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Playtone (Firm)

Overview
Works: 240 works in 717 publications in 4 languages and 47,675 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Television mini-series  Children's films  Historical television programs 
Roles: prn
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 )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 3,376 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
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

35 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy Greek American woman meets the man of her dreams, turning her personal, professional, and family life upside-down
Mamma mia! by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

37 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,185 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
Cast away by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer, finds his by-the-clock existence and relationship with Ph. D. candidate Kelly Frears abruptly ended when a plane crash leaves him alone on a tropical island. In his struggles for survival, he begins a new personal journey
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was 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 a 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 )

32 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,597 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( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,328 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 Vardalos( Visual )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,908 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 1,824 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
Mamma mia!( Visual )

16 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years later, come back to the magical island of Kalokairi in this sequel based on the songs of ABBA. Sophie is now pregnant, and like her mother Donna, she'll need to take risks
The Circle by James Ponsoldt( Visual )

18 editions published in 2017 in English and French and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Mae is hired to work for the world's largest and most powerful tech and social media company, she sees it as an opportunity. As she rises through the ranks, she is encouraged by the company's founder, Eamon Bailey, to engage in a groundbreaking experiment that pushes the boundaries of privacy, ethics and ultimately her personal freedom. Her participation in the experiment, and every decision she makes begin to affect the lives and future of her friends, family and that of humanity."--Container
The Pacific( Visual )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Pacific tracks the real-life journeys of three U.S. Marines--Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello), and John Basilone (Jon Seda)--across the vast canvas of the Pacific theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima, through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day"--Container
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City's massive power generator begins to fail, the streetlamps fade - along with the hopes of the townspeople. Now it will be up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders to find the way out of Ember before their world is plunged into complete darkness
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,454 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 )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a rising Saudi Arabian city, far from weary, recession-scarred America, a struggling businessman named Alan Clay pursues a last-ditch attempt to stave off foreclosure, pay his daughter's college tuition, and finally do something great
Parkland by Peter Landesman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 1,339 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 )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,132 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 )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 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
Game change by Julianne Moore( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 943 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 McGinly( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assistant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life
 
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Playtone (Firm)

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