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Water Bearer Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 289 works in 613 publications in 4 languages and 8,899 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Religious films  Bible films  Documentary films  Biographies  Silent films  Horror films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, fds
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Water Bearer Films (Firm)
A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptación cinematográfica fiel a la obra "El sueño de una noche de verano" de William Shakespeare
Oedipus Rex by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sophocles' play, with added prologue and epilogue set in modern times, is extended into the present and points out that the motives of the ancient tragedy still exist today
The gospel according to St. Matthew by Pier Paolo Pasolini( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Italian and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using non-professional actors, this film follows the Gospel of Matthew to tell the story of the birth, life, teachings and death on the cross of Jesus Christ. There was no script except the Bible itself. The narrative portions are voiced by "Jesus Christ." It is presented almost as a cinema-verité documentary and without the glossy coating of the Church and Hollywood
Little Vera( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in Russian and held by 377 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in Italian and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in Italian and No Linguistic content and held by 286 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
A very natural thing( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poignant romantic drama examines the life of gay 26 year-old ex-monk school teacher living in Manhattan. When he meets a man at a gay bar, they connect and are soon living together. Unfortunately their views on monogamy don't match
Les vampires by Louis Feuillade( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 209 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 )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Italian and held by 189 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 )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in Italian and held by 179 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
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages = The second awakening of Christa Klages by Margarethe von Trotta( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Margarethe Von Trotta's first solo effort is an intense political drama that embraces the theme of closeness between women."--Container
Rock Hudson's home movies by Mark Rappaport( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2011 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 )

3 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 )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 132 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 )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 107 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 )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 107 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 1940's, the vice raids of the 1950's, the gay counter culture of the 1960's and "coming out" in the 1970's 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in German and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two sisters share a complex and compelling relationship in this film about sibling rivalry. Anna seems dependent, emotionally and economically, on Maria. Successive inward turns of the screw reveal them, Siamese twin-like, bonded to one another, so that eventually it is uncertain as to who exploits and dominates whom
Grown ups by Mike Leigh( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 98 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
Bleak moments by Mike Leigh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centres around a shy but intelligent middle-class girl, Sylvia, who is barely surviving suburban loneliness while looking after her mentally retarded sister Hilda
Nuts in May by Mike Leigh( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilarious and appalling things happen to Keith and Candice-Marie, a pair of terrifically self-satisfied, middle-class vegetarians still high on love-philosophy of the 1960's, when they go on a camping trip in Dorset
 
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Languages
Italian (71)

English (56)

German (14)

Russian (11)