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Maysles Films

Overview
Works: 70 works in 202 publications in 2 languages and 8,324 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Art  Documentary films  Biographical films  Drama  Interviews  Musical films  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: N7193.C5, 920.02
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Maysles Films
Grey Gardens ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portrait of the relationship between Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, "Little" Edie, once and aspiring actress in New York who left her career to care for her aging mother in their East Hampton home, and never left again. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis feed their cats and raccoons and rehash their pasts behind the walls of their decaying mansion, Grey Gardens
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by Rolling Stones ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary on the Rolling Stones' 1969 American concert tour and a concert at Altamont Speedway where security guards killed an audience member. Includes appearances by Ike and Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, and the Flying Burrito Brothers
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman by Albert Maysles ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door slesman. While laboring to sell a gold-embossed version of the Holy Word, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses, then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real-life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair"--Promotional materials
The Beales of Grey Gardens ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East Hampton, the mid-1970's: documentary filmmakers Albert and David Maysles set up camp in a decrepit mansion known as Grey Gardens, where the eccentric Edith "Big Edie" Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale live amid piles of trash and mounds of cats. The film becomes an instant cult classic. Fast forward to the present day: "Grey Gardens" has inspired a successful Broadway musical, an HBO film, and Albert, the surviving Maysles brother, has assembled the outtakes from their archives into this supplement to the original film
James Baldwin the price of the ticket by Karen Thorsen ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Opening with the funeral of James Baldwin, this film traces the life history and accomplishments of this great black writer. Includes interviews with friends and colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Amin Baraka, his brother David, and his mother Berdis
Five films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 30 year collaboration between acclaimed filmmakers Albert and David Maysles, and the renowned environmental artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude
Christo's Valley curtain ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2004 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the construction of the Mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo
Letting go a hospice journey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how hospice can provide an opportunity to find comfort, companionship, and peace before death for terminally ill patients and their families. The program sheds light on the decision-making process of the doctors, nurses, chaplains, social workers, and volunteers involved in the hospice
The gates by Christo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting with an original attempt in 1979, this film documents the ambitions, planning, and ultimate achievement of Christo's project to install a series of cloth-hung gates in Central Park. The film follows the artists Christo and Jeanne Claude and they navigate through various meetings, arguments, facing an opposing host of city officials, private representatives, artists, and citizens. Over 20 years later the artists fulfill their hope of creating a shared artwork for the community, the camera capturing the ultimate result and public reactions
Running fence Christo's project for Sonoma and Marin Counties ; State of California 1972-76 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the artist, Christo, from concept, to building, to presentation of a 24.5-mile-long, 18'-high fence of white fabric across Sonoma and Marin counties. The project took nearly 4 years to complete. After 2 weeks the fence was taken down and the materials given to the people whose land the fence was built on
Islands ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary of Christo's project to surround for two weeks several islands in Biscayne Bay in a pink plastic fabric. Includes footage of two other projects, the Pont Neuf and the Reichstag
Concert of wills making the Getty Center ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program traces the building of the Getty Center, one of the most ambitious cultural undertakings of the twentieth century
LaLee's kin the legacy of cotton ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Follows three generations of African-Americans from Mississippi as they battle extreme poverty and illiteracy. Living in a trailer without running water or lights, matriarch LaLee Wallace watches her grandchildren struggle in school, paralleling the efforts of the West Tallahatchie School System to raise standards, attract qualified teachers and find supplies, or risk takeover by the state. These intertwined stories are a sober exploration of the painful legacy of slavery and sharecropping in America's Mississippi Delta."--Container
Under a coloured cap Sean O'Casey, his life and work ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program paints an intimate and fascinating portrait of Sean O'Casey: a controversial playwright, a prolific memoirist, and one of the great figures of the Irish literary renaissance. The program profiles the renowned writer's life of hardship and triumph, idealism and disenchantment. Topics under discussion include O'Casey's grim formative years; his activities in various socialist movements and in the movements for Irish independence; his satiric and often violent tragicomedies The shadow of a gunman, Juno and the paycock, and The plough and the stars; and his later years in self-imposed exile in Britain
Grey Gardens by Rebekah Maysles ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Soundtrack to Grey Gardens: 1. You must always make a beautiful picture -- 2. The highest palate in America -- 3. Toujours L'Amor and Iris -- 4. Drove East Hampton crazy -- 5. Lois and the raccoons -- 6. Connais-tu le pays -- 7. Quite a pair -- 8. These lights of the Maysles -- 9. Posed for hours -- 10. That beach belongs to me -- 11. Jerry and Mother -- 12. The lavatory light -- 13. Tomorrow is a promissory note -- 14. God lives in Africa -- 15. Shroud your mind in cerise -- 16. A girl named Edith -- 17. Come dance with me -- 18. There will always be drama left here -- 19. Why did you make the film? -- 20. Watching Grey Gardens -- 21. After watching Grey Gardens
Running fence ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the artist, Christo, through the concept, building, and showing of his objet d'art; a 24 mile long, 18 foot high fence of white fabric stretched across the hills of California. The project was conceived as a work of art for Sonoma and Marin counties and took nearly four years to complete. Once finished and after a period of time, the fence was taken down and the materials were given to the people whose land the fence was built on
Christo in Paris a film ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in French and English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With the help of his wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo wraps the Pont-Neuf in Paris
Vladimir Horowitz, the last romantic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed April, 1985 in Horowitz's New York studio; includes a recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Schumann, Scriabin, and Moskowski
Muhammad and Larry ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through the poetic lens of visionary filmmaker Albert Maysles, Muhammad and Larry explores the unique and poignant relationship between two great boxers and two remarkable men who were more than just competitors. They were once teacher and student, and remain close friends. Combines one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen archival footage with newly-produced reflective conversations with boxing experts, luminaries, and those who were at the fight. Maysles intimately documented both Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, from sparring matches to private moments at home, as they prepared for their upcoming fight in 1980. Muhammad and Larry takes a closer look at the connection that evolved, inside and out of the ring, between these two amazing athletes
Abortion, desperate choices by Susan Froemke ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary showing pregnant women in difficult situations making decisions about abortion. Follows patients at an abortion clinic through the initial pregnancy testing, counseling, and the abortion itself. Includes the side taken by the pro-life movement and protest marches
 
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Alternative Names
Maysles Brothers.
Languages
English (135)
French (3)
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