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Taurus Film GmbH

Works: 58 works in 137 publications in 3 languages and 5,306 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
Most widely held works by Taurus Film GmbH
The story of jazz by Matthew Seig( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 689 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 615 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 Robert Vernay( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in French and held by 508 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
The world according to John Coltrane by John Coltrane( Visual )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 472 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 Barry Harris( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 429 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 378 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 )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 352 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 321 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
Pippi Longstocking( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 267 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 263 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 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sarah Vaughan - The divine one 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. Packed with insightful interviews - many with Sarah herself - and live performances spanning her entire career, this is a very special portrait of a woman who was professionally unparalleled. "This riveting hour shows just how Sarah evolved, visually and vocally ; it will leave the viewer with a mixture of joy that this wondrous memento exists and sorrow at the loss of which it reminds us." - Los Angeles Times."--Conteneur
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 193 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 99 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 80 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 68 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 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
The Mysterious stranger by Mark Twain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 33 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 33 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
Schachnovelle = Brainwashed by Stefan Zweig( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 27 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and magic"--Container
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Le comte de Monte Cristo
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Taurus Film, Munich

English (82)

German (7)

French (4)

Le comte de Monte CristoBuddenbrooks