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Brand, Neil

Overview
Works: 132 works in 214 publications in 3 languages and 2,921 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  History  Short films  Fiction  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Film adaptations  Actualities (Motion pictures)  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Instrumentalist, Musician, Arranger, Interviewee, Performer, 906, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 891.733
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Most widely held works by Neil Brand
Piccadilly by E. A Dupont( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his lead male attraction, Victor Smiles quits, Valentine Wilmot finds himself in a dilemma. Mabel, Victor's dancing partner and Valentine's lover, draws ever-dwindling crowds on her own, and Valentine must find new, sensational talent. After a customer cries foul over a dirty dish, Valentine discovers the answer to all of his problems down in the club scullery
The European pioneers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early motion picture films from Europe, including works by Auguste and Louis Lumière, Robert W. Paul, George Albert Smith, James Bamforth & James A. Williamson
Chaplin at Keystone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works
The best Arbuckle/Keaton collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rising star who rose from bit player to writer, director, and star of comedies for Mack Sennett's Keystone Film Company, Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle recruited up-and-coming vaudeville comic Buster Keaton for a series of films from 1917 through 1919. Presented chronologically, these shorts demonstrate Keaton's evolution from bit player to full partner as both men honed their comedic skills. Following the 1921 scandal that was inflamed by a publicity-seeking prosecutor and the tabloid press, Arbuckle's films were withdrawn from circulation in America. The films in this collection were gathered from international archives and private collections, with new English intertitles and digitally mastered from 35mm, some directly from the nitrate originals. Shorts: The Butcher Boy, The Rough House, His Wedding Night, Oh Doctor!, Coney Island, Out West, The Bell Boy, Moonshine (fragment), Good Night, Nurse, Back Stage, The Hayseed, The Garage
The haunted castle : the exposure of a secret in 5 acts by R. G Austin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
The oyster princess : a grotesque comedy in 4 acts by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oyster Princess: A comedy in which a pampered American oyster tycoon plans to find a prince to marry his much-indulged daughter, but things don't go his way
Experimentation and discovery( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than any other decade, the first ten years of the moving picture saw the greatest amount of experimentation and development. Ranging from the ingeniously creative to the audacious, the films represented in this volume offer a sampling of the primitive masterworks that allowed the technical novelty of the cinema to so quickly flourish into an artistically expressive medium. In the films of Cecil Hepworth, one witnesses a primal use of titles (How It Feels To Be Run Over, 1900) and some other rather gruesome visual comedy (Explosion Of A Motor Car, 1900). A Visit To Peek Frean And Co.'s Biscuit Works (1906) by G.H. Cricks features the extensive use of indoor arc lighting; at the same time being a key transitional film between the early actualities and a more involved form of non-fiction filmmaking that would ultimately blossom into the documentary. From France's Pathé Frères come films that are alternately titillating (Par Le Trou De Serrue/Peeping Tom, 1901), awe-inspiring (Aladin, Or The Wonderful Lamp, 1906), colorful (Magic Bricks, 1908) and dramatic (Revolution In Russia, 1905, which depicts the same event as Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin). Particularly striking is History Of A Crime (1901), in which a criminal's memories are visually rendered through a unique bit of production design. This volume concludes with several works from the Edison Manufacturing Co., including the first known advertising film (Dewar's - It's Scotch, 1898) and Edwin S. Porter's The Dream Of A Rarebit Fiend (1906, a stunning visual fantasy adapted from the comics of Windsor McCay, whose animation can be glimpsed in vol. 5 of this series."--Publisher
Dramatic notes : foregrounding music in the dramatic experience by Neil Brand( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Recording )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A BBC Radio dramatizaton of the classic novel chronicles Russian history during and after the Napoeonic Wars
The cat and the canary by Paul Leni( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The potential heirs to a large fortune gather at their benefactor's mansion twenty years after his death but the reading of his will is interrupted by a series of disturbing events
Hijōsen no onna by Yasujirō Ozu( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A no-nonsense gangster's moll is troubled by the growing attraction between her man and a virtuous woman
Sono yoru no tsuma = That nights' wife( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the cover of darkness a thief commits a robbery, but the criminal turns out to be less than evil
Hogaraka ni ayume( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenji, a.k.a. Ken the Knife, is a seemingly no-good guy who reveals his softer side when he loses his heart to a secretary
Evgenii Bauer by British Film Institute( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bauer is certainly the major discovery of the early Russian cinema. In a mere five prolific years he achieved mastery in several genres, including the social melodrama of A Child of the Big City (1913), erotic comedies like The 1002nd Ruse (1915), and the psychological gothic melodrama of Daydreams (1915)."--Notes from publisher
The End of an era by British Film Institute( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two 1917 films by Evgenni Bauer exploring the new 'revolutionary' sentiment, and a fragment of a longer film showing life behind the scenes of a film studio and its two stars who soon emigrated West
The Stan Laurel collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of 21 silent comedy shorts starring Stan Laurel
Experimentation and discovery( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early motion picture films from the first 10 years of medium, including works by Cecil Hepworth, George Howard Cricks, John Howard Martin, Pathé Frères, and the Edison Manufacturing Company
French Masterworks: Russian emigres In Paris (1923-1928)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five French silent films restored by the Cinemathèque française, originally released by Films Albatros between 1923 and 1928, with new music scores by Timothy Brock, Robert Israel, Neil Brand, Antonio Coppola and the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
Starewicz's fantasies by British Film Institute( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wladislaw Starewicz's later puppet animation is now better known than his brilliant beginning at the Khanzhonkov Studio. He pioneered insect-puppets in The ant and the grasshopper (1911), before turning to live-action fantasy in a version of Gogol's Christmas eve (1913) and contributing to the war effort with an anti-German allegory The lily of Belgium (1915)."--Notes from publisher
Class distinctions by Vasiliĭ Goncharov( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite strict censorship to prevent inflammatory material, Goncharov portrayed the hardship of rural life in The peasants' lot (Krest'ianskaia dolia); and an early film by Evgenii Bauer, Silent witnesses (Nemye svideteli) dealt frankly with servants' view of their masters
 
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