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London Films

Overview
Works: 316 works in 591 publications in 1 language and 10,783 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Comedy films  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Detective and mystery films  Romantic comedy 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 )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 573 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 : the complete series( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 425 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 419 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
William Shakespeare's The tempest by Derek Jarman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interpretation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest, with elaborate staging and modern touches. It tells the story of Prospero, the magician, who lives with his nubile daughter on an enchanted island and punishes his enemies when they are shipwrecked there. It's a study of sexual and political power in the guise of a fairy tale
The small back room( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
The captain's paradise by Anthony Kimmins( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 327 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 295 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
Brenda Fassie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 250 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
Mahlathini( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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
Mango Groove( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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
Mike Makhalemele( Visual )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 249 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 )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program traces Ray Phiri's life from his poor roots to co-arranger of Paul Simon's musical album, Graceland. Between footage of performances, Phiri explains his music as a key to self-discovery and an inspiration for change
Ntemi Piliso : African Jazz Pioneer( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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
Marcalex( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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."--Container
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse by Sipho Mabuse( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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
Prophets of the City( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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 )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 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
Ladysmith Black Mambazo by Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group)( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance of Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Royal Albert Hall in London, England. In addition there is an interview with Joseph Shabalala, the primary composer of the groups music, and a music video shot in Los Angeles featuring Ladysmith
Little Sister by Raphaël Kirchner( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her family farm, 4-year-old Cora Davis falls asleep and encounters lost baby animals in her dreams
The Scarlet Pimpernel( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of passion and romance in eighteenth century France
 
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