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Universal Pictures (Firm)

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Works: 4,813 works in 11,373 publications in 8 languages and 817,429 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Naval history  Fiction  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Love stories  Pictorial works 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Copyright holder, Publisher, fds, Originator, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal Pictures (Firm)
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard ( Visual )
48 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,992 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
Babe by Dick King-Smith ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lovable talking piglet makes friends with all the animals in the barnyard, proving to everyone on the farm that different types can get along
Gladiator by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
53 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 4,378 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
Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 4,283 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
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,794 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
The Bourne identity by Doug Liman ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,676 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
Shakespeare in love by John Madden ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,639 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 Taylor Hackford ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,588 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' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers
Master and commander the far side of the world by Peter Weir ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 3,569 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
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938
Jaws by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 30th anniversary edition of the classic 'I'm-Never-Going-In-The-Water-Again' story of a killer shark that has taken over the waters near a seaside community, and the three men who set out to kill it
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home leads to an unexpected friendship between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian who tells her the story of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago, inspiring the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
The Bourne supremacy by Robert Ludlum ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 3,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jason Bourne has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar. He has been able to reconnect with Marie, the woman he loves. But Bourne is still haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not really certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences
October sky by Homer H Hickam ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Homer Hickam Jr., a high school student in rural West Virginia, who seemed destined to repeat his father's harsh life in the coal mines, until he turned his attention to the skies
The mummy by Boris Karloff ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 3,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year-old legacy of terror
King Kong by Merian C Cooper ( Visual )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 3,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
Les Misérables by Alain Boublil ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 3,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and a mysterious white hunter
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth
 
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