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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 283 works in 802 publications in 7 languages and 30,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Sophisticated comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Production personnel, Producer, prn, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Channel Four Films (Firm)
Publications by Channel Four Films (Firm)
Most widely held works by Channel Four Films (Firm)
The red violin by François Girard( visu )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,919 libraries worldwide
Upon unearthing a one-of-a-kind, blood red violin, appraiser Charles Morritz uncovers the spectacular journey of the long-lost masterpiece - how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it
Elizabeth The Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,612 libraries worldwide
England, 1554. Henry VIII is dead. The country is divided, Catholic against Protestant. Henry's eldest daughter Mary, a fervent Catholic, is Queen. She is childless. The Catholics' greatest fear is the succession of Mary's Protestant half-sister, Elizabeth. After Mary's death, Elizabeth ascends to the throne, thrust into an edgy world of political and religious flux she struggles to protect her power, life, and independence as the court boils with intrigue and conspiracy. Elizabeth begins her reign in a land divided by bloody turmoil, and becomes a cunning strategist, weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors, thwarting her devious rivals, and denying her own desires for the good of her country
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
49 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 libraries worldwide
A young heroin addict in Edinburgh tries to kick the habit but his junkie friends aren't making it easy for him
Four Weddings and a Funeral by Mike Newell( visu )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
A young man meets the girl of his dreams at a friend's wedding. However, she slips through his fingers when the timing seems wrong, and they meet at three more weddings and a funeral before the two finally connect
The Madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( visu )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and French and held by 1,379 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of King George III, this is the story of royal intrigue, sexual indiscretions, backstairs plotting and a battle for power between Parliament and the throne, all occurring while the King is being treated for an unknown mental illness
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,236 libraries worldwide
16th century England. Before the Golden Age, Elizabeth was a passionate and naïve girl who came to reign over a land divided by bloody turmoil. Amid palace intrigue and attempted assassinations, the young queen is forced to become a cunning strategist while weighing the counsel of her mysterious advisors. At the same time having to thwart her devious rivals and denying her own desires for the good of her country
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
An uncommon love story that takes place between a young South London Pakistani man (Gordon Warnecke), who decides to open an upscale laundromat to make his family proud, and his childhood friend, a skinhead (Daniel Day-Lewis), who volunteers to help make his dream a reality. This culture-clash comedy is also a subversive work of social realism, which dares to address racism, homophobia, and sociopolitical marginalization in Margaret Thatcher's England
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( visu )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 829 libraries worldwide
Five unmarried sisters make the most of their simple existence in rural Ireland in the 1930s
Brassed off! by Mark Herman( visu )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 674 libraries worldwide
A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( visu )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 672 libraries worldwide
After her adoptive parents die, a young Black woman seeks out her birth mother only to discover her mother is White
Endgame ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 669 libraries worldwide
Working for P.W. Botha, Dr. Neil Barnard opens talks with imprisoned Nelson Mandela. But lesser known are the secret talks that take place in a rural English manor house. Both sides may win or lose all, including their own lives. Botha learns of the British talks and, with the inevitable demise of apartheid, he intends to control the endgame by using the tactics of divide and rule. Against all the odds, a precious arena of frail trust between the two warring parties is achieved
Peter & the wolf by Suzie Templeton( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a mischievous boy and his animal friends who capture a wolf
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forster's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge undergraduates who fall in love, but must abide by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( visu )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 549 libraries worldwide
As a young girl, Nagiko became her father's canvas each year on her birthday, as he'd paint on her face and neck the creation myth in elaborate, elegant calligraphy. As a young woman, she finds pleasure in continuing the practice with a succession of lovers, particularly a bisexual translator who becomes a pawn in an escalating game of revenge on the publisher who once exploited her beloved father's work
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man?
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom( visu )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat band of TV journalists, lead by hotshot Jimmy Flynn, report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald( visu )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door
 
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