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Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)

Overview
Works: 544 works in 1,543 publications in 5 languages and 209,959 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Military history  Biography  Motion pictures  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Publications by Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Most widely held works by Sony Pictures Classics (Firm)
Crouching tiger, hidden dragon by Ang Lee( visu )
21 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 2,943 libraries worldwide
Shot over the rich and vibrant landscapes of Mainland China, this award-winning film tracks the lives of three proud fighters each trying to deal with their true inner emotions: the brave warrior who is unable to declare his true love; the woman fighter whose calm demeanor belies the inner turmoil of her yearning; and the young female aristocrat set to put into a loveless marriage, but secretly needing to rebel. The choices that each of them makes lead to a violent showdown in which each are forever changed by the surprising outcome. Traditionally, martial arts films are male-dominated, with female roles being mostly supporting. This film however, turns the table around with the central character being Zhang Ziyi
Inside job by Charles H Ferguson( visu )
14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,688 libraries worldwide
Provided is an analysis of the global financial crisis of 2008, which at a cost over $20 trillion, caused millions of people to lose their jobs and homes in the worst recession since the Great Depression, and nearly resulted in a global financial collapse. Through exhaustive research, and extensive interviews with key financial insiders, politicians, journalists, and academics, traces the rise of a rogue industry which has corrupted politics, regulation, and academia
Capote by Bennett Miller( visu )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,481 libraries worldwide
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood". He arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen( visu )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,404 libraries worldwide
This is a romantic comedy set in Paris about a family that goes there because of business, and two young people who are engaged to be married in the fall, have experiences there that change their lives. It's about a young man's great love for a city, Paris, and the illusion people have that a life different from their own would be much better
Who killed the electric car? by Chris Paine( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,225 libraries worldwide
Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States
Winged migration by Jacques Perrin( visu )
11 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 2,168 libraries worldwide
Follows bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to the other, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( visu )
7 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 2,165 libraries worldwide
The story of about a young girl in Iran during the Islamic revolution, when people's hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power. -- provided by author
Lola rennt Run Lola run by Tom Tykwer( visu )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in German and English and held by 1,968 libraries worldwide
A thrilling post-MTV, roller-coaster ride about two star-crossed lovers who have only minutes to change the course of their lives. Time is running out: Lola has just received a frantic call from her boyfriend Manni, who's accidentally lost a small fortune he was to deliver to his mobster boss. If they cannot find a way to replace the money within twenty minutes, Manni will surely suffer severe consequences
Blue Jasmine by Woody Allen( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,930 libraries worldwide
After everything in her life falls to pieces, including her marriage to wealthy businessman Hal, elegant New York socialite Jasmine moves into her sister Ginger's humble apartment in San Francisco to try to pull herself back together again
Das Leben der Anderen The lives of others by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( visu )
5 editions published in 2007 in German and English and held by 1,898 libraries worldwide
East Berlin, 1984. Capt. Gerd Wiesler, Stasi officer and surveillance specialist has a simple assignment: keep an eye on Georg Dreyman, a respected playwright, and his actress girlfriend, Christa-Maria Sieland. Though Dreyman is known to associate with blacklisted director Albert Jerska, a known dissident, Dreyman's record is spotless. Wiesler discovers that Minister Hempf has an ulterior motive in spying on this seemingly upright citizen. During the investigation, Wiesler unexpectedly finds himself in sympathy with the people - or at least to this one particular person
Volver by Pedro Almodóvar( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 1,887 libraries worldwide
The central focus in Volver is a family of women: mother and grandmother Irene, her daughters Raimunda and Sole, and Raimunda's 14-year-old daughter Paula. Irene is dead: She died with the girls' father in a fire many years ago in their birth village in La Mancha. Raimunda lives in Madrid with Paula and her shiftless husband, who is malevolent, irrelevant, or absent. Separated Sole runs an unlicensed beauty parlor in her apartment. Their old aunt, Paula, still lives in the village and speaks about her sister Irene as if she were still alive. When the aunt dies, some things change, many things return, and Raimunda's troubles become extremely complicated. She bustles through them with passionate determination, a hard-working woman pulled in fifty directions, making a life for her family, reveling in every emotion but self-pity
The fog of war eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara by Errol Morris( visu )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
The story of American politics and military policies as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara is a controversial and influential political figure. He offers a candid journey through some of the most seminal events in contemporary American history. He offers insights into the 1945 fire bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War
Rachel getting married by Guthrie CSD( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
Kym is a former model. Kym is in rehab. Kym's family is well heeled but extremely dysfunctional. Kym is responsible for a horrible tragedy that no one will talk about. Her sister, Rachel, is about to be married, and Kym is granted a leave to attend. Kym wants desperately to fit in, to be a normal person, but she doesn't know how. In her slouchy dark clothes, with a choppy, angular haircut, she seems programmed to shut everyone out. Kym, as a participating member of the wedding, finally comes to understand that giving up a certain amount of control in the interest of a mutual good is a fair definition of the state of marriage, and sometimes, you have to take the risk and see what happens, for better or for worse
An education by Lone Scherfig( visu )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
A coming-of-age story about a teenage girl in 1960s suburban London, and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age
William Shakespeare's The merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,700 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
Why we fight by Frank Capra( visu )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,678 libraries worldwide
Explores a half-century of U.S. foreign policy from World War II to the Iraq War, revealing how, as Dwight Eisenhower had warned in his 1961 Farewell Address, political and corporate interests have become alarmingly entangled in the business of war. On a deeper level, what emerges is a portrait of a nation in transition--drifting dangerously far from her founding principles toward a more imperial and uncertain future
The Jane Austen Book Club by Kathy Baker( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,626 libraries worldwide
A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfolds over the months
Searching for Sugar Man by Malik Bendjelloul( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
In the early 1970s, Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career. Unknown to him, his musical story continued in South Africa where he became a pop music icon. Long rumored there to be dead, a few fans in the 90s decided to seek out the truth of his fate. What follows is a heartening story in which they found far more in their quest than they ever hoped, while a Detroit construction laborer discovered that his lost artistic dreams came true after all
Frozen river by Courtney Hunt( visu )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,547 libraries worldwide
Takes place in the days before Christmas near a little-known border crossing on the Mohawk reservation between New York State and Quebec. Ray, a white woman, and Lila, a Mohawk, both single mothers facing desperate circumstances, are drawn by the lure of fast money into the world of border smuggling across the frozen water of the St. Lawrence River
Shi mian mai fu House of Flying Daggers by Yimou Zhang( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Chinese and held by 1,544 libraries worldwide
"China 859 A.D. The once-mighty Tang dynasty is in decline. The emperor is weak and incompetent. His corrupt government no longer controls the land. Unrest sweeps the country. Village by village, an underground alliance forms: The House of Flying Daggers. Based near the imperial capital the House of Flying Daggers moves in the shadows. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, they earn the support of the people. At the same time, they are feared and hated, by their bitter rivals, the local deputies." - title screens. Local captains Leo and Jin set out to investigate a blind young dancer named Mei, who is believed to have ties to the Flying Daggers. Leo arrests Mei, only to have Jin break her out in a plot to gain her trust and lead the police to the new leader of the secret organization. Things are, however, far more complicated than they seem
 
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Alternative Names
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Sony Pictures Classics
Languages
English (136)
Chinese (20)
German (19)
French (5)
Spanish (3)
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