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Columbia Pictures

Works: 2,331 works in 7,611 publications in 7 languages and 510,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Historical films  Biographical films  Children's films  Superhero films  Juvenile works 
Roles: pre, prn, Producer, pmn, Production personnel, Distributor, Publisher, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Columbia Pictures
Publications by Columbia Pictures
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( visu )
92 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 9,646 libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( visu )
86 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 7,362 libraries worldwide
New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet
The karate kid by John G Avildsen( visu )
80 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 5,676 libraries worldwide
Daniel, a fatherless teenager, arrives in Los Angeles from the East and faces the difficult task of making friends. He becomes the object of bullying by a gang of karate students when he strikes up a relationship with Ali, the gang leader's ex-girlfriend. Daniel asks Miyagi, a master of martial arts, to help him learn karate. Daniel then prepares himself both mentally and physically for the fight of his life
Stuart Little 2 by Rob Minkoff( visu )
42 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 4,909 libraries worldwide
Stuart Little is back for more action-packed adventure. This time around Stuart and the reluctant Snowbell embark on a dangerous mission to rescue Stuart's new friend Margalo from a villainous falcon. But the journey proves more difficult than he ever imagines, and Stuart has to decide if he's up to the task
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( visu )
48 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 4,306 libraries worldwide
When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( visu )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,798 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Charlie's angels by McG( visu )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,416 libraries worldwide
Three women, detectives with a mysterious boss, retrieve stolen voice-ID software, using martial arts, tech skills, and sex appeal
The Smurfs by Hank Azaria( visu )
35 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 3,319 libraries worldwide
When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the tiny blue Smurfs out of their village, they tumble from their magical world and into ours right in the middle of Central Park. They must find a way to get back to their village before Gargamel tracks them down
Zookeeper by Antoine Fuqua( visu )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 3,216 libraries worldwide
McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by; he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened
A river runs through it by Robert Redford( visu )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,212 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of two brothers, Norman and Paul Maclean, growing up in Montana. While Paul rebels against the stern nature of the boys' father Rev. Maclean, Norman pursues his dream of becoming a writer. However, despite the brothers' differences they are ultimately bonded by their mutual love of fly-fishing
Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( visu )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,171 libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
Erin Brockovich by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,147 libraries worldwide
Erin Brockovich is a feisty young mother who convinces attorney Ed Masry to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a momumental law case against a giant corporation. Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. The two begin an incredible and sometimes hilarious fight that will bring a small town to its feet and a huge company to its knees
The social network by David Fincher( visu )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,134 libraries worldwide
On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history, but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 3,054 libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
21 Jump Street by Jonah Hill( visu )
11 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 3,029 libraries worldwide
A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( visu )
34 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and held by 3,028 libraries worldwide
Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of a second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact
Grown ups by Adam Sandler( visu )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,959 libraries worldwide
"After moving his family back to his hometown to be with his friends and their kids, Lenny ... finds out that between old bullies, new bullies, wild bus drivers, cops on skis and 400 costumed party crashers, sometimes crazy follows you"--Container
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( visu )
22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,798 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6
Stand by me by Rob Reiner( visu )
24 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,775 libraries worldwide
This film about friendship and the indelible experiences of growing up takes place in a small Oregon town as four boys set out on a two-day search for a missing teenager's body, a search that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery
Annie by Charles Strouse( visu )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,758 libraries worldwide
Based on the Broadway musical, Annie, this is the story of a plucky orphan who is chosen to spend a week with billionaire "Daddy" Warbucks and turns his world around
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