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London Films

Overview
Works: 282 works in 528 publications in 2 languages and 9,053 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Detective and mystery films  Educational films  Filmed operas  Internet videos  Musical films  Opera films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by London Films
Hobson's choice by David Lean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 508 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 )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 450 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 tempest by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Derek Jarman's interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with elaborate staging and modern touches
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

18 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American writer goes to Europe to look for a friend but instead finds death and intrigue on the trail of black marketeers in post-war Vienna
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

The story of a lame scientist in WWII Britain, frustrated by his handicap and government bureaucrats, and embittered to those around him, who gets a chance at heroism when an unexploded German bomb threatens the town
Cry, the beloved country by Alan Paton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 347 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
The captain's paradise( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Alec Guinness is Henry St. James, captain of an international ferry boat who has discovered the secret to the perfect double life: in Gibraltar he has a British housewife, while in Tangier his second wife is a hotblooded Spanish vixen. When the Captain becomes careless with anniversary gifts, he must see if he can not only outwit two betrayed wives, but survive a very serious firing squad
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The tales of Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

9 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances form some of the greatest ballet dancers and opera singers ever to grace the stage or screen
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American Naval officer marries a purchased Japanese wife, Butterfly. Tragedy unfolds as Butterfly remains faithful to her American husband
Brenda Fassie( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music in this program is a detonating blend of soul, disco, and Mbaqanga-a blend of pop and traditional rhythms-from music legend Brenda Fassie, niece of Nelson Mandela. Fassie talks about her childhood days as a singer with the Tiny Tots-a street-corner group with whom she often did imitations of American folk singer Roberta Flack. Later music, which she describes as "bubble-gum," made her a star. But it was her song written and dedicated to Mandela entitled "Black President" that thrust her onto the international music scene. Banned in South Africa, the song became an international anthem for the anti-apartheid movement
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 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
Ray Phiri( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 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
Mike Makhalemele( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 171 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
Marcalex( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 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
Mahlathini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 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
Ntemi Piliso African Jazz Pioneer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, African jazz musician Edmund "Ntemi" Piliso traces the roots of African jazz from the days of apartheid in 1940s Alexandra Township. With musical performances throughout highlighting the various eras, Piliso moves through the days of pennywhistle jive groups hustling change on streetcorners, to the sounds of marabi-a bittersweet fusion of American jazz and the restless rhythm of an uprooted tribal culture. The latter sound, lost for a time amid the African pop music craze of the 1960s through the 1980s, is now being revived by Piliso and his musical group, the African Jazz Pioneers. In this program, we listen as they kick off that revival campaign in small township halls and jazz clubs
Prophets of the City( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 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
Yvonne Chaka Chaka( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Cape Town to Kinshasa to Abidjan on the Ivory Coast, Yvonne Chaka Chaka, daughter of an African gospel singer, is Africa's undisputed disco queen. This program traces her career and details her meteoric rise to fame. Live performance footage highlights the influence of gospel music and the traditional African rhythms she weaves into her work
Mango Groove( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 171 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
Kim by John Davies( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on one of Kipling's greatest novels, Kim is the story of a fifteen-year-old orphan boy living by his wits in 1890's India
 
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The small back roomLes contes d'Hoffmann (The tales of Hoffmann)