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Wiest, Dianne

Works: 263 works in 782 publications in 9 languages and 34,047 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Vampire films  Horror films  History  Fairy tales  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Film remakes 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Other, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Dianne Wiest
Most widely held works by Dianne Wiest
Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon Lady took him home to live with her family. And so began Edward's fantastic adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia
Footloose by Kevin Bacon ( Visual )
46 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
City-boy Ren McCormick finds he has been moved into an uptight Midwestern town where the local officials have banned dancing and rock 'n roll music. Ren revolts with his best friend Willard and the minister's daughter. A timeless struggle between innocent teenage pleasures and adults' need for rigid morality
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother, seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family
Hannah and her sisters by Woody Allen ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another, and with the men in their lives
Rabbit hole by John Cameron Mitchell ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Becca and Howie Corbett are returning to their everyday existence in the wake of a shocking, sudden loss. Just eight months ago, they were a happy suburban family with everything they wanted. Now, they are caught in a maze of memory, longing, guilt, recrimination, sarcasm and tightly controlled rage from which they cannot escape. The journey is an intimate glimpse into two people learning to re-engage with each other and a world that has been tilted off its axis
The birdcage by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family. Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down
The odd life of Timothy Green ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a childless couple buries a box with all of their wishes for an infant in their backyard, their wishes are granted. However, their child, Timothy Green, is not all that he appears
Dan in real life ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dan Burns is a local newspaper advice columnist. He is a widower with three daughters. He brings the family to his parent's house for a family gathering. When Dan goes to a local bookstore, he meets Marie. When he gets home, he finds out that Marie is actually dating his brother Mitch. Dan's mother Nana announces that she met an old acquaintance of Dan's, Ruthie Draper and that she has set up a date between Dan and Ruthie. Dan refuses to go. Mitch suggests that they could make it a double date and Dan agrees. Ruthie turns out to be very hot, but Dan isn't really interested in her. When Marie indicates that Ruthie is not right for him, Dan feigns interest and starts dancing with Ruthie. Marie gets jealous and joins the floor with Mitch, leading to an upstaging contest between Dan and Marie
I am Sam by Jessie Nelson ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks, is obsessed with the Beatles and has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them. As the daughter reaches age 7, Sam's limitations start to become a problem. When the authorities take his daughter away, Sam shames a high-priced lawyer into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need
Parenthood by Ron Howard ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Buckmans are a modern family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right" way
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs
The big year ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Looking to shake up their routine lives, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate 'birder' by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year. But the friendly rivalry soon turns into a hilariously complicated cross-country adventure as each man begins to realize that the quest for success comes at a price--and that's not chicken feed!"--Container
The lost boys by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young teen thinks his town of Santa Cruz is infested with vampires, and becomes convinced of it when his own brother starts turning into one
Bullets over Broadway by Woody Allen ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Shayne is an idealistic young writer who'll do anything to get his first Broadway play off the ground -- even if it means teaming up with the mob!
Practical magic by Griffin Dunne ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Practical magic: Two sisters hexed by a centuries-old curse resume age-old witchcraft taught by two doting aunts
Little man Tate by Orion Pictures ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seven year old genius is caught in a tug of war between his waitress mom who only wants a regular life for him, and the head of an institute for gifted children who wants to further his development
Darling companion ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a woman who loves her dog more than her husband, then her husband loses the dog. She enlists the help of the few remaining guests left over from a wedding and a mysterious woman in a frantic search
The 10th kingdom ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the edge of the mortal world lies a mystical vortex leading to the Nine Kingdoms, a fantastic land where fairy tales are reinvented--and not with happily-ever-after endings. An evil queen has doomed Prince Wendell to life as a dog. His quest to recapture the throne leads him through a portal to the mythical Tenth Kingdom--Central Park! With the help of ordinary mortals Virginia and Tony, he battles evil in a parallel universe of trolls, goblins and fairy tale characters such as Snow White and Cinderella
Radio days by Woody Allen ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look back at radio from the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, focusing on an extended Jewish family, all avid radio listeners, and on a young woman who eventually succeeds as a radio gossip columnist
Passengers ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a plane crash, Claire, a young therapist, is assigned by her mentor to counsel the flight's five survivors. They share their recollections of the incident. Some say there was an explosion, but the airline claims it never happened. Claire becomes intrigued by Eric, the most secretive of the passengers. Despite her better judgment, her professional relationship with him blossoms into a romance. Then the survivors begin to disappear mysteriously, one by one. Claire suspects that Eric may hold all the answers and becomes determined to uncover the truth, no matter the consequences
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English (311)
French (19)
German (18)
Spanish (12)
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