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Video Yesteryear (Firm)

Overview
Works: 823 works in 1,133 publications in 4 languages and 3,879 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Short films  Historical films  War films  Nonfiction films  Propaganda films  Silent films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Video Yesteryear (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Video Yesteryear (Firm)
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the final thoughts of a condemned man as he stands on a bridge awaiting hanging by Union soldiers
Phedre by Jean Racine( Visual )

9 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Racine's dramatization of the Greek classic based on the Greek legend of Theseus, who returned from war with the Minoans to become king of Athens, and took Phèdre, daughter of the vanquished King Minos, to be his wife. Phèdre falls in love with Theseus' son Hippolyte, who does not return her love. In anger she prays to Neptune to destroy him, but when Hippolyte is in fact killed after fighting a sea monster, Phèdre kills herself in remorse
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1994 in French and English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briliant documentary graphically showing the horror of the Nazi concentration camps
The school for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live TV adaptation of the classic Sheridan satire of 18th century English morals and manners
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of 2 documentary films. The first film tells the story of how overcultivation of the Great Plains resulted in the Dust Bowl. The second is a homage to the British postal and railway systems in the U.K
Native son by Richard Wright( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bigger Thomas, the black chauffeur for the wealthy Dalton family, is accused of the murder of the Daltons' daughter Mary. The search for Mary's missing body and Thomas' trial shake the family and the city of Chicago, exposing the fears and prejudices of the late 1940's
The street a film with the homeless by Daniel Cross( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bored by the monotony of his life, a middle-aged man seeks adventure in the night life of Paris. During his one night on the town, he is framed on a murder charge and attempts suicide while jailed. Released after the real murderer confesses, he is ready to submit to domestic routine
Within our gates( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated African American woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished youths
"Hell's Hinges"( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young minister arrives in Hell's Hinges, Blaze Tracey, the notorious outlaw, is transformed into goodness-- not by religion, but by the sight of the minister's sister, Faith
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman leaves her husband and children to find a new life for herself
Meet Marcel Marceau by Bob Searles( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

French mime Marcel Marceau appears as "Bip" providing his own voice-over introduction to each of nine skits demonstrating the art of mime. Fencing instructor, Julius Alpar, joins him for part of one skit
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in French and English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Entertainment in the tradition of the 'Commedia Dell'arte' ; a combination of music, dance and song [performed by the Comédie Française]. ... The 'Would-Be Gentleman' in this case is adorned with an elegant dressing gown and an absurd chapeau, as he aspires to a higher station in life."--Program notes
Triumph des Willens das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag, 1934 = Triumph of the will. by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in German and English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the rise of the NSDAP, including scenes of the NSDAP 1934 Reichsparteitag in Nuremberg
Los olvidados The young and the damned by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El Jaibo, un adolescente, escapa de la correccional y se reune en el barrio con sus amigos. Junto con Pedro y otro niño, trata de asaltar a Don Carmelo. Días después, el Jaibo mata en presencia de Pedro al muchacho que supuestamente tuvo la culpa de que lo enviaran a la correccional. A partir de este incidente, los destinos de Pedro y de el Jaibo estarán trágicamente unidos
Avant garde and experimental films( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five short films selected from the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's
The Spanish earth by Joris Ivens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Docudrama on the Civil War in Spain. Dramatizes the effects of the fascist uprising and invasion on the ordinary citizen, using actual scenes of the fighting
Red nightmare( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the nightmare of an American citizen who finds his world transformed into a Communist society. Shows how this experience awakens him to his obligations to his family, community and his country
The silent enemy an epic of the American Indian( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional documentary which presents a study of the Ojibway Indians' struggle for food before the coming of the Europeans. Tells of the rivalry between Baluk, the hunter, and Dagwan, the medicine man, for the chief's daughter and the leadership of the tribe in the coming winter. Filmed in Northern Ontario with an all-Indian cast
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory by Truman Capote( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Capote's memories of Christmas in his rural southern childhood, a boy and his aunt prepare fruitcakes for relatives and get into the Christmas spirit
Avant garde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 3 silent films exemplifying the cinematic Dada movement of 1921-1929 in France and Germany
 
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Languages
English (80)

French (16)

German (6)

Spanish (3)