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Universal Pictures (Firm)

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Works: 4,763 works in 12,013 publications in 8 languages and 813,569 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Naval history  Biography  Fiction  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Love stories  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher, Originator, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A beautiful mind by Ron Howard ( Visual )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,960 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
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 4,831 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
Babe by Dick King-Smith ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This sequel takes the three musketeers Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett on a crusade into the midst of a large city where despite incredible obstacles, they're able to turn enemies into friends, raise enough money to save the farm and combine the two worlds into one. Once again, it's Babe's kind and steady heart that achieves the miracles
Gladiator by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
53 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 4,360 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 )
41 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 4,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
The mummy by Boris Karloff ( Visual )
48 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 4,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archaeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,095 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 drawn from prehistoric DNA
Jaws by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and French and held by 4,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast [c.f. Halliwell's, 1997 ed.]
Shakespeare in love by John Madden ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990's, set in the 1590's, telling the witty, sexy story behind the creation of the greatest love story of them all - Romeo and Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare is the up and coming playwright of the time, but has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life - writer's block. What Will needs is a muse - and she appears in the form of the beautiful (and betrothed) Lady Viola. The path of true love doesn't run smooth for Will, however - Viola is engaged to be married to the insufferable Lord Wessex at the command of Queen Elizabeth
The Bourne identity by Matt Damon ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,591 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
Ray by Taylor Hackford ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,525 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. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers
Master and commander the far side of the world by Peter Weir ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 3,520 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
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three men take an undersized racehorse and turn him into a champion
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1931 and 2013 in English and held by 3,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious 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 3,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies
The Bourne supremacy by Robert Ludlum ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 3,092 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 really 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
American graffiti by George Lucas ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and held by 3,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In American graffiti, two teenage boys, scheduled to leave for college in the morning, spend a final summer night in 1962 cruising the strip. This leads to a series of misadventures for them and two other California teenagers. More American graffiti shows episodes in the same characters' lives as the 1960s continue and John Milner is drag racing, the Toad is in Vietnam, Debbie is a San Francisco hippie, and Steve and Laurie weather a domestic crisis
Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 2,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya in 1914
 
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