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HBO Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,530 works in 4,028 publications in 3 languages and 211,767 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  Television programs  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Television adaptations  War television programs  Fantasy television programs 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by HBO Video (Firm)
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,917 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
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,555 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
Band of brothers by Tom Hanks( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 2,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Easy Company of the US Army Airbourne Paratrooper division and their mission in WWII France during Operation Overlord
The Sopranos( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Tony's mother and uncle plotting against him, his older sister Janice wreaking her own special kind of havoc, and the very real threat that one of his closest allies is wired by the FBI, Tony needs the support of his psychiatrist more than ever
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
Iron jawed angels( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,008 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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York
Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 1,895 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 heroine-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
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,767 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 like an easy decision, but for 18 year-old Ana (America Ferrera) every choice she makes this summer will change her life
La vie en rose by Marion Cotillard( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 1,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised in a brothel, then wrested from the only life she knew by her father, so they could join the circus, Edith Piaf spent her teen years on the streets. She is finally "rescued" by a crime figure who gives her career a start and, ultimately, by her international success and final illness. Always frail, sickly, malnourished, and wildly temperamental, she was often on drugs or alcohol and was always in search of true love. Middleweight boxer, Marcel Cerdan, captures her heart and gives her something to live for, besides her music--at least for a while
Wit by Mike Nichols( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,724 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,533 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
Curb your enthusiasm( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Larry David has a pretty good life. Pretty, pretty good. He has understanding friends, a tolerant wife, and his plans for the afterlife all plotted out. See Larry take in a family of Blacks, make a generous donation, pay his respects to the dead, and befriend the handicapped. Is Larry David the most magnanimous man we know ... or the most misunderstood?"--Container
American splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. Hospital. He is also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life. Along his bumpy journey he meets, marries and falls in love with Joyce, an admiring comic book seller
As you like it by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,297 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
Elizabeth I by Tom Hooper( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[E]xplores the intersection of the private and public life of Elizabeth I in the latter half of her reign, offering a personal look at her allies, her enemies, and her suitors as she struggles to survive in a male-dominated world."--Container
The wire( Visual )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. Told from the point of view of both the police and their targets, where easy distinctions between good and evil are challenged at every turn
Capturing the Friedmans by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Friedmans seem to be a typical family from affluent Great Neck, Long Island. One Thanksgiving, as the family gathers for a quiet holiday dinner, a police battering ram splinters the front door and officers rush inside. The police charge Arnold and his son Jesse with hundreds of shocking crimes. As police investigate, and the community reacts, the fabric of the family begins to disintegrate, revealing questions about justice, family and finally the truth
Miss Evers' boys by Alfre Wood( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
 
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My big fat Greek wedding
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Languages
English (142)

French (4)

Spanish (3)

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John AdamsBand of brothersThe SopranosCurb your enthusiasmThe wire