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HBO Pictures

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Works: 120 works in 298 publications in 2 languages and 15,256 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 Randy Shilts ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
(Robert Lane, Amazon.com essential video) A superior, made-for-cable film, this Home Box Office adaptation of Randy Shilts' chronicle detailing the emergence of AIDS in America and the fight against bureaucracy and society for a cure is a taut, outrageous, and affecting true-life drama. Matthew Modine . . . is featured as a doctor with the Centers for Disease Control at the time when the first reports of the disease plaguing the gay community were heard. Modine and his colleagues embark on an investigation that resembles a compelling detective story as they try to track the source of the disease and discover a cure. Their efforts are thwarted by an ambivalent government and a turf war between French physicians and a celebrated American researcher (Alan Alda) who seems to place his own glory above the dead and the dying. Featuring heartfelt performances from a stellar cast including Richard Gere, Glenne Headly, Anjelica Huston, Steve Martin, Ian McKellen, Saul Rubinek, and Lily Tomlin, this impassioned film stands as an impressive and important document of one of the darkest eras in modern human history, and a tribute to the spirit of those who sought to save lives
The Tuskegee airmen by Robert Markowitz ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,282 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 796 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 748 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 )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 623 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 602 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 563 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 )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 471 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 Josephine Baker story ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 437 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 385 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 382 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 372 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 the pace for 1950s America. But when President Kennedy, newly elected with the support of the Pack, is advised that the friends who made him shouldn't be the friends he keeps, the Rat Pack discovers that lady luck has chosen another partner
Soul of the game ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 345 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 345 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 311 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 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 231 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 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film features an intimate portrait of how times and freedoms have changed
Gotti the rise and fall of a real life Mafia Don ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 212 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 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fact-based film about the child molestation trial involving the McMartin Pre-School in Manhattan Beach, California
 
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Alternative Names
Home Box Office Pictures
Languages
English (96)
Spanish (5)
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