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Knoop, John

Overview
Works: 45 works in 98 publications in 4 languages and 1,216 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Biographies  Biographical films  Music  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Drama  Shadow plays  Puppet films  History 
Roles: Cinematographer , Narrator, Film editor, Author, Director, Photographer, Editor
Classifications: QA29.E68, 781.643092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Knoop
Louie Bluie( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of interviews, reminiscences, comments and performances arranged to form a character study of Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, a versatile musician and artist
N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary filmed in England, Hungary, Poland, and the United States over a period of four years presenting mathematician Paul Erdős's mathematical quest in its personal and philosophical dimensions, and the tragic historical events that molded his life
N is a number : a portrait of Paul Erdös : a documentary film( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a wandering mathematician obsessed with unsolved problems. He believes that solving a problem is a triumph over the unknown. Filmed in England, Hungary, Poland and the United States, this documentary presents the life and accomplishments of Paul Erdős, the most prolific mathematician who ever lived
Shadow master by John Knoop( Visual )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic documentary about a family of performers in Bali. The film is an inside view of Balinese life which reveals the cultural context of theater, music, and dance on the island. The film is a dramatization of events which occurred during the two years Reed spent living and studying with dalang (shadow master) I Nyoman Radjeg and his extended family
Awakening from sorrow : Buenos Aires 1997( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collaboration between Bay Area filmmakers John Knoop and Karina Epperlein highlights the activism of H.I.J.O.S.--a group made up of the sons and daughters of those killed or gone missing at the hands of the Argentine military between 1976 and 1983. Memories of the vanished generation, known as the Desaparecidos, have been kept alive by their surviving children (hijos), some of whom were merely days old when their parents disappeared. Until these young people began to organize and demand explanations from their government, the predominant coping strategy had been to pretend that the missing are still alive. The grief of young Argentines erupts into public action, and becomes a cornerstone for social movements from South America to Serbia
Phoenix dance by Karina Epperlein( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource page includes the option of making a clip
Coyote's journey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditional native California Karuk stories about the character Coyote told with a combination of shadow theater, storytelling, singing and drumming, giant projected shadows and live actors
In Xanadu( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife Chabui. They are inseparable partners. When she dies, he attempts to bring her back from the underworld. The piece blends Tibetan, Chinese and Indonesian theater techniques into a unique form of theater that recalls the language of film, with lap dissolves, montages, Bergmanesque horizons, and a Kurosawa-style portrait of the controlled chaos of war
The wild party( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Wild Party is a jazz shadow theater piece based on the Beat poem by Joseph Moncure March, with an original jazz score composed by Bruce Forman. The Wild Party explores the American artistic tradition of jazz, film noir, and poetry. Written in 1926, it is a witty, risqué poem about two vaudeville performers who fight, make up, throw a party, and flirt with danger. Feature is interspersed with behind the scenes interviews and production documentation
Where the heart roams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 20 million American women read romance novels." This film is about authors, readers, and their common passion. It tells the story of a woman who organized a rail journey from Los Angeles to New York and called it 'The Love Train'.--Opening credits
Kamikaze hearts( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Combines fiction and documentary, storytelling and talking heads in a narrative about Sharon Mitchell and Tina Mennet, real-life lovers and junkies, the former an actress, the latter a director/producer"--Container
Report from Iraq( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On April 1991, a team of doctors, lawyers and students from Harvard University went to Iraq to assess the destruction and damage brought on by the Persian Gulf War. Among their findings were that the sewage plants in Baghdad were left inoperative, resulting in pollution of the Tigris River, and that an estimated 170,000 children under age 5 will die of malnutrition and disease, due to the devastation of the health care system in Iraq
[Explorations of the shadow world]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow master is a documentary film portraying the life of a Balinese family of performers and the training of a young shadow master. In Xanadu is an epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife, who he tries to bring back from the underworld. The performance blends Tibetan, Chinese, and Indonesian theater techniques. The wild party is about two vaudeville performers and is based on the 1926 Beat poem by Joseph Moncure March that explores American jazz, film noir, and poetry. Ambrosia of immortality is an episode from the Mahabarata, an epic of Hindu mythology, in which a war rages between gods and demons. Coyote's journey is a traditional Native California Karuk tale. 7 visions explores the roots of Latino heritage while honoring the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos
Eritrea( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the hopes and anguish of the war and famine-plagued Eritrean people who have been resisting the Ethiopian occupation of their country for thirty years in Africa's longest war
Harry Bridges : a man and his union( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sympathetic biographical overview of the life of the union organizer, Harry Bridges and his struggles to organize stevedores on West Coast American ports. Includes the unsuccessful attempt to deport him by industry mogels and politicians hostile to his labor movement and the current impact of mechanization and containerization on Stevedores and other dock laborers
"Louie Bluie"( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the obscure country blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist, Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. Director Terry Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, this is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to make in the coming years
Thanh's war( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2020 in English and Vietnamese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-term effects of the Vietnam War are examined through the eyes of Thanh, injured and orphaned by a grenade as a 12-year-old in 1968, brought to the United States for treatment, and raised by an American foster family. After several visits to Vietnam as an adult, he marries a young woman from his village in an attempt to unite his Vietnamese and American lives
Showcase of the ages( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four and one half billion years ago, the solar system and our planet Earth were formed. Eons later, the Colorado River sliced through the earth's crust, slowly but steadily creating the Grand Canyon, and exposing a vast geological "showcase of the ages". This video highlights a two-week raft expedition through the colorful strata of the Grand Canyon. Dr. J. David Rogers, an eloguent geologist, leads us on a scientific adventure down 225 miles of restless waterway
[Explorations of the shadow world]( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow master is a documentary film portraying the life of a Balinese family of performers and the training of a young shadow master ; In Xanadu is an epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife, whom he tries to bring back from the underworld. The performance blends Tibetan, Chinese and Indonesian theater techniques ; The wild party is about two vaudeville performers and is based on the 1926 Beat poem by Joseph Moncure March that explores American jazz, film noir and poetry ; Ambrosia of immortality is an episode from the Mahabarata, an epic of Hindu mythology, in which a war rages between gods and demons ; Coyote's journey is a traditional Native California Karuk tale ; 7 visions explores the roots of Latino heritage while honoring the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos ; Mayadanawa is based on a mythological story of the Balinese people's struggle & triumph against the demonic being Mayadanawa ; Monkey king at Spider Cave is an adventure of a Buddhist high priest and his animal disciples in their quest to bring the Buddhist scriptures to China
Norien ten by John Knoop( Visual )

4 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract film which explores eroticism. Extreme close-up views of male and female genitalia and sexual intercourse. Intended for use in desensitization of sex education. The scenes are graphic and the film was intended for educational use in a therapeutic setting
 
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