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Video Images (Firm)

Overview
Works: 1,025 works in 1,497 publications in 3 languages and 6,529 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Silent films  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Short films  Comedy films  Historical films  Animated films  Political fiction 
Roles: Distributor, pre, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Video Images (Firm)
School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live TV adaptation of the classic Sheridan satire of 18th century English morals and manners
Nuit et brouillard = Night and fog by Alain Resnais( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in French and English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliant documentary graphically showing the horror of the Nazi concentration camps
An occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short film with a devastating effect. A man is about to be hanged, accused of sabotage during the Civil War. Manipulating the flow of time, the film tells the story of his final moments on the gallows. Winner of an Academy Award and the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival. Highly recommended
Animal farm by John Halas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rendering of Orwell's classic is set in the beautiful Irish countryside and populated with a wide variety of barnyard animals. Chaos ensues when the animals take over the farm
A Doll's house by Henrik Ibsen( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora is a woman who is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession and when she realizes that she will never have an identity of her own, Nora leaves her husband and children
A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the impetuous yearnings of love among mere mortals, especially when the woodland's elves and fairies intervene
Le bourgeois gentilhomme = The would-be gentleman by Molière( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic opera-ballet about a rich bourgeois who strives to become a nobleman, by hook or by crook
Phedre by Jean Racine( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1996 in French and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Motion picture based on Racine's classic French drama, which was based on the Greek legend of Theseus, who returned from war with the Minoans to become king of Athens, and took Phèdre, daughter of the vanquished King Minos, to be his wife. Phèdre falls in love with Theseus' son Hippolyte, who does not return her love. In anger she prays to Neptune to destroy him, but when Hippolyte is in fact killed after fighting a sea monster, Phèdre kills herself in remorse
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory by Truman Capote( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reminiscence of a Christmas shared by a seven-year-old boy and a sixtyish childlike woman, with enormous love and friendship between them
William Shakespeare's As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Shakespeare's well known comedy. A pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France, this story is full of kindliness, good fellowship, and goodwill. Although shortened from the original, this version is considered an honest interpretation of the play, with no modern day additions
Avant garde and experimental films( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five experimental short silent films with accompanying musical soundtracks made between 1928 and 1934
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(#1) Presents the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the time of the settlement of the prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to the years of drought, dust, and depression. (#2) Describes the nightly journey of the "Postal Special" from London to Scotland. The train is manned entirely by postal workers and does not carry passengers. Mail is picked up, sorted on board, and dropped while the train travels at high speed. Mail bags are received and dispatched at various railway stations on the way
Avant garde #2( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and French and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes three silent experimental films with music scores: Symphonie diagonale (1924), L'Etoile de mar (1928), and Entr'acte (1924). The films exemplify the cinematic Dada movement of 1921-1929 in France and Germany
The Battleship Potemkin by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the 1905 mutiny on the battleship "Prince Potemkin." It focuses on a mutiny by the battleship's crew and the subsequent massacre of civilians, reflecting the spirit of the times
Le bourgeois gentilhomme = The would-be gentleman by Molière( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in French and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A screen adaptation of Moliere's comedy, this is a lively satire on the pretensions of a rich but silly man to the snobberies of the aristocracy
Triumph of the will = Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in German and English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party Congress in Nuremburg, Germany, glorifying the Party, the German youth movement, and the new Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler
Richard Nixon : "Checkers", "Old Glory", "Resignation"( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents three separate speeches which former president Richard M. Nixon gave including one from his first campaign for national office and his last address to the nation as President
Das Leben von Adolf Hitler( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses rarely seen archival footage to examine Hitler's rise from early life to the death camps of World War II
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse by Buster Keaton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1985 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A foppish student (Keaton) returns to his father's ramshackle Mississippi riverboat and after many misadventures ends up marrying the daughter of his father's rival
The Plow that broke the Plains ; Night mail( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work is the story of America's Great Plains, which details the ravages of drought and the area's history, and the migration of farmers to the Pacific Coast. The second work, by Britain's famed GPO Film Unit is a homage to the British postal and railway systems
 
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