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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 256 works in 654 publications in 7 languages and 28,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Musical films  Silent films  Animated films  Short films  Comedy films  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
The red violin by François Girard ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Upon unearthing a one-of-a-kind, blood red violin, appraiser Charles Morritz uncovers the spectacular journey of the long-lost masterpiece - how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young heroin addict in Edinburgh tries to kick the habit but his junkie friends aren't making it easy for him
The madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occurring while the king is being treated for an unknown mental illness
Four weddings and a funeral by Mike Newell ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young man meets and falls in love with a young woman while attending various weddings (and a funeral), including hers to someone else, and his to another woman
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A black woman looks for her mother who gave her up for adoption and is shocked to learn that her mother is white. The mother is likewise shocked to meet her black daughter
Brassed off! by Mark Herman ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
Endgame ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
Peter & the wolf ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a mischievous boy and his animal friends who capture a wolf
The crying game by Neil Jordan ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. He starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' real background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus does not know either
Maurice by James Ivory ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
The imposter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Europe. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
An angel at my table a trilogy by Janet Frame ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Janet Frame, New ZealandsĖ most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat team of journalists, led by hotshot Jimmy Flynn, report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety. Filling the screen with a jarring mix of passion and danger, this story is a gritty, behind the scenes look at covering a war ... head-on and on the run
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan, which were the catalyst for a modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door
Bent by Sean Mathias ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love
 
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