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Biggs, Julian

Overview
Works: 94 works in 192 publications in 2 languages and 702 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Nonfiction films  Concert films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Author, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julian Biggs
High steel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dizzying view of Manhattan in the 1960s, the tallest town in the world, and the men who work cloud-high to keep it growing. They are the Mohawk Indians of Kahnawake, near Montréal, famed for their skill in erecting the steel frames of skyscrapers. The film shows their nimble work, high above the pavement, but there are also glimpses of the quieter community life of the old Kahnawake Reserve. (Seven awards, including Cork; Berlin; Melbourne.)
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Indian boy carves a figure in a small canoe and sends it on a journey through the Great Lakes to the sea
Perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, directed by Fergus McDonnell, is about the treatment of patients with mental illness
Buster Keaton Rides Again by John Spotton( Visual )

11 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railrodder: A short silent comedy film showing views of Buster Keaton's journey from the Atlantic coast of Canada as he rides the railway on a small motorized hand cart
A little fellow from Gambo : the Joey Smallwood story( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of Joey Smallwood, a Father of Confederation and first premier of Newfoundland
23 skidoo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This short experimental film creates suspense in the unexplained solitude that prevails in the everyday scene of downtown and suburban Montreal devoid of people--at the city intersection, at a railway station, in a suburban home. Attributes the absence of life and activity to the explosion of a neutron bomb
Crossroads by Eric Clapton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about a young couple, a black man and a white woman, who wish to marry and the difficulties and reactions they encounter
Wolfe and Montcalm by Allan Wargon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a true show of battling superpowers, France and Great Britain instigated the first-ever globally-fought war (Europe, French occupied North America and British-occupied India) in 1756. Two of the most historic figures of the Seven Years' War, British Commander-in-Chief James Wolfe and French commander Louis-Joseph de Montcalm, clashed in a pivotal moment during the Seven Years' War at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, before dying within a day of each other. A few years later, France and Great Britain signed The Treaty of Paris ending the war with Canada being effectively declared an official British colony. This film recreates the tense hours before the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and then the battle itself
The Railrodder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows views of Buster Keaton's journey from the Atlantic coast of Canada as he rides the railway on a small motorized hand cart
The railrodder ; Buster Keaton rides again( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and French and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is a short silent comedy film showing views of Buster Keaton's journey from the Atlantic coast of Canada as he rides the railway on a small motorized hand cart. The second work is a documentary about the life and film career of Buster Keaton with emphasis on the making of "The railrodder."
Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The printed word was his weapon, the courtroom his duelling ground. On March 1 1834, when Joseph Howe, editor of the Nova Scotian and champion of the reform, stood before a court on a charge of seditious libel, no lawyer dared defend him. So he defended himself and won a victory for freedom of the press
Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His heart was with the rebels, but his principles bound him to the cause of constitutional reform. Here, in a stirring reconstruction of the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837, you see Robert Baldwin, the reform leader who, in the midst of armed revolt, withdrew to fight a lonely battle with himself
Lord Elgin: Voice of the People( Visual )

4 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This man's faith in the right of people to rule themselves was stronger than the threat of the mob or his own fear of failure. Successor to Durham, he saw established the principles on which Canadian government stands today."--NFB film guide
Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts events in the life of Alexander Galt who fought for the union of French and English Canada. Shows the personal clashes and interplay of political ambitions which left their mark on Canadian history
John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea by John A Macdonald( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of John A. Macdonald, Canada's nation-builder, who engaged in political combat and faced powerful opposition as he worked to unite all the British colonies of North America
Dresden Story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film goes to Dresden, Ontario, to sample local attitudes towards the racial problems that brought this town into the news. After a round-up of the opinions of individual citizens, white and black, commentator Gordon Burwash joins two discussion panels, presenting opposite points of view. The rights and wrongs of the quarrel are left for the audience to decide
William Lyon Mackenzie: A Friend to His Country( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1996 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of events in the life of William Lyon Mackenzie, picturing his decisive election victory, his later defeat, his imprisonment and self-imposed exile in the United States, his return to Canada and the renewal of his fight for responsible government
Lord Durham( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of the life of Lord Durham. "When he opened the way for self-government in Canada he closed the door on his own political success ; but in the end, the policies he declared for Canada became the pattern for self-rule in the rest of the Commonwealth."--Container verso
George Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec( Visual )

4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings into focus the political picture as it existed in the strained years before Confederation and presents a profile of Georges-Étienne Cartier, the Montreal lawyer who earned his place in history as the man who brought French Canada into the union
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las peripecias de un viajero que llega a Canadá tras saltar al océano desde un puente de Londres y atravesar el Atlántico bajo las aguas (The railrodder)
 
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Languages
English (87)

French (3)