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Freund, Karl 1890-1969

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Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )
82 editions published between 1926 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future. Metropolis is a wonderful city, high above the ground its towers stand. The people prosper, the economy is flourishing, the suspended streets are busy. But Metropolis also has a great secret, so hidden that not even Freder Fredersen, son of founder Joh Fredersen knows about it. He is spending his free time in the Eternal Gardens, when suddenly a woman shows up, with what looks like a class of children. They're from the City of Workers, in the depth, Freder learns. "These are your brothers," she tells the children, before she is forced to leave. Freder is so intrigued he follows them into the depth and doesn't like what he sees. The workers are exploited, they must do labor like robots. Freder tries to convince his father to change, while the woman tries to keep workers' morale high by predicting a man will stand up that will mediate. Someone that will use both hands and head, someone that will be the heart. Soon after its premiere, Metropolis was severely shortened and altered. Since then, more than a quarter of the film was assumed to have been lost. In 2008, an almost complete version of the film was discovered in Buenos Aires. The material was heavily damaged and, because it had been printed on 16mm film stock, does not have the full-aperture silent picture ratio. Utilizing the footage from Argentina, a virtually complete Metropolis has been reconstructed and its proper editing has been restored. The text of the intertitles was taken from German censorship records and has been translated into English. In order to maintain the scale of the restored footage, the missing portion of the frame appears black. Black frames indicate points at which footage is still lost. Intertitles in a different typeface have been added to summarize the contents of the missing scenes
The mummy by Boris Karloff( Visual )
62 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )
7 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This lush production is true to Henry James's description of the mid-19th century melodrama as 'all champagne and tears'. In choosing Camille for Garbo, Cukor saw 'a perfect meeting of the actress and the role'. The tragic heroine, a courtesan, is required to sacrifice her own happiness in order to prove her love. She is only permitted to pursue her own desire when its fulfilment will be denied by death
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )
15 editions published between 1948 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him
The good earth by Pearl S Buck( Visual )
4 editions published between 1937 and 2006 in English and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young Chinese farmer named Wang Lung (Paul Muni) marries a selfless, loyal slave girl, O-Lan (Luise Rainer). Wang is initially devoted to the land and rises to prosperity. Later, however, Wang deserts the land, takes a second wife and tragedy threatens to overwhelm him. Eventually Wang realizes that the land and O-Lan mean more to him than his wealth
The thin man goes home ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives, now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )
18 editions published between 1931 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grev Dracula jager unge kvinder, for greven er en vampyr, som om natten rejser sig fra sin kiste for at suge blod. Vampyrens gemmested må og skal findes, for først når der rammes en pæl gennem vampyrens hjerte, kan grev Dracula uskadeliggøres
I love Lucy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains gems such as "Job switching" in which Lucy and Ethel do unforgettable battle with a chocolate factory conveyor belt; and "The operetta" in which Lucy's money problems bring down the curtain on her role as "Queen of the gypsies". This collection also includes the groundbreaking "pregnancy shows", including the touching moment at the Tropicana when Lucy breaks the news to Ricky that they are going to have a baby, and "Lucy goes to the hospital" the record-setting episode that garnered the highest ratings in 1953
I love Lucy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All 31 episodes from the third season of Lucy's hilarious adventures; the Ricardos adjust to being parents, but will Lucy's motherhood affect her show biz ambitions?
The Golem how he came into the world ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew creates a giant Golem from clay to protect his people from their persecutors. Employing sorcery, he brings the artificial man to life, endowing him with human emotions. Famulus, Loew's evil assistant, manages to take control of the Golem, commanding it to perform sordid criminal acts culminating in the kidnapping of the Rabbi's daughter Miriam. The monster, outraged, rebels and a rampage ensues
Berlin, symphony of a great city by Walter Ruttmann( Visual )
10 editions published between 1927 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This early experimental film captures a day and a night in the city of Berlin circa 1926. The film is a symphony of visual impressions inspired by the work of the great Dziga Vertov, director of Man With A Movie Camera. Because Ruttmann's work was not censored like Vertov's, this film helped to bring Vertov's editing techniques and theories to an international audience when it was released in 1927. Berlin Symphony Of A Great City is an attempt to capture the texture of a city's life. Despite the initial involvement of writer Carl Meyer and the accomplished camerawork of Karl Freund, this is Walter Ruttmann's film. Ruttmann carried the lyrical aesthetic of his paintings and abstract films into the shaping of this experimental film, where the city itself is the central character. The city's architecture, the streets, and the machinery of industry along with the citizens of Berlin, are woven together to create a poetic document of a great European metropolis captured in action. "Since I began in the cinema, I had the idea of making something out of life, of creating a symphonic film out of the millions of energies that comprise the life of a big city." Walter Ruttmann
Tartuffe by Molière( Visual )
5 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Murnau revisits Molière's fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife tries to convince her husband that their morally superior houseguest is, in fact, a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape
Michael by Carl Theodor Dreyer( Visual )
12 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A great, aging artist succumbs to despair when the young model and pupil he adores leaves him for a woman. Although the story is discreetly played at a father/adopted son level on the surface, the homosexual subtext is quite clear in this early Dreyer film made in Germany
Rose of Washington Square ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rose Sargent dreams of being a star but can only find work singing in dive bars and speakeasies. When she meets the handsome charmer Bart Clinton the two instantly fall in love. But he's a gambler and a con artist who seems to always wiggle his way in and out of trouble. While singing at her friend Ted Cotter's party. Rose is discovered by a top agent and her life and career take off towards stardom. Rose quickly realizes she must choose which life and love she wants more
Mad love by Karl Freund( Visual )
8 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil-doll: A Devil's Island escapee poses as a toy shop worker, using secrets of miniaturizing human beings to do his bidding and exact his revenge on those who sent him to prison
Montana ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lane is an Australian transplant looking to buy grazing land. But the cattle-raising locals won't sell to interlopers, especially one they consider the most contemptible excuse for a human being ever to cross the Great Plains: a sheep rancher. A flame-haried beauty has her eye on the newcomer, until she learns his occupation
The finances of the grand duke Die Finanzen des Großherzogs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 'benevolent dictator' must preserve the tiny nation of Abacco by fending off creditors, wooing a wealthy Russian princess, and evading a band of demonic conspirators
Fritz Lang's Metropolis ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freder Fredersen is the son of Joh Fredersen, who reigns over the great city of Metropolis in the year 2026. The younger Fredersen is surprised to discover his lifestyle has been built on the unseen, but backbreaking, labor of an entire class of workers who tend the machines that make the city run, and he descends to the subterranean levels of Metropolis in an effort to understand their lives. This version was produced in 1981 when Giorgio Moroder began a three-year endeavor to restore the science fiction classic
F.W. Murnau's The last laugh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a hotel doorman who is demoted to washroom attendant because of his age. Humiliated, he considers suicide. Then, by a strange twist of fate, he becomes a millionaire. This silent film is told entirely by camera, without title cards
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Freund, Karl
Freund, Karl W. 1890-1969
English (165)
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