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Van Dyke, Willard

Overview
Works: 129 works in 215 publications in 3 languages and 938 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  History  Comedy films  Film noir  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Cinematographer , Author, Photographer, Contributor, Performer, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The city by Ralph Steiner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1939 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally shown at the 1939 World's Fair, this classic show comments on four types of cities: the New England town, the unplanned industrial community, a crowded metropolis and the decentralised community. The video humorously and dramatically details the turmoil and quality of life in our cities
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work provides a panoramic historical view of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, from the Civil War through the 1930s. Shows the growth of industry and agriculture and the resulting consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion, and flooding. One of the first films to call for social change, it concludes with scenes of regional planning, Tennessee Valley development, and correlated federal efforts to reverse the basin's exploitation and ruin. The second work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought. Shows the New Deal's efforts to assist farmers hit by the Dust Bowl in Oklahoma
The story of sprawl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series of historic films, ranging from 1939 until 1965, gives a unique look at the forces that created urban sprawl. Each film has an optional commentary track. An introduction gives an overview of the films
Music on film( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in Italian and English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To hear your banjo play is a sketch of the history of the banjo and its place in the music of the American South, tied together by Pete Seeger's dialogue and performances, with performances by other people, and country life scenes; it was filmed in southern Appalachia in the 1940's. Stations of the elevated is a mostly wordless study of subway/elevated trains, and their graffitti, from switching yards to urban landscape, with music by Mingus; filmed in 1980
Willard Van Dyke by Willard Van Dyke( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Schranz interviews Willard Van Dyke
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Vintage psychology films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconscious motivation: This is a filmed unrehearsed session of hypnosis with two students who are given false memories and take psychological tests
He stands in a desert counting the seconds of his life( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film diary consisting of brief informal sketches of "everyday, unimportant" activities and events in the life of the experimental filmaker, Jonas Mekas, taken between 1969 and 1984. Includes brief portraits of people he spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather and many of his filmaker friends including Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Henri Langlois, Alberto Cavalcanti, Peter Kubelka, Kenneth Anger, Robert Breer, Willard Van Dyke and Hollis Frampton, or just friends including John Lennon, the J.F. Kennedy clan, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg and George Maciunas
The photographer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy, techniques, and artistry of Edward Weston, a contemporary American photographer, are illustrated through scenes of Weston at his home in California and on location, working and talking with his students and through exhibition of his work
Valley town( Visual )

6 editions published between 1940 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait of urban poverty is one of the more remarkable films of the Great Depression. It examines the effects of unemployment (attributed to the development of high-speed machinery) on a steelworker's family living in a Pennsylvanian town which was meant to be representative. The steelworkers and their families play themselves. The film was given only limited circulation because of the timing of its release on the eve of the war. The employment of a musical recitative to express the inner thoughts of the characters also limited its appeal for general audiences unused to experimental techniques
He stands in a desert( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film diary consisting of brief informal sketches of "everyday, unimportant" activities and events in the life of the experimental filmaker, Jonas Mekas, taken between 1969 and 1984. Includes brief portraits of people he spent time with, places, seasons of the year, weather and many of his filmaker friends including Hans Richter, Roberto Rossellini, Marcel Hanoun, Henri Langlois, Alberto Cavalcanti, Peter Kubelka, Kenneth Anger, Robert Breer, Willard Van Dyke and Hollis Frampton, or just friends including John Lennon, the J.F. Kennedy clan, Andy Warhol, Richard Foreman, Yoko Ono, Allen Ginsberg and George Maciunas
Inverted narratives new directions in storytelling( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Early directors D.W. Griffith and Lois Weber develop the radical language of cinema narrative through audience-friendly melodramas made for nickelodeon theaters. Experimental fantasies are depicted in such independent productions as Moonland (c. 1926), Lullaby (1929), and The Bridge (1929-30). Depression era films by socially-conscious filmmakers reshape drama as demonstrated in Josef Berne's brooding Black Dawn (1933) and Strand and Hurwitz's biting Native Land (1937-41) on the labor movement: each pictures a raw reality. Parody and satire find their mark in Theodore Huff's Little Geezer (1932) and Barlow, Hay and Le Roy's Even as You and I (1937). David Bradley's Sredni Vashtar by Saki (1940-43) boasts an inadvertent post-modern attitude"--Container
Historic folk music films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of folk music is brought to life in this enjoyable DVD journey through the beginnings of bluegrass, folk, and country music ... features the legendary folk artist Peter Seeger, amongst others"--Container
Conversations with Willard Van Dyke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935 photographer Willard Van Dyke moved to New York with the belief that films "could change the world" and began a new career as a filmmaker. His name soon became synonymous with social documentary in the U.S. His images of cottonfields, steelmills and industrial towns, and his portraits of unemployed factory workers and their families, provide an invaluable chronicle of those years and have become timeless examples of cinematic art. A candid portrait of a distinguished and outspoken man, this film includes conversations with colleagues Ralph Steiner, Joris Ivens and Donald Richie; footage of Edward Weston, his close friend and mentor; and many excerpts. It explores the dilemma of anyone with a social conscience who must face the harsh realities of earning a living while retaining their integrity. And it reveals a man in his seventies still determined to do good creative work
To hear your banjo play( Visual )

6 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Seeger narrates this great film about American folk music. Lots of banjo playing, singing, and more, with performances by Woody Guthrie, Alan Lomax and Seeger himself
Skyscraper( Visual )

3 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The construction of the Tishman Building in Manhattan is shown visually with footage of the construction, while the soundtrack describes the action. Rather than having the actual laborers describe the construction, actors pretending to be the workers seen in the film read dialogue. When the building is completed, the furnished interior of the building is shown in color
Viva la dance the beginnings of ciné-dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt dance, hand-painted in glowing colours. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St Denis' innovations found their way into Diana the huntress (1916) and The soul of the cypress (1920). Highly cinematic renditions of dance evolved in Stella Simon's Hände (1928), Hector Hoppin's La joie de vivre (1934) and Busby Berkeley's "Don't say goodnight" from Wonder Bar (1934). In counterpoint, ciné-dance experiments by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Oskar Fischinger, Douglass Crockwell, Slavko Vorkapich and Norman McLaren dispensed with actual dancers in favour of colour, shape, line and form choreographed into abstract light-play
Die Stadt der Arbeitslosen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in German and Undetermined and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In dieser Dokumentation beschreibt van Dyke den hohen Preis, den die Bewohner eines Ortes für die Rationalisierung und Durchtechnisierung der Industrie zu zahlen haben
Ting feng zhe( Visual )

2 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film stresses the importance of good health for soldiers fighting in different climates during World War II. It profiles jungle diseases, especially yellow fever, and describes laboratory research conducted jointly by U.S. and Colombian researchers to develop a vaccine. The importance of spraying for mosquitoes and vaccinating a population is stressed and demonstrated in Colombia
The letters between Edward Weston and Willard Van Dyke by Edward Weston( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dyke, Willard

Dyke Willard 1906-1986

Dyke, Willard Van.

Dyke, Willard van 1906-1986

Van Dyke, Willard

Van Dyke, Willard Ames

Van Dyke Willard Ames 1906-1986

VanDyke, Willard 1906-1986

Willard Ames Van Dyke

Willard Van Dyke

Willard Van Dyke Amerikaans fotograaf (1906-1986)

Willard Van Dyke fotografo statunitense

Willard Van Dyke US-amerikanischer Fotograf und Filmemacher

וילארד ואן דייק

ویلارد وان دیک عکاس و کارگردان آمریکایی

Languages
English (104)

German (4)

Italian (1)