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London Films

Overview
Works: 333 works in 557 publications in 1 language and 10,101 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Detective and mystery films  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Biographical television programs  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by London Films
Hobson's choice by Tom Gutteridge( Visual )

6 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An owner of a Victorian-era boot shop finds himself in a battle of wills with his headstrong eldest daughter, who wants to make her own professional and personal decisions in her life
I, Claudius by Robert Graves( Visual )

12 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic tale of ambition, debauchery, and intrigue, the Emmy-winning BBC series is one of the most popular and acclaimed dramas in Masterpiece Theatre history. Based on the novels by Robert Graves, spanning the history of the Roman Empire from Augustus to Nero. Episodes include: A Touch of Murder, Waiting in the Wings, What Shall We Do About Claudius?, Poison is Queen, Some Justice, plus extended versions of episodes one and two, and bonus features
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

19 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulp fiction writer arrives in post-WWII Vienna at the invitation of a friend who has offered him a job. Once there, he discovers that a shortage of supplies has led to a flourishing black market and his friend has recently died in a mysterious traffic accident. As he begins to unravel the story behind his friend's death, he finds himself entangled in the black market, the police, and his friend's Czech girlfriend. Includes commentary, interviews, collectible booklet, and more
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II government munitions expert, in constant pain from a crippling bomb injury, is frustrated by his infirmity and mindless government bureaucracy that prevents him from recovering and disposing of deadly enemy booby traps that are killing children
The captain's paradise by Anthony Kimmins( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The British captain of a steamer sailing between Gibralter and Tangier has a wife in each port, one to suit each of his personalities. All is plain sailing until it is the women's turn to explore another side of their personalities
Cry, the beloved country by Darrell Roodt( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a story of two men, two fathers, one black, one white, drawn together through one father's search for a lost son
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

10 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor
Brenda Fassie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of South African popular singer Brenda Fassie, whose music is a blend of soul, disco, and Mbaqanga
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse by Sipho Mabuse( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The pop music of South Africa's hottest township drummer bridges the gap between urban sophistication and the tribal roots of Mbaqanga, the pop-style music of the outlying townships. In this program, Sipho Mabuse discusses how mainstream South African contemporary music moved from American jazz influences to other genres, including pop. The performance highlights Mabuse with his original pop group, the Beaters, and with his newly formed cross-cultural group that mixes American funk with the percussive polyrhythms of Africa"--Container
Mango Groove( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sound of the group Mango Groove and its multiracial members is the sound of the new South Africa. Punchy, vibrant, bursting with life and color, it is an infectious jive, a melodious fusion of the traditional three-chord structure of marabi rhythms, pop, and jazz - all built around the piercing sound of the pennywhistle. Mango Groove's founder, John Leyden, traces the group's fascinating history from its roots in Sophia Town, the legendary freehold settlement that gave birth to the first fusion of the American big band sound and traditional African rhythms
Yvonne Chaka Chaka( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary portrait of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, disco singer from South Africa, highlighting the influence of gospel music and traditional African rhythms on her music. Excerpts of her music videos and performances are interspersed with Chaka Chaka discussing her music
Mahlathini( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his deep baritone growl and regal cloak of skins, Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde-the Lion of Soweto-is the undisputed king of South Africa's urban pop scene. This program features his talents and that of his backup groups, the Mahotella Queens and the Makgona Tsotle Band. Widely acknowledged as the father of Mbaqanga-the stew of musical influences at the heart of the Soweto beat-Mahlathini currently tops the charts. In an interview, Mahlathini's guitarist, Marks Mhangwane, traces the influence of Mahlathini's music from the streets of Soweto, where the group was harassed by white South African police, into Swaziland, Lesotho, Botswana, Malawi, and Mozambique
Prophets of the City( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the shadow of Table Mountain, the city of Cape Town moves to a different beat. In its restless confluence of cultures, music mixes and remixes to shape the sounds that reflect the vibrance and volatility of the community. Today's sound is called African Hip Hop, and the group playing it, the Prophets of the City, is the subject of this program. Their leader, Deon Daniels, discusses the music's inspiration: hard-core American street rap. The lyrics, rooted close to home, reflect anti-drug, anti-violence, anti-gang, and political messages
Ntemi Piliso : African Jazz Pioneer( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary portrait of Edmund "Ntemi" Piliso, South African jazz musician. Highlights the various eras from 1940s on with musical performances to the present with his group the African Jazz Pioneers
Little Sister by Raphaël Kirchner( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music performed in this program, from Little Sister, comes from the white capital of South Africa, Pretoria. It represents the crosscurrents of the country's pop wave, heavily reliant on American-style rock and roll. The performers, two sisters calling themselves Little Sister, describe their rise to fame as a sort of "divine accident." One sister, Debbi, describes her transition from classical guitar to electric bass guitar, and tells what it's like to be one of the few female bass guitarists in the male-dominated South African rock music arena
Mike Makhalemele( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African jazz man Mike Makhalemele carefully blends western and African musical elements to give his music its unique flavor. Jazz fusion, it is called, and no better example of Makhalemele's work exists than his original piece, "Soweto Dawn," from his best-selling African jazz album, Thabang. In this program, Makhalemele discusses his music, its African and contemporary origins, and its role as a bridge between the white and black worlds of South Africa. Performances include some of Makhalemele's most famous works
Ray Phiri( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His fans call Chikapa Ray Phiri "the prophet," in tribute to the burning intensity of his music, and the flame of social consciousness that keeps it alight. He and his group, Stimela (Steam Train), stoke the sound of a nation torn between apartheid's legacy of suffering and the vision of a new, free South Africa. This program traces Phiri's life from his poor roots as the son of a laborer, to co-arranger of Paul Simon's successful South African music album, Graceland. Between footage of performances, Phiri explains his music as a key to self-discovery, an outlet for personal and political frustration, and an inspiration for change
Marcalex( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music of Marc and Alex Rantseli, aptly described as slick funk, has gained international popularity in America and abroad. A cosmopolitan crossover sound, it is the flip side of South Africa's township beat of Kwela and Mbaqanga. While the brothers admit to only the slightest incursion of ethnic influences into their music, the performances in this program belie that. A strong international influence in the music is attributed to the brothers' urban Johannesburg roots
Ladysmith Black Mambazo by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the ancient hills and valleys of Natal, the haunting strains of Isicathamiya stir the blood and soul of the Zulu nation. In this program, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the ten-man choral a cappella group featured on Paul Simon's Graceland album, lends its full-throated harmonies to music that cuts to the core of the universal spirit. The rhythms of Isicathamiya-a stealthy, prowling Zulu dance-can be sensed throughout the many musical performances. The group's leader, Joseph Shabalala, explains how the group has honed the sound to mesmerizing perfection, and reveals the essence of the music in the tapping of a plough, the lowing of domestic animals, and the movement of the wind over the Natal terrainches
 
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