WorldCat Identities

Beresford, Bruce

Overview
Works: 222 works in 1,043 publications in 9 languages and 20,560 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  War films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Biography 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, fmd, Producer, Film editor, Scenarist, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Bruce Beresford
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

96 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 3,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement
Double jeopardy by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libby Parsons discovers that the husband she was convicted of murdering staged his own death and framed her for the crime
Black robe by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

91 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young idealistic Jesuit priest nicknamed Black Robe by his Algonquin Indian guides, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness on a perilous journey to convert the Huron Indians. His young aide and translator, Daniel, falls in love with Annuka, the daughter of the Algonquin chief. Torn between his own desires and ideals of the priesthood, Laforgue's faith is tested, and his life and the outcome of the mission imperiled, as the expedition faces the elements and hostile Indians
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

46 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together
Mao's last dancer by Cunxin Li( Visual )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked-about independent films. It's the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States; but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

49 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Japanese over-run Singapore in 1942 many women and children end up in prison camp. Although of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds, a bond grows up as they face the lack of food & medicine and the brutal behaviour of their captors. They even start organizing a voice orchestra using remembered scores painstakingly written out
And starring Pancho Villa as himself( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of how Mexican Revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process
Peace, love & misunderstanding( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane, a New York City attorney, heads upstate to Woodstock with her two teens to stay with her estranged flower-child mother. In this charming village, Diane and her city kids get a new perspective on life and love
The contract by Morgan Freeman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Keene is on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son. They stumble onto a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire. Frank Cardin is attempting to fulfill a contract to assassinate a high profile busniessman. Things go awry and he ends up in the custody of the U.S. Marshalls. After an ill-fated attempt to escape, Frank finds himself in the custody of ex-lawman Ray and his son. Now, they are relentlessly pursued by Frank's friends who are intent on freeing their leader
Crimes of the heart by Beth Henley( Visual )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Magrath sisters are reunited after a bizarre incident. Together again under the same roof, they must overcome sibling jealousies and the family reputation for taking the easy way out
Bonnie & Clyde by Gary Hoffman( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet. The two embark on one of the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
Her alibi( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Blackwood, a mystery novelist, seeks inspiration for his writing by visiting a courtroom where he becomes involved with a beautiful Romanian arraigned for murder
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and West African villagers in 1923
King David by Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the king of Israel who took on Goliath
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision
Bride of the wind by Oskar Kokoschka( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like moths to a flame, the greatest artistic talents of turn-of-the-century Europe were drawn to Alma, a remarkable muse who ignited desires that translated into masterpieces of art, music, and literature. Based on the true story of untamed passions and inspirations that drove her to inspire the hearts and minds of composer Gustav Mahler, painter Oskar Kokoschka, architect Walter Gropius and novelist Franz Werfel, who helped her become a respected composer herself
Getting of wisdom( Visual )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson, the film tells the story of a young girl arriving in the city to attend one of Australia's most exclusive girls' schools
Last dance by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy Liggett (Stone) is a convicted killer facing imminent execution until a young lawyer (Morrow) becomes convinced her case doesn't warrant the death penalty
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.11 for Her alibi ... to 0.92 for Interview ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Driving Miss Daisy
Alternative Names
Beresford, Bruce

Bruce Beresford Australisch filmregisseur

Bruce Beresford australischer Filmregisseur, Schriftsteller, Produzent und Schauspieler

Bruce Beresford ausztrál filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

Bruce Beresford cinéaste

Bruce Beresford regista australiano

Бересфорд, Брюс

Брюс Бересфорд

بروس برسفورد فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان استرالیایی

ბრიუს ბერესფორდი

베레스포드, 브루스 1940-

ブルース・ベレスフォード

布鲁斯·贝尔斯福德

Languages
Covers
Double jeopardyBlack robeTender merciesParadise roadMister JohnsonGetting of wisdom