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Sony Corporation of America

Works: 388 works in 493 publications in 6 languages and 4,336 library holdings
Genres: History  Animated films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
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Most widely held works by Sony Corporation of America
Four days in September by Bruno Barreto( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Portuguese and held by 446 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 293 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 )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 254 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 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How the rhinoceros got his skin: Tells the story of how the rhinoceros, who once had smooth, tight-fitting skin, got his baggy skin because of his greed and bad manners
Vietnam : a television history by Judy Crichton( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1992 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
The hobbit by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 1985 in English and held by 212 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
The tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cleverly woven plot about a tailor, his vengeful cat and a group of very helpful mice
Quem matou Pixote? by José Joffily( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in Portuguese and held by 162 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
Treemonisha : an opera in three acts by Scott Joplin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 88 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
B.B. King live at Nick's by B. B King( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

B.B. King performs at Nick's Uptown Dallas
Half slave, half free( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, a black man, born free, who lost a dozen years of his life to Jim Birch and his gang of slave-trading kidnappers
Curious George : Fun in the sun by Margret Rey( Visual )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 66 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
The Dialogues of the Carmelites by Francis Poulenc( Visual )

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

The plot, based on the true story of the persecution of sixteen Carmelite nuns during the French Revolution, depicts the tragic effects of civil war on all facets of society, including the religious orders. Confronted by the atheistic stand of the revolutionaries, the nuns refuse to deny God even at the risk of their own lives. Blanche, a timid young girl seeking a life of heroism, joins the Carmelites and adopts the name of Sister Blanche of the Agony of Christ. Eventually the nuns are expelled from the convent by a decree prohibiting religious organizations. Because of their defiance, the nuns are later arrested, imprisoned, and sentenced to death. As the last sister is lead to the guillotine, her face glows with radiance. Sister Blanche has arrived with new-found courage to fulfill her destiny
Legacies( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the effect of the reunification of Vietnam on the people, those who stayed and those who left, upon the land and the society. Explores its effects upon American society and on the individuals involved in the war
Il trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1985 in Italian and held by 53 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
Understanding exposure : how to shoot great photographs with any camera by Bryan Peterson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 52 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
Roots of war( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 50 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
Music only by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performances of works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; views of the musicians are interspersed with scenes of forests and lakes
America takes charge, 1965-1967( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 49 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
No neutral ground : Cambodia and Laos( Visual )

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

[1] Despite attempts to remain neutral, Cambodia and Laos are drawn into the war. American involvement begins in 1961 and continues through the resultant 1975 communist Khmer Rouge victory in Cambodia, which causes an estimated 2 million peasant refugees to endure starvation, terror and eventually slaughter --[2] While the fighting continues unabated, peace talks in Paris languish for four years without seeming to make any progress. On January 27, 1973, a treaty is signed, calling for an end to the war and release of American prisoners. The war stops momentarily, resumes quickly, and continues for more than two years
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Alternative Names
Sonī Kabushiki Kaisha. Sony Corporation of America