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Taurus Film GmbH

Overview
Works: 58 works in 126 publications in 3 languages and 5,543 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Juvenile works  Fiction  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Taurus Film GmbH
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 732 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 Matthew Seig ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 684 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 529 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 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 517 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 ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A portrait of the musician and composer, Thelonious Monk, including 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 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggresion into therapeutic "fight clubs", an eccentric woman gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion
Bluesland a portrait in American music ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 328 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
Satchmo Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 284 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
Pippi Longstocking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 277 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
Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 266 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
Sarah Vaughan the divine one by Sarah Vaughan ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 212 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 Count Basie ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 209 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 101 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 101 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
Lathe of heaven ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 90 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
The Private history of a campaign that failed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 46 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 46 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
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the dramatic story of Edmond Dantes, a young French sailor who is falsely denounced as a political traitor and unjustly imprisoned for eighteen years without trial. After a daring escape, Dantes flees to the island of Monte Cristo, where he finds a colossal treasure bequeathed to him by a dying fellow inmate. Using these riches, he assumes a new identity and devises a plan of vengeance upon all those who betrayed him
08/15 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in German and held by 37 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
Schachnovelle Brainwashed ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 31 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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Taurus Film, Munich
Languages
English (74)
German (7)
French (4)
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