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Allen, Jody

Overview
Works: 23 works in 56 publications in 3 languages and 6,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Blues (Music)  Interviews  Music  Film and video adaptations  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: ML3521, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jody Allen
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
Titus by Julie Taymor( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Titus Andronicus returns to Rome after defeating the Goths, bringing with him Queen Tamora, whose eldest son he has sacrificed. The late emperor's son Saturninus is supposed to marry Titus's daughter Lavinia, however, when his brother Bassianus runs away with her instead, Saturninus marries Tamora. Saturninus and Tamora then plot revenge against Titus. Beginning with the rape and mutilation of Lavinia, bloodshed and brutality run rampant, culminating in a cannibalistic banquet scene
The blues, a musical journey by Mark Levin( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
Feel like going home by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martin Scorsese traces the roots of the blues from the banks of the Niger River to the cotton fields and juke joints of Mississippi. Musician Corey Harris travels through Mississippi and West Africa, exploring the roots of blues music. The film celebrates the early Delta blues musicians through original performances (including Willie King, Taj Mahal, Otha Turner, and Ali Farka Toure), archival footage (featuring Son House, Muddy Waters, and John Lee Hooker), and interviews (including Corey Harris, Sam Carr, Toumani Diabate, Willie King, Dick Waterman, Taj Mahal, Johnny Shines, Otha Turner, Ali Farka Toure, Habib Koité, Salif Keita, and Keb' Mo')
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Director and piano player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances
Warming by the devil's fire by Charles Burnett( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Burnett explores his own childhood being shuttled between a religious mother and a blues-loving uncle. His film combines fiction with documentary footage in the story of a young boy kidnapped to prevent his being saved by a church that viewed blues as the devil's music
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Godfathers and sons by Mark Levin( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hip-hop legend Chuck D and Marshall Chess return to Chicago to explore the heyday of Chicago blues as they unite to produce music that seeks to bring veteran blues players together with contemporary hip-hop musicians such as Common and members of the Roots. Along with archival footage of Howlin' Wolf are original performances by Koko Taylor, Otis Rush, Magic Slim, Ike Turner and Sam Lay
Red, white & blues by Mike Figgis( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike Figgis' film mixes interviews and performances with dozens of the key players of the British blues movement with new music from an all-star jam session at the Abbey Road studios
The soul of a man by Wim Wenders( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wenders looks at the dramatic tension in the blues between the sacred and the profane by exploring the music and lives of three of his favorite blues artists: Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J.B. Lenoir. Part history, part personal pilgrimage, the film tells the story of these lives in music through an extended fictional film sequence, rare archival footage, present-day documentary scencs and voers of their songs by contemporary musicians
Inspirations ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 100-minute exploration of the creative process which starts with the essential question "how do artists get ideas?" and continues into the fascinating world inhabited by seven artists
Coastlines ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Sonny Mann (Timothy Olyphant) returns to his Florida hometown from prison, all he wants is to start over. But his old partners in crime, Eddie and Fred Vance (Josh Lucas and William Forsythe), have other plans to bring him back into the business. To free himself from the murderous Vance brothers, Sonny turns to his best friend, Sheriff Dave Lockhart (Josh Brolin) for help. But the troubled ex-con risks it all when he gets caught up in an affair with Lockhart's beautiful wife (Sarah Wynter). Now he must choose between loyalty and love in this dark and suspenseful thriller directed by Victor Nunez
Me & Isaac Newton ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the inner worlds of seven distinguished scientists in different fields. From their earliest scientific questions in childhood to their most personal ponderings, these scientists reveal their histories and professional obligations to affect the world
Martin Scorsese presents the blues a musical journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
Evolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Once a month cooking by Jody Allen( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard candy by David Slade( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teenage girl hooks up with a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. She soon proves that she isn't as innocent as she looks. The night takes a turn when she imposes an investigation in an attempt to reveal his past
Evolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What about God?: Of all the species on earth, only humans try to explain who they are and how they came to be. Encounter real stories of people struggling to find a balance between religion and science, realms that play very different roles in assigning order to the universe and a purpose to life."--Container
Historical overview of Africans and African Americans in Yorktown, at the Moore House, and on Battlefield property, 1635-1867 by Julie Richter( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lontano dal paradiso = Far from heaven ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
 
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Alternative Names
Allen, Jo.
Allen, Jo, 1959-
Allen, Jo Lynn.
Patton, Jo Allen
Patton, Jo Lynn
Patton, Jody.
Patton, Jody Allen
Languages
English (51)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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