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Horizon Pictures (G.B.)

Overview
Works: 33 works in 138 publications in 2 languages and 11,088 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War stories  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Military history  War films  Interviews 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 2,785 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 African Queen by John Huston ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 2,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching steam which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to take out a German warship
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
Suddenly, last summer by Tennessee Williams ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychological drama about the effects of the sordid death of a decent young man upon his cousin, whose life and sanity are endangered, and upon his mother, a wealthy New Orleans widow whose diseased adoration of her son draws her into his depravity
The bridge on the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 959 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
Nicholas and Alexandra by Franklin J Schaffner ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavish retelling of the final years of the Russian Tsar and Empress. The film begins in 1904 and shows the stark contrast between the opulent life of the nobility and the poverty of the peasants. Over the years Nicholas cannot satify the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin. The film ends with the Russian Revolution and the execution of the royal family
The swimmer by Frank Perry ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One summer morning a troubled suburbanite decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends
The night of the generals ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
The chase by Arthur Penn ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sheriff attempts to capture an escaped convict before a bloodthirsty mob lynches him
Prisoners of incest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This heart-wrenching documentary is actually a dramatized reconstruction of a therapy session that took place at London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. In this re-creation, actors are among those who perform in an encounter session of the type pioneered at the hospital. A family of five is reacquainted with the father after a lapse of two and a half years to enter into a discussion of the incest that occurred between the man and his daughter. The team of psychologists who introduced this pioneering type of treatment play themselves
A good test by Angela Tilby ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this program, Horizon examines the use of psychological techniques in job recruitment and career development. This kind of testing has been introduced in response to the increasing pressure on employers to choose more effective employees. The program focuses on two men, one of whom wants to be a naval officer and the other a manager experiencing difficulties in getting along with his colleagues. It proposes the answers to some important questions: Can tests predict later achievement? Are they fair to interviewees? Can they really help employees change their approach to their work?
Betrayal by Harold Pinter ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2000 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the love triangle involving a man whose wife is having an affair with his best friend
The swimmer ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One summer morning a troubled suburbanite decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends
The Swimmer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Swimmer takes place in an affluent Connecticut suburb, and for Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) it is where he confronts all of his dreams ... and deceptions. Ned, the troubled suburbanite, one summer morning decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way he encounters several women from his past. Ned's journey is one of embarrassments, humiliation and steamy passion. He passes from one scenario to another until he arrives home to an empty house..and to a startling self-revelation
God on the brain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is the human brain hardwired for religion? This program examines work in the emerging field of neurotheology, focusing on links between religious ecstasy and the brain's temporal lobes. Dr. Michael Persinger, who has spent much of his career pursuing such a connection, uses magnetic field resonance to test his theories on renowned atheist Richard Dawkins. Inversely, Dr. Andrew Newberg performs a brain scan on a meditating Buddhist. And Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran posits the existence of an "antenna" within the brain that may seek out or respond to a higher power. Relevant side effects of brain injuries and epilepsy are also discussed extensively
Cold readings made easy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Noelle C. Nelson teaches techniques of reading for acting jobs. F
Casablanca and, The African Queen ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Casablanca: Rick Blaine, an American expatriate with a shady past, runs the very popular night-spot, Rick's Café Américain in Casablanca, French Morocco. Everybody comes to Rick's--gamblers, smugglers, spies, counter-spies, refugees, and more. Rick and his best friend Sam, the club's piano player, keep out of politics and ignore the war. Rick's friend Captain Renault, prefect of the Vichy police, agrees with Rick. But the war will not leave him alone. Ugarte asks Rick to hide two letters of transport that were stolen from a murdered Nazi officer. Rick wants no part of it, but has them when Ugarte is arrested. Rick hears Sam playing a song, which he asked Sam never to play. Ilsa Lund, Rick's true love, requested it. Rick thinks that she abandoned him in Paris when the Nazis invaded the city. Now she is the wife of Victor Laszlo, an underground leader who is the target of a massive Nazi search. Suddenly Rick's letters of transport loom large. Based on the play Everybody comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. The African Queen: Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch The African Queen determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914. Based on the novel by C.S. Forester
Lawrence d'Arabie by David Lean ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En 1916 le lieutenant Lawrence d'Arabie est chargé par les Anglais de contacter les tribus arabes pour les pousser à lutter à leurs côtés contre l'occupant turc. Il s'acquitte fort bien de sa mission et inspire le respect aux Arabes à qui il promet l'indépendance
Video fishtank ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Time lords ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physicists conjecture on the feasibility of traveling backwards in time and its ramifications for science and mankind
 
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