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Video Yesteryear (Firm)

Overview
Works: 839 works in 1,142 publications in 3 languages and 3,785 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Short films  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Silent films  War films  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in French and English and held by 173 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Briliant documentary graphically showing the horror of the Nazi concentration camps
School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live TV adaptation from 1965 of the classic Sheridan satire of 18th century English morals and manners. The play centers on the adventures and romantic exploits of two brothers, Joseph and Charles Surface: the former is moral, upright and well-respected; the latter is a dissipated, extravagant libertine
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The second work examines the L.M.S. Railway and the royal mail system prior to World War II
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in French and English and held by 94 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
Native son by Richard Wright( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the classic novel by Richard Wright. Set in Chicago, Native son tells the story of Bigger Thomas, a young black man who accidentally murders his employer's daughter while performing his duties as chauffeur. The combined forces of institutional racism and condescending white liberalism pursue Thomas to an unhappy end. The author plays the leading role in this film version
Oscar Micheaux's Within our gates( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 82 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
The street : a film with the homeless by Daniel Cross( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in English and held by 76 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
A doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is a woman who is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession and when she realizes that she will never have an identity of her own, Nora leaves her husband and children
"Hell's Hinges"( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 61 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
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 ten skits demonstrating the art of mime. Fencing instructor Julius Alpar joins him for part of one skit
Avant garde #2( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally issued as motion pictures from 1924 to 1928. These examples of early surrealism demonstrate a variety of filmmaking techniques, including the organization of time intervals, split screens, fast and slow motion and special effects
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

"The film focuses on Pedro, a young boy whose mother has no use for him, and who becomes involved with a malevolent gang of delinquents; and on Jaibo, an older, more hardened youth, who leads Pedro deeper into the world of crime. Despite Pedro's sincere attempts to reform, he moves inevitably toward tragedy."
The Spanish earth by Joris Ivens( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 38 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
Avant garde and experimental films( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five short films selected from the avant garde movement of the 1920's and 1930's
The Plow that broke the Plains ; Night mail( Visual )

4 editions published between 1936 and 1999 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The second work examines the L.M.S. Railway and the royal mail system prior to World War II
John loves Mary( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A GI returns home to get married, but unfortunately, to help a friend, he has already entered into a marriage of convenience
The silent enemy : an epic of the American Indian by H. P Carver( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 33 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
Red nightmare( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 32 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
 
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