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Capitol Films

Overview
Works: 102 works in 310 publications in 5 languages and 14,358 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Comedy films  Romance films  Caper films  Historical films 
Roles: pre, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Capitol Films
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
Before the devil knows you're dead by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts
Sylvia by Christine Jeffs( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Plath developed a talent as a writer and published her first poem when she was eight years old. That same year, Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship. In 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at Cambridge. There, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author. The two fell in love, and married in 1958. However, marriage, family, and a growing reputation as an important poet failed to bring Plath happiness
The company by Robert Altman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success
Lucky number Slevin by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City. When unlucky newcomer, Slevin, arrives in the apartment of his friend Nick Fisher for some leisure time, he is mistakenly taken as being his friend. Nick owes money to two powerful bosses of the criminal world. Slevin is pressed by The Boss to kill the gay son of The Rabbi, as payback for the death of The Boss's son. Nick's next door neighbor Lindsay, who works in the morgue, tries to help Slevin. The two fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, the cold-blood killer Mr. Goodkat is mysteriously helping both crime lords. Slevin is pressed by Detective Brikowski, who is chasing The Boss and The Rabbi. In the end, revenge is a dish best served cold
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
The edge of love( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When legendary poet Dylan Thomas reconnects with Vera, his teenage sweetheart, a romantic rival begins between her and his wife Caitlin. As the woman begin to bond an unusual trio is formed. The threesome live in bliss until Vera's husband, a handsome soldier, returns from fighting in the war and jealousy erupts, threatening the trio's fragile happiness
Spider by David Cronenberg( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of his time remembering his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father was having an affair
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, sets the play in a contemporary landscape and introduces the character of the Boy, through whose dream we view the play
The mistress of spices by Paul Mayeda Berges( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tilo is an immigrant from India, and a shopkeeper, who is also the "Mistress of Spices." The spices which she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their needs and desires. Her life changes when she falls in love with Doug, an American man
The big white( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A quirky, black comedy about Paul Barnell, a nearly bankrupt Alaskan travel agent whose wife, Margaret, is on the brink of insanity. When he finds a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office, Paul thinks this is answer to his financial problems. He tries to pass the body off as his long-lost brother Raymond to collect on the insurance money. Unfortunately, investigator Ted Watters isn't about to let Barnell walk away with a million bucks. Adding to Paul's avalanche of problems are two aspiring hit-men-turned-kidnappers and the stunning return of the supposedly dead Raymond, who now has an ax to grind with his brother
Bordertown by Gregory Nava( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young girl is raped and left for dead in Mexico, she enlists the help of an ambitious reporter and a local newspaper owner for help. Soon their own lives are in danger as they try to uncover the terrors on the border. Inspired by true events
$5 a day by Nigel Cole( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After being released from jail for a crime his dad committed, Ritchie Flynn Parker, the son of a thrifty conman, begrudgingly joins his father on the road, after years of separation. Ritchie Flynn is a reformed conman who doesn't want anything to do with his father. He also feels he is being conned into joining his father on the road, but soon learns the real reason for this, and the lessons he learns will change his life. Conman Nat Parker wants to drive across the country for an experimental medicine that might save his life. On the way, with very little money, Nat pulls off a series of small-time hustles in order to get to their destination, sustaining themselves on only five dollars a day
American buffalo by Michael Corrente( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For down-and-out junk dealer Don, life goes form unlucky to unvbearable when he discovers that the rare buffalo head nickel he just sold for $90 is worth ten times as much! Refusing to let himself be out-swindled, Don enlists the help of a young protégé in a scheme to steal the coin back. But their plans are suddenly altered by the intrusion of Teach, a disturbingly aggressive would-be thief who badgers Don into cutting him in on the heist-- a decision that carries explosive consequences for everyone involved."--Container
The truce by Francesco Rosi( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor John Turturro delivers a powerful performance as a man whose life is changed forever by World War II
Eight days a week : the touring years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the first part of the Beatles' career, the period in which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr formed their band in 1962, stormed Europe in 1963, and in 1964 they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever, and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinary successful singles and albums. However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame, that in 1966 became uncontrollable turmoil, led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years the Beatles focused on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music. Ron Howard explores how the four came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon. Explores their inner workings--how they made decisions, created their music, and built their collective career together--all while exploring the Beatles' extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities
The winter guest by Alan Rickman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inside look at the lives of eight people living in a remote and icy Scottish village. The story focuses on the relationship between a mother and a daughter, played by real-life mother and daughter Emma Thompson and Phyllida Law
Pierrepoint : the last hangman by Grenada( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Pierrepoint joins the family business and becomes the most feared and respected executioner in Britain. Living a split life as a master hangman, loyal husband and grocery delivery man, Albert became the most feared executioner in Britain, famed for his craftsmanship in hanging over 450 people. Once praised and demonized for his role in the Nazi war trials, he must ultimately face a fate he couldn't have imagined
 
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