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Universal Pictures (Firm)

Overview
Works: 304 works in 900 publications in 5 languages and 81,553 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Love stories  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  Musical films  Fiction 
Roles: Distributor, Actor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Universal Pictures (Firm)
Publications by Universal Pictures (Firm)
Most widely held works about Universal Pictures (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Universal Pictures (Firm)
Fast & furious by Rob Cohen( visu )
36 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 3,391 libraries worldwide
Every night is a championship race on the turbo-charged streets of Los Angeles. Dominic and Johnny are rivals who are the boldest, the baddest, the best, and turn their challengers into dust. Along comes a challenger. Dominic and Johnny know that he is tough and fast, what they don't know is that he is a speed demon detective trying to bust up a theft ring
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen( visu )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 2,989 libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and the mysterious white hunter
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( visu )
37 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,902 libraries worldwide
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who 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 which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
Nanny McPhee by Kirk Jones( visu )
18 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,496 libraries worldwide
A mysterious woman with special powers enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown and attempts to tame his seven very naughty children. Soon, the children's misbehavior has magical and startling consequences
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,405 libraries worldwide
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects
Munich by Steven Spielberg( visu )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,402 libraries worldwide
The intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 2,133 libraries worldwide
Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
United 93 by Paul Greengrass( visu )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 2,107 libraries worldwide
A real-time, cinéma vérité account of the final flight of United 93, the fourth hijacked plane on September 11, 2001, which crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot
Born on the Fourth of July by Oliver Stone( visu )
29 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 2,045 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war
Field of dreams by Phil Alden Robinson( visu )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 2,004 libraries worldwide
If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true. Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) hears a voice, followed by a brief vision of a baseball field. He believes that if he builds a baseball diamond in his cornfield, Shoeless Joe Jackson from the infamous 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox will return to play baseball. By being willing to take a chance, Ray gets a second time up at bat in life
Inside man by Spike Lee( visu )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,989 libraries worldwide
NYPD Detective Keith Frazier struggles to outsmart Dalton, a high-stakes bank robber who, along with a well-trained crew of accomplices, has seized control of a Wall Street bank. The robbers turn what initially looks like a hostage crisis into a personal crusade to expose some mysterious evil secrets. As the dangerous cat-and-mouse game unfolds, Madaline, a power broker with her own agenda, emerges and injects even more instability into an already volatile situation
The good shepherd by Robert De Niro( visu )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,971 libraries worldwide
An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him
The soloist by Steve Lopez( visu )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,948 libraries worldwide
In 2005, the only thing hurting Los Angeles Times columnist and recent bike accident victim Steve Lopez more than his banged-up face, was his pressing need for story ideas. He soon discovers Nathaniel Ayers, a skid row schizophrenic street musician, who possesses extraordinary talent - even though he only has half-broken instruments to play. Inspired by Nathaniel's story, Lopez writes an acclaimed series of articles about him and attempts to do more to help both him, and the rest of the underclass of L.A. have a better life. Lopez's good intentions run headlong into Nathaniel's personal demons and the larger issues of social injustice facing the homeless. Regardless, Lopez and Nathaniel find a way to conquer their deepest anxieties and frustrations
12 monkeys by Terry Gilliam( visu )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,937 libraries worldwide
Cole travels into the past to retrieve samples of a virus so a cure can be designed. He meets a psychiatrist and a mental patient in his search for the Army of the Twelve Monkeys
Serenity by Joss Whedon( visu )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
A group of intergalactic revolutionaries get more than they bargained for when they agree to transport two teenagers aboard their ship
The producers by Susan Stroman( visu )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,903 libraries worldwide
Max Bialystock was once the king of Broadway, but now he only seems to be able produce flops. Things turn around for Max when he's visited by the neurotic accountant Leo Bloom, who proposes a scheme tailor-made for producers who can only make flops: raise far more money than you need, then make sure the show is despised. No one will be interested in it, so you can pocket the surplus. With this in mind, they decide to produce a musical called 'Springtime for Hitler' written by escaped Nazi Franz Liebken. Then they get the insanely flamboyant Roger De Bris to direct and hire the loopy Swedish bombsheel Ulla as the lead actress
The break-up by Vince Vaughn( visu )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,821 libraries worldwide
Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. Neither one is willing to move out of the condo they once shared. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants, including a few complete strangers, they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises. But they might just realize that they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive
Breach by Lei( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,772 libraries worldwide
When Eric O'Neill is promoted from a low-level surveillance job into the headquarters of the FBI, his dream of becoming a full-fledged agent is on the verge of reality. He is hand picked to work for the renowned operative Robert Hanssen within "information assurance," a new division created to protect all classified FBI intelligence. Eric quickly discovers the true reason for his hire: Hanssen is the sole subject of a long-term, top-secret investigation, a suspected mole made all the more dangerous by the sheer global import of the information he is charged with protecting. The Bureau asks Eric to slowly draw the traitor out of deep cover
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( visu )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,755 libraries worldwide
Iris and Amanda are both coming out of long term relationships and looking for a change. They meet online on a home exchange website and impulsively decide to switch homes for the Christmas holidays. Unexpectedly, and quite to their surprise, not only do they find a new home but a new love
State of play ( visu )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
 
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controlled identity MCA Inc.

controlled identity Universal-International (Firm)

Universal City Studios. Universal Pictures
Universal (Firm)
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English (311)
Chinese (2)
Turkish (2)
German (1)
Russian (1)
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