Paramount Classics (Firm)
Most widely held works by Paramount Classics (Firm)
An inconvenient truth ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 3,659 libraries worldwide
Former Vice President Al Gore explains the facts of global warming, presents arguments that the dangers of global warning have reached the level of crisis, and addresses the efforts of certain interests to discredit the anti-global warming cause. Between lecture segments, Gore discusses his personal commitment to the environment, sharing anecdotes from his experiences.
Arctic tale ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
Filmed over the span of fifteen years, Arctic tale follows a polar bear cub and a walrus pup as they learn to survive in the wild and face increasing challenges posed by global warming.
Hustle & flow ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused--employed to keep his 'girls' producing. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Chasing his musical dream transforms DJay, but opening the door to success demands one last hustle--if he's ever going to flow.
Mostly Martha ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in German and held by 973 libraries worldwide
Martha is the chef who fusses and obsesses over each dish before it leaves the kitchen. The demands of her job and her natural shyness keep her from meeting new people. When her sister suddenly dies, Martha adopts Lina, her eight-year-old niece, completely changing both lives. Martha gets unexpected help from Mario, Martha's hunky new sous chef, who is not only a whiz on the chopping block but knows sundry magic tricks and jokes to keep Lina's spirits afloat. Just as Martha starts to grow attached to the girl, Lina's erratic father shows up demanding that she go back to Italy with him.
Shine a light ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 914 libraries worldwide
A live concert by British rock band The Rolling Stones, in support of their 2005 studio album "A bigger bang."
The virgin suicides ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 761 libraries worldwide
In Grosse Pointe, Michigan, in the middle 1970s, live the five golden Lisbon girls, each of them blond, sweet, and impossibly beautiful. Ranging in age from 13 to 17, they have enchanted a group of neighborhood boys, who watch them through windows with binoculars, collect souvenirs of them, and fixate on them to such a degree that they never outgrow it. Lux, Cecilia, Bonnie, Mary, and Therese are beyond reach because their strict Catholic parents have, in response to the tenor of the times, nearly imprisoned them in their own home. The girls, preserved forever in the perfection they possessed when they were last seen, were waiting to be understood. Instead, they were simply loved. They animate one of the most unusual films ever fashioned out of the fears and the fantasies of adolescent boys.
Neil Young heart of gold ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is a love letter to the consistency and familiarity of Neil Young's voice, a floating silver reed with all the colors of moonlight in it. The songs are from Young's albums "Prairie Wind" (2005), "Harvest Moon" (1992), and "Harvest" (1972). For the premiere of "Prairie Wind" Young gathered long-time band mates and old friends like Emmylou Harris for a performance that has the feel of a casual reunion picnic. Held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium--the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, and a room with what may be the finest acoustics in the universe--the whole ensemble nattily attired in neatly tailored traditional western get-ups, it is as if the ghosts of the Ryman are singing through them. Young's songs speak to ensuring continuity between the past and the present, while cutting a path into the future, and he and his fellow performers open themselves so wholly to their surroundings that they become a part of it.
You can count on me ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 685 libraries worldwide
Sammy is a single mom living in a small Catskill town with her eight-year-old son. A lot happens all at once to Sammy as she, sort of, picks up with an old boyfriend, gets a new boss and her wayward brother finally shows up after months of no communication. A crisis of sorts ensues when the son meets his estranged father.
Bloody Sunday ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Recreation of the events of "Bloody Sunday", Jan. 30, 1972, when British troops fired on unarmed protesters in Derry, Northern Ireland. By the end of the day, 13 civilians were dead and 14 more wounded in the tumult and tragedy of Northern Ireland's darkest day.
The machinist ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 662 libraries worldwide
Trevor Reznik hasn't slept in a year. The shocking deterioration of his physical and mental health has made his every waking moment an unrelenting state of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror. His only solace from this living nightmare comes from an affectionate prostitute. When cryptic notes turn up mysteriously in his apartment and hallucinations of a co-worker that no one else sees causes a gruesome machine shop injury, he embarks on a journey to find out whether there is an elaborate plot to drive him mad or his fatigue has simply robbed him of reason.
Schultze gets the blues ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in German and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Schultze is a recently retired miner who, like his father before him, entertains polka audiences with his accordion. When he discovers the fiery energy of Zydeco music on his radio, the rigid monotony of his daily routine takes a spicy turn. Schultze learns to play his accordion with a new snap and style. His new-found fascination ultimately leads him on a life-changing journey to the Louisiana delta.
L'homme du train Man on the train ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Two strangers, a criminal named Milan and a retired poetry teacher, Manesquier, meet in a sleepy French village and gradually become unlikely friends. As their friendship grows, each develops a desire to trade his life with that of the other.
Mean Creek ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Follows a bunch of ragtag teenagers who take a boat trip on a nearby creek to celebrate their youngest member's birthday. They have an ulterior motive - to payback a local bully for his cruelities to the birthday boy. This is a hearty dose of how revenge can change a life in 24 hours.
Sunshine ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 498 libraries worldwide
A compelling epic about generations of a Hungarian Jewish family caught up in the upheavals and false hopes of a war-swept 20th century.
Ask the dust ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California.
La virgen de los sicarios Our lady of the assassins ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 470 libraries worldwide
An older writer, Fernando, returns to his hometown, Medellin, Colombia. There he falls in love with 16-year-old assassin, Alexis. After Alexis is killed, Fernando hunts for his killer in the Medellin slums and falls in love with Wilmar, a boy who resembles Alexis.
Northfork ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Set in 1955, the residents of a small Montana community are forced to move their homes to make way for a new dam. Most of them have left, but a few remain: a religious zealot with two wives, a conscience-bound minister, and an orphan boy whose fevered visions have convinced him that he's an angel. Mysterious, black-clad Evacuation Teams are sent to move these holdouts, and the characters' lives converge in a tale of longing, loss, faith and reawakening.
An American rhapsody ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 376 libraries worldwide
In order to escape Communist Hungary, a family must leave behind their infant daughter. She is then temporarily raised by a peasant Hungarian couple. When the daughter is finally brought to America to be with her family, her relationship with her real family becomes strained. The girl is torn between two mothers and two homelands. Based on a true story. The girl returns to Hungary and take an unforgettable journey of self-discovery.
Sidewalks of New York ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A close-up look at the ups and downs of dating and marriage. Take a look at three men and three women who unknowingly form a tangled web of relationships.
Intimate strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in French and held by 347 libraries worldwide
William Faber became a tax accountant like his father and resolved himself to a life where nothing much ever changed. At least until the beautiful Anna walked in one day and mistook his office for the therapist's down the hall. Unsolicited, Anna begins to reveal intimate details of her life which include how she is seeking security by attempting to save her tumultuous marriage. William and Anna find a bond developing between them, one that only true strangers can have, even after she finds out who he really is ... or is not! Masterfully directed by French film legen Patrice Leconte ("Man on the Train," "Girl on the Bridge," "The Widow of St. Pierre"), "Intimate Strangers" takes you on a journey into the depths of human relationships and shows just how intimate strangers can be.
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