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Playtone (Firm)

Overview
Works: 121 works in 375 publications in 5 languages and 41,251 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Children's films  Animated films  Action and adventure films  History  Television mini-series  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Playtone (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Playtone (Firm)
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 3,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery
Mamma mia! by ABBA (Musical group)( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 3,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 3,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever
Cast away by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a plane crash that kills the crew, a FedEx system engineer finds himself stranded on a desert island
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was 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 a 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
Where the wild things are by Oliver Knussen( Visual )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max has an active imagination and will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum and runs away from home when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While his 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
The Pacific by Eileen Tamura( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing -- and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne (Hanks) enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher (Roberts). Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live"--Container
Parkland by Peter Landesman( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever
The ant bully by John Nickle( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After young Lucas shoots some ants with his water pistol they retaliate with a secret potion that shrinks him to their size
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four-part drama that tells the story of a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community
Game change by Julianne Moore( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game Change is a searing, behind-the-scenes look at John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, from the decision to select Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as McCain's running mate to the ticket's ultimate defeat in the general election just sixty days later. Told primarily through the eyes of senior McCain strategist Steve Schmidt, who originally championed Palin and later came to regret the choice
Two days in October by Scott Madsen( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the critical events that took place in the fall of 1967, from the ambush of an American battalion by the Viet Cong that led to skepticism of whether the Vietnamese conflict was winnable, to the first violent anti-war demonstration on a campus in Wisconsin
The great Buck Howard by Sean McGinley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assisstant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life
Big love( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A polygamist and independent businessman lives in suburban Salt Lake City with his three wives and seven children. He faces many challenges in meeting the emotional, romantic, and financial needs of his wives
Big love( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container
My big fat Greek wedding 2( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. The film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding
 
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