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LaGravenese, Richard

Works: 217 works in 836 publications in 7 languages and 25,517 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  History  Comedy films  War films  Sports films  Children's films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, fmd, Interviewee, Performer, Restager
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard LaGravenese
Freedom writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

56 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,012 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives. This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves
The bridges of Madison County by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

45 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid is on assignment to photograph the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. He stops for directions at Francesca Johnson's farmhouse, and passion ignites
Unbroken( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
Water for elephants by Sara Gruen( Visual )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety-year-old Jacob Jankowski finds himself haunted by memories of his life in the circus during the Great Depression, recalling the bond he developed with Rosie, the show's troubled elephant, and Marlena, the star of the equestrian act and the unfortunate love of the circus boss
P.S.I love you by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

53 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life, a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when his life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry, so it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and a tape recording from Gerry. In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way - P.S.I Love You. Holly's mother and best friends begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future
Beautiful creatures by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

37 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When newcomer Lena arrives in the small town of Gatlin, she quickly captures the attention of Ethan, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead-end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a rugged, down-to-earth Montana rancher with the ability to understand and care for troubled horses, who befriends a young woman who has suffered a terrible riding accident
The fisher king by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

42 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deejay who finds himself penniless is plucked from disaster by a homeless history professor, who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Together they begin a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail
Behind the candelabra by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time
Paris, je t'aime Paris, I love you( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an exotic childhood spent in India, young Sara Crewe finds herself in New York, immured in Miss Minchin girls' school as her father sails off to World War I. When he is lost, a severe reversal of fortune ensues. Thanks to him, Sara knows that "All girls are princesses ... even if they wear rags or are not pretty or smart." Summoning all the qualities of a true princess, patrician and bereft Sara uses her creativity and sense of self-worth to spin magic dreams that sustain her during her time of trial
The mirror has two faces by Barbra Streisand( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose, a literature professor who lives with her mother, is in search of passion. Gregory, a mathematics professor who has been hurt in the past, is afraid to start a new relationship. Fate brings the two together and they soon agree to a marriage of convenience, built on intellectual passion instead of sexual heat. Then they fall in love
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
The last five years( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie Wellerstein is an up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes
The ref by Ted Demme( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burglar who takes a family hostage on Christmas Eve finds himself the victim of their endless bickering and fighting
A decade under the influence( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Paris, je t'aime by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in French and English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each director was invited to tell a story set in one of the Paris neighborhoods. the result is a kaleidoscope of stories about joy, separation, unexpected strange encounters and most of all, about love
Living out loud( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly divorced woman is consumed by vindictive fantasies of her ex-husband and his young bride until she finds unexpected companionship in a bold and sassy jazz singer at a local club and the down-on-his-luck elevator operator in her fashionable Fifth Avenue building
The Fisher king : the book of the film by Richard LaGravenese( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talk DJ (Bridges) inadvertently convinces a psycho to blow away restaurant patrons and himself when the psycho calls in for advice. After three years of wallowing in his remorse, he is attacked and almost set on fire, but a crazy street person (Williams) rescues him. The DJ finds out the transient is on a mission to find the holy grail, and tries to repay his kindness with money, but the transient has more hands-on assistance in mind, and tries to convince the DJ to help him get the grail
Unstrung heroes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy needs a break from the pressures of his parents' household, and moves in with his eccentric uncles
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Freedom writers
Alternative Names
Gravenese, Richard La

Gravenese, Richard La 1959-

La Gravenese, Richard 1959-

LaGravanese, Richard

LaGravanese, Richard 1959-

Lagravenese, Richard 1959-

Richard LaGravenese scnariste amricain

Richard LaGravenese sceneggiatore statunitense

Richard LaGravenese US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Лагравенезе, Ричард

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ریچارد لاگراونیس فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان آمریکایی


The bridges of Madison CountyBelovedLiving out loudThe Fisher king : the book of the film