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WinStar TV and Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 354 works in 646 publications in 7 languages and 30,192 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  History  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  New wave films  Gangster films  Documentary films  Biographical television programs 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by WinStar TV and Video (Firm)
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Michel, a handsome young criminal, who is on the run after stealing a car and killing a policeman. He hides out in the Paris apartment of his American girlfriend and together they dodge the police, make love and steal cars to finance a trip to Italy. As the police net tightens, Michel becomes more desperate and his girlfriend commits the ultimate act of betrayal
Yi Yi = A one and a two by Dechang Yang( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a portrait of Angelo, a widower after thirty-seven years of marriage, as he begins to build a new life. During the process of "starting over," he discovered afternoon ballroom dancing -- a new passion that is becoming a senior phenomenon. Set against his adventures on the dance floor in search of female companionship, are his down -to- earth descriptions of the adjustments he has had to make. He had depended on his wife for so much in life --preparing his meals, balancing his checkbook, selecting his clothes, and explaining his actions or reactions to his children. Now he must deal with issues of loneliness, retirement, finances, courtship and fathering all by himself -- at the same time as he learns how to date. This is an encouraging film about the potential of people to grow and enjoy life in their later years
Il cerchio = The circle by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Persian and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman is afraid to tell her pregnant daughter's in-laws that the expected male child did not arrive--it is a girl instead. A group of women recently released from prison can't escape from being prisoners. A destitute mother tries to abandon the daughter she can't provide for. The police pick up a prostitute while her customers go free. In the fundamentalist theocracy of Iran, these women have all committed an eternal crime: being female. Surrounded by suffering and oppression, the world closes in on these women, limiting those choices that haven't already been made for them, along the narrow, tragic paths of Iranian womanhood
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men remain friends for twenty years while sharing their love for the same woman, who is incapable of remaining faithful to either one
China : a century of revolution by Sue Williams( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the eight decades of upheaval in China which followed the fall of its last emperor in 1911. Interviews with people who participated in the events described
Ella Fitzgerald : something to live for by Ella Fitzgerald( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This definitive look at "The First Lady of Song" chronicles Ella's entire career, from her amateur night appearance at the Apollo Theater in New York to her unparalleled success on stage and screen. The film includes never-before-seen performance footage and interviews with many of the great musicians who worked with and admired this truly amazing performer"--Container
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merce Cunningham, a colossus of 20th-century choreography, is perhaps most famous for his sheer fecundity--inventing steps, choreographing 200+ dances, and over 800 "Events" (site-specific works). At the forefront of the American avant-garde for more than 50 years, he abandoned conventional elements of dance structure, most controversially, the relationship of dance and music influenced by his collaboration with composer John Cage. Endlessly inventive and inquisitive, Cunningham collaborated with a wide range of composers, designers, and artists, incorporating video into pieces, and employing computerized choreography in his later years to instruct members of his company. Unlike most choreographers, movement itself was his principal subject matter--neither narrative nor musical form determines the dance structure. Cunningham leaves a vast legacy, but he expressed his view of his art saying, "Dancing is the art of the present tense."
The terrorist = Theeviravaathi by Dechang Yang( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Tamil and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Turkish anti-terrorist agents are sent to New York City on a mission to find and bring back the dangerous leader of a radical Islamic organization. Working with the FBI and NYPD, the agents orchestrate the arrest of a well respected Muslim scholar and family man. Underlining America's paranoia with the Islamic world post 9/11, 'The Terrorist', asks the question of whether innocence or guilt even matters to one who lusts for vengeance
Vaudeville by Greg Palmer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes snippets of performances from various acts including: George Burns and Gracie Allen, Bob Hope, James Cagney, Bert Williams, Eddie Cantor, W.C. Fields, Bert Lahr, Weber & Fields, Joe Doris, Babe Ruth, Joe Frisco, Al Jolson, Eddie Peabody, Nicholas Brothers, Fuzzy Knight, Jimmy Durante, Fanny Brice, Carson Robinson, Duncan Sisters, Moms Mabley, Ethel Waters, Rudy Vallee, Ruth Etting, Jack Benny, Ginger Rogers, Thelma White
La notte by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

2 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and Italian and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic film about life at night throughout Australia, with eye-popping visuals and sumptuous music. Shot at the Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock, Luna Park, Canberra Parliament House, racetracks, bars, bowling alleys, markets, taxicabs, strip clubs, harbors, airports and many more locations all over the country
Vénus beauté (institut) = Venus Beauty (salon) by Tonie Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy which follows the lives of four strong, smart women who make their living practising beauty at a Parisian spa
Flowers of Shanghai by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late nineteenth-century Shanghai and takes place in an elegant brothel. With its own highly ritualized codes of behavior, the lives of the "Flower girls" depend on their ability to win, and then keep, the affections of their wealthy callers
Man Ray : prophet of the avant-garde by Mel Stuart( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Traces the artist's remarkable legacy from his early beginnings in New York to his distinctive achievements in Paris and finally, to the impact his work left for future generations in a variety of fields"--Container
Norman Rockwell : painting America( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of painter/illustrator Norman Rockwell. Features interviews with historians, critics, family, friends, and admirers
The Irish empire by Alan Gilsenan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the origins of the 'scattering' of the Irish over the centuries, to the dreams of a mythical home nurtured by so many Irish migrants today, The Irish Empire is a lively exploration of the ups and downs of the Irish experience abroad -- as seen by themselves, and as they are perceived by others."--Container
I'm the one that I want by Margaret Cho( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film captures comedian Margaret Cho at home in San Francisco, in her first appearance at the Warfield Theater. The spine of the show is the appalling true story of her experiences starring in the short-lived ABC sitcom "All-American Girl," the first mainstream television comedy built around an Asian-American family. Although her character was based on herself, the network decided to revamp her appearance and her personality. Her kidneys collapse, her show is canceled, and she begins a descent into booze, pills, and self-loathing. Ms. Cho spins lack of self-esteem into comic gold, and the eventual resurrection of her own voice, her own shape, and satisfaction with being the one she wants
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Japanese and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel 1943 il Professor Hyakken Uchida abbandona l'insegnamento per dedicarsi alla carriera di scrittore. Le sorti della guerra sono mutate a sfavore del Giappone. Guardando il cielo accendersi di rosso a causa di una incursione aerea, il Professor Uchida, sulla riva di un fiume, decide di rimanere a Tokyo. "Tanto vale vedere Tokyo rasa al suolo", dice. Tutto viene bruciato. L'unica cosa che gli rimane è un uccellino bianco nella sua gabbietta e il suo libro preferito. Da quel momento una capanna diventa la casa del Prof. Uchida e della moglie. Come un eremita, il Professore vive serenamente, nonostante gli stenti. Alcuni dei suoi vecchi allievi decidono di costruirgli una casa. Non appena terminata la costruzione, il Prof. Uchida vi si trasferisce con la moglie. Le carpe cominciano a popolare lo stagno dalla strana forma di ciambella. Sulla porta di casa il Prof. Uchida appende un cartello recante la scritta "Kinkakuji" (sebbene foneticamente identico al nome del famoso tempio di Kyoto, i caratteri significano "non sono graditi gli ospiti"). "E' bello avere ospiti, ma non intendo te" spiega con la sua proverbiale franchezza. Tutti gli anni per il suo compleanno, gli ex allievi organizzano una festa per il Professore, chiamandola "Madadayo" (letteralmente: "no, non ancora"). L'espressione deriva dalla frase "Sei pronto (ad andare all'altro mondo)?" "No, non ancora". Questa ricorrenza ha inizio a partire dal suo sessantunesimo compleanno e vi partecipano i suoi numerosi allievi. Solo in questa occasione il Professore si lascia prendere dalla commozione per la grande felicità. Un giorno, il gatto randagio che vive nella casa del Prof. Uchida scompare. Affranto, il Prof. Uchida piange, non riuscendo più a mangiare. I suoi ex allievi cercano ovunque il gatto senza trovarlo; distribuiscono volantini e fanno leggere un comunicato alla radio. Deve essere stata proprio una strana scena vedere degli adulti correre disperatamente alla ricerca di un gatto randagio. Raramente era capitato a questi uomini di darsi così da fare per qualcosa. Dopo più di dieci anni di celebrazioni di "Madadayo", gli ex allievi cominciano a parteciparvi con figli e nipoti. Sì, tutti invecchiano. Il Prof. Uchida ama ripetere ai bambini: "Trovate ciò che davvero vi piace". E durante una di queste feste, improvvisamente Il Professor Uchida si sente male. Tutti gli ospiti si spaventano, ma egli lascia la festa dicendo: "No, non ancora". Il Prof. Uchida sta sognando. La voce dei bambini echeggia nel tramonto. "Sei pronto?" "No, non ancora"
Xi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatized account of the life of Li Tianlu, Taiwan's most celebrated puppeteer, from his birth in 1909 to the end of Japan's fifty-year occupation of Taiwan in 1945, including his forced participation in Japanese propaganda while Japan occupied China
Le petit soldat = The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New wave film about intrigue and assassination between French OAS and Algerian FLN revolutionaries in Geneva during the Algerian crisis of 1958
 
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A bout de souffle = Breathless
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Il cerchio = The circleChina : a century of revolutionThe terrorist = TheeviravaathiMan Ray : prophet of the avant-gardeI'm the one that I wantMādadayoXi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster