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Most widely held works about Paramount Pictures Corporation
Most widely held works by Paramount Pictures Corporation
An inconvenient truth ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 3,702 libraries worldwide
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
Titanic ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 2,554 libraries worldwide
Two people from different worlds meet and fall in love on the brief, tragic maiden voyage of the grand ocean liner Titanic.
Romeo and Juliet ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and held by 2,494 libraries worldwide
Presents the Franco Zeffirelli production of Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their families, and take their lives.
George Steven's production of Shane ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1952 and 2003 in English and held by 2,317 libraries worldwide
A drifter and retired gunfighter assists a homestead family terrorized by an aging cattleman and his hired gun.
The curious case of Benjamin Button ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and Russian and held by 2,154 libraries worldwide
Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time.
The hours ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,151 libraries worldwide
In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.
Sunset Boulevard ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1950 and 2003 in English and French and held by 2,146 libraries worldwide
Pursued by creditors, Joe swerves into a driveway of a seemingly abandoned Sunset Boulevard mansion. He finds Norma, an ex-screen queen dreaming of a dramatic comeback and her husband/servant living there. She takes a fancy to Joe and, learning that he is a scriptwriter, persuades him to help her with her comeback screenplay. Being broke he accepts. He falls in love with a young script reader, but Norma breaks up their romance, setting tragedy into motion.
Forrest Gump ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,085 libraries worldwide
The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation.
Alfred Hitchcock's rear window ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and held by 2,082 libraries worldwide
As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history.
Vertigo ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,058 libraries worldwide
Scottie Ferguson, a San Francisco police detective is forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia. Ferguson is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide. He falls in love with her, she is later murdered and Ferguson becomes demonic in his desire to re-create her in another woman.
War of the worlds ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in English and held by 1,988 libraries worldwide
A father strives to protect his family from a horde of invading aliens.
Charlotte's web ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,983 libraries worldwide
In ordinary Somerset County, a young farm girl named Fern rescues the runt of a litter of pigs from her father's ax. Fern names the pig Wilbur, takes care of him, and continues to visit him every day after he is moved to her Uncle Homer Zuckerman's barn across the road. But it's Wilbur's friendship with Charlotte the spider that ultimately saves him from the "smoke house" when Charlotte's talent for weaving praiseworthy words about Wilbur into her web, along with a little help from Templeton the rat and the other barn inhabitants, turns the Zuckerman farm into a tourist attraction.
True grit ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and held by 1,977 libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party.
Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,973 libraries worldwide
Indy tries to outrace a brilliant and beautiful agent for the mystical, all-powerful Crystal Skull of Akator. Teaming up with a rebellious young biker and his spirited love Marion, Indy takes you on a breathtaking, action-packed adventure.
The ten commandments ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,969 libraries worldwide
The story of the life of Moses from the Pharaoh's household through his life of leading his people to freedom.
Braveheart ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,923 libraries worldwide
William Wallace is a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.
Witness ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 1,891 libraries worldwide
When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community.
The Truman show ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 1,839 libraries worldwide
[An insurance salesman, Truman Burbank,] "is about to discover just how abnormal his seemingly 'normal' life is. What he doesn't realize -- just yet -- is that his whole life is a reality TV show, televised and broadcast for the world to see!" -- Container.
Ferris Bueller's day off ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,770 libraries worldwide
A high school student is determined to get a day off with his friends in Chicago by outwitting his principal.
The Godfather ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and held by 1,711 libraries worldwide
The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
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