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Transatlantic Films

Overview
Works: 193 works in 354 publications in 1 language and 2,993 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Historical reenactments (Television programs)  Interviews  Documentary films  Internet videos  Drama  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 909
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Transatlantic Films
History's turning points( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen 1/2 hour segments relating the decisive events which affected world history. Includes dramatized reconstructions and photographs
Three Gorges : the biggest dam in the world by Jodie Foster( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On-location filming illustrates the mammoth scale of the dam ... Computer graphics accompany discussions on the geophysical, technological, and economic issues of this, the largest construction project since the Great Wall. The dam itself, however, is only part of the story. The formidable resettlement effort underway is a culturally and emotionally costly one for those abandoning their cities, ancient villages, and farmlands in what may be the true price for China's continued modernization"--Container
Greek fire( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A series of ten half-hour video essays that explore the pervasive effect of ancient Greece on our lives today"--Publisher's brochure
History's turning points II( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fly with the Wright Brothers, storm the Bastille, learn how television was created and what it meant to the war in Vietnam. All these things and more, in this series
Meredith Monk by Meredith Monk( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film is based on performances given by Meredith Monk at the Almeida Theatre, Islington, London as part of a New York/Almeida Festival." Performances are interspersed with interviews with Monk
John Cage : a music circus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Peter Greenaway film that provides insights into the music and ideas of American composer John Cage, incorporating performance and conversations with and about the artist, who finds environmental sounds and noises more interesting than those produced by the world's musical cultures. Between the musical excerpts are 'Indeterminacy' stories, written and read by John Cage, spanning 1940-1979
China's mega dam( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River in China is the largest public works project in the history of mankind. Its size, scale and potential are unprecedented in engineering history. Join Discovery Channel cameras - granted exclusive access to the site - as they document the dramatic effect this massive construction project will have on the surrounding countryside
The Black death by Jonathan Riley-Smith( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the bubonic plague which reduced Europe's population by a third, wiped out many hundreds of villages, and destroyed a whole way of life
Placido : a year in the life of Placido Domingo( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views Domingo in his New York apartment where he works on a new role in Lohengrin, explaining how he builds up and shapes a part, making it his own. Watches rehearsals at the Royal Opera House with Kiri ti Kanawa for Manon Lescaut and with Katia Ricciarelli for Otello, and at the Teatro de al Zarzuela in Madrid with Marilyn Zschau for La fanciulla de West. Features excerpts from performances
The Great Wall of China by Patrick Fleming( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Chin, China's first Emperor and name-sake, who created a nation whose boundaries have remained almost unchanged for almost two thousand years. He built the Great Wall of China during his reign
The Russian revolution by Susan Green( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Lenin and Kerensky, men from the same town who had important but different roles in the Russian revolution. Shows how their differing ideals came into conflict, and the shape of the Soviet Union resulted
Atomic Bomb( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, shows the sentiments generated by the war in the Pacific and how the Japanese were perceived as fighting to the last man. This perception plus General MacArthur's recommendation influenced Truman's decision to use this new secret weapon to bring an end to the war
The siege of Constantinople( Visual )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1453 Sultan Mehmet conquered the Balkans, and his first step was to sack Constantinople, the world's most impregnable fortress. This marked the end of the Byzantine Empire
The Spanish Armada : Britannia rules the waves( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the conflict between Catholic Philip II of Spain and the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I of England. In May 1588 Philip launches the Spanish Armada, an invincible fleet of 130 ships to conquer English shores. The English overcome the far larger Spanish fleet by using fireships. The broken Armada is forced to flee and Philip's dream of a Europe united under Catholic rule is shattered
4 American composers by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of works by four modern American composers at a London festival in 1983. Interviews with the composers and performers discribe some of the motivations behide these multimedia performances
Revolution in Paris( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the riots in Paris on July 14, 1789, in which the starving and destitute citizens of Paris stormed the Bastille to liberate the prisoners and seize its weapons. Discusses the surrender of governor Monsieur De Launay, who became the first nobleman to die at the hands of the citizens
The incredible march( Visual )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents documentary based on Edgar Snow's interview of Mao Tse-tung and his retelling of the Red Army's march that brought communism to China
The plot to kill Hitler by Lawrence Schiller( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the plot of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg and other German military commanders to assassinate Adolf Hitler
The shot that started the Great War( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian empire and his wife Sophie. Their assassination set in motion a chain of events which led rapidly to the outbreak of World War I
Napoleon invades Russia( Visual )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Napoleon's invasion of Russia, his capture of Moscow, and his disorganized retreat. Shows how Napoleon's dream of a united Europe under France was destroyed
 
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TAF (Transatlantic Films)

Trans Atlantic Films

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English (98)