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Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 240 works in 484 publications in 6 languages and 8,776 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  History  Documentary films  Biographical films  Television comedies  Religious films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Water Bearer Films (Firm)
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The capriciousness of lovers is the theme of this romantic and entertaining comedy, given a frolicsome rendition by the RSC
The gospel according to St. Matthew by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Different from other cinematic depictions of the life of Christ in that there is no screenplay per se. Pasolini limited himself to the account by Matthew; only words written by the Saint are employed; no additional dialogue was written and only scenes described by Matthew are shown. Pasolini used no professional actors (his mother played the older Mary) and he dedicated his film "to the dear familiar memory of John XXIII."
Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy, 'Oedipus Rex'. Unknown to himself, Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother. When the truth is discovered, he puts out his eyes and Oedipus wanders the streets until he is found by his daughter, Antigone, a common blind beggar."--Container
Little Vera by Vassily Pitchoul( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Russian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a sullen, sultry teenager with few goals in life who is trying to deal with a brooding boyfriend, an abusive alcoholic father, an ineffectual mother and the futility of a life trapped in her small industrial town
Accattone : the scrounger by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in Italian and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vivid picture of the slums of Rome is presented through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls
Uccellacci e uccellini by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene as a counter point to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life, caught between the Church and Marxism
Origin of the vampire by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the achievements of Les Vampires, a secret society of criminals led by Irma Vep. The gang uses kidnapping, poisonous gas, heavy artillery, sexual domination and murder to gain power over the elite of Paris
Porcile by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Italian and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a medieval cannibal is juxtaposed with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist who prefers the company of pigs to that of his fiancée. In both cases, humans revert to animal behavior when they are removed from the spectrum of social rules and opinions
Comizi d'amore by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Italian and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary featuring director Pasolini asking questions about sex, love, and morality of a variety of people all over Italy. Features interviews with psychologist Cesare Musatti and author Alberto Moravia
Schwestern, oder, die Balance des Glücks = Sisters, or, The Balance of happiness by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

7 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in German and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters share a complex and compelling relationship in this well-crafted film about sibling rivalry, dependency and suicide
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages = The second awakening of Christa Klages by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christa Klages is a young mother distraught at the prospect that her day care center is running out of money. With her lover, Werner, and another friend, she robs a bank. The friend is captured and Werner is killed while eluding the police, so Christa flees with her friend, Ingrid, who helps Christa escape to Portugal
Rock Hudson's home movies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this documentary, filmmaker Mark Rappaport conducts a revisionist analysis of the famed Hollywood actor's cinematic career. By turns fascinating, provocative, and amusing, nothing Hudson did onscreen escapes Rappaport's revisionist thesis--reading a gay subtext everywhere--which yields both clever insights and obvious stretching of a point. Rappaport's analysis is on its strongest ground in the examination of the Doris Day/Rock Hudson comedies of the late 50s and 60s, whose plots often centered on Hudson assuming dual identities. Hudson was gay, but Rappaport's obliviousness to anything beyond a narrow interpretative rubric hampers an otherwise excellent argument
Heller Wahn = Sheer madness by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the friendship between two very different women. One is a lecturer in literature and separated from her stage director husband, and the other is the shy wife of a well-known peace expert. As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss
Barnum by Cy Coleman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This circus musical traces the career of P.T. Barnum, the World's Greatest Showman, from his humble beginnings as a promoter of sideshows, to his great museum in New York, and the co-founding of the Barnum and Bailey Circus
The Phantom of the opera( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tale of the lovely young woman who wishes to become a star at the Paris Opera, and the mad phantom who lives in the catacombs below the Opera
Last call at Maud's by Paris Poirier( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the world's longest running lesbian bar, Maud's in San Francisco. Film interweaves rare archive film of the gay bar scene in the 1940s, the vice raids of the 1950s, the gay counter culture of the 1960s and "coming out" in the 1970s up until the bar closed its doors in 1989
Chocolate babies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, genderqueer, activists of color is making headlines in New York. In an effort to expose political corruption surrounding the AIDS epidemic, these urban guerrillas stage a series of surprise attacks against conservative politicians whom they believe are collecting secret lists of HIV-positive individuals. The masterminds behind the action include to-the-death! diva Max Mo-Freak; his determined sister, Jamela; Larva, a sex-crazed crossdresser with attitude; Lady Marmalade, a junkie transvestite songstress; and Sam, an idealistic young Asian militant and Max Mo's lover
Le silence de la mer = The silence of the sea by Jean-Pierre Melville( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in occupied France during World War II. An old man and his beautiful niece are forced to endure the presence of a Nazi officer during the German occupation of their small village. Vowing never to speak to the invader, the couple listen in silence as the officer pours out his ideas and feelings about music, war and his love of France
Grown ups by Mike Leigh( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dick and Mandy, a young working class couple move into a council house in Canterbury, and find Mr. Butcher, one of their former teachers, living next door. Mandy's unmarried sister, Gloria, is constantly dropping in, and will not take any hints that the couple would prefer to be left alone, until her presence finally goads them to action. The entire film come to a head when both couples are found wrestling in the hall while trying to oust the poor sister from the Mr. Butcher's bathroom."--Container
The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum at Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss( Visual )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inmates of an insane asylum in post revolutionary France enact a play on the assassination of Marat for the pleasure of aristocrats. Explores several social and political themes and ends with the interaction of the cast and the audience in an unpleasant fashion
 
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