WorldCat Identities

Dunn, Linwood G.

Works: 12 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 244 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Fiction  Biography  Musicals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linwood G Dunn
The ASC treasury of visual effects( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

West Side story by Robert Wise( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A love affair is fated for tragedy amidst the vicious rivalry of two street gangs- the Jets and the Sharks. When Jets member Tony falls for Maria, the sister of the Sharks leader, it's more than these two warring gangs can handle. And as mounting tensions rise, a battle to the death ensues and innocent blood is shed in a heartbreaking finale."--Container
Optical illusions( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how optical effects for movies such as Death Becomes Her and Return of the Jedi are made possible
An evening of special visual effects : October 9, 1978( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film reality and film fantasy( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Linwood Dunn, a Hollywood special effects master from the glory days of Hollywood , and Robert Abel, a member of the next generation, each discuss the making of film illusions. Dunn grew up when the challenge was creating an ape for "King Kong", or making the Eiffel Tower crash down. He shows how the "optical printer" can combine separately recorded images on one strand of film, putting a leopard in a room or a stormy ocean behind a boat. He explains how Welles brought the audience straight through the skylight of the night club in "Citizen Kane", bridging the interior and exterior shots in a flash of lightning. Abel explains how he looks for illusions that don't exist at all in real life, and describes his work as being in the "post 2001" special effects era. His crew has perfected equipment that involves computer driven cameras and printers. One of his demonstrations is of a "7-Up" commercial that starts with one girl and ends with dozens-- all printed from the same model."--ArtFilms Digital
Linwood Dunn an American Film Institute seminar on his work : [held April 18, 1973] by Linwood G Dunn( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linwood G. Dunn papers by Linwood G Dunn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Linwood G. Dunn papers span the years 1940s-1980s and encompass circa 37 linear feet. The collection consists of miscellaneous papers, including production-related files; client and project files; correspondence; contracts; notebooks and photographs concerning special effects for various films, including those from RKO in 1940s; and material documenting Dunnʼs lectures and presentations at festivals and colleges. There is material on Film Effects of Hollywood, including contract files and financial statements
The most dangerous game by Ernest B Schoedsack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The most dangerous game follows big game hunter, Bob Rainsford, (Joel McCrea), as he becomes quarry for another, the opulently deranged Count Zaroff, (floridly played by Leslie Banks). The strong story and theme, excellent production values, vigorous action and fast pacing make The most dangerous game an exciting and more than satisfying entertainment after eighty years. Both picture and sound are scrupulously restored in high definition from the original 35mm studio fine grain master positive. The most dangerous game is a superb, pre-Code action-adventure film. Based upon a famous short story by Richard Connell, it represents one of high ponts in the careers of filmmaking team Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Utilizing some of the amazing sets made for their most famous colaboration,King Kong, the film is sometimes thought of as a place-holder to keep key cast and crew available during Kong's lengthy animation schedule. This included actors Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Noble Johnson and Steve Clemento, as well as editor Archie Marshek, composer Max Steiner, sound effects expert Murray Spivak, illustrators Mario Larrinaga and Byron Crabbe, and optical effects wizards Vernon Walker and Linwood Dunn
Special effects( Visual )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Host Elwy Yost examines the craft and magic of "special effects" in the movies with director Bruce Pittman, special effects specialist Joe Zomar, and optical effects genius of "King Kong" and "Citizen Kane", Linwood Dunn
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West Side story
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Dunn, Linwood

English (18)