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Avenue Pictures

Overview
Works: 47 works in 175 publications in 2 languages and 13,051 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television programs  Television adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Television series 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 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 2004 in English and French and held by 1,937 libraries worldwide
God has abandoned Heaven. It's 1985: the Reagans are in the White House and Death swings the scythe of AIDS. In Manhattan, Prior Walton tells Lou, his lover of four years, he's ill; Lou bolts. As disease and loneliness ravage Prior, guilt invades Lou. Joe Pitt, an attorney who is Mormon and Republican, is pushed by right-wing fixer Roy Cohn toward a job at the Justice Department. Both Pitt and Cohn are in the closet: Pitt out of shame and religious turmoil, Cohn to preserve his power and access. Pitt's wife Harper is strung out on Valium, aching to escape a sexless marriage. An angel invites Prior to be a prophet in death. Pitt's mother and Belize, a close friend, help Prior choose
Wit by Mike Nichols( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,719 libraries worldwide
An English professor, who alienates her students, has always had control over her life. That is until she is diagnosed with a devastating 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 Michael Radford( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,617 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 )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,475 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 )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,236 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 )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 740 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 688 libraries worldwide
When the legal owner of a plot of land in Ireland has plans to sell it to a developer, the local renter and the villagers team with an American to prevent it
Normal by Jane Anderson( visu )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 565 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 )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 485 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 )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 427 libraries worldwide
Robert Merivel abandons his medical studies to revel in gluttony, indolence, & buffoonery at the court of King Charles II. He becomes King Charles' medic to the royal dogs, and is delegated to marry the royal mistress. When he falls in love with her, however, he is banished from court, leading to work in a Quaker Bedlam
Mind hunters ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst
American heart by Martin Bell( visu )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 230 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 )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
An ex-boxer seems the perfect pawn to pull off a kidnapping planned by a sexy widow and a cop-turned-con man. When he realizes he's been manipulated, he turns the tables with a game of deceit and raw desire that can only end in death
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( visu )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 180 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
Pascali's island ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 169 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
Distant voices, still lives by Terence Davies( visu )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
"Winner of the International Critic's Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 1988, this film is a detailed portrait of a traditional working class family in postwar Liverpool."--Container
Finding Graceland ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 111 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
Tapeheads by Bill Fishman( visu )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 107 libraries worldwide
After being fired from their jobs as security guards, lifelong friends Ivan (John Cusack) and Josh (Tim RObbins) from 'Video Aces' to break into the world of music videos. But when they try to resuscitate the career of legendary soul duo The Swanky Modes (Junior Walker and Sam Moore), they find themselves careening through an outrageous underworld of chicken & waffles. Scandinavian synth bands, Menudo concerts and a presidential candidate with a fairy princess fetish
Lullaby ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 93 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
The Year my voice broke ( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
A boy and girl are allies and confidants until adolescence changes them forever
 
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