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Steeplechase Films Inc

Overview
Works: 120 works in 294 publications in 1 language and 14,793 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Educational television programs  Television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F128.3, 978.02
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Most widely held works by Steeplechase Films Inc
Ansel Adams : a documentary film by Peter Adam( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few American artists have reached a wider audience or enjoyed more widespread popularity in their own lifetime than Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams had a profound impact on how Americans see the majesty or their continent and helped transform how people think and feel about the meaning of the natural world. A visionary photographer, a pioneer in photographic technique and a crusader for the environment, this portrait of Adams portrays the great artist and ardent environmentalist
New York : a documentary film by Ric Burns( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series chronicles the history of New York City from its beginnings in 1609 as a Dutch trading post, through the depression, onto the turbulent years of change in the following decades after WWII, to its present day status as one of the most important and influencial cities in the world. The final episode was created in response to the destruction of the World Trade Center
Death and the Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the best-selling book by Drew Gilpin Faust, this film will explore how the American Civil War created a 'republic of suffering' and will chart the far-reaching social, political, and social changes brought about by the pervasive presence and fear of death during the Civil War
The Donner Party by T. J Martin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses family journals, newspaper accounts and interviews with historians and descendants of the party to recreate the drama of the ill-fated 1846 expedition to California in which the travellers were trapped by snow and forced to cannibalism to survive
The way West : how the West was lost and won( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the final decades of the American frontier from the time of the Gold Rush until after the last gasp of the Indian wars at Wounded Knee
Eugene O'Neill : a documentary film by Malcolm Hossick( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eugene O'Neill was one of the greatest playwrights in American history. Through his experimental and emotionally probing dramas, he addressed the difficulties of human society with a deep psychological complexity
Into the deep : America, whaling & the world( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the American whaling industry, from its 17th-century origins in drift and shore whaling off the coast of New England and Cape Cod, through the golden age of deep ocean whaling, and on to its demise in the decades following the American Civil War
The pilgrims by Yale University Press Film Service( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commemorated each year at Thanksgiving, no chapter in American history has been more clouded in myth, legend and venerable cliche than the story of the Pilgrims
New York. a documentary film( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of New York from 1945 down to the present, emerging from the Depression and the Second World War as a powerful city. Ends with the distruction of the World Trade Center Sept. 11, 2001
The way west( Visual )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the western movement and the philosophy of manifest destiny -- how the American west was lost and won from the time of the gold rush until after the last Indian wars at Wounded Knee. The first program presents the opening decades of expansion, key technological advances, and the uprooting of the native people, through the Civil War period; the second examines the four-year period immediately following the Civil War to reveal the conflict between white invaders and Native Americans up to the completion of the transcontinental railroad; the third follows the sequence of events leading to the battle of the Little Big Horn; and the last program chronicles the oppression of Native American tribes, the rise of the Ghost Dance religion and the massacre at Wounded Knee
Debt of honor : disabled veterans in American history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving tribute to the history of disabled veterans, An unflinching look at the reality of warfare and disability, featuring interviews with some of the country's most prominent disabled veterans
American Ballet Theatre : a history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ric Burns presents this rich, 75-year history of one of the most respected and revered dance companies in the world. With unprecedented access to the company, witness dramatic live performances, grueling rehearsals, and iconic dances by Misty Copeland, Gillian Murphy, and many others; as well as rare footage of ballet icons Jerome Robbins, George Balanchine, Agnes de Mille, Antony Tudor, Mikhail Baryshnikov, and more
Afternoon of a faun : Tanaquil Le Clercq( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nancy Buirski's documentary on famed prima ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq, the muse of both George Balanchine (who married her), and Jerome Robbins who created his famous choreographic work, Afternoon of a Faun, for her
New York, 1898-1918 : the power and the people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns follows the city into the 20th century in the wake of an extraordinary wave of immigration and the birth of the skyscraper. As New York spilled into the new century, the extraordinary interplay of capitalism, democracy and transformation surged to a climax. During a single generation, over 10 million immigrants arrived in New York. The city itself became an even more dramatic lure with the construction of the first subways and skyscrapers. And arising from the plight of New York's most exploited citizens came landmark legislation that would eventually transform the lives of all Americans
New York 1825-1865 : order and disorder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of New York: A Documentary Film details New York's enormous growth as a booming commercial center and multi-ethnic port, and the mounting tensions that set the stage for the nation's bloodiest riot. Filmmaker Ric Burns examines how New York City swelled into the nation's greatest industrial metropolis as a massive wave of German and Irish immigration turned the city into one of the world's most complex urban environments, bringing with it a host of new social problems. The program reveals how the city's artists, innovators and leaders, from poet Walt Whitman to Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (the designers of Central Park) grappled with the city's growing conflicts--which culminated in the catastrophic Civil War Draft Riots of 1863. Part of the series New York: A Documentary Film. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (120 minutes) A streaming videorecording
New York, 1609-1825 : the country and the city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of New York: A Documentary Film begins by identifying the key themes that shaped New York's history: commerce and capitalism, diversity and democracy, transformation and creativity. Filmmaker Ric Burns charts the development of the city founded by the Dutch as a purely commercial enterprise, first as New Amsterdam, a freewheeling enclave of trade and opportunity; then as the British colony of New York, bestowed as a birthday gift upon the Duke of York by his brother, King Charles, and fueled by slavery; soon after as a strategically pivotal locale in the American Revolution; and ultimately as the city of New York: the nation's first capital and the place destined to define urban life in America--and American ideals. Part of the series New York: A Documentary Film. Distributed by PBS Distribution. (120 minutes) A streaming videorecording
New York, 1865-1898 : sunshine and shadow( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, Ric Burns turns to the period when greed and wealth fueled an expanding metropolis, even as politics and poverty defined it. Now the spotlight shines on the growth, glamour, and grief of New York during America's giddy postwar Gilded Age. Exploring the incomparable wealth of the robber barons and the unabashed corruption of political leaders, such as Tammany Hall boss William M. Tweed, the episode examines the era when the expansion of wealth and poverty--and the schism between them--built to a crescendo. The program ends as the city itself dramatically expands its boundaries, annexing Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island into a single massive metropolis--Greater New York
New York, 1945-2000 : the city and the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns explores the turbulent and often harrowing years from 1945 to 2003. Emerging from the Depression and the Second World War as the most powerful metropolis on Earth, New York soon confronted urban woes of unprecedented proportions, and fought for its very existence. In exploring the social, economic, and physical forces that swept through the city in the post-war period, this program examines the great African-American migration and Puerto Rican immigration of the {u2019}40s, {u2019}50s, and {u2019}60s; the beginnings of white flight and suburbanization; and the massive physical changes wrought by highways and urban renewal{u2014}all of which were directed, to a surprising degree, by one man: Robert Moses. The film comes to a climax with the destruction of Penn Station, the battle over the Lower Manhattan Expressway, the social and fiscal crises of the {u2019}60s and {u2019}70s, and New York's miraculous revival in the last quarter-century
New York, 1919-1931 : cosmopolis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During this episode of New York: A Documentary Film, filmmaker Ric Burns explores how the post-World War I economic boom, the rise of consumer culture, and the birth of the new mass media industries fueled the convergence of an incredible array of human and cultural energies, ending with the stock market crash of 1929 and the construction of the Empire State Building. In just over a decade, New York gave birth to its signature skyscrapers and to artistic creations like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," and to the jazz compositions of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong. Along the way, Harlem emerged as the undisputed capital of the African-American experience and the new media industries of advertising, radio, public relations, and magazine publishing found their homes in midtown Manhattan
Andy Warhol( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through on-camera interviews and still and motion picture footage the entire length of Andy Warhol's career in art is explored from the 1940's until his death in 1987
 
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