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Video Images (Firm)

Overview
Works: 990 works in 1,472 publications in 3 languages and 6,943 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Silent films  Short films  Historical films  Documentary films  Comedy films  War films  Television adaptations 
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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 382 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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in French and English and held by 252 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 )

9 editions published between 1962 and 1998 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the final thoughts of a condemned man as he stands on a bridge awaiting hanging by Union soldiers
Le Bourgeois gentilhomme by Molière( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in French and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic opera-ballet performed by the Comédie Française. Molière satirizes the aspirations of a man to attain a higher station in society
Animal farm by John Halas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 145 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 132 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
Shakespeare, the animated tales by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British live TV version probably produced by the BBC [in the 1960s]."--Program notes
Phèdre by Jean Racine( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in French and held by 119 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1999 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory by Truman Capote( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 101 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
The plow that broke the plains by Pare Lorentz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first work depicts the social and economic history of the Great Plains from the settlement of prairies by cattlemen and farmers through the World War I boom to drought and depression. The second work examines the L.M.S. Railway and the royal mail system prior to World War II
Avant garde and experimental films( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five experimental short silent films with accompanying musical soundtracks made between 1928 and 1934
The birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers, Phil and Ted Stoneman, visit their friends in Piedmont, South Carolina: the family Cameron. This friendship is affected by the Civil War, as the Stonemans and the Camerons must join up opposite armies. The consequences of the War in their lives are shown in connection to major historical events, like the development of the Civil War itself, Lincoln's assassination, and the birth of the Ku Klux Klan
Avant garde #2( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and French and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally issued as motion pictures from 1924 to 1928. These examples of early surrealism demonstrate a variety of filmmaking techniques, including the organization of time intervals, split screens, fast and slow motion and special effects
Battleship Potemkin : From the series "The year 1905" by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1925 and 1998 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 80 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
Richard Nixon : "Checkers", "Old Glory", "Resignation"( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 71 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 )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 70 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
Triumph of the will = Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in German and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film commissioned by Adolph Hitler as the official record of the Nuremberg Party Rally of 1934. Produced as an important piece of political propaganda to introduce the new German leaders to the nation and to impress foreign audiences
The Plow that broke the Plains ; Night mail( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 67 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
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1926 and 1984 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buster is unable to enlist in the Confederate Army because he is in a vital job as engineer on the "General," the famous Southern train. The train is stolen by Union spies and recovered by Buster
 
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