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Columbia Pictures

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Works: 3,431 works in 8,264 publications in 7 languages and 491,761 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Musical settings  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Biography 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, pmn, Production personnel, Publisher, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Columbia Pictures
 
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Stuart Little 2 by Rob Minkoff( Visual )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Little family adopts a spunky boy named Stuart who looks a lot like a mouse. Mr. and Mrs. Little adore their new son, but their older son George isn't so sure what to make of his new brother and devises a plan to get Stuart out of the house
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle( Visual )
55 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 3,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
Spider-Man by Sam Raimi( Visual )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )
53 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 3,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
The karate kid by Harald Zwart( Visual )
23 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 3,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dre Parker finds himself in China after his mother's latest career move. He and classmate Mei Ying immediately fall for each other, but cultural differences make this friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of class bully, Cheng who is quite adept at kung fu. Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a kung fu master and learns that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm. However, Dre realizes that this may be the fight of his life
Taxi driver by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
55 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner. He goes on a violent rampage when his dreams don't work out
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )
42 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,141 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
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of two brothers, Norman and Paul Maclean, growing up in Montana. While Paul rebels against the stern nature of the boys' father Rev. Maclean, Norman pursues his dream of becoming a writer. However, despite the brothers' differences they are ultimately bonded by their mutual love of fly-fishing
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 3,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
The social network by David Fincher( Visual )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications
Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis( Visual )
21 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 3,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is an old belief that everyone is rewarded with the heaven or hell that he deserves. For Phil, the nasty, self-centered weather forecaster in "Groundhog Day," that hell reveals itself one morning in the Groundhog Capitol of the USA, Punxsutawney, Pa. He has journeyed there to do a remote broadcast about his namesake, the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, and wakes up the next morning in the same bed, with the radio playing the same song, and it gradually becomes clear to him that he is reliving precisely the same day. It will be Groundhog Day again tomorrow, too, and on the day after that. Finally, Phil begins to ponder the question "What would you do if you were stuck in one place, and everything that you did was the same, and nothing mattered?"
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientè€le. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )
35 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 2,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. It's GHOSTBUSTERS, starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as a maniacal band of parapsychologists specializing in psychic phenomena - and supernatural hilarity! Fired from university research jobs, Drs. Venkman (Murray), Stanz (Aykroyd) and Spengler (Ramis) set up shop as "Ghostbusters," ridding Manhattan of bizarre apparitions. But even the spirit exterminators are severely tested when beautiful Dana Barrett (Sigourney Weaver) and her nerdy neighbor (Rick Moranis) become possessed by demons living in the building. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge at a roof-top demonic shrine. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS!
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. Relationships with all those he holds dear are unraveling, and he encounters a new foe, Doctor Octopus. Peter must use all his powers to stop this diabolical madman
Casino Royale by Martin Campbell( Visual )
30 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax
Annie by Charles Strouse( Visual )
21 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the comic strip character Little Orphan Annie, who is adopted by billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )
36 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
 
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