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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 597 works in 1,260 publications in 5 languages and 79,347 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Fantasy films 
Roles: prn, Copyright holder, Distributor, Actor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Universal Pictures (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Universal Pictures (Firm)
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 3,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, a down-on-her-luck actress accompanies an over-ambitious filmmaker on an expedition to a remote island. There they encounter a terrifying giant ape who forms an attachment to the beautiful actress. Hoping to win fame and fortune, the filmmaker brings the ape back to New York City for public exhibition, with catastrophic results
Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Karen Blixen, her philandering husband, her struggles with a coffee plantation in Kenya, and her love for the mysterious safari leader
Lost in translation by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bob Harris (Bill Murray) and Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) are two Americans in Tokyo. Bob is a middle-aged movie star in town to shoot a commercial, while Charlotte is a young woman tagging along with her workaholic husband (Giovanni Ribisi). Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte cross paths by chance and soon strike up a surprising friendship. They venture together through Tokyo's nightlife, having often hilarious encounters with its citizens, and ultimately discover a new belief in life's possibilities"--Case-slip
Nanny McPhee by Kirk Jones( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 2,551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nanny McPhee can tame even the most unruly children with a tap of her magic walking stick. Her latest challenge is the bratty brood of a recent widower Mr. Brown. He is under pressure to find a new wife or lose his much-needed allowance from wealthy Aunt Adelaide. His love for scullery maid Evangeline remains unspoken as he wincingly woos the eagerly merry widow Mrs. Quickly, but Brown's raucous rugrats have a plan to make things right, especially after they've come under the benevolent influence of Nanny McPhee, whose peculiar brand of discipline works wonders for everyone involved
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of the maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 2,504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it
Serenity by Joss Whedon( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A passenger with a deadly secret. Six rebels on the run. An assassin in pursuit. When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime that will destroy anything -- or anyone -- to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But the greatest danger of all may be on their ship." -- Container
The soloist by Joe Wright( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 2,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
12 monkeys by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

35 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inmate from a futuristic prison is sent to the past to gather information about the virus that sent the human race to live underground
Inside man by Clive Owen( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ce devait être le hold-up parfait, le chef-d'oeuvre d'un génie du crime. Le décor : une grande banque de Manhattan. Les protagonistes : un commando masqué, cagoulé, lunetté et des dizaines d'otages affolés, contraints de revêtir la même combinaison passe-partout que les braqueurs. L'enjeu : la salle des coffres et ses trésors ? Ou un vieux secret dont seuls deux personnes connaissent l'importance. Aujourd'hui, confiné dans une cellule, le cerveau de la bande s'explique. Mais attention, chaque mot compte, et aucun indice ne vous sera livré au hasard. Prêts ? Ce matin-là, donc, quatre peintres en batiment franchissaient le seuil de la Manhattan Trust Bank..."--[allociné.fr]
Born on the Fourth of July by Raymond J Barry( Visual )

32 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 2,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war
The good shepherd by Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Turkish and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him
The producers by Susan Stroman( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress
The break-up by Vince Vaughn( Visual )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment
Breach by Billy Ray( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Eric O'Neill is promoted from a low-level surveillance job into the headquarters of the FBI, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of reality. He is hand picked to work for the renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence. Eric quickly discovers the true reason for his hire: Hanssen is the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation, a suspected mole made all the more dangerous by the sheer global import of the information he is charged with protecting. The Bureau asks Eric to slowly draw the traitor out of deep cover
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but both are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. Amanda comes upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two decide to swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever
State of play by kevin macdonald ( '09 ) Movie( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
Knocked up by Judd Apatow( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben is a 23-year-old slacker who meets up and coming career girl Alison at a bar. After a one night stand, Ben is shocked when Alison reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide to try to make some kind of relationship work for the baby's sake
Man of the year by Barry Levinson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Dobbs makes an offhand comment on his late night talk show that he would be a better president than the leader who currently occupies the White House. A grassroots campaign conducted by his legions of fans finds him unexpectedly ushered into the Oval Office and forced to live up to his promise. Unfortunately for Dobbs, he finds out that his surprise victory was actually the result of a voting computer glitch and not winning the majority vote leaves the outspoken funnyman struggling with the decision to stay the course in the Oval Office or head back behind the microphone where he is truly in his element
Fast & furious by Justin Lin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An undercover cop gets pulled into a gang that races cars late at night through city streets when the leader is suspected of stealing electronic equipment. The cop is swept up by the adrenaline rush of the race and falls for the gang leader's sister
 
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