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Leacock, Richard

Works: 127 works in 227 publications in 3 languages and 2,480 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Interviews  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Pictorial works  Music  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer , Performer, Photographer, Producer, Interviewee, fmk, Film editor
Classifications: JK2075.W6, 324.2736
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Most widely held works by Richard Leacock
Primary by Robert Drew ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1960 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A political documentary of the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary campaigns in which Senator John F. Kennedy upset Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
Crisis behind a presidential commitment ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having earned John F. Kennedy's trust with his 1960 campaign-trail film Primary, cinéma vérité documentarian Robert Drew expressed his desire to document a president in crisis. When African American college students Vivian Malone and James Hood prepared to enroll at the all-white University of Alabama in June 1963, governor George Wallace defied a federal court order and vowed to prevent the students' enrollment. Kennedy granted unprecedented access to Drew and his unobtrusive four-team crew, who used handheld cameras to cover both sides of the conflict: Wallace self-righteously clings to segregation, while a flurry of phone calls between the president, attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, and deputy attorney general Nicholas Katzenback reveal a tightly coordinated plan to dismiss Wallace (in Robert Kennedy's words) as "a second-rate figure." Special feature: Drew's short film Faces of November provides an examination of the meaning of John F. Kennedy's death to those at his funeral
Cinéma vérité defining the moment by Peter Wintonick ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in French and English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The cinéma vérité (or direct cinema) movement of the '50s and '60s was driven by a group of rebel filmmakers tired of stilted documentaries. They wanted to show life as it really is: raw, gritty, dramatic. Rich in excerpts from vérité classics ... this is the first film to capture all the excitement of a revolution that changed movie-making forever"--Container. Includes commentary by filmmakers, and explores vérité's influence in everything from TV news to music videos to Webcams
Middletown ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the studies of Robert and Helen Lynd in 1929 and 1935, this classic six-part series by Academy Award and Emmy winner Peter Davis explores both the continuity and the change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. Includes a bonus 16-page booklet with new essays be Peter Davis and research consultant, Professor Joseph Trimmer
Campaign manager Republicans, the new breed : a film ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary by Richard Leacock about John Grenier, Executive Director of the Republican Party Committee. Focuses on his day to day activities and highlights his involvement in the 1964 Goldwater Presidential campaign
Eadweard Muybridge motion studies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eadweard Muybridge was one of the most preeminent and innovative photographers of his day. This videodisc contains over 900 plates from his pioneering photographic studies of movement
Chiefs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed at the October 1968 meeting in Hawaii of several hundred police chiefs of the International Association of Chiefs of Police as they watch demonstrations of gruesome anti-riot weapons, sing patriotic songs, and defend their policies in front of the camera. Although filmed with the permission of the chiefs, the view is not sympathetic, sometimes funny, and more often frightening
The Robert Drew Kennedy films collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Faces of November. Drew's final film on John F. Kennedy offers a somber view of reactions to President Kennedy's funeral as reflected in the faces of participants and onlookers
Lulu in Berlin by Louise Brooks ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed interview with actress Louise Brooks. Contains clips of several of her films
Nanouk l'Esquimau by Robert Joseph Flaherty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Indiqué sur la jaquette : L'explorateur Robert Flaherty nous fait partager les joies et les peines de la rude vie du chasseur Nanouk et de sa famille dans le Grand nord canadien des années 20. Scènes de vie et d'amour, humour et tendresse de la maman et ses enfants esquimaux, poésie des images, beauté des grands déserts glacés
Portrait of Van Cliburn ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American pianist Van Cliburn visits Interlochen Music Camp where he conducts an all-student orchestra in the Prokofiev Piano concerto no. 3. He then visits his childhood home in Shreveport, La. Later he is shown recording the Chopin B minor sonata, practicing the Liszt B minor sonata, and performing the Rachmaninoff Piano concerto no. 2 and the finale of the Tchaikovsky Piano concerto no. 1 at the Hollywood Bowl
Ricky Leacock by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From his first film Ricky Leacock has been obsessed with capturing on film the feeling of "being there," which has led him to technological innovations and breakthrough films that fueled the emerging "direct cinema" movement. In this interview Leacock demonstrated super-8 sync technology and screened excerpts from his films Republicans: the new breed, Queen of Apollo, and rare footage of Indira Ghandi
A Stravinsky portrait ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film follows composer and conductor Igor Stavinsky at his home in California, in London, and in Hamburg where he conducts an orchestra rehearsal. Includes conversations with a variety of friends and musical collaborators
Happy mother's day ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Mary Ann Fischer of Aberdeen, South Dakota gives birth to quintuplets in 1963, she finds herself caught up in a frenzy of civic pride and commercial exploitation. The filmmakers follow the Fischer family during the whirlwind days just after the birth of the quintuplets to the parade celebrating their one month birthday
Community of praise ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part of a six part series about the continuity and change embodied in the people and institutions of one Midwestern community: Muncie, Indiana. Examines how faith works in the lives of a small fundamentalist group who desire to maintain a daily intimacy with God
Louisiana story by Robert Joseph Flaherty ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts the experiences of a young Cajan boy growing up in the wilds of Louisiana bayou country and his interaction with a crew of a derrick while they begin drilling for oil
Original cast album, Company ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary film on the making of the original cast recording of the musical Company, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, based on book by George Furth
After hours / a Shepart production ; Jazz Dance by Shepherd Traube ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz dance captures a jazz band playing for regulars and two professional dancers at the Central Park Dance Hall in Mahattan in 1954
Rainforest ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1968 and 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the first performance of Rainforest by Merce Cunningham and Dance Company at the 2nd Buffalo Festival of the Arts on March 9, 1968, which was presented complete for the first on this occasion. Merce Cunningham narrates and comments on his art
Impressions de l'île des morts by Richard Leacock ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in French and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alain Cuny est un acteur hors du commun. Le réalisateur s'en approche lors des répétitions et représentations du spectacle créé en Avignon (1985) par H.P. Litscher et inspiré d'un tableau de Böcklin ainsi que de textes inédits de Strindberg. Monolithique, l'acteur lit, dans la pénombre, le récit d'un homme revenant d'une île où les morts se reposent de leur vie terrestre en voyageant, immobiles. (Elisabeth Ramus)
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English (97)
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