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Weir, Peter 1944-

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Most widely held works by Peter Weir
Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir( Visual )

118 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever
Master and commander the far side of the world by Peter Weir( Visual )

75 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 3,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
The Truman show by Peter Weir( Visual )

141 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman's life is a fake. He lives in a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere. His friends and people around him are actors who play their roles in the most popular television series in the world: The Truman Show. He thinks he is an ordinary man and has no idea about how he is being exploited. What will he do when he finds out?
Witness by Peter Weir( Visual )

100 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their saviour turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community
Gallipoli by Peter Weir( Visual )

123 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling story of friendship and adventure between two Australian soldiers in 1915. They cross continents and oceans, climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' extraordinary destiny as they become part of a legendary World War 1 confrontation between Australia and the German-allied Turks
The way back( Visual )

40 editions published between 1000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 three men walked out of the Himalayas into India. They has survived a 4,000 mile walk to freedom. While there is disagreement on whether or not this is a true story, this film is a textbook example of the "man vs. Nature-red-in-tooth-and-claw" survival film. Janusz, a Polish prisoner of war, is forced to sign a false confession and shipped off to Siberia to rot in the most brutal prison system in the world--the Gulag. In prison, he meets a renowned Russian actor, an American architect, and a hardened Russian gangster. Janusz convinces six of his fellows to accompany him in an escape, which improbably succeeds, and then the real trial begins--a punishing race against the elements, time, hunger, and fear
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

89 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Valentine's Day picnic at an ancient volcanic outcropping turns to disaster for the residents of Mrs. Appleyard's school when a few young girls inexplicably vanish on Hanging Rock."--Container
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir( Visual )

62 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, with connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval
The Mosquito Coast by Peter Weir( Visual )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allie Fox is fed up. Angered by a world whose nuclear doomsday clock is always two minutes away, the brilliant inventor leads his wife and four children into the remote Central America jungles to carve out a new society
Green card by Peter Weir( Visual )

60 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two strangers agree to a marriage of convenience. She gets the apartment of her dreams and he gets a green card to live in the U.S. The two encounter difficulties, and even worse, they just might be falling in love
The last wave by Peter Weir( Visual )

29 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization
Fearless by Peter Weir( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man who survived a plane crash becomes more wildly alive and takes more risks when he discovers that the crash transformed him into a man without fear of death. Meanwhile, his wife struggles to find within him the man she married, and another survivor of the crash believes nothing and no one can heal her pain
The cars that ate Paris by Peter Weir( Visual )

39 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cars that ate Paris - the inhabitants of a quiet country town lure unsuspecting motorists to their deaths and live off the remains of the wrecks. Arthur Waldo survives a car crash that kills his brother and is taken in by the town of Paris. The plumber - one morning there is an unexpected knock on the door and Jill Cooper opens it to a man who says he's the plumber. So begins five days of mental torment that will change her life
Gallipoli by Jack Bennett( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 1 pamphlet, 1 booklet and 10 photographs
Der Club der toten Dichter by Peter Weir( Visual )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carpe diem! Nutze den Tag!" ist der wichtigste Lehrsatz des Englischlehrers John Keating, gespielt von Oscar-Preisträger Robin Williams. Mit grosser Ausstrahlung und neuen Lehrmethoden bringt er die gesamte Schule, ein Internat für Jungen, und ihre starren Traditionen völlig durcheinander. Mit Humor und Menschlichkeit kämpft er für Poesie, Liebe und Phantasie, die "das Leben lebenswert machen". Er lehrt seine Schüler, Persönlichkeit zu entwickeln und sich selbst treu zu bleiben. Doch damit macht er sich unbeliebt. Seine Gegner schrecken vor nichts zurück, und ein Verräter ist schnell gefunden...-
Master and commander : sfida ai confini del mare by Peter Weir( Visual )

40 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant les guerres napoléoniennes, le capitaine Jack Aubrey est considéré comme l?un des plus fins stratèges et des plus vaillants combattants de la Marine Royale Brittanique. Le docteur Stephen Maturin est son fidèle compagnon de bord. Leur navire, le H.M.S. Surprise, est soudainement attaqué par l?ennemi français. Gravement endommagé, il perd une bonne partie de son équipage. Aubrey est tiraillé entre la soif de vengeance et les conseils de son ami Stephen qui lui suggère de rentrer. Il se lance alors dans une poursuite infernale traversant les océans afin de capturer son adversaire. Cette mission peut lui apporter la gloire et le succès ou le détruire, lui et son équipage?
Picknick am Valentinstag( Visual )

22 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am Valentinstag des Jahres 1900 unternimmt eine Mädchenklasse und ihre Lehrerinnen einen Ausflug zum Naturdenkmal Hanging Rock. Als am Abend vier Mädchen und eine Lehrerin fehlen beginnt eine erfolglose Suchaktion
The essential Maurice Jarre film music collection Doctor Zhivago and other classic themes by Maurice Jarre( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Weir short film collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 to go : Michael: Part of a trilogy concerning the problems of young people in Australia. Michael has to make decisions in the complex but permissive world of the early 70s. His friends have followed social norm and taken the straight and narrow path of conformity and Michael has followed. But he knows that another subculture of morality and social standards exists. He explores this world to discover where he fits in to this 'new world' of thought
L'attimo fuggente( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In un college del Vermont, nel 1959, il professor Keating tiene entusiastiche lezioni libertarie partendo dalla poesia di Walt Whitman. Infonde una nuova coscienza ai suoi allievi ma è inviso al corpo docente e dovrà andarsene. (Mereghetti)
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Dead Poets Society
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Peter Weir australijski reżyser filmowy

Peter Weir Australisch filmregisseur

Peter Weir australischer Regisseur

Peter Weir director de cine australiano

Peter Weir ralisateur australien

Peter Weir regista australiano

Petrus Weir

Weir, P. I.

Weir, P. I. (Peter I.)

Weir, Peter Lindsay 1944-

Πίτερ Γουίαρ

Πίτερ Γουίαρ 1944-

Питер Уир 1944-

Питър Уиър

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Уир, Питер

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The Truman showWitnessThe year of living dangerouslyThe Mosquito CoastThe last wavePicknick am ValentinstagThe history of love