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Milestone Film & Video

Works: 202 works in 624 publications in 8 languages and 21,140 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Short films  Historical films  Biography  Horror films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Milestone Film & Video
Le chagrin et la pitié : chronique d'une ville française sous l'occupation by Marcel Ophuls( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in French and English and held by 921 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
The Charles Burnett collection by Charles Burnett( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 850 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 677 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
Tabu : a story of the south seas by F. W Murnau( Visual )

10 editions published between 1931 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 565 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 510 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
Talmaga Tongjjogŭro kan kkadalgŭn?( Visual )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Korean and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote mountain monastery above a bustling city lives Hyegok, an old Zen master, his conflicted young apprentice Kibong, and Haejin, an orphaned boy studying to be a monk. The old master, nearing his end, wishes to make the ceremony of his death his final lesson to his apprentice, who is struggling to come to terms with the worldly life he left behind. Meanwhile the young boy has his own awakening to mortality as he attempts to nurse a bird he thoughtlessly injured with a stone
Siddhartha by Conrad Rooks( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film set in India, of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality
I︠A︡-- Kuba by Mikhail Kalatozov( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Spanish and Russian and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of vignettes illustrates the extremes of wealth and poverty, the exploitation, and the passions that led to the Cuban Revolution
The phantom of the opera by Gaston Leroux( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 431 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
In the land of the war canoes a drama of Kwakiutl Indian life on the Northwest Coast by Edward S Curtis( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reenactment of a tribal story of love and revenge among the Kwakiutl Indians on the northwest coast of America as filmed in the summer of 1914 at Kwakiutl villages on Vancouver Island, Canada, by Edward S. Curtis who spent three years with the Kwakiutl to meticulously recreate their way of life before the white man came. In addition to magnificent painted war canoes, the film features native costumes, dancing and rituals -- including a powerful scene of vision quest. Edited and restored with the addition of an authentic sound track of music and chants recorded by the Kwakiutls in 1972
Die Abenteuer des Prinzen Achmed The adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reininger( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in German and English and held by 410 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
Winsor McCay the master edition( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 410 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
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in Japanese and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haunted by the mysterious loss of her grandmother many years before, a young mother slowly recovers from her husband's apparent suicide without warning or reason. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, but when she revisits Osaka, old memories are reawakened
Grass a nation's battle for life by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 401 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, through snow and ice, 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
Matir moina = The clay bird by Tāreka Māsuda( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in Bengali and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the late 1960s leading up to Bangladesh's independence from Pakistan, this is the story of Anu, a young boy who is sent off to a madrasa by his deeply religious father Kazi. As the political divisions in the country intensify, an increasing split develops between moderate and extremist forces within the madrasa, mirroring a growing divide between the fundamentalist Kazi, and his increasingly independent wife Ayesha
Araya( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 340 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
Silent Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of seven films held in the National Film and Television Archive, from an early, recently-discovered brief remnant of a scene from Herbert Beerbohm-Tree's King John to a two-reel version of Sir Frank Benson's touring Richard III
Hana-bi Fireworks by Takeshi Kitano( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in Japanese and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-boiled ex-cop, haunted by a troubled past and pushed to the edge by the shooting of his partner, confronts his demons in a ruthless quest for justice and redemption
I am Cuba : the ultimate edition( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 313 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
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 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biologist meets a young widow who allows him to stay overnight in her house, located at the bottom of a huge sandpit. When he finds that he cannot escape from the pit he despairs and is angry, but he soon develops a passionate relationship with the woman
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Milestone Film & Video

Milestone Film and Video

English (78)

French (23)

Spanish (21)

Korean (16)

Japanese (13)

German (12)

Russian (4)

Bengali (3)