Most widely held works about Frederick Wiseman
Most widely held works by Frederick Wiseman
Titicut Follies ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Filmed at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution Bridgewater, this documentary shows harsh scenes of the life and treatment of the criminally insane inmates. Shows scenes of the daily life of the men, interspersed with shots from the inmates' talent show.
Missile ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Missile documents the 14-week training of the Air Force officers who, if ordered, will launch the nuclear firepower of the Minuteman Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles.
High school ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Film explores conditions at Northeast High School in Philadelphia in 1968. The cinema verité method captures the interaction of students and teachers and brings out the implications of education at a very large high school.
Five films by Frederick Wiseman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
High school II ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 183 libraries worldwide
A documentary about Central Park East Secondary School, a successful alternative high school in New York's Spanish Harlem. Ninety-five percent of the school's graduates go on to four-year colleges.
Domestic violence ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
A documentary on domestic violence filmed in Tampa, Florida. The film follows both police response and intervention and the work of The Spring, the principal shelter in Tampa for women and children.
Hospital ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Shows the daily activity of the Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. Reveals social problems of the city and illustrates how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations, and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery of appropriate health care.
Public housing ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
Shows the daily life at the Ida B. Wells housing project in Chicago-- looks at the families, the elderly, after school programs, tenants council, the police, training programs, drugs, and various government agencies as they intersect with residents. A film montage without narration.
Welfare ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Describes the daily activities of a large welfare center, focusing on problems with which staff and clients must deal.
Basic training ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and French and held by 81 libraries worldwide
A documentary film which follows a company of draftees and enlisted men through the eight-week Army basic training program at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and shows their transition from civilians to soldiers.
Near death ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Filmed in 1989 and set in an adult intensive care unit of the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, the documentary follows medical and nursing staff caring for mostly terminally ill patients and interacting with their families during a several day period.
Juvenile court by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and French and held by 74 libraries worldwide
A documentary showing day-to-day activities in a large urban juvenile court. Scenes include conferences among parents, social workers, lawyers, and young offenders, interviews with psychologists, and meetings in the judge's chambers.
La danse le Ballet de l'Opéra de Paris ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 74 libraries worldwide
"The film follows the rehearsals and performances of seven ballets: Genus by Wayne McGregor, Medea by Angelin Preljocaj, The House of Bernarda Alba by Mats Ek, Paquita by Pierre Lacotte, The Nutcracker by Rudolph Nureyev, Orpheus and Eurydice by Pina Bausch, and Romeo and Juliet by Sasha Waltz. The film shows the work involved in administering the company and the coordinated and collaborative work of choreographers, ballet masters, dancers, musicians, and costume, set, and lighting designers"--Container.
Law and order ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and French and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Law and Order, an Emmy Award winning film, documents the routine activities of the Kansas City, Missouri Police Department. Filmed in the highest crime district of the city, Law and Order reveals the role of the police in a large urban center, the nature of contacts with the community and the diversity and complexity of the police role in American society. Law and Order shows police confronting problems such as a domestic dispute, arrests of a car thief and a prostitute, a clothing store holdup, and medical emergencies. This film is an unflinching look at the intersection of criminal behavior and police work.
Model by Frederick Wiseman ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Shows men and women models at work with photographers whose techniques illustrate different styles of fashion and product photography.
Ballet ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Shows the American Ballet Theatre in rehearsal in their New York studio and on tour in Athens and Copenhagen. The viewer observes the numerous aspects of the creative, managerial and personal challenges faced by members of the company.
Meat ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A documentary concerning the routine activities at a large meat packing plant and slaughterhouse.
Belfast, Maine ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
A portrait of daily life with particular emphasis on the work and the cultural life of the community, capturing ordinary experience in a beautiful old New England port city.
Domestic violence 2 ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
"Domestic violence 2 takes place in the arraignment, misdemeanor, and injunction courts in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. The courts deal with issues such as bail, bonds, release pending trial, the specific context of injunctions regulating time and place of parental visits, restraining orders, contact with children, support payments, and court's decision about fault and punishment. The judges and lawyers ask questions which elicit the stories of couples' relationships and the specific form of violence between them"--Container.
Zoo ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Shows views of the people and animals at the Miami Zoo.
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