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Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,503 libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget.
Citizen Kane ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and held by 1,135 libraries worldwide
Orson Welles' controversial film, hailed as the best American film ever made, is a portrait of Charles Foster Kane, revealing America's love of power and materialism and the resultant corruption (119 min). Includes a documentary on the making of the film, hosted by Robert Osborne, and the original theatrical trailer (22 min.).
Out of the past ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Former private detective Jeff Bailey is trying to lead a quiet life, but his past comes back to haunt him and he finds himself framed for murder.
Sweeney Todd the demon barber of Fleet Street ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Times are hard in 1846 London and one must make do. So Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd.
Hoop dreams ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
Follows the high school careers of two young men from inner-city Chicago as they pursue their dream of playing professional basketball.
Suspicion ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in English and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock weaves a terrifying web of suspicion around a fragile young English bride and captures a classic suspense thriller. Joan Fontaine is the bride, a gently-reared heiress who fears she has married a murderer. Cary Grant is the husband, a dashing ne'er-do-well with a penchant for the high life--and a bank account that's strictly low-life.
Thomas Jefferson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 952 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Thomas Jefferson.
The adventures of Pinocchio ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 938 libraries worldwide
A wooden puppet full of tricks and mischief, with a talent for getting into and out of trouble, wants more than anything else to become a real boy.
Bringing up Baby ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 862 libraries worldwide
Crazy comedy about an heiress who is determined to catch a stuffy zoologist and uses her pet leopard, Baby, to help get his attention.
The night of the iguana ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles.
Dumb and dumber ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a pair of dimwitted friends on a cross-country trip to return a case full of money.
Frederick Douglass when the lion wrote history ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 790 libraries worldwide
Based upon his writings and speeches, this is the story of Frederick Douglass, an elegant orator and provocative abolitionist.
Murder, my sweet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
A down-on-his-luck private detective searches for an ex-convict's missing girlfriend and finds himself in a dark world of mayhem and murder.
The postman always rings twice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Frank Chambers (John Garfield) is a drifter who lands at a roadside gas station owned by jolly old Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) and his young, blonde wife Cora (Lana Turner). In a matter of minutes, Frank and Cora fall in love, and plot to murder Nick. Eventually wedding bells ring, the body count rises, and the gavel slams-of course, nothing ever goes as planned. Part of what makes the film noir is watching the characters react, as their plans are derailed one by one.
Now and then ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 710 libraries worldwide
A heartwarming comedy about the childhood mischief of four best friends who reunite after twenty years.
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2001 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget. Based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. Filmed in Spain during the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco under the surveillance of Spain's secret police. Won Academy Awards in 1965 for Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score (including Lara's Theme), Best Art Direction/Set Direction, and Best Costume Design.
Survivors of the Holocaust ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the events of the Holocaust as witnessed by those who survived. The program weaves together archival footage and an original music score with survivors' personal testimonies and photographs, chronicling life in pre-war Europe, the devastating impact of Nazism, the liberation of the concentration camps and life fifty years later. Contains an additional segment, hosted by Ben Kingsley, which takes the viewer behind the scenes at Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation. Included is footage of Steven Spielberg himself, discussing and describing this, his most ambitious project ever.
Andersonville ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
The Civil War explodes, air thick with musket fire, soil drenched with the blood of kinsmen, bodies piling up like cords of wood. In the madness and fury, a small group of Union soldiers fall into the hands of the Confederate army. Overnight, they find themselves herded aboard a prison train bound for the deepest regions of the South, to a slice of Hell carved out of the Georgia clay known as Andersonville. A moving drama that tells the most tragic tales ever to come out of the Civil War.
Scooby-Doo meets Batman ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 623 libraries worldwide
The action begins as The Joker and The Penguin try to cash in on a crooked counterfeiting scheme only to be foiled by the Dynamic Trio of Batman, Robin and Scooby-Doo! But The Joker and The Penguin return to try and steal a flying suit until Scooby-Doo and the gang prove that with a little help they have what it takes to bring the sky-high scoundrels back to Earth.
The borrowers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 595 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of a family of miniature humans who live by borrowing things from normal-sized people.
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