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Films Incorporated

Overview
Works: 3,749 works in 6,069 publications in 1 language and 35,048 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Ethnographic films  Film adaptations  Dark comedy films  Comedy films  Erotic films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 420.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films Incorporated
Eating Raoul by Paul Bartel( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 524 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
Planet earth( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists focus on current theories about the formation of the earth's continents, oceans and climate, and examine the earth's relationship to the sun and other planets, as well as its prospects for the future
The Story of English( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 429 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
The buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 425 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 cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an indefinite future, this is an outrageous and satirical film about love, sex, food, power, murder and revenge
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in English and held by 261 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
Poetry in motion by Ron Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 254 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 brain( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's leading scientists explore modern brain research, providing a comprehensive look at the brain's basic operating principles, its major structural and functional systems, the cellular machinery which enables brain cells to communicate and other topics
Threads by Barry Hines( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the experiences of two English families during a global nuclear war, realistically portraying the breakdown of the support threads of a technologically advanced society
The Anderson platoon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 212 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
The Klan : a legacy of hate in America( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the beginnings of the Ku Klux Klan after the Civil War to its growth in the 1920s and resurgence in the 1960s
The Brain( Visual )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines mental illness as a possible dysfunction of the brain rather than a condition caused by life experience, focusing on severe schizophrenia. Includes interviews and conversations with several schizophrenics and their families, explaining the symptoms of the condition. Discusses theories of schizophrenia as a brain disorder, possibly with genetic and/or biochemical roots and treatable with medication
Private contentment( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 192 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 Story of English( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces how the English language has become the international medium of communication
The Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 186 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
The Five forty-eight by Terrence McNally( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 186 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 obessed by a brief affair with his secretary and after he dismisses her, she follows him until the final confrontation on the 5:48 train
Robert Motherwell and the New York School : storming the citadel( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program from the PBS American masters series explores the Abstract Expressionist movement and presents a portrait of its most important artist: Robert Motherwell (1915-1991). Featured are Motherwell's last major interview, archival footage and photographs of other maverick artists (Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline), of Greenwich Village where they lived, and of events that shaped their lives. Also includes interviews with art critics and historians
The End of the tunnel, 1973-1975( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how the years of heavy U.S. involvement in Vietnam, 1965-1973, changed America. Tells how the country polarized into hawks and doves, and portrays the interplay between the reporting of events, public opinion, and policymaking
Grandeur and Obedience by Kenneth Clark( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeenth century. The Dutch are the first to grasp the change in thought that replaced divine authority with experience, experimentation, and observation, and their painters dominate this film. The spirit of free enterprise begins to make its influence felt, and modern men, such as Christopher Wren and Isaac Newton, make their appearance
The Kayapo : Indians of the Brazilian rain forest( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents life among the Kayapo Indians of central Brazil, a fiercely independent tribe, who were forced to become "businessmen" or see their traditional way of life destroyed
 
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Alternative Names
Films Inc.

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

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The Story of EnglishThe buried mirror : reflections on Spain and the New WorldThe Anderson platoon