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HBO Films

Overview
Works: 229 works in 558 publications in 5 languages and 65,252 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television programs  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Film and video adaptations  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about HBO Films
 
Most widely held works by HBO Films
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history
Temple Grandin ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Temple Grandin, an autistic young woman who became a great success story in the field of livestock science
Iron jawed angels ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( Visual )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and French and held by 1,937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story centers around Prior Walter (Justin Kirk) and Louis Ironson (Ben Shenkman), a gay couple that falls apart when Prior grows ill as a result of AIDS. But cancer is not the only thing invading Prior's life: He begins to have religious visions of an angel (Emma Thompson) announcing that he is a prophet. Louis, who doesn't cope well with disease and suggestions of mortality, leaves and starts a relationship with Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted Mormon who works for Roy Cohn (Al Pacino)--the real-life right-wing lawyer, notorious for his ruthless behind-the-scenes machinations. Add in Joe's depressed and hallucinating wife Harper (Mary Louise Parker), his determined but open-minded mother Hannah (Meryl Streep), a fierce drag queen/nurse named Belize (Jeffrey Wright), and you've still only begun to discover the wealth of characters and storylines in Kushner's ambitious work
Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maria Alverez, a bright, spirited 17 year old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroin, which she must swallow, to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for. She becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials
Kit Kittredge an American girl by Valerie Tripp( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young girl enlists the help of her friends to solve a robbery in her home that threatens to put her family's house into foreclosure, after her father leaves town to look for work and her mother takes in borders to make ends meet
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devastating illness. She agrees to undergo a series of procedures that are brutal, extensive and experimental. She finds that the fine line between life and death can only be walked with wit
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890
American splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a little-known working-class everyman, and first-class curmudgeon, Harvey Pekar, who creates underground comic books. Stars Paul Giamatti
Good hair ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African Americans' activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more
Taking Chance by Ross Katz( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes
As you like it by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
Grey Gardens ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home. At that point, Jackie swooped in to save her relatives
The Laramie project by Moises Kaufman( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
Behind the candelabra by Michael Douglas( Visual )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time
You don't know Jack ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good and the wrath of the county prosecutor's office. Repeatedly arrested, it was thanks to talented attorney Geoffrey Fieger that Kevorkian was repeatedly exonerated. But as the national news media catapulted him to notoriety, Kevorkian continued his work, risking everything in his fervor to change the prevailing laws and challenge society's attitude towards the right to die
The gathering storm by Richard Loncraine( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the mid-1930's the great politican and orator Winston Churchill was out of favor with the English people and struggling to make his voice heard. Wrestling with his personal demons, a lonely but defiant Churchill attempts to warn the world of the impending threat from Hitler's Germany
Sugar ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it
Conspiracy by Frank R Pierson( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On January 20, 1942, 15 German officials attended a conference at Wannsee - on the outskirts of Berlin. The meeting comprised of mid-ranking SS commanders and a variety of government ministers. The meeting was organized by SS Major Adolf Eichmann under the direction of Chief of Security Reinhard Heydrich. It was a polite conference, but under this thin veneer of manners lay an evil intent. By the end of the meeting, the fate of six million lives would be decided and the shape of the world would be altered forever
 
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