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Sony Corporation of America

Overview
Works: 399 works in 501 publications in 6 languages and 4,312 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Animated films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Documentary films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Applicant, Distributor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Sony Corporation of America
Four days in September by Bruno Barreto( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Portuguese and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Political terrorists, in a desperate bid to focus the world's attention on their fight for freedom, kidnap an American ambassador. Now the diplomat's life hangs in the balance-- helplessly caught between a government unwilling to cooperate-- and his fear of the captors themselves!"--Container
The Emperor and the nightingale by H. C Andersen( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the emperor banishes the nightingale in preference for a jeweled mechanical imitation, the little bird remains faithful and returns years later when the emperor is near death and no one else can help him
Monterey Pop by D. A Pennebaker( Visual )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections of performances and scenes from the Monterey International Pop Festival in 1967
How the rhinoceros got his skin : and How the camel got his hump by Rudyard Kipling( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the camel got his hump: In the desert lives a very bad-tempered, lazy camel who spent all day admiring himself, especially his smooth, flat back. One day the Magic Djinn of all the deserts told him to work and the camel replied, "Humph!" That was just one "humph" too many
Quem matou Pixote? by José Joffily( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film tells the true story of a young actor, Fernando, who played the role of a homeless boy in Pixote, a Brazilian classic directed by Hector Babenco. After the massive success, Fernando never made a career, even after being named a child prodigy by film critics. Frustrated, he gets involved with crimes. Continuously remembered for his intuitive role, Fernando lived just like his character Pixote until being murdered in August 1987
The tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cleverly woven plot about a tailor, his vengeful cat and a group of very helpful mice
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated adaptation of the book of the same title by J.R.R. Tolkien. Concerns the adventures of Bilbo Baggins the hobbit and 13 dwarfs as they attempt to recapture their treasure from Smaug, the terrible dragon
Treemonisha : an opera in three acts by Scott Joplin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the only surviving opera written by jazz composer Scott Joplin. Combines European opera, African dance and American popular music forms to depict late 19th century Black rural social life
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, in Middle Earth, humans shared their days with elves, wizards, goblins, dragons, heroes ... and hobbits. Just minding his own business, Bilbo has a guest, Gandolf, drop in on him. Soon, one by one a whole group of dwarves drop in and Bilbo finds himself joining the quest to reclaim their kingdom from an evil dragon
Half slave, half free( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York, who was kidnapped and sold into slavery
B.B. King live at Nick's by B. B King( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B.B. King performs at Nick's Uptown Dallas
The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( Visual )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and French and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story of the persecution of 16 Carmelite Nuns during the French Revolution, the opera depicts the tragic effects of civil war on all facets of society, including the religious orders. Confronted by the atheistic stand of the revolution, the faithful nuns refuse to deny God even at the risk of their lives
Legacies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the impact of the war's conclusion, both in Vietnam, which has experienced widespread political repression, and in Cambodia, which has suffered a genocidal holocaust under Khmer Rouge's regime. Attempts to assess the present mood and future prospects of the '60s generation-children of the post-WW II baby boom who came of age during the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War
Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs with any camera by Bryan Peterson( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from "auto" and create the pictures you truly want. In his trademark easy-to-understand style, author Bryan Peterson explains the relationship between aperture and shutter speed, including how to achieve successful exposures in seemingly difficult situations. You'll learn: Which aperture gives you the greatest contrast and sharpness, and when to use it Which apertures guarantee the background remains an out-of-focus tone Which one aperture'when combined with the right lens'creates an area of sharpness from three feet to infinity How to creatively use shutter speed to either freeze an action or imply motion Where to take a meter reading when shooting a sunset, snow, or a city at dusk With new information on white balance, flash, HDR, and more, this updated classic will inspire you to stop guessing and take control of your settings for better photos anytime, anywhere, and with any camera. From the Trade Paperback edition
Curious George by H. A Rey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over forty years, this curious monkey has won the hearts of children across the globe. Inquisitive George gets into the worst predicaments, but comes out smelling like a rose
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot revolves around its two female characters. Acuzena is the daughter of a gypsy who, fifteen years before, was burned as a witch for cursing the young son of a nobleman. In revenge, Acuzena abducted the son to throw into the embers of the same fire, but, in her distress, threw in her own son. She has brought up the other child as her own. Leonora (Sutherland) is a lady-in-waiting at court who is loved by two men, the Count di Luna, who is the older son of the nobleman who had Acuzena's mother burned, and Manrico, the troubadour, and leader of the rebel forces engaged in civil war against the count. Tragedy results when the four come together
Music only by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; views of the musicians are interspersed with scenes of forests and lakes
Roots of war( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1] Toward the end of the World War II, the United States becomes friendly with the Ho Chi Minh revolutionary movement while it was opposed by the French and British, effectively dividing the country and laying the grounds for a new war -- [2] The French with U.S. aid tried from 1946-1954 to suppress the Vietminh guerillas of Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam to retain control of their colony in southeast Asia. The battle of Dien Bien Phu proved to be the crucial battle which led to the French abandoning their claim to Vietnam
America takes charge, 1965-1967 ; America's enemy, 1954-1967( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views the Vietnam War from different perspectives: Viet Cong guerillas and sympathizers; North Vietnamese leaders; and rank and file Americans and Americans held prisoner in North Vietnam
 
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Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs with any camera
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