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FilmFour (Firm)

Overview
Works: 273 works in 696 publications in 3 languages and 56,777 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Documentary films  Fiction  Nonfiction films  Biography  Military history  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about FilmFour (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by FilmFour (Firm)
Slumdog millionaire by Danny Boyle( Visual )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Hindi and held by 3,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jamal Malik is an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" When the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating. Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up. He describes their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Every chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible questions. When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers watch to find out if he can answer the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love
12 years a slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Important note to educators: This Edited Version for educators has been altered from the original theatrical release and is not rated. To retain the integrity of the source material, this version contains violence, cruelty, strong language, and sexuality that may not be suitable for all student audiences. Fox Searchlight Pictures requests that educators follow the guidelines of their school district when presenting this film to students." -- on DVD cover
The last king of Scotland by Forest Whitaker( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nick Garrigan has just graduated from medical school in his native Scotland, seeking a change he travels to 1970's era Uganda with the vague but well-intentioned notion of providing aid to the impoverished locals. After aiding newly-appointed dictator Idi Amin in a car collision, Amin asks Nick to serve as his personal physician
Diarios de motocicleta Motorcycle diaries ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1952, a young medical student and a biochemist from Argentina set off on a road trip across South America. As they straddled their beaten up motorcycle, the men talked in awed tones of the sights they were about to experience
The lovely bones by Peter Jackson( Visual )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The extraordinary story about one girl's life, and everything that came after. When 14-year-old Susie Salmon was murdered, she left her unfinished life behind. But now from her place in a strange but beautiful in-between world, she must help her father catch her killer and protect her family before she can finally move on."--Container
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray and Ken, two foul-mouthed Irish hit men, are hiding out in Bruges, Belgium. For Ray, Bruges is a place where you can spend a year in a weekend, while Ken finds the ancient town calming and contemplative. Ken and Ray work for Harry, a crime lord who eventually materializes in Bruges, and ends up proving that even professional hitmen have their feelings. A loopy, violent fable that is part thriller, part spoof, with a dash of dark comedy, leavened with intellectual conceits and religious allegory--but in no way is "In Bruges" long, boring, or slow
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together at an English boarding school with a chilling secret. When they learn the shocking truth that they are genetically engineered clones raised to be organ donors, they embrace their fleeting chance to live and love
Hyde Park on Hudson by Bill Murray( Visual )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As Great Britain faces an imminent war with Germany, US President Franklin D. Roosevelt ... and his wife, Eleanor ... , invite the King and Queen of England for a weekend at their home in upstate New York. But during the first-ever visit of a reigning British monarch to America, international affairs must be juggled with the complexities of FDR's domestic establishment, as wife, mother, and mistresses all conspire to make the royal trip an unforgettable one"--Container
Seven psychopaths ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After one day together -- July 15th, 1988, their college graduation -- Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along"--Container
The eagle ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca, Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem
Nowhere boy by Sam Taylor-Wood( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biopic documenting John Lennon's adolescence, his relationships and family, his musical roots, and the beginnings of the Beatles
Venus ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A veteran actor becomes enamoured with the grandniece of his closest friend
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
Touching the void by Joe Simpson( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Joe Simpson's miraculous survival after he was injured while climbing in the Andes in 1985 and left for dead by his partner
Me and you and everyone we know by Miranda July( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely shoe salesman and an eccentric performance artist struggle to connect in this unique take on contemporary life
Under the skin by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alien in the form of a voluptuous young woman combs the streets of Scotland in search of men. She lures a succession of lost souls into her otherworldly lair, where they are seduced, stripped of their humanity, and never heard from again
The house of mirth by Terence Davies( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
Brick lane by Sarah Gavron( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazneen is a young Bangladeshi woman who arrives in London during the 1980s. She leaves behind her beloved sister and home, for an arranged marriage and a new life. In a loveless marriage to the middle aged Chanu, she feels trapped within the four walls of her flat in East London. She begins to fear that her soul is quietly dying. Meanwhile, her sister Hasina, continues to live a carefree life back in Bangladesh. Nazneen struggles to accept her lifestyle and tries to keep her head down in spite of life's blows. She soon discovers that life cannot be avoided and she is forced to confront life the day that the hotheaded young Karim comes knocking at her door
Hunger by Steve McQueen( Visual )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Northern Ireland's Maze prison in 1981, 27-year-old Irish Republican Army member Bobby Sands went on a hunger strike to protest the British government's refusal to recognize him and his fellow IRA inmates as political prisoners. A transcedent depiction of what a human being is willing to endure in order to be heard
 
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Alternative Names
Channel Four (Great Britain). FilmFour
Film 4 (Firm)
Film Four (Firm)
Film4 (Firm)
Languages
English (150)
Spanish (18)
Hindi (1)
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