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Haas, Philip 1954-

Works: 40 works in 234 publications in 5 languages and 2,209 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Erotic films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Science fiction films  Experimental films  Exhibition catalogs  War films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Author, Scenarist, Film editor, fmd
Classifications: PN1997.A581, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Philip Haas
Most widely held works by Philip Haas
Angels and insects by Philip Haas( Visual )

31 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having barely survived an expedition to the Amazon, Victorian naturalist William Adamson returns home, where he is forced to accept the charity of an affluent, upper-class family. Falling deeply in love with his benefactor's captivating daughter, he sees his fondest wish come true when she agrees to become his wife. Unwittingly attracting the affections of a bright household servant, William tries to continue his scientific studies. But all of William's logic and learning can't prepare him for the discovery he is about to make about his new relations--a discovery that will peel back the facade of wealth and privilege to reveal a breeding ground of erotic decadence and illicit passion beyond any husband's darkest fears
Lathe of heaven by LAT( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For George, the saying "dreams come true" is terribly accurate - his nighttime visions reshape reality. After druggingh himself in an attempt to keep from dreaming, George is arrested and ordered to seek psychiatric treatment for his "delusions". When his doctor realizes that George's power is real, he starts to manipulate George's dreams, with disasterous consequences
Stones and flies : Richard Long in the Sahara by Richard Long( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British sculptor, Richard Long (b.1945), producing examples of land art by walking and arranging groups of stones and rocks
Scenes & songs from Boyd Webb by Boyd Webb( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situations created by New Zealand-born photographer, Boyd Webb (b.1947)
Up at the villa by W. Somerset Maugham( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A beautiful British widow experiences violence and tragedy before falling in love with a dashing American expatriate in pre-World War II Florence, Italy
The world of Gilbert & George by Gilbert & George( Visual )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italo-British performance artists, "living sculptures", Gilbert Proesch (b.1943) and George Passmore (b.1942)
Money man( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a darkened room, a man photocopies money - greenbacks, cash. He stamps each bill with the green "Department of Treasury" seal. He adds serial numbers. He signs and then carefully cuts out each note and stacks it in a briefcase - a silver briefcase filled with bills - thousands of them. The man takes his currency to a motorcycle dealership where he selects a Harley. With five $1,000 bills he pays the cashier ... J.S.G. Boggs is an artist whose medium is money. Boggs' "dollars" have been confiscated as counterfeit by the U.S. Treasury Department. He has been arrested by the Bank of England. The Australian government has expressed that his company is unwanted. Because, for Boggs, his art is not just making money. No piece is complete until it is spent. Money Man is an exploration of the curious and controversial artwork of Boggs, who was profiled in a two-part article by writer Lawrence Weschler in The New Yorker in 1987. Boggs explores that most American and yet universal subject - money. Haas films Boggs in the process of making his art - both creating the bills and spending them. At a trendy Pittsburgh restaurant, Boggs waits until the check arrives to offer the waiter his home-made version of a $100 bill. And the restaurateur accepts Boggs' art-bill because it's probably worth more than the real thing. The next day, the artist visits a collector and sells him the receipt from the dinner (along with the change) for $200. Boggs then gives the collector the address of the restaurant. The final stage of the three-part transaction is the very funny meeting between the collector, who would like to buy the Boggs bill to complete the piece, and the wary owner, who now doesn't want to part with this curious work of art. In a voice-over, Boggs explains that he doesn't mind that the final transaction between the collector and the restaurateur never was completed - his goal is to get people thinking and talking about what makes money valuable. With each note that he tries to spend, Boggs asks us to question why one piece of paper (like that "officially recognized" limited-edition engraving, the dollar) has intrinsic value, while a similar piece of art, like a Boggs bill, may or may not. "In God we trust", indeed?
The situation by Philip Haas( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Anna, an American journalist, travels to Iraq to report on the conflict, she quickly becomes familiar with the grim day-to-day realities of the war. When an Iraqi leader and friend is assassinated, Anna becomes determined to uncover the truth behind his death. As she becomes more entrenched, Anna finds herself pulled between the affections of an American intelligence official and Zaid, a young Iraqi photographer. Following the death of an Iraqi boy at the hands of American soldiers, a perilous chain of events is set off that exposes corrupt associations, blurs the lines of justice, and ultimately leads Anna into grave danger
Kings of the Water( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyprien Tokoudagba is an important person in the city of Abomey in the West African republic of Benin. He paints the religious houses of the vodoun -- sacred temples dedicated to the worship of revered ancestors. In Kings of the Water, Cyprien paints three brilliantly colored vodoun figures and takes part in the ceremony to open a new temple. The film follows Cyprien to two local ceremonies, one in which the dead are believed to come back to instruct the living through wild dancing and another in which women warriors dance for the king. The film is an incredible journey through West African religion and art
Magicians of the Earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Haas's eye-popping film on Australian Aboriginal art, takes us through the steps of preparing three ground paintings made by a group of desert tribesman. The film shows the collective effort and cooperation required to make the art. The beauty of the finished pieces - so ancient and so modern - is stunning. The northern Australian Aboriginal bark painters' "studio" and "gallery" are dramatically different from that of the desert people. Here, making art is a solitary activity. Haas follows two brothers as they painstakingly prepare their bark canvasses and brushes and then paint two pieces. Both northern and desert Aborigines include body painting as part of their art, and the men perform ritual dances accompanied by Aboriginal musical instruments. In Yuendumu: Paddy Japarljarri Sims, Bronson Jakamarra Nelson, Paddy Japarljarri Stewart, Francis Juparrula Kelly, Paddy Juparrula Nelson, Neville Japangardi Poulson, Dinny Japarljarri France, and Darby Jampijinpa Ross. In Maningrida: John Mawandjul and James Iyuna. A film by Philip Haas. Executive Producer: Fernando Trueba. Produced by Fernando Trueba, P.C.S.A.; Methodact, Ltd.; and the Centre George Pompidou. Edited by Belinda Cowdy. Music by David Byrne. Narration by Philip Haas. Cinematography by Tony Wilson. Sound by Graham Wyse
The music of chance by Philip Haas( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful tale of two strangers who risk everything in a fateful game of chance. Within a single game, two power-mad millionaires with a twisted sense of justice trap the strangers into a payback scheme that threatens their sanity and their lives
Magicians of the Earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seni Camara lives with her husband and family in the village of Bigona, in the Casamance region in southern Senegal. Working outside the local tradition of making pots and "useful" objects out of clay, Seni claims that through a "gift of God" she has been able to create thousands of bizarre, magnificent creatures â€" clay sculptures of astonishing originality. Although the villagers don't know quite what to make of Seni and her art, she continues to work to support her family and to satisfy her own creative urge. The film follows Seni and her husband as they prepare the materials of her art. Together they dig up the hard dirt of the land and slowly mix it with water and sand until the clay is ready to be molded (she tells by taste). While Seni does the intense work of shaping the wet clay into her truly original forms, her husband prepares the final dye bath by harvesting and soaking wild nuts in water. Finally they fire the sculptures and dye them. Seni then carries her creations to the market where she sells them to the occasional western tourists (for the equivalent of four to one hundred dollars) who happen to stumble onto her market stall. There her sculptures share space along with the vegetables and other odds and ends on her table. Seniâ€"! work is powerful â€" strange half human creatures giving birth to other, little laughing creatures, each stranger than the last. Heads come out of knees and bodies grow out of other bodies. They are Seni's fertility sculptures - her children. Seni's Children provides a wonderful example of an artist who uses traditional materials to make strikingly new and original work. The film has an original music score by the West African musician Foday Musa Suso
A day on the Grand Canal with the emperor of China, or, Surface is illusion but so is depth( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World famous artist David Hockney invites the viewer to join him on a magical journey down a 72-foot-long 17th-century Chinese scroll. Hockney traces the Emperor Kangxi's grand tour of his southern domains. As Hockney compares this masterpiece to a Canaletto painting, he teaches us the differences between Western and Eastern artistic perspective
Gilbert & George : the singing sculpture by Philip Haas( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gilbert & George deadpan gallery performance
Butchers, dragons, gods & skeletons : film installations by Philip Haas by Kimbell Art Museum( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Long in der Sahara by Philip Haas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Long gehört zu den wichtigsten Vertretern der sogenannten Land-Art und zu den wenigen zeitgenössischen englischen Künstlern
The blood oranges( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bohemian couple Cyril and Fiona travel to a remote location to escape middle class morality. Committed to the notion of "open marriage", they are attracted to Catherine and Hugh, recent arrivals who move into the villa next door. As the four interlocking characters pursue the sexual idyll, what proves to be liberating for some is inevitably destructive for others
Seni's children( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of films on traditional art. Presents a female artist named Seni who lives in Bignona Senegal and shows how the family prepares the clay for her
A young man's dream and a woman's secret( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of a series of films on traditional art. Presents an artist in Madagascar who works as a funerary sculptor and an artist in Papua New Guinea who builds spirit houses in villages
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Alternative Names
Haas Philippe

Philip Haas Amerikaans filmregisseur

Philip Haas artista estadounidense

Philip Haas artiste américain

Philip Haas regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Филип Хаас

فيليب هاس فنان أمريكي


English (158)

German (9)

Dutch (2)

Russian (1)

Spanish (1)