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Blackhawk Films Collection (Library of Congress)

Overview
Works: 46 works in 62 publications in 3 languages and 2,214 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Silent films  History  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Vampire films  Short films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Blackhawk Films Collection (Library of Congress)
Nosferatu : a symphony of horror by F. W Murnau( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Count Orlock (Nosferatu, the vampire), leaves his castle in the Carpathians and travels by ship to Bremen, bringing coffins filled with dirt and plague rats
Chelovek s kino-apparatom : zapisʹ na plenke v 6-i rolikakh (Otryvok iz dnevnika kino-operatora) = The man with the movie camera( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in Russian and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experimental film which uses numerous cinematic techniques (split screens, multiple superimpositions, variable speeds, stop-action animation, etc.) to present a dawn-to-dusk view of the Soviet Union and to study the relationship between cinema and reality. Filmed in Moscow, Kiev, Odessa and elsewhere in the Soviet Union
Listen to Britain and other films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six films (and one bonus film) by one of the greatest figures in the celebrated British Documentary Film Movement. He is most remembered for the way his work reflects the concerns and conditions of World War II era in the United Kingdom. In these pictures, Jennings's impressive aesthetic arsenal helped to expand the scope and vocabulary of documentary films
Intolerance : a drama of comparisons by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 1916 and 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Switches back and forth between four separate stories from Babylonian times to the twentieth century to show humanity's inhumanity and intolerance through the ages. The Babylonian story deals with the fall of Babylon in 538 B.C. The Judean story treats the life of Christ. The French story centers on the Massacre of St. Bartholomew's Day in 1572. The modern story is set in an American mill town and the slum area of an American city
The magic of Méliès by Georges Méliès( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films by French film pioneer Mèliés, often cited as the innovator of film special effects and techniques, supplemented by an overview of his career
Slapstick encyclopedia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the early comedy shorts of the film industry
Don't change your husband( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden chance: Mary, married to an alcoholic and now reduced to poverty, meets a millionaire and may have a chance for a future with him
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quasimodo ventures from his tower to attend the festival of fools. The crowd turns cruel and rejects him because he is ugly. The gypsy Esmeralda rescues him and he finds himself battling to save the people and the city he loves -- while reminding us to see people as they are rather than as they appear
The Art of Buster Keaton : Volume 1 by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keaton stars in The saphead as the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier. The high sign finds Buster unwittingly involved in a radical secret society. One week is Keaton's bittersweet parable of one couple's unflagging determination to build a prefabricated honeymoon cottage. Three ages is a clever parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance. In The goat, Buster is mastaken for a nefarious gunslinger. My wife's relations is a comedy of domestic turmoil. Sherlock, Jr., dramatizes the uproarious exploits of a meek theatre projectionist-turned-amateur sleuth. In Our hospitality, Keaton stars as a New York man who returns to his southern antebellum homeland
America, or, Love and Sacrifice by D. W Griffith( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn between his revolutionary political beliefs and his love for the daughter of a Virginia Tory, Nathan Holden struggles with his fellow patriots for independence. But at the crossroads of this path to freedom stands Captain Walter Butler. A murderous redcoat, Butler ravages the fledgling colonies with a band of barbaric Mohawks
The Toll gate His bitter pill( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black Deering (Hart) and his gang are ambushed during a daring train holdup. He learns his betrayer was one of his own men, Jordan, whose blood money has bought him a parlor of gambling and prostitution. Escaping into the wilderness, Deering finds shelter in the home of an abandoned woman and her son. There, he finds the possibility of redemption, but his happiness is short-lived when two posses converge upon the cabin
Sally of the sawdust( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A carnival barker/conman becomes an unlikely guardian for an orphaned circus waif. When he tries to return the child to her wealthy but contemptuous grandparents he finds himself suddenly being chased by both sides of the law
The art of Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In three box sets of which this is the first, the Art of Buster Keaton includes the total surviving work of Buster Keaton in his prime years as an independent filmmaker"--Container
Shagaĭ sovet! = Stride Soviet!( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stride Soviet!: Documentary exploration of the various layers of Moscow society on the ten-year anniversary of the Revolution. The film reveals the continuing class-based nature of Soviet society through a series of montages of city life. The film is very critical of Soviet society, revealing deplorable discrepancies in the quality of lives in Moscow
The Art of Buster Keaton : Volume 2 by Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The navigator centers on and about a single extraordinary prop: an immense five hudred-foot yacht. In The boat, Buster and family set sail aboard the homemade Damfino. In The love nest, Buster trades sailboat for U-boat. In Seven chances, Keaton stars as a romantically jinxed young man. In Neighbors, Buster tries to woo his tenement sweetheart. In The balloonatic, Buster is carried by hot air. In Go West, Keaton heeds the expansionist call of Horace Greeley. The scarecrow follows the unhealthy competition between roommates. In The paleface, Buster helps a Native American tribe defend their land from greedy developers. Battling buttler is a gem that mingles Keaton's deadpan demeanor and awesome physical agility with a particularly dramatic storyline. In The frozen north, Buster parodies movie legends William S. Hart and Erich von Stroheim. In The haunted house, Buster takes refuge in a mansion rigged with a series of frightening booby traps
Cobra by Joseph Henabery( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rudolph Valentino's first independent production, Cobra, was released less than a year prior to the actor's untimely death at age 31. It is an unusual and contradictory showcase for the actor who is remembered more than any other as the icon of irresistible sexuality in Hollywood silent film. Beleaguered by women in his native land, a promiscuous Italian Count, Rodrigo Torriani (Valentino) escapes to New York to work for an elegant antiques dealer specializing in Italian objets d'art. The ambitious young man cannot suppress the Don Giovanni within himself and he is soon embroiled in a new series of romantic entanglements with secretaries, husband hunters and extortionists. But when his best friend's new wife captures suave Torriani in her cobra-like gaze, he reforms just in time to avoid disgrace and even death-by-fire. Cobra truly represents the visual richness of silent cinema at its peak. At the center of it all is Valentino, charming and photogenically resplendent. Even with his stunning looks, Valentino's appeal as the Great Lover, enacted according to conventions of the 1920s, is often difficult for modern audiences to fathom. By contrast, his far more restrained performance in Cobra makes this film more accessible today than the great hits upon which the star's reputation was built
Dom na Trubnoĭ = The house on Trubnaya( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the law: Tense drama about Alaskan gold-miners
The Art of Buster Keaton : Volume 2 by Buster Keaton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In three box sets of which this is the second, the Art of Buster Keaton includes the total surviving work of Buster Keaton in his prime years as an independent filmmaker."--Container
Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 37 films created by some of the most acclaimed names of American Avant-grade filmmaking, gathered from archives around the world and beautifully restored
Neobychaĭnye prikli︠u︡cheni︠a︡ mistera Vesta v strane bolʹshevikov = The extraordinary adventures of Mr. West in the land of the Bolsheviks( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and new: In this early Soviet propaganda film, a poor woman persuades her fellow villagers to form a cooperative
 
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