WorldCat Identities

Beresford, Bruce

Works: 295 works in 1,489 publications in 10 languages and 25,719 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Detective and mystery films  Television adaptations 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, fmd, Performer, Producer, Other, Film editor, Scenarist, Restager , Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

105 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,325 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
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

104 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
Double jeopardy by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libby Parsons (Judd) is framed for the murder of her husband. While in prison, she discovers he's still alive. Once she's released on parole she goes after him to get her son back and her parole officer (Jones) is hot on her trail
Black robe by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

106 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young Jesuit priest, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness 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 DVD
Mao's last dancer by Roadshow Entertainment (Firm : N.Z.)( Visual )

52 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,607 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. Includes bonus features
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 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
Roots( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,039 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 )

52 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and who used music as a relief to their misery
Mr. Church( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl and her dying mother obtain the services of a talented cook. What begins as a six-month arrangement spans fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever
And starring Pancho Villa as himself( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 852 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. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken send Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their lives in the mingling of fiction and reality. The two make their movie and its original U.S. release helps change public opinion in Villa's favor and proves "the lens is mightier than the sword."
The contract by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

39 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son after the death of his wife, Ray Keene stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire lead by the mysterious Frank Cardin
Peace, love & misunderstanding( Visual )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane, a New York City attorney, heads 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Holly Grainger( Visual )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow's crime spree is legendary, their story has never been told quite like this. Fueled by their passion for each other and Bonnie's obsession with fame, the couple committed increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving a trail of blood - and headlines - behind them. Aided by Clyde's sixth sense, they stayed one step ahead of the law until their final, fateful showdown"--Container
Crimes of the heart by Beth Henley( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 610 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
Her alibi( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 522 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
King David by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the king of Israel who took on Goliath
Flint by Bill Laurance( Visual )

5 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeeAnne Walters, Melissa Mays, and Nayyirah Shariff join forces after discovering that the drinking water in their city is contaminated, resulting in a slew of devastating medical problems for their families. When their claims go unheeded, they band together to expose the wrongdoings committed by their government officials, whose carelessness caused irrevocable harm to the lives of the city's residents
Aria by Ken Russell( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision
Puberty blues by Marion Kelly( Visual )

29 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puberty Blues traces the lives of two adolescent females who have spent the first part of their lives in a group by themselves, while desperately trying to break into the 'in' group who dominate the Greenhill beach. Once they are accepted into the group, they realise that the group's laid-back, ultra-cool facade is just that: a glossy cover-up. The main protagonist, Debbie and her life-long companion Sue fall into all of the group's vices, including drug-use and casual sex. At first, they willingly present themselves to the males of the group as virtual slaves, ready to serve their pre-chosen lover's every need. Soon, though, the girls grow tired of occupying the victim role, and they work to regain respect and equality
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Driving Miss Daisy
Double jeopardyBlack robeTender merciesParadise roadAria
Alternative Names
Beresford, Bruce

Beresford, Bruce 1940-

Bruce Beresford Australisch filmregisseur

Bruce Beresford australischer Filmregisseur, Schriftsteller, Produzent und Schauspieler

Bruce Beresford australský filmový režisér

Bruce Beresford ausztrál filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

Bruce Beresford cinéaste

Bruce Beresford cinéaste australien

Bruce Beresford director de cine australiano

Bruce Beresford director de cinema australià

Bruce Beresford director de cinema australiano

Bruce Beresford regista australiano

Бересфорд, Брюс

Брюс Бересфорд

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بروس برسفورد فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان استرالیایی

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베레스포드, 브루스 1940-

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