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Brownlow, Kevin

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The parade's gone by- by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
62 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stumfilmen i USA 1916-1928
Hollywood, the pioneers by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 1996 in English and French and held by 1,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alive with the excitment of the old Hollywood, peppered with vivid cinematic and social recollections never before on record, illustrated with 300 rare photographs, this is a unique film history
The war, the West, and the wilderness by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
17 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Behind the mask of innocence by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Kevin Brownlow, cinema historian and discoverer of lost films, here is the first full-scale exploration of a vital and now almost forgotten chapter of American moviemaking: the response of early producers of the decades before World War I. All the issues that torment America today were rampant in the silent-film era: crime, poverty, alcohol, drugs, racial and ethnic prejudice, epidemics, and the controversies over birth control, abortion, and the death penalty. And there were others that persist today but were then even more explosive: sexual mores, government and police corruption, prison conditions, immigration, and strife between capital and labor. Although many early moviemakers ignored harsh realities, choosing to depict a society shielded by a "mask of innocence," others went behind that facade, fighting the ever-present censors and producing films that made even the most sheltered moviegoer aware of deep rents in the country's social fabric. Some films were exploitative, some serious, but together they add up to a revelation of the dark side of American life'a revelation startling to us today because it was later, in the era of the Hays Office, so thoroughly ignored, indeed denied, by Hollywood. Broken Blossoms, The Crowd, Humoresque, Regeneration: these films that have survived and become classics are, in these pages, studied in their historical context. And although a tragic number of other films have vanished, nearly all are reclaimed from oblivion by Mr. Brownlow's brilliant feat of restoration and descriptive "reconstruction." Here, never again to be forgotten, are The Fall of the Romanoffs, The Racket, Those Who Dance, and dozens of others. With this remarkable book, Kevin Brownlow completes the panoramic trilogy that began with The Parade's Gone By and continued with The War, the West, and the Wilderness. Like its predecessors, Behind the Mask of Innocence is an essential work of silent-film history, certain to become a standard reference; but it is more'at once a surprising portrait of a time not unlike our own and a powerful demonstration of the way in which a popular art form can reveal a society to itself
David Lean : a biography by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and its biographer provide a landmark work on the cinema. Emerging from a childhood of nearly Dickensian darkness, David Lean found his great success as a director of the appropriately titled Great Expectations. There followed his legendary black-and-white films of the 1940s and his four-film movie collaboration with Noel Coward. Lean's 1955 film Summertime took him from England to the world of international moviemaking and the stunning series of spectacular color epics that would gain for his work twenty-seven Academy Awards and fifty-six Academy Award nominations. All are classics, including The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, and A Passage to India. Kevin Brownlow, a film editor in his own right and author of the seminal silent film trilogy initiated with The Parade's Gone By. . ., brings to Lean's biography an exhaustive knowledge of the art and the industry. One learns about the making of movies as realized by a master, but also of the highly personal costs of genius. The troubled Quaker family from which Lean came influenced his relationship with his son, his brother, and his six wives. Yet he showed in his work a deep understanding of humanity. The vastness of this scholarly and entertaining enterprise is augmented by sixteen pages of scenes from Lean's color films, thirty-two pages from his black-and-white movies, and throughout the text a vast number of photographs from his life and location work
Napoleon, Abel Gance's classic film by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Pickford rediscovered : rare pictures of a Hollywood legend by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected from the collection of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences's Margaret Herrick Library especially for this book, the rare film stills, production shots, and personal photographs - most never before published - reveal Pickford's great versatility as an actress and attest to the high quality of her productions. The text is full of entertaining anecdotes about the star and her circle, offering a window into the process of filmmaking in the silent era
The American film heritage; impressions from the American Film Institute archives by Tom Shales ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Burning passions : an introduction to the study of silent cinema by Paolo Cherchi Usai ( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the silent cinema
The great dictator by Charlie Chaplin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Chaplin's first talkie, he plays the duel role of dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie...and who thwarts his plans for world domination
Safety last! by Fred Newmeyer ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man travels to the big city in search of success. Boasting of his achievements, he resorts to desperate deeds when his fiancee decides to visit him
Unknown Chaplin the master at work ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using countless reels of footage and outtakes Chaplin wanted destroyed, film archivists Kevin Brownlow and David Gill have meticulously crafted an essential and fascinating documentary homage to the silver screen legend
Buster Keaton collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company." -- Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
Garbo ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An original documentary from Turner Classic Movies, Garbo takes a look at the life and career of the movies' most luminous, reclusive and mystifying star. A portrait of Garbo the woman is drawn through interviews with biographers and admirers. Those offering analysis and reminiscences are biographers Barry Paris, Mark Vieira and Karen Swanson; actor/playwright/fan Charles Busch; Garbo's niece and greatnephews, Gray, Derek and Scott Reisfeld, and acquaintances Gore Vidal, Gavin Lambert, Jack Larson and Sam Green, who was Garbo's confidante and walking companion for 20 years
How it happened here; the making of a film by Kevin Brownlow ( Book )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cinema Europe the other Hollywood ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A six part historical documentary focusing on the early days of the movie industry and the enormous contribution made to this industry by Europe. Includes rarely seen footage from early movies and interviews with some of the film industry's pioneers
Napoleon by Abel Gance ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A historical epic on the life of Napoleon from boyhood to military triumph including treatment of the French Revolution
D.W. Griffith father of film ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this acclaimed three-part documentary, celebrated film historians Kevin Brownlow and David Gill tell the proud, sad story of D.W. Griffith. The man who first brought artistry and ambition to the movies, and then, having dragged a reluctant American film industry to international prominence, found it had no more use for him. Includes interviews with people who worked with him, his family and extracts of his work
It happened here ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a rewrite of history, Germany has won World War II and Nazi troops occupy England. Pauline, an apolitical nurse, hopes that normal life will return to England. It is only after she accepts a nursing job with the Nazis that she slowly realizes the horrifying reality behind the occupation. This film tells the story of what might have happened if the Allied effort had failed
Lon Chaney collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unknown (63 min.): Alonzo is an armless knife thrower and marksman for a circus, but he's hiding a secret that will lead to murder and betrayal
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Brownlow, Kevin 1938-
English (256)
German (8)
French (6)
Italian (3)