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Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 261 works in 471 publications in 6 languages and 8,789 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  History  Television comedies  Biographical films  Historical films  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
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Most widely held works by Water Bearer Films (Firm)
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 616 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 )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 430 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 Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark and riveting retelling of the classic Greek tragedy. Set in Morocco, the film is a visual wonder of desert landscapes and powerful Moorish architecture."
Little Vera( Visual )

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

The controversial, award winning Russian movie about a teenage girl torn between her lover and her bitter parents
Accattone : the scrounger by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

7 editions published between 1961 and 2003 in Italian and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first of Pasolini's films presents a vivid picture of the Roman slums through a story of a pimp, his friends, his enemies and his girls
Uccellacci e uccellini by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 238 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
Les Vampires by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 221 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Italian and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a cannibal in a medieval wasteland interwoven with that of the son of an ex-Nazi industrialist in modern day Germany, who is more attracted to pigs than his fiancée
Comizi d'amore by Pa suo li ni( Visual )

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

Pier Paolo Pasolini is featured asking questions about sex, love, and morality of a variety of people all over Italy. Also featured are interviews with psychologist Cesare Musatti and author Alberto Moravia
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 161 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 156 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 145 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This circus musical traces the career of P.T. Barnum, from his beginnings as a promoter of sideshows, to his 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 120 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 119 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
Schwestern, oder, die Balance des Glücks = Sisters, or, The Balance of happiness by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in German and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters share a complex and compelling relationship in this well-crafted film about sibling rivalry
Chocolate babies( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An underground band of HIV-positive, queer, urban, transvestite, 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
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 101 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 100 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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