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Brittain, Donald

Works: 203 works in 516 publications in 2 languages and 1,449 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Short films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Author, Producer, Writer of accompanying material, Commentator, Film editor
Classifications: ML410.S932, 780.92
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Publications by Donald Brittain, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Donald Brittain
Fields of sacrifice by Donald Brittain( visu )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in English and French and held by 128 libraries worldwide
A film of dignity and beauty - memorable tribute to more than 100,000 Canadians who gave their lives in the service of their country on foreign battlegrounds. The film visits battlefields of the first and second World Wars and cemeteries where servicemen are buried. Filmed from Hong Kong to Sicily, this documentary is designed to show Canadians places they have reason to know but may not be able to visit
Stravinsky by Wolf Koenig( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
At eighty years of age, Stravinsky reminisces about his life and career, during a trip with his wife to Hamburg, and a recording session of his Symphony of Psalms
Tommy Douglas keeper of the flame by Donald Brittain( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Traces the political career of T.C. (Tommy) Douglas, former premier of Saskatchewan and leader of the New Democratic Party, who was voted the Greatest Canadian in 2004 for his devotion to social causes, his charm and his powers of persuasion. Known as the "Father of Medicare," this one-time champion boxer and fiery preacher entered politics in the 1930s and never looked back
Canada at war ( visu )
48 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Part 7 of a 13 part series. The objective at last -- Fortress Europe. The Canadian 1st Division, flanked by the British and the Americans, pushes into Italy. Italians surrender quickly but the Germans resist. Ortona, a 15th century town dubbed "Little Stalingrad", riddled with bullets and grenades, is taken by Canadians in fierce and costly street fighting
Buster Keaton Rides Again by John Spotton( visu )
12 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and French and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Buster Keaton rides again: A documentary about the life and film career of Buster Keaton with emphasis on the making of "The railrodder."
Memorandum ( visu )
14 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
A Jewish survivor of the Holocaust takes a holiday from his shop in Toronto to join a pilgrimage of survivors to the necropolis of Bergen Belsen
Canada at war ( visu )
18 editions published between 1962 and 2005 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
This historic 13 part series represents one of NFB's most ambitious documentary projects ever undertaken. Culled from over 16 million feet of film shot by Canadian, British, American, German and Russian cameramen, the series details Canada's war effort in relation to the overall allied strategy
Canada vignettes ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A film on Wop May, one of Canada's leading bush pilots in the 1920s
Volcano an Inquiry into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry by Donald Brittain( visu )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 49 libraries worldwide
This feature-length documentary focuses on Malcolm Lowry, author of one of the major novels of the 20th century, Under the Volcano. But while Lowry fought a winning battle with words, he lost his battle with alcohol. Shot on location in four countries, the film combines photographs, readings by Richard Burton from the novel and interviews with the people who loved and hated Lowry, to create a vivid portrait of the man
Death of a legend ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
"This documentary film by Bill Mason is about wolves and the negative myths surrounding the animal. Exceptional footage portrays the wolf's life cycle and the social organization of the pack, as well as other film of caribou, moose, deer and buffalo."
Bethune by John Kemeny( visu )
11 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
A biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian doctor who served with the Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War and with the North Chinese Army during the Sino-Japanese War. In Spain he pioneered the world's first mobile blood-transfusion service; in China his work behind battle lines to save the wounded made him a legendary figure. This hour-long documentary pieces together his remarkable career
The Dionne quintuplets ( visu )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and French and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Their bizarre, often grotesquely humorous, ultimately very tragic story is told in this ... documentary
The Champions ( visu )
17 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and French and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Documentary which traces the careers of René Lévesque and Pierre Elliot Trudeau, from the early years of their political lives, through Canada's constitutional crisis, and afterwards through 1986
Dreamland a history of early Canadian movies, 1895-1939 by Donald Brittain( visu )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
People have become so sated with spectacular inventions and achievements that it is now difficult to imagine the sensation created by the first motion picture films, in which people actually moved about on the screen just as in real life. Little is left of those early days of Canadian cinema. But from the footage available, the filmmakers have pieced together an absorbing account of what went on the screens of the nation in those times, and of the people who influenced the fledgling industry
Saul Alinsky went to war ( visu )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Saul Alinsky, executive director of Industrial Areas Foundation, explains his approach in organizing communities to fight poverty and injustice
The Champions a three-part series = Les Champions : une série en trois parties ( visu )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and French and held by 29 libraries worldwide
René Lévesque et Pierre Elliott Trudeau, deux des politiciens les plus marquants de l'histoire du Canada, sont au coeur de cette série. À l'aide de photos exceptionnelles, de séquences d'actualités filmées et d'entrevues avec de proches collègues, le film déroule la toile de fond de la lutte opposant les deux hommes et leur idéologie et, ce faisant, aide à faire la lumière sur l'une des grandes crises de l'histoire canadienne. Les Champions : surprenantes destinées présente les premières années, depuis la période universitaire au début des années 1950 jusqu'à 1967, annéee où Lévesque quitte le Parti libéral et où Trudeau devient ministre fédéral de la Justice. Les champions : la façade du pouvoir s'attache aux années 1967 à 1977, une décennie marquée par trois victoires électorales de Trudeau, la crise d'Octobre et l'ascension au pouvoir du Parti québécois. Les champions : le dernier combat couvre la période de 1976 à 1986 et met au jour les rudes tractations menées dans le cadre du premier référendum du Québec et du rapatriement de la Constitution. Parallèlement, l'épisode retrace les circonstances ayant mené à la retraite de la vie politique de chacun des deux hommes et fait ressortir des points tournants de l'histoire récente du pays."--Container
Whistling smith ( file )
2 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Sergeant Bernie "Whistling" Smith pounds the beat on Vancouver's east side--the hang-out of petty criminals, down-and-outs, and a variety of unsavory characters. His policing is unorthodox. To many a drug user, petty thief, or young woman drawn into prostitution, he is more than the iron hand of the law, he is also counsellor and friend. Here is a revealing insight into one side of big-city life and a tough cop with a big heart
Ladies and Gentlemen...Mr. Leonard Cohen by Donald Brittain( visu )
2 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
A portrait of Canadian poet Leonard Cohen during one of his visits to his home city of Montreal. Discusses his poetry and outlooks and includes readings from his collections
Henry Ford's America ( visu )
8 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and French and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Documents the impact of automobiles on American society and examines the history of the Ford Motor Company using archival footage and stills
Small Is Beautiful: Impressions of Fritz Schumacher by Douglas Kiefer( visu )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and French and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Profile of the economist, technologist and lecturer who came to believe that the modern technological explosion has grown out of all proportion to human needs
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Alternative Names
Brittain, Donald, 1928-1989
Donald Brittain Canadees filmregisseur (1928-1989)
Donald Brittain Canadian filmmaker
Donald Brittain kanadský filmový režisér
Donald Brittain regista e produttore canadese
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French (22)
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