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Kroitor, Roman

Overview
Works: 100 works in 215 publications in 1 language and 1,246 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biographical films  Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Commentator, Film editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.D6, 629.441
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roman Kroitor
Hail Columbia! ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Experience one of humankind's crowning achievements: the inaugural voyage of the world's first space shuttle. Hail Columbia! goes behind the scenes with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen a they prepare for their historic launch. Feel the thunderous liftoff and our heroes' awe as Columbia achieves orbit for the first time. Join the celebration as the shuttle triumphantly touches down, mission accomplished
Cinéma vérité defining the moment by Peter Wintonick ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 199 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
Stravinsky by Wolf Koenig ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stravinsky [reminisces] about his ... life, traveling aboard ship en route to Hamburg, and conducting the CBC Festival Singers of Toronto in a recording of his "Symphony of Psalms"--Conteneur
Lonely boy ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the rise to fame of Paul Anka, a Canadian songwriter and singer
Glenn Gould on and off the record by Wolf Koenig ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two thirty minute programs profiling pianist Glenn Gould. See some of Gould's home life at his cottage near lake Simcoe, Ontario, as he plays his 60-year-old piano and chats with fellow musician, Franz Kraemer; and follow Gould to New York for a day at Columbia Records, where he performs the Italian concerto
Glenn Gould two portraits ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two thirty minute programs profiling pianist Glenn Gould. In Glenn Gould off the record, we see some of Gould's home life at his cottage near lake Simcoe, Ontario, as he plays his 60-year-old piano and chats with fellow musician, Franz Kraemer. In Glenn Gould on the record, we follow Gould to New York for a day at Columbia Records, where he performs the Italian concerto
The Hutterites ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The followers of Jacob Hutter live in farm communities, devoutly holding to the rules their founder laid down. Through the kindness of a Hutterite colony in Alberta, this film, in black and white, was made inside the community and shows all aspects of the Hutterites' daily life
The National Film Board of Canada a history ( Visual )
in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an array of documentaries, animation films and fiction features which are offered as a sample of the films the Film Board has produced over the years
Paul Tomkowicz street railway switchman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this film, Paul Tomkowicz, Polish-born Canadian, talks about his job and his life in Canada. He compares his new life in the city of Winnipeg to the life he knew in Poland, marvelling at the freedom Canadians enjoy. In winter the rail-switches on streetcar tracks in Winnipeg froze and jammed with freezing mud and snow. Keeping them clean, whatever the weather, was the job of the switchman
Glenn Gould on & off the record, two portraits of the celebrated pianist by Glenn Gould ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two thirty minute programs profiling pianist Glenn Gould. "Off the record" shows Gould's home life at his cottage near Lake Simcoe, Ontario, as he plays his 60-year-old piano and chats with fellow musician, Franz Kraemer; "On the record" Gould is in New York to record at Columbia Records, where he performs the Italian concerto
The back-breaking leaf ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1959 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pictures the tobacco harvest in southwestern Ontario, presented from the point of view of the transient field workers and the farmers who depend solely on this crop. Explains that tobacco is a fickle plant to grow and cure and is at the mercy of changing weather, and that once it is ripe, the leaves must be harvested at all costs
Voice of the fugitive ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1850s, Canada meant freedom for many escaped slaves, but the route known as the "underground railroad" was a dangerous one at the best of times. This drama tells the story of one group travelling the perilous route. It tells, too, of the people who could be trusted to help, and of the trackers and their dogs, who could cut off the lifeline to the border suddenly and very cruelly
Universe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A triumph of film art, creating on the screen a vast, awe-inspiring picture of the universe as it would appear to a voyager through space, this film was among the sources used by Stanley Kubrick in his 2001: A Space Odyssey. Realistic animation takes you into far regions of space, beyond the reach of the strongest telescope, past Moon, Sun, and Milky Way into galaxies yet unfathomed
Glenn Gould off the record ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1959 and 1994 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compilation of two short films on Glen Gould. Off the record: at his cottage retreat near Lake Simcoe, Ontario, where he revels in his freedom from public performances, playing the piano for an audience of one - his collie. He rambles through the woods, and chats about composition with fellow musician Franz Kraemer. On the record: in New York, where he jokes with a cab driver, banters with sound engineers, and tapes the Italian Concerto. This is the other side of Gould - the creator and interpreter of music who is vigorous, sensitive, self-critical, and hard to satisfy
Acting class ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to become an actor, the film provides a close-up of a craft that demands much from body and mind. An energetic and intense film which looks in at students and instructors as they sweat and strain through a typical workday at the National Theatre School-Canada's foremost training ground for performers
I was a ninety-pound weakling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A round-up of what goes on in the toe-touching parlors of a large city. Here you see modern man brought to bay by his own poundage, resolved to erase by exercise what rich food, idleness and age have put on. In yoga headstand schools and flesh-shrinking lofts, high resolves to beat the bulge reach strange and sometimes amusing ends
Nobody waved goodbye ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1963 and 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of teenage conflict--the predicament of a youth who rebels against his parents' middle-class goals and conventions but finds the world, away from home and high school, a cold place to go it alone. Ideals are no defense when the need for money leads to shady practices. This feature film is a study of the sources of delinquency in an affluent society, mirroring many of the problems and frustrations of young people. (Awards: London; Mannheim; Addis Ababa; New York.)
In the Labyrinth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A film without commentary in which multiple images, sometimes complementary, sometimes contrasting, draw the viewer through the different stages of a labyrinth. The tone of the film moves from great joy to wrenching sorrow; from stark simplicity to ceremonial pomp. It is life as it is lived by the people of the world, each one, as the film suggests, in a personal labyrinth. In the labyrinth was first released as a multi-screen presentation for Chamber III of the Labyrinth at Expo 67. These separate images were integrated into a single strand of film, using a 'five-on'one' cinematic technique"--National Film Board of Canada web site
Gopher Broke ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dominion Day, 1935. Humour suspense and music enliven this short drama, set in a small town in Saskatchewanm, in which a Royal Canadian Mounted Police sergeant runs up against a group of desperate people who plan to join the Trekkers on their march to Ottawa. They are protesting against the standard depression-era wage of twenty cents a
The candid eye ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These materials raise considerations such as: Is there such a thing as a completely candid film? What difference does the presence of the camera make for those who are under its scrutiny? Should the filmmaker be an uninvolved fly-on-the-wall who records life as it happens, or an engaged participant? What ethical issues are involved in the making of a cinema verite documentary?
 
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Alternative Names
Kroiter, Roman
Languages
English (88)
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