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The parade's gone by- by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

95 editions published between 1968 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With frames and photographs, this title recreates the earliest days of the movies -- how the first moving pictures were shot, how the first film makers responded to the new medium, etc
Hollywood, the pioneers by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

23 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alive with the excitment of the old Hollywood, peppered with vivid cinematic and social recollections never before on record, illustrated with 300 rare photographs, this is a unique film history
Clarence Brown : Hollywood's forgotten master by Gwenda Young( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gwenda Young's "Clarence Brown: Hollywood's Forgotten Master" is an in-depth analysis of the life and films of Clarence Brown. After tracing Brown's lineage from hardworking parents and resilient grandparents, it presents his films in a way that captures and holds readers' attention. It approaches Brown the director from a unique perspective, deriving information from interviews, books, newspapers, and obituaries. Each film is described in detail, including how it was made, how the actors and crew felt about the piece, how the film influenced Brown's growth as a director, and how the film contributed to Hollywood and tied in to current issues of the day. The book discusses the political, racial, gender, and social attributes Clarence Brown saw in others and in himself across the span of five decades. Brown's place within the Golden Age of Hollywood and his collaborations with key stars are also examined"--
The war, the West, and the wilderness by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, from one of today's leading authorities on film history, is the story, told brilliantly and for the first time, of the pioneering movie makers who as early as 1905 traveled beyond the studio stages to make feature films on location'and in so doing recorded the real history and real life of their time. The War, the West, and the Wilderness is the result of more than a decade of passionate research by Kevin Brownlow, whose last book, The Parade's Gone By (hailed by Charles Champlin as "the definitive work on the silent era") is regarded as a classic history of early motion pictures. His new book is alive with the voices of the film-makers themselves, in their logbooks, in their letters and diaries, in their firsthand accounts of their adventurous journeys and cinematic innovations, and'even more immediate'in Brownlow's interviews with cameramen, director's, lighting technicians, and actors who relive those days, taking us with them to the Great War, to the West, ad into the Wilderness. It is the triumph of this book to reconstruct the dramatic moments when these men and women contrived, against ordinary odds, to bring to movie audiences for the first time, the look, the feel'the actuality'of large events and distant places, from the great battles of World War I to the South Seas with Jack London aboard the Shark, and the gold rush in Tonopah, Nevada
Behind the mask of innocence by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

34 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Kevin Brownlow, cinema historian and discoverer of lost films, here is the first full-scale exploration of a vital and now almost forgotten chapter of American moviemaking: the response of early producers of the decades before World War I. All the issues that torment America today were rampant in the silent-film era: crime, poverty, alcohol, drugs, racial and ethnic prejudice, epidemics, and the controversies over birth control, abortion, and the death penalty. And there were others that persist today but were then even more explosive: sexual mores, government and police corruption, prison conditions, immigration, and strife between capital and labor. Although many early moviemakers ignored harsh realities, choosing to depict a society shielded by a "mask of innocence," others went behind that facade, fighting the ever-present censors and producing films that made even the most sheltered moviegoer aware of deep rents in the country's social fabric. Some films were exploitative, some serious, but together they add up to a revelation of the dark side of American life'a revelation startling to us today because it was later, in the era of the Hays Office, so thoroughly ignored, indeed denied, by Hollywood. Broken Blossoms, The Crowd, Humoresque, Regeneration: these films that have survived and become classics are, in these pages, studied in their historical context. And although a tragic number of other films have vanished, nearly all are reclaimed from oblivion by Mr. Brownlow's brilliant feat of restoration and descriptive "reconstruction." Here, never again to be forgotten, are The Fall of the Romanoffs, The Racket, Those Who Dance, and dozens of others. With this remarkable book, Kevin Brownlow completes the panoramic trilogy that began with The Parade's Gone By and continued with The War, the West, and the Wilderness. Like its predecessors, Behind the Mask of Innocence is an essential work of silent-film history, certain to become a standard reference; but it is more'at once a surprising portrait of a time not unlike our own and a powerful demonstration of the way in which a popular art form can reveal a society to itself
Silent visions : discovering early Hollywood and New York through the films of Harold Lloyd by John Bengtson( )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlighting visions of a bygone age preserved in the background of Harold Lloyd's films, this history explores the urban landscapes of Hollywood, Los Angeles, and New York--popular settings for his films--through archival photographs, vintage maps, and scores of then-and-now photographs. From Coney Island to Catalina Island and from Brooklyn to Beverly Hills, Lloyd's timeless movies reflect visions of early 20th-century America unequalled on the silver screen and exemplified in the historical settings found in such classics as Safety Last, Girl Shy, The Freshman, and Speedy. Tracing Lloyd's car
Douglas Fairbanks and the American century by John C Tibbetts( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Fairbanks and the American Century brings to life the most popular movie star of his day, the personification of the Golden Age of Hollywood. At his peak, in the teens and twenties, the swashbuckling adventurer embodied the new American Century of speed, opportunity, and aggressive optimism. The essays and interviews in this volume bring fresh perspectives to his life and work, including analyses of films never before examined. Also published here for the first time in English is a first-hand production account of the making of Fairbanks's last silent film, The Iron Mask. Fairbanks (1883-1939) was the most vivid and strenuous exponent of the American Century, whose dominant mode after 1900 was the mass marketing of a burgeoning democratic optimism, at home and abroad. During those first decades of the twentieth century, his satiric comedy adventures shadow-boxed with the illusions of class and custom. His characters managed to combine the American Easterner's experience and pretension and the Westerner's promise and expansion. As the masculine personification of the Old World aristocrat and the New World self-made man--tied to tradition yet emancipated from history--he constructed a uniquely American aristocrat striding into a new age and sensibility. This is the most complete account yet written of the film career of Douglas Fairbanks, one of the first great stars of the silent American cinema and one of the original United Artists (comprising Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D.W. Griffith). John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh's text is especially rich in its coverage of the early years of the star's career from 1915 to 1920 and covers in detail several films previously considered lost
David Lean : a biography by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately titled Great Expectations. There followed his legendary black-and-white films of the 1940s and his four-film movie collaboration with Noel Coward. Lean's 1955 film Summertime took him from England to the world of international moviemaking and the stunning series of spectacular
Napoleon, Abel Gance's classic film by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he was fifteen, Kevin Brownlow saw two reels of the 1927 "Napoleon", and it changed his life. The film was more daring, both technically and artistically than anything he had ever seen. How could it have been forgotten? Brownlow got in touch with the film's director and tracked down members of its cast and crew. He discovered that the making of the film was as much of an epic as the film itself. In 1967, he began an attempt to restore "Napoleon". The work took years, but eventually, "Napoleon" was presented, with live orchestration, to a new generation and as one critic put it, became 'the measure for all other films, forever'. This book tells the dramatic story of "Napoleon's" incredible revival and also serves as a wonderful introduction and companion to the film."
Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend by Kevin Brownlow( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected from the collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Margaret Herrick Library especially for this book, the rare film stills, production shots, and personal photographs - most never before published - reveal Pickford's great versatility as an actress and attest to the high quality of her productions. The text is full of entertaining anecdotes about the star and her circle, offering a window into the process of filmmaking in the silent era
The American film heritage; impressions from the American Film Institute archives by Tom Shales( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Film Institute has an archive which presently contains more than 9,000 films, many of them rare. The articles in this volume are based on some of the films in the collection. Among the topics of these essays are: pioneers like D.W. Griffith and Thomas H. Ince, treatment of blacks and Indians in films, development of the techniques that brought sound and color to the movies, little-known filmmakers like William Beaudine, Val Lewton, and William de Mille, and movies such as "The Mystery of the Wax Museum, ""Mission to Moscow, ""Penrod and Sam," and "High Sierra." (Jk)
Burning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinema by Paolo Cherchi Usai( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published for the first time in English in 1994 as "Burning Passions," Cherchi Usai's groundbreaking guide to silent film studies has become the indispensable textbook for scholars, researchers, and archivists. This much-awaited sequel to the first edition has been extensively rewritten and updated in order to reflect the spectacular development witnessed by the discipline in the past few years. In addition, two new chapters have been added for this edition. The first is an extensive analysis of color technology and aesthetics, from hand-coloring to the dawn of Technicolor. The second is a detailed account of how silent films are saved from destruction, restored, and made accessible by film archives. A number of new illustrations, tables, bibliographical references and historical sources add additional value to this fundamental survey of the first thirty years in the history of the moving image
Unknown Chaplin : the master at work by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using countless reels of footage and outtakes Chaplin wanted destroyed, film archivists Kevin Brownlow and David Gill have meticulously crafted an essential and fascinating documentary homage to the silver screen legend
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer( Visual )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
It Happened Here by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

29 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In It Happened Here, Brownlow and Mollo's brilliant re-write of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline Murray, an apolitical Irish nurse, is transferred to London, where she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. The film is a terrifying intimation of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed. Brownlow was only 18 and his co-director Mollo was 16, when they started this monumental documentary style drama in 1956. "The German invasion of England took place in July 1940 after the British retreat from Dunkirk. Strongly resisted at first, the German army took many months to restore order. But the resistance movement, lacking outside support, was finally crushed. Then, in 1944, the resistance movement reappeared." After years of hard work and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, It Happened Here was finally completed in 1964. But when United Artists released it two years later, the studio cut seven minutes of controversial material. Milestone's is the first presentation of the complete version here in the USA. It Happened Here influenced a generation of directors with it's documentary-you-are-there style including a very young Peter Watkins
The great dictator( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers
Garbo( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, Garbo takes a look at the life and career of the movies' most luminous, reclusive and mystifying star. A portrait of Garbo the woman is drawn through interviews with biographers and admirers. Those offering analysis and reminiscences are biographers Barry Paris, Mark Vieira and Karen Swanson; actor/playwright/fan Charles Busch; Garbo's niece and greatnephews, Gray, Derek and Scott Reisfeld, and acquaintances Gore Vidal, Gavin Lambert, Jack Larson and Sam Green, who was Garbo's confidante and walking companion for 20 years
Buster Keaton collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company"--Container
Winstanley by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

43 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

April 1, 1649. St. George's Hill, Surrey, England. A reformation-era religious sect called the Diggers sets out to form a commune and till the soil on "common land," which by law permits grazing-- but not settlement and cultivation. Led by Gerard Winstanley, theirs is a nonviolent action to reclaim land for the poor who have been dispossessed by Oliver Cromwell's recent Civil War. But the local villagers see the Diggers as a threat to their livelihood and, led by the Presbyterian parson, John Platt, take violent action to harass and burn them out
The kid( Visual )

3 editions published between 1921 and 2016 and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Tramp and his ragamuffin sidekick, a young boy rescued from the streets, triumph over life's hard knocks in the landmark film that changed the notion of what a screen comedy could be
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend
Behind the mask of innocenceSilent visions : discovering early Hollywood and New York through the films of Harold LloydDavid Lean : a biographyNapoleon, Abel Gance's classic filmMary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legendBurning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinemaBuster Keaton collection
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Brownlow, Kevin

Brownlow, Kevin 1938-

Kevin Brownlow Brits filmregisseur

Kevin Brownlow brittiläinen historioitsija

Kevin Brownlow English filmmaker and film historian

Kevin Brownlow réalisateur britannique

Kevin Brownlow regista britannico

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