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Taurus Film GmbH

Overview
Works: 62 works in 130 publications in 3 languages and 5,364 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  History  Television mini-series  Action and adventure television programs 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Taurus Film GmbH
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 694 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 )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 621 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 514 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
Thelonious Monk : American composer by Matthew Seig( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 439 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 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their aggression 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 by Ken Mandel( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores the blues-- with all its poetic irony and sly humor, its eroticism and timeless power. It traces its roots from the beginning of the 20th Century through the Mississippi Delta to Louisiana, Texas, Kansas City and Chicago. It includes foootage of Son House, Leadbelly, Big Bill Broonzy, Bessie Smith, Count Basie, Louis Jordan, Jimmy Rushing, T-Bone Walker, Big Joe Turner, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Dinah Washington and many others
The World according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 308 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
Pippi Longstocking( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 267 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 261 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 )

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
Satchmo : Louis Armstrong by Louis Armstrong( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 213 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
The world according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saxophonist, composer, and band leader John Coltrane has been almost as popular in death as he was during his lifetime. The prolific jazzman passed away at 40, but left a legacy of influential musical work. This documentary delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina, displays some stellar live performances, including rare footage of Coltrane during his stint with the US Navy, and features interviews with close friends and peers
Satchmo by Gary Giddins( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 137 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
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 113 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-- have come together to lend their insight to this film, in probing on-camera interviews and an unprecedented round-table reminiscence. Basie himself appears in revealing interview clips from various stages of his life. And, most importantly, there is the music: vintage performance footage beginning in the late 1930s, and master recordings of the greatest Basie sessions
Buddenbrooks( 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
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Count Basie( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 83 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
Islam in America : the next decade, 1990s in transition( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 72 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 71 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 Count of Monte Cristo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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08/15( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in German and held by 34 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
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Le comte de Monte CristoThe Count of Monte Cristo
Alternative Names
Taurus Film, Munich

Languages
English (71)

German (5)

French (5)

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Le comte de Monte CristoBuddenbrooksThe Count of Monte Cristo