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Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc

Overview
Works: 4,424 works in 9,323 publications in 3 languages and 451,696 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Action and adventure films  Children's films  History  Western films  Comedy 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 )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,462 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
Django Unchained by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Con la ayuda de un cazador de recompensas, un esclavo liberado se dispone a rescatar a su esposa del brutal dueño de una plantación de Misisipi
The imitation game by Morten Tyldum( Visual )

14 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famously leading a team of codebreakers, mathematician Alan Turing created a computer capable of breaking the codes devised by Germany's Enigma machine during WWII, significantly contributing to shortening the war, and saving millions of lives. Only a few years later, British authorities ignorant of his contributions convicted him for the crime of homosexuality, significantly contributing to shortening his life
Silver linings playbook by David O Russell( Visual )

29 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,691 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
Thomas & friends by W Awdry( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come journey to the Island of Sodor and share in the fun-filled adventures of Thomas & Friends. See what happens when Percy is up to his funnel in water and how Edward finds a way to make Trevor feel useful again
The Iron Lady by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The most celebrated actress of our time stars as the most powerful woman of her time. Oscar winner Meryl Streep, the most nominated performer in Academy Award history, delivers the definitive portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, the enigmatic, highly controversial figure who became the first and only female Prime Minister of England. Much more than a biographical epic, The Iron Lady is also the surprisingly intimate journey of a 'common' grocer's daughter whose social ambition and steel will -- along with the love of her husband and confidant, Denis (Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent) - propelled her to unprecedented power in a world dominated by men."--Container
The Butler by Lee Daniels( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una mirada a la vida de Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker), mayordomo jefe de la Casa Blanca durante el mandato de ocho presidentes (1952-1986), lo que le permitió ser testigo directo de la historia política y racial de los Estados Unidos
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,364 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
Lion by Garth Davis( Visual )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of kilometres 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
The Giver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

18 editions published in 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,283 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 )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,214 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
The hateful eight by Quentin Tarantino( Visual )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 2,120 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
Paddington by Paul King( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 2,106 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
Woman in Gold by Alexi Kaye Campbell( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt's famous painting Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court"--Container
Bully by Lee Hirsch( Visual )

21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,992 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
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,954 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
My week with Marilyn by Simon Curtis( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of The Prince and the Showgirl, the film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disaffected college professor develops a friendship with two illegal immigrants
Last chance Harvey by Joel Hopkins( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,916 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
The Walking Dead by Andrew Lincoln( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,904 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
 
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