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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Works: 3,944 works in 13,196 publications in 10 languages and 886,304 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Science fiction television programs  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television series 
Roles: prn, Producer, pre, Distributor, Copyright holder, Publisher, fds, Originator, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Universal Pictures (Firm)
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Most widely held works by Universal Pictures (Firm)
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

144 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 7,690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs drawn from prehistoric DNA
Battlestar Galactica by Michael Rymer( Visual )

114 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 7,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After losing the war against the Cylon robots, the Battlestar Galactica crew quickly head toward the fabled 13th colony, Earth. Galactica Commander Adama and President Laura Roslin are facing the problems of waning supplies and crushed morale. Along the way they have to deal with the credible threat that Cylons may be aboard the ship
Meet the Fockers by Jay Roach( Visual )

68 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 6,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Pam and Greg get their parents together it turns into one disaster after another. The hippie Fockers are the direct opposite of the uptight Byrneses
Nanny McPhee returns by Emma Thompson( Visual )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 5,389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In stifling Edwardian London, Wendy Darling mesmerizes her brothers every night with bedtime tales of swordplay, swashbuckler skills and the ever fearsome Captain Hook. But the children become real heroes of an even greater story when Peter Pan flies into their nursery one night and takes them on a journey over moonlit rooftops to the lush jungles of Neverland. Wendy and her brothers join Peter and the Lost Boys in an exhilarating life, free of grown-up rules. Eventually facing the inevitable showdown with Captain Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates
The mummy by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

57 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and French and held by 5,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of adventurers seaching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year old legacy of terror
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

58 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 5,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a troubled Princeton mathematician who is able to overcome years of suffering from schizophrenia to win the Nobel Prize
Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

57 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

73 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 4,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor
Law & order, Special Victims Unit by Christopher Meloni( Visual )

142 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 4,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The job of the NYPD's Special Victims Unit is to investigate especially heinous sex-related crimes. SVU also noses around the detectives' private lives, where professional detachment is the modus operandi. Knowing that Det. Olivia Benson was conceived during a rape and that her partner, Det. Elliot Stabler, is a fiercely protective dad enhances our understanding of how they react to sexual assault cases. Even the perpetrators are complex. Hot-button issues like pedophilia, and gives extra twists to kinkier cases, which uncover everything from Romanian sex slaves to a sadomasochistic stockbroker
American reunion by Paul Weitz( Visual )

72 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The guys have just finished their freshman year of college and are now ready to take on conquering the summer. After renting a summer house at the beach to live in, the guys have to take on a job in order to pay for the house and all the beer they can drink. At the end of the summer they want to have a party to beat all parties
Bruce Almighty by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 4,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Nolan is a discontented TV reporter who believes the entire universe is stacked against him. After a bad day, Bruce flies into a rage and blames God for making his life so miserable. God responds by endowing Bruce with all of His divine powers and challenges him to take on "The Big Job" to see if he can do it any better
Back to the future by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

86 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the mid-80's, and Marty McFly is your average 17-year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc's latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time
The Bourne identity by Doug Liman( Visual )

48 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jason Bourne is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs
Breach by Vince Vaughn( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. Neither one is willing to move out of the condo they once shared. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants, including a few complete strangers, they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises. But they might just realize that they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

45 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 10-year old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth
Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1805 and Europe has fallen to Napoleon. The Royal Navy is the only thing standing in his way to total victory. Off the coast of South America, a new conflict is brewing. Captain Jack 'Lucky Jack' Aubrey and his Man-of-War HMS Surprise is under orders to sink or capture the French privateer Acheron, which has been deployed to the region. After seven weeks of uneventful sailing, the Acheron strikes first, all but crippling the Surprise in an engagement in which Aubrey realizes his enemy's ship is nautically superior to his own. Along with his close friend and confidant, ship's surgeon Stephan Maturin, Aubrey is now faced with the choice of retreating to England and admitting defeat or remaining at the Acheron's mercy. Aubrey must now do the impossible if he is to survive, repair his ship, catch up to his enemy and defeat the Acheron
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

48 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990's, set in the 1590's, telling the witty, sexy story behind the creation of the greatest love story of them all - Romeo and Juliet. Young Will Shakespeare is the up and coming playwright of the time, but has been disastrously struck by the bane of the writer's life - writer's block. What Will needs is a muse - and she appears in the form of the beautiful (and betrothed) Lady Viola. The path of true love doesn't run smooth for Will, however - Viola is engaged to be married to the insufferable Lord Wessex at the command of Queen Elizabeth
Ray by Jamie Foxx( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. Ray overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers
Carl Laemmle und die Universal : eine transatlantische Biografie by Udo Bayer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Universal story( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrate the exciting history of Universal one of Hollywoods premier studios and explore the studio's films and filmmakers. Includes movie excerpts with Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Abbott & Costello, Meryl Streep, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Paul Newman, Tom Hanks, Orson Welles, James Stewart, and a host of others
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