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Milestone Film & Video

Works: 374 works in 1,036 publications in 8 languages and 31,834 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Film adaptations  History  Horror films  Biographical films  Animated films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Milestone Film & Video
Most widely held works by Milestone Film & Video
Le mystè̀re Picasso = The mystery of Picasso by H.-G Clouzot( Visual )

15 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in French and English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the mind and motivations of Picasso, as he creates works live, in this exposé of a master at work. DVD
The adventures of Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger( Visual )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in German and English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926 it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation - beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive. Taken from The Arabian Nights, the film tells the story of a wicked sorcerer who tricks Prince Achmed into mounting a magical flying horse and sends the rider off on a flight to his death. But the prince foils the magician's plan, and soars headlong into a series of wondrous adventures - joining forces with Aladdin and the Witch of the Fiery Mountains, doing battle with the sorcerer's army of monsters and demons, and falling in love with the beautiful Princess Peri Banu. This cinematic treasure has been beautifully restored with its spectacular color tinting and with a new orchestral recording of the magnificent 1926 score by Wolfgang Zeller. Thrilling, sensuous and dazzling, Prince Achmed will enthrall children and film enthusiasts of all ages. This collector's edition includes a marvelous 60-minute documentary on pioneer animator Lotte Reiniger and a 1921 commercial she did for a beauty cream company!
Winsor McCay : the master edition( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Winsor McCay was the first master of animation and one of its greatest and most influential artists. His creations -- Little Nemo, the intrepid traveler in slumberland, and the mischievous Gertie the Dinosaur -- were bona fide movie stars who continue to astonish audiences today. [This collection] features every surviving film by McCay ... Completing this exploration of the great filmmaker's work is John Canemaker's wonderful documentary 'Remembering Winsor McCay'"--Container
The Charles Burnett collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My brother's wedding: A young African-American man navigates his conflicting obligations while trying to figure out what he really wants in life
Araya by Margot Benacerraf( Visual )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The restoration of Margot Benacerraf's brilliant film Araya is a landmark in cinema history. The film was hailed as a masterpiece of poetic cinema and a forerunner of feminist Latina cinema on it's re-release by Milestone. The peninsula of Araya in northeastern Venezuela, is one of the most arid places on earth. For five hundred years, since its discovery by the Spanish, the region's salt has been exploited manually. A 17th-century fortress built to protect against pirate raids stands as a reminder of the days when salt was worth almost as much as gold and great fortunes were made. Benacerraf captures the life of the salineros and their back-breaking work in breathtaking images. The Peredas family works at night in the salt marshes, the Ortiz are fishermen and the Salaz collect salt. The three stories underline the harsh life of this region --#x9D; all of which vanished with the arrival of industrial exploitation. Araya was originally compared to Flaherty's Man of Aran, Visconti's La Terra Trema (1947) and Rossellini's India (1957). Margot Benacerraf has described the film as "a cinematic narration based on script writing rather than a spontaneous action, a feature documentary, the opposite of Italian neorealism." A film of such lasting beauty that Jean Renoir told Benacerraf after seeing the film: "Above all ... don't cut a single image!"
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2020 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
Tabu : a story of the south seas by F. W Murnau( Visual )

15 editions published between 1931 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two lovers are doomed by a tribal edict decreeing that the girl is "tabu" to all men
Portrait of Jason by Shirley Clarke( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment
Chac( Visual )

6 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in Mayan languages and English and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on ritual and legends from the Popul vuh and Mayan stories, the film focuses on a small Tzeltal village during a terrible drought. Desperate for relief, thirteen men set out on a quest to save their people by seeking a solitary diviner who lives in the mountains and knows the ways of the ancients. Hoping that he can summon Chac, the rain god, the men follow the diviner who takes them on a strange journey that challenges their beliefs and even their sanity
Losing ground( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand 'ecstasy' just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthly exploration of joy"--Container
Le chagrin et la pitié : chronique d'une ville française sous l'occupation = The sorrow and the pity : stories of an occupied city( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in French and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews with participants and newsreel footage, examines the occupation of France by the Germans during World War II as it occurred in the French city of Clermont-Ferrand. Concentrates on the themes of collaboration and resistance
Maboroshi no hikari by Hirokazu Koreeda( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in Japanese and English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La soledad, el amor y la muerte se reflejan en esta historia de dos jóvenes que, después de casarse, él muere arrollado por un tren
Charley Chase Comedy Collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Joseph Parrott of Baltimore, Maryland started out in vaudeville during the rough and tumble days in the first decade of the 20th century. Exactly 100 years ago this year, this young man fresh off the stage, started working at the Christie Film Company. During the next decade he worked as a juvenile lead, a gag writer and a comedy director. When he changed his name to Charley Chase and found himself featured in the Hal Roach's short comedies, he became one of the great geniuses and stars of Hollywood’s golden era of silent comedy. As renowned as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd at the time, Chase easily matched them laugh for laugh. The always-dapper Chase specialized in portraying the pleasant common man with very common skills placed in the most uncommon of circumstances. Chase's best performances at the Roach studio were directed by the legendary Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow, Duck Soup) and featured great character actors of the day including Bull Montana, Max Davidson and the lovely Katherine Grant
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in 3 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
It Happened Here by Kevin Brownlow( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 408 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
Baby Peggy : the Elephant in the Room( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hollywood discovered Peggy-Jean Montgomery when she was just nineteen months old and made her a star before she was two. By the time she was six, Baby Peggy had become one of the most popular stars in Hollywood. Stores even sold Baby Peggy products. By the age of eleven, she was broke, her money twice stolen by her family. Over the next six decades, this neglected child reinvented herself as Diana Serra Cary, a respected author, film historian and advocate for laws protecting child performers
Why has Bodhi-Dharma left for the east?( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Korean and Hindi and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remote mountain monastery above a bustling city lives Hyegok, an old Zen master, his conflicted young apprentice Kibong, and Haejin, an orphaned boy studying to be a monk. The old master, nearing his end, wishes to make the ceremony of his death his final lesson to his apprentice, who is struggling to come to terms with the worldly life he left behind. Meanwhile the young boy has his own awakening to mortality as he attempts to nurse a bird he thoughtlessly injured with a stone
Grass : a nation's battle for life by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary in which Merian C. Cooper, Ernest Schoedsack, and Marguerite Harrison travel through Asia Minor and Iraq to reach a tribe of nomads in Iran known as the Bakhtyari. They follow these tribesmen on their forty-eight day trek across deserts, streams, and mountains to reach summer pasture for their flocks
The Daughter of Dawn( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On October 17, 1920, audience members at the College Theater in Los Angeles were treated to a 'sneak preview' of a new movie -- a drama featuring a cast entirely made up of Native Americans. Motion Picture News called it 'an original and breath-taking adventure.' A year later, the film played in Topeka, Kansas to little fanfare - we only know about the engagement because the theater placed a few small ads in a local newspaper. These two showings are the only known screenings of THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN, a large-scale production of Comanche and Kiowa life created by Norbert Myles and the Texas Film Company. After that, the film disappeared for nearly a century -- without a trace. Cinema, the twentieth century's great art form, proved to be a powerful means for preserving history even as it also perpetuated myths and stereotypes. Although fascinated with images of the "wild west," very few silent films ever attempted to capture Native American life with the active participation of tribe members. Instead, most films set in the west were centered on white settlers, cowboys and soldiers and Native Americans characters were often played by white actors. But the few films that were created with the cooperation of tribal members, such as In the Land of the Head Hunters and The Silent Enemy remain invaluable documents of KwaKwaka'wakw and Ojibway life. Although created by white filmmakers for general release, these films recorded legends and cultural history as handed down by tribal elders. But time has not been kind to silent cinema. THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN is an 80-minute, feature silent film that was shot in May, June, and July of 1920 in the Wichita Mountains of southwest Oklahoma. The story, played by an all-Native American cast of 300 Kiowas and Comanches, includes a romantic rivalry, buffalo hunts, a battle, village scenes, dances, deceit, courage, hand-to-hand combat, and even a happy ending. The Native American actors, who in 1920 had been living on reservations for less than fifty years, brought with them their own tipis, horses, clothing, and material culture. White Parker, the film's male lead, and Wanada Parker, who appears in a supporting role, were two of the 25 children of legendary Comanche chief, Quannah Parker. Chief Parker has recently been profiled in two nonfiction bestsellers, S.C. Gwynne's Empire of the Sun and Glenn Frankel's The Searchers. Quannah Parker was a son of chief Peta Nocona and Cynthia Ann Parker, who like the character in the John Ford movie, was kidnapped as a young girl and later married and identified as a Comanche. The film was directed by a young director, Norbert Myles and written by Richard E. Banks who had spent 25 years living with various tribes. It is fascinating that, by accident or design, the film's plot hinges on story on a very similar to Quannah Parker's real encounter with his first wife. THE DAUGHTER OF DAWN proves to be a revelation. Subtly acted by the all-Native American cast, photographed beautifully, and directed without melodrama by Myles, this lost silent film stands with the best films of the period
The Connection by Shirley Clarke( Visual )

10 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of addicts in a dingy apartment await the arrival of their "connection," to bring them heroin, while a documentary film maker struggles to film them
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