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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 1,702 works in 4,346 publications in 7 languages and 171,788 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  History  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films 
Roles: fmp, pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Originator, Production personnel, Defendant, Publisher
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 )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
A Raisin in the Sun by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,063 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
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

50 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,026 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
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

33 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

38 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, a young inventor 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 find their eating habits drastically changed
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playgboy 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
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AJulie 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 on one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

33 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,576 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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

126 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 2,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The Front Page
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

19 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,192 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew
Adaptation by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,175 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
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,987 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
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,943 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
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,900 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
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,825 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
The tourist by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse
Hotel Transylvania by Genndy Tartakovsky( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,792 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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