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Columbia Pictures

Works: 3,119 works in 7,702 publications in 8 languages and 472,966 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  War stories  Biography  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Production personnel, Publisher, pmn, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Stuart Little 2 by Rob Minkoff ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 4,824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Little family adopts an spunky boy named Stuart who looks a lot like a mouse. Mr. and Mrs. Little adore their new son, but their older son George isn't so sure what to make of his new brother and devises a plan to get Stuart out of the house
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agent J must travel back in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s and save his partner, Agent K, from being assassinated by an alien. Along the way, Agent J teams up with young Agent K and learns that there are secrets to the universe that Agent K never told him
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and French and held by 4,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
The karate kid by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult taks of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Spider-Man by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 3,694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker's having a rough time. His double life as the superhero Spider-Man is having a devastating impact on his civilian life. Things are so bad he declares that he's quitting, and never putting on the suit again. However, his sense of duty forces him to become a hero again when the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is deformed in an accident and becomes Dr. Octopus. With four metal tentacles sticking out of his back, he'll prove to be a more than worthy opponent for Spider-Man
Taxi driver by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychotic taxi driver tries to save a child prostitute and becomes infatuated with a political campaigner
It happened one night by Frank Capra ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a law case against a giant corporation for water pollution. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin a legal fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
A river runs through it by Robert Redford ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 3,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of two brothers, Norman and Paul Maclean, growing up in Montana. While Paul rebels against the stern nature of the boys' father Rev. Maclean, Norman pursues his dream of becoming a writer. However, despite the brothers' differences they are ultimately bonded by their mutual love of fly-fishing
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Lee, falls for "Dorothy."
Little women by Louisa May Alcott ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 2,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
The social network by David Fincher ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications
Groundhog Day by Harold Ramis ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp where it is Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, but then he realizes that he might be doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people, and doing the same thing every day
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientè€le. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 2,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, aka Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. Relationships with all those he holds dear are unraveling, and he encounters a new foe, Doctor Octopus. Peter must use all his powers to stop this diabolical madman
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only these men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge. If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? GHOSTBUSTERS
Casino Royale by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax
A few good men by Aaron Sorkin ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 2,711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cruise stars as a brash Navy lawyer who's teamed with a gung-ho litigator in a politically-explosive murder case. Charged with defending two Marines accused of killing a fellow soldier, they are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor - including its most sacred code and its most formidable warrior
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C.B.S. Film Sales Corporation.
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