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HBO Pictures

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Works: 118 works in 286 publications in 2 languages and 14,689 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Television programs  Biography  Western films  Case studies  Juvenile works  War films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by HBO Pictures
And the band played on by Roger Spottiswoode ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,531 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 ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,293 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 769 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 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical film on the life of the late country singer Patsy Cline
Barbarians at the gate ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 610 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 588 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 559 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 Josephine Baker story ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Josephine Baker, the African-American girl who became an international star only after emigrating to France
Volunteers by Nicholas Meyer ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1999 in English and held by 385 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 375 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
Orson Welles Citizen Kane ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 350 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
Soul of the game ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 344 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 343 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 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ruthless, destructive, power hungry and insatiable, attorney Roy Cohn, a leader in convicting possible Communists during the McCarhy era, could make or break the strongest men in America just for the thrill of the kill
Citizen X by Donald Sutherland ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 298 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 228 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
If these walls could talk ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A trilogy of stories set in the same house--with different occupants and spanning over 40 years--examines three women, the common crisis of an unexpected pregnancy, and the wrenching decision to have an abortion. In 1952, abortion is illegal. A widowed nurse deals with her unexpected pregnancy by taking drastic measures to obtain one. In 1974, a happily married woman, the mother of four children, discovers that she is pregnant again. Now she must choose between losing her lifelong dream and terminating her pregnancy. In 1996, a Catholic college student finds herself pregnant as the result of an affair with a professor. She decides on an abortion, but does not realize what it means to go through with one, while society rends itself asunder with violent protest
Gotti the rise and fall of a real life Mafia Don ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 208 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
Indictment, the McMartin trial ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact-based film about the child molestation trial involving the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach, California
Stalin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stalin's rise from obscure revolutionary to feared leader of Russia is documented in vivid detail in this epic
 
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