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Israel, Robert 1963-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 289 publications in 5 languages and 6,077 library holdings
Genres: Silent films  Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western films 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Musician, Arranger, msd, Performer, Interviewee, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robert Israel
 
Most widely held works by Robert Israel
Landmarks of early film by David Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of the very earliest films from the first projections of moving images to the advent of the feature film, an area of film history often underseen, underappreciated and understudied. Includes films from Pathé frénes, Vitagraph Co., Biograph Co., and Keystone Film Co. Includes films by Thomas Edison, Louis Lumière, Edwin S. Porter, George Méliès, Charles Pathé, Ferdinand Zecca, Max Linder, D.W. Griffith, and Henry Lehrman
The great train robbery : and other primary works by Edwin S Porter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The genesis of the motion picture medium is recreated in this collection of films from cinema's formative period. More than crucial historical artifacts, these films reveal the foundation from which the styles and stories of the contemporary cinema would later arise. An animated rendering of Eadweard Muybridge's primitive motion studies (1877-85) begins the program, immediately defining the compound appeal of cinema as both a scientific marvel and sensational popular entertainment. This is followed by the works of Louis and Auguste Lumière."--Publisher
The cameraman's revenge and other fantastic tales : the amazing puppet animation of Ladislaw Starewicz( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in French and English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six animated works produced by Starewicz in Moscow and Paris between the years 1912 and 1958. As the world's first great puppet and stop-motion model animator, Starewicz was best known for his insect stories. Starewicz's grasshoppers, dogs, frogs, dolls, and other creatures portray heroics and follies with an exuberance of humor and invention
The black pirate by Albert Parker( Visual )

6 editions published between 1926 and 2010 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sole survivor of a ship pillaged by buccaneers poses as a pirate to recover the ship and its treasure and to rescue a captive princess
Phantom by F. W Murnau( Visual )

20 editions published between 1922 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flicker Alley, in partnership with the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation is proud to present, Phantom, which marked a major turning point in the influential career and the groundbreaking style of cinema poet F.W. Murnau. In this beautifully reconstructed and restored edition from an amazingly detailed, original 1922 negative, Alfred Abel (Metropolis, Dr. Mabuse) plays Lorenz Lubota, a man obsessed with his own desires to achieve fame and wealth, who must confront the barriers of class keeping him from a woman (Lya de Putti) with whom he has had a fateful encounter. Featuring a magnificent new orchestral score by Robert Israel, this powerfully expressive and surprisingly insightful film is a triumph of German Weimar cinema and a wonderful collaboration of many of its most skilled artisans and recognizable performers. Through dazzling visuals and memorable characters, Phantom paints a portrait of the corrupting influence of money, the conformity of societal norms, and the redemptive power of family. Special bonus feature: Invitation To Phantom, A new 15 minute examination of the artistry and production history of Phantom by UCLA film historian Janet Bergstrom
La roue = The wheel( Visual )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I know that Creation is a Great Wheel which cannot move without crushing someone!"--Victor Hugo. With this quotation begins the story of widowed railroad engineer Sisif. He finds an infant girl in a train wreck, and realizing that her parents are dead, rescues her and decides to raise her as his daughter, Norma. His wife died in childbirth, and Norma will make a good companion for his son, Elie. Knowing nothing of Norma's true origins, Elie and Norma grow up having an unusually close relationship, stopped from developing any further by their belief they are siblings. Haunted by his actions and resultant guilt, Sisif is driven to drink, making him all the more susceptible to the scheming of his wealthy boss, De Hersan, who wants to marry Norma. Though Norma refuses Hersan at first, Sisif's dismissal from the railway forces her to accept, which destroys both men. Elie realizing that he could have had the love of his life all along--once the truth comes out--is especially tragic. This seminal film introduced many innovations in set design and construction, location shooting, cinematic graphic effects, and particularly rhythmic editing. Gance's technique was years ahead of its time and influenced filmmakers all over the world, as his technical mastery is always in the service of the story
J'accuse by Abel Gance( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J'accuse is a World War I drama considered to be one of the most technically advanced films of the era and the first major pacifist film. It was referred to by Gance as "a human cry against the bellicose din of armies." Stars Marise Dauvray as Edith, a young woman who is unhappily married to an older man, François (Séverin-Mars), but is actually in love with a young poet Jean Diaz (Romuald Joubé). Both Jean and François end up on the front lines of World War I while Edith is captured by German forces and suffers atrocities at the hands of the soldiers. Gance contrasts individual human suffering with the larger horrors of war, depicted with stark realism
Speedy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd, and one of his very best. The slapstick legend reprises his "Glasses Character" this time as a good-natured but scatterbrained New Yorker who can't keep a job. He finally finds his true calling when he becomes determined to help save the city's last horse-drawn trolley, which is operated by his sweetheart's crusty grandfather
Manslaughter by Per Fly( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manslaughter: "Society-girl thrillseeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiance Daniel. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic."
Miss Mend : An Adventure Serial in Three Parts( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-packed adventure serial in three feature-length episodes, produced in Russia with the goal of rivaling, and possibly even surpassing, the most entertaining American movies of the 1920s. Instead of the avant-garde works of Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov, Russian audiences were enchanted by fast-moving American films starring serial queens like Pearl White, swashbuckling heroes like Douglas Fairbanks, and comedians from the Keystone Cops to Lloyd, Keaton and Chaplin. Based on a 1923 pulp novel allegedly written by the American "Jim Dollar" (actually the nom-de-plume of a Russian woman, Marietta Shaginian). The film's heroine, Vivian Mend, is an elegant urban professional who earns her own living and raises a child without the help of any man. Includes some pointed comments on labor relations, racism, excessive wealth, gratuitous violence and even rape
Chaplin at Keystone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chaplin came to Mack Sennett's Keystone Studios late in 1913 as a little-known British vaudevillian. After a year, he had not only established his Tramp character, he also learned to write and direct his own films and achieved public recognition as a star comedian. The Chaplin at Keystone collection contains over thirty of Charlie Chaplin's greatest works
Sherlock Jr. ; and, Three ages( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as one of the most visually inventive silent comedies ever made, Sherlock Jr. offers fast-paced slapstick as well as a brilliant deconstruction of the filmmaking process. Keaton stars as a movie theater projectionist who dreams of becoming a super-sleuth and, in one breathtaking sequence, literally steps into the screen to bring his fantasies to life
Judex : a serial in twelve episodes by Georges Franju( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of cinema's first 'superheroes, ' the mysterious Judex is torn between an oath of justice against the wealthy banker Favraux, who had earlier wronged his family, and his secret love of Favraux's daughter, Jacqueline. This framework is the basis of a series of extraordinary and engaging incidents involving Judex's brother, the evil Diana Monti and her accomplices, the detective Cocatin, and the charming Licorice Kid."--Container
Underworld by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gangster's jealous nature toward his girlfriend gets him in trouble, first with a rival gang, then with the cops
The last command by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra lands a role playing a version of his former czarist self, bringing about his emotional downfall
The docks of New York by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Undetermined and English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae, a wise and weary dance-hall girl
Chaplin's Essanay comedies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Chaplin's Essanay Comedies cinema's greatest comedian was first able to build his screen work around his performance style rather than forcing himself, as before, into Mack Sennett's frenzied Keystone comedy matrix. With this freedom Chaplin evolved in a year from the gag comedian of "His New Job" to the brilliant pantomimist of "A Night Out," "The Champion," "The Tramp" and "Shanghaied" to the profound satirist of "Police." Volume 1 includes: "His New Job," "A Night Out," "The Champion," "In the Park," "A Jitney Elopement" (all 1915)
Seven chances by Buster Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[T]he story of an eligible young bachelor who must marry by 7:00 p.m. in order to receive a $7 million inheritance. After bungling a proposal to his longtime sweetheart ..., Jimmie ... embarks on a desperate quest for a bride. He experiences a hilarious series of rejections, until a newspaper announcement of Jimmie's predicament provides him with more fiancées than he can handle"--Container
Tol'able David by Henry King( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quiet farming community is disrupted by three marauding convicts, who are finally despatched by the peace-loving youngest son. [Halliwell's Film Guide]
Comedy, spectacle and new horizons( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of early motion picture films, focusing especially on the first films that began to reflect modern cinematic conventions. Includes works by Pathé Frères, Max Linder, the Vitagraph Company, Alice Guy Blaché, and D.W. Griffith
 
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Robert Israel Amerikaans pianist

Robert Israel compose de la musique pour accompagner les films muets

Robert Israel pianista estadounidense

Robert Israel US-amerikanischer Filmkomponist und Dirigent

Роберт Израэль

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