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Channel Four Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 273 works in 680 publications in 7 languages and 28,783 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Silent films  Animated films  Musical films  Short films  History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Producer, 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)
Elizabeth by Shekhar Kapur( visu )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,800 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
The red violin by François Girard( visu )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,770 libraries worldwide
An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched
Trainspotting by Danny Boyle( visu )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,548 libraries worldwide
Four friends try to make it in the world on their own terms
The madness of King George by Nicholas Hytner( visu )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 1,450 libraries worldwide
1788. King George III is almost 30 years into his reign and is once again preparing for the opening of parliament. Queen Charlotte skilfully divides her role as both devoted wife and mother to their 15 children. Yet despite this apparent veneer of respectability, something is going sadly awry within the walls of Windsor Castle. The King's behaviour is becoming increasingly irrational, he is babbling ceaselessly, spewing obscenities and attacking the Queen's mistress of Robes, Lady Pembroke. Has the King of England gone ... mad?
Four weddings and a funeral by Richard Curtis( visu )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,434 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
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Set in the summer of 1936, as Europe drifts into war and Ireland slips into the 20th century, this is a story about five unmarried sisters, a brother and Michael, the love child of one of the younger sisters. The story is told through Michael's eyes. He feels the joy and security of his close-knit clan, but its secrets and sorrows begin to break through which tears his world apart
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 747 libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
Secrets & lies by Mike Leigh( visu )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
After her adoptive parents die, a young black woman seeks out her natural birth mother only to discover her mother is white. Equally shocked to learn her daughter she gave up for adoption is black, Cynthia insists it's a mistake. But she soon realizes it's true and when she springs her newfound daughter on the rest of the family, the resulting chaos leads to a series of secrets and lies being revealed at last
Brassed off! by Mark Herman( visu )
26 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 693 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
Endgame ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 659 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
The crying game by Neil Jordan( visu )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and German and held by 607 libraries worldwide
An unlikely kind of friendship grows between Fergus, an IRA volunteer and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into a trap by Jude, another IRA member. When the kidnapping goes badly wrong, Fergus escapes to London where he seeks out Dil, Jody's lover, whom he soon starts seeing. While Dil knows nothing of Fergus' IRA background, it seems there are things about her that he does not know either
Peter & the wolf ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
An updated version of Prokofiev's classic tale of a mischievous boy and his animal friends who capture a wolf
The imposter ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
In 1994, a thirteen-year-old boy disappeared without a trace from San Antonio, Texas. Three-and-a-half years later, he is found alive and well thousands of miles away in Europe. He tells a story of kidnap and torture when he returns. While his family is excited to bring him home, all is not quite as it seems. Is the boy really who he claims to be, or is he an imposter giving the family false hope for their child's return?
Maurice by James Ivory( visu )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 564 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
An angel at my table a trilogy by Jane Campion( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 554 libraries worldwide
The true-life story of Janet Frame, New Zealand's most distinguished author. The film follows Frame along her inspiring journey, from a poverty-stricken childhood to a misdiagnosis of schizophrenia and electroshock therapy to, finally, literary fame
Welcome to Sarajevo by Michael Winterbottom( visu )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 523 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
The pillow book by Peter Greenaway( visu )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in Japanese and English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
Inspired by the writings of Sei Shonagon, a female courtier who lived during the Heian Dynasty in 10th century Japan, which were the catalyst for a modern-day Japanese woman's life experiences
Beautiful thing by Hettie MacDonald( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 478 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
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
A woman who was taken prisoner and tortured 15 years ago may have found the man responsible
 
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