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Biggs, Julian

Overview
Works: 94 works in 188 publications in 2 languages and 677 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Concert films  History  Biography  Blues (Music)  Blues-rock music  Guitar music (Blues) 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, pmn
Classifications: PN1995.9.A3, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julian Biggs
Paddle to the sea by National Film Board of Canada( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The odyssey of a toy Indian in a canoe who was carved by an Indian boy and sent down the waterways from Canada's northern forest above the Great Lakes to the sea
High steel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the work of Indians from the Caughnawaga Reserve in Quebec as they erect the skyscrapers of New York, showing how they rivet in place the ribs of steel that form the framework of the tallest buildings. Includes views of the Indian community of Caughnawaga near Montreal
Perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 74 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 49 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 )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Father of Confederation, first premier of Newfoundland and one of Canada's most colorful political figures, this is a lively portrait of Joseph Roberts Smallwood (or 'Joey' as he is known to most Canadians). Filmed during two-and-a-half active months that included a stormy Liberal leadership convention, the film reveals a man that perhaps not even his close associates and adversaries understand
23 skidoo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creates suspense in the unexplained solitude that prevails in the everyday scene of downtown and suburban America - 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 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sensitive drama tells the story of a couple, Roy and Judy, and the reactions they encounter when they announce their intention to marry, reactions complicated by the fact that Roy is black and Judy is white
The Railrodder( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 19 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
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 ; Buster Keaton rides again( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and French and held by 15 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."
Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle( Visual )

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

Portrays events in the career of Robert Baldwin, a lawyer and Canadian statesman who worked as a reformer in government and finally succeeded in forming a Canadian administration based on responsible government principles
Alexander Galt: The Stubborn Idealist( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 9 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 )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 8 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

"In the Parliament of Upper Canada a smug, satisfied governing Council bridled under the scathing attacks of a fiery Scot whom they branded 'the ranting radical.' This film portrays his election, his later defeat, his exile, and his fight for responsible government."--NFB film guide
Lord Durham( Visual )

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

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
Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramtization of Joseph Howe's life
Louis-Joseph Papineau: The Demi-God( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A proud, defiant man, skillful in parliamentary debate, and Speaker of the Lower House, Louis-Joseph Papineau's sympathies were with the plain people pillaged by a mercantile ruling clique. When legislation became the instrument of private advantage he brought government to a standstill."--NFB film guide
George Étienne Cartier: The Lion of Québec( Visual )

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

The story of how he convinced his fellow politicians that federal union would protect rather than weaken Quebec's rights
Lord Elgin: Voice of the People( Visual )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1996 in English and held by 3 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
 
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Languages
English (81)

French (2)