WorldCat Identities

Beckman, Adam

Overview
Works: 9 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 1,719 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Comedy films  Television series  Interviews  Case studies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography 
Roles: Cinematographer
Classifications: E169.Z83, 973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Adam Beckman
Sleepwalk with me( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burgeoning stand-up comedian struggles with the stress of a stalled career, a stale relationship, and the wild spurts of severe sleepwalking he is desperate to ignore
This American life( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of their lives, with mixed results. The Camera man introduces us to a young filmmaker who sets out to expose his alcoholic step-father, but instead creates a portrait of a flawed family; and animator Christopher Ward creates a piece about the perils of watching life explode from the safe distance of a camera lens. God's close up reveals stories where the faithful and not-so-faithful cross paths, trying to closer to God through pictures. My way explores the cost of stubbornness among four subjects. Pandora's box brings three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things
This American life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name
Blink( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once a fanatical rising star in the white supremacist movement, Greg Winthrow grapples with a legacy of hatred handed down across generations in this haunting documentary. The film reveals how class divisions are masked by racial confict and follows the intense, angry and breathtakingly resourceful Winthrow as he grapples with his own redemption from a heritage of violence
This American life( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Escape, teenage boys in Philadelphia impress girls using a mode of transportation obsolete in their neighborhood since the 19th century, and a young man's fight for independence from his mother is complicated by some very specialized circumstances. In Two wars, we learn about two foreigners in the U.S.: one is an Iraqi refugee, traveling the U.S. to let Americans ask him anything they want, and an immigrant from Bulgaria, who realizes that an ongoing argument with his American wife about lawn maintenance has to do with the life he left behind the Iron Curtain twenty years before. Going down in history tells the stories of people trying to make and remake history, including Wisconsin convicts attempting a prison break using dental floss, high school students whose yearbook photos show nothing of the drama in their lives, and a man with a decades-long obsession with one particular bird, who reveals the footage that may prove he's actually seen it. Underdogs features the world of boxing, way down the "food chain" from championship fights, and a group of New York kids who fight bullies by being funny. Scenes from a marriage profiles cartoonist Chris Ward's illustrations showing that every marriage, even a happy one, is a courtroom, and the disintegration of another couple's marriage is chronicled, as the husband's obsession with a legal forces them to face some tough questions. John Smith is the story of one life, told through the eyes of people all over the country who share the name John Smith
Every child is born a poet the life & work of Piri Thomas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining poetry, documentary and drama, this film explores the life and work of Piri Thomas, 75-year-old Afro-Cuban-Puerto Rican poet and author. His 1967 autobiographical novel "Down These Mean Streets" was groundbreaking in its bilingual style, realistic portrayal of youth, imprisonment, and the search for racial identity. As the first writer of Puerto Rican ancestry to receive national recognition in the United States, Piri Thomas has inspired and influenced generations of students, artists, and activists. A portrait of a life lived through struggle, self-discovery and transformation, this production includes rare archival footage, still photographs, and mixed-media artwork to explore Thomas' use of creativity as a means of overcoming violence and isolation
This American life( Visual )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name
Epic stories & big ideas( Recording )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serial 268 : "Three stories about people who decide to try out a new life -- the kind of life their parents never wanted for them." -- website
Went to Coney Island on a mission from God-- be back by five( Visual )

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

What if somebody told you your best friend from High School, someone who was really close to you, had lost his mind and disappeared. Would you wonder how it came to pass, would you go looking? Those are the questions facing Stan and Daniel when they learn their friend Richie might be living out of a garbage dump by the Coney Island amusement park. Based on a true story
 
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Languages
English (17)