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Overview
Works: 3,056 works in 5,358 publications in 3 languages and 209,363 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Made-for-TV movies  History  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Television programs  Television mini-series  Comedy films 
Roles: fds, Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by HBO Video (Firm)
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy Greek American woman meets the man of her dreams, turning her personal, professional, and family life upside-down
Iron Jawed Angels by Katja von Garnier( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
When the Levees Broke : a Requiem in Four Acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Maria full of grace by Joshua Marston( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 1,931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Alverez, a bright, spirited 17 year old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroine-which she must swallow-to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for. She becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York
Band of Brothers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army, an elite rifle company that parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden, and suffered heavy casualties. Also includes a documentary about the soldiers in Easy Company
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

he Birmingham Campaign was launched in 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists were soon jailed, but it was the participation of the children that advanced the momentum of the Birmingham movement. They marched alongside the adults and were taken to jail with them as well. Because the 16th St. Baptist Church was close to the downtown area, it was an ideal location to hold rallies and meetings. On Sunday morning, Sept. 15, 1963, dynamite planted by the Ku Klux Klan, exploded in the building. Under the fallen debris, the bodies of four girls were found. Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley died because of the color of their skin. Features archival film footage, home photographs, comments by surviving family members, and interviews with local and national figures of the time
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life
La vie en rose by Marion Cotillard( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 1,749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in a brothel, then wrested from the only life she knew by her father, so they could join the circus, Edith Piaf spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start and, ultimately, by her international success and final illness. Always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental, she was often on drugs or alcohol and was always in search of true love. Middleweight boxer, Marcel Cerdan, captures her heart and gives her something to live for, besides her music--at least for a while
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devastating illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot( Visual )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The film tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used without her consent to create the first immortal human cell line. Told through the eyes of her daughter, Deborah Lacks (Winfrey), the film chronicles her search, along with journalist Rebecca Skloot (Byrne), to learn about the mother she never knew and understand how the unauthorized harvesting of Lacks' cancerous cells in 1951 led to unprecedented medical breakthroughs, changing countless lives and the face of medicine forever."--Container
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890
The Sopranos by David Chase( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's tough times in Jersey for Tony Soprano. The sluggish economy hasn't been good for the family business. His wife, Carmela, is angling for more financial security. Some long-time lieutenants aren't happy with Tony's recent decisions. A rival boss wants a bigger piece of the suburban pie. A Soprano is actually heading to trial for the first time in decades. At least one child has lost interest in higher education
Elizabeth I by Tom Hooper( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xplores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world."--Container
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
The Sopranos( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony Soprano continues his struggle to balance between his home family and his mob family. The FBI goes to great lengths to wiretap his home. The son of his late friend Jackie Aprile is causing him trouble. A Russian housekeeper is searching for her missing leg. His son is vandalizing school property and his daughter is getting her heart broken. His wife is both consulting a psychiatrist and confessing to a priest. And he is still seeing Dr. Melfi for his anxiety attacks
Capturing the Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Friedmans seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold Friedman and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the emotional true story of two men who defined the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas from an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart
And the band played on by Randy Shilts( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Modine stars as Dr. Don Francis, a researcher at the Centers for Disease Control who seeks to uncover the cause of a number mysterious deaths. With little funding for a subject few will even discuss, not only must he fight the disease, but a disinterested public, the government, the media and even the communities where the mysterious virus strikes hardest. But as the death toll mounts, public interest is stirred and Francis' research becomes a despeate race against time. --
 
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