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Films Incorporated

Overview
Works: 3,963 works in 5,976 publications in 1 language and 39,421 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Fiction  Music  Film adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Interviews  Television plays  Musical settings 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 959.7043
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Films Incorporated
Publications by Films Incorporated
Most widely held works by Films Incorporated
The Story of English by Robert MacNeil( visu )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and held by 518 libraries worldwide
Details the history of the English language and provides a unique focus on current English usage worldwide with a special emphasis on American English
The buried mirror reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes( visu )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 514 libraries worldwide
For American Indians, the mirror symbolized power, the sun, the Earth, its four corners, and its people. Now, a "mirror" is being held up to the Old and New Worlds to reflect the diverse cultures of Spanish-speaking countries and peoples, together with the themes, institutions, beliefs, and symbols that have endured or changed through time
Eating Raoul by Paul Bartel( visu )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 499 libraries worldwide
A bawdy, gleefully amoral tale about a prudish married couple feeling put upon by the swingers who live in their apartment building, who, one night by accident, discover a way to simultaneously realize their dream of opening a little restaurant and rid themselves of the 'perverts' down the hall
The cook, the thief, his wife & her lover by Peter Greenaway( visu )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
A modern fable and political satire on the Thatcher years in Britain set at Le Hollandais, a gourmet restaurant. The wife of a barbaric crime boss engages in a secretive romance with a gentle bookseller between meals at her husband's restaurant, all observed by the cook. This nightly display of opulence, decadence and gluttony leads to murder, torture and revenge
The Hunters ( visu )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2007 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
The Anderson platoon ( visu )
8 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Follows the "Anderson Platoon," a racially integrated combat unit, for six weeks during the Vietnam War, as the soldiers eat, sleep, fight, gamble, pray and die together
Threads by Mick Jackson( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the possible environmental, physical, and psychological consequences of a nuclear attack on England. The story centers on the lives of two young people and their families in Sheffield, England, during the events leading up to the attack and for thirteen years afterwards
The Klan a legacy of hate in America ( visu )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 256 libraries worldwide
Using archival footage and stills traces the beginnings of the Klan after the Civil War to its growth in the 1920s and resurgence in the 1960s. Also discusses recent actions taken by the Klan against minority groups in various parts of the United States
Poetry in motion by Ron Mann( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works
The five forty-eight by Terrence McNally( visu )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
This film tells about an ordinary man who finds his daily routine shattered when he meets a former lover on the homebound train
The brain ( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
The world's leading scientists explore modern brain research, providing a comprehensive look at the brain's basic operating principles, its major structural and functional systems, the cellular machinery which enables brain cells to communicate and other topics
Private contentment ( visu )
5 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
In 1945 a young soldier returns to his Southern home because of the death of his mother. While there he discovers a baffling secret in his father's life and must find a way to understand and accept his father and to come to terms with his own feelings
The Sorrows of gin by John Cheever( visu )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1988 in English and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Based on a John Cheever story, this tale of life in suburban American centers on an eight year old girl's search for a sense of family amid the sophisticated and detached whirl of her parents' lives
Robert Motherwell and the New York School storming the citadel by Robert Motherwell( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
This program from the PBS American masters series explores the Abstract Expressionist movement and presents a portrait of its most important artist: Robert Motherwell (1915-1991). Featured are Motherwell's last major interview, archival footage and photographs of other maverick artists (Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Franz Kline), of Greenwich Village where they lived, and of events that shaped their lives. Also includes interviews with art critics and historians
Working a musical by Studs Terkel( visu )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Drawn from the Studs Terkel 1974 book, this musical adaptation explores the world of work, as seen in actual interview responses which reveal the attitudes, aspirations, and aggravations of people on the job
Heritage civilization and the Jews by Abba Solomon Eban( visu )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
This series was filmed and researched over a four year period in more than 18 nations on four continents. It chronicles over 3,000 years of Jewish history in the context of other Western religious artifacts, historical sites, and primary literary sources to tell this story of Western Civilization and the Jewish people in it. Programs will include: landscape and archaeological artifacts, sites and reconstructions in the Middle East and the great remains of the classical world; the manuscripts and art which preceded the printed word; the painting sculpture, prints, lithographs, etchings and architecture of later centuries; photographic stills which begin to appear in the 19th century; and black and white film footage from the 20th century
The Cafeteria by Amram Nowak( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Presents an adaptation of a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer that deals with a young woman who frequents a cafeteria on the upper Broadway section of New York City. At the cafeteria, she meets a man and they become romantically involved. She reveals that she has survived the Holocaust and, later, that she has seen Hitler and his lieutenants in the cafeteria
Vietnam a television history ( visu )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
A 13-part documentary program which follows events in Vietnam from the 1945 revolution against the French to the U.S. evacuation from Saigon in April 1975. Great care is taken to analyze the costs and consequences of the American war in Vietnam for both countries involved. From the first episode, The Roots of War, to the last Legacies, the series provides a detailed visual and oral account of the war which changed a generation and continues to impact American thinking on military and foreign policy issues
Life on the Mississippi ( visu )
6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
An account of a young man's apprenticeship as a river pilot on the Mississippi River
The 30 second seduction a Consumer Reports special on television advertising ( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
An investigation of the modern television commercial, thirty seconds' worth of someone's creative ideas on how to capture the viewer's attention and arouse the viewer's imagination
 
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Films Inc.
Public Media Incorporated (Wilmette, Ill.). Films Incorporated
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