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Umbrella Entertainment (Firm)

Overview
Works: 641 works in 882 publications in 3 languages and 6,257 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Melodrama  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Romance films  Christmas films  Fiction  Fantasy films 
Roles: Distributor, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Umbrella Entertainment (Firm)
Jabberwocky by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the darkest hour of the Dark Ages, in the kingdom of Bruno the Questionable, the dreaded Jabberwocky roams the land with his eyes aflame and his talons bared. Which brave knight shall slay the beast, save the kingdom, and win the hand of the fair princess?
Jabberwocky( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young peasant, with no interest in adventure or fortune, is mistaken as the kingdom's only hope when a horrible monster threatens the countryside
Rodeo girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 14 year old girl is sent from New England to Texas to live with her gruff father
Picnic at Hanging Rock( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, follows the aftermath of the disappearance of three students and a young teacher from an all-girls school while on a school picnic
River Kings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the great Australian tradition of All the Rivers Run, based on Max Fatchen's novels The River Kings and Conquest of the River, this four-part miniseries captures the perilous life along South Australia's Murray River and the many adventures aboard the paddleboat steamer Lazy Jane during the 1920s.. With his father absent and life on the land an interminable struggle, sixteen year-old Shawn Hofner (Tamblyn Lord) is forced to leave behind farm life and find work to support his family. The one sure thing that offers up hope is the Murray River and Shawn takes up a job as a deck-hand on a reliable steamboat run by well-seasoned Captain Elijah (Bill Kerr, Gallipoli).. It is a tough existence for a naive boy on the rapid flowing river, with danger and discovery around every bend. During Shawn's many trips up and down the river he is destined to experience first-hand the tough and unforgiving temperament of nature, navigating life's great adventure and the many tragedies and triumphs that come floating his way.. Nominated for Most Popular Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie (Tamblyn Lord) at the Logie Awards
Tanpopo = Dandelion by Jūzō Itami( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and Japanese and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two truck drivers - Goro and Gun - stride in like cowboys to help the widow Tampopo with her modest noodle shop, it's just the launch-pad for Juzo Itami's utterly original, utterly unforgettable collision of yakuza film, western and slapstick comedy which veers from one crazy food and sex obsessed scenario to the next!. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.. "It's a funny story beautifully told." - Gene Siskel, The Chicago Tribune
The Moth of Moonbi( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a country girl, Dell Ferris (Doris Ashwin), drawn to the bright lights of the big city where her inheritance is soon frittered away through high society revelling.. A wiser Dell returns to Moonbi Station where she is beset by the cattle rustler Jack Bronson (ArthurTauchert). She finally finds peace and happiness with the faithful head stockman, Tom Resoult (Marsden Hassall)
The River Kings - Part 1( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the great Australian tradition of All the Rivers Run, based on Max Fatchen's novels The River Kings and Conquest of the River, this four-part miniseries captures the perilous life along South Australia's Murray River and the many adventures aboard the paddleboat steamer Lazy Jane during the 1920s.. With his father absent and life on the land an interminable struggle, sixteen year-old Shawn Hofner (Tamblyn Lord) is forced to leave behind farm life and find work to support his family. The one sure thing that offers up hope is the Murray River and Shawn takes up a job as a deck-hand on a reliable steamboat run by well-seasoned Captain Elijah (Bill Kerr, Gallipoli).. It is a tough existence for a naive boy on the rapid flowing river, with danger and discovery around every bend. During Shawn's many trips up and down the river he is destined to experience first-hand the tough and unforgiving temperament of nature, navigating life's great adventure and the many tragedies and triumphs that come floating his way.. Nominated for Most Popular Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie (Tamblyn Lord) at the Logie Awards
Greenhide( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out of boredom, a high society girl visits her father's outback cattle station. After several adventures involving a gang of ruthless cattle duffers, she falls in love with the manager of the station
Uncivilised( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master filmmaker Charles Chauvel delivers an exciting tale of high peril, inland exploration and forbidden romance in UNCIVILISED. Filmed on location in 1937, it tells the story of high society author Beatrice Lynn. Unfulfilled and looking for inspiration, she heads into the wilds of northern Australia in search of an indigenous tribe ruled by a non-indigenous man named Mara.. Embarking on a tumultuous journey, battling the heat and extremes of the outback, Beatrice is caught up in a smuggling ring. Captured against her will, she is taken away, fearful that she will never return home. However, when she is sold on to Mara as a potential bride, Beatrice finally faces her man and must consider the true nature of her incredible predicament
The River Kings - Part 4( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the great Australian tradition of All the Rivers Run, based on Max Fatchen's novels The River Kings and Conquest of the River, this four-part miniseries captures the perilous life along South Australia's Murray River and the many adventures aboard the paddleboat steamer Lazy Jane during the 1920s.. With his father absent and life on the land an interminable struggle, sixteen year-old Shawn Hofner (Tamblyn Lord) is forced to leave behind farm life and find work to support his family. The one sure thing that offers up hope is the Murray River and Shawn takes up a job as a deck-hand on a reliable steamboat run by well-seasoned Captain Elijah (Bill Kerr, Gallipoli).. It is a tough existence for a naive boy on the rapid flowing river, with danger and discovery around every bend. During Shawn's many trips up and down the river he is destined to experience first-hand the tough and unforgiving temperament of nature, navigating life's great adventure and the many tragedies and triumphs that come floating his way.. Nominated for Most Popular Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie (Tamblyn Lord) at the Logie Awards
The River Kings - Part 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the great Australian tradition of All the Rivers Run, based on Max Fatchen's novels The River Kings and Conquest of the River, this four-part miniseries captures the perilous life along South Australia's Murray River and the many adventures aboard the paddleboat steamer Lazy Jane during the 1920s.. With his father absent and life on the land an interminable struggle, sixteen year-old Shawn Hofner (Tamblyn Lord) is forced to leave behind farm life and find work to support his family. The one sure thing that offers up hope is the Murray River and Shawn takes up a job as a deck-hand on a reliable steamboat run by well-seasoned Captain Elijah (Bill Kerr, Gallipoli).. It is a tough existence for a naive boy on the rapid flowing river, with danger and discovery around every bend. During Shawn's many trips up and down the river he is destined to experience first-hand the tough and unforgiving temperament of nature, navigating life's great adventure and the many tragedies and triumphs that come floating his way.. Nominated for Most Popular Actor in a Miniseries/Telemovie (Tamblyn Lord) at the Logie Awards
Brilliant Lies by David Williamson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gloves are off and the claws are out! It's her word against his and it's going to take some BRILLIANT LIES to win this battle of the sexes. David Williamson, the acclaimed writer behind some of Australia's most celebrated dramas: Don's Party, The Club and Travelling North, delivers a stinging exploration of sexual politics in the office and the dynamic power plays that exist behind closed doors in Brilliant Lies. Susie O'Connor (Gia Carides, Strictly Ballroom) says that from the moment she started working for him, her boss sexually harassed her. When she didn't submit to his advances, she was summarily fired. Now Suzie is after 40,000 in compensation and she is not going to back down without a fight. Gary Fitzgerald (Anthony LaPaglia, Balibo) says he never touched her, that he's innocent and she made it all up. With Gary's entire professional reputation on the line he is determined to do whatever it takes to clear his name. Expertly adapted by Richard Franklin (Hotel Sorrento) and featuring a strong supporting cast, including Zoe Carides (Death In Brunswick) and Ray Barrett (Don's Party), Brilliant Lies is an eye-opening tale of deception and edgy intrigue
Nuovo Cinema Paradiso by Giuseppe Tornatore( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Italian and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian-French coproduction about an aging movie director who comes back to his childhood Sicilian home for the funeral of the local film projectionist. Memories of his childhood are shown in flashback as he frequents the Cinema Paradiso, sometimes watching the priest edit out steamy film segments. The boy saves the projectionist's life during a theatre fire, experiences his first romance, and moves away into the broader outside world. The film is a celebration of the marvellous world of the cinema. DVD
Puberty blues by Limelight Productions( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the 'in' group who dominate the Greenhill beach. Once they are accepted into the group, they realise that the group's laid-back, ultra-cool facade is just that: a glossy cover-up. The main protagonist, Debbie and her life-long companion Sue fall into all of the group's vices, including drug-use and casual sex. At first, they willingly present themselves to the males of the group as virtual slaves, ready to serve their pre-chosen lover's every need. Soon, though, the girls grow tired of occupying the victim role, and they work to regain respect and equality
Picnic at Hanging Rock( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A party of girls from a young ladies' school in Victoria go on a days excursion to Hanging Rock. It is a beautiful St. Valentine's Day and some of the girls decide to explore the Rock more closely. They mysteriously disappear, a hunt ensues involving the town and all Australians
The Getting of Wisdom( Visual )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson, the film tells the story of a young girl arriving in the city to attend one of Australia's most exclusive girls' schools
Federico Fellini's La dolce vita by Federico Fellini( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Italian and English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcello is a young playboy and jaded journalist who spends his days between celebrities and rich people, seeking ephemeral joy in parties and sex. When a famous film star comes to Rome, he does everything he can to meet her, and when he does, he is totally charmed by her. Famous for coining the word 'paparazzo' after one of its characters, this is one of Fellini's best films and made its title synonymous with the exuberant and decandent lifestyle of an era
Bush Christmas by Ralph Smart( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been a hard few years for Helen (Nicole Kidman) and her family. Their ranch, located in the Australian Bush, has struggled in times of drought, and paying the bills this holiday season might be tough. Their only hope for a merry Christmas is Prince, a talented horse with potential to win the payout at the New Year's race."
Death in Brunswick by Boyd Oxlade( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A riotous rollercoaster of murder and mayhem set in inner Melbourne, this hit Australian comedy-thriller stars sam Neill as Carl Fitzgerald, a middle-aged no-hoper who takes a job as a cook in a Greek nightclub to placate his cantankerous mother. A dalliance with fetching barmaid Sophie (Zoe Carides) - who is engaged to the nightclub owner - lands Carl on the wrong side of a jealous bouncer; but when attacked by his drug-dealing Turkish kitchen hand, he inflicts a grievous form of self-defence that sparks a deepening gangland feud. Best mate Dave (John Clarke) is soon employed as Carls protector ⁰́?and gravedigger ⁰́?as a band of cutthroats block Carl⁰́₉s path to his bartending sweetheart
 
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