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WinStar TV and Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 431 works in 781 publications in 7 languages and 29,401 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary television programs  History  Film adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Romance films  Documentary films  New wave films  Biographical television programs 
Roles: fds, 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 )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and English and held by 732 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
Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Clarissa Dalloway prepares for an elaborate party, she remembers another summer in the past, when she was a beautiful young woman. Her preparations are interrupted by the unexpected arrival of a former suitor from that long-ago summer. As the day of the party unfolds, Mrs. Dalloway's life also becomes strangely intertwined with a young man she never meets, but whose tragic fate strikes a chord of truth, deep in her soul, that she cannot deny
Yi Yi = A one and a two by Dechang Yang( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story follows the individual lives of the Jian family. Due to many circumstances, the entire family will have to re-evaluate who they are and what their lives have become
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

4 editions published in 1999 in French and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends fall in love with the same woman, who has great difficulty choosing between them. Over the ensuing decades the three remain close friends, despite the sexual tension inherent in their situation
Il cerchio = The circle by Jafar Panahi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Persian and held by 491 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
Merce Cunningham : a lifetime of dance by Merce Cunningham( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 451 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." Cunningham himself, along with his dancers, collaborators, and observers, traces the course of his long career and that of his dance company. Topics include: his special qualities as a dancer; his performances as a member of Martha Graham's company; his choreographic approach and sources of inspiration; his longtime association and collaboration with composer John Cage; his residency at Black Mountain College; the development of his use of chance procedures; the early years of his company; his preference for avant-garde music, and his collaborations with various composers; and his use of technological innovations such as the computer program Life forms
Ella Fitzgerald : something to live for by Stéphane Ollivier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 439 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
The terrorist = Theeviravaathi by Santosh Sivan( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in Tamil and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a story inspired by the events surrounding the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, a suicide bomber examines her emotions and finds herself in a psychological divide as she contemplates her future
Vaudeville by Greg Palmer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than eighty vaudeville acts are presented, including rare performances by George Burns and Gracie Allen and others
La notte by Michelangelo Antonioni( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally estranged couple faces heartache, desperation, and personal loss all in the course of one night
Vénus beauté (institut) = Venus Beauty (salon)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic comedy which follows the life of Angèle, a forty-something woman who makes her living at a Parisian spa and whose life has been a series of hedonistic and reckless one-night stands
Flowers of Shanghai( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 313 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
Mādadayo by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Japanese and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in postwar Japan, the film portrays the relationship between four students and Hyakken Uchida, one of the true free spirits of the Japanese literary world
Man Ray : prophet of the avant-garde by Mel Stuart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Man Ray is the quintessential modernist figure: photographer, painter, object maker and collagist, filmmaker and printmaker, poet, essayist and philosopher. Born Emanuel Radnitsky in 1890, he went on to become the leader of the "American avant-garde" and the most enigmatic of the Dada-Surrealists who transformed the Paris art world during the ferment of the 1920's and beyond. This profile follows the creative genius from his youth in Brooklyn to his glory days in Paris and, finally, to his impact on future generations of artist in a variety of fields"--Container
China : a century of revolution by Sue Williams( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the period of Chinese history between 1911 and 1997, discussing the leadership of such figures as Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, as well as the impact of political change on the country throughout the twentieth century
The Irish empire by Alan Gilsenan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 292 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
Norman Rockwell : painting America( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of painter/illustrator Norman Rockwell. Features interviews with historians, critics, family, friends, and admirers
I'm the one that I want by Margaret Cho( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 289 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
Xi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster by Xiaoxian Hou( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Chinese and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the memoirs of Li Tien-lu, Taiwan's most celebrated puppeteer, this story covers the years from Li's birth in 1909 to the end of Japan's fifty-year occupation of Taiwan in 1945
Le petit soldat = The little soldier by Jean-Luc Godard( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in French and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set during the Algerian War, [the film] follows Bruno Forestier, a disillusioned young deserter who becomes involved in the French nationalist movement. He is ordered to kill an Algerian sympathizer, and although he does not hold deep political beliefs, commits the murder and undergoes torture when captured. At the same time, he meets and falls in love with a woman who he does not know is fighting for the other side"--Container
 
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A bout de souffle = Breathless
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Il cerchio = The circleThe terrorist = TheeviravaathiMādadayoMan Ray : prophet of the avant-gardeI'm the one that I wantXi meng ren sheng = The Puppetmaster
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