Most widely held works about Meryl Streep
Most widely held works by Meryl Streep
The hours ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,151 libraries worldwide
In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.
Julie & Julia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,089 libraries worldwide
Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads.
Doubt ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,029 libraries worldwide
1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. Father Flynn is a charismatic priest who is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The Sister is the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. With the winds of political change, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expel Flynn from the school. Now, without any proof, besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn. This threatens to tear apart the community with its irrevocable consequence.
Kramer vs. Kramer ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,901 libraries worldwide
When his wife walks out, Ted Kramer and his six-year-old son have a chance to really get to know each other. Then Ted's wife returns and she wants her son back.
Mamma mia ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,860 libraries worldwide
20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father.
Sophie's choice ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,812 libraries worldwide
A drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn revolves around Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, her lover, Nathan, and Stingo, a would-be writer. As the three grow closer, Stingo discovers the captivating and moving truths that each harbors.
The bridges of Madison County ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after meeting, they won't want to lose the love they've found.
Angels in America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
The deer hunter ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,758 libraries worldwide
Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Shows what happens to friendship and courage under stress.
The devil wears Prada ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,696 libraries worldwide
Miranda, editor of "Runway" magazine, is a terror to everyone around her. Her first assistant strives to please her, but can't quite pull it off. Enter Andy, a young woman who knows nothing of the fashion industry and has never read the magazine. Nonetheless, Miranda, hires her as second assistant. When Miranda demands that she obtain the next unpublished Harry Potter manuscript, it forces Andy to dig it up in order to please her boss. With the help of one of the magazine's fashion editors, she gets a complete makeover and new security, and as she is whisked away to Paris with Miranda, Andy faces all of the glamor that could be hers and is forced to make the decision of where she wants to be in her life.
A prairie home companion ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
As if the result of some strange mass-media fluke, the popular radio program "A Prairie Home Companion" somehow managed to survive the television age to entertain its audience every Saturday night from the stage of the historic Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul, Minn. Week after week, hangdog host G.K. serves as unflappable emcee to an amiable hodgepodge of radio-friendly acts that include the likes of popular country duo Yolanda and Rhonda Johnson and singing cowboys the Old Trailhands. This is one show where the under-the-line antics are nearly as entertaining as the program itself. The efforts of down-on-his-luck private dick and backstage doorkeeper Guy Noir discovers the true identity of a mysterious blonde and helps aspiring teen singer Lola to find her true voice before a live audience. There is still plenty of fun and mystery to be had at the old Fitzgerald before the final curtain falls.
Adaptation ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,642 libraries worldwide
Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.
It's complicated ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,613 libraries worldwide
A hilarious look at marriage, divorce, and everything in between. With a thriving Santa Barbara bakery, a new romance heating up, and her divorce finally behind her, Jane Adler has her life all figured out, until she finds herself trapped between the perfect new beau and her philandering ex-husband who's determined to win her back. When opposites attract all over again, will love be sweeter the second time around? It's ... complicated!
Out of Africa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who runs a coffee plantation in Kenya (British East Africa)in 1914. An epic romance of love and loss.
The Manchurian candidate ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out.
The ant bully ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 1,499 libraries worldwide
After young Lucas shoots some ants with his water pistol they retaliate with a secret potion that shrinks him to their size.
Out of Africa ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and the mysterious white hunter.
Rachel Carson's Silent spring ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
Music of the heart ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,147 libraries worldwide
A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood.
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams Bianco ( Recording )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
By the time the velveteen rabbit is dirty, worn out, and about to be burned, he has almost given up hope of ever finding the magic called Real.
Administrative assistants Animated films Biographical films Biography California--Los Angeles Child, Julia Children's films Comedy films Comedy films Cooking, French Cooking--Study and teaching Dinesen, Isak,--1885-1962 Divorced women Drama Families Fantasy films Fashion editors Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Greece Greece--Drama Historical films History Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Juvenile works Kenya Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Mothers and daughters Musical films New York (State)--New York Periodical editors Powell, Julie Romantic comedy films Television mini-series Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam War (1961-1975) War films Weddings Women Woolf, Virginia,--1882-1941
Streep, Mary Louise.
Streep, Mary Louise 1949-....
Streep, Meryl Louise, 1949-
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