WorldCat Identities

Puttnam, David 1941-

Works: 151 works in 501 publications in 8 languages and 11,193 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Interviews  Fiction  Military history  Film and video adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Author, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Author of introduction, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )
57 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,647 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 mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )
45 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,784 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 Joffé( Visual )
36 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 638 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
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )
22 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 273 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
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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brother, can you spare a dime? ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2006 in English and held by 167 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
Meeting Venus by István Szabó( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 166 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
David Puttnam Hollywood's role in shaping values ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 160 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
The duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )
13 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 158 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 double headed eagle Hitler's rise to power, 1918-1933 ( Visual )
7 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
Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, tells of a man who 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. Each is a human being faced with an unforgettable and universal challenge: Being Human
Lisztomania ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outrageously hedonistic 'rockopera' casts contemporary rock god Roger Daltrey as the world's first music superstar, Franz Liszt. Loosely based on the life of the composer, the film takes a fantastical voyage through rock'n'roll excess and adventure, peppered with cameos from such pop icons as Ringo Starr (as the Pope) and Rick Wakeman (as Thor)
War of the buttons by John Roberts( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 102 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 80 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 )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 79 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
Rural England : our countryside at the crossroads by Derrik Mercer( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pied Piper by Jacques Demy( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 62 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
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Alternative Names
Puttnam, David
Puttnam, David 1941-
Puttnam, David Terence 1941-
English (254)
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