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Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 217 works in 648 publications in 5 languages and 54,134 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Naval history  Fiction  Fantasy films  Biographical films  Religious films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

43 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,717 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
Fireproof by Eric Wilson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind - it's a natural instinct. But when it comes to marriage, it's another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. As the two prepare for divorce, Caleb's dad asks his son to try The Love Dare experiment. While hoping the experiment has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. Now he will have to attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him. He will need to be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person who is no longer receptive to his love
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moment comes when you stop dreaming and create your own destiny. For Walter Mitty, a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous existence by disappearing into a world of fantasies, that moment is now. When his job, along with that of his co-worker is threatened, Walter takes action in the real world, embarking on a journey more incredible than anything he could've imagined
The Squid and the Whale by Noah Baumbach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young brothers growing up in 1980s Park Slope, Brooklyn navigate the jagged contours of the divorce of their parents
Tortilla soup( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming comedy that's all about food, family and a certain kind of magic that only happens at the dinner table. Martin is the culinary genius behind a successful restaurant and the widowed father of three daughters whom he has a compulsion to try and steer in the right direction. Hungry for their independence, the girls find themselves at odds with their traditionalist father
Robot & Frank by Jake Schreier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option : against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health --Container
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac
The whistleblower by Larysa Kondracki( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by actual events, this "ripped-from-the-headlines" thriller features Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) as a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up, and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk
Goya's ghosts by Miloš Forman( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army. Captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. When Goya's beautiful muse is accused of being a heretic, the renowned painter must convince his old friend Lorenzo, a power-hungry monk and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, to spare her life
The grace card by David Evans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police officer Mac McDonald's life is shattered when a tragic accident takes the life of his son. Years later, Mac's bitterness and pain has eroded his love for his family, strained his relationships on the force, and left him angry with God. When Mac gets partnered up in the squad car with Sam Wright, an African-American ordained minister-turned-cop, will the two be able to join forces and help one another when it's impossible to look past their differences?
October baby by Rachel Hendrix( Visual )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the curtain rises, Hannah steps onto the stage--only to collapse moments later. Countless medical test all point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. The doctor's diagnosis is nothing compared to her parents' revelation: Hannah was adopted--after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah embarks on an incredible journey with Jason, her oldest friend. As she searches to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah realizes life can be so much more than you've planned"--Container
To save a life by Brian Baugh( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school all-star Jake Taylor has it all. Roger, his childhood best-friend, has nothing. Since the two have drifted apart, Roger feels that he has no friends, no hope, and a heart full of nothing but pain. When Roger walks onto campus with a gun, the tragic move he makes will change Jake's idyllic life forever
Still mine by James Cromwell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Determined to build a more suitable house for his wife Irene ..., whose memory is failing, Craig Morrison ... is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house"--Container
Cold souls by Sophie Barthes( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, an actor preparing for "Uncle Vanya" on Broadway, is mired in ennui. At the suggestion of his agent, he visits a company to have his soul removed and placed in cold storage. Once Giamatti has shed his soul, he finds acting much easier; he's also, suddenly, lousy, and his colleagues and loved ones are understandably perplexed. So he returns, demanding his old soul back, but there are complications: it's in St. Petersburg. Stolen by soul smugglers, it's been sold on the black market to a vapid Russian soap star. Suddenly thrust into the middle of a twisted black market of international soul trafficking, Paul journeys halfway around the world to reclaim what he'd so readily given away
Harry Brown by Daniel Barber( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Brown lives in a world that has been taken over by drug dealers and gangsters. A world where killing is a way of life, and the police have lost all control. But when his only companion and best friend is senselessly murdered just feet from his own apartment, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Utilizing the skills he learned while fighting the IRA, Harry takes on these hooligans as he doles out his own form of justice
Ivory tower by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is college worth the cost? Groundbreaking filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. With student-loan debt now over the one trillion dollar mark, the once-great American institution is at a breaking point. The film explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning
Renoir by Gilles Bourdos( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. At the same time, Jean also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andrée. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue, as both Renoirs, pere et fils, become smitten with the enchanting and headstrong young muse." -- Container
Bian lian by Tianming Wu( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this true story, Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Masks for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art. His wife left him with an infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from illness at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy loner aching for a male descendant to learn his rare and dying art. A famous master performer of the Sichuan Opera offers to bring him into his act, thus giving Wang fame and possible fortune, but Wang opts to remain a simple street performer. Then, one night after a performance, he is sold a young boy by a slave trader posing as the boy's parent. "Grandpa" finds new joy in life as he plans to teach "Doggie" (an affectionate term often used for young children in China) his art. All is well until Doggie is found out to really be a girl
I capture the castle by Tim Fywell( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a classic English story, Cassandra Mortmain chronicles in her diary what happens to her eccentric family when a young American man inherits the local estate. The bittersweet love story that ensues is far more complicated than she ever imagines
There be dragons by Charlie Cox( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life. This action-packed story stars Charlie Cox (Boardwalk Empire) and Wes Bentley (American Beauty).. "As played by [Charlie] Cox, Escriva is earnest, heartfelt and full of tolerance, driven by his message of love and forgiveness for all, regardless of where their politics lie." - Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
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