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HBO Films

Overview
Works: 236 works in 651 publications in 5 languages and 70,404 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Biographical films  Biographical television programs  History  Historical films  Historical television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about HBO Films
Publications by HBO Films
Most widely held works about HBO Films
 
Most widely held works by HBO Films
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,596 libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history
Temple Grandin by Temple Grandin( visu )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,248 libraries worldwide
An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories as a leader in the field of animal husbandry and the humane handling of cattle
Iron Jawed Angels ( visu )
7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,125 libraries worldwide
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
Maria Full of Grace by Joshua Marston( visu )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,016 libraries worldwide
Maria Alverez, a bright, spirited 17 year old, lives with three generations of her family in a cramped house in rural Colombia. Desperate to leave her job stripping thorns from flowers in a rose plantation, Maria accepts a lucrative offer to transport packets of heroin, which she must swallow, to the United States. The ruthless world of international drug trafficking proves to be more than Maria bargained for. She becomes ultimately entangled with both drug cartels and immigration officials
Angels in America by Mike Nichols( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 1,964 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
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee by Yves Simoneau( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890
Kit Kittredge : an American girl by Valerie Tripp( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,858 libraries worldwide
The Depression hits home for nine year old Kit Kittredge when her dad loses his business and leaves to find work. To keep their home, Kit and her mother take in boarders. When a lockbox with all their money is stolen, Kit's new hobo friend Will is the prime suspect. Kit refuses to believe Will would steal, and her efforts to uncover the truth get her and her pals in trouble
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( visu )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
The summer after Ana's high school graduation is a turning point in her life. She has to decide whether to go to college and experience life, or stay home, get married and work at her sister's struggling garment factory
Wit by Margaret Edson( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,726 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
American Splendor by Robert Pulcini( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,492 libraries worldwide
Pekar is a frustrated file clerk working at the local V.A. hospital, also a comic book fan who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life
Good hair by Jeff Stilson( visu )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 1,429 libraries worldwide
Comedian Chris Rock tackles the very personal issue of hair, and how attaining good hair can impact African Americans' activities, relationships, wallets, and a self-esteem. Engages in frank, funny conversations with haircare professionals, beautyshop and barbershop patrons, as well as featuring interviews with Dr. Maya Angelou, Nia Long, Ice-T, Raven Symone, and more
Taking Chance ( visu )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,344 libraries worldwide
The remarkable true story of one soldier's death in battle, another soldier's journey of discovery and a nation's reverence and gratitude toward its war dead. After hearing of the heroic death of a young Marine in Iraq, veteran officer Lt. Colonel Michael Strobl volunteers to escort the remains of Lance Corporal Chance Phelps back to his hometown in Wyoming. As Strobl crosses America's heartland, he will find himself on an unexpectedly emotional journey into the soul of a country mourning not only Chance, but all of our country's fallen heroes
As you like it by William Shakespeare( visu )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,320 libraries worldwide
Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
Grey Gardens ( visu )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,296 libraries worldwide
Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home. At that point, Jackie swooped in to save her relatives
Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time
Something the Lord made by Alan Rickman( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
Tells the emotional true story of two men who defied the rules of their time to launch a medical revolution, set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow south. Working in 1940s Baltimore on an unprecedented technique for performing heart surgery on "blue babies", Dr. Alfred Blalock and lab technician Vivien Thomas form an impressive team. As Blalock and Thomas invent a new field of medicine, saving thousands of lives in the process, social pressures threaten to undermine their collaboration and tear them apart
The Laramie project by HBO Home Video( visu )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
The normal heart ( visu )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,127 libraries worldwide
This drama tells the dramatic, poignant and often-exasperating story of the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial
Sugar by Jacques Torres( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,086 libraries worldwide
Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it
Too big to fail by Curtis Hanson( visu )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,078 libraries worldwide
Offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington
 
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