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Most widely held works by Home Box Office (Firm)
My big fat Greek wedding ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 2,283 libraries worldwide
Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever.
John Adams ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,203 libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,904 libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale.
Band of brothers ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,762 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, an elite rifle company that parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, and suffered heavy casualties. Also includes a documentary about the soldiers in Easy Company.
Temple Grandin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories as a leader in the field of animal husbandry and the humane handling of cattle.
4 little girls ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,523 libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern.
Sex and the city ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,464 libraries worldwide
We find Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda four years after the series ended.
The Pacific ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,234 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
American girl. Chrissa stands strong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
On her first day at her new school, Chrissa is seated with three girls who greet her with teasing and tricks. They bully Chrissa in class, on the bus, online, and even at swim club. When the taunting goes too far, Chrissa must find a way to stand strong.
Taking Chance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,069 libraries worldwide
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes.
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,056 libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record.
Sex and the city 2 ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,051 libraries worldwide
The fun, the fashion, the friendship: this sequel brings it all back and more as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda come together to take another bite out of the Big Apple and beyond. What happens after you say 'I do?' Life is everything the ladies ever wished it would be, but it wouldn't be Sex and the City if life didn't hold a few more surprises. After all, sometimes you just have to get away with the girls.
True blood. The complete first season ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit.
Elizabeth I ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
"[E]xplores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world." - Container.
Rome. First season ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic, Rome is the wealthiest city in the world, a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people, epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition, never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now, those foundations are crumbling, eaten away by corruption and excess. After eight years of war, soldiers Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo unwittingly become entwined in the historical events of ancient Rome. A serialized drama of love and betrayal, masters and slaves, husbands and wives, Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
The Laramie project ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play.
The celluloid closet ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Assembles footage from over 120 films showing the changing face of cinema homosexuality from cruel stereotypes to covert love to the activist cinema of the 1990s. Many actors, writers and commentators provide anecdotes regarding the history of the role of gay men and lesbians on the silver screen.
The Sopranos. Season six, Part I ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Tony Soprano is a middle-aged, Italian-American businessman in New Jersey with a wife, a daughter, a son, and an elderly mother. He's got a psychiatrist to tell all his secrets to, except the one she already knows. He's also a mob boss facing several crises. Rival boss Johnny Sack is in prison and the always tense relations between the New Jersey and New York families are strained through the unpredictable behavior of Sack's surrogates.
Dear America letters home from Vietnam ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
Documentary account of the Vietnam War from the actual letters of the men and women who served there; also uses home movies, news footage and music of the period.
The wire. Season four ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 858 libraries worldwide
With the fall of the Barksdale empire, and the ascent of a new young drug king in Baltimore, McNulty, Bunk and the rest of the detail continue to "follow the money" up the political ladder amidst a hotly contested mayoral campaign. Prez witnesses first-hand the role of inner-city education in the formation of youth as four students, Michael, Namond, Randy and Dukie, face dangerous decisions and adolescent angst in a city rife with the temptations of crime and easy money. This season continues to blur the lines between good and evil and incite the fires of urban unrest.
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