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Weinstein Company

Overview
Works: 523 works in 2,268 publications in 6 languages and 198,301 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Romance 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 )

40 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,532 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 )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,886 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 )

41 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, a group of Jewish-American guerilla soldiers led by Lt. Aldo Raine, known as 'The Basterds, ' 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 premiere, including Adolf Hitler
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

44 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,768 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 )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,690 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 imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency," an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, "The Imitation Game" a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives"--Publisher
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and French and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,498 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
The Artist by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1927, George Valentin is a silent movie superstar. However, the advent of the talkies will kill his career and he will sink into oblivion. For young extra Peppy Miller, it seems the sky's the limit as major movie stardom awaits. Though their careers are taking different paths their destinies will become entwined
Silver linings playbook by David O Russell( Visual )

27 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,476 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
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,452 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."--Container
The fighter by Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Micky Ward ... is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky ..., a local legend battling his own demons. Their explosive relationship threatens to take them both down--but the bond of blood may be their only chance for redemption"--Container
Lion by Garth Davis( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of meters across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home."--Container
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

24 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonas is coming of age in an ideal society without war, pain, suffering, disease, difference or choice. Even love has been rendered obsolete. No-one questions anything, no-one remembers the past and no-one ventures beyond the borders. Jonas has just been chosen as the sole person to learn the truths of the 'real' world and is sent to train with the 'keeper of memories', The Giver. But knowledge is power ans as Jonas learns more about his fake world, he soon realises it is a matter of life and death that he escape. This will be his only chance to protect the people he loves
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-WWII, Germany. Michael Berg is a teenager who becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair. Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from different works of literature. Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken. Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life, only this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna's past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durant un blizzard, quelques années après la Guerre de Sécession, huit individus aux motifs douteux sont forcés de faire escale dans un refuge situé dans les montagnes du Wyoming. [Médiafilm]
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,189 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 John Wells( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,098 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
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
Bully( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This year, over 13 million American kids will be bullied at school, online, on the bus, at home, through their cell phones and on the streets of their towns, making it the most common form of violence young people in this country experience. BULLY is the first feature documentary film to show how we've all been affected by bullying, whether we've been victims, perpetrators or stood silent witness. The world we inhabit as adults begins on the playground. BULLY opens on the first day of school. For the more than 13 million kids who'll be bullied this year in the United States, it's a day filled with more anxiety and foreboding than excitement. As the sun rises and school busses across the country overflow with backpacks, brass instruments and the rambunctious sounds of raging hormones, this is a ride into the unknown. For a lot of kids, the only thing that's certain is that this year, like every other, bullying will be a big part of whatever meets them at their school's front doors
 
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