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Capitol Films

Works: 82 works in 295 publications in 6 languages and 14,085 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Television adaptations  Romance films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Caper films  Historical films 
Roles: pre, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Capitol Films
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama 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 2007 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,254 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The close-knit Mundys live in peace in rural Ireland in 1936; but when Michael Mundy's father arrives, secrets begin to break out
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Sylvia 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dancers do the impossible. And yet we all want to be them. They are that beautiful, that vulnerable, and that expressive. They are the essence of what we mean by ethereal. Their lives, of course, are the same messy stew that we all experience, complete with the complications of families, lovers, friendships, and work. I want The Company to show this world with all of its contradictions. Here are world class artists who, for the most part, are poorly paid and live hand to mouth ; often in very unglamorous conditions. They take immaculate care of their bodies while smoking countless cigarettes, downing endless cups of coffee and working punishing hours. Their daily reality includes bloody feet, bludgeoned ambitions, and the work itself - in all of its demanding beauty. - Robert Altman" -- Tiré du site Web de Films Criterion
Lucky number Slevin by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 832 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 )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 726 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 by John Maybury( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 582 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 )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally-disturbed man takes residence in a halfway house. His mind gradually slips back into the realm created by his illness, where he replays a key part of his childhood
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 542 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 )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adaptation of 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 505 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 416 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 Joan Vail Thorne( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 371 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 342 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actor John Turturro delivers a powerful performance as a man whose life is changed forever by World War II
The winter guest by Alan Rickman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 279 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 Adrian Shergold( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 243 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
Total eclipse by Jean-Philippe Perrot( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In September 1871, Paul Verlaine, a poet, young but already established in Paris, received a letter from the provinces containing eight extraordinary poems by one Arthur Rimbaud. He wrote back at once, saying: "My dear great soul, come to us, you are summoned, you are expected." What follows is their story directly taken from their letters and poetry. While Verlaine was a great poet, Rimbaud was a genius, a revolutionary. His poems from age sixteen to the age of nineteen forever changed the face of modern poetry. Together, these two men feed each other's insatiable hunger for life and love, trying desperately to straddle the lines between knowledge and self-destruction, creativity and delusion
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キャピトル・フィルムズ かつて存在したイギリスの映画製作・配給会社

The companyAsk the dustAmerican buffalo