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Recorded Picture Company

Overview
Works: 50 works in 260 publications in 7 languages and 14,173 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Biographical films  Melodrama  Horror films  Social problem films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Recorded Picture Company
Fast food nation by Richard Linklater( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ensemble drama examining the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food
A dangerous method by David Cronenberg( Visual )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought
Only lovers left alive by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only lovers left alive: Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collapses around them?
Kon-Tiki by Joachim Roenning( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Norwegian and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the classic Academy-Award winning documentary film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by the mythical hero Kon-Tiki. Heyerdahl knew that the trade winds and ocean currents off the South-American coastline bear in the direction of Polynesia. Ridiculed by the scientific establishment, who had concluded that a voyage by aboriginal balsa raft from Peru to Polynesia was impossible, he decided to prove the possibility of his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage. The ensuing expedition was hailed as one of the most fantastic feats of daring and courage of its time. On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and his five crew members embarked from Peru on their daring voyage to the Marquesas Islands, on a balsa wood raft which was built according to the traditions of South America's pre-Columbian Indians. After 101 suspenseful days on the open sea, alone amid raging storms, whales, and countless sharks, they landed on the Polynesian island of Raroia. The expedition attracted worldwide interest. Heyerdahl's book Kon-Tiki was translated into 67 languages, and sold more than 20 million copies. Heyerdahl had been presented with a film camera before the journey began, and both the building of the raft and the voyage across the Pacific were filmed in detail. In 1952, his fascinating black and white film was awarded an Oscar for the most outstanding documentary. The film subsequently enthralled cinema-goers all over the world. The raft is now exhibited at the Kon-Tiki Museum in Oslo, Norway, where it is seen by hundreds of thousands of tourists every year
Creation by Jon Amiel( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives viewers a unique inside look at Charles Darwin, his family, and his love for his deeply religious wife, as he is torn between faith and science. Darwin struggles to finish his legendary book, On the Origin of Species, which goes on to become the foundation for evolutionary biology
Sexy beast by Jonathan Glazer( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High voltage crime thriller that crackles with chilling style and wit. A savage gangster named Don Logan is met with resistance when he tries to recruit a retired pal for "one last job". But Logan just won't take no for an answer
High-rise by John Norman( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Robert Laing is the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic history of Aisin-Gioro "Henry" Pu Yi, who at the age of three became the last of the Emperors of China. Chronicles his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, as the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; and his exploitation by the invading Japanese as the ruler of Manchukuo from 1932 to 1945. He returned to public life in 1959, just another peasant worker in the People's Republic, and died as a gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking
Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a big American city, a boy and his family discover a story about a prince in a land of miracles. But the miracle becomes real when Tibetan monks appear, searching for their leader's reincarnation -- who they believe has been reborn in the boy. Suddenly, their worlds meet, leading the Americans on an extraordinary adventure
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of [Chinese] Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City"--Container
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words and the values of the two races. Celliers' attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed
The dreamers by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a brother and sister invite a man to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off limits and anything is possible
Tale of tales by Matteo Garrone( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly are Queen and King in this gory, gorgeous grown-up fairytale full of princes and princesses, sorcerers and fairies,and fearsome monsters and ogres. Three story strands interweave with one another in this film from director Matteo Garrone. In one tale, Hayek plays a jealous queen who forfeits her husband's life. In another, Cassel plays a king whose passion is stoked by two mysterious sisters
Stealing beauty by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nineteen year old girl spends the summer in Italy, determined to fulfill two dreams. The first, to consummate the romance with the Italian boy she fell in love with four years earlier, and the second, to discover the identity of her father through clues in her mother's diary
The hit by Stephen Frears( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Afterward, he's packed off to the south of Spain to live out his days far from the reach of the criminals he has put away. Ten years go by in peace, until one day he returns home, is kidnapped, and given into the hands of Mr. Braddock and his assistant Myron. They are to deliver him to Paris, and the boss he put away. Trouble is, Willie totally accepting of his fate--a former criminal turned Zen master--which unnerves Braddock and Myron to no end. The beleaguered hit men are burdened with a female witness, the Spanish police are after them, and soon nothing is going according to plan
Insignificance by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy of mistaken identities, marital misunderstandings, and apocalyptic reveries
Bad timing by Nicolas Roeg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is a cold, distant, fiercely intellectual research psychiatrist from New York, teaching in Vienna. Milena, an Army brat, has wandered back through the countries she was raised in to find herself there, too. They meet at a party, are immediately attracted to each other, and fall quickly into a sexually obsessive relationship. Milena has a husband across the border named Stefan, and a drinking problem. This does not make Alex very happy. Their relationship becomes a fight for power, waged with manipulation, drugs, despair, need, and lust, and it is never clear if there is any real 'winner'
Tideland by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her mother dies from a heroin overdose, Jeliza-Rose is taken from the big city to live in a rural farmhouse with her father. She tries to settle into a new life in a house her father had purchased for his now-deceased mother. Jeliza-Rose's attempts to deal with her life change, but the result is her increasingly odd behavior. Jeliza-Rose begins to communicate with her bodiless Barbie doll heads and Dell, a neighborhood woman who always wears a beekeeper's veil
The triumph of love( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A princess sets out to return her throne to its rightful heir, who turns out to be a handsome young man, and ends up falling madly in love with him. Unfortunately, he's been trained by his mentor, an angry philosopher, to hate the princess. To set things right and win her heart's desire, the princess dresses herself as a man and begins wooing everyone in the philosopher's household, starting with his spinster sister
Gohatto = Taboo by Nagisa Ōshima( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Japanese and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A handsome new recruit, Kano, causes sexual tension in a traditional samurai militia group called Shinsengumi in Kyoto, at the end of the Shōgunate era in Japan
 
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