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Biggs, Julian

Overview
Works: 107 works in 182 publications in 2 languages and 635 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Short films  Drama  Biography  History  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films 
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 )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 111 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 )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 99 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
Perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 67 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 )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2000 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 )

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 )

2 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 31 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in English and held by 27 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( 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 10 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
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
John A. Macdonald: The Impossible Idea( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fox is out of tricks," taunted his opponents. "Bankrupt of ideas, he offers us clouds." Such was the reception of the Macdonald vision of a Dominion reaching from sea to sea - an audacious proposal, regarded as uncertain of success even by his supporters. Here is a memorable flashback
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
Louis-Joseph Papineau - Le demi-dieu( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le film "Louis-Joseph Papineau, le demi-dieu" raconte qu'en 1835, Papineau refuse de siéger au Parlement, mais les manoeuvres du gouverneur, Lord Aylmer, l'obligent à battre en retraite (28 min 8 sec. noir et blanc). "Robert Baldwin, une question de principe" retrace les circonstances lorsque Robert Baldwin prend la tête du Mouvement de réforme, suite à la rébellion de 1837 dans le Haut-Canada. Reconstitution historique (31 min. 55 sec. noir et blanc)
Joseph Howe: The Tribune of Nova Scotia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramtization of Joseph Howe's life
Lord Durham( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 1995 in French and English 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

The story of how he convinced his fellow politicians that federal union would protect rather than weaken Quebec's rights
The street( Visual )

2 editions published between 1957 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the work of the Elizabeth Fry Society by presenting a dramatized account of a young woman who has turned to prostitution after a term of imprisonment but is helped by the Society to fight her way back to rehabilitation
Georges-Étienne Cartier, le lion de Québec Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le film "Georges-Étienne Cartier, le lion de Québec" illustre le rôle de premier plan tenu par Cartier dans l'établissement de la confédération canadienne. Présente Cartier comme le défenseur du projet de la confédération auprès de ses compatriotes de langue française. "Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine" est une reconstitution historique des événements importants qui, entre 1837 et 1851, ont marqué la vie politique de L.-H. Lafontaine
 
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Languages
English (67)

French (9)