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Most widely held works about Columbia Pictures Industries
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Industries
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 1,975 libraries worldwide
A satire in which the U.S. president and his military advisors struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears that the Russians are poisoning the water supply in the United States.
The pursuit of happyness ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,721 libraries worldwide
Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around.
Spider-Man 3 ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood.
Gridiron gang ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,020 libraries worldwide
Sean Porter was a football player who turned into a juvenile detention counselor. He wrestles with the seemingly insolvable problem. The vast majority of young men who leave detention fall right back into crime. Looking for a way to give these not-yet-hardened kids a taste of self-esteem and discipline, Porter manages to persuade his superiors to let him teach the kids football - and then take on other high school football teams. Based on a true story.
A Passage to India ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl.
Lawrence of Arabia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
Presents the story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Tootsie ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in English and held by 934 libraries worldwide
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Lee, falls for "Dorothy."
1776 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 899 libraries worldwide
1776 is a delightful musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around the familiar historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from Mother England. All events lead up to that most significant date, July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. This is the DVD "restored" version which runs ca. 166 minutes -- longer than the theatrical release cut, yet shorter than the laserdisc "restored" version.
Silverado ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and French and held by 886 libraries worldwide
A fast-riding adventure story of four strangers drawn together on the Western frontier.
Girl, interrupted ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 794 libraries worldwide
The fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous psychiatric hospital in the late 1960's.
Oliver ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
As a young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But, Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and that true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned.
Boyz n the hood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Three friends struggle to survive in South Central Los Angeles where friendship, pain, danger and love form a true picture of life in the 'hood in this critically acclaimed, action-filled story.
Lawrence of Arabia ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Wolf ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 555 libraries worldwide
Film version of the age-old legend of a man who turns into a wolf-like creature under the influence of the full moon.
The adventures of Baron Munchausen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 544 libraries worldwide
The amazing journeys of Baron von Munchausen, who sets sail in a hot air balloon in search of his old comrades-at-arms with the object of saving a European city from the superior forces of a Turkish sultan.
Against all odds ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Terry Brogan, a cynical ex-football star, is hired to find Jessie Wyler, the runaway mistress of a ruthless L.A. nightclub owner, Jake Wise. According to Jake, Jessie had stabbed him and vanished with $50,000. But Terry's mission is soon forgotten when he tracks down the beautiful Jessie on a Mexican island and falls in love with her.
A Soldier's story ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and French and held by 495 libraries worldwide
A black army attorney is sent to Fort Neal near the end of WW II to investigate the murder of Sgt. Waters, a black man who despised his own roots.
The New adventures of Pippi Longstocking ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1996 in English and held by 491 libraries worldwide
The amazing freckle-faced Pippi Longstocking is back for fun, laughter and, of course, a lot of mischief. Pippi while sailing with her father is washed overboard and lost in a fierce storm. But holding on to a raft and with her optimistic spirit, Pippi eventually drifts ashore to a small coastal town where she sets up house in an ancient, vacated mansion, "Villa Villekulla." There, with her horse Alphonso and monkey Mr. Neilson, Pippi begins a new life without any adult supervision.
Ghostbusters ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1989 in English and held by 487 libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. It's GHOSTBUSTERS, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a maniacal band of parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena - and supernatural hilarity! Fired from university research jobs, Drs. Venkman (Murray), Stanz (Aykroyd) and Spengler (Ramis) set up shop as "Ghostbusters," ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) become possessed by demons living in the building. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge at a roof-top demonic shrine. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Ice castles ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
A young figure skater is blinded in a tragic accident.
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