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Puttnam, David 1941-

Works: 153 works in 540 publications in 7 languages and 12,372 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Documentary television programs  War films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

50 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,707 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
The mission by Roland Joff( Visual )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
The killing fields by Roland Joff( Visual )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,457 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 )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,126 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 no choice but to try to escape
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oil tycoon, astronomy freak and the subject of some peculiar psychoanalysis, Felix Happer, has plans to transform the Bay of Furness into a giant oil-processing plant. Contrary to expectation, the eccentric local residents are only too eager to oblige with the sale of their homes, but for a sole dissenter, the beachcomber
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puttnam's history is also an impassioned polemic: From the moment Thomas Edison stole the first crude attempt at a movie camera from the French scientist Etienne 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
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Puttnam Hollywood's role in shaping values( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
Brother, can you spare a dime?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 166 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
Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 162 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
Meeting Venus by Istvn Szab( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 161 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
The duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two officers in Napoleon's army violently confront each other in a series of duels. The duels begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion that rules the lives of both men for a period of 15 years
The double headed eagle Hitler's rise to power, 1918-1933( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in German and English and held by 151 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 )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 148 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
Lisztomania( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt
War of the buttons by John Roberts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No stones in slingshots. No skirmishes too late in the day. They're rules of war for the youngsters of two neighboring Irish villages. And here's another rule: if you spit-shake on something, you better follow through. Kids will be kids. But sometimes they, in their own fanciful ways, will be adults. It's a winning tale in which buttons are the spoils of a would-be war
Swastika( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swastika is the most controversial documentary about Hitler ever released. Director Philippe Mora combines intimate color home movie footage shot by Eva Braun and rare propoganda films to form an unintentional autobiography of Hitler's rise and fall, from the formation of the Nazi state through the end of WWII. As the opening credits state, "If Hitler is dehumanized and shown only as a devil, any future Hitler may not be recognized, simply because he is a human being."
The Pied Piper by Jacques Demy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 65 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
Rural England : our countryside at the crossroads by Derrik Mercer( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life so far by Colin Firth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate. When the elder woman's son arrives with his French maid, everything gets thrown into turmoil
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Alternative Names
David Puttnam britischer Filmproduzent

Puttnam, David

Puttnam, David 1941-

Puttnam, David Terence 1941-

Ντέιβιντ Πάτναμ

Дэвид Путнем


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