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Rhombus Media (Firm)

Overview
Works: 188 works in 488 publications in 4 languages and 11,717 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Television programs  Documentary films  Fiction  Television comedies  History  Juvenile works  Anthology films 
Roles: Production personnel, pmn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Rhombus Media (Firm)
Publications by Rhombus Media (Firm)
Most widely held works by Rhombus Media (Firm)
The red violin by François Girard( visu )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 libraries worldwide
Upon unearthing a one-of-a-kind, blood red violin, appraiser Charles Morritz uncovers the spectacular journey of the long-lost masterpiece - how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it
Blindness by Fernando Meirelles( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 817 libraries worldwide
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit
Snow cake by Marc Evans( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 626 libraries worldwide
An emotionally-traumatized man and a high-functioning autistic woman develop an unlikely relationship
Thirty two short films about Glenn Gould by François Girard( visu )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life
The saddest music in the world by Guy Maddin( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Isabella Rossellini stars as a Depression-era beer baroness who sponsors a contest to find the world's saddest tune in this dark comedy
Slings & arrows ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the Festival back from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless leading man, and a scheming General Manager, he manages to stage a remarkable production of Hamlet; the play that drove him mad
Slings & arrows ( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Now ensconced as artistic director of the New Burbage theatre festival, Geoffrey Tennant must stage the cursed play Macbeth to fulfill the vision of his deceased predecessor Oliver Welles. The actor cast in the lead engages in a titanic clash of egos with Geoffrey, while Oliver weighs in confrontationally from the grave. The festival faces a financial crisis that forces its CEO to engage in some risky business, while leading lady Ellen Fanshaw endures a life-altering tax audit. Adding to the mayhem is the return of the madcap guest director Darren Nichols, who stages a post-post-modern Romeo and Juliet after the original director breaks her neck. Could it be the curse of Macbeth?
Hobo with a shotgun ( visu )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and French and held by 379 libraries worldwide
"A hobo jumps from a freight car hoping for a fresh start in a new city. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an urban hell. This is a world where criminals rule the streets and Drake, the city's crime boss, reigns supreme alongside his sadistic murderous sons, Slick & Ivan. ... [The hobo] realizes the only way to make a different in this town is with ... [a] gun in his hand"--Container
Dido & Aeneas by Henry Purcell( visu )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
A danced performance of the Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan Prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, the evil sorceress with her coven of witches plots their downfall. Romance leads to heartbreak and tragedy
Slings & arrows ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey, the emotionally fragile artistic director to a very dysfunctional Canadian theatre troupe puts on King Lear (casting a storied and ailing actor as Lear), while eager young performers throw themselves into a musical about a junkie prostitute
Slings & arrows the complete collection ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and electrifying thrills that happen behind the scenes. Contains all 18 episodes from three seasons
Inspired by Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in artistic collaborations with Kabuki actor Tamasaburro Bando, garden designer Julie Moir Messervy, choreographer Mark Morris, ice dancers Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean, and filmmaker Atom Egoyan, each involving Bach's six Cello Suites. Also includes a 3-D animation of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "carceri" (prison) etchings set to Bach's Cello Suite no. 2
Last night by Don McKellar( visu )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and French and held by 285 libraries worldwide
At the stroke of midnight, the world is going to end. With time running out, a group of big city dwellers is determined to go out with a bang
Inside Hana's suitcase ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Fumiko Ishioka reçoit par la poste un colis contenant une valise sur laquelle est inscrite: Hana Brady, née en 1931, orpheline. Intriguée, cette enseignante, cofondatrice du Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center, amorce une patiente enquête afin de retracer l'histoire de cette petite Juive, tuée par les nazis au camp d'Auschwitz. Ses recherches la mènent à George Brady, le grand frère d'Hana, qui a monté à Toronto une florissante entreprise de plomberie avant de prendre sa retraite, entouré de ses enfants et petits-enfants. Grâce aux informations et photos que lui fournit George, Fumiko monte une exposition sur le thème de la valise d'Hana à l'intention d'enfants et d'adolescents japonais, qui décident alors de former le groupe "The Small Wings", pour faire la promotion de la paix et de la tolérance. De son côté, George, qui se sent coupable d'avoir survécu aux camps et échoué à protéger sa petite soeur adorée, fait un pèlerinage à Auschwitz en compagnie de sa nièce. [(c) Médiafilm]
The war symphonies Shostakovich against Stalin ( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
A look at the Stalinist purges and the musical response Dmitri Shostakovich made through his symphonies Four to Nine, which he called "tombstones."
Eugene O'Neill's long day's journey into night ( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
This critically acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical drama of a morphine-addicted mother and her tragic family unfolds over the course of a single day as the Tyrone family unflinchingly confronts its oldest, most haunting secrets. At the center of that maelstrom of blame, anger, and self-deception are moments of incredible compassion, pity, and love--and, behind it all, the profound tragedy that binds the family together. This classic translates to the screen with luminous warmth, resulting in a production that ranks high among screen adaptations of major stage works
Passchendaele by Paul Gross( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 195 libraries worldwide
"Set during the height of the First World War ... Sergeant Michael Dunne [is] a soldier who is brutally wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred. While in the military hospital in Calgary, he meets Sarah ... a mysterious and attractive nurse with whom he develops a passionate love. When Sarah's younger brother David .. signs up to fight in Europe, Michael feels compelled to return to Europe to protect him. Michael and David, like thousands of Canadians, are sent to fight in the third battle of Ypres, a battle against impossible odds, commonly known as Passchendaele."--Container
Hereafter Au delà du temps by Glenn Gould (1932-1982)( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
"A retrospective of the life and work of Glenn Gould, Hereafter synthesizes an incredible wealth of archival material from various sources ..."--Container
Inspired by Bach ( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in artistic collaboration with garden designer Julie Moir Messervy while performing Bach's Cello Suite no. 1 and a 3-D animation of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "carceri" (prison) etchings set to Bach's Cello Suite no. 2
My war years-- Arnold Schoenberg ( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 110 libraries worldwide
No composer has been at once more despised, revered, controversial and ultimately more influential than Arnold Schoenberg. This program centers on the explosive years from 1906 to 1923, when he single-handedly transformed the language of music itself
 
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