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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 4,511 works in 11,033 publications in 9 languages and 727,727 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Love stories  Naval history  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher, Originator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A beautiful mind by Ron Howard ( Visual )
45 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of a troubled Princeton mathematician who is able to overcome years of suffering from schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize
Babe by Dick King-Smith ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lovable talking piglet makes friends with all the animals in the barnyard, proving to everyone on the farm that different types can get along
Gladiator by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
48 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 4,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor
Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The incredible true story follows the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. It is the triumph of one man who made a difference and the drama of those who survived one of the darkest chapters in human history because of what he did
Jaws by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and held by 3,765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the ocean surrounding Amity, a small tourist resort off the coast of New England, a 25-foot man-eating predator stalks any human foolish enough to get in the water. At first, the only believer in the shark's existence is the town's chief of police, Martin Brody. Brody enlists the help of scientist Matt Hooper and Quint, a crusty old seaman whose life is devoted to hunting sharks. The threesome sets off in Quint's boat to kill the leviathan. The film that originated the 'summer blockbuster' in Hollywood
Shakespeare in love by John Madden ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy about the greatest love story almost never told. When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before. There are just two things he'll have to learn about his new love: not only is she promised to marry someone else, she's successfully impersonating a man in order to play the lead in Will's latest production
The Bourne identity by Robert Ludlum ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bourne, is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs
Master and commander the far side of the world by Patrick O'Brian ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
Ray by Taylor Hackford ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother, who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. Includes 2 additional discs of bonus material
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs created from prehistoric DNA
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three men take an undersized racehorse and turn him into a champion
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 3,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tampering with life and death, Dr. Frankenstein pieces together salvaged body parts to create a human monster
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 3,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An 83-year-old reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a law case against a giant corporation for water pollution. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin a legal fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
October sky by Homer H Hickam ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes
American graffiti by George Lucas ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 3,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four teenagers come of age on their last summer night before college in 1962
The Bourne supremacy by Paul Greengrass ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jason Bourne has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar. He has been able to reconnect with Marie, the woman he loves. But Bourne is still haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of an alien stranded on Earth and his relationship with a young boy. For the 20th anniversary, the film was reissued with a digitally remixed soundtrack, additional footage and computer-generated enhancements to existing scenes
 
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controlled identity Universal Film Manufacturing Company

controlled identity Universal-International

controlled identity Universal Pictures Company

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