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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)

Works: 4,607 works in 8,293 publications in 5 languages and 775,125 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Juvenile works  Biographical films  Humor  Superhero films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around
Rent by Chris Columbus ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 3,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the year in the life of a group of friends in New York's East Village. The "bohemians" live carefree lives of art, music, sex, and drugs. It is carefree until Mark, an aspiring filmmaker, and Roger, an aspiring songwriter, find out they owe a year's rent to Benny. Benny is a former friend who had promised them free rent when he married the landlord's daughter. Roger has also attracted the attention of his downstairs neighbor, Mimi. Mark's former girlfriend, Maureen, has found a new romance with a lawyer named Joanne. Philosophy professor Tom finds his soul mate in drag queen Angel. With this being the late 1980s, the threat of AIDS is always present
The social network by David Fincher ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 2,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Join symbologist Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and cryptologist Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou) in their heart-racing quest to solve a bizarre murder mystery that will take them from France to England - and behind the veil of a mysterious ancient society, where they discover a secret protected since the time of Christ
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Casino Royale by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Résumé: Drame biographique. New York, 2002. Démoralisée par son travail d'agente de réclamations pour une compagnie d'assurances, Julie Powell mitonne le soir venu de bons petits plats pour son conjoint qui rêve de la voir vaincre son sentiment d'échec. Lui vient ainsi l'idée de relever un défi: réaliser en 365 jours les 524 recettes contenues dans le livre "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", de son idole Julia Child, et documenter l'expérience dans un blogue. Paris, 1949. Afin de tromper son ennui, Julia Child, épouse d'un diplomate américain, s'inscrit à l'école de cuisine Le Cordon Bleu, où son talent exceptionnel aux fourneaux prend forme. Au point où des ménagères françaises, en pleine rédaction d'un livre de recettes visant à rendre accessible la cuisine française aux Américains, lui passent le flambeau. L'ouvrage, qui naîtra au prix d'un long labeur et de multiples reports, la rendra célèbre. [(c) Médiafilm]. Contient un commentaire audio de la réalisatrice et un documentaire sur le tournage. [SDM]
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood
Inside job by Charles H Ferguson ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost of over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Investigates through exhaustive research, and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia
Zero dark thirty by Kathryn Bigelow ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6
Capote by Bennett Miller ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the convicted killers, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett ( Visual )
17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Sam Sparks is a weathergirl covering the town's weather phenomenon, but chooses to hide her intelligence behind a perky exterior. Tim Lockwood is Flint's technophobic father. Brent is the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Mayor Shelbourne exploits Flint's newest invention so he can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. By-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux has a rule-breaking son, Cal. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed
Captain Phillips ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years
District 9 by Neill Blomkamp ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twenty years ago, aliens from another planet made contact with Earth. Now, the refugee camp they are forced to live in has deteriorated into a slum-like ghetto. When field operative Wikus van der Merwe is put in charge of evicting the aliens, he contracts a strange virus that changes his DNA to match that of the refugees. As his body begins to mutate, he becomes a hunted man, and the aliens' only hope for freedom
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
Who killed the electric car? by Chris Paine ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States
Angels & demons by Dan Brown ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of the most powerful underground organization in history, the Illuminati. Upon learning of an unstoppable terrorist act against the Vatican, Langdon travels to Rome and joins forces with Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra and together they will follow the 400-year-old Path of Illumination that leads to the Vatican's only chance for survival
Moneyball by Bennett Miller ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players
The artist by Michel Hazanavicius ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As silent movie star George Valentin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will end his career, he sparks with Peppy Miller, a young dancer set for a big break in 1920s Hollywood
Hitch by Eva Mendes ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While helping his latest client woo the fine lady of his dreams, a professional "date doctor" finds that his game doesn't quite work on the gossip columnist with whom he's smitten
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