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Danna, Mychael

Overview
Works: 412 works in 1,065 publications in 7 languages and 38,470 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  History  Love stories  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film and video adaptations  War films  Romance films 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Musician, Instrumentalist, Creator, Conductor, Interviewee, Compiler, Contributor, Scenarist, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Mychael Danna
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton ( Visual )
31 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,523 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 )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,404 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
Life of Pi by Ang Lee ( Visual )
11 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young Pi Patel, overcoming a cataclysmic shipwreck, finds himself stranded on a lifeboat with the last survivor, a ferocious Bengal tiger named Richard Parker
Moneyball by Bennett Miller ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Manager de l'équipe des Oakland A's, Billy Beane révolutionne le système et rejette le conformisme classique lorsqu'il doit reconstruire son équipe de seconde zone avec un budget limité. Malgré l'opposition de la vieille école, des médias, des supporters et de son propre entraîneur, Beane réussit à créer une équipe marginale avec l'aide d'un jeune économiste de Yale expert en statistiques, et va ainsi changer à jamais la façon dont le sport est joué. [jaquette]
The time traveler's wife by Robert Schwentke ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,057 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 traveler, 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 )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,777 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. Soon, Tom knows that Summer is the woman with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life. 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 )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,605 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
The nativity story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,571 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
Being Julia by W. Somerset Maugham ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and German and held by 1,344 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 )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le Dr. Parnassus possède le pouvoir de projeter les gens dans leur propre imaginaire, mais ce fascinant voyage orchestré de main de maître par Terry Gilliam se conclut toujours par un choix, qui peut mener au meilleur comme au pire
Water by Deepa Mehta ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,298 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?
Breach by Lei ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,285 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
Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,187 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
Shattered Glass by Billy Ray ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biographical drama based on the career of Stephen Glass, a popular writer for such magazines as 'Rolling Stone', 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'George'. But by the mid 1990's, at the height of his career as staff writer for 'The new republic' under lead editor Chuck Lane, strange inconsistencies in his stories began to surface that called into question his professionalism
The whistleblower ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American police officer takes a job in post-war Bosnia, and uncovers corruption and a cover-up in the world of private contractors and diplomatic doubletalk
Management ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike Cranshaw has a chance meeting with Sue Claussen when she checks into the roadside motel owned by Mike's parents in Arizona. A bottle of wine 'compliments of management' jump starts a cross-country journey and unique courtship between two different kinds of people who are both ultimately looking for the same thing: a sense of happiness. Mike sees something special in button downed Sue that inspires him to take a chance and hit the road to go after her. However, once he reaches Maryland, he finds that Sue has no place for an aimless dreamer in her carefully ordered life. Obsessed with making a difference in the world, Sue falls back in with her ex-boyfriend Jango, who promises her a chance to head his charity operations. Mike finally finds something worth fighting for and the two embark on an interesting journey to discover that their place in the world just might be together
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and German and held by 890 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
Bounce ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 860 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 )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 815 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
Languages
English (175)
German (20)
French (14)
Spanish (14)
Hindi (7)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)
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