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Penn, Sean 1960-

Overview
Works: 633 works in 2,385 publications in 6 languages and 58,510 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Comic books, strips, etc  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Restager , Author, Film editor, Other, Interviewee, Costume designer, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( Visual )
87 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed confict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
Into the wild by Sean Penn( Visual )
70 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )
70 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. This is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and them men just face the terror and chaos of war
Milk by Gus Van Sant( Visual )
37 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )
84 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of convicted killer Matthew Poncelet and Sister Helen Prejean, his spiritual advisor, and the journey they undertake in search of the truth
The interpreter by Sydney Pollack( Visual )
26 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In one of the hidden corridors of power at United Nations headquarters, translator Silvia Broome (Kidman) overhears a potentially explosive secret about a planned assassination attempt. But when federal agent Tobin Keller (Penn) investigates her claim and digs deeper into Silvia's dangerous past, he begins to question whether she is a victim - or a suspect"--Container
I am Sam by New Line Home Video (Firm)( Visual )
29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He raises her, but as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school. she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam enlists a high-priced lawyer to help him regain custody of his daughter. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you need
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs
When the levees broke a requiem in four acts by Spike Lee( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Many were shocked, not only by the scale of the disaster, but the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery efforts. Structured into four acts, each dealing with a different aspect of the events that preceded and followed Katrina's catastrophic passage through New Orleans. Tells the heartbreaking personal stories of those who endured this harrowing ordeal and survived to tell the tale
The tree of life by Terrence Malick( Visual )
50 editions published in 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950's that follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith
Fast times at Ridgemont High by Amy Heckerling( Visual )
35 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students
The secret life of Walter Mitty ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined
Fair game ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the run-up to the Iraq War, Valerie Plame, a supervisor of covert operations at the CIA, is assigned to determine if Saddam has nuclear weapons. In secret, she interviews scientists inside Iraq and suggests that her husband, a former diplomat, go to Niger to investigate a report from the Vice President's office that Iraq bought enriched uranium there. When the country goes to war, in part based on the President's claim that the sale took place, Plame's husband, Joe Wilson, writes in the New York Times that the report is false. The White House smears the couple to change the subject. Her career ruined, his credibility under attack, their marriage starts to crack. Can they find trust and fight back?
Gangster squad by Ruben Fleischer( Visual )
27 editions published in 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless mob king Mickey Cohen runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, guns, and if he has his way, every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control. It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop, except for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders who come together to try and tear Cohen's world apart
21 grams by Guillermo Arriaga Jordán( Visual )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fate brought them together, now vengence will tear them apart. A violent car accident unexpectedly throws together the lives of a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past. The crossing of their paths takes them through the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption
The game by David Fincher( Visual )
75 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this thriller, Nicholas Van Orton, a shrewd and successful businessman who is always in control, has been enrolled by his brother in "The Game"--"a profound life experience" with no rules, which begins quietly but soon erupts in a confusing maze of devastating events. Terrorized by forces who seem intent on dismantling all that he has built, Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life."
All the king's men ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There are several differences between this film and the 1949 film adaptation. Most notably, this film occurs in Louisiana during the 1950s, whereas the 1949 film occurs in an unnamed Southern state during the Great Depression
Dogtown and Z-boys by Stacy Peralta( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary about a gang of kids who virtually revolutionized skateboarding with an aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and street smarts, and in the process, transformed youth culture forever. Captures the rise of the Zephyr skateboarding team from Venice's Dogtown, a tough "locals only" beach with a legacy of outlaw surfing, who used abandoned swimming pools to sharpen their skills
Before night falls by Cunningham O'Keefe( Visual )
24 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Victimized by a government that banned his books and jailed him for a crime he didn't commit, [poet] Reinaldo [Arenas] endured unspeakable persecution in a courageous stand against censorship and oppression. Without a country, but not without integrity, he fled to America where he continued to fight for personal expression and produced a stirring body of work."--Container
Carlito's way by Brian De Palma( Visual )
43 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After getting out of jail, a Puerto Rican drug lord wants to go straight, but his cohorts in the New York Underworld won't let him
 
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Penn, Sean
Penn, Sean Justin 1960-
Languages
English (649)
German (59)
French (34)
Spanish (21)
Multiple languages (12)
Italian (11)
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