WorldCat Identities

Thorn EMI Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 437 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 7,394 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Filmed operas  Action and adventure films  Televised operas  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Thorn EMI Video (Firm)
All of me by John Pizzarelli( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By accident, a woman's soul is transported into the right side of a man's body
Cross Creek by Martin Ritt( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1928 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings moves to Florida's backwaters to write in peace. She feels bothered by affectionate men, editor and confused neighbors, but soon she connects and writes The Yearling, a classic of American literature
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

7 editions published in 1984 in German and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fledermaus is the best known and most loved operetta by the King of the Waltz - Johann Stauss the younger
Madame Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in Italian and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus features (all on disc 2): Backstage at the Met with host Renee Fleming: interviews with Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Maria Zifchak and Carolyn Choa; Anthony Minghella talks about Madama Butterfly
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest by Miloš Forman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1983 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a mental ward, the story revolves around McMurphy, whose rebelliousness pits him against Nurse Ratched and the full spectrum of institutional repression
Amadeus by Miloš Forman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antonio Salieri, a composer in eighteenth-century Vienna, plots to discredit his rival, the genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in French and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavish screen adaptation of Jacques Offenbach's phantasmal opera. Included are performances by actors, ballet dancers and operatic performers. The opera dramatizes the three great romances in the life of the poet-hero presented in a series of flashbacks
Aida by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in Italian and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The action takes place in ancient Egypt and tells of the love of Radames, the captain of the guard, for a slave girl, Aida. She is the daughter of the King of Ethiopia, who is captured by Radames and the Egyptian troops. Tricked into betraying military secrets, Radames is condemned to be buried alive. He is joined by Aida, who dies with him
Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

5 editions published in 1983 in Italian and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance of Verdi's last comic opera, based on Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV
The Atomic Cafe by Kevin Rafferty( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A compilation of archival film clips beginning with the first atomic bomb detonation in the New Mexico desert. The footage, much of it produced as government propaganda, follows the story of the bomb through the two atomic attacks on Japan that ended World War II to the bomb's central role in the cold war. Shown along with the famous 'duck and cover' Civil Defense films are lesser-known clips, many of which possess a bizarre black humor when seen today"--Amazon.com. The footage is accompanied by contemporary music about the nuclear age
Giselle by Adolphe Adam( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giselle, a simple peasant girl driven to madness and death through an unhappy love, becomes a ghost ordered to destroy the man who betrayed her, yet seeks to sustain him because of her undying love
Messiah : a sacred oratorio by George Frideric Handel( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live performance of Handel's Messiah by the Academy of Ancient Music and the Choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by Christopher Hogwood. Introduction spoken by Christopher Hogwood
Otello by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

3 editions published in 1982 in Italian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragedy set in Cyprus towards the end of the fifteenth century in which Iago and Roderigo plot against the governor Otello. Iago is jealous of Cassio, a captain who usurped his place in Otello's confidence, and Roderigo wants to win the favors of Otello's wife, Desdemona
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again. Together they are determined to find success and happiness
Clockwise by Christopher Morahan( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Cleese stars as Stimpson, the compulsively punctual headmaster of a British high school. On the day he is to give a major speech at a posh teachers conference, he finds himself in a frantic cross-country chase filled with missed trains, confused cops, strange monks, odd old ladies and stolen clothes. Can Stimpson make up for precious lost time or is the entire world conspiring to make him late for the most important appointment of his life?
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jen, a Gelfling (one of the last survivors of the elfin-like race), is told of a prophecy by his master, a wise and gentle mystic. Jen sets to the task of returning the crystal shard to the all powerful Dark Crystal, making it whole again, and restoring light to the world
Rambo by George P Cosmatos( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruited for a highly secret and dangerous mission in the jungles of Vietnam to locate missing American POW's, John Rambo is deserted and left in the hostile jungle with only his knife, bow and arrows. With the help of a Vietnamese girl, he vows to bring revenge to all who have become his enemies
Desperately seeking Susan by Susan Seidelman( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan's boyfriend places an ad in a New York paper stating "Desperately seeking Susan." Across the river in New Jersey, Roberta is trapped in a suburban lifestyle. Her only escape is reading the curious ads in the personal column in the newspaper. Seeing this unusual ad prompts Roberta to discover what life is really like for Susan. Through a series of hilarious events Susan and Roberta switch roles, each discovering what the other has experienced
Heartland by The Judds( Visual )

3 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the hardships of life in the harsh Rocky Mountains, Clyde and Elinore proudly defend their personal boundaries. Clyde his farm, his herd and his devotion to his family; Elinore all of these and something else, her singularly determined consciousness both as a pioneer and as a women
The Lavender Hill mob by Charles Crichton( Visual )

4 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alec Guinness is a shy, innocuous bank clerk who conspires with a frustrated sculptor to steal a million pounds in gold bars from the Bank of England. The twist of the plot is in their getaway plan to remold the gold into miniature models of the Eiffel Tower
 
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Languages
English (52)

Italian (15)

French (5)

German (4)