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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Works: 4,847 works in 11,766 publications in 8 languages and 835,491 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Fiction  Naval history  Comedy films  Biography  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor, Copyright holder, Publisher, fds, Originator, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal Pictures (Firm)
A beautiful mind by Ron Howard( visu )
49 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 4,989 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of John Nash, a mathematical genius, who made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his schizophrenia, and finally, late in life, received the Nobel Prize
Meet the Fockers by Jay Roach( visu )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 4,979 libraries worldwide
When Pam and Greg get their parents together it turns into one disaster after another. The hippie Fockers are the direct opposite of the uptight Byrneses. With one pitfall after the next, the film takes awkward in-law experiences to new heights
Babe by Dick King-Smith( visu )
35 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,529 libraries worldwide
A piglet destined for eventual butchering arrives at the farmyard, is adopted by an old sheep dog, and discovers a special secret to success
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( visu )
57 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 4,387 libraries worldwide
A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new Emperor, Commodus. He becomes a slave and then a gladiator, fighting in the Roman Colosseum in defiance of the Emperor
Schindler's list by Steven Spielberg( visu )
44 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Russian and held by 4,372 libraries worldwide
The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( visu )
72 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,294 libraries worldwide
A wealthy entrepreneur invites a top paleontologist, a paleobotanist, a mathematician/theorist, and his two eager grandchildren to visit his secret island theme park featuring living dinosaurs cloned from prehistoric DNA
The Bourne identity by Doug Liman( visu )
45 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 3,719 libraries worldwide
Bourne, is pulled from the sea suffering from amnesia with a pair of bullet wounds in his back. His only clue to his own identity is a bank account number etched on a capsule implanted in his body. He finds the Zurich bank where money, a gun, and several passports with different names await. He quickly realizes he can trust no one and offers a German gypsy named Maria ten thousand dollars for a ride to Paris. With Maria's reluctant help, Bourne edges closer to the truth, something CIA officials want concealed at all costs
Shakespeare in love by John Madden( visu )
35 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,630 libraries worldwide
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( visu )
37 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,627 libraries worldwide
A ten-year-old boy befriends a creature from another planet that has been stranded on earth
Ray by Jamie Foxx( visu )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,595 libraries worldwide
Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven. Inspired by his mother who insisted he make his own way, he found his calling at the keyboard. 'Ray' follows as he overcomes drug addiction while becoming one of the country's most beloved performers
Master and commander the far side of the world by Peter Weir( visu )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 3,548 libraries worldwide
During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
Jaws by Steven Spielberg( visu )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in English and French and held by 3,505 libraries worldwide
In the ocean surrounding Amity, a small tourist resort off the coast of New England, a 25-foot man-eating predator stalks any human foolish enough to get in the water. At first, the only believer in the shark's existence is the town's chief of police, Martin Brody. Brody enlists the help of scientist Matt Hooper and Quint, a crusty old seaman whose life is devoted to hunting sharks. The threesome sets off in Quint's boat to kill the leviathan. The film that originated the 'summer blockbuster' in Hollywood
Seabiscuit by Gary Ross( visu )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 3,457 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story. A half-blind ex-prizefighter and mustang breaker team up with a millionaire and his rough-hewn, undersized horse, Seabiscuit. The men bring Seabiscuit to incredible heights, helping to turn a long shot into a legend. Eventually, Seabiscuit earns Horse of the Year honors in 1938
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( visu )
27 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 3,333 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home between a dowdy housewife and a spry octagenarian leads to an unexpected friendship. The story told of a fiercely independent woman half a century ago inspires the housewife to change her life, often with hilarious results
Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg( visu )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 3,150 libraries worldwide
In post-revolutionary France, Jean Valjean is paroled after serving 19 years in prison for stealing bread. Unable to find work as an ex-convict, he steals silver from a church. When he is caught and brought back, the bishop forgives him, instructing Valjean to use the silver to begin a new life. After breaking parole to do so, nine years later Valjean is a wealthy industrialist and mayor. This success comes at high price-- he is hunted by ruthless policeman Javert, his former prison guard. When Valjean comes across a woman being arrested by his old nemesis Javert, Valjean intervenes, risking discovery. When Valjean learns that the woman, Fantine, turned to prostitution after losing her position at his factory because she has a child, he befriends Fantine, even agreeing to care for her daughter, Cosette. The decision changes their lives forever
The Bourne supremacy by Robert Ludlum( visu )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 3,137 libraries worldwide
Jason Bourne has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar. He has been able to reconnect with Marie, the woman he loves. But Bourne is still haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not really certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,137 libraries worldwide
Based on a TRUE story : A young mother in desperate need of a job begins to work as a paralegal and stumbles across a toxic situation in groundwater which develops into a monumental lawsuit against a giant corporation
October sky by Homer H Hickam( visu )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,108 libraries worldwide
True story of a young boy growing up in Coalwood, West Virginia during the 1950's, who dreams of building rockets
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( visu )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 3,056 libraries worldwide
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow, from the world of 1930s vaudeville, is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape, Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation. This ultimately leads to catastrophe, including for the man who falls in love with Ann and tries to save her from Kong and her destiny
The mummy by Boris Karloff( visu )
25 editions published between 1932 and 2014 in English and held by 3,039 libraries worldwide
Deep in the Egyptian desert, a handful of people searching for a long-lost treasure have just unearthed a 3,000 year-old legacy of terror
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