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Burstyn, Ellen 1932-

Works: 402 works in 1,181 publications in 7 languages and 39,467 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Christian films  Comedy films  Fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Speaker, Performer, Interviewee, Commentator, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The exorcist by William Friedkin ( Visual )
72 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,494 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 Callie Khouri ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,373 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 )
81 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry, his best friend Tyrone, his girlfriend Marion, and his mother all struggle with drug addiction against a backdrop of the abandoned beaches and faded glory of Coney Island, Brooklyn
W by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,752 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 )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A brilliant study of life in small-town Texas in the 1950's. Follow the exploits of two high school football players, and the people who interact with them
The five people you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 'The Five People You Meet in Heaven', Mitch Albom gives us an astoundingly original story that will change everything you've ever thought about the afterlife -- and the meaning of our lives here on earth. With a timeless tale, appealing to all, this is a film that readers of fine fiction, and those who loved 'Tuesdays With Morrie' will treasure
The fountain by Darren Aronofsky ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,517 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 )
41 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,328 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
How to make an American quilt by Jocelyn Moorhouse ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 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 mighty Macs ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,022 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
The Spitfire Grill by Lee David Zlotoff ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 836 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 French and held by 792 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 )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Malus is a California police officer who takes a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward receives a letter from his ex-fiancee, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She asks him come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears different stories depending on who he speaks to. He hears that Rowan is either not Willow's daughter, she may be nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception
The Velveteen rabbit all you need to do is believe ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 758 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 756 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 705 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 636 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
For one more day ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 574 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
Brush with fate ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 300-year history of a lost painting said to have been created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Framed by the present day narrative of a teacher who has the inside track on the number of lives profoundly altered by the elusive painting. The teacher's tale interconnects individual stories of tragedy, romance, success, failure and even the Holocaust
Harry & Tonto ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in English and Japanese and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a man evicted from his apartment who decides to take his cat, Tonto, and head cross country to live with one of his children. He has many 'encounters' with an assortment of people he meets on the way
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.06 for The Velvet ... to 1.00 for Ellen Burs ...)
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Burstyn, Ellen
Burtsyn Ellen 1932-....
Gilhooley, Edna, 1932-
Gilhooley, Edna 1932- Wirklicher Name
Gilhooley, Edna Rae
Gillooly, Edna Rae, 1932-
McRae, Ellen
McRae, Ellen 1932-
English (348)
German (30)
French (25)
Spanish (14)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (1)
Italian (1)