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Avenue Pictures

Overview
Works: 53 works in 232 publications in 2 languages and 13,917 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Television programs  Crime films  Made-for-TV movies  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PR2825.A23, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Avenue Pictures
Publications by Avenue Pictures
Most widely held works by Avenue Pictures
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,951 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
Wit by Mike Nichols( visu )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,742 libraries worldwide
An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devasting 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
William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
"Antonio, a successful but cash-poor merchant, approaches Shylock, a wealthy moneylender, for a loan to help his young friend Bassanio woo the fair Portia. Despite being longtime enemies, Shylock grants the request, but demands one pound of Antonio's flesh if the debt is not repaid on time. When Antonio defaults on the loan, Shylock seeks what is legally owed him but soon learns that those to whom evil is done, do evil in return"--Container
The player by Robert Altman( visu )
33 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,700 libraries worldwide
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Short cuts by Robert Altman( visu )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,317 libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( visu )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband has to accept the fact that he must give up drugs to survive
The field by Jim Sheridan( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
The field is a plot of land in rural Ireland, rented and tended by an old man. When the owner sells the land to an American developer, the old man decides to fight the change, regardless of the cost
Normal by Jane Anderson( visu )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Roy and Irma are a devoted couple living a normal life in rural Illinois. At a party celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy inexplicably blacks out. As he awakens, it is with the realization that his life must change forever. Roy confesses to Irma that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and that he wants a sex change. A surprise to his wife, turns out to be a shock to the church-going community. Now Roy must face his friends, co-workers and his own children as he confronts his own transformation
Path to war by Daniel Giat( visu )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 488 libraries worldwide
Beginning after his election to the Presidency, Lyndon Johnson's dreams for "The Great Society" and his vision for civil rights in America were overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Johnson watches the nation react to the deaths of young Americans overseas
Restoration by Michael Hoffman( visu )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman
Mind hunters by Renny Harlin( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
Violence/strong graphic images, language and sexual content
Lullaby ( visu )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
Jonathan, the black sheep of a well-to-do family, is finally coming home. His cancer-stricken father, Robert, has announced he's ending his life in less than 48 hours. At first confused, angry and remote, Jonathan eventually sees the barriers he has set up to cope with the imagined disappointment from his estranged family, including his fragile mother, and seemingly successful sister. A chance encounter with his old girlfriend, now engaged to another man, leads him to further contemplate the choices he's made. As he sorts through his conflicted feelings and opens up to his father, he exposes the great love that has been hidden by regret and expectations. Despite his sorrow, Jonathan finds new strength and purpose in becoming the man his father knew he could be
Finding Graceland ( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
A drifter who believes he is the real Elvis on his way home to Graceland takes everyone else along on a surreal ride
American heart by Martin Bell( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
Jack Kelson has only 3 goals when he gets out of prison get a room, get a job, and get to Alaska where the air is clean and a man can start fresh again. But he never stopped to consider that his 14 year old son has a dream too-- a dream of being with the only family he knows, his dad
After dark, my sweet ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Three unsavory characters plot to a kidnap a boy from his wealthy Palm Springs family, but their scheme ends in violence when the kidnaping goes wrong
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( visu )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Set in West Africa in 1923, a British officer in a colonial outpost is obsessed with building a road. His irrepresible & irresponsible clerk, Mister Johnson, aids & abetts him. Mister Johnson identifies with the British colonialists rather than with his own people. He also lives beyond his means. This ultimately leads to his tragic end
Sex and death 101 by Daniel Waters( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A successful businessman finds his life turned upside down when he receives a premonition in an email listing not only every woman he's ever slept with, but who he will sleep with in the future, including a vindictive femme fatale
Pascali's island by James Dearden( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
In 1908 on an obscure island in the Aegean Sea, Pascali is a spy for the decaying Turkish Empire. The story hinges on the arrival of a British archaeologist and his affair with an expatriate; it is a tale of greed, lust, and intrigue
Tapeheads by Bill Fishman( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
After being fired from their jobs as security guards, Josh and Ivan form Video Aces, a music video production company. Using Josh's talent and Ivan's business savvy, they attempt to hit it big in the business. They cross paths with theirs are Norman Mart, an extremely right-wing presidential candidate, Samantha Gregory, a scheming music reporter, and their childhood idols, The Swanky Modes
 
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