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Weinstein Company

Overview
Works: 478 works in 2,094 publications in 6 languages and 196,207 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Western films  Romantic 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 )

39 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,498 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 English and Italian and held by 2,838 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
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,736 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 Schultz
Inglourious basterds by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,729 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
The great debaters by Denzel Washington( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the journey of Professor Melvin Tolson, a debate team coach who turns a group of underdog students from a small African-American college into a historically elite debate team. Inspired by a true story
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1940. Les forces hitlériennes ont déjà fait main basse sur une grande partie de l'Europe. À Londres, le mathématicien prodige Alan Turing est embauché par l'armée britannique. Sa mission: intégrer les rangs d'une brigade de spécialistes chargée de décrypter Enigma, le code radio des nazis. Très vite, l'entêtement et l'indépendance d'esprit de Turing lui aliènent les autres membres de l'équipe, dirigée par Hugh Alexander, un bellâtre soucieux des conventions. Ce dernier ayant rejeté du revers de la main son hypothèse selon laquelle seule une machine, construite de sa main, pourrait percer le mystère d'Enigma, le mathématicien, au mépris du protocole, se tourne vers Winston Churchill, qui autorise le financement de l'opération. Il se met alors à l'ouvrage, avec l'aide de Joan Clarke, une collègue brillante repêchée à la suite d'un concours. [Médiafilm]
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 2,556 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 Artist by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,486 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
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,472 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 David O Russell( Visual )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,443 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 Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,403 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 )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock--something her Irish-Catholic community didn't have the highest opinion of--and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn't allow for any sort of inquiry into the son's whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son."
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,291 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 )

30 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,269 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
Lion by Garth Davis( Visual )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers 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
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarantino writes like a flamethrower in this western whodunit. He brings the war home, baby, with all the political, geographical, social, sexual and racial implications we're still wrangling with today."--Rolling Stone
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,142 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 )

19 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,074 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
Bully( Visual )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 2,045 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
Hoodwinked by Cory Edwards( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Red Riding Hood, Granny, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Woodsman all face Detective Flippers as he attempts to determine the real events of the Little Red Riding Hood story
 
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