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Taurus Film GmbH

Overview
Works: 59 works in 146 publications in 3 languages and 5,195 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Crime films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  History 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, 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 )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 682 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 )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 609 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 545 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 )

13 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 )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 424 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 375 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 360 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 316 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 )

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

Recounts the career of singer Sarah Vaughan 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. Includes interviews with friends and family as well as original footage of the singer's performances
Count Basie : swingin' the blues by Matthew Seig( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 185 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 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 66 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 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 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
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
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 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
Star of Africa by Alfred Weidenmann( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the career of WWII Luftwaffe ace Hans-Joachim Marseille
 
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Le comte de Monte Cristo
Alternative Names
Taurus Film, Munich

Languages
English (92)

German (7)

French (4)

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Le comte de Monte CristoBuddenbrooks