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Taurus Film GmbH

Overview
Works: 59 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 5,284 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Biography  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Taurus Film GmbH
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the pivotal figures in American jazz with authoritative commentary and first-hand observations. Includes archive footage of performances by Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie and many other important artists
Lady day : the many faces of Billie Holiday by Billie Holiday( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This sparkling documentary features rare TV and movie clips, along with commentary by a stellar group of jazz instrumentalists and singers who knew her well
Le comte de Monte Cristo by Josée Dayan( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic tale focuses on Edmund Dantes, betrayed by friends and unjustly accused and imprisoned for conspiring with Napolean Bonaparte. In prison Dantes learns of the hidden treasure on the island of Monte Cristo, which he eventually uncovers after escaping from captivity
The world according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews with jazz musicians commenting upon the impact which John Coltrane, an innovative jazz saxophonist, had upon American jazz music. Film traces Coltrane's musical growth from his roots in the black church and in rhythm & blues, through his forty years of life. Film culminates in a musical meeting between the saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and dervish musicians in Morocco
Thelonious Monk : American composer by Matthew Seig( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first fully rounded portrait of this terribly misunderstood man and musician, the ringleader of the bebop revolution, and, after Duke Ellington, Jazz' first major composer. He remained a highly productive musician after more than thirty years of musical activity. Includes clips of international performances and interviews with artists and producers
Fight club by David Fincher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground 'fight clubs' forming in every town -- until a sensuous and mysterious woman comes between the two men and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion"--Back of container
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With over a dozen of his classic performances ranging from 1932 to the late sixties, Satchmo includes excerpts from Pennies from Heaven, Betty Boop cartoon, Going places, Jam session, New Orleans with Billie Holiday, High Society with Bing Crosby, and Hello Dolly with Barbra Streisand. Also included are live concerts with Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Teagarden and the All Stars. The film also presents on-camera interviews with Arvell Shaw, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis, Dave Brubeck and other musicians
Bluesland : a portrait in American music by Ken Mandel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features rare and memorable film performances of the greatest performers like Bessie Smith, Son House, Jimmy Rushing, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, and B.B. King. Follows the music's many tributaries as blues flows into the sophisticated jazz of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the rhythm and blues of Louis Jordan and Dinah Washington, and the rock 'n' roll of Chuck Berry and Elvis
Pippi Longstocking( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippi's first Christmas on land proves to be a special one. Thunder Karlson and Bloom have nowhere to go for Christmas and even their attempts to get arrested are bungled. Pippi comes to their aid and helps them to understand the true meaning of Christmas
Pippi Longstocking( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippi finds a hot air balloon in the attic and decides to try it out with Annika and Tommy. They fly to the next town and inadvertently manage to assist in the capture of two crooks
Sarah Vaughan the divine one by Sarah Vaughan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divine one recounts Sarah Vaughan's career from her beginnings in Newark to her worldwide preeminence in nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band members Sweets Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams and later stars like Buddy Tate, Illinois Jacquet and Joe Williams come together to lend their insight to this film through on-camera interviews and round-table reminiscences. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. Also includes vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Thomas Mann's story of three generations of the Buddenbrooks family from Lübeck, Germany, and how they struggle to maintain their status as one of the city's most wealthy and respected families
Islam in America : the next decade, 1990s in transition( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam is one of the fastest growing, and most misunderstood, religions in America today. Here is an explanation of the faith as it is actually being practiced in the United States. Learn about the Five Pillars of Islam; visit the First Mosque in America, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; understand why and how Muslims pray five times a day; go inside a maximum security prison, where convicts are converting to Islam; and, discover how a visit to Mecca changed Malcom X
The lathe of heaven( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this science fiction film George Orr is haunted by dreams that become reality. In a world where pollution has destroyed the ice caps and plagues rage unchecked, a psychiatrist sees Orr's power as a way for humanity to escape its bleak fate. But as each attempt to direct Orr's dreaming ends in failure, the doctor's obsession with playing God grows stronger
08/15 by Paul May( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film tells the story of Private Asch during the second world war, based on the novel by Hans Hellmut Kirst
The Mysterious stranger by Mark Twain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A printer's apprentice from Missouri daydreams his way into a medieval European castle and meets a mysterious, magical youth who displays fascinating powers
The Private history of a campaign that failed by Peter H Hunt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes Mark Twain's tale based on his two weeks as a Missouri militiaman in the Civil War and his later antiwar statement entitled The war prayer
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Schachnovelle = Brainwashed by Stefan Zweig( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Nazis capture an Austrian aristocrat and imprison him in solitary confinement and deprived of all intellectual stimulation. Once there, he is manipulated and interrogated in an effort to force him to reveal secret information vital to his captors. Struggling to keep his sanity, he fights back with the only means available to him--a book on chess hidden in his cell
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Le comte de Monte Cristo
Alternative Names
Taurus Film, Munich

Languages
English (86)

German (7)

French (4)

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Le comte de Monte CristoBuddenbrooks