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Capitol Films

Overview
Works: 96 works in 229 publications in 3 languages and 13,841 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical drama  Fiction  History  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Capitol Films
Publications by Capitol Films
Most widely held works by Capitol Films
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( visu )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,067 libraries worldwide
Set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
Before the devil knows you're dead by Sidney Lumet( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,244 libraries worldwide
A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed
Dancing at Lughnasa by Pat O'Connor( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 1,093 libraries worldwide
Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts
Sylvia by Christine Jeffs( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Sylvia Plath developed a talent as a writer and published her first poem when she was eight years old. That same year, Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship. In 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at Cambridge. There, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author. The two fell in love, and married in 1958. However, marriage, family, and a growing reputation as an important poet failed to bring Plath happiness
The company by Robert Altman( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 818 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success
Lucky number Slevin ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
A case of mistaken identity lands down-on-his-luck Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin begins to be under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat. He finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get to them before they get him
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 699 libraries worldwide
Dans une maison isolée sur une côte de l'Amérique latine, un soir d'orage, Paulina attend le retour de son mari, l'avocat Gerardo Escobar. Il arrive enfin, reconduit par un étranger, le docteur Miranda. Paulina croit reconnaître en ce dernier l'un des bourreaux qui l'avaient torturée il y a quinze ans, sous l'ancienne dictature. Armée et déterminée, elle séquestre le médecin et force son mari à lui soutirer des aveux
The edge of love ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
When legendary poet Dylan Thomas reconnects with Vera, his teenage sweetheart, a romantic rival begins between her and his wife Caitlin. As the woman begin to bond an unusual trio is formed. The threesome live in bliss until Vera's husband, a handsome soldier, returns from fighting in the war and jealousy erupts, threatening the trio's fragile happiness
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 520 libraries worldwide
A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California
A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 519 libraries worldwide
This adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, sets the play in a contemporary landscape and introduces the character of the Boy, through whose dream we view the play
The mistress of spices by Paul Mayeda Berges( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
Tilo is an immigrant from India, and a shopkeeper, who is also the "Mistress of Spices." The spices which she gives to her customers help them to satisfy their needs and desires. Her life changes when she falls in love with Doug, an American man
Spider by David Cronenberg( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 505 libraries worldwide
Upon his release from a mental institution, Spider takes up residence in a halfway house. Paranoid, quiet, and forever making notes, Spider spends much of his time remembering his youth, specifically a horrific event from his childhood that occurred after he came to believe that his father was having an affair
Bordertown ( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
When a young girl is raped and left for dead in Mexico, she enlists the help of an ambitious reporter and a local newspaper owner for help. Soon their own lives are in danger as they try to uncover the terrors on the border. Inspired by true events
The big white ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
A quirky, black comedy about Paul Barnell, a nearly bankrupt Alaskan travel agent whose wife, Margaret, is on the brink of insanity. When he finds a frozen body in the dumpster behind his office, Paul thinks this is answer to his financial problems. He tries to pass the body off as his long-lost brother Raymond to collect on the insurance money. Unfortunately, investigator Ted Watters isn't about to let Barnell walk away with a million bucks. Adding to Paul's avalanche of problems are two aspiring hit-men-turned-kidnappers and the stunning return of the supposedly dead Raymond, who now has an ax to grind with his brother
American buffalo by Michael Corrente( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
"For down-and-out junk dealer Don, life goes form unlucky to unvbearable when he discovers that the rare buffalo head nickel he just sold for $90 is worth ten times as much! Refusing to let himself be out-swindled, Don enlists the help of a young protégé in a scheme to steal the coin back. But their plans are suddenly altered by the intrusion of Teach, a disturbingly aggressive would-be thief who badgers Don into cutting him in on the heist-- a decision that carries explosive consequences for everyone involved."--Container
$5 a day ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
After being released from jail for a crime his dad committed, Ritchie Flynn Parker, the son of a thrifty conman, begrudgingly joins his father on the road, after years of separation. Ritchie Flynn is a reformed conman who doesn't want anything to do with his father. He also feels he is being conned into joining his father on the road, but soon learns the real reason for this, and the lessons he learns will change his life. Conman Nat Parker wants to drive across the country for an experimental medicine that might save his life. On the way, with very little money, Nat pulls off a series of small-time hustles in order to get to their destination, sustaining themselves on only five dollars a day
The truce ( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Primo Levi embarks on a thousand-mile journey back home to Italy after WW II ends. Along the way, he faces great odds but rediscovers the simply joys of life that the war threatened to destroy forever
The winter guest by Alan Rickman( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
One cold winter day, an elderly woman arrives uninvited and unexpectedly at the home of her daughter, Frances, who is still grieving over her young husband's recent death. Together, they embark on an emotional journey neither of them are ready for but both know must be taken
Pierrepoint the last hangman by Granada Media (Firm)( visu )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Albert Pierrepoint joins the family business and becomes the most feared and respected executioner in Britain. Living a split life as a master hangman, loyal husband and grocery delivery man, Albert became the most feared executioner in Britain, famed for his craftsmanship in hanging over 450 people. Once praised and demonized for his role in the Nazi war trials, he must ultimately face a fate he couldn't have imagined
Total eclipse by Agnieszka Holland( visu )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
In September 1871, Paul Verlaine, a poet, young but already established in Paris, received a letter from the provinces containing eight extraordinary poems by one Arthur Rimbaud. He wrote back at once, saying: "My dear great soul, come to us, you are summoned, you are expected." What follows is their story directly taken from their letters and poetry. While Verlaine was a great poet, Rimbaud was a genius, a revolutionary. His poems from age sixteen to the age of nineteen forever changed the face of modern poetry. Together, these two men feed each other's insatiable hunger for life and love, trying desperately to straddle the lines between knowledge and self-destruction, creativity and delusion
 
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