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Burstyn, Ellen 1932-

Works: 455 works in 1,304 publications in 5 languages and 43,270 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  Christian films  Comedy films  Fiction  Horror films  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Speaker, Performer, Interviewee, Author, Commentator, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ellen Burstyn
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Most widely held works by Ellen Burstyn
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )

78 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Andrew Marcus( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again
Requiem for a dream by Darren Aronofsky( Visual )

76 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry and his best friend, Tyrone, are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY. Harry's girlfriend, Marion, is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry's mother, Sara, spends her days watching television and wants to lose weight to go on a game show. She visits a sleazy doctor who prescribes her amphetamines and soon Sara has a drug habit of her own
W by Oliver Stone( Visual )

20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of the 43rd president of the United States, from his beginnings as a privileged alcoholic to his becoming a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. How Christianity turned his life around, how he met and married his wife, and the days before his decision to declare war on Iraq are featured
The last picture show by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

24 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of teenagers in a small Texas town just prior to the hero leaving for Korea and the closing of the town's movie theater
The five people you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eddie is an eighty-three-year-old war veteran. He spends his days maintaining the rides at Ruby Pier, a seaside amusement park. Now Eddie's own life is about to come to an end. One morning, an accident occurs on one of the rides. In front of a horrified crowd, Eddie attempts to save the five-year-old's life. The last thing he sees is the little girl's frightened face, the last thing he feels is the child's hands in his. Then, a blinding flash of light and silence, and Eddie reawakens in an unfamiliar place called Heaven. But he's not alone. Five people have been waiting to meet him
The fountain by Hugh Jackman( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death"--Container
Alice doesn't live here anymore by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

36 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight year old Alice Graham dreams of becoming a singer. Twenty seven years later she spends most of her life mediating between her sullen husband and their son Tom. When her husband is killed she decides to sell up and pursue a singing career. She finds herself forced to reassess her life, her relationship with Tom, and most of all her dependence on men
Draft day( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the day of the NFL Draft, general manager Sonny Weaver has the opportunity to save football in Cleveland when he trades for the number one pick. He must quickly decide what he's willing to sacrifice in pursuit of perfection as the lines between his personal and professional life become blurred on a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with dreams of playing in the NFL
The mighty Macs( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early '70s, Cathy Rush became the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team had no gym or uniforms, and the school was in danger of being sold, Coach Rush steered her girls to their first national championship
How to make an American quilt by Jocelyn Moorhouse( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deeply moving film about a young girl who is contemplating a marriage proposal, but when she meets another boy, things begin to get complicated. As she wrestles with her decision, the women in her grandma's quilting circle confide to her the stories of the loves that shaped their lives
The Spitfire Grill by Lee David Zlotoff( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman who has just been released from prison after serving five years for manslaughter takes a job in the only restaurant in a small Maine town and works to gain the trust of the townspeople
The Baby-sitters Club( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pre-teen girls with their own babysitting business explore growing up in small town Connecticut
The wicker man by Robin Hardy( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When police officer Edward Malus arrives at a secluded island to investigate the disappearance of a local girl, he soon discovers the residents are hiding a terrifying secret ... a secret so shocking that it will shade his beliefs to the very core and bring him face-to-face with the horror of the wicker man
The Velveteen rabbit all you need to do is believe( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A courageous velveteen rabbit with dreams of becoming a real rabbit someday helps a young boy to win the affections of his strict grandmother and unapproachable father
Walking across Egypt by Arthur Allan; Burstyn, Ellen; Thomas, Jonathan Taylor; Hamill, Mark Seidelman( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wesley, a juvenile delinquent, is back in trouble for grand theft auto. Mattie Rigsbee opens her home to the boy, but he sees her as an easy mark
When a man loves a woman by Luis Mandoki( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and German and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
Follow the river by Ellen Burstyn( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Ingles is a Virginia homesteader whose family is suddenly attacked by a Shawnee war party. After Mary is taken captive, the leader of the war party is impressed by her courage and strength, and decides to make her his mate. Mary then makes the dangerous decision to escape the Shawnee village with another captive woman. Together they embark on a harrowing journey through the Virginia wilderness toward freedom and home
Flowers in the attic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gothic story of four siblings who, after the death of their father, are torn from a peaceful life and subjected to abuse resulting from a dark, family secret. Abandoned by their mother and forced to endure unimaginable treatment living in the attic of their grandparents' mansion, the children form their own family unit. But as the oldest boy and girl come of age, they are entrapped by their family's sordid past as they try to survive and escape the harsh living conditions
For one more day by Michael Imperioli( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair, returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his life. At the final moment, he is magically granted one more day with his departed mother, Posey Benetto, who illuminates the secrets of both their lives and shows him a way to redemption
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Alternative Names
Burstyn, Ellen

Burtsyn Ellen 1932-....

Gilhooley, Edna 1932-

Gilhooley, Edna Rae

Gillooly, Edna Rae 1932-

McRae, Ellen

McRae, Ellen 1932-

English (361)

German (24)

French (18)

Spanish (7)

Italian (1)

Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya SisterhoodThe last picture showThe fountainAlice doesn't live here anymoreThe Spitfire GrillThe Baby-sitters ClubThe wicker manWhen a man loves a woman