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Pacific Street Films

Overview
Works: 81 works in 192 publications in 1 language and 1,576 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Documentary films  Historical films  Biography  Music  Miscellanea 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: MT6, 781.17
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Most widely held works about Pacific Street Films
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Most widely held works by Pacific Street Films
Exploring the world of music ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances, and themes such as music and the environment, music as cultural memory, and how technology changes music
Rhythm ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Marking time and moving through our bodies, rhythm has a special relationship both to musical form and to worldwide dance traditions. How rhythm structures music is examined through the American marching band, North Indian tala, the Japanese shakuhachi tradition, West African drumming, and Afro-Cuban dance music."--Faculty manual
From swastika to Jim Crow ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before and during World War II Jewish scholars who escaped Nazi Germany and immigrated to the U.S. were confronted with anti-Semitism at major universities and a public distrust of foreigners. A surprising number secured teaching positions at historically African American colleges in the South. In many cases they formed lasting relationships with their students and had an important impact on the communities in which they lived. This is a story of two cultures, each sharing a burden of oppression, brought together by the tragic circumstances of war
Sound, music, and the environment ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Considers what is meant by music and explores the definition of music from the scientific sine wave to poetic metaphor. Examines the impact of the cultural environment on music as different as Bosnian ganga and becarac singing, Tuvan throat singing, Irish, West African, Trinidadian, and Japanese music, and Western chamber music, jazz, and rock
Music and technology ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"New instrument types and new electronic media for distribution are obvious results of technology, but so were the first bone flute and the first stretched catgut. How technology affects music is examined here in a case study of the flute, and in an aexamination of developing recording and composing technologies where the roles of composer, musician, arranger, and conductor begin to fuse."--Faculty manual
The transformative power of music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Music can inspire religious devotion, prepare individuals for war, motivate work, enrich play, and stimulate the passions. The musical healing veremonies of the Kung people in Namibia and Botswana, Epirote music in traditional Greek weddings, and modern rock, gospel, and folk musics all reveal music's power to transform lives."--Faculty manual
Melody ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Melody -- the part of music we most often remember -- is examined here both scientifically and poetically, from a strict sequence of pitches to a group of notes 'in love with each other'. We see and hear melodies shaped, elaborated, and developed within Western classical music, the Arabic maqam tradition, Irish dance music and sean-nós singing, and Indian raga."--Faculty manual
Music and memory ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a dynamic link to the past, music allows us to recall and revive our different cultural heritages through the performances we participate in now. West African griots, the Walbiri people of Australia, folksingers of Ireland and Appalachia, and modern practitioners of early music show us how our musical pasts live again today."--Faculty manual
Timbre the color of music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The tone color of music -- or 'timbre', as we call it in the Western tradition -- is influenced by both technical and aesthetic facotrs. This program examines the creation and effects of timbre in jazz and Indian, West African, Irish, Bosnian, Indonesian gamelan and Japanese musics."--Faculty manual
Texture ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The way that different voices and instruments work together to produce the overall sound gives music its texture. This program examines texture in Japanese shakuhachi, Trinidadian steel band, Bosnian ganga, West African percussion, and modern Australian choral music."--Faculty guide
Composers and improvisors ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How are a composer and an improvisor alike? How are they different? The marriage between fixed elements and new variation is examined in American rock, Indian raga, classical and contemporary Western music, jazz, and Arabic classical music."--Faculty guide
Harmony ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When two or more notes sound together, harmony occurs. This interaction of pitches, understood in vastly different ways around the world, is analyzed here in jazz, chamber music, Bosnian ganga singing, early music plainchants, and barbershop quartets."--Faculty guide
In search of peace ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary by Keith Greenberg documents the history and often perilous work of the United Nations and its peacekeepers
Form the shape of music ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Form -- the way music is organized and structured from beginning to end -- guides composers, performers, and listeners in all musics. Here, the traditional Western sonata, the blueprints behind improvisational jazz, the narrative structure of traditional Japanese music, call-and-response forms in West African music and American gospel, and Irish fiddle tunes exemplify worldwide variations in musical form."--Faculty manual
Transmission learning music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How we learn musical traditions and how we maintain, modify, notate, teach, and perform them for a new younger audience is exemplified here in Indian classical music, African village drumming, and modern jazz and gospel."--Faculty manual
The other half revisited the legacy of Jacob A. Riis ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at urban poverty inspired by Jacob Riis' influential 1890 book 'How the Other Half Lives' about the slums of New York City
Speed traps! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The race to build a better 'fuzzbuster,' radar and laser detectors, has spawned a multi-million dollar industry that uses space age technology to build devices to detect the spurious emissions of police speed detecting devices. Some technology mavens have even attempted to build devices that actually neutralize the radar and laser guns employed by the police. While their legality is in question, from state to state, their effectiveness has also been called into question. The police, on the other hand, continue their quest to build more efficient and sophisticated speed detecting devices, some of which prove costlier than the entire budget of a small town police department
I promise to remember the story of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers by Frankie Lymon( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary deals with the rise and fall of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers. The Teenagers were one of the first Black rock and roll groups to cross the color barrier and to achieve general popularity. Their fame blossomed and faded in the 1950s
The cancer war by Steven Fischler( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the politics of cancer research
Alfred ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alfred Levitt was perhaps the ultimate raconteur. He was a gifted storyteller, renowned artist, humanist, anarchist, sportsmen and spelunker. The documentary is a 'Rashomon' style look at his life and career from several points of view. Time and reflection, however, cast their own baleful eye on these efforts, intruding with a simple question: Is this man really as great as he appears to be? Alfred is about ego, self-reflection, self-importance; and, ultimately, how one is perceived by others, and by history
 
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