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Milestone Film & Video

Overview
Works: 312 works in 685 publications in 7 languages and 21,259 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Silent films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biography  Short films  Biographical films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Milestone Film & Video
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life
Le mystè̀re Picasso = The mystery of Picasso by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in French and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French director Henri-Georges Clouzot created a film showing the process in which Pablo Picasso created his work. Captured is the moment and mystery of creativity as the master completed twenty artworks, ranging from playful black-and-white sketches to widescreen color paintings. Almost every painting created in this film was destroyed after it was finished. In 1984 the French government declared the film a national treasure
Chagrin et la pitie : chronique d'une ville française sous l'occupation = The sorrow and the pity : chronicle of a French city under the Occupation by Marcel Ophüls( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with Pierre Mendes-France, Sir Anthony Eden, Claude Levy, Denis Rake, Alexis and Louis Grave, Maurice Chevalier and many others, and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance
Tabu : a story of the south seas by Miguel Gomes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy (Matahi) and a girl (Reri) are in love. She is chosen by a high priest to join the ranks of the sacred virgins, thereby becoming tabu to all men. The two escape by canoe to another island for awhile but Matahi becomes indebted to a Chinese merchant. The story ends tragically when Matahi is left to drown by the high priest
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man's spiritual odyssey, filmed on location in Rishikesh and Bharatpur, and based on Hesse's novella
The phantom of the opera( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A disfigured man in a mask abducts the prima donna of the Paris Opera House to his lair in the sewers below"--Halliwell's Film and Video Guide
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed = The adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in German and English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first full-length animated film is still hailed as an enchanting masterpiece. Taken from 'Arabian Nights', the film tells the story of a sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse which sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the evil plan and soars headlong into a series of adventures, joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and demons, and falling in love
I︠A︡-- Kuba by Mikhail Kalatozov( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A través de cuatro historias, Soy Cuba describe la lenta evolución de Cuba, del régimen de Batista a la revolución de Fidel Castro. Son cuatro narraciones que refuerzan el ideal comunista frente al capitalismo. A lo largo de estos episodios, Cuba se libera de sus dependencias políticas para reafirmar su identidad, singular e independiente, con sus contradicciones y esperanzas
Matir moina = The clay bird( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Bengali and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of Pakistan during the turbulent 1960s, a family is ripped apart by religious beliefs and civil war. A young boy from Bangladesh is sent away by his Muslim father to a Madrasah. He struggles to adapt to a harsh monastic life
Grass : a nation's battle for life by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow the tribe on its forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach pasture for their flocks. These three people were the first Westerners to cross the Zardeh Kuh Pass and the first to make this migration with the tribes
Winsor McCay : the master edition( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Winsor McCay was the first master of animation and one of its greatest and most influential artists. His creations -- Little Nemo, the intrepid traveler in slumberland, and the mischievous Gertie the Dinosaur -- were bona fide movie stars who continue to astonish audiences today. [This collection] features every surviving film by McCay ... Completing this exploration of the great filmmaker's work is John Canemaker's wonderful documentary 'Remembering Winsor McCay'"--Container
Le chagrin et la pitié chronique d'une ville française sous l'occupation = The sorrow and the pity : stories of an occupied city( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance
Araya by Margot Benacerraf( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explored is a day in the lives of three families living in Araya, an arid peninsula in Venezuela. For centuries since its discovery by the Spanish, the region's salt was collected and stacked into radiant white pyramids. Captured are the breathtaking and unforgettable images from the salineros toiling to build the mountains of salt, a fisherman hauling in huge teeming nets, and a young girl and her grandmother laying 'flowers' of shells on windswept graves
Hana-bi = Fireworks by Bīto Takeshi( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the unique beauty, universal language, and timeless appeal of fireworks
I am Cuba : the ultimate edition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'O mamute Siberiano, ' Vicente Ferraz documents the making of Soy Cuba, which was largely panned by Cubans, the Soviet Union and the West at its release, then nearly forgotten. Using new and archival footage and interviews, he also contrasts the Cuba shown in the film with the Cuba forty years later. Surviving members of the cast and crew are interviewed regarding the film's rediscovery and subsequent reclassification as a cinema masterpiece
Silent Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of the cinema, pioneer filmmakers created these seven charming films based on the plays of William Shakespeare. Considered a "lowbrow" medium, the fledgling movie industry sought to elevate its status by immortalizing the classics and hiring the actors of the day. Most of these early photoplays were only one or two reels long but whatever they gave up in language and length, they made up for in exuberance, cinematic artistry, visual wit and bravura acting
Suna no onna = Woman in the dunes by Hiroshi Teshigahara( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in Japanese and English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amateur biologist escapes the bustle of the city by studying beetles in remote sand dunes. After missing the last bus, he accepts a villager's offer to spend the night in a widow's shack at the bottom of a deep sand pit. In the morning he finds he is trapped. At first enraged, the man's hatred for the woman soon turns to searing, erotic lust
The films of Lionel Rogosin by Lionel Rogosin( Visual )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the Bowery chronicles three days in the drinking life of Ray Salyer which jump-started the post-war American independent film movement, earning an Oscar nomination
 
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