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Biggs, Julian

Overview
Works: 90 works in 182 publications in 2 languages and 763 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Silent films  Comedy films  Short films  Film adaptations  Children's films  Action and adventure films  Biography  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, 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 )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Native American boy carves a small wooden man into a canoe. Follows the adventures of the tiny craft as it forges its own path from Lake Superior through the Great Lakes and down to the Atlantic Ocean. A thrilling journey across the waves and rapids of North America
High steel( Visual )

7 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. (Seven awards, including Cork; Berlin; Melbourne.)
Wolfe and Montcalm by Allan Wargon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 67 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
Buster Keaton Rides Again by John Spotton( Visual )

20 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and French and held by 67 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 66 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 59 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 55 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
Perspective( Visual )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, directed by Fergus McDonnell, is about the treatment of patients with mental illness
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
Robert Baldwin: A Matter of Principle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 7 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

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
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
Louis-Joseph Papineau, le demi-dieu Robert Baldwin, une question de principe( 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)
Louis-Joseph Papineau: The Demi-God( Visual )

2 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 5 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
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
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 5 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 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 )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records a lecture by outspoken nuclear critic Dr. Helen Caldicott. Warns us that unless we work to prevent nuclear war, we stand only a slim chance of surviving the 20th century. Academy Award Winner 1983
 
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Languages
English (78)

French (10)