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Scion Films

Overview
Works: 55 works in 159 publications in 4 languages and 16,947 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Musicals  Horror films  Film and video adaptations  Musical fiction 
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Scion Films
The constant gardener by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and all the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle, will leave the matter to them. Haunted by remorse and jarred by rumors of his late wife's infidelities, Quayle surprises everyone by embarking on a personal odyssey that will take him across three continents. Using his privileged access to diplomatic secrets, Justin risks his own life and will stop at nothing to expose the truth - a conspiracy more far-reaching and deadly than Quayle could ever have imagined
Pride & prejudice by Jane Austen( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hartfordshire with his overbearing wife and 5 daughters. There is the beautiful Jane, the clever Elizabeth, the bookish Mary, the immature Kitty and the wild Lydia. Unfortunately, if Mr. Bennet dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met. The family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages. Life is uneventful until the arrival in the neighbourhood of the rich gentleman Mr. Bingley, who rents a large house so he can spend the summer in the country. Mr Bingley brings with him his sister and the dashing, rich, but proud Mr. Darcy. Love soon buds for one of the Bennet sisters, while another sister may have jumped to a hasty prejudgment. For the Bennet sisters many trials and tribulations stand between them and their happiness
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Eastern promises by David Cronenberg( Visual )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves growing close as the Russian mobsters behind the girl's death become aware of Anna's discoveries regarding their crimes
The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A disfigured musical genius haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
In Bruges by Martin McDonagh( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ray and Ken, two foul-mouthed Irish hit men, are hiding out in Bruges, Belgium. For Ray, Bruges is a place where you can spend a year in a weekend, while Ken finds the ancient town calming and contemplative. Ken and Ray work for Harry, a crime lord who eventually materializes in Bruges, and ends up proving that even professional hitmen have their feelings. A loopy, violent fable that is part thriller, part spoof, with a dash of dark comedy, leavened with intellectual conceits and religious allegory--but in no way is "In Bruges" long, boring, or slow
Tristram Shandy a cock and bull story by Michael Winterbottom( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two actors, as their make up is applied, talk about the size of their parts. Then into the film: Laurence Sterne's unfilmable novel, Tristram Shandy, an autobiography wherein the narrator, interrupted constantly, takes the entire story to be born. The film tracks between "Shandy" and behind the scenes. Size matters: parts, egos, shoes, noses. The lead's girlfriend, with their infant son, is up from London for the night, wanting sex; interruptions are constant. Scenes are shot, re-shot, and discarded. The purpose of the project is elusive. Fathers and sons; men and women; cocks and bulls. Life is amorphous, too full and too rich to be captured in one narrative
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. When he falls fatally in love with Christine, the Phantom devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
Doomsday by Neil Marshall( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lethal virus spreads throughout Great Britain, infecting millions and killing hundreds of thousands. To contain the threat the government evacuates as many survivors as it can out of the infected area and the rest of the country succumbs to fear and chaos. The quarantine is successful. Three decades later, the Reaper Virus violently resurfaces. An elite group of specialists, including Eden Sinclair, is urgently dispatched into the still-quarantined country to retrieve a cure by any means necessary. Shut off from the rest of the world, the unit must battle through a landscape that has become a waking nightmare
Wah-wah by Richard E Grant( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the experiences of actor/director Richard E. Grant during the late 1960s in the British colonial community in Swaziland as that country was becoming independent. Portrays a community occupied with booze and adultery in an attempt to stave off boredom. Follows the divorce of young Ralphie's parents and his adjustment when he returns from boarding school two years later to find that his alcoholic father has married an American stewardess. Shows how Ralph finds comfort in acting and through the love of a young girl
Shattered ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neil and Abby Warner have the perfect life and a perfect marriage until their beautiful young daughter is kidnapped, and a cold and calculating sociopath takes over their lives with the brutal efficiency of someone who has nothing to lose
The flying Scotsman by Jonny Lee Miller( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree, an unemployed amateur breaks the world one-hour record on a bike in which he designed and constructed from out of scrap metal and parts of a washing machine
The Lazarus project ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben can't believe how much he has to be thankful for: a wife, a daughter and a steady paycheck. But when he unexpectedly loses his job, Ben foolishly turns back to crime, joining his ex-con brother in a robbery that has deadly consequences. Facing lethal injection, Ben must say goodbye to his family. Ben regains consciousness near a psychiatric ward. He is told he's been hired as the housekeeper. Now he must determine if his previous life was only a dream or if he is part of something more sinister
Closing the ring ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World War II. On June 1, 1944, a United States bomber pilot crashes onto the Cave Hill just outside of Belfast in Northern Ireland. He lives long enough to give a ring to a stranger and asks that he return it to his girlfriend. 50 years later, a young man searches for the woman to make good on a promise
Goal II living the dream by Jaume Collet-Serra( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Newcastle United's favorite player, Santiago Muñez, reaches superstardom and starts to live every footballer's dream when he is transferred to Real Madrid to play in the UEFA European Champions League. He gets to play alongside some of the greatest players, including David Beckham. As Santiago basks in the glory, acclaim and money, he discovers that success has an ugly face, one that threatens to destroy everything he has worked for and everyone that he loves
Smokin' aces by Ben Affleck( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An FBI agent hunts for Las Vegas stand up comedian and illusionist Buddy 'Aces' Israel. Aces has decided to squeal on the mob but, before he heads off for protective custody, decides to go to the casinos at Lake Tahoe for one last good time, drawing a crowd of assassins. Now Aces will have to pull his greatest disappearing act before the assassins can get to him
Tenure ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professor Charlie Thurber loves to teach but can't stand all the expected publishing and politicking that goes along with the position. So when his opportunity for tenure is announced, he goes out on a limb to prove his worth, but unexpectedly finds himself falling for the very person who might replace him. It's a battle of the brains where the stakes are high and only one person can get an 'A' for effort
Monsieur N by Antoine de Caunes( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in French and Russian and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the South Atlantic island of St. Helena, where he died a few years later. Or did he?
Operation: endgame ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A battle ensues among two government spy teams in an underground facility after their boss is assassinated. It's every hit man for themselves
It's a boy girl thing ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two next-door neighbors and lifelong sworn enemies wake up one day to find themselves in a very strange place: each other's bodies. In their switched identities, each sets out to destroy the other's high school reputation
 
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Languages
English (106)
French (2)
Russian (1)
German (1)
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