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Films Incorporated

Overview
Works: 3,839 works in 6,301 publications in 1 language and 30,698 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Ethnographic films  Fiction  Dark comedy films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films Incorporated
Eating Raoul( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bawdy, gleefully amoral tale about a prudish married couple feeling put upon by the swingers who live in their apartment building, who, one night by accident, discover a way to simultaneously realize their dream of opening a little restaurant and rid themselves of the 'perverts' down the hall
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For American Indians, the mirror symbolized power, the sun, the Earth, its four corners, and its people. Now, a "mirror" is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, beliefs, and symbols that have endured or changed through time
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

15 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
Poetry in motion by Ron Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
The Anderson platoon( Visual )

9 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the life of a small group of American GI's as they fight in the jungle of Vietnam
Brain by Stephen Waller( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and examines what is known about the brain and its functions and how these can and do effect our lives and our society
The Klan : a legacy of hate in America( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the beginnings of the Klan after the Civil War to its growth in the 1920s and resurgence in the 1960s. Describes the organization's activities against Afro-Americans, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants
Private contentment( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1945 a young soldier returns to his Southern home because of the death of his mother. While there he discovers a baffling secret in his father's life and must find a way to understand and accept his father and to come to terms with his own feelings
Threads( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the possible environmental, physical, and psychological consequences of a nuclear attack on England. The story centers on the lives of two young people and their families in Sheffield, England, during the events leading up to the attack and for thirteen years afterwards
The Five forty-eight by Terrence McNally( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film tells about an ordinary man who finds his daily routine shattered when he meets a former lover on the homebound train
The Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of an eight year old girl's search for a sense of family amid the sophisticated and detached whirl of her parents' lives in suburban America
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer which deals with a young Jewish refugee, Esther, who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City in the early 1960s. At the cafeteria, she meets a famous Yiddish writer (a thinly disguised version of Singer himself) and they become involved. The relationship starts out on a romantic note, but as the writer learns more about Esther, he realizes that although she may have survived the Holocaust physically, she is already spiritually dead
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River
Working by Studs Terkel( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawn from the Studs Terkel 1974 book, this musical adaptation explores the world of work, as seen in actual interview responses which reveal the attitudes, aspirations, and aggravations of people on the job
Robert Motherwell and the New York school : storming the citadel by Phaidon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American artist Robert Motherwell (1915-1991) is profiled in the context of Modernism and reviews the past fifty years of his creative life. Discussed are the origins of Abstract Expressionism, its links with Surrealism, and its struggle for recognition. Included are scenes of artists Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and others. Interviews with art critics and historians are featured with scenes from a major retrospective of Motherwell's work at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City
Heritage : civilization and the Jews by Abba Solomon Eban( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series was filmed and researched over a four year period in more than 18 nations on four continents. It chronicles over 3,000 years of Jewish history in the context of other Western religious artifacts, historical sites, and primary literary sources to tell this story of Western Civilization and the Jewish people in it. Programs will include: landscape and archaeological artifacts, sites and reconstructions in the Middle East and the great remains of the classical world; the manuscripts and art which preceded the printed word; the painting sculpture, prints, lithographs, etchings and architecture of later centuries; photographic stills which begin to appear in the 19th century; and black and white film footage from the 20th century
The 30 second seduction : a Consumer Reports special on television advertising( Visual )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of the modern television commercial, thirty seconds' worth of someone's creative ideas on how to capture the viewer's attention and arouse the viewer's imagination. Emphasizes that commercials talk about everything except the merits of the product
Diary of a Maasai village by Melissa Llewelyn-Davies( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of life in a Maasai village as a representation of the Maasai people in Kenya. An attempt to describe a moment in the history of the Laibon's family
 
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