WorldCat Identities

Lorentz, Pare

Overview
Works: 139 works in 382 publications in 3 languages and 7,072 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Historical films  Reviews  Drama  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short films  Pictorial works  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Producer, Author of dialog, Scenarist, Commentator, Performer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1995, 978
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Pare Lorentz
The plow that broke the plains ; The river by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

127 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plow that broke the plains" 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 drought and depression. "The river" traces life in the Mississippi River Valley during the previous 150 years, showing the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion and floods, and concludes with scenes of regional planning, TVA development and federal efforts
Lorentz on film : movies 1927 to 1941 by Pare Lorentz( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The river by Pare Lorentz( Book )

12 editions published between 1937 and 1974 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our daily bread and other films of the Great Depression by King Vidor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our daily bread: A depression-era drama in which a young couple leads a group of unemployed people in making a communal farm succeed
The plow that broke the plains : suite for orchestra : a United States Government film by Virgil Thomson( )

5 editions published in 1942 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Roosevelt year; a photographic record by Pare Lorentz( Book )

8 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Censored; the private life of the movie by Morris L Ernst( Book )

9 editions published between 1930 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Power and the land four documentary portraits of the great depression( Visual )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River is a documentary of the Mississippi River tracing the history of the river while emphasizing the need for conservation and reclamation. The Plow That Broke the Plains details the ravages of drought and dust storms in the Great Plains which precipitated the migration of farmers to the Pacific Coast. The New Frontier offers a glimpse into an experimental "rural community" sponsored by the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. Power and the Land observes the daily activities of a dairy farming family in Ohio before and after electrification of their farm
Nuremberg : its lesson for today( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shows how the international prosecutors built their case against the top Nazi leaders using their own films - devastating evidence of atrocities that are still shocking today." -- container
The river a U.S. documentary film by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

6 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary story of the Mississippi River. Traces the history of the Mississippi River and its tributaries; shows that the destruction of forests had led to erosion and the loss of soil, floods, and the loss of lives and property; and emphasizes the need for conservation and rehabilitation
The River ; The plow that broke the Plains( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The plow that broke the plains" traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought
The new deal documentaries by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These four government-sponsored educational shorts are tributes to Depression-stricken America, photographed by some of Hollywood's most notable cameramen. The River, nominated for a Pulitizer Prize in poetry, traces the history of the Mississippi River and its tributaries and emphasizes the need for conservation and rehabilitation. The plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains. The new frontier describes a governmental program for jobless men. Power and the land portrays a farm family before and after electrification of their farm
The films of Pare Lorentz( Visual )

in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought. The river is a Depression-era documentary which chronicles the exploration and exploitation of the Mississippi River from the Civil War through the 1920s. The fight for life is a documentary on the struggle of a young doctor against disease and death during pregnancy and childbirth in a city slum
The Fight for life by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1940 and 2007 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a strong indictment against slum conditions and a gripping plea for greater medical knowledge in the field of obstetrics. Based on the book of the same title by Paul De Kruif
Nuremberg Trials( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary that tells the story of the Nuremberg trial of major German war criminals, 1945-46, interspersing trial sequences that match the four counts of the indictment with film footage of atrocities confiscated from the private libraries of high Nazi officials
Two by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River traces the history of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, and shows the consequences of sharecropping, soil exhaustion, unchecked erosion, and flooding. The Plow that broke the plains traces the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of the prairies through the World War I boom to the years of depression and drought
Nuremberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary produced in Germany from a collection of over a million feet of captured German film. Provides a film record of the Nuremberg trials and scenes presented as evidence of the atrocities committed at concentration camps
Study guide: The river; U.S. documentary film by United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing in a crisis( Visual )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Beckhard shows how to convert antagonism arising from a crisis situation into positive, constructive action, through a dramatization of a conflict
FDR's moviemaker : memoirs & scripts by Pare Lorentz( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a result of the success of The Plow That Broke the Plains and The River, President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the U.S. Film Service in 1938. A controversial production entity which encountered considerable opposition from Congress and from Hollywood, the Film Service, under Lorentz's direction, began work on documenting the problems of the slum hospitals and infant mortality. Basing his film on a book of the same title, Lorentz made The Fight for Life, a memorable film on prenatal hygiene in the Chicago slums. In spite of inadequate budgets, bureaucratic red tape, professional and industrial jealousy, and outright opposition, Lorentz developed new filming techniques and set new standards in his documentaries, which are regarded as classics today. Along with Robert Flaherty, John Grierson, and Joris Ivens, Lorentz is considered one of the great pioneers of the documentary film, and his films and writings continue to influence subsequent generations of filmmakers worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Lorentz, Leonard MacTaggart

Lorentz, Leonard MacTaggart 1905-1992

Pare Lorentz Amerikaans filmregisseur (1905-1992)

Pare Lorentz cineasta statunitense

Pare Lorentz US-amerikanischer Dokumentarfilmer

Пэр Лоренц американский кинорежиссёр

Languages
English (246)

German (3)

Chinese (2)

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