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Biggs, Julian

Overview
Works: 94 works in 182 publications in 2 languages and 648 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Biography  Documentary films  Chase films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 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

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

7 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 105 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.)
Perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 71 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 )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buster Keaton rides again: A documentary about the life and film career of Buster Keaton with emphasis on the making of "The railrodder."
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 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 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( 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 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screen short starring Buster Keaton, this is one of the last films of the comedian's long career. As "the railrodder" he crosses Canada from east to west on a railway track speeder. As might be expected, the film is full of sight gags as Keaton putt-putts his way to British Columbia. Not a word is spoken throughout, and Keaton is as spry and ingenious at fetching laughs as he was in the days of the silent slapsticks
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
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

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

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
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 No Linguistic content and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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If you love this planet by Helen Caldicott( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

23 skidoo is an eerie look at the potential aftermath of a nuclear war
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 (75)

French (4)