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Taurus Film GmbH

Works: 58 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 5,246 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Children's films  Children's television programs  Juvenile works 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program profiles, with first-hand observation and historical detail, the pivotal people and places in American jazz. Includes archive footage of performances by Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and many other important artists
The world according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 470 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
Fight club by David Fincher( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 376 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 357 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 317 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 )

3 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 257 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 224 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 186 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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film from Germany. Drama. Screen adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel
Islam in America : the next decade, 1990s in transition( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 74 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 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Conteneur
08/15 by Paul May( Visual )

4 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 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
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
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 deprived of all intellectual stimulation. He is manipulated and interrogated in an effort to force him to reveal secret information. Struggling to keep his sanity, he fights back with the only means available, a book on chess hidden in his cell
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Taurus Film, Munich

English (62)

German (7)

French (1)