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Weinstein Company

Overview
Works: 371 works in 1,599 publications in 8 languages and 175,936 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Historical films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
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 )

31 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,372 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 )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,763 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 )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,663 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 )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,625 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 )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,604 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 Butler by Les Daniels( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,515 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 Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,511 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 Artist by Michel Hazanavicius( Visual )

26 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,464 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
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

11 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,420 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"--Container
Silver Linings Playbook by David O Russell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,391 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 )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,383 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
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,254 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 )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,166 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
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,072 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
August: Osage County by John Wells( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 2,018 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
My Week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,010 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
Bully( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,943 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
Woman in Gold( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,925 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
Hoodwinked by Corey Edwards( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,908 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
Capitalism : a love story by Michael Moore( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Moore examines the impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world). The film moves from Middle America, to the halls of power in Washington, to the global financial epicenter in Manhattan. With both humor and outrage, the film explores the question: What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Families pay the price with their jobs, their homes, and their savings. Looking for an explanation, Moore talks with ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down and tries to get answers in Washington, DC. What he finds are the all-too-familiar symptoms of a love affair gone astray: lies, abuse, betrayal, and 14,000 jobs being lost every day. Moore also presents a vision of a more hopeful future
 
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