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Genius Products, Inc

Overview
Works: 502 works in 723 publications in 2 languages and 74,295 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Fiction  Biography  War films  Historical films  Comedy films  Animated films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Genius Products, Inc
Sicko by Michael Moore( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmmaker Michael Moore critiques the American health care system, focusing especially on the HMOs, drug companies, and congressmen who profit from the status quo. Also includes an analysis of the health care systems in Canada, England, France and Cuba, where free universal health care is the norm
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What have we learned (and what might we have forgotten) from history's bloody backwash? Guilt, love, and history are three skeins, woven together to create human beings or, alternately, human monsters. The question of wartime culpability undergirds the May-December romance in postwar Berlin between Hanna, a weary-looking, sexually rapacious streetcar ticket-taker and Michael, a young schoolboy whom she seduces, ravenously and to his great delight. One day, Hanna is gone, with no explanation, and Michael grows into a promising young law student. His class attends a trial, where the new Germany judges the past and, by default, the lovers as well." -- Container
Miss Potter by Chris Noonan( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an effort to give their younger brother, Norman, a project to keep him busy now that he has joined the family publishing house, the older Warne brothers agree to publish Miss Beatrix Potter's first children's book. They don't expect the book to sell well, but they need to keep Norman busy. As a single woman living in Edwardian London, Beatrix suspects this endeavor may provide her with a small measure of freedom. But she also has very specific ideas about how the book should be published. As they work together, Norman and Beatrix become close. After the first book is published, Beatrix goes on to a second book and that sells well. One day at lunch, she meets the rest of Norman's family, including his sister, Millie and the two women become fast friends. Norman proposes, but Beatrix's parents object to the marriage proposal. After much argument, they agree to let Beatrix marry Norman provided they wait until the end of the summer
Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La película se centra en cómo dos turistas americanas (Johansson y Hall) llegan a Barcelona para visitar la ciudad y conocen a un pintor (Bardem), que les hará de cicerón para aprovechar y seducir a ambas. La ex-novia del pintor (Cruz), celosa de las americanas, intentará ponerse en medio para alejarlas de él
The nanny diaries by Emma McLaughlin( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annie is a young girl from a working-class neighborhood who suddenly finds herself working as a nanny for a wealthy family in Manhattan's Upper East Side. Between catering to the every whim of her employers and their precocious son and falling in love with their gorgeous neighbour, Annie tries to figure out what she wants to do with her life
1408 by Mikael Håfström( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Renowned horror novelist Mike Insulin only believes what he can see with his own two eyes. After a string of bestsellers discrediting paranormal events in the most infamous haunted houses and graveyards around the world, he scoffs at the concept of an afterlife. Insulin's phantom-free run of long and lonely nights is about to change forever when he checks into suite 1408 of the notorious Dolphin Hotel for his latest project. Defying the warnings of the hotel manager, the author is the first person in years to stay in the reputedly haunted room. Now Insulin must go from skeptic to true believer, all while trying to survive the night
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
Transamerica by Duncan Tucker( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A pre-operative transsexual learns that she fathered a child years earlier
The wind that shakes the barley by Cillian Murphy( Visual )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ireland, 1920. Damien O'Donovan is leaving for London for an internship, until the dreaded Black and Tans attack his hurling mates, killing one for not speaking English. Thus sidetracked by the Irish War for Independence, Damien is convinced by his brother Teddy to throw his lot in with the IRA. Damien is a purist, an idealist, and therefore marked for a tragic destiny, while Teddy is a fatefully pragmatic politician. These differences between the brothers propel the film through its terrible final act, as the signing of Anglo-Irish Treaty establishes the Irish Free State, splits the Republican movement, and unleashes the Irish Civil War
Arthur and the invisibles by Luc Besson( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arthur sets out to save his family's home from real estate developers when his grandfather mysteriously disappears. When he finds his grandfather's ancient clues of treasure, he unlocks a passageway that leads to a spectacular world with little people
Hoodwinked by Corey Edwards( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Little Red Riding Hood, Granny, the Big Bad Wolf, and the Woodsman all face Detective Flippers as he attempts to determine the real events of the Little Red Riding Hood story
Alex Rider Operation Stormbreaker by Geoffrey Sax( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex Rider has been trained since birth for a career as a spy. It's not until his beloved uncle, Ian Rider, dies that Alex learns of his intended purpose in life. At just 14, Alex is not sure he can do all that is required of a super spy. Without much choice he is taken under the wing of Britain's secret intelligence service. The Special Operations Division of the MI6 sends Alex on a mission which could save or cost millions their lives. As Alex embarks on his greatest challenge yet, he learns all is not as it seems. Equipped with super spy training, Alex is prepared to deal with whatever comes his way
Grace is gone by James C Strouse( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als hij hoort dat zijn vrouw in Irak is omgekomen gaat Stanley Philips met zijn twee dochters op reis dwars door Amerika om het moment uit te stellen dat hij het zijn dochters moet vertellen
The mist by Frank Darabont( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Dave Drayton notices a strange mist on the lake, he does not think much of it. When his son, Billy, his neighbor Brent Norton, and himself travel to the grocery store, strange things begin to happen. On their way to the market, they see the army, the local firefighters and police, heading toward the mist. When he sees this, Brent mentions something about "Project Arrowhead," a secret military plan that no one knows about. All of the store's shoppers had no clue what was going on until an elderly man runs into the market with a bloody nose, declaring that something is in mist. He tells them to close the door. The entire store shakes as though it has been lifted off the ground. Dave, a store employee is asked to check on the generator and finds that the loading dock door was being pushed by something outside. Norm, the bag-boy volunteers to go out. He is taken by a creature with large squid-like tentacles. Mrs. Carmody, a customer in the store, exclaims that it is the end of times and that God is punishing them
The matador by Richard Shepard( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A struggling salesman forms an unexpected bond with a lonely hit man who suspects he's "lost his touch."
The reef ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Pi, an orphaned fish, escapes the fisherman's net to move in with his aunt on an exotic coral reef, he meets his true love, Cordelia. But before Pi can start his life with Cordelia, he must outsmart the bully tiger shark also determined to win her heart
El Cid by Anthony Mann( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disc 1-2. (ca. 187 min.) Eleventh-century Spain is divided into Christian kingdoms and Moorish strongholds. The young Rodrigo Diaz de Bivar, a Castillian knight who has been dubbed El Cid [El Cid Campeador "The Lord Champion"] by his followers, vows to free his country from the invader. The epic tale romanticizes the years of love, warfare, revenge, rivalries, as El Cid becomes a revered warrior. Much of the movie was shot on location in Spain - including the castles of Belmonte (Cuenca) and Peñíscola (Castellón). Disc 3 (ca. 25 min.)features an Interview with John Bevere, a Christian fiction author, about the values found in the movie, El Cid
Shut up & sing Dixie Chicks by Dixie Chicks (Musical group)( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows The Dixie Chicks, the top-selling female band ever, from the time of lead singer Natalie Maines infamous anti-Bush statement in 2003 through the triumphant release of their 2006 "comeback" album, "Taking the Long Way."
Doogal ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of friends must step forward as unlikely heroes to recover three magic diamonds, reverse the onset of a brutal winter and return the evil ice sorcerer Zeebad to his prison beneath the ground
Indigènes Days of glory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the last years of World War II, a group of North African soldiers, largely Muslims, enlist to free France--a country they consider their motherland, even though they've never set foot in it--from the Nazis. The story is told through four characters: Abdelkader, a corporal who hopes to be promoted to sergeant; Messaoud, an ace marksman who fall in love with a beautiful Frenchwoman; Yassir, a Berber peasant who needs the money to marry off his younger brother; and Saïd, who leaves as his own father did in WWI, because he feels it's his duty. They give their all, despite getting little respect or recognition, and suffering the privations of those habitually discriminated against. These 'native' soldiers selflessly fought for a France they had never seen, and the film records their past heroics to give dignity to the generations of today and the future
 
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French (1)
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