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Knoop, John

Overview
Works: 31 works in 62 publications in 6 languages and 960 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Music  Film adaptations  Drama  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives‡vVietnamese  Interviews  Personal narratives 
Roles: Cinematographer , Film editor, Producer, Director
Classifications: ML419.A76, 781.643092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Knoop
Louie Bluie ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the obscure country blues musician and idiosyncratic visual artist, Howard 'Louie Bluie' Armstrong, member of the last known black string band in America. Director Terry Zwigoff honors him with an unsentimental but endlessly affectionate tribute. Full of infectious music and comedy, this is a humane evocation of the kind of pop-cultural marginalia that Zwigoff would continue to make in the coming years
N is a number a portrait of Paul Erdős by George Paul Csicsery ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentaire filmé en Angleterre, en Hongrie, en Pologne et aux États-Unis qui présente la recherche mathématique de Paul Erdős dans ses dimensions personnelles et philosophiques, ainsi que les événements tragiques qui marquèrent sa vie
Shadow master ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatic documentary about a family of performers in Bali. The film is an inside view of Balinese life which reveals the cultural context of theater, music, and dance on the island. The film is a dramatization of events which occurred during the two years Reed spent living and studying with dalang (shadow master) I Nyoman Radjeg and his extended family
Awakening from sorrow Buenos Aires 1997 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collaboration between Bay Area filmmakers John Knoop and Karina Epperlein highlights the activism of H.I.J.O.S.--a group made up of the sons and daughters of those killed or gone missing at the hands of the Argentine military between 1976 and 1983. Memories of the vanished generation, known as the Desaparecidos, have been kept alive by their surviving children (hijos), some of whom were merely days old when their parents disappeared. Until these young people began to organize and demand explanations from their government, the predominant coping strategy had been to pretend that the missing are still alive. The grief of young Argentines erupts into public action, and becomes a cornerstone for social movements from South America to Serbia
Where the heart roams ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over 20 million American women read romance novels." This film is about authors, readers, and their common passion. It tells the story of a woman who organized a rail journey from Los Angeles to New York and called it 'The Love Train'.--Opening credits
Coyote's journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traditional native California Karuk stories about the character Coyote told with a combination of shadow theater, storytelling, singing and drumming, giant projected shadows and live actors
In Xanadu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife Chabui. They are inseparable partners. When she dies, he attempts to bring her back from the underworld. The piece blends Tibetan, Chinese and Indonesian theater techniques into a unique form of theater that recalls the language of film, with lap dissolves, montages, Bergmanesque horizons, and a Kurosawa-style portrait of the controlled chaos of war
The wild party behind the scenes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wild Party is a jazz shadow theater piece based on the Beat poem by Joseph Moncure March, with an original jazz score composed by Bruce Forman. The Wild Party explores the American artistic tradition of jazz, film noir, and poetry. Written in 1926, it is a witty, risqué poem about two vaudeville performers who fight, make up, throw a party, and flirt with danger. Feature is interspersed with behind the scenes interviews and production documentation
Report from Iraq ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On April 1991, a team of doctors, lawyers and students from Harvard University went to Iraq to assess the destruction and damage brought on by the Persian Gulf War. Among their findings were that the sewage plants in Baghdad were left inoperative, resulting in pollution of the Tigris River, and that an estimated 170,000 children under age 5 will die of malnutrition and disease, due to the devastation of the health care system in Iraq
[Explorations of the shadow world] ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shadow master is a documentary film portraying the life of a Balinese family of performers and the training of a young shadow master ; In Xanadu is an epic love story about Khubilai Khan and his wife, whom he tries to bring back from the underworld. The performance blends Tibetan, Chinese and Indonesian theater techniques ; The wild party is about two vaudeville performers and is based on the 1926 Beat poem by Joseph Moncure March that explores American jazz, film noir and poetry ; Ambrosia of immortality is an episode from the Mahabarata, an epic of Hindu mythology, in which a war rages between gods and demons ; Coyote's journey is a traditional Native California Karuk tale ; 7 visions explores the roots of Latino heritage while honoring the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos ; Mayadanawa is based on a mythological story of the Balinese people's struggle & triumph against the demonic being Mayadanawa ; Monkey king at Spider Cave is an adventure of a Buddhist high priest and his animal disciples in their quest to bring the Buddhist scriptures to China
Kamikaze hearts ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Combines fiction and documentary, storytelling and talking heads in a narrative about Sharon Mitchell and Tina Mennet, real-life lovers and junkies, the former an actress, the latter a director/producer"--Container
Harry Bridges a man and his union ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sympathetic biographical overview of the life of the union organizer, Harry Bridges and his struggles to organize stevedores on West Coast American ports. Includes the unsuccessful attempt to deport him by industry mogels and politicians hostile to his labor movement and the current impact of mechanization and containerization on Stevedores and other dock laborers
Eritrea ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the hopes and anguish of the war and famine-plagued Eritrean people who have been resisting the Ethiopian occupation of their country for thirty years in Africa's longest war
Phoenix dance ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dancer Homer Avila lost his right leg and most of his hip to cancer and thought he'd never dance again until choreographer Alonzo King challenged expectations of what it means to be "disabled."
Cafe Nica portraits from Nicaragua ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the contrasting attitudes of the Nicaraguan coffee growers and workers regarding the Sandinista government and the Nicaraguan economy
Thanh's war ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Vietnamese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Injured as a child by American troops in Vietnam, Thanh was brought to the U.S. for medical treatment and adopted by a foster family. In an effort to reconcile his Vietnamese and American lives, he travels to Vietnam to marry a woman from his old village
Farm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Uses a montage of American agricultural scenes to portray the dynamic energy of modern agriculture and the beauty of farm production and mechanization
Norien ten by John Knoop ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abstract film which explores eroticism. Extreme close-up views of male and female genitalia and sexual intercourse. Intended for use in desensitization of sex education. The scenes are graphic and the film was intended for educational use in a therapeutic setting
Lily by Elizabeth Grace ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Lily has Down's syndrome. These videos show her graduation from high school, working in a restaurant and living in a group home. Her desires for a more independent life and her mother's concerns about the implications of these desires are explored
A preview of the forthcoming The simple life photographers Otto and Hansel Mieth Hagel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Profiles the full range of Hansel Mieth Hagel's life and work, documenting her efforts with her husband Otto Hagel to bring social issues to light through their photography. Hansel mentions Jack London as their hero, and in 1941 the couple purchased a Sonoma County ranch. Includes a second 8 minute video clip of the reunion of Hansel and Jimmie Akiya, former San Francisco neighbors who remet as Hansel photographed the Heart Mountain internment camp during World War II, and reunited again 55 years later
 
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