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Maysles Films

Works: 71 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 8,339 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Nonfiction films  Art  Documentary films  Biographical films  Interviews  Drama  Musical films  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: N7193.C5, 920.02
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Maysles Films
Most widely held works by Maysles Films
Grey Gardens( Visual )

13 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of the relationship between two eccentric recluses, Edith Bouvier Beale and her grown daughter, Little Edie. The aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis feed their cats and raccoons and talk about their past behind the walls of their East Hampton mansion
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by Rolling Stones( Visual )

26 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 1,238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Called the greatest rock film ever made, this landmark documentary follows the Rolling Stones on their notorious 1969 U.S. tour. When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco's Altamont Speedway, Direct Cinima pioneers David and Albert Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin were there to immortalize on film the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment"--Container
The Maysles Brothers' Salesman by Albert Maysles( Visual )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A landmark documentary ... Captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door-to-door salesman. 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 735 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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opening with the funeral of James Baldwin in December, 1987, in the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, this film traces the life history and accomplishments of this great black writer. Includes interviews with friends, family members, and colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Amin Baraka, his brother David, his biographer, David Leeming, William Styron, Bobby Short and others, as well as readings from his works and scenes from his plays
Five films about Christo & Jeanne-Claude( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 515 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 301 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
The gates by Christo( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 290 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
Letting go a hospice journey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 264 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
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 201 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 201 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 169 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 163 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
Grey Gardens by Rebekah Maysles( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 143 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 by Christo( Visual )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the artist, Christo, through the concept, building, and showing of his objet d'art. The project was conceived as a work of art for Sonoma and Marin counties in California 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 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of his wife Jeanne-Claude, Christo wraps the Pont-Neuf in Paris
Under a coloured cap Sean O'Casey, his life and work( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 112 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
Vladimir Horowitz, the last romantic( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 107 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
Abortion, desperate choices by Susan Froemke( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) This production takes a look at one of the most explosive moral and political issues of our time. Featuring verité footage taken at the Women's Health Service Clinic in Pittsburgh, the program tells the stories of women whose lives have been changed forever by abortion; from pregnant teenagers, to pro-choice and pro-life advocates, to older women who remember the danger and stigma of abortion in the days when abortion was illegal
The Rolling Stones gimme shelter by David Maysles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film of the Rolling Stones on tour in 1969, focusing on the concert at the Altamont Speedway in California. Includes never-before-seen performances of: Little Queenie (2 versions), Oh, Carol, Prodigal son, plus theatrical trailers
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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.20 for The Beales ... to 0.92 for Wild blue ...)

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