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Video Yesteryear (Firm)

Overview
Works: 877 works in 1,094 publications in 4 languages and 4,258 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Interviews  Film and video adaptations  Short films  Pictorial works  Documentary films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 940.5317
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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 )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the last minute visions of escape by a man condemned to be hung by Union soldiers for attempting to destroy a bridge. Filmed in France
Nuit et brouillard Night and fog by Alain Resnais ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1994 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A short documentary depicting four Nazi concentration camps by contrasting black and white films and images shot in the camps with contemporary color scenes of the same places, linked by commentary suggesting that it could happen again
Phedre by Jean Racine ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 203 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
School for scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 195 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
"Hell's Hinges" ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 84 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
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
The earliest surviving feature directed by an African-American, Within our gates tells the story of a young African-American woman who seeks a Northern white patron for a Southern school for Black children. The scenes of lynching and attempted white-on-Black rape may be a response to D.W. Griffith's The birth of a nation
The Street the story of a night in Paris by Karl Grune ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 81 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
Native son ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 68 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
Meet Marcel Marceau by Bob Searles ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 66 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
A Doll's house ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a woman struggling against the oppression of her husband and the male dominated society in which she lives. She cannot break with tradition until the very survival of her husband and family forces her into a crime that shatters once and for all her sheltered existence
The Plow That Broke The Plains by Pare Lorentz ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 55 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
An occurence [sic] at Owl Creek Bridge La rivière du hibou ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the final thoughts of a condemned man as he stands on a bridge awaiting hanging by Union soldiers
The Plow that broke the Plains ; Night mail ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1936 and 2009 in English and held by 47 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
The Silent enemy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 46 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
Avant garde #2 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes three silent experimental films with music scores: Symphonie diagonale (1924), L'Etoile de mar (1928), and Entr'acte (1924). The films exemplify the cinematic Dada movement of 1921-1929 in France and Germany
Red nightmare ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 39 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
Triumph of the will ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film commissioned by Adolph Hitler as the official record of the Nuremberg Party Rally of 1934. Produced as an important piece of political propaganda to introduce the new German leaders to the nation and to impress foreign audiences
The great train robbery the cinema begins ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the first important American film; brief, historic French films consisting of a single shot, some shown at the first movie exhibition; and Billy Whiskers films starring a goat and using trick photography
Chapayev by Sergeĭ Vasilʹev ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in Russian and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is based on the diaries of Dimitri Furmanov, Chapayev's right-hand man and one of the heroes of the film. It tells the story of Vassiliy Ivanovich Chapayev, an illiterate Red Army hero during the Russian Civil War, who is portrayed as a noble protector of the common people and a brave soldier
A farewell to arms by Frank Borzage ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American ambulance driver and an English nurse find love during WW I
 
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French (11)
Russian (2)
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