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Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 190 works in 373 publications in 2 languages and 49,963 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Biographical films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Weinstein Company Home Entertainment (Firm)
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,686 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 )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 2,660 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
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,004 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
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,984 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
Django Unchained by Quentin [Regie] Tarantino( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django is a slave who teams up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz to seek out the South's most wanted criminals with the promise of Django's freedom. Honing vital hunting skills, his one goal is to find and rescue the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. When their search ultimately leads to Calvin Candie, the infamous and brutal proprietor of "Candyland," they arouse the suspicion of Stephen, Candie's trusted house slave. Now their moves are marked and they must stay one step ahead of his treacherous organization
Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vicky is a smart, sensible brunette. Cristina is an amorous, freethinking blonde. They've just arrived in Barcelona, where they will be spending the summer. Sultry Spanish painter Juan Antonio introduces himself and immediately offers to whisk them away for a weekend of sightseeing and threesomes. But there is an ex-wife, who soon appears. Maria Elena is wildly beautiful, wildly brilliant, wildly moody, and wildly wild. There is wine, melancholy music, soulful talk of art and emotions and tales tempestuous relationships. The city is magnificent, and everybody finishes the summer a little wiser and with a lifetime of memories. What more could you ask?
The Master by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-World War II America, a naval veteran arrives home unsettled and uncertain of his future, until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader
The founder by Michael Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Directed by John Lee Hancock (Saving Mr. Banks), The Founder features the true story of how Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in 1950s Southern California. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Writer Robert Siegel (The Wrestler) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire. - Container
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' ... is a feared and revered Roman general, suddenly pitted against his own city and fellow citizens. Rebelling against the power-hungry designs of his manipulative mother ... and rejected by his own people, Coriolanus incites a riot that expels him from Rome. The banished hero joins forces with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius ... to extract his revenge and determine his destiny"--Container
Blue valentine by Derek Cianfrance( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An honest, moving and uninhibited love story. The uncompromising portrait of Dean and Cindy, a young married couple who have grown apart, taking one night away from their daughter to try to save their relationship. Highlighted by provocative scenes alternately intimate and intense, the film captured audiences and critics alike
Macbeth by Justin Kurzel( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitious lord Macbeth tries to take the throne with the help of his ruthless wife, which leads to his downfall
Sing Street by Sing Street( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See 1980s Dublin through the eyes of fourteen-year-old Conor, who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool Raphina. With the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band yet
Spy kids : all the time in the world by Robert Rodriguez( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired spy is called back into action, and to bond with her new step-children, she invites them along for the adventure to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world
Wordplay( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look into the world of New York Times crossword puzzle aficionados, who number in the millions. Focuses on New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz and participants in the 28th Annual American Crossword Puzzle Tournament in Stamford, Connecticut
Indigènes = Days of Glory by Rachid Bouchareb( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and held by 955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the last years of World War II, a group of North African soldiers, largely Muslims, enlist to free France--a country they consider their motherland, even though they've never set foot in it--from the Nazis. The story is told through four characters: Abdelkader, a corporal who hopes to be promoted to sergeant; Messaoud, an ace marksman who fall in love with a beautiful Frenchwoman; Yassir, a Berber peasant who needs the money to marry off his younger brother; and Saïd, who leaves as his own father did in WWI, because he feels it's his duty. They give their all, despite getting little respect or recognition, and suffering the privations of those habitually discriminated against. These 'native' soldiers selflessly fought for a France they had never seen, and the film records their past heroics to give dignity to the generations of today and the future"
Grace is gone by James C Strouse( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanley Phillips is a sad, disconnected man unable to tell his young daughters that their mother, a soldier, has died in Iraq. Instead, he takes the girls on a road trip, where their innocent charm helps him rediscover a healing joy he thought he'd lost forever
Apollo 18 by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego ( '11 ) Movie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decades-old found footage from NASA's abandoned Apollo 18 mission, where two American astronauts were sent on a secret expedition, reveals the reason the U.S. has never returned to the moon
The matador by Richard Shepard( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling salesman forms an unexpected bond with a lonely hit man who suspects he's "lost his touch."
Scre4m( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scream 4 is the newest installment in the acclaimed franchise that ushered in a new wave of horror in the 1990s. In Scream 4, Sidney Prescott ..., now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey ... and Gale ..., who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill ... Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghost Face, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends ... and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger"--Container
Crossing over by Wayne Kramer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An immigration officer must protect the U.S. border in Los Angeles from those trying to pursue the American Dream, as those around him try to break the rules by fraud, blackmail, and work-site enforcement
 
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French (3)