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Capitol Films

Overview
Works: 102 works in 304 publications in 5 languages and 14,226 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Television adaptations  Romance films  Biographical films  Comedy films  Caper films  Historical films 
Roles: pre, 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 )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,135 libraries worldwide
Drama 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. DVD
Before the devil knows you're dead by Sidney Lumet( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,183 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,121 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
Sylvia by Christine Jeffs( visu )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,064 libraries worldwide
Explores the early romance and tempestuous marriage of poet Sylvia Plath and her husband Ted Hughes
Lucky number Slevin by Paul McGuigan( visu )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 829 libraries worldwide
New York City. When unlucky newcomer, Slevin, arrives in the apartment of his friend Nick Fisher for some leisure time, he is mistakenly taken as being his friend. Nick owes money to two powerful bosses of the criminal world. Slevin is pressed by The Boss to kill the gay son of The Rabbi, as payback for the death of The Boss's son. Nick's next door neighbor Lindsay, who works in the morgue, tries to help Slevin. The two fall in love with each other. Meanwhile, the cold-blood killer Mr. Goodkat is mysteriously helping both crime lords. Slevin is pressed by Detective Brikowski, who is chasing The Boss and The Rabbi. In the end, revenge is a dish best served cold
The company by Robert Altman( visu )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 828 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
Death and the maiden by Roman Polanski( visu )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and French and held by 708 libraries worldwide
"Fin du XXe siècle, dans un pays d'Amérique du Sud qui vit encore le traumatisme d'une dictature récente, le président de la jeune démocratie a décidé de mettre en place une commission d'enquête sur les crimes passés, qui devrait être présidée par un avocat célèbre : Gerardo Escobar. Le soir de cette nomination, l'avocat crève un pneu en rentrant chez lui. Un voisin, le docteur Roberto Miranda, vient à son secours et le ramène chez lui, où sa femme l'attend. Celle-ci, Paulina Escobar, torturée par la police secrète de l'ancien régime croit reconnaître dans la voix de Roberto Miranda celle d'un de ses bourreaux."--Site web Wikipedia
The edge of love ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
When legendary poet Dylan Thomas reconnects with Vera, his teenage sweetheart, a romantic rivalry begins between her and his wife Caitlin. As the women begin to bond, an unusual trio is formed. The threesome live in bliss until Vera's husband, a handsome soldier, returns from abroad and sends their unbridled lives whirling out of control
Spider by David Cronenberg( visu )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 544 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
Ask the dust by Colin Farrell( visu )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 542 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 507 libraries worldwide
This adaptation of 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 )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 503 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
The big white ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 415 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 to collect on the insurance money. Not only does he have to worry about an unrelenting investigator and two aspiring hit men are also after him, his supposedly dead brother returns
Bordertown by Gregory Nava( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 374 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
$5 a day by Nigel Cole( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 348 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
American buffalo by Michael Corrente( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
When down-and-out junk dealer Don discovers the rare, buffalo head nickel he just sold for $90 is worth ten times as much, he enlists a young protege 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
The truce by Francesco Rosi( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Actor John Turturro delivers a powerful performance as a man whose life is changed forever by World War II
The winter guest by Alan Rickman( visu )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
An inside look at the lives of eight people living in a remote and icy Scottish village. On a 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 Grenada( visu )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 240 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 179 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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