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HBO Films

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Works: 254 works in 834 publications in 5 languages and 73,962 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biographical films  History  Biographical television programs  Historical films  Historical television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: pre, prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about HBO Films
 
Most widely held works by HBO Films
John Adams by John Adams (Television program)( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history
Temple Grandin by Temple Grandin( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories as a leader in the field of animal husbandry and the humane handling of cattle
Iron Jawed Angels by Katja von Garnier( Visual )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers around Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) and Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman), a gay couple that falls apart when Prior grows ill as a result of AIDS. But cancer is not the only thing invading Prior's life: He begins to have religious visions of an angel (Emma Thompson) announcing that he is a prophet. Louis, who doesn't cope well with disease and suggestions of mortality, leaves and starts a relationship with Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted Mormon who works for Roy Cohn (Al Pacino)--the real-life right-wing lawyer, notorious for his ruthless behind-the-scenes machinations. Add in Joe's depressed and hallucinating wife Harper (Mary Louise Parker), his determined but open-minded mother Hannah (Meryl Streep), a fierce drag queen/nurse named Belize (Jeffrey Wright), and you've still only begun to discover the wealth of characters and storylines in Kushner's ambitious work
Maria full of grace by Joshua Marston( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria, a poor Columbian teenager, is desperate to leave a soul-crushing job. She accepts an offer to transport packets of heroin - which she swallows - to the United States. The ruthless world of drug trafficking proves to be more than she bargained for
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890
Kit Kittredge : an American girl by Abigail Breslin( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. To keep their home, Kit and her mother take in boarders. When a lockbox with all their money is stolen, Kit's new hobo friend Will is the prime suspect. Kit refuses to believe Will would steal, and her efforts to uncover the truth get her and her pals in trouble
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,747 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
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
Good hair by Jeff Stilson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African Americans' activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more
Taking Chance by Ross Katz( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witty, playful and utterly magical, the story is a compelling romantic adventure in which Rosaind and Orlandos celebrated courtship is played out against a background of political rivalry, banishment and exile in the Forest of Arden
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever."--Container
Grey Gardens by Michael Sucsy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home. At that point, Jackie swooped in to save her relatives
Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on 'blue babies', Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team ... As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear their friendship apart"--Container
The Laramie project by Moisés Kaufman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
The normal heart( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial
4 Little Girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
 
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