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Pacific Arts Video Records

Overview
Works: 71 works in 118 publications in 6 languages and 1,660 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Drama  Experimental films  Nonfiction films  Sports films  Film adaptations  Biography  Detective and mystery films  Time-lapse films  Crime films 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Pacific Arts Video Records
Koyaanisqatsi by Philip Glass( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word meaning variously; crazy life, life in turmoil, life disintegrating, life out of balance (the subtitle for this film), and a state of life that calls for another way of life. Presented by Francis Ford Coppola, this creation of director Godfrey Reggio, cinematographer Ron Fricke, and composer Philip Glass seems to flash by your eyes but lingers in your mind
Backstage at the Kirov( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and Russian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unique behind-the-scenes look at ballet in Russia. Focuses on the corps de ballet and its preparation for a performance of Swan lake, as seen from the point of view of the dancers. Woven within the film is the story of a young girl in the company who is about to make her leap to stardom with her first performance as the Swan Queen in Swan lake
La Linea del cielo by Fernando Colomo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the adventures and misadventures of a Spanish photographer who comes to Manhattan seeking fame and fortune in the Big Apple
Der Amerikanische Freund = the American friend by Wim Wenders( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in German and English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film makes a statement about American gangster films and the Americanization of European cinema and lifestyles, centering on a young German picture-framer hired to assassinate a mobster
Irezumi Spirit of Tattoo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in Japanese and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To please her eccentric lover, a young Japanese woman defies cultural taboos and submits to having her back elaborately tattooed
The affair of the pink pearl( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy and Tuppence take over a detective agency and offer their services as private detectives. Soon they are in search of a priceless pearl stolen at Kingston Bruce's dinner party in in Wimbledon
"Elephant" parts by Michael Nesmith( Visual )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combination of comedy, parody, and music video produced specifically as a "video record" by former member of The Monkees, Mike Nesmith, credited as originator of the concept of music video. Parodies TV ads, game shows, and film noir, among other subjects, and includes five original songs by Nesmith
The clergyman's daughter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy and Tuppence go hunting for poltergeists when a clergyman's daughter asks them to investigate some frightening incidents at her country house
The affair of the pink pearl( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy and Tuppence take over a detective agency and offer their services as private detectives. Soon they are in search of a priceless pearl stolen at Kingston Bruce's dinner party in in Wimbledon
The man in the mist( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tommy has failed to solve a case of robbery. While he and Tuppence are consoling themselves in a provincial hotel, unexpected events develop. Soon they find that they are dealing with a case of murder
The Crackler( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspector Marriott needs help in tracking down a gang of forgers operating in high society circles. The focal point of the investigation is the fashionable Python Gaming Club. The investigation proves unsettling for Tommy and Tuppence in more ways than one
The Story of Heidi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little orphan girl named Heidi is sent to live with her gruff grandfather high in the Alps. Later, she travels to the city to be a companion to an invalid but they both eventually find happiness back in the mountains
My dinner with André by Louis Malle( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An actor has dinner with his friend, a theater director, at an Upper West Side restaurant. Together they discuss everything from money to death to love and all the superstition in between
The Ambassador's boots( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. ambassador calls on Tommy and Tuppence to investigate a curious incident involving his luggage upon his arrival in Britain aboard the liner "Normadic". The final result is of great interest to the police
The James Dean story by Robert Altman( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Dean--the man, the actor, the myth. Robert Altman explores Dean's personal life, the moments between films featuring his family, girl-friends, fraternity brothers and numerous Hollywood contemporaries. This film contains never before seen footage from "East of Eden", the famous Highway Public Safety Message made for television and rare film from the Hollywood premiere of "Giant."
Vivaldi: the four seasons by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concert performance was so inspiring that the audience clamoured for more and got the first movement again as an encore
La passante du Sans souci by Jacques Rouffio( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights crusader Max Baumstein shoots the Paraguayan ambassador to Paris. Flashbacks explain that the ambassador was a Nazi who killed Max's foster parents. Romy Schneider's final film in which she plays the dual roles of Max's foster mother and his wife
Everybody rides the carousel a view of the stages of life by John Hubley( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents in animation the eight stages of life in the phases of personality development as described by psychologist Erik H. Erikson
The endless summer by Bruce Brown( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on the search for the perfect wave, in which two Californians take off with their surfboards for Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii
The Brothers Lionheart( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers travel from our world through mythical valleys with monsters to match
 
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