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HBO Pictures

Overview
Works: 145 works in 354 publications in 3 languages and 19,216 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  War films  Fiction  Biographical films 
Roles: Musician
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by HBO Pictures
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 1839 revolt on board the slave ship La Amistad bound for America. Much of the involves the court-room drama about the slave who led the revolt
And the band played on by Randy Shilts( Visual )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,540 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 )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own
Louis L'Amour's The quick and the dead ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 826 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 Karel Reisz( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 761 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
Barbarians at the gate ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 631 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
Introducing Dorothy Dandridge ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An acclaimed stage performer, Dorothy Dandridge still struggled with the challenge of her color, in a time that wouldn't let some stars in by the front door. Yet against the odds, she 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
Gia by Michael Cristofer( Visual )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 564 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
RKO 281 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 476 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
The jack bull ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 465 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
Orson Welles Citizen Kane ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 406 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
Volunteers by Nicholas Meyer( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 387 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 381 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
Soul of the game ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 350 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
The last of his tribe by Harry Hook( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the biography of Ishi, a lone survivor of California's Yahi tribe of Native-Americans. The story begins with Ishi's capture by ranchers, his early encounters with the academics who wish to study him, and the slow unveiling of his past to Dr. Alfred Kroeber, an anthropologist who is intent on knowing all of Ishi's secrets
Citizen Cohn ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 305 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
Citizen X by Chris Gerolmo( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 296 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
A bright shining lie by Terry George( Visual )
2 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 )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 215 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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Alternative Names
HBO Pictures.
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Languages
English (122)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
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