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Zorn, John 1953-

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Most widely held works by John Zorn
Trembling before G-d by Sandi Simcha Dubowski( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary built around personal stories of gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. Portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passion for Judaism with the biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. Includes interviews with closeted and out gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, including the first openly gay Orthodox rabbis, Steven Greenberg
Treasures IV : American avant garde film, 1947-1986( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 26 films by artists who helped to redefine cinema. Shows an array of film types and styles, from abstract animation to documentary and balances acknowledged classics with rediscoveries. The films are drawn from the preservation work of five of America's foremost avant-garde archives: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Anthology Film Archives, The Museum of Modern Art, The New York Public Library, and The Pacific Film Archive. None of the titles has been available before on good-quality video in the United States
Workingman's death by Michael Glawogger( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glawdogger deconstructs contemporary conceptions of work by showcasing six of the most grueling and dangerous professions he could find. At once a rejoinder to those predicting the death of manual labour and a ground-level lesson on globalization, the film makes the efforts of these impoverished men something heroic. They represent a forgotten kind of courage. All of this work is captured in Glawogger's characteristic stunning compositions, with an eye for the harsh grandeur of elemental and industrial environments. Features Ukrainian miners working in abondoned coal mines, Indonesian sulphur gatherers, Nigerian slaughterhouse workers, Pakistani shipbreakers, Chinese steelworkers and German smelters
Secret lives : hidden children and their rescuers during WWII by Joseph Bullman( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This emotionally stirring documentary tells the stories of Jewish children hidden from the Nazis in extraordinary acts of kindness by non-Jews
Arcana : musicians on music( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delving into recent developments in avant-garde music, this anthology looks at the current generation of experimental players and composers
In the Mirror of Maya Deren by Martina Kudláček( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and German and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary which combines excerpts from Maya Deren's films Meshes of the afternoon, At land, and Ritual in transfigured time with archival footage and observances from acolytes and contemporaries such as Stan Brakhage, Jonas Mekas, Katherine Dunn and Judith Malina and also features an original score by John Zorn
Hiding and seeking : faith and tolerance after the Holocaust by Menachem Daum( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic and emotional story of a Jewish father who journeys with his two ultra-Orthodox sons back to Poland to try to find the Christian farmers who hid their family from the Nazis
Naked City by John Zorn( Recording )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protocols of Zion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite all the evidence, millions around the world continue to blame the Jews for 9/11. This belief is a modern-day incarnation of the infamous 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, ' the century-old forgery that some people claimed to be the Jews' master plan to rule the world. Filmmaker Marc Levin sets out to understand why 'The Protocols of the Elders of Zion' has been revived, and to challenge one of the most persistent, insidious conspiracy theories of all time"--Container
Homecoming : celebrating 20 years of dance at P.S. 122( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary film focusing on 10 leading post-modern choreographers who created some of their seminal works at Performance Space 122 (P.S. 122) in New York City. Includes interviews with these choreographers, and performances of excerpts from their works
Shaolin Ulysses : Kungfu monks in America( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adrenaline-filled odyssey of five legendary kungfu monks in search of the American dream. The men in this movie are not only accomplished Zen masters but famous kungfu stars with huge followings. It also has footage and history of the Shaolin Temple in Henan province, & chronicles the creation of Zen and kungfu by a wandering monk named Bodhidharma 1500 years ago. Today the temple is a tourist attraction, the world's largest kungfu school and a UNESCO World Heritage Monument applicant
Spillane by John Zorn( Recording )

32 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in 5 languages and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcana III : Musicians on music( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arcana II : Musicians on music( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty distinguished composers/performers illuminate and speculate upon method and practice in the process of making, experiencing, and thinking about music
Jack Smith and the destruction of Atlantis by Mary Jordan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of interviews and clips by and about the revolutionary American artist Jack Smith. Filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema, he is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American Performance Art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer. The film also delves into Smith's tenuous relationship with Andy Warhol -- who adopted Smith's ideas in his own work. Pays homage to New York's ultimate anti-hero and the original King of the Underground
Arcana IV : musicians on music( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She Must Be Seeing Things by Sheila McLaughlin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agatha is an international lawyer, Jo a filmmaker. The two women are lovers. While Jo is on the road showing her films, Agatha discovers and reads her diaries. Problems ensue as Agatha's transgression leads to jealousy and a spiraling cycle of sexual obsession. Sheila Dabney and Lois Weaver star in this landmark lesbian classic. Digitally restored and available for the first time on DVD, She Must Be Seeing Things is revelatory for its representation of a new lesbian desire, a politicized eroticism that mirrored the burgeoning butch/femme scene at the time. The film was attacked by anti-porn feminists as it arrived at the height of the feminist 'Sex Wars.'
Tap by Pat Metheny( Recording )

9 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recording of John Zorn's Tap: The Book of Angels, Vol. 20 from Zorn's Masada Book Two
Arcana V : music, magic and mysticism( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mysticism, magic and alchemy all come into play in the creative process. For centuries musicians have tapped into things spiritual, embracing ritual, spell, incantation and prayer deeply into their life and work. Although the connection of music to mysticism has been consistent, well documented and productive, it is still shrouded in mystery and largely misunderstood. For this special edition, Aracana focuses on the nexus of mysticism and spirituality in the magical act of making music. Far from an historical overview or cold musicologist's study, these essays illuminate a fascinating and elusive subject via the eloquent voices of today's most distinguished modern practitioners and greatest adult thinkers, providing insights into the esoteric traditions and mysteries involved in the composition and performance of the most mystical of all arts." -- book cover
Spy vs. spy : the music of Ornette Coleman by Ornette Coleman( Recording )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Arcana : musicians on music
Alternative Names
Dekoboko Hajime‏

Džons Zorns

Hajime, Dekoboko.

Hajime, Dekoboko 1953-

Ioannes Zorn

John Zorn

John Zorn americký saxofonista

John Zorn Amerikaans componist

John Zorn compositeur américain

John Zorn compositore, sassofonista e polistrumentista statunitense

John Zorn saksofonista amerykański, producent muzyczny

John Zorn US-amerikanischer Komponist, Saxophonist und Bandleader

John Zorn US-amerikanischer Komponist und Bandleader


Tzizit, Rav.

Tzizit, Rav 1953-

Zorn, Džon 1953-

Джон Зорн

Зорн, Джон

Џон Зорн

ג'ון זורן

جان زورن

ჯონ ზორნი

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Arcana : musicians on musicArcana III : Musicians on musicArcana II : Musicians on musicJack Smith and the destruction of AtlantisArcana IV : musicians on musicArcana V : music, magic and mysticismContemporary musicians : profiles of the people in music