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Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

Works: 511 works in 1,405 publications in 5 languages and 198,930 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Military history  Church history  Motion pictures  Fiction  Documentary films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon by Ang Lee ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 19th-century China, two master warriors are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocratic woman prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face-to-face with their worst enemy, and the enduring power of love
Inside job by Charles H Ferguson ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008. At a cost of over $20 trillion, it caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, this film traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia
Capote by Bennett Miller ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better
Who killed the electric car? by Chris Paine ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States
Winged migration by Jacques Perrin ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to the other, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of about a young girl in Iran during the Islamic revolution, when people's hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power. -- provided by author
Lola rennt Run Lola run by Tom Tykwer ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time is running out for Lola. She's just received a frantic phone call from her boyfriend Manni, who's lost a small fortune in cash belonging to his Mob boss. Now she has to run for his life, to try and come up with the money before Manni pays the ultimate price for his mistake. UK Cert. 15
Volver Return ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
Das Leben der Anderen The lives of others ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
East Berlin, 1984. Capt. Gerd Wiesler, Stasi officer and surveillance specialist has a simple assignment: keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. During the investigation, Wiesler unexpectedly finds himself in sympathy with the people - or at least to this one particular person
The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War
Rachel getting married by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well heeled but extremely dysfunctional. Kym is responsible for a horrible tragedy that no one will talk about. Her sister, Rachel, is about to be married, and Kym is granted a leave to attend. Kym wants desperately to fit in, to be a normal person, but she doesn't know how. In her slouchy dark clothes, with a choppy, angular haircut, she seems programmed to shut everyone out. Kym, as a participating member of the wedding, finally comes to understand that giving up a certain amount of control in the interest of a mutual good is a fair definition of the state of marriage, and sometimes, you have to take the risk and see what happens, for better or for worse
An education by Lynn Barber ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early 1960's, 16-year-old Jenny Mellor lives with her parents in a London suburb. She is smart, pretty, and working toward her goal of being accepted into Oxford. Her life will take a big turn when she meets David, a man twice her age. Now she must decide if she will pursue an education at Oxford, or if she will choose to learn all that a charismatic, older man can teach her
Why we fight ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
The Jane Austen Book Club by Robin Swicord ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfold over the months
Shi mian mai fu House of Flying Daggers by Yimou Zhang ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies." - title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem
Frozen river by Courtney Hunt ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Ray, a white woman, and Lila, a Mohawk, both single mothers facing desperate circumstances, are drawn by the lure of fast money into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River
The last station by Michael Hoffman ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Last Station is a love story set during the last year of the life and turbulent marriage of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and his wife the Countess Sofya. Tolstoy, having rejected his title and embraced an ascetic life style, finds himself increasingly at odds with Sofya. As his devoted disciple Vladimir Chertkov urges him to sign a new will leaving the rights to his work to the Russian people rather than his family, the conflict between husband and wife grows to breaking point. The whole affair is witnessed by Tolstoy's new secretary, Valentin Bulgakov, whose burgeoning love for the beautiful and feisty Masha is set against the waning love of Tolstoy and Sofya. A man at war within and without, Tolstory, in his final days, makes a run for peace on a train with his physician, his daughter and Bulgakov. Sofya and Cherthov follow, but, too ill to continue, Tolstory stops at the tiny railway station ay Astapovo. While hundreds camp outside awaiting hourly reports, it is here, at a remote railway junction, that Leo Tolstoy finds the peace he has been searching for. The Last Station is a film about the difficulty of living with love and the impossibility of living without it."--Container
Hable con ella by Pedro Almodóvar ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a private clinic Barco and Benigno strike up a friendship while caring for comatose women
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English (125)
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Chinese (18)
Spanish (11)
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