WorldCat Identities

Model, Ben

Overview
Works: 43 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 1,920 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Silent films  Short films  History  Film adaptations  Slapstick comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Science fiction films  Documentary films 
Roles: Composer, Instrumentalist, Performer, Producer, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Ben Model
 
Most widely held works by Ben Model
Edison : the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. Many Edison films continue to be impressive as the company employed such accomplished early directors as John Collins and Alan Crosland
The kid by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Successful, high-powered Russ Duritz (Bruce Willis) has spent all of his incredibly empty life forgetting the child he used to be -- until one day, he meets him face-to-face! Thinking this kid is a hallucination, Russ does everything he can to make him go away
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Buster Keaton's 19 classic silent short comedy films
Houdini, the movie star by Harry Houdini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror Island: A swashbuckling inventor steers his high-tech submarine to a forbidden tropical isle to rescue the father of the woman he loves
Sherlock Holmes by Albert Parker( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Homes comes to the aid of a young prince accused of murder and uncovers a plot to destroy Western civilization
Casey at the bat or the fate of a rotten umpire( Visual )

1 edition published in 1899 and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an early baseball film, offering a privileged peek into early twentieth century American lifestyles and values
The burgular on the roof( Visual )

1 edition published in 1898 and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Stuart Blackton and Albert Smith emerged as important filmmakers and exhibitors in the spring and summer of 1898. When they were caught duping Thomas Edison's copyrighted war films, they seemed to have no choice but to become licensees and acknowledge Edison's patents. With audiences tiring of war films, they used their experience as entertainers and made short comedies and magic films. Burglar on the roof (which features Blackton as the burglar) was shot on the rooftop of their office building in lower Manhattan. A history of the Edison Company and the invention of the motion picture
The saphead by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The Saphead] Bertie, the spoiled son of a powerful Wall Street financier, pursues his individuality in a series of comic misadventures. [The high sign] Buster becomes unwittingly involved in a radical secret society known as the Blinking Buzzards. [One week] Keaton and his bride inherit a do-it-by numbers pre-fab house, only somebody has mixed up the numbers
Gaumont treasures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jacques Feyder enjoyed a long, fruitful career as director, celebrated for such films as The Kiss (1929, starring Greta Garbo) and Knight Without Armor (1937, with Marlene Dietrich). Feyder cultivated his talents in the 1910s at the Gaumont Studios, where a carefully-curated stable of innovative directors were advancing the artistic finesse of the adolescent art form. In addition to Feyder's sophisticated comedies, this volume showcases a wide variety of other forms, impeccably executed: slapstick (The Long Arm of the Law), realism (The Barges), and experimental film (Feet and Hands). This disc also presents samples of the astounding technical achievements that Gaumont had mastered, years before they became standard practice, such as the Phonoscéne, a synchronized sound process presented to the public via the Chronomégaphone sound-on-disc system."--Container
Houdini, the movie star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haldane of the Secret Service: Heath Haldane is an undercover operative assigned to infiltrate a band of counterfeiters within the dark alleys of New York's Chinatown
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This fourth disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1914-1918
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This first disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1889-1903
Accidentally preserved. rare/lost silent films from vintage 16mm prints( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned silent film accompanist and historian Ben Model has taken nine of the rare and lost silent films in his 16mm collection and produced this "Accidentally Preserved" DVD, bringing these rarities to a new audience in new HD digital transfers. Each film on this DVD has a new musical score by Ben Model performed on piano or theatre organ."--Back cover
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This third disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1908-1913
The music of the silent films( )

1 edition published in 2015 and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The silent films were not silent for long. The live music that accompanied early cinema was as much a part of the experience as the film itself. The Music Of The Silent Films features 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, divided into specific moods in the same way that the live music accompanists of the silent era would have used. This book tells the extraordinary story of the rise and abrupt fall of silent movie music and includes 50 original pieces and arrangements for Solo Piano, allowing you to play scores inspired by what is arguably the golden era of film music. era, The Music Of The Silent Films boasts specially selected pieces that evoke a range of mood music genres, representing a number of composers. Not only does this book comprise an eclectic collection of Piano scores, it also features film stills and stunning photography to accompany a fascinating introduction to this precedential era of 'sight and sound'. Further to this, a short guide to how to use the music to create your own silent film scores is sure to help you bring a new dimension to your playing, and might even help to revive a lost art! During the pre-talkie period of 1915-1927, live musical 'photoplay' accompaniment was required in movie theatres great and small, giving work to an army of musicians. To help the solitary pianists run the gamut of musical emotions, night after night, music publishers produced a wealth of scores with selections of printed music chosen to match a range of on-screen moods and activities. The Music Of The Silent Films includes short biographies of some of the leading composers of the genre, as well as detailed descriptions of the most popular 'moods' used, helping you not only to play the pieces but learn more about sound and cinema at the same time. Perfect for any pianist interested in silent films, film composition, or just wanting a diverse range of original pieces, The Music Of The Silent Films is a collection of fantastic arrangements, and a guide to a fascinating period of musical history."--Publisher description
Edison : the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1918 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
The mishaps of Musty Suffer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Puerto Rican mambo : (not a musical)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilarious social satire of what it's like to be Hispanic, with riotous sketches and biting comedic monologues
Accidentally preserved. rare/lost silent films from vintage 16mm prints : 9 more silent films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Renowned silent film accompanist/historian Ben Model has taken eight of the rare and lost silent films in his 16mm collection (plus one from film archivist Dino Everett) and produced this 2nd ... DVD. Each film on this DVD is presented in a new HD digital transfer and has a new musical score by Ben Model performed on piano or theatre organ"--Container
 
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