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Films Incorporated

Overview
Works: 3,856 works in 6,366 publications in 2 languages and 29,037 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Ethnographic films  Fiction  Historical films 
Roles: Distributor, prn, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Films Incorporated
Eating Raoul( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 518 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 )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une femme qui dine chaque soir au restaurant avec un mari vulgaire entretient une liaison avec un autre client
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 314 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 278 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 246 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 )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the "Anderson Platoon," a racially integrated combat unit, for six weeks during the Vietnam War, as the soldiers eat, sleep, fight, gamble, pray and die together
Threads by Mick Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional narrative based on scientific, medical, agricultural and psychological research into what might happen after a nuclear attack on Britain. The story covers a period from a month before to 13 years after the outbreak of World War III and relates events through the experiences of two families in the English city of Sheffield
The Klan : a legacy of hate in America( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 174 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
The Brain by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents and examines what is known about the brain and its funcions and how these can and do affect our lives and our society
Private contentment( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 169 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
The Five forty-eight by Terrence McNally( Visual )

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

A dramatization of the John Cheever story whose protagonist is one of the well-to-do commuters in the Shady Hill stories, John Blake. He is obsessed by a brief affair with his secretary and after he dismisses her, she follows him until the final confrontation on the 5:48 train
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer that deals with a young woman who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City. At the cafeteria, she meets a man and they become romantically involved. She reveals that she has survived the Holocaust and, later, that she has seen Hitler and his lieutenants in the cafeteria
The Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of John Cheever's best known stories, this tale of life in suburban America centers on an eight-year-old girl's search for a sense of family amid the sophisticated and detached whirl of her parents' lives
Life on the Mississippi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 141 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 141 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
Heritage : civilization and the Jews by Abba Solomon Eban( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 138 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
Samurai trilogy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final showdown for Musashi Miyamoto and his archrival Kojiro Sasaki. Samurai III brings this epic to a close with its famous sunset scene
The 30 second seduction : a Consumer Reports special on television advertising( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in English and held by 131 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
The Story of English( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode probes the evolution of Black English which has made a rich and vital contribution to the language
 
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The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New WorldThe Story of EnglishThe Anderson platoonSamurai trilogy
Alternative Names
Films Inc.

Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.). Films Incorporated

Languages
English (152)

Japanese (2)