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Sphinx Productions

Works: 17 works in 111 publications in 1 language and 2,189 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Biographical films  Folklore  Guidebooks  Drama 
Classifications: ND212.5.A25, 709.04052
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sphinx Productions
Comic book confidential by Ron Mann( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines historical footage, interviews, animation, and live action to trace the history of comic books from 1933 to 1988. Twenty-two 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, Francoise Mouly, Dan O'Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, Art Spiegelman
Brakhage( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stan Brakhage, possibly the most important filmmaker of the avant-garde, has consistently 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
Know your mushrooms( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 164 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of artist and automobile designer, Ed "Big Daddy" Roth
Poetry in motion : a film( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature documentary that explores the nature and vision of contemporary poetry. It introduces the work of 25 North American writers by showing them discussing and reading their work
In the wake of the flood( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 21 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 14 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 )

4 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 10 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
Dream tower( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 7 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
Echoes wthout saying.( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 4 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
Painters painting : a candid history of the New York art scene, 1940-1970 by Emile De Antonio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emile de Antonio was a close friend to many New York painters who later went on to become famous. He filmed and interviewed them informally in their studios. Artists included are 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
Altman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a career spanning nearly 50 years, director Robert Altman always refused to follow Hollywood conventions, imposing his own unique style which earned him the status of auteur. While his stubbornness antagonized some, it also granted him worldwide praise and introduced the expression "Altmanesque" as a cinematic style emphasizing dark humor, iconoclastic characters and chaotic choreography with overlapping dialog. Through rare interviews, clips from significant films, archival footage and comments from his collaborators and family members, this study of a passionate and sincere artist reveals the ups and downs of a life lived without compromise
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