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Working Title Films

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Works: 261 works in 1,032 publications in 7 languages and 97,857 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Dark comedy films  Television adaptations  Spy television programs  History  Television mini-series  Humor  Historical drama 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Working Title Films
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 5,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
Fargo by Joel Coen ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,663 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
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 3,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England, in a world where an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
Atonement by Joe Wright ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,752 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
Bridget Jones's diary by Helen Fielding ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In her mid-thirties, still single and still being set up with dates by her mom, Bridget decides she needs to make a change in her life. She falls for her boss who uses her and then dumps her. In the meantime, Bridget keeps running into the divorced guy her mom tried to set her up with, and he happens to be ex-friends with her boss. She uses her diary as a confessional and she begins to wonder if she will ever find true love
Les misérables by Alain Boublil ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 2,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In early 19th century France the paroled prisoner Jean Valjean seeks redemption, regains his social standing, and rises to the rank of mayor. He encounters a beautiful but desperately ill woman named Fantine and cares for her daughter, Cosette, after her death. All the while he is obsessively pursued by the policeman Javert, who vows to make him pay for the crimes of his past
About a boy by Nick Hornby ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 2,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up
Love actually by Richard Curtis ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,337 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 )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,288 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."--Container
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,165 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 with be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
Notting Hill by Roger Michell ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il giovane proprietario di una piccola libreria di Londra conosce in modo casuale la più famosa attrice del mondo. Si innamorano, ma la vita vicino ad una donna tanto famosa non è affatto facile
United 93 by Paul Greengrass ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A real-time, cinéma vérité account of the final flight of United 93, the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001, which crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot
Anna Karenina by Keira Knightley ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,040 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
Elizabeth the golden age by Shekhar Kapur ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,984 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."
The soloist by Steve Lopez ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
Burn after reading by Joel Coen ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,890 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. Katie's lover is Treasury agent Harry Pfarrer. The disc eventually finds its way to Hardbodies, a workout gym. An employee of the gym, Chad Feldheimer obtains the disc and ascertains that it contains classified government information. Along with his fellow employee, Linda Litzke, he intends to use the disc to blackmail Osbourne. When blackmailing him fails, Linda decides to take the information to the Russian embassy. At the embassy, she hands the disc over to the Russians, promising that she will give them more information. Linda and Chad don't have any more information, so they decide to break into Cox's house. This brings about a series of events that no one forsees
Tinker tailor soldier spy by John Le Carré ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6"--www.imdb.com
State of play ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
A serious man by Joel Coen ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Larry Gopnik is a physics professor whose settled and secure life begins to spiral after his wife Judith reveals she is leaving him for his arrogant associate Sy Ableman. Larry struggles to cope with the failure of his marriage and the unlikelihood of his unemployed brother Arthur getting a job and moving out of his house. At the same time, his son Danny is in trouble at school while his daughter Sarah is stealing money from his wallet. As Judith and Sy begin to set up home together, poor Larry begins to receive anonymous letters from someone looking to ruin his chances of tenure at the university, while a failing student is trying to both bribe Larry and sue him for slander. In need of help, Larry seeks out the advice of three rabbis
 
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