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Weinstein Company

Overview
Works: 501 works in 1,833 publications in 6 languages and 189,266 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  History  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, prn, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Weinstein Company
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Sicko by Michael Moore( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 2,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Michael Moore critiques the American health care system, focusing especially on the HMOs, drug companies, and congressmen who profit from the status quo. Also includes an analysis of the health care systems in Canada, England, France and Cuba, where free universal health care is the norm
Inglourious basterds by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers, led by Lt. Aldo Raine, become known as "The Basterds." They are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds soon cross paths with a French-Jewish woman who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers. A plot is set in motion to kill the Nazis at the theater's movie premier, including Adolph Hitler
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

35 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django, a former slave turned hired gun, heads back to the plantation to free his wife, Broomhilda, from the tyrannical plantation owner Calvin Candie, with the help of a German bounty hunter, Dr. King Shultz
The great debaters by Denzel Washington( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most celebrated actress of our time stars as the most powerful woman of her time. Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the most nominated performer in Academy Award history, delivers the definitive portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the enigmatic, highly controversial figure who became the first and only female Prime Minister of England. Much more than a biographical epic, The Iron Lady is also the surprisingly intimate journey of a 'common' grocer's daughter whose social ambition and steel will -- along with the love of her husband and confidant, Denis (Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent) - propelled her to unprecedented power in a world dominated by men."--Container
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famously leading a team of codebreakers, mathematician Alan Turing created a computer capable of breaking the codes devised by Germany's Enigma machine during WWII, significantly contributing to shortening the war, and saving millions of lives. Only a few years later, British authorities ignorant of his contributions convicted him for the crime of homosexuality, significantly contributing to shortening his life
The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hollywood, 1927. George Valentin is one of the silver screen's reigning idols, instantly recognisable with his slim moustache and signature white tie and tails. Young dancer Peppy Miller is vivacious and good-humoured, with an incandescent smile and a flapper's ease of movement. Peppy first crosses George's path at his film premiere and then as an extra on his latest film. When talking picture become the new rage in Hollywood, George wants no part of it. But by 1929 the studio is preparing to cease all silent film production and George faces a choice: embrace sound, like the now rising star Peppy, or risk a slide into obscurity."--Container
The Butler by Les Daniels( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends
The fighter by David O Russell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, Dicky Eklund was known as the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts. There isn't a person in Lowell who doesn't know about the time that Dicky knocked down the great Sugar Ray Leonard. By the early 1990s, Dicky's crack addiction has soured everything, although he dreams of making a comeback. The real contender is his half-brother Micky Ward. 31-year-old Micky is an unassuming nice guy, long regarded as little more than a stepping-stone for rising fighters, but with undeniable potential. Between his controlling mom Alice, who manages his career, his crack head trainer brother, and a Greek chorus of seven sisters, Micky doesn't have a chance. Until his tough-chick bartender girlfriend Charlene gives him the confidence and support to consider a different course. But his success comes at a cost--as he must leave his family behind in the process
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well."--Container
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court"--Container
August: Osage County by Meryl Streep( Visual )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them"--Container
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stagecoach hurtles through the wintry Wyoming landscape. Bounty hunter John Ruth and his fugitive Daisy, race towards the town of Red Rock where Ruth, will bring Daisy to justice. Losing their lead on the blizzard, they seek refuge at Minnie's, a stagecoach stopover on a mountain pass. When they arrive at Minnie's, they are greeted not by the proprietor but by four unfamiliar faces. As the storm overtakes the mountainside stopover, our travelers come to learn they may not make it to Red Rock
Bully( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices
My Week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Idris Elba( Visual )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society
 
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