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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Works: 1,835 works in 4,631 publications in 4 languages and 172,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Biographical films  History  War films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Animated films 
Roles: fmp, pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Production personnel, Originator, Defendant
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Corporation
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

51 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 3,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A senior British officer in a Japanese POW camp during WWII becomes locked in conflict with the Japanese camp commandant. Although the two men adhere to very different military codes a certain psychological and spiritual affinity lies at the heart of their mutual antagonism. This ultimately leads them to act in concert, if for very different reasons, to build a bridge for the Japanese war machine. The novel's ironies originally in the script of then black-listed writers Carl Foreman and Michael Wilson are somewhat muffled by the ambiguous ending and the relatively stereotyped parallel plot (almost a second film) involving a cynical American soldier
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

53 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

31 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Phil Lord( Visual )

37 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, young inventor Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

36 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

45 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington( Visual )

12 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
Adaptation by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

22 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of the most powerful underground organization in history, the Illuminati. Upon learning of an unstoppable terrorist act against the Vatican, Langdon travels to Rome and joins forces with Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra and together they will follow the 400-year-old Path of Illumination that leads to the Vatican's only chance for survival
All the king's men by Robert Rossen( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but both are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. Amanda comes upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two decide to swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France's young and indifferent King Louis XVI. Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate"--Container
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire
Michael Jackson's This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he developed, created, and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's 02 Arena. Drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work is captured in raw and candid detail as he created and perfected his planned final London shows
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

28 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of paranoia-inspired, war-happy generals manage to initiate an "accidential" nuclear apocalypse. Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson and Air Force Strategic Commander Jack Ripper, order a bomber squadron to attack the USSR. This triggers a Soviet secret weapon called the 'Doomsday Machine.' The weapon is a diabolical retaliatory missile system. In an attempt to advert this catastrophe, British Captain Lionel Mandrake becomes the only person with access to Gen. Ripper. U.S. President Muffley, whose best attempt at diverting this disaster depends on convincing a boozed-up Soviet Premier it's all a silly mistake. Advising the president is Dr. Strangelove, a demented ex-Nazi scientist
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife"--Container
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Hotel Transylvania 2 by Genndy Tartakovsky( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire
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