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Capitol Films

Overview
Works: 91 works in 332 publications in 6 languages and 15,105 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Television adaptations  Romance films  Caper films  Documentary 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 )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,127 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 )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Lumet 's Before the Devil Knows You're Dead is an exceptionally dark story about a crime gone wrong and the complicated reasons behind it. Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke are outstanding as brothers whose mutual love-hate relationship subtly colors their agreement to rob their own parents' jewelry store, and more explicitly affects the anxious aftermath of their villainy when their mother (Rosemary Harris) ends up shot. Hoffman's steely, emotionally locked-up Andy, despite pulling down six figures as a corporate executive, is supporting an expensive drug habit while trying to leave the country with his depressed wife, Gina (Marisa Tomei). Hank (Hawke), a whipped dog of low intelligence, owes back alimony and child support to his ex-spouse. Both men need money and agree to rip off their parents' business, a decision that goes awry and puts both men in various kinds of jeopardy while their mother remains comatose and their father (Albert Finney) lurches along trying to make sense of anything. Writer Kelly Masterson's screenplay employs a perhaps now-overly-familiar time-shifting tactic, jumping around the chronology of the story's events and replaying scenes from different vantage points. The effect is a little tedious but successfully deconstructs the film's drama in a way that shows how such terrible events are directly linked to family dysfunction, old wounds between parent and child, between siblings, that fester into full-blown tragedy
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,113 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 Léo Delibes( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the early romance and tempestuous marriage of poet Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes
Lucky number Slevin by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 851 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
The company by Robert Altman( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 817 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
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman who was taken prisoner and tortured 15 years ago may have found the man responsible
5 children & It by E Nesbit( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of five children as they shelter at their uncle's house during World War I. With their father stuck in the trenches and fighting the good fight, the five kids unearth a fairy in their uncle's lofty mansion. Named It, the fairy promises to make all their wishes come true, with spectacular results
The edge of love by John Maybury( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 573 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 548 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 Colin Farrell( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 536 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
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 509 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 501 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 by Mark Mylod( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 417 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
Eight days a week : the touring years( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the first part of The Beatles' career the period in which they toured and captured the worlds acclaim. Explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon. It explores their inner workings how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together all the while, exploring The Beatles' extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities
Bordertown by Gregory Nava( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 379 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 343 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 David Mamet( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 339 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 310 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 )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 278 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
 
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The company5 children & ItAsk the dustAmerican buffalo