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Playtone (Firm)

Overview
Works: 215 works in 587 publications in 4 languages and 47,100 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Television mini-series  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  Historical television programs  Television adaptations  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Playtone (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Playtone (Firm)
The Polar Express by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery
Mamma mia! by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy Greek American woman meets the man of her dreams, turning her personal, professional, and family life upside-down
Cast away by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

31 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His fast-paced career takes him to many different locations, causing him to be away from his girlfriend Kelly. Chuck's life is abruptly changed when, after a plane crash, he becomes stranded on a remote island. Now, stripped of the conveniences of everyday life, he first must meet the basic needs of survival, including water, food and shelter. Chuck, who is the consummate problem solver, eventually figures out how to sustain himself physically. After four years, fate gives Chuck a chance to fight his way back to civilization. He does so, but only to find an unexpected emotional challenge greater than all the earlier physical ones. His ability to persevere and to hope are a product of his life-changing experience
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story
Where the wild things are by Oliver Knussen( Visual )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
John Adams by John Adams (Television program)( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,500 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
My big fat Greek wedding 2 by Nia Varsalos( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to the highly successful 2002 motion picture, surprise: a hitherto unmentioned Portokalos family secret is sufficiently likelihood-bending as to force the previous film's characters out of large-screen retirement and back into our hearts for another big and fat Greek wedding
Band of Brothers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, an elite rifle company that parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, and suffered heavy casualties. Also includes a documentary about the soldiers in Easy Company
The Circle by Pangsuode( Visual )

10 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une étudiante récemment diplômée est engagée par une grande firme nommée The Circle et dirigée par un homme charismatique, Kalden
The Pacific( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yer altında bulunan ve güneşi hiç görmeyen Ember şehri yüzyıllardır olağanüstü bir şekilde aydınlatılmaktadır. Ancak bir gün şehrin güç kaynağı arızalanır ve şehirdeki bütün sokak lambaları şehir halkının umutlarıyla beraber tek tek sönmeye başlar. Bunun üzerine iki cesur genç tarih öncesi halk tarafından kendilerine bırakılan ipuçlarını takip ederek Ember şehrini sonsuza kadar karanlığa gömülmekten kurtarmanın bir yolunu bulmaya çalışacaklardır
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne (Hanks) enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher (Roberts). Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live"--Container
A hologram for the king by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recession-ravaged 2010, American businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks), broke, depressed, and freshly divorced, arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. His mission: sell a state-of-the-art holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he's unclear if the king will ever show up for the long-scheduled meeting. He eventually begins to contemplate the possibility of a fresh start with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury)."--Container
Parkland by Vincent Bugliosi( Visual )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 22, 1963, is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever
The ant bully by John Nickle( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After young Lucas shoots some ants with his water pistol they retaliate with a secret potion that shrinks him to their size
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four-part drama that tells the story of a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community
Game change by Julianne Moore( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later, pulls back the curtain on the intense human drama surrounding the McCain team, the critical decisions made behind closed doors and how the choice was made to bring Palin on the ticket."--Container
The great Buck Howard by Sean McGinley( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young man on his way up hitches his wagon to a middle-aged star on his way down in a comedy from writer and director Sean McGinly. Troy Gable (Colin Hanks) is a guy in his early twenties who has dropped out of law school and is pondering his next move. Troy has an interest in working in the entertainment business, and when he learns that a 'celebrity performer' is looking for a personal assistant, Troy thinks he's found the ideal entry-level position. Troy soon discovers he's landed a job as a glorified gofer for Buck Howard (John Malkovich), a once-famous mentalist who appeared on The Tonight Show 61 times during Johnny Carson's reign as host. However, Howard hasn't been doing much lately, and he's hired Troy and new publicist Valerie (Emily Blunt) as he grooms himself for a comeback. While Troy is fascinated with Howard's creaky but still effective act, his boss has enough personal quirks and absurd demands to give anyone second thoughts about working with him for long. One thing that keeps Troy on the road with Buck is Valerie, who wastes no time in showing her sexual interest in him; however, Valerie is also the only one who harbors no illusions about Howard's prospects for a return to fame, and she isn't afraid to tell him about it. The Great Buck Howard also features Tom Hanks as Troy's father; as it happens, he's also Colin Hanks' real life dad"--Allmovie.com, viewed July 6, 2018
 
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