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Berliner, Alan

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Most widely held works by Alan Berliner
The sweetest sound by Alan Berliner( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of sharing his moniker, Berliner goes on a search for the meaning behind a name in what ultimately becomes a moving and funny meditation on identity. See how this Alan Berliner found that the sound of our own name is always the sweetest sound
Nobody's business by Alan Berliner( Visual )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nobody's business, Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of family history and memory. What emerges is a uniquely cinematic biography that finds both humor and pathos in the swirl of conflicts and affections that bind father and son. Ultimately this complex portrait is a meeting of the minds - where the past meets the present, where generations collide, and where the boundaries of family life are pushed, pulled, stretched, torn and surprisingly at times, also healed
Intimate stranger by Alan Berliner( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You've probably never heard of Joseph Cassuto, but by the end of this film you may think that he was the most elusive, fascinating and baffling man to have ever lived. Cassuto is filmmaker Alan Berliner's maternal grandfather, a Palestinian Jew who was a cotton buyer for the Japanese in Egypt prior to World War II. With Hitler's armies just miles away from Alexandria, Cassuto's family is split in half. They reunite in New York after the war, but Cassuto is restless there. He moves to Japan to spend eleven months of the year, virtually abandoning his wife and children in the U.S. while he pursues his business interests and a life-long love affair with Japanese culture. Seventeen years after his death, his grandson has constructed a poetic and emotional jigsaw puzzle out of the voluminous memorabilia of his grandfather's life story. What emerges is a curious legacy -- admiration and love from Cassuto's Japanese business associates; resentment from his family. Depending on who you ask, Cassuto was either a romantic adventurer or a shirker of family responsibility; a man at the center of historic events or a nobody."--Director's Website
Margaret Mead : an observer observed by Alan Berliner( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary is a fascinating portrait of one of the most influential women of our time. Using never- before -seen archival footage, stills, interviews and dramatic re-creations, it weaves together a story of a scientist, adventurer and international celebrity whose ideas shaped how we think about ourselves. The film tells how she first gained attention in the 1920 s and 30 s with her pioneering studies of youth and gender in Samoa and New Guinea. By age 33, the five-foot, one-hundred-pound Mead had traveled three times around the globe, explored unchartered lands where few men and no women dared to go. By age 34 she had published three bestsellers, taken the second of three husbands, and revolutionized our understanding of what it means to be male or female. When she was not doing fieldwork, most of her professional years were spent at the American Museum of Natural History. In her later years she was often seen on television as a bespectacled, sometimes outrageous advice-giver to the Vietnam War generation. This film deals with the controversies as well as the accomplishments of her life. Here is a valuable film for Women's Studies, Anthropology and History, as well as public library audiences. This film was partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation
The family album by Alan Berliner( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing a vast collection of home movies found at flea markets and yard sales, as well as oral histories and family recordings from the 1920s to the 1950s, the filmmaker weaves together a remarkable and emotionally electrifying portrait of the changing face of the American family. These authentic artifacts of American history and culture are edited together to illustrate the entire cycle of life from birth to death, from childhood to adulthood, to provide a moving experience of the universal drama of family life during the first half of the twentieth century
Wide awake( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berliner once again uses his own life as a laboratory in his lifelong obsession with insomnia. A brilliant blend of the hilarious and the personal, this gives behind the scenes footage of a brutally honest self-portrait of a sleep-deprived man
First cousin once removed( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished poet, translator, critic and teacher, Edwin Honig wrote dozens of books and poems that attracted critical praise around the world. His seminal translations awakened English-speaking readers to previously overlooked literary giants, resulting in honorary knighthoods from the king of Spain and the president of Portugal. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner paints a deeply personal portrait of his "good friend, cousin and mentor" as Honig journeys through the ravages of Alzheimer's disease and memory loss
American cinema by New York Center for Visual History( Visual )

in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic analysis of the American motion picture industry that combines rare archival film, key scenes from immortal movies, interviews with leading filmmakers and commentary from noted film scholars and critics
Frames of reference. reflections on media( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Nobody's Business, Alan Berliner punctuates montages of archival documents, photographs, and home movies with newsreel footage of boxing matches to metaphorically suggest the contentious yet comedic battle the filmmaker wages with his father over the Berliner family history."--Container
El hombre sin la cámara : el cine de Alan Berliner = The man without the movie camera : the cinema of Alan Berliner( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Award-winning experimental films, 1980-1985( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 8 surreal, subtle, humorous and inventive shorts showcasing a broad range of innovative techniques
American cinema by Alan Berliner( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These cynical and pessimistic films from the 1930s and '40s touched a nerve in Americans. Historians link the genre's overriding paranoia to Cold War-related angst over the nuclear threat and the Hollywood blacklist. In addition, a cinematographer demonstrates the creation of noir lighting, which gave films their peculiar look and emphasized the themes of corruption and urban decay. About the Series: A video instructional series on film history for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 10 one-hour and 3 half-hour video programs and coordinated books. Using clips from more than 300 of the greatest movies ever made, this series explores film history and American culture through the eyes of over 150 Hollywood insiders, including Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Eisner. In-depth treatments present film as a powerful economic force, potent twentieth-century art form, and viable career option. American Cinema connects subjects such as history, business, and English with other studies. In addition, it is a perfect vehicle for developing visual and media literacy skills and can be used as a springboard for creative-writing endeavors and media production. Produced by the New York Center for Visual History in association with KCET/Los Angeles and the BBC. 1995
The Alan Berliner collection (The family album / Intimate stranger / Nobody's business / The sweetest sound / Wide awake)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wide awake: the film is Alan Berliner's uniquely personal tour through his life-long obsession with insomnia. Berliner uses both metaphor and candid first-person observations to illuminate how an obsessive mind that won't shut down at night leaves him feeling "jet lagged in his own time zone."
To be or not to be, in the picture : the documentary filmmaker and the search for truth( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This seminar will examine the reasons and ways a filmmaker becomes involved in the documentary process-from extensive use of narration to the aggressive pursuit of subjects. Panelists will also explore the ethical implications of the director becoming a participant
Nobody's business( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar A. Berliner, father of director Alan Berliner, is the reluctant subject of this study of family history and memory. Family members add their comments to this portrait of a retired Jewish sportswear manufacturer and salesman who describes himself as "just an ordinary guy."
Intimate stranger( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and Multiple languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of Joseph Cassuto, his grandson Alan Berliner created this film about his life. Cassuto was a Jew raised in Egypt, who later became a pioneer businessman in the cotton trade with post-war Japan. He was adored by his friends and business associates, but almost unknown to his own family. Here Berliner combines biography, personal inquiry, interviews with family and friends, home movies and archival footage to present a search for roots through a portrait of a complex man
Le cinéma américain( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sweetest sound : a film( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tired of sharing his moniker, Berliner goes on a search for the meaning behind a name in what ultimately becomes a moving and funny meditation on identity. See how this Alan Berliner found that the sound of our own name is always the sweetest sound
The sweetest sound : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the intimacy and humor of a personal essay, Berliner dives headfirst inside the American name pool in search of the treasures and dangers hidden inside his own name. A film that starts out in search of identity slowly transforms into a meditation on mortality. Along the way, he confronts his parents about the origins of his name, his sister about the names she gave her children and visits the Jim Smith Society, the National Linda Convention, the streets of New York, Holocaust name memorials, the Vietnam Memorial and the AIDS Quilt. He also stumbles upon some surprising news about name changes at Ellis Island."--Director's Website
The Alan Berliner collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Disc 1: The family album: is a one-hour experimental documentary collage film utilizing a vast collection of rare, anonymous 16mm home movies from the 1920s through the 1950s. Structured from birth to death, the film weaves sounds and images into the form of a composite lifetime, passing through the celebrations and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience. It is a universal yet intimate portrait of the American family, not scripted, not rehearsed, not immune to the conflicts and contradictions underlying family life and its rituals ; Disc 2: Intimate strangers: the elusive subject of this groundbreaking family portrait is Joseph Cassuto, filmmaker Alan Berliner's maternal grandfather -- a Palestinian Jew who lived in Egypt and was a cotton buyer for the Japanese prior to World War II. With Hitler's armies just miles away from Alexandria, Cassuto's family is split in half. They reunite in New York after the war but Cassuto decides to move to Japan, virtually abandoning his wife and children in the U.S. while he pursues his business interests and a life-long love affair with Japanese culture ; Disc 3: Nobody's business: Alan Berliner takes on his reclusive father as the reluctant subject of this poignant and graceful study of family history and memory. What emerges is a dramatically engaging biography that finds both humor and pathos in the swirl of conflicts and affections that bind father and son. Ultimately this complex portrait is a meeting of the minds - where the past meets the present, where generations collide, and where the boundaries of family life are pushed, pulled, stretched, torn and surprisingly at times, also healed ; Disc 4: The sweetest sound: Tired of being mistaken for anyone else who might share his name, Alan Berliner decides to rid himself of the dreaded Same Name Syndrome. His solution: invite all the Alan Berliners in the world over to his house for dinner ; Disc 5: Wide awake: the film is Alan Berliner's uniquely personal tour through his life-long obsession with insomnia. Berliner uses both metaphor and candid first-person observations to illuminate how an obsessive mind that won't shut down at night leaves him feeling "jet lagged in his own time zone""
 
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Alan Berliner Amerikaans filmregisseur

Alan Berliner cinéaste américain

Alan Berliner director de cine estadounidense

Alan Berliner regista statunitense

Berliner, Alan Jay 1956-

Berliner, Alan S. 1956-

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