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Universal Pictures (Firm)

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Works: 6,909 works in 21,350 publications in 8 languages and 1,015,997 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Sports films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Musical films 
Roles: prn, pre, Producer, Distributor, Publisher, fds, Originator, Copyright holder, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 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)
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

80 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 4,153 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
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

63 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in English and Spanish and held by 4,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A ten-year-old boy befriends a lost and homesick visitor from another planet who has been stranded on Earth
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

90 editions published between 1993 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 4,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a remote island off Costa Rica, wealthy entrepreneur John Hammond (Attenborough) has created Jurassic Park. It features real live dinosaurs, created through the reconstruction of dinosaur DNA. Prompted by his lawyer (Ferrero), Hammond recruits paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant (Neill), paleobotanist Dr. Ellie Sattler (Dern), and eccentric mathematician Ian Malcolm (Goldblum) to take a guided tour of the park, evaluate it, and give it a seal of approval. Hammond's visiting grandchildren (Richards and Mazzello) come along for the ride, which is interrupted by a tropical storm and industrial sabotage
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( Visual )

75 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 3,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize
Jaws by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

40 editions published between 1975 and 2020 in English and held by 3,805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police ..., a young marine biologist, and a grizzled shark hunter ... embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again"--Container
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( Visual )

60 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( Visual )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,444 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
Les Misérables by Tim Hooper( Visual )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 3,416 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
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( Visual )

45 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An 83-year-old reminisces about her Depression-era life in the town of Whistle Stop, Alabama
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
Despicable me by Pierre Coffin( Visual )

65 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gru delights in all things wicked. Surrounded by an army of tireless little yellow minions, and armed with his arsenal of shrink rays, freeze rays, and battle-ready vehicles for land and air, he vanquishes all who stand in his way. Until the day he encounters the immense will of three little orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen, a potential dad
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 3,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a law case against a giant corporation for water pollution. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin a legal fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
Field of dreams by Kevin Costner( Visual )

31 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and held by 2,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a mysterious voice, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella constructs a baseball diamond in the middle of his cornfield
Ray by Taylor Hackford( Visual )

40 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flashing back intermittently to dream-like scenes from his hardscrabble rural childhood, "Ray" chronicles Ray Charles' remarkable rise from sideman and Chitlin Circuit fixture to innovator, icon, and international superstar. Yet even as Charles ascends to the heights of the musical and cultural elite, he remains hobbled by heroin addiction and compulsive womanizing, a prisoner to his own insatiable needs. Through it all, Ray Charles possessed a rock-solid confidence in his music, a statement of faith in the inclusiveness of American culture. Ray Charles made a place for himself in the America of the '40s and '50s, and promptly transcended the barriers that defined what that place was. He incorporated and encompassed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, gospel--all American music--giving us the lush sounds he had always heard in his head, unifying America's disparate musical bits into a cohesive whole
Inglourious basterds by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

56 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premier, including Adolph Hitler
Love actually by Richard Curtis( Visual )

37 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
Unbroken by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

30 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini. As a boy, Louis is always in trouble but with the help of his older brother he channels his energy into running and becomes a 1936 Olympic competitor. When World War II breaks out, Louis enlists in the miliary. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, he spends a garrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Here he becomes the favourite target of a particularly brutal prison guard because of his Olympic history. An unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit
Get out by Jordan Peele( Visual )

30 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 2,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young black man meets his white girlfriend's parents at their estate, only to find out that the situation is much more sinister than it appears
The secret life of pets by Chris Renaud( Visual )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 2,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hilarious comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. Max, a terrier, has his favorite-pet status turned upside-down when his owner takes in a stray named Duke
Carl Laemmle und die Universal : eine transatlantische Biografie by Udo Bayer( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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