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Faris, Valerie

Overview
Works: 58 works in 292 publications in 10 languages and 6,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Road films  Sports films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Documentary films  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Rock films 
Roles: Director, fmd, Restager , Performer, Film editor, fmk
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Valerie Faris
 
Most widely held works by Valerie Faris
Little Miss Sunshine by Michael D Arndt( Visual )

127 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Battle of the sexes by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )

31 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles
Ruby Sparks by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin (Dano) creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby (Kazan) who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life--it also brings Ruby to life--literally! Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once-virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself"--Container
The decline of western civilization collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penelope Spheeris' Decline of Western Civilization was perceived as shocking and outrageous at the time of its original release in 1981. Parts II and III were no less extraordinary and unprecedented. Today, museums and educational institutions around the world present them as historically significant works of art. Featuring some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups-- Germs, Black Flag, X, Fear, Circle Jerks, Alice Cooper, Lemmy, Poison and members of Aerosmith and KISS-- these riveting, unflinching, hard-core films adeptly captured the spirit of a major cultural phenomenon. Part I documents punk rock musicians' deliberate reaction to the mass commercialism of music. Part II takes a fast-paced look at the Heavy Metal scene of the late 80's. Part III profiles hard-core gutterpunks living homeless in Los Angeles and their music
The Decline of Western Civilization Collection( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a fast-paced look at the Heavy Metal scene of the late 80's
When the light is mine : the best of the I.R.S. years 1982-1987 by R.E.M. (Musical group)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles R.E.M.'s years with I.R.S. Records with some of the band's early videos
Design of a decade 1986/1996 by Janet Jackson( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music videos, plus a documentary that features an interview and behind the scenes footage
Little Miss Sunshine ; Sideways( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Sunshine: A family road trip to a pageant to support little would-be beauty queen Olive results in comic mayhem, death, and a family full of losers living in a world obsessed with winning
The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes footage of people performing dangerous and sometimes disgusting stunts
Juno ; Little Miss Sunshine( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Sunshine: When young Olive is invited to compete in the "Little Miss Sunshine" pageant in California, the whole family piles into their ailing VW bus to rally behind her
Xiao tai yang de yuan wang = Little miss sunshine by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Chinese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hu fo yi jia ren dou shi guai ka, cheng tian chao de ji quan bu ning, ba ba sui shi sui di jiao dao bie ren"ru he cheng gong"zi ji que zong shi yi shi wu cheng, ye ye mei shi jia huan xi shi hai luo yin he kan huang se za zhi, man kou bu ru liu de hua, jiu jiu shi ge tong xing lian de wen xue jiao shou, bu xing bei heng dao duo ai, you bei xue xiao jie zhi, zui hou ju ran zi sha wei sui, qing chun qi de ge ge yan wu jia li de yi qie, huan fa shi zai kao shang kong jun xue xiao qian jue bu kai kou shuo hua, nian jin qi sui de xiao nu er ao li wei ze mei tian huan xiang can jia xuan mei bi sai, zai jia zhong fu ze xie diao zhe yi gan ren de ma ma sui ran bi jiao zheng chang que zai bin lin beng kui de jie duan, mou tian ao li wei shou dao meng mei yi qiu de nian du"yang guang xiao mei nu "xuan ba tong zhi, wei le yi yuan xiao nu er de meng xiang, yi jia jue ding kai zhu po jiu xiao che dao jia zhou can sai, yi lu shang zhuang kuang bai chu, chong tu yu zheng zhi que ye ling yi jia ren de guan xi geng jin mi
Ruby Sparks (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Struggling with writer's block and a lackluster love life, once-famous novelist Calvin creates a beautiful fictitious character named Ruby who inspires him. But not only does this bring his work to life, it also brings Ruby to life, literally. Face-to-face with an actual relationship with his once virtual girlfriend, Calvin must now decide whether to pen this love story or let it write itself
Elle s'appelle Ruby( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Calvin est un romancier à succès, qui peine à trouver un second souffle. Encouragé par son psychiatre à écrire sur la fille de ses rêves, Calvin voit son univers bouleversé par l'apparition réelle de Ruby dans sa vie, amoureuse de lui et exactement comme il l'a écrite et imaginée."
Little Miss Sunshine (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olive is a little girl who dreams of winning the Little Miss Sunshine contest. Her family wants her dream to come true, but they are so dysfunctional that they can barely make it through a day without some disaster befalling them. Olive's father, Richard, is unsuccessful as a motivational speaker. He is barely on speaking terms with Olive's mother. Her uncle Frank has attempted suicide following an unsuccessful romance with a male graduate student. Her brother Dwayne, a fanatical follower of Nietzsche, has taken a vow of silence. And Olive's grandfather is a loser with a drug habit, but at least he enthusiastically coaches Olive in her contest talent routine. Circumstances conspire to put the entire family on the road together with the goal of getting Olive to the Little Miss Sunshine contest in California
Battle of the sexes : gegen jede Regel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Als sich die Tennis-Spielerin Billie Jean King Anfang der 1970er-Jahre nicht mit den im Vergleich mit männlichen Kollegen kläglichen Preisgeldern abfinden will und mit der WTA eine eigene Tennisorganisation ins Leben ruft, wird sie mit Spott und Hohn überschüttet. Der exzentrische Wimbledon-Sieger Bobby Riggs fordert sie zu einem clownesken Duell der Geschlechter auf, bei dem er im Herbst 1973 den Kürzeren zieht. Der eher versöhnliche Unterhaltungsfilm rekapituliert eine chauvinistische Zeit und das mit ihr verbundene sexistische Machtgefälle. Am Beispiel Kings verdeutlicht er auch die gesellschaftlichen Zwänge, da die Sportlerin ihre Liebe zu einer Frau geheim halten muss, um sich nicht endgültig ins Abseits zu katapultieren." [filmdienst.de]
Battle of the sexes : gegen jede Regel : nach einer wahren Geschichte( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La batalla de los sexos = (Batle of the Sexes)( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular y electrizante historia real del partido de tenis que tuvo lugar en 1973 entre la número uno mundial del tenis femenino Billie Jean King y el veterano campeón masculino Bobby Riggs
Straight up by Paula Abdul( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een portret van Paula Abdul met interviews en vier clips: Knocked out ; The way that you love me ; Straight up ; Forever your girl ; Cold hearted
Pequeña Miss Sunshine( )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Multiple languages and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una familia poco convencioanl emprende un largo viaje en coche para que la hija pequeña pueda
Mermaids ; Little Miss Sunshine ; The family Stone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Faris, Valerie Jean 1958-

Valerie Faris American film director and producer

Valerie Faris Amerikaans filmregisseuse

Valerie Faris réalisatrice et productrice américaine

Valerie Faris regista e produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Фарис, Валери

ואלרי פאריס

فاليري فيرس

페리스, 발레리 1958-

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