps re-open the mine at the cost of his life. Native Land, a political semi-documentary formed from staged reenactments, leads viewers on an emotional tour of the pre-World War II U.S. and its freedom-based ideologies and looks at the the forces it sees as threatening to undermine America's strengths from within: greedy capitalists, professional strikebreakers, and the Ku Klux Klan. Robeson on Pacifica Radio: Paul Robeson was denied his U.S. passport from 1950 to 1958 after he refused to sign an affidavit stating that he was not a Communist. During this time, Pacifica Radio interviewed Robeson, allowing him to express his personal history and view of the world. This interview was conducted by host Elsa Knight Thompson and Harold Winkler, president of the Pacifica Foundation
Here at the water's edge, a voyage in sound by Leo T Hurwitz( )

3 editions published in 1962 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The specialist by Eyal Sivan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Hebrew and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem using the original footage of the trial made by Leo Hurwitz, a "mesmerizing portrait of a horribly ordinary man."
Un spécialiste portrait d'un criminel moderne by Rony Brauman( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in French and Hebrew and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indiqué sur la jaquette : "Capturé à Buenos Aires en 1960 par les services secrets israéliens, Adolf Eichmann était le chef du bureau IV-B-4 de la Sécurité Intérieure du IIIème Reich, chargé de la déportation des Juifs, des Polonais, des Slovènes et des Tziganes vers les camps de concentration et d'extermination nazis. Le procès qui eut lieu l'année suivant à Jérusalem fut intégralement filmé. C'est à partir de ce fonds de 350 heures d'images remasterisées, restaurées, ré-éclairées et transférées informatiquement sur pellicule 35 mm qu'a été réalisé le film "Un spécialiste". Loin d'apparaître comme un pervers sanguinaire ou un menteur machiavélique, Adolf Eichmann s'y révèle un bureaucrate zélé respectueux de la loi et de la hiérarchie, un expert en émigration, spécialiste de la "question juive" et du transport des "déportés raciaux". En effectuant consciencieusement son travail, il est devenu responsable de la mort de plusieurs millions de personnes..."
To tell the truth, a history of documentary film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working for change: Explores the birth of the social documentary in the U.S. and U.K. during the years of the Great Depression and the New Deal, featuring interviews with several of the people who helped define and shape the form
Strand : under the dark cloth ; Manhatta( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strand: under the dark cloth: Presents an overview of the life and career of photographer Paul Strand. Features Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with his wife, friends, and collaborators
The specialist : portrait of a modern criminal by Eyal Sivan( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem using the original footage of the trial made by Leo Hurwitz, a "mesmerizing portrait of a horribly ordinary man."
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1936 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought"--Educational film locator, 1978
Inverted narratives : new directions in storytelling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early directors D.W. Griffith and Lois Weber develop the radical language of cinema narrative through audience-friendly melodramas made for nickelodeon theaters. Experimental fantasies are depicted in such independent productions as Moonland (c. 1926), Lullaby (1929), and The Bridge (1929-30). Depression era films by socially-conscious filmmakers reshape drama as demonstrated in Josef Berne's brooding Black Dawn (1933) and Strand and Hurwitz's biting Native Land (1937-41) on the labor movement: each pictures a raw reality. Parody and satire find their mark in Theodore Huff's Little Geezer (1932) and Barlow, Hay and Le Roy's Even as You and I (1937). David Bradley's Sredni Vashtar by Saki (1940-43) boasts an inadvertent post-modern attitude"--Container
Here at the water' edge, a voyage in sound by Leo T Hurwitz( Recording )

2 editions published in 1962 and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strand : under the dark cloth by John Walker( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview of the life and career of photographer Paul Strand. Features Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with his wife, friends, and collaborators
Discovery in a painting : an exploration of Cézanne's Still life with apples (1895-98)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visually explores Cezanne's Still life with apples without commentary
Heart of Spain( Visual )

4 editions published between 1937 and 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary account of the front line medicine practiced under Dr. Norman Bethune and volunteer medical personnel during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939.) Their work with 'blood banks, ' transfusion and field surgery laid the groundwork for further medical advances in later years
 
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Hurwitz, Leo

Hurwitz, Leo 1909-1991

Hurwitz, Leo T.

Hurwitz, Leo Tolstoy

Leo Hurwitz Amerikaans filmregisseur (1909-1991)

Leo Hurwitz Documentary film director

Leo Hurwitz regista statunitense

Leo Hurwitz US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Filmproduzent, Drehbuchautor, Cutter und Kameramann

Leo Hurwitz US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Filmproduzent, Drehbuchautor, Filmeditor und Kameramann

Leo T. Hurwitz

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