WorldCat Identities

Leacock, Richard

Works: 175 works in 292 publications in 2 languages and 3,367 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Drama  Documentary-style films  Short films  Interviews  Cinéma vérité films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer , Author, Performer, Photographer, Interviewee, fmk, Film editor, Producer, Other, fmd
Classifications: JK2075.W6, 324.2736
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard Leacock
Primary by Robert Drews( Visual )

15 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the political campaign efforts during the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic Presidential Primary when Sen. John F. Kennedy upset Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey
Crisis : behind a presidential commitment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 430 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
The Kennedy films of Robert Drew & associates( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1960, a filmmaking group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy, Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis, and, following the president's assassination, the poetic short Faces of November. Collected here are all four of these titles, early exemplars of the movement known as Direct Cinema
Louisiana story by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The innocent, routine life of Alexander Napolean Ulysses Latour, a young Cajun boy raised on the Louisiana Bayou , is forever changed when his family alllows an oil derrick to be erected in their area of the swamp." Documents the Louisiana Bayou culture of the late 1940s, showing how locals adjusted to the introduction of oil rigs and other new technologies
Middletown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 202 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
Chiefs( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 199 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
Campaign manager : Republicans, the new breed : a film( Visual )

3 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 191 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
Cinéma vérité : defining the moment( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 169 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
Eadweard Muybridge : motion studies( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 91 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
The Robert Drew Kennedy films collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely considered a breakthrough in documentary filmmaking, the three films in this 2-disc set offer the most intimate and candid look at Kennedy ever put on film. These three seminal films provide a captivating history of JFK -- from his young years as a senator to his days in the White House, to fallen hero
How to smell a rose : a visit with Ricky Leacock in Normandy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmakers Les Blank and Gina Leibrecht visit Richard Leacock at his farm in Normandy to talk about his life, work and cooking
Portrait of Van Cliburn( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary from the archives of the Bell Telephone Hour. Van Cliburn's dedication to the development of young artists is shown in his work with the Interlochen Music Camp. Leading a student orchestra, Cliburn rehearses the Prokofiev Piano concerto no. 3 for a concert in which he will both conduct and appear as piano soloist. Other highlights include recording sessions of the Chopin B minor Sonata, Cliburn practicing the Liszt B minor Sonata at his home in Tucson, in rehearsal with Kiril Kondrashin for a Hollywood Bowl performance of the Rachmaninoff Piano concerto no. 2, and performing the finale of the Tchaikovsky Piano concerto no. 1 at the Hollywood Bowl
Nanouk l'Esquimau by Robert Joseph Flaherty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lulu in Berlin by Louise Brooks( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed interview with actress Louise Brooks. Contains clips of several of her films
Middletown( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how faith works in the lives of a small fundamentalist group who desire to maintain a daily intimacy with God
Ricky Leacock( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 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 37 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 )

11 editions published between 1963 and 1965 in English and German and held by 21 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
Crisis : Behind a presidential commitment( Visual )

4 editions published between 1963 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his brother, U.S. Attorney General, Robert Kennedy, forced one of the gravest racial confrontations of the 20th century. Despite a federal court order, Alabama Governor George Wallace vowed he would prevent 2 black students from entering the all-white University of Alabama. Watch as the crisis unfolds, capturing the story from all sides up until the dramatic end
After hours ; Jazz dance( 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
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Alternative Names
Leacock, Ricky 1921-...

Richard Leacock britischer Kameramann und Regisseur von Dokumentarfilmen

Richard Leacock Brits director of photography (1921-2011)

Richard Leacock director de cine británico

Richard Leacock réalisateur américain

Richard Leacock regista statunitense

Ликок, Ричард



English (113)

German (4)

Crisis : behind a presidential commitmentThe Robert Drew Kennedy films collection