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Puttnam, David 1941-

Overview
Works: 137 works in 670 publications in 8 languages and 14,219 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Sports films  War films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Producer, fmp, Interviewee, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Editor, Adapter, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

76 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

49 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has not choice but to try to escape
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

31 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From David Puttnam--producer of such modern film classics as Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express, and The Mission, and the only European to have run a major Hollywood studio--an insightful and provocative history that explains the personalities and events which shaped film's transformation from a technological curiosity into one of the world's most powerful cultural and economic forces. Prom the early rivalry between its inventors to the power-brokering and political influence of today's mega-stars; from Zukor and Laemmle to Ovitz and Eisner; from the serendipitous discovery of Los Angeles ('FLAGSTAFF NO GOOD, ' wired Cecil B. De Mille. 'WANT AUTHORITY TO RENT BARN FOR $75 A MONTH IN PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD') to the exploitation and depredation of Europe's film culture in the name of the marketplace, Puttnam captures the urgency and wonder that swept through a young industry and set it spinning on an axis of money and power. Movies and Money chronicles the unprecedented collision between art and commerce, and incisively analyzes its implications in today's global arena. Puttnam's engaging history is also an impassioned polemic: from the moment Thomas Edison stole the first crude attempt at a movie camera from the French scientist Étienne Jules Marey, Hollywood and Europe have existed, the author claims, in a state of undeclared hostility--hostility that has occasionally erupted into open battle for control of the century's most powerful artistic medium. And this battle, he contends, will ultimately determine the nature of Europe's cultural identity. He also argues forcefully for the intelligent application of the language and techniques of cinema to education, urging filmmakers to make films that challenge and inspire as well as entertain. Ten years after his abrupt departure from Columbia, Puttnam re-enters the debate about cinema with characteristic audacity, with the irreverence of an iconoclast and the canniness of a seasoned player. Movies and Money is a book that will change our understanding of the history-and future--of film"--Jacket
The Duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two officers in Napoleon's army who violently confront each other in a series of savage duels which begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion which rules the lives of both men for a period of 30 years
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting Venus by István Szabó( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Hungarian conductor attempts to mount a new production of Tannhauser in France while trying to navigate the union, nationalism and egos that surround attempt
Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose homelife has hit the rocks. Each character reaches for survival, love, belonging-- for all the things that made humankind draw together in the first place
Brother, can you spare a dime?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others
Double headed eagle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in German and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footage from newsreels, home movies and extracts from musicals and documentaries from 1918-1933 illustrates the end of the Weimar and the rise of Adolf Hitler and national socialism in Germany
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing, sensitive love story set within the hatred of strife-torn Northern Ireland. Cal is 19 years old and has no stomach for the violence of strife-torn North Ireland, but becomes a reluctant accessory to murder. Then he falls in love with the Marcella, the wife of the man he helped murder
Swastika by Philippe Mora( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses home movie footage shot by Eva Braun, Nazi propaganda films, and other film footage of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s to document how Hitler and the Germans viewed themselves and wished themselves to be seen
David Puttnam( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British film producer, David Puttnam, talks to Bill Moyers about movies and their role in shaping society's values. He offers his observations of arts and culture
The Pied Piper by Jacques Demy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering piper is hired by a selfish mayor to rid his village of rats; but when the mayor refuses to pay him, the piper plays his way out of town, leading all the children of Hamelin after him--never to be seen again
Foxes( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold and brazen Jeanie has a lot to cope with. Her mom is divorced and desperate, her friends abuse drugs and alcohol, and on top of it all, she has to deal with immature Valley boys and "boring" North Hollywood High. Luckily she's got dancing, disco and her rebel gal pals to party with till she drops! But when her best friend Annie runs off to get away from her abusive, father, Jeanie has to grow up fast-- or lose her friend forever
Hollywood's role in shaping values : David Puttnam( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film producer David Puttnam talks to Bill Moyers about how movies reflect and influence U.S. society
Memphis belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story about the famous plane of World War II, the Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle is about the crew of one of the B-17s flying their last mission before they can go home to a hero's welcome
 
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Movies and money
Alternative Names
David Puttnam britischer Filmproduzent

David Puttnam British film producer

David Puttnam Brits filmproducent

David Puttnam producteur britannique

David Puttnam productor de cine británico

David Puttnam تهیه‌کننده و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

Puttnam, David

Puttnam, David 1941-

Puttnam, David Terence 1941-

Ντέιβιντ Πάτναμ

Дэвид Паттнэм

Дэвид Путнем

דייוויד פוטנאם מפיק קולנוע בריטי

데이빗 펏남 (David Puttnam)

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Midnight expressMovies and moneyThe undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industryMeeting Venus