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Working Title Films

Overview
Works: 288 works in 1,111 publications in 7 languages and 102,845 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Fiction  Musical films  Romance films  Historical films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: fmp, Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Working Title Films
Fargo by Joel Coen( Visual )

54 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A midwestern policewoman investigates a series of brutal and interconnected crimes. Steadily, she tightens the net on the killers and their accomplices in a kidnapping scheme gone wildly wrong
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three escaped convicts from the 1920s are led on an odyssey through the Old South in search of loot stashed at one of their homes. The house is scheduled to be flooded out by a new dam, so time is of the essence
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
Atonement by Joe Wright( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1935, thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis and her family live a life of wealth and privilege in their enormous mansion. On the warmest day of the year, the country estate takes on an unsettling hothouse atmosphere, stoking Briony's vivid imagination. Robbie Turner, the educated son of the family's housekeeper, carries a torch for Briony's headstrong older sister Cecilia. He hopes that Cecilia has comparable feelings. All it will take is one spark for this relationship to combust. When it does, Briony - who has a crush on Robbie, is compelled to interfere. She goes so far as to accuse Robbie of a crime he did not commit. Cecilia and Robbie declare their love for each other, but, ultimately, he is arrested. Briony bears false witness and the course of three lives is changed forever. As Briony grow older, she continues to seek forgiveness for her childhood misdeed. Through a terrible and courageous act of imagination, she finds the path to her uncertain atonement, and to an understanding of the power of enduring love
The big Lebowski by Joel Coen( Visual )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lazy, unemployed Southern Californian stoner who loves bowling gets mistaken for a millionaire with the same name. He's beaten up by men looking for money from the rich man's wife and gets drawn into the kidnapping of the millionaire's wife
Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In post-revolutionary France, Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing bread. Unable to find work as an ex-convict, he steals silver from a church. When he is caught and brought back, the bishop forgives him, instructing Valjean to use the silver to begin a new life. After breaking parole to do so, nine years later Valjean is a wealthy industrialist and mayor. This success comes at high price-- he is hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, his former prison guard. When Valjean comes across a woman being arrested by his old nemesis Javert, Valjean intervenes, risking discovery. When Valjean learns that the woman, Fantine, turned to prostitution after losing her position at his factory because she has a child, he befriends Fantine, even agreeing to care for her daughter, Cosette. The decision changes their lives forever
Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 2,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Fielding's reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and Prejudice, slightly overweight 30-something London single woman Bridget Jones (Zellweger) is goodhearted, insecure, bumbling, and desperate-to-be-attached. On New Year's Day Bridget resolves to cut down on alcohol, cigarettes, and sweets, lose 20 pounds, and find a man, all while recording her progress and thoughts in a journal. She soon catches the eye of Daniel Cleaver (Grant) and Mark Darcy (Firth)-- and must discover whether either man is her Mr. Right
About a boy by Nick Hornby( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The TV show American Dreamz is sweeping the ratings, and everyone wants to be a "Dreamer". But when two scheming, hopeful contestants face off in the final showdown, the audience gets an eyeful of on-air fireworks
Love actually by Richard Curtis( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
Billy Elliot by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

35 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven-year-old miner's son Billy Elliot is on his way to boxing lessons when he stumbles upon a ballet class. Billy secretly joins the class, knowing that his blue-collar family would never understand
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in late 19th century Russia high-society, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky
Notting Hill by Richard Curtis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Thacker is the owner of a bookshop in the heart of Notting Hill in London. One day, the world's most famous actress, Anna Scott comes into his shop. So begins a tale of romance
United 93 by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A real-time, cinéma vérité account of the final flight of United 93, the only airplane hijacked on 9/11 that didn't reach its intended target
The soloist by Joe Wright( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives"--Container
The theory of everything by James Marsh( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed." -- Back of container
Elizabeth the golden age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1585: Philip II's Catholic Spain is the most powerful empire in the world. Only England, ruled by Protestant Elizabeth, stands against him. The Queen is threatened by a depleted treasury, constant threats of assassination, and plots by Philip to install her cousin, Queen Mary of Scotland, on her throne. To which end a great armada is poised to invade England--as punishment for the capture of his treasure-ships, and to make Europe safe for Catholicism--even as Elizabeth's attention is diverted to Sir Walter Raleigh, returned from the New World with two gifts: the territory of Virginia and tobacco. Facing her greatest challenge, Elizabeth must rally her country to safeguard her kingdom, destroy her enemies, and secure her position as "Mother to her people."
Burn after reading by Joel Coen( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Osbourne Cox is a CIA analyst who quits his job after being demoted. He decides to write a memoir about his life in the CIA. His wife, Katie, wants a divorce and, based on the advice of her divorce lawyer, she downloads many of his personal and financial files onto a disc. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer, turns the disc over to the Russians with promises of more information
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the Cold War, a former agent for the British Secret Intelligence Service is called back to root out a Russian spy who has infiltrated the organization's highest levels
 
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Pride & prejudiceThe big LebowskiBridget Jones's diaryAbout a boyLove actuallyBilly ElliotNotting HillUnited 93