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Grabsky, Phil

Overview
Works: 341 works in 645 publications in 6 languages and 9,118 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Records and correspondence  Military history  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Photographer, Scenarist, Film editor
Classifications: DG270, 780.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Phil Grabsky
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A documentary about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart told through dramatic readings from his personal letters. Includes interviews with noted personalities and excerpts from numerous musical performances
I, Caesar : ruling the Roman Empire by Phil Grabsky ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Starting with Julius Caesar, the author "charts the rise and fall of Roman power over 600 years."--Jacket
The great artists by Tim Marlow ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Art historian Tim Marlow explores the lives and works of the greatest artists in history. Filming takes place throughout the world
In search of Beethoven ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"He is one of the greatest musicians and composers in history. And yet his life-story is shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. So just what is the true story of Ludwig van Beethoven?"--Container
Hail Caesar ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spans three continents and seven centuries to tell the saga of the Roman Empire and the men who shaped it
Brazil an inconvenient history by Phil Grabsky ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While everyone knows of the history of slavery in the USA, few people realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil, while only 4% were sent to the U.S. At one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves. It was the last country to officially abolish slavery (1888) and one of the ex-slaves is still alive today. This well-researched BBC production charts Brazil s history using original texts, letters, accounts and decrees. From these original sources, we learn firsthand about the brutality of the slave traders and slave owners, and the hardship of plantation life. With the Portugese colony of Angola acting as a "factory" supplying Africans to Brazil, it was cheaper to replace any slave starved and worked to death than to extend his life by treating him humanely. Few plantation owners sent for their wives to live in this hot climate, so the softening effect of family life was absent among the rough white settlers. Historians Joao Jose Reis, Cya Teixeira, Marilene Rosa Da Silva, anthropologist Peter Fry, and others recount the effect of centuries of slavery on Brazil today. This is an important documentary for Black history, African history and Latin American studies
Muhammad Ali through the eyes of the world ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary explores the public image that developed about Ali as his fame began to grow
The great commanders : Alexander, Caesar, Nelson, Napoleon, Grant, Zhukov by Phil Grabsky ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains chapters on Alexander the Great; Julius Caesar; Horatio Nelson; Napoleon Bonaparte; Ulysses S. Grant; Georgi Zhukov
I, Caesar the rise and fall of the Roman Empire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The public and private lives of six key men who ruled the Roman Empire: Julius Caesar; Augustus; Nero; Hadrian; Constantine; and Justinian. Includes unequaled location footage; unseen images; and careful re-enactments bringing the series to life
The lost temple of Java by Phil Grabsky ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The boy Mir ten years in Afghanistan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracks the irrepressible and lovable Mir from a naive eight-year-old to a fully grown adult. Over the decade, it not only is a journey that follows Mir as he journeys into early adulthood in one of the toughest places on earth, but it's a film that is unmatched in mirroring and revealing the vitally important story of modern Afghanistan
Alexander the Great and the Battle of Issus ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the Battle of Issus, Alexander led an audacious charge across a river, crushing a massive Persian force. Still in his early 20's, he went on to conquer more of the known world than anyone. By the time of his death at age 32 he had established himself as a great commander AND a great conqueror."
Julius Caesar and the Battle of Alesia by Phil Grabsky ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Julius Caesar, a scheming politician massively in debt, led his armies through a decade of conquest for wealth, glory and power. He conquered Gaul and precipitated the downfall of the Celts. In the Battle of Alesia he brilliantly used technological superiority and tactical cunning against a force who outnumbered him more than 5 to 1."
Napoleon Bonaparte and the Battle of Austerlitz by Phil Grabsky ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Napoleon Bonaparte was a political and military genius who exploited the turmoil of a revolution to become Emperor of France. He then used his command skills to conquer Europe. The Battle of Austerlitz, a spectacular victory against Austria and Russia, justifies his reputation as the greatest modern commander."
Heavy water a film for Chernobyl by David Bickerstaff ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual. May Day celebrations begin, children play and the residents of Pripyat marvel at the spectacular fire raging at the reactor. After three days, an area the size of England becomes contaminated with radioactive dust, creating a "zone" of poisoned land. Based on Mario Petrucci's award-winning book-length poem, Heavy water: a film for Chernobyl tells the story of the people who dealt with the disaster at ground-level: the fire-fighters, the soldiers, the "liquidators", and their families"--Container
Julius Caesar master of the Roman world ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Julius Caesar
Constantine the Christian emperor ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the Roman emperor Constantine
Great artists : from Giotto to Turner by Tim Marlow ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nude in art ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the significance and symbolism of the nude in art and how, over time, portrayals of the nude body reflected changes in cultural beliefs. Begins with the first known nude which was drawn 26,000 years ago and shows how the nude in art has evolved as civilizations changed and societal values evolved. Consists of four volumes on two discs
The boy who plays on the Buddhas of Bamiyan ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Persian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In March 2001, the ruling Taliban destroyed Afghanistan's foremost tourist attraction, the 1600 year-old Buddhas of Bamiyan. This film follows the story of one of the refugees who now lives among the ruins ... eight-year-old boy named Mir
 
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