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Seventh Art Productions

Works: 356 works in 632 publications in 1 language and 23,280 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Internet videos  History  Educational television programs  Biographical television programs  Cultural television programs  Drama  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Seventh Art Productions
In search of Mozart by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unmissable biography narrated by Juliet Stevenson and featuring interviews and performances with over 70 of the greatest exponents of Mozart's music. A valuable addition to any music lovers collection. Produced in association with the world's leading orchestras, opera houses and musicians. Told through a 25,000 mile journey along every route Mozart followed; IN SEARCH OF MOZART is a detective story that travels to the heart of old Europe ... and the heart of genius itself. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and featuring: Ronald Brautigam, Renée Fleming, Magdalena Kožená, Lang Lang, Louis Langrée, Julian Rachlin, Roger Norrington, Imogen Cooper, Škampa Quartet, Orchestra of the 18th Century, the Salzburg Camerata ... and many other leading musicians, performers, and Mozart experts. Without resorting to docu-drama or visual re-enactment, In Search of Mozart traces the composer's life through his music and extensive correspondence. From K1a to K626 (Requiem), over 80 works are featured in chronological order, revealing striking parallels between the music and Mozart's own experiences. Throughout, it is the music that takes centre stage, with the jigsaw of Mozart's life fitting around it. With rigorous analysis from musicologists and experts such as Jonathan Miller, Cliff Eisen, Nicholas Till, Bayan Northcott and the late Stanley Sadie, a new, vivid impression of the composer emerges. It dispels the many common myths about Mozart's genius, health, relationships, death and character, to present a new image, very different from Milos Forman's Amadeus. Narrated by Juliet Stevenson and with Mozart voiced by Samuel West, the film features interviews and performances with over 70 of the greatest exponents of Mozart's music including: Christophe Rousset, Sir Roger Norrington, René Jacobs, Sir Charles Mackerras, Renée Fleming, Magdalena Kožená, Sandrine Piau, Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley, Sir Thomas Allen, Imogen Cooper, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Leif ove Andsnes, Lang Lang and Škampa Quartet. Frans Bruggen's Orchestra of 18th Century and Ronald Brautigam perform much of the orchestral repertoire but the film also includes live performances from the Vienna Philharmonic, Norwegian Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Salzburg Camerata, Bayerischen Rundfunks, Concerto Köln, Netherlands Opera, Staatskapelle Berlin and Prague Estates Theatre
In search of Beethoven by Ludwig van Beethoven( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"He is one of the greatest musicians and composers in history. And yet his life-story is shrouded in myth and misunderstanding. So just what is the true story of Ludwig van Beethoven?"--Container
The great artists( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art historian Tim Marlow explores the lives and works of the greatest artists in history. Filming takes place throughout the world
Brazil : an inconvenient history by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While everyone knows of the history of slavery in the USA, few people realize that Brazil was actually the largest participant in the slave trade. Forty percent of all slaves that survived the Atlantic crossing were destined for Brazil, while only 4% were sent to the U.S. At one time half of the population of Brazil were slaves. It was the last country to officially abolish slavery (1888) and one of the ex-slaves is still alive today. This well-researched BBC production charts Brazil s history using original texts, letters, accounts and decrees. From these original sources, we learn firsthand about the brutality of the slave traders and slave owners, and the hardship of plantation life. With the Portugese colony of Angola acting as a "factory" supplying Africans to Brazil, it was cheaper to replace any slave starved and worked to death than to extend his life by treating him humanely. Few plantation owners sent for their wives to live in this hot climate, so the softening effect of family life was absent among the rough white settlers. Historians Joao Jose Reis, Cya Teixeira, Marilene Rosa Da Silva, anthropologist Peter Fry, and others recount the effect of centuries of slavery on Brazil today. This is an important documentary for Black history, African history and Latin American studies
The Impressionists with Tim Marlow by Phil Grabsky( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explores the life and works of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who is most famous for his depiction of the darker side of Parisian life at the turn of the century from concert halls and cabarets to brothels. As a result of his popular and prolific graphic work, Toulouse-Lautrec is often described as the first great modern poster designer. Works examined in this program include: Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec, Hangover: The Drinker, Ballet de Papa Chrysantheme, In the Rue des Moulins Salon, The Milliner, and Examination at the Faculty of Medicine
Heaven by Jack Van Impe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating works of art from Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, and other traditions, this program examines the evolution of the concept of heaven and how it has been depicted since ancient times. Luca Signorelli's fresco Coronation of the Elect, at Orvieto Cathedral; Fra Angelico's altarpiece Last Judgment; an illustration of paradise in a Persian manuscript by Aqa Mirak; an image of heaven from a medieval Hebrew Bible; and a Wheel of Life thangka are spotlighted, along with an illustration of the Egyptian Field of Reeds, a fragment of Roman fresco depicting the Elysian Fields, Bruegel the Elder's The Land of Cockaigne, Stanley Spencer's Resurrection at Cookham, and Tracy Emin's fabric wall hanging Meet Me in Heaven
Hell by Ardele Lister( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the landscape of damnation as it has been portrayed as Tartarus, Gehenna, Hell, Jahannam, Naraka, and modern-day apocalyptic horror. Representative works of art include the doom painting at Salisbury's Church of St. Thomas, Lorenzo Maitani's relief The Last Judgment on the façade of Orvieto Cathedral, Hieronymus Bosch's triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights, an illustration by William Blake of Dante's Inferno, Auguste Rodin's The Gates of Hell, Hadith illustrations, Japanese scrolls, and Hell, a diorama by Jake and Dinos Chapman populated by mutated and mutilated Nazis - destroyed, ironically, in a warehouse fire
Judgment by Cloud Ten Entertainment( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there is life after death, will it be one of bliss or torment? This program focuses on the moment of judgment in the belief systems of ancient Egypt, Judaism, Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism, and Christianity. Featured works of art include the Egyptian Book of the Dead; a Buddhist painted scroll; a mosaic from the Byzantine Church of San Apollinare Nuovo, in Ravenna; a mosaic in Venice's first cathedral, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta; Giotto's fresco Last Judgment; the doom painting over the chancel arch of the Church of St. Thomas, in Salisbury; Michelangelo's The Last Judgment, in the Sistine Chapel; The Last Judgement by John Martin; and Mark Wallinger's Threshold to the Kingdom, a slow-motion video installation filmed at London City Airport. (23 minutes)
The nude( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Marlow looks at how the image of a naked body was used for a variety of purposes during this period - to shock, to coerce, to titillate, to impress and to instruct. Examples include Rembrandt's "The Anatomy Lesson;" "Ingres," "Turkish Bath," and Rodin's "The Age of Bronze."
The nude( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Marlow's main focus is the ancient classical world. He explores how and why the naked body was first depicted and goes onto show how the "Venus de Milo" and the "Venus of Willendorf" fit into the context of society and art history
The nude( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlow explores examples of the Nude in the Modern period: Manet's "Olympia," Picasso's "Les Demoiselles D'Avignon" and Bacon's "Triptych." Marlow explains how the 20th century changed perspective on the nude in art as emotional truth overcame physical realism
The nude( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlow travels to England, France and Italy on a lively, visual journey illustrating how the Christian idea of nudity associated with sin was replaced with ideas of nudity being associated with beauty and sensuality. Included are Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Michelangelo's "David," and Giotto's "The Last Judgement."
Hail, Caesar! by Joel Coen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans three continents and seven centuries to tell the saga of the Roman Empire and the men who shaped it
Van Gogh( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent van Gogh is perhaps the most mythologized artist in the history of art and his tragic life is ingrained in the popular imagination. Active as an artist for only ten years he completed 1250 paintings, before succumbing to mental illness and taking his own life in July of 1890. Van Gogh was a deeply spiritual man and began painting after witnessing the desperate poverty of the agricultural communities of Holland and Belgium. He developed a highly individualistic visual style, and strived to develop an expressive language more direct than that of his artistic predecessors. Although he sold only one painting during his lifetime, his enormous rise to fame after his death means that today his are among the most cherished paintings of all the great artists. Works featured in this program include The Potato-Eaters, Sunflowers, Vincent's House in Arles, Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, The Starry Night, and Wheat Field with Crows
Cassatt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Cassatt is one of only a handful of women artists up to the beginning of the twentieth century who have managed to forge a reputation in the male dominated story of art history. She was an American by birth but lived in France for sixty years and helped to develop the first great movement in Modern art - Impressionism. In works such as The Boating Party, Cassatt articulates her bold, vivid vision
Rembrandt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two eyes peer out of the gloom; they are the eyes of Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt drew, etched and painted his own likeness over a hundred times resulting in a unique record of not only his changing physical appearance, but the development of his artistic career. In his portraiture, Rembrandt was able to render a sense of the interior lives of his subjects. He also painted religious, historical and contemporary scenes, as well as landscapes and animals. Tim Marlow documents Rembrandt's rise in Amsterdam during its Golden Age, and how the city shaped his career. Works featured in this program include "Self-Portrait" (1629), "The Anatomy Lesson of Doctor Nicolaes Tulp," "The Descent from the Cross," "Self-Portrait" (1640), "The Night Watch," and "Hendrickje Bathing in a River
Giotto( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giotto di Bondone initiated the Italian Renaissance with his naturalistic and emotive treatment of medieval Christian iconography that departed from Byzantine style painting. In receiving commissions from princes, kings and Popes, he raised the artist's status from that of a craftsman to that of a poet or philosopher. Using nature as his teacher and narrative as his guide, Giotto developed an individual style that would characterize Western art for centuries to come. Works featured in this program include the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua (1304-1306), the Church of St Francis in Assisi (1295-1300) and the Bardi and Peruzzi chapels (1320s) in Santa Croce in Florence as well as the Ognissanti Madonna and Child altarpiece (1305-1310) in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence
Caravaggio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the great artists, Caravaggio seems to speak most intensely to the modern world. He lived a brief and tumultuous life, mocking authority and even murdering a man; he spent four years on the run, a fugitive from justice, but he always painted, bringing religious art to life in paintings so powerful and naturalistic that some saw them as miracles in themselves. In the program Tim Marlow looks at paintings such as The Musicians- a melancholy celebration of music with a slight erotic edge, and The Conversion of St. Paul- an expression of the artist's deep religious sensibility
Bruegel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pieter Bruegel the Elder's enigmatic, humorous, sometimes grotesque paintings remain among the most distinctive examples of Netherlandish art. Though he had traveled to Italy, Bruegel turned his back on the popular Italianate styles of the time and developed traditional Netherlandish genres of painting. His paintings and etchings served as windows into other worlds, illustrating the mountains and rivers of far off lands. Bruegel lived through a period of immense social and religious upheaval, in which the Catholic Habsburgs were determined to crush the growing ranks of Protestant dissenters in the Netherlands. Bruegel was among the first artists to paint almost exclusively for the growing class of merchants and intellectuals. Works featured in this program include The Netherlandish Proverbs, The Triumph Of Death, The Hunters In The Snow, G loomy Day, The Massacre Of The Innocents, and The Wedding Feast
Rodin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Auguste Rodin redefined the idea of sculpture in European Art liberating it from the constraints of classicism and created three dimensional forms which pulsated with life and energy. His masterpiece, the Gates of Hell, is the greatest public sculpture of the 19th century, a work that obsessed him for almost 40 years, and which acted as a laboratory for Rodin imagination and which produced some of greatest sculptures of his career, works such as the Kiss and the Thinker
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