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Sphinx Productions

Overview
Works: 21 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 2,103 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Guidebooks  Folklore  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Drama 
Classifications: ND212.5.A25, 113.8
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Most widely held works by Sphinx Productions
Examined life by Astra Taylor ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
Poetry in motion by Ron Mann ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and held by 381 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
Comic book confidential by Ron Mann ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. 22 significant comic artists and writers are discussed: Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernandez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoro, Françoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman
Brakhage ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stan Brakhage, possibly the most important filmmaker of the avant-garde, has consistantly redefined the shape of film art. Using excerpts from Brakhage's films, interviews with Brakhage, his friends, family, colleagues and critics, and archival footage of Brakhage spanning the past thirty-five years, this film explores the depth and breadth of the filmmaker's genius and the influence his work has had on generations of other creators
Grass by Ron Mann ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Utilizing hilarious footage from U.S. Government propaganda films and eye-popping animation from underground artist Paul Mavrides, Grass blows the lid off the war on marijuana. Find out how a nice person like yourself became a dangerous criminal"-->Container
Know your mushrooms ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow myco visionaries Gary Lincoff and Larry Evans as they lead us on a hunt for the wild mushroom and the deeper cultural experiences attached to the mysterious fungi. Combines material filmed at the Telluride Mushroom Festival with animation and archival footage
Tales of the rat fink the legend of the world's greatest kustom car builder, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of artist and automobile designer, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Twist ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary about the dance craze popularized by Chubby Checker features interviews with and performances by Checker, Hank Ballard, Smokey Robinson and The Isley Bros
In the wake of the flood ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rendered as a fly-on-the-wall cinéma vérité, this documentary follows Canadian author Margaret Atwood as she sets out on the eve of her 70th birthday on an international tour criss-crossing the British Isles and North America to celebrate the publication of her new dystopian novel, The year of the flood. Rather than mount a traditional tour to promote the book's publication, Atwood conceives and executes something far more ambitious and revelatory, a theatrical version of her novel. Along the way she reinvents what a book tour could, and maybe should be
Imagine the sound ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interviews with four musicians influential in the evolution of free-form jazz in the late 50s and early 60s: Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Paul Bley, and Bill Dixon. Includes performances
I miss the sun ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the life of a Jewish-Egyptian grandmother who lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., and preserves her culture's values in spite of being forced out of her country
Go further ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows actor Woody Harrelson as he takes a small group of friends on a bio-fueled bus-ride down the Pacific Coast Highway, with the goal of showing the people they encounter that there are viable alternatives to our habitual, environmentally-destructive behaviours
Examined life, philosophy is in the streets La vie sous examen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
Dream tower ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rochdale College was one of the most controversial experiments ever to have taken place in Canada. Set up as a combined free university and student residence, the eighteen-storey building in downtown Toronto opened in the fall of 1968--at the height of the hippie boom. What was intended to be a radical educational institution rapidly became a meeting place for North America's burgeoning drug culture. With artists and educators jousting for position with motorcycle gangs and dealers in the same high-rise, Rochdale became a focal point for the best and worst dreams of the Canadian generation of baby boomers
The New cinema ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The process of making a film, from original conception to distribution, is explored in interviews with twenty of the world's most adventurous and prolific independent filmmakers. Examines the pain and practicalities of independent filmmaking, how these filmmakers view their work and their place in the world, and how their ideas and thematics give meaning to the term, new cinema. Includes excerpts from their films
Painters painting by Emile De Antonio ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters long before the art world thrust them into international prominence. De Antonio filmed and interviewed the painters informally in their studios. Artists interviewed include Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Robert Motherwell, Barnett Newman, Jules Olitski, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Phillip Pavia, and Hans Hoffman
Echoes wthout saying ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Echoes without saying is a half hour documentary on the Coach House Press, an innovative Toronto-based publishing and printing house that since 1965 has produced distinctive and experimental books of fiction, poetry and visual art
Poetry in motion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Examines North American poetry as performance art, featuring readings from both well known and newer poets. Includes some commentary by poet, Charles Bukowski
La vie sous examen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"C'est lorsqu'ils se trouvent en prise directe sur le monde extérieur, et non à l'écart de ce monde, que les philosophes se livrent aux réflexions les plus pertinentes... la cinéaste Astra Taylor accompagne certains des plus grands penseurs de notre époque dans des excursions au cœur de lieux et d'espaces qui présentent une résonance particulière pour les philosophes et leurs idées."--Site web ONF
Examined life philosophy is in the streets ( )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer's thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue's posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a London garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco's Mission District questioning our culture's fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West--perhaps America's best-known public intellectual--compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it. Featuring Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor"--From container
 
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