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Audio Brandon Films

Overview
Works: 318 works in 384 publications in 8 languages and 447 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  History  Samurai films  Internet videos  Film noir  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Audio Brandon Films
The Japanese film by Audio Brandon Films( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red and the White( Visual )

4 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in Hungarian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful film about the absurdity and evil of war is set in Central Russia during the Civil War of 1918. It details the battles between the Red soldiers of Russia and the counter-revolutionary Whites in the hills along the Volga River
The Audio/Brandon 16 mm collections of international cinema by Audio Brandon Films( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The balloonatic by Buster Keaton( Visual )

in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy in which Keaton, the city slicker, is carried into the wilderness by balloon
Here is your life( Visual )

3 editions published in 1966 in Swedish and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Olof, an adolescent boy growing up in Sweden in the period prior to World War I. Olaf begins his working life as a logger in Northern Sweden and then quickly progresses through a series of jobs in a brick factory and a sawmill, finally taking a job as a projectionist in a small provincial cinema. Along the way a carnival dancer inititiates him into the joys of sex. As he grows older he joins Sweden's Socialist movement and becomes a union organizer working in the Swedish railroad system. The melancholic quality of the film is summed up in a statement by a logger that Olaf meets while working in Northern Sweden, "I've had my ups and downs, like butter you drop on the stove, a hiss and then its gone."
Yojimbo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

6 editions published in 1961 in English and Japanese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a flea bitten, dusty Japanese town, a ronin (unemployed samurai) finds himself in the middle of a feud between two warring mafia's. On one side of town a local silk merchant is building a small army, while on the other, a sake merchant is hiring anybody who can carry a sword. The two merchants engage in a bidding war to employ the services of the itinerant samurai, but he has his own plans. Disgusted by both sides, the samurai, (Mifune) instigates a war between the two factions and with great pleasure sits in the town's bell tower watching them cut each other to pieces. After freeing the daughter of a local villager from bondage, he leaves the town in search of further exploits. Yojimbo was the inspiration for several Sergio Leone films including the Clint Eastwood vehicle, A Fistful of Dollars which was made a few years later. Kurosawa portrays 19th century Japan as a society where corruption and calamity are so commonplace that the distinction between bandits and samurai have become blurred. Kurosawa was one of the few Japanese directors who was allowed to work with relative creative freedom, his early films were consistently commercially successful, as was the case with Yojimbo. Kurosawa's films along with his contemporaries Ozu, Mizoguchi, and Ichikawa raised Japanese cinema onto the world stage in the period immediately after World War II
Siberian Lady Macbeth by Kino International Corporation( Visual )

5 editions published in 1961 in 3 languages and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reworking of the Shakespearean tragedy set in a remote Russian village. This film from the celebrated Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda follows the cruel machinations of Katarina, a bored, ruthless woman who lets nothing threaten her affair with a young drifter. The two lovers leave a trail of murder in their wake, first poisoning Katarina's father in law, and then murdering her husband. Sentenced to exile in Siberia, Katarina is ultimately abandoned by her lover for a younger woman
The sundowners by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A married couple in Australia find themselves at odds when the wife wants to settle down on a farm of their own, but the husband finds settling down more than his untethered spirit can bear
Szegénylegények by Miklós Jancsó( Visual )

5 editions published in 1966 in Hungarian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an isolated 1868 Hungarian prison stockade situated in a vast, featureless plain, The Round Up tells the story of prisoners suspected as "freedom fighters" in the newly created Austro-Hungarian empire. Director Jancso's film takes place in the years following the collapse of the 1848 revolution. As the film begins, the insurgents ('the hopeless ones') have been rounded up and the authorities seek to identify their leaders. By isolating key prisoners, the authorities try to get the insurgents to betray one another. Prisoner János Gajdor is falsely offered his freedom on the condition that he identify an inmate. The informer's target is the outlaw Veszelka. After the Austrians publicly strip and beat Veszelka's wife, Veszelka and two comrades leap to their deaths rather than betray one another. With the informer's usefulness exhausted, the prison guards open Gajdor's cell door, and his fellow prisoners strangle him. This is one of the first films where Jancso began to utilize long choreographed takes, sometimes as long as ten minutes in which carefully planned framing and camera tracking replaces editing to tell the story. Jancso's savage epic about the effects of imprisonment and torture in a police state was one of the first films to establish a new direction in Hungarian cinema. Miklos Jancso stated that he made the film "as an appeal to face our illusions which go back over one thousand years."
Comedies, histories, & tragedies. Films adapted from the True Original Copies by William Shakespeare( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazarín by Luis Buñuel( Visual )

4 editions published in 1958 in Spanish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story opens in front of an impoverished Mexican inn, the year is 1900. A decaying sign displays the name of the establishment, Inn of the Heroes. Busy women, street vendors, a trio of prostitutes, and a few beggars are lounging in front of the inn. Father Nazario (Francisco Rabal) announces that someone has entered his rooms and stolen his clothes along with the few coins that he had saved from the last church collection. The only clothing he has left is the cassock he is wearing. Nazario does not wish to press charges with the police, but he believes that the thief was probably Camilla, a loose woman from the neighborhood. The prostitute Andara discovers that her cousin Camilla was indeed involved in the burglary of Nazario's quarters. She gets into a vicious fight with Camilla and is badly wounded. Hoping to protect Andara, Father Nazario hides her in his rooms, but she is quickly found by the police. Having discovered a prostitute in his rooms the Catholic authorities decide to defrock Nazario. Left with nothing, he decides to wander the countryside as an itinerant priest. Director Luis Bunuel's portrait of Nazario is a powerful indictment of humanity's superficial embrace of the spiritual. Again and again the quixotic Nazario insists on practicing a pure form of Christianity, celebrating honesty, poverty and forgiveness, yet he is consistently reviled by both high and low society
Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

4 editions published in 1955 in German and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film version of Ludwig van Beethoven's only opera, Fidelio, shot in Vienna under the direction of Walter Felsenstein. This version of the opera is set in a fortress, in the mountains of Spain where the bulk of the action takes place. The narrative follows Leonora, wife of Florestan, a revolutionary Spanish nobleman, as she schemes to free her husband who has been imprisoned and sentenced to death for criticizing Governor Don Pizarro. When the villainous Don Pizarro begins his "Ha! welch' ein Augenblick" aria, the face of the actor (Hannes Schiel) is superimposed over shots of trees thrashing in a violent storm, and surf crashing upon rocks and other images suggesting emotional passion
Ivan's childhood by Andrei Tarkovsky( Visual )

4 editions published in 1962 in Russian and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director Tarkovsky in this early feature film went further down the path of modernism than any of his contemporaries and yet it remains his most conventional film. Tarkovsky combines surrealism and the stark mud and filth of warfare, to portray Ivan's struggle to come to terms with the horror of World War II. The heroism of Ivan and his cohorts is as unmistakable as the bleak waste of human life. Even though the film adhered to the basic state tenents of heroic Soviet sacrifice in the face of the Nazi war machine, Tarkovsky's film attracted criticism from Moscow. At the center of the film is the relationship between an army captain and his intelligence operative, the boy Ivan, who spends his nights infiltrating German positions on the Eastern front. The last scene in Berlin where Ivan's commander discovers a file detailing Ivan's capture and execution by German forces, is simultaneously sentimental and chilling. The film ends with the sobering fact that on the Russian front, even children were considered adults and dealt with as such in this war of attrition
Kaya, I'll kill you!( Visual )

4 editions published in 1968 in Serbian and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Croatian film begins by focusing on the tranquility of life in a small Dalmatian village in the weeks prior to World War II. Within a short amount of time the village falls into the grip of a terror unleashed by its own home-grown fascists. The town claims not to have experienced a violent crime for 300 years, as a result the citizens are traumatized by the emergence of a violent gang in their midst. One evening a friend visits Kaya, a quiet citizen and announces that he intends to kill him. Kaya's murder sets in motion an orgy of violence. Murder follows murder and the town's innocence is lost forever
Audio Brandon Films catalog by Audio Brandon Films( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carrot nose( Visual )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children at Grandma's in the country build a snowman and discover some "thieves" who turn out to be not very terrifying after all
Films from the German Democratic Republic by Audio Brandon Films( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paisan by Roberto Rosellini( Visual )

3 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six stories set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, taking place as the Allies moved north, from Sicily to the Po Valley. Rossellini's film is unusual in that it relies on non-actors to tell the story of the Allies advance through Italy. The first story takes place in Sicily where an American G.I. meets a Sicilian girl during the Allied landing. In the last segment, the Allies have advanced to the Po valley. Italian partisans and OSS commandos engage with retreating German forces in the marshlands surrounding the Po river. The Germans retalitate by executing all the inhabitants of a nearby village
Looking back : a motion picture view of the American past( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 3 worlds of Gulliver by Jack Sher( Visual )

1 edition published in 1960 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor sets sail for the East Indies but finds adventure, romance and danger in the infamous lands of the great and small. Includes an interview with Ray Harryhausen on the making of the movie
 
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