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Taurus Film GmbH

Works: 60 works in 149 publications in 3 languages and 5,128 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Nonfiction films  Biographical films  Crime films  History 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Taurus Film GmbH
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 662 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 592 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 540 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 463 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 )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 421 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 371 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 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Satchmo. There are few people in this country -- or around the world -- who will not recognize the name. Louis Armstrong embodied 20th century American culture ... No other performer of his era had such a profound effect as a singer as well as an instrumentalist ... With over a dozen of his classic film performances ... numerous live concert and television performances [and] ... never-before-seen home movies and newly discovered 1935 Chicago nightclub footage"--Container
Bluesland : a portrait in American music by Kenneth Mandel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 309 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 )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 260 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 245 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 )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and French and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the stellar singer's career from her beginnings at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey, to her debut at the Apollo Theater and her pre-eminence in nightclubs, concert halls, and jazz festivals around the world
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A leading musician of the swing era and an outstanding representative of the big band style, Count Basie was an eminent bandleader and jazz pianist. He led one of the most enduring swing bands of all time; no other musician was ever more committed to stomping, shouting, swinging, jumping and dragging away the blues than Count Basie. In Swingin' the blues, a distinguished group of Basie alumni, including early band stars Harry "Sweets" Edison, Earle Warren and Claude Williams, and later stars like Illinois Jacquet, Buddy Tate and Joe Williams lend their insights. The film is generously supported by vintage performance footage beginning in the 1930's and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions"--Container
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 98 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 our world in transition( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam is one of the fastest growing and most misunderstood, religions in America today. Here, for the first time, is an explanation of the faith as it is actually 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, discover how a visit to Mecca changed Malcom X
The lathe of heaven( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 65 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 )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in German and held by 32 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 Private history of a campaign that failed by Peter H Hunt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 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
The Mysterious Stranger by Mark Twain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of Mark Twain's novel about a young Missouri print shop apprentice who daydreams himself back to an Austrian castle in the Middle Ages, where a mysterious stranger, No. 44, brings magic, mischief, and adventure into his life
Schachnovelle = Brainwashed by Stefan Zweig( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 24 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
Star of Africa by Alfred Weidenmann( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the career of WWII Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille
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Taurus Film, Munich

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