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MVD Entertainment Group

Overview
Works: 702 works in 736 publications in 1 language and 66,155 library holdings
Genres: Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary films  History  Biography  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Biographical films  Filmed interviews 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 786.2165092
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Most widely held works by MVD Entertainment Group
Usher by Curtis Harrington( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exclusive documentary, you will come to know Usher like never before. You'll see how a child prodigy blossomed into one of the most accomplished young performers of our time. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Usher moved to Atlanta with his family when he was 12. At age 14, he was discovered by "L.A." Reid at a local talent show and signed to LaFace Records. While still in high school, Usher released his first album, Usher, produced by P. Diddy - and a star was born
Bruce Springsteen. Road Trip-40 Years Of The Boss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate the astonishing career of Bruce Springsteen! This is the story of his rise to fame, fortune and enormous popularity in vivid detail. Told through rare footage, rarely seen performances, archive interviews with the man himself, exclusive contributions from; E Street Band members, former managers, producers and close associates of Bruce, and the finest rock writers and Springsteen experts around. 40 years of hits has made Springsteen the Boss. This documentary will make his fans appreciate his contributions to the music world more than ever
The Rolling Stones : Under Review, 1963-1966 by Rolling Stones( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Stones are unquestionably one of the most influential bands the world has ever known: this film acknowledges and reinforces this fact while revealing insight anecdote and opinion not previously considered. Features include rare musical performances, many never before available, obscure footage, rare interviews and private photographs of and with band members, live and studio recordings of Stones classics including, Satisfaction, The Last Time, Not Fade Away, Little Red Rooster, Come On, and many others
Radiohead Homework( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radiohead have sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Consisting of Thom Yorke (lead vocals, guitar, piano), Jonny Greenwood (lead guitar, keyboards, other instruments), Colin Greenwood (bass), Phil Selway (drums, percussion) and Ed O'Brien (guitar, backing vocals), Radiohead released their debut single "Creep" in 1992. With much of the band's private life shrouded in mystery, 'Radiohead: Homework' uncovers the making of this legendary act and what it took for them to become one of the biggest rock acts on the planet. Using interviews with the group and those who've known them along the way, this documentary takes you where the cameras haven't previously preyed to produce an uncensored look at a truly legendary band. Thanks to Thom York's breathtaking vocals and the bands constant pushing of musical boundaries, Radiohead have ensured that their songs will remain as examples of the most groundbreaking music of our time
Maria's Story : A Documentary Portrait of Love and Survival in El Salvador's Civil War( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In El Salvador, 1989-three years before the end of a brutal civil war that would take 75,000 lives-wife, mother, and guerrilla leader Maria Serrano is on the front lines of the battle for her people and her country. With unprecedented access to FMLN guerrilla camps, the filmmakers dramatically chronicle Maria's daily life in the war as she travels from village to village organizing the peasant population-and as she helps to plan a major nationwide offensive that would lead the FMLN into the historic peace pact of 1992. Skirting bullets and mortar attacks, recounting a childhood of poverty and abuse by government troops, suffering the tragic loss of her daughter to enemy fire, and spending precious moments with her husband and surviving daughters, Maria brings viewers to the heart of the fight for a more just society. This release includes an update of Maria Serrano and her family 20 years after the end of the civil war
What 80 Million Women Want( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The women's suffrage movement inspired this 1913 silent film classic, which features appearances by equal rights crusaders Emmeline Pankhurst and Harriot Stanton Blatch. As politicos work to deny women the right to vote, a young lawyer tells his activist girlfriend of government corruption that actively seeks to ensure that her voice is never heard
Art Tatum : the art of jazz piano( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This portrait documents the legendary jazz pianist Art Tatum. With rare photographs and footage of Tatum and his contemporaries, the film reconstructs his genius. Included are interviews with musicians who either played with or were strongly influenced by Tatum: pianists Marian McPartland, Hank Jones, Dick Hyman, and George Shearing; and guitarists Tiny Grimes and Les Paul. Their reminiscences and demonstrations underline Tatum's status as the "musician's musician
Liz Story : Solid Colors( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 11-song performance from 1984 is undeniable evidence that Liz Story has established herself as one of the most distinctive composers and pianists of our time. The three-time Grammy nominee fashions a deeply personal style that takes shape at the elusive transitions between classical and folk, with a rich jazz harmony of pioneers like Bill Evans, Story's chief inspiration. More economical than Keith Jarrett, more florid and changeable than Winston, Liz Story finds a compelling middle ground between jazz harmony and classical technique, outside improv and sturdy songcraft, complex performance and inner stillness - an audiovisual delight
John Cage talks about cows One/seven by John Cage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One/seven: Cage performs his composition One⁷
Django Reinhardt : King of Jazz Guitar by Stéphane Ollivier( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django Reinhardt's music still looms as the standard to be attained more than 50 years after his death. The Gypsy guitarist who played with only two fingers of his left hand was Europe's first jazz superstar. He's the unschooled genius who created his own musical and compositional style - and became a legend. Discover his lyricism, melodic craft, and genius at simultaneously achieving technical precision and deeply meaningful tonal nuances - in this unique tribute to the king of jazz guitar
The Swing Era by Louis Jordan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents many of the classic recordings of the swing era
Jazz Legends Live!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents key players in contemporary jazz music, performing at various locations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Featured performers include Les McCann, Stephane Grappelli, Ben Sidran, and Mike Mainieri's Steps Ahead
Of Dolls and Murder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the collection of miniature crime scenes created in the 1930's and 1940's called Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Made by Frances Glessner Lee, a millionaire heiress who revolutionized the study of crime scene investigation and who founded Harvard's department of legal medicine, the first program in the nation for forensic pathology, the diormas are still used today to give homicide detective a medical view of a crime scene
Egilsson, Perdersen & Darling Live in Vienna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this live performance features Árni Egilsson of Iceland, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen of Denmark, and Wayne Darling of the U.S. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Pederson, known as NHOP, was among the most frequently recorded jazz musicians in history, having taken part in more than 400 albums--there was hardly a major international luminary with whom he had not played during the last 40 years. Egilsson and Darling are both accomplished masters of the double bass. This video offers a rare look at the three talents together in concert. (75 minutes) A streaming videorecording
California clay in the Rockies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In California during the 1950's the art climate was in a state of flux and open to experimentation. The presence of Peter Voulkos signaled a philosophical upheaval of ceramic tradition and technique, inspiring the West Coast clay revolution. This documentary is an assemblage of interviews, demonstrations and performances showcasing the seminal artists of this innovative movement, interwoven with a superb survey of their work. Ceramics historian Garth Clark's critical commentary underscores the accomplishments and achievements of these visionary artists
Where the Streets Have No Name( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotional journey of Dr. Harald Falge who has been working tirelessly over the last 20 years, trying to help alleviate the problem of homelessness in Cairns. A hair raising experience as we get into the lives of these street kids, hear their stories and unfold the bitter reality that lies beneath this beautiful paradise island. It is a dark, intimate and unforgettable journey revealing the truth backed with real life incidents, diverse experiences and first hand interaction with key people
Miroslav Vitous Live in Vienna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in early 2005 at Vienna's famous Porgy & Bess jazz club, this concert features the inimitable Miroslav Vitous performing on bass. Insightful artist interviews are interwoven with the footage. Upon first arriving in New York in 1967, Vitous quickly became immersed in the music scene--playing with luminaries such as Charlie Mariano, Bob Brookmeyer, Stan Getz, Herbie Mann, Miles Davis, and Chick Corea. In 1970, together with Wayne Shorter and Joe Zawinul, he formed the supergroup Weather Report--and then later formed Miroslav Vitous Group before embarking on an equally successful solo career. This film captures a rare performance by the remarkable Miroslav Vitous. (75 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Jazz Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video features volumes 1 and 2 of The Legends Series Jazz Collection and includes some of the world's all-time best jazz musicians, such as Dizzy Gillespie, Sam Rivers, John Lee, Ignacio Berroa, Art Blakey, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Billy Pierce, Donald Brown, Charles Fambrough, Willie Dixon, Red Rodney, Stan Getz, Jim McNealy, Mark Johnson, Victor Lewis, Dexter Gordon, Kirk Lightsey, David Eubanks, Eddie Ladden, Kenny Drew, and a host of others! Experience both legendary jazz standards and lesser known songs, including "The Blues," "You don't Know what Love Is," "Wang Dang Doodle," "New York," "Confirmation," "A Night in Tunisia," "A Time for Love," "Hushabye," "Sandy," "Built for Comfort," "Love Letters," "Parker's Mood," "Cheese Cake," "Seventh Son," "Little Man," "Gypsy Folk Tales," and "The Night has a 1000 Eyes." For jazz aficianoados and new fans alike, this video is sure to please!
Count Basie Then as Now, Count's the King( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz great William "Count" Basie is remembered in this rich documentary, which traces the history of the pianist, composer, and bandleader over several decades. Filmmaker Gary Keys juxtaposes a roundtable discussion among the old cats from the Count Basie Orchestra with recorded performances, including Basie's cameo appearance in Blazing Saddles. Archival clips, portraits, and snapshots recall Basie's ever-smiling face, as vivacious as the grooves he delivers here - his good humor suffusing the music, and around him all the players going at it, from Lester Young to Ella Fitzgerald
Duke Ellington Swing Era - In Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video compiles various short- and medium-length films starring the great Duke Ellington and his orchestra, including Black and Tan from 1929; Symphony in Black from 1935--featuring the famous sequence with Billie Holiday; and three scenes starring Mae West in Belle of the Nineties from 1934, among many other musical sequences from major motion pictures. (60 minutes) A streaming videorecording
 
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