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Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Overview
Works: 4,819 works in 9,790 publications in 3 languages and 449,282 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  History  Western films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Children's films 
Roles: Distributor, fds, Producer, Publisher, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Inc Anchor Bay Entertainment
The King's Speech by Tom Hooper( Visual )

28 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The King's Speech" presents a sideways glance at a crucial period in 20th-century history--as the monumentally awkward Prince Albert, or Bertie, becomes King George VI unexpectedly in 1936 when his older brother Edward VIII abdicates to marry American divorcée Wallis Simpson. In imperial Britain between the wars, that was problem enough, but Bertie suffered from a chronic stammer that made his public appearances painful for everyone. In an age of radio, the monarch has become a symbol, which means that the King speaks to his people--regularly. Bertie and his wife, the high-spirited Princess Elizabeth find their way to an Australian-born speech therapist and amateur actor named Lionel Logue. Logue isn't a doctor, has no academic credentials, and is viewed by proper authorities as a charlatan. Oddly enough, each of these men is a desperate misfit badly in need of a new friend and a bit more self-esteem. A real friend, it seems, was exactly the medicine the future king required
Silver linings playbook by David O Russell( Visual )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a man who has lost everything, his house, his job, his wife, and how he creates his own silver linings from the bonds he forms with his family and friends
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

37 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Django is a slave who teams up with bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz to seek out the South's most wanted criminals with the promise of Django's freedom. Honing vital hunting skills, his one goal is to find and rescue the wife he lost to the slave trade long ago. When their search ultimately leads to Calvin Candie, the infamous and brutal proprietor of "Candyland," they arouse the suspicion of Stephen, Candie's trusted house slave. Now their moves are marked and they must stay one step ahead of his treacherous organization
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing to investigate a reported burglary. They instead ended up arresting Turing himself on charges of "gross indecency," an accusation that would lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offense of homosexuality - little did officials know, they were actually incriminating the pioneer of modern-day computing. Famously leading a motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, he was credited with cracking the so-called unbreakable codes of Germany's World War II Enigma machine. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, "The Imitation Game" a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives."--Container
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world
Lion by Garth Davis( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

19 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on Jonas, young man who lives in a supposedly ideal world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with the elder, who is the sole keeper of all the community's memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community's secret past. At extreme odds, Jonas knows that he must escape their world to protect them all; a challenge that no one has ever succeeded at before
August: Osage County by Julia Roberts( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The darkly hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives converge when a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional mother who raised them"--Container
Paddington by Paul King( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Peruvian bear travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he meets the kindly Brown family, who offer him a temporary haven
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarantino writes like a flamethrower in this western whodunit. He brings the war home, baby, with all the political, geographical, social, sexual and racial implications we're still wrangling with today."--Rolling Stone
Woman in Gold( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en una historia real. Maria Altmann (Helen Mirren), una mujer judía que huyó de Viena durante la II Guerra Mundial (1939-1945), regresa sesenta años después para reclamar las propiedades que los nazis confiscaron a su familia, entre las que se encuentra el célebre 'Retrato de Adele Bloch-Bauer I', de Gustav Klimt . Un joven abogado (Ryan Reynolds) la ayudará en su lucha con el gobierno austriaco y la Corte Suprema de los Estados Unidos. Al mismo tiempo, Maria deberá enfrentarse a las terribles verdades de su pasado
Bully by Lee Hirsch( Visual )

19 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a character-driven documentary following five kids and families over the course of a school year. Offering insight into different facets of America's bullying crisis, the stories include two families who have lost children to suicide and a mother awaiting the fate of her 14-year-old daughter, who has been incarcerated after bringing a gun on her school bus. Documentary provides an intimate and often shocking glimpse into homes, classrooms, cafeterias and principals' offices
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, Cecil Gaines is a devoted husband, father, and White House butler who served eight Presidential administrations during the turbulent politics and civil rights battles of twentieth century America
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
The Walking Dead by Andrew Lincoln( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waking up in an empty hospital after weeks in a coma, County Sheriff Rick Grimes finds himself alone. The world he knows is gone, ravaged by a zombie epidemic. He sets out on a search to find what has happened to his family
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
Mandela : long walk to freedom by Idris Elba( Visual )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Clark, an ambitious twenty-three-year-old assistant director forms a friendship with American actress Marilyn Monroe on her first trip to London to film "The Prince and the Showgirl," butwhen Monroe's husband, playwright Arthur Mill er leaves for a trip to Paris, Clark seizes the opportunity to introduce Monroe to a world away from her Hollywood fame
Last chance Harvey by Joel Hopkins( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey, a divorced, down-on-his-luck music jingle composer, and Kate, a lonely British airline employee, are brought together by chance. Harvey comes to London for his daughter's wedding, planning only to attend the wedding ceremony. However, he ends up being let go from his job before going back to America and decides to stay for the reception, asking Kate to accompany him. Thus begins a growing connection between these two guarded strangers
 
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