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Films Incorporated

Overview
Works: 3,539 works in 6,142 publications in 1 language and 34,096 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Science television programs  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: prn, Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 612.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Films Incorporated
Eating Raoul by Paul Bartel( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul and Mary live in an apartment complex that is being mistaken for a swingers establishment. Paul finds Mary fighting off a swinger and hits him with a frying pan. The blow kills the man and the couple decide to get rid of the body to save themselves
The Story of English by William Reid( Visual )

16 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and held by 422 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 )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 408 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 366 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 )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 270 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 255 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 Anderson platoon( Visual )

8 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 229 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 brain by John M Legler( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 227 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
Threads by Mick Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 223 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 Klan : a legacy of hate in America( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the Ku Klux Klan and describes its current activities against Blacks, Jews, Catholics, and immigrants in the U.S
Madness : a history by Jonathan Miller( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how human beings remember and why they forget. Also presents theories about brain organization, activity at the synapse, and the workings of the hippocampus to help unravel the mystery of memory
Private contentment( Visual )

6 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
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough traces the origins of homo sapiens back three million years to our origins in Africa. He also traces the development of cooperative hunting, agriculture, and animal domestication to man's unique ability to communicate
The Kayapo : Indians of the Brazilian rain forest( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 186 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
The End of the tunnel, 1973-1975( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 185 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
The Five forty-eight by Terrence McNally( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 181 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 Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( Visual )

8 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a John Cheever story, this tale of life in suburban American centers on an eight year old girl's search for a sense of family amid the sophisticated and detached whirl of her parents' lives
Grandeur and Obedience by Kenneth Clark( Visual )

11 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of Roman culture in the late 16th-early 17th century, which culminated in the Catholic restoration. Points out that the essence of this baroque culture was the uniting of spirit and flesh, dogma and sensuality, and obedience and freedom. Highlights the work of Bernini
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 172 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
The Constitution, that delicate balance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hundred representatives of government, law, journalism, education and media meet in a series of seminar focusing on constitutional rights and public policy. The panelists respond to hypothetical situations in spontaneous debate on specific constitutional issues
 
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Alternative Names
Films Inc.

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

Languages
English (162)

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