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Danna, Mychael

Works: 451 works in 1,177 publications in 7 languages and 40,536 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Love stories  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  War films  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Musician, Instrumentalist, Creator, Conductor, Interviewee, Compiler, Scenarist, Contributor, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mychael Danna
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( Visual )

12 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton( Visual )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,593 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
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood". He arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Moneyball by Bennett Miller( Visual )

15 editions published in 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players
The time traveler's wife by Robert Schwentke( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveller - cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love"
(500) days of Summer( Visual )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Tom, it was love at first sight when Summer Finn walked into the greeting card company where he worked. Summer is the new administrative assistant. Although Summer does not believe in relationships or boyfriends, Tom and Summer become more than just friends. Through the trials and tribulations of Tom and Summer's relationship, Tom could always count on the advice of his two best friends, McKenzie and Paul. However, it's Rachel, Tom's adolescent sister, who is his voice of reason. After all is said and done, Tom is the one who ultimately has to make the choice to listen or not
Vanity fair by Mira Nair( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Londres, comienzos del siglo XIX. Hija de un artista inglés pobre y de una corista francesa, Becky (Reese Witherspoon) se queda huérfana a muy temprana edad, pero ya de niña era muy ambiciosa y soñaba con una vida de lujo y comodidades. Cuando sale de la Academia de la Srta. Pinkerton en Chiswick, está firmemente decidida a utilizar su belleza, ingenio y astucia para conquistar un lugar dentro la alta sociedad inglesa. Empieza a trabajar como gobernanta en casa del excéntrico sir Pitt Crawley (Bob Hoskins), donde pronto se hace indispensable y se gana la confianza tanto de las hijas del señor como de Matilda (Eileen Atkins), la tía rica y solterona de la familia. Becky sabe muy bien que sus sueños no se cumplirán mientras no se mude a la ciudad; por eso, cuando Matilda la invita a vivir en su casa de Londres, la joven no duda en aceptar. Allí visita a su mejor amiga, Amelia (Romola Garai), y se casa en secreto con su hermano Rawdon (James Purefoy), el heredero de la fortuna familiar. Cuando Napoleón invade Europa, Rawdon se alista como voluntario. Becky, embarazada, acompaña y anima a Amelia, cuyo marido George Osborne (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) ha sido llamado a filas. George muere en la batalla de Waterloo, y la amistad entre Becky y Amelia se rompe sin remedio. Rawdon regresa sano y salvo. Becky da a luz un niño, pero la postguerra es dura: apenas tienen dinero ni comodidades. Más decidida que nunca a cumplir sus sueños, Becky encuentra un protector en el poderoso y caprichoso marqués de Steyne (Gabriel Byrne) del que consigue lo que busca, aunque el precio final sea demasiado alto incluso para ella
The nativity story( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with the slaughter of Bethlehem's innocents under orders from a paranoid King Herod. Go back a year to the prophecy that informs Zechariah that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear a child. Elizabeth's cousin, the adolescent Mary, struggles with her family to make ends meet and is promised to the carpenter Joseph. Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she will carry, while still a virgin, the long-awaited Messiah who will liberate the Jews from Herod and his Roman benefactors. Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem. Three Magi spend months crossing the desert trying to rendezvous at some point below the convergence of three heavenly bodies in the night sky. Friendship and trust emerges between Mary and Joseph after he is told in a dream that she speaks truthfully about her miraculous pregnancy
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken African American seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Being Julia by W. Somerset Maugham( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The immortal Dr. Parnassus and his daughter Valentina travel the countryside with his imaginarium show, a mirror that audience members enter and are given two different paths to follow. If they choose correctly they will find joy and happiness, but choose wrongly and things will be quite the opposite. The doctor must also discover the right course to follow. After making a deal with Mr. Nick years ago, he must choose the correct path if he is to save his beloved daughter from Satan
Breach by Billy Ray( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shattered Glass director Billy Ray directs Chris Cooper and Ryan Philippe in this fact-based drama concerning the FBI traitor who carried out what many historians refer to as the most notable national security breach in U.S. history. A key member of the FBI's elite Soviet Analytical Unit, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) would, for 15 years beginning in 1985, sell thousands of pages of classified documents to the Soviets. After making roughly 600,000 dollars on his clandestine endeavor and compromising everything from the identities of KGB spies working for the American government to nuclear war contingency plans, Hanssen was eventually transferred to a newly created position at the FBI's Washington headquarters and assigned the task of guarding his country's most sensitive secrets. It was while working in this capacity that a young agent named Eric O'Neill (Phillipe) was assigned the task of keeping tabs on Hanssen by suspicious higher-ups. Later, after being arrested while delivering a cache of secret documents to a "dead drop" spot in a Virginia park, the notorious traitor was arrested and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole
<> = Water by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1938, the twilight of colonial India, as Gandhi's protests begin to change Indian society. But for some women, things may never change. As widows, they are condemned by Hindu law to spend the rest of their lives in an ashram, to live out their lives in poverty, chastity, and humble obscurity. Then Chuyia, a bewildered 8-year-old who doesn't even remember being married, arrives and upsets everything. Madhumati, the head of the house; Shakuntala, an assistant to a local holy man; and quiet, gorgeous Kalyani are all moved--in very different ways--by her arrival. For these women, the question remains: how far--and for how long--can this cruel injustice be continued in the name of tradition?
Shattered Glass by Billy Ray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Glass is a staff writer for the well respected current events and policy magazine 'The new republic'. He was also a freelance writer featured in 'Rolling Stone', 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'George'. By the mid 1990's, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington. That is until a bizarre chain of events suddenly stopped his career right in its tracks
Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a mid-aged man's friend dies, Bobby takes a look back at his childhood memories ... When mysterious out-of-towner, Ted, moves into the boarding house that 11-year-old Bobby shares with his self-involved mother, Bobby jumps at the chance to befriend an adult who talks to him straightforwardly. Ted enlists Bobby to read him the newspaper daily--and to keep an eye out for the "low men" bent on capturing Ted, who possesses a strange mind-reading power
The whistleblower( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in postwar Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, an acclaimed film inspired by actual events
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and German and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862, during the Kansas-Missouri border war, Jake and Jack Bull join the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers after Jack's father is killed by marauding members of the abolitionist Jayhawkers. They are aided by unusual ally, Holt, who's fighting for the South despite being a former slave
Management( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jennifer Aniston, encarna a Sue, una vendedora de obras de arte, y en uno de sus viajes conoce a Mike (Steve Zahn), un recepcionista que vive en un motel con sus padres. El personaje de Aniston desconoce que Mike se ha enamorado locamente de ella, y lo que al principio parece una simple proposición, luego resulta que cambiará la vida de nuestra protagonista
Bounce( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy Amaral is a smooth-talking, skirt-chasing ad exec who is enjoying his high-powered career. Then, a sudden twist of fate changes everything and leads him into the life of Abby Janello, with whom he eventually falls head-over-heels in love
The sweet hereafter by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following a tragic schoolbus accident, opportunistic lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of retribution on behalf of the grieving community, Stephens sets to work on a class action lawsuit. But beneath the town's placid surface, he discovers a tangled skein of deceit and forbidden desire that mirrors his own troubled life. Everyone, it seems, has secrets to keep."--Container
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Alternative Names
Danna, J. Mychael

Danna, Michael

Danna Michael 1958-....

Danna, Mychael 1958-

Michael Danna

Micheal Danna

The time traveler's wifeVanity fairThe nativity storyShattered GlassRide with the devilThe sweet hereafter