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Avenue Pictures

Overview
Works: 51 works in 230 publications in 2 languages and 13,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Crime films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PR2825.A23, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avenue Pictures
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devastating illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
The player by Robert Altman( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )

25 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transporté en ambulance, un jeune homme se remémore les vols dans les pharmacies et dans les réserves d'hôpitaux qu'il faisait avec trois copains
The field by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plot of earth in rural Ireland, The Field, is rented and lovingly cultivated by "Bull" McCabe. When its legal owner suddenly decides to sell the land, a wealthy American appears with plans to develop the area. To Bull, covering land with concrete is a mortal sin. To the villagers, an outsider owning Bull's field is an outrage that McCabe vows to prevent at any cost. The Field is a compelling story of one man's determined battle to resist change and defend his heritage"--Container
Normal by Jane Anderson( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kort na hun 25-jarige bruiloft vertelt Roy aan zijn vrouw dat hij in het verkeerde lichaam geboren is en zich wil laten opereren
Path to war by Daniel Giat( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas
Restoration by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -Day saints( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman
Mind hunters by Renny Harlin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst
Lullaby( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"25 year-old Jonathan is a man who rarely looks over his shoulder. Estranged from his wealthy New York family, his life is one of hard-living excess and selfish pursuits as a musician on the make. But when he discovers that his terminally ill father is preparing to remove himself from life support, Jonathan faces one of the most challenging and emotionally tumultuous 48 hours of his young life."--Container
Finding Graceland( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter who believes he is the real Elvis on his way home to Graceland takes everyone else along on a surreal ride
American heart by Martin Bell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Kelson has only 3 goals when he gets out of prison get a room, get a job, and get to Alaska where the air is clean and a man can start fresh again. But he never stopped to consider that his 14 year old son has a dream too-- a dream of being with the only family he knows, his dad
After dark, my sweet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three unsavory characters plot to a kidnap a boy from his wealthy Palm Springs family, but their scheme ends in violence when the kidnaping goes wrong
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in West Africa in 1923, a British officer in a colonial outpost is obsessed with building a road. His irrepresible & irresponsible clerk, Mister Johnson, aids & abetts him. Mister Johnson identifies with the British colonialists rather than with his own people. He also lives beyond his means. This ultimately leads to his tragic end
Pascali's island by James Dearden( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1908 on an obscure island in the Aegean Sea, Pascali is a spy for the decaying Turkish Empire. The story hinges on the arrival of a British archaeologist and his affair with an expatriate; it is a tale of greed, lust, and intrigue
Tapeheads by Bill Fishman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being fired from their jobs as security guards, lifelong friends Ivan (John Cusack) and Josh (Tim RObbins) from 'Video Aces' to break into the world of music videos. But when they try to resuscitate the career of legendary soul duo The Swanky Modes (Junior Walker and Sam Moore), they find themselves careening through an outrageous underworld of chicken & waffles. Scandinavian synth bands, Menudo concerts and a presidential candidate with a fairy princess fetish
Distant voices, still lives by Terence Davies( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Winner of the International Critic's Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988, this film is a detailed portrait of a traditional working class family in postwar Liverpool."--Container
Thrill seekers( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While investigating a string of disasters, reporter Tom Merrick discovers that a mysterious gentlemen appeared on the scene of each tragic event. Teaming up with the beautiful journalist Elizabeth Wintern, Tom uncovers that the man is part of a syndicate creating disasters for profit. With the syndicate's agents closing in, and his own son's life on the line, Tom races through the streets of New York trying to avert the next great catastrophe
 
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