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Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

Overview
Works: 606 works in 1,772 publications in 5 languages and 224,873 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  History  Comedy films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: fds, Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon by Ang Lee( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 2,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shot over the rich and vibrant landscapes of Mainland China, this award-winning film tracks the lives of three proud fighters each trying to deal with their true inner emotions: the brave warrior who is unable to declare his true love; the woman fighter whose calm demeanor belies the inner turmoil of her yearning; and the young female aristocrat set to put into a loveless marriage, but secretly needing to rebel. The choices that each of them makes lead to a violent showdown in which each are forever changed by the surprising outcome. Traditionally, martial arts films are male-dominated, with female roles being mostly supporting. This film however, turns the table around with the central character being Zhang Ziyi
Inside job by Charles H Ferguson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, 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, traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,552 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 )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,454 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-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
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 2,180 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
Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again
Winged migration by Jacques Perrin( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,164 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
Whiplash by Damien Chazelle( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Plagued by the failed writing career of his father, Andrew hungers day and night to become one of the greats. Terence Fletcher, an instructor equally known for his teaching talents as for his terrifying methods, leads the top jazz ensemble in the school. Fletcher discovers Andrew and transfers the aspiring drummer into his band
Lola rennt Run Lola run by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in German and English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the gritty urban scenescape of Berlin and a pounding techno soundtrack, Run Lola run is a frenetic, inventive existential thriller that explores the life-altering impact of seemingly inconsequential actions. Beautiful, hip, and young, poor Lola has but 20 minutes to locate a missing bag containing 100,000 Deutsche marks or come up with the money some other way--if she can't, gangsters are going to kill her boyfriend. A pulse-raising race against time, the film employs a startling array of innovative techniques to present three separate scenarios, all departing from a single split-second decision Lola makes
Das Leben der Anderen The lives of others by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 1,917 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
Volver by Pedro Almodvar( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raimunda is struggling to make ends meet, holding down several jobs while supporting her unemployed husband and her teenage daughter. When Raimunda and her sister are visited by the ghost of their dead mother, it becomes clear that some long-repressed family issues remain unresolved
The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( Visual )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,846 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 1,785 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 Lone Scherfig( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,781 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
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice by Al Pacino( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,712 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
Why we fight( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,672 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
The Jane Austen Book Club by Kathy Baker( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,614 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
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, two fans, record store owner Stephen Segerman and journalist Craig Bartholomew-Strydom, decided to seek out the truth of his fate
Foxcatcher by Bennett Miller( Visual )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on true events, the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers" -- Back of container
 
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Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Sony Pictures Classics

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English (159)

German (20)

Chinese (10)

French (5)

Spanish (4)

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CapoteWinged migrationDas Leben der Anderen The lives of othersVolverThe fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamaraRachel getting marriedAn educationWhy we fight