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Columbia Pictures Industries

Works: 851 works in 1,641 publications in 5 languages and 41,929 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  History  Biography  Fiction  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Military history  Musical settings 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,073 WorldCat member 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
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,805 WorldCat member 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
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 1,507 WorldCat member 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 obsurity
21 Jump Street by Phil Lord ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring
Gridiron gang ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member 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
1776 by Sherman Edwards ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1776 is a musical celebration of the founding of The United States of America. The story centers around historical characters as they organize a movement for independence from England. All events lead up to July 4, 1776, when the Declaration was signed
Silverado by Lawrence Kasdan ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Get ready for some horse-ridin', gun-totin', whiskey-drinkin' fun" -- on container
Girl, interrupted by Susanna Kaysen ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fascinating true story of a young woman's life-altering stay at a famous American psychiatric hospital in the late 1960's. Questionably diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, Susanna rebels against the head nurse and top psychiatrist, choosing instead to befriend the resident "loonies" -- a group of troubled women including the sociopath Lisa. But Susanna quickly learns if she wants her freedom, she'll have to face the person who terrifies her most of all: herself
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member 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."
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1963 and 2004 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member 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
Boyz n the hood by John Singleton ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary. One is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son
Against all odds by Taylor Hackford ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member 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
One Direction : this is us ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon. Weaved with stunning live concert footage, this inspiring feature film tells the remarkable story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry, and Louis's meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor to conquering the world and performing at London's famed O2 Arena. Hear it from the boys themselves and see through their own eyes what it's really like to be One Direction
Wolf by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member 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
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ambientada en una sociedad futura en la que la mayor parte de los niños son concebidos in vitro y con técnicas de selección genética; Vincent, uno de los últimos niños concebidos de modo natural, nace con una deficiencia cardíaca y no le auguran más de treinta años de vida. Se le considera un inválido y, como tal, está condenado a realizar los trabajos más desagradables. En cambio, su hermano, Anton, ha recibido una espléndida herencia genética que le garantiza múltiples oportunidades. Desde niño, Vincent sueña con viajar al espacio, pero sabe muy bien que nunca será seleccionado. Durante años ejerce toda clase de trabajos hasta que un día conoce a un hombre que le proporciona la clave para formar parte de la élite: suplantar a Jerome, un deportista que se quedó paralítico por culpa de un accidente
Oliver! by Carol Reed ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member 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
A passage to India by David Lean ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of love and the class struggle in 1928 India
Ice castles ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young figure skater is blinded in a tragic accident
Higher learning by John Singleton ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First-term college freshmen get a crash course in diversity, identity and sexuality
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