WorldCat Identities

Armstrong, Gillian 1950-

Works: 101 works in 588 publications in 7 languages and 7,688 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Coming-of-age films  Romance films  War films  Children's films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Author, Editor, Producer, Performer, Narrator, Film editor, fmd, Restager , Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gillian Armstrong
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

99 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
My brilliant career by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

56 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sybylla Melvyn struggles with the conflicts that we all have between ambition, family, love, and guilt in a most remarkable manner. Sybylla grows to understand that life is a series of trade-offs, and that no one can have it all, and that no one can please everyone. Simple yet universal themes told with charm, wit, and a vulnerability that allows us to get right inside of her character and to understand her"--Internet Movie Database
Charlotte Gray by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar is an Anglican priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies the rules of 19th-century society. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their passion for gambling leads them both down a road of romance, chance and fate that changes their lives forever
Death defying acts by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangerous stunt of his career
Mrs. Soffel by Gillian Keaton, Diane Armstrong( Visual )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prison warden's wife, delivering Bibles to prisoners, falls in love with one of two prisoner brothers and helps them to escape
Women he's undressed( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the life of the Australian costume designer and three time Oscar winner Orry-Kelly
The Last days of Chez Nous by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

28 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of Beth's younger sister Vicki disrupts her household and transforms her shaky marriage
Star struck( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Mullins rises from obscurity to win a rock contest at the Sydney Opera House. Her success unites the world of ambition and New Wave rock and the world of working class life in the Sydney Rocks where she works as a barmaid. This is an original blend of 'backstage' musical and working class comedy inflected by a popular feminism which displaces masculinity from the centre of Australianess as expressed in the ocker comedy
Love, lust and lies by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an Australian twist on the popular English film series 7 UP, director Gillian Armstrong has followed the lives of three Australian women: Josie, Diana and Kerry, since 1976. The landmark series began with her subjects at age 14 (Smokes and Lollies, 1976), and continued with the girls aged 18 (Fourteens Good: Eighteens Better, 1980), 26 (Bingo, Bridesmaids & Braces, 1988) and 33 (Not Fourteen Again, 1996). Armstrongs latest and possibly final instalment LOVE, LUST & LIES finds the women in their late forties. A fascinating insight into the changing opinions, attitudes and lifestyles of her subjects, and a unique social record of Australian society over three decades.--Kanopy
High tide by Judy David( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an AFI Award winning performance, Judy Davis plays Lilli, a back-up singer for an Elvis impersonator. When she is fired from the tour in a NSW South Coast country town she sets out on a drunken binge. Holed up in a caravan park she meets up with young Ally and a friendship soon develops between the women. Emotions run deep as their journey of discovery is tested by Lilli's new boyfriend Mick and Ally's grandmother Bet.--
Fires within by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and German and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When her journalist husband Nestor is imprisoned in Cuba for his political beliefs, Isabel flees the country with her daughter. Saved off the shores of Miami by a fisherman, she soon falls deeply in love with her rescuer. But just as she's on the verge of building a life with him, Nestor unexpectedly appears, released from the torturous Cuban prison ..."--Container
Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Almost everyone thinks they know who I was and, of course, everyone thinks they know who killed me ..." But what acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong reveals in this spirited and highly original documentary is that almost nothing about Florence Broadhurst was at it seemed. When she was found murdered in her studio in 1977, few guessed her age, let alone her origins. For invention and reinvention were the keys to this flamboyant design pioneer
Bingo, bridesmaids & braces( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third in an ongoing series of films which follow the lives of three women, Diana, Josie and Kerry, through puberty to adulthood. This series began in 1976, when Gillian Armstrong made Smokes and Lollies, examining the lives of three fourteen year old girls in an Adelaide suburb. Four years later, in 14's Good, 18's Better, Armstrong returned to find three dramatically changed women, affected by the responsibilities of marriage, parenthood and unemployment. Eight years further on, there have been divorces and separations, more babies, and the last single woman is about to marry. Through detailed flashbacks, the three women share the critical times in their lives, and their satisfaction (and surprise) at having reached 26
Every dog has his day by Gillian Armstrong( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cash on the nail by Gillian Armstrong( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom, een wees, vlucht naar zee en valt in handen van piraten. Vanaf ca. 11 jaar
Not fourteen again( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kerry, Diana and Josie were interviewed in Smokes and lollies (age 14), 14's good, 18's better (age 18) and Bingo, bridesmaids and braces (age 26). Now they are 33 and Armstrong completes the circle, revealing the three women as mothers of teenage girls. They relive, through their daughters, the issues they went through in their youth
El Último gran mago( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En su gira mundial de 1926 el Gran Houdini, el famoso mago, llega a Edimburgo entre los clamores del público. Harry Houdini sigue llorando la muerte de su madre hasta el punto de que ha desarrollado una obsesión con la parapsicología. Está decidio a dar 10.000 dólares al médium que consiga pronunciar las últimas palabras que dijo su madre en su lecho de muerte
The story of Kerry, Josie and Diana : 14-47( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed Director Gillian Armstrong introduced us to three working class Adelaide women when they were 14 years old in 1976, and returned to follow them as they grow older in this series of documentaries. They openly discuss their lives and views on a range of issues such as abortion, sex, boys, family and work life these are their stories. In the five films (Smokes and Lollies / 14s Good, 18s Better / Bingo, Bridesmaids and Braces / Not 14 Again / Love Lust and Lies), we see these women marry, divorce, have families of their own and face new challenges capturing the highs and lows of lifes journey. Josie, Diana and Kerry, now 47, developed their relationship with Gillian Armstrong over the series to reveal an honest, open frank and very Australian series. The collection of five documentaries follows the womens lives, as they continue to openly discuss their secrets, truths and feelings about growing up and getting old in the Australian suburbs. A compelling, humanistic docudrama series and a must see Australian collection of films
Les quatre filles du Docteur March by Gillian Armstrong( Visual )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En pleine guerre de sécession, un mari parti sur le front, Marnee vit seule avec ses 4 filles. Malgré des tempéraments bien différents, Meg, Amy, Beth et Jo sont profondément soudées. Sous le regard bienveillant de Marnee, bonheurs et malheurs rythment leurs vies
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Alternative Names
Armstrong, Gill 1950-

Armstrong, Gillian

Armstrong, Gillian May

Armstrongová, Gillian 1950-

Gillian Armstrong

Gillian Armstrong australische Regisseurin

Gillian Armstrong filmregisseuse uit Australië

Gillian Armstrong productrice, réalisatrice et scénariste australienne

Gillian Armstrong regista australiana

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