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HBO Pictures

Overview
Works: 166 works in 439 publications in 4 languages and 19,525 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Television adaptations  War films  Western films  War television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer, Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by HBO Pictures
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board a slave ship bound for America. Much of the story involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt
And the band played on by Roger Spottiswoode( Visual )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II
Louis L'Amour's The quick and the dead by Louis L'Amour( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1876 Wyoming the gun is the only law, and for Duncan and Susanna McKaskel, newly arrived settlers beset by outlaws, rugged frontiersman Con Vallian (Sam Elliott) is the only hope
Sweet dreams by Robert Getchell( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sweet Dreams is the true story of the legendary Patsy Cline, charting the most dramatic years of her efforts to become a top country singer. The film also tells the story of Patsy's passionate and turbulent marriage to Charlie Dick, a daring man who gave her a love full of laughter, tears, excitement and joy
Orson Welles Citizen Kane( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizen Kane: Following the death of a publishing tycoon, news reporters scramble to discover the meaning of his final utterance. The battle over Citizen Kane: American experience documentary about the making of Citizen Kane and Orson Welles estate. RKO 281: Orson Welles produces his greatest film, Citizen Kane, despite the opposition of the film's de facto subject, William Randolph Hearst
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge by Introducing Dorothy Dandridge( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the career of Dorothy Dandridge, who, against the odds, beat out many more famous rivals for the role of Carmen Jones, becoming the first black woman ever nominated for a Best Actress Academy Award
Barbarians at the gate( Visual )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarians at the Gate recounts the events surrounding the 1988 leveraged buyout of RJR Nabisco, the biggest history at the time, and widely considered to be a textbook example of corporate and executive greed. This story of high stakes, betrayal, and one-upsmanship begins when RJR Nabisco's CEO F. Ross Johnson chooses to buy out his own company to deflect shareholder backlash when an expensive project fails. This attempt ignites a power struggle between Johnson and Wall Street investment banker Henry Kravis, who intends to force Johnson out and take over RJR Nabisco himself. In this film, viewers used to looking in from the outside on high-profile leveraged buyouts and mega-buck financial struggles get an insider's perspective--and not just any insider--the man at the very top
Gia by Michael Cristofer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based story of top fashion model Gia Marie Carangi follows her life from a rebel working in her father's diner at age 17 to her death in 1986 at age 26 from AIDS, one of the first women in America whose death was attributed to the disease
The jack bull( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feud becomes a war between a proud rancher and a wealthy, influential landowner in the Old West
The Josephine Baker story by Brian Gibson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
RKO 281 by Benjamin Ross( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming to Hollywood as a celebrated boy genius featuring a spectacular career arc in New York including his "War of the Worlds" radio hoax, Orson Welles is stymied on the subject for his first film. After a dinner party at Hearst Castle, during which he has a verbal altercation with Hearst, Welles decides to do a movie about Hearst. It takes him some time to convince co-writer Herman Mankiewicz and the studio, but Welles eventually gets the script and the green light, keeping the subject very hush-hush with the press. When a rough cut is screened, Hearst gets wind of the movie's theme and begins a campaign to see that it is not only never publicly screened, but destroyed
Volunteers by Nicholas Meyer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Bourne III escapes the bookies to whom he owes $28,000 by swapping places with a friend and going to Thailand with the Peace Corps
The Rat Pack( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop known as "The Rat Pack" set the style and pace for 1950's America as the nation roller-coastered its way towards the swinging 60's. The pack makes Vegas their kingdom with Frank and the boys ruling generously--a private corner of America, where anything goes
The last of his tribe by Harry Hook( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sole survivor of the massacre of his people, Ishi has been discovered by Dr. Kroeber and his wife Henriette. Ishi carries the secrets of his people-- secrets no white man knows--
Soul of the game( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film features the story of three famous baseball players of the 40s, when for the first time a black player took the field
Citizen X by Donald Sutherland( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viktor Burakov (Rea), a brilliant forensics expert but an inexperienced detective, is put in charge of investigating the case of a serial killer. As the number of victims continues to rise, the investigation slows to a standstill, buried under government red tape
Citizen Cohn( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruthless, destructive, power hungry and insatiable, attorney Roy Cohn could make or break the strongest men in America just for the thrill of the kill
A bright shining lie by Terry George( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of LTC John Paul Vann (Paxton) and his work as a military and civilian advisor in Vietnam over a ten year period (1962-72) until his death in an accidental helicopter crash. As a military advisor, Vann attempted to fight corruption in the Vietnamese army, recognizing the need to build trust among the Vietnamese peasantry. When his recommendations were ignored by the U.S. military, he exposed falsified battle reports and other deceptions to a New York Times reporter, effectively ending his military career. As the war escalated, however, Vann returned to Vietnam as a civilian advisor under Nixon's "Vietnamization" program, ending as the defacto commander of Vietnamese forces in the successful defense of the Central Highlands during the 1972 Easter Offensive. The film also examines Vann's character flaws, the chief of these being his adulterous nature and affairs with Vietnamese women which resulted in a forced marriage to a Vietnamese schoolgirl whom he had gotten pregnant
Gotti : the rise and fall of a real life Mafia Don( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of John Gotti, who became head of the Gambino crime family as a result of the murder of Paul Castellano
 
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Amistad
Alternative Names
HBO Europe.

HBO Pictures.

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Languages
English (168)

Spanish (6)

French (2)

German (1)

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The Josephine Baker storyThe last of his tribeCitizen Cohn