WorldCat Identities

Beresford, Bruce

Works: 275 works in 990 publications in 8 languages and 20,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  War films  Comedy films  Diaries  Anecdotes  Military history 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry ( Visual )
92 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 3,157 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 )
75 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,840 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
Double jeopardy by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,643 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, with her parole officer (Jones) hot on her trail
Black robe by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
72 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,548 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 ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,365 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
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again. Together they are determined to find success and happiness
Evelyn by Paul Pender ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,017 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 ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 935 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 used music as a relief to their misery
And starring Pancho Villa as himself ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and French and held by 802 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"
Crimes of the heart by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 651 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
The contract ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 609 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 )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 595 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
Her alibi ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 511 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 )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the king of Israel who took on Goliath
Aria ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film collectif d'un spectacle musical dans lequel dix réalisateurs illustrent des airs d'opéra de leur choix reliés entre eux par la promenade d'un chanteur désabusé. Avec Bridget Fonda, Elizabeth Hurley, Theresa Russell, John Hurt, Buck Henry, Beverly D'Angelo, Anita Morris
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 273 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
Bride of the wind ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 255 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
Last dance by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 237 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
Silent fall ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The only eyewitness to a double murder is an autistic child, a nine-year-old whose memories of the brutal slaying of his parents are sealed inside him, unless a determined and caring child psychologist can unlock them
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and West African villagers in 1923
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English (439)
Spanish (41)
French (26)
German (18)
Italian (10)
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