Silver, Ron 1946-2009
Most widely held works by Ron Silver
Ali ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
Reversal of fortune ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 973 libraries worldwide
Did European aristocrat Claus von Bulow attempt to murder his wife Sunny at their luxurious Newport mansion in 1980? The tabloids of the day certainly had their opinions. "You have one thing in your favor," defense attorney Alan Dershowitz told von Bulow, "Everybody hates you." Reversal of Fortune is the acclaimed movie version of events that had all America talking. Jeremy Irons plays von Bulow in an Academy Award winning performance of icy brittleness that also won a Golden Globe and Los Angeles and National Society of Film CriticsBest Actor Awards. Glen Close is wanly elegant as heiress.
The plot against America by Philip Roth ( Recording )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 872 libraries worldwide
Roth creates a mesmerizing alternate world as well, in which Charles A. Lindbergh defeats FDR in the 1940 presidential election, and Philip, his parents and his brother weather the storm in Newark, N.J. Incorporating Lindbergh's actual radio address in which he accused the British and the Jews of trying to force America into a foreign war, Roth builds an eerily logical narrative that shows how isolationists in and out of government, emboldened by Lindbergh's blatant anti-Semitism (he invites von Rippentrop to the White House, etc.), enact new laws and create an atmosphere of religious hatred that culminates in nationwide pogroms.
Silkwood ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Karen Silkwood becomes contaminated with plutonium at her job, voices her protest at the indifference and denial of her company, and becomes a threat to the entire nuclear industry and the government agencies that monitor it. Based on a true story.
Find me guilty ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Mobster Jackie Dee DiNorscio tries to strike a bargain with police: a shorter prison term in exchange for ratting on his fellow mobsters. He takes matters in his own hands when he defends himself instead, turning the courtroom upside down.
Mr. Saturday Night ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 448 libraries worldwide
Story of a legendary comedian who nobody's ever heard of and his hilarious backstage climb-to-the-middle.
Fahrenhype 9/11 unraveling the truth about Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
"Fahrenhype 9/11 exposes the fallacies and misrepresentations in Michael Moore's methods. See how Moore deceived America by editing footage to promote his political agenda. Learn the truth about Fahrenheit 9/11, and how Michael Moore lied to America about it."--Container.
A woman of independent means ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, a time when women had few choices, Bess Steed Garner inherits a legacy - not only of wealth but of determination and desire, making her truly a woman of independent means. Adapted from the epistolary novel, this film follow the life of Bess Steed Garner from her childhood in 1899 to her death in 1977. Bess endures life's trials and triumphs of life with unfailing courage and indomitable spirit: the sacrifices love sometimes requires of the heart, the flaws and rewards of marriage, the often-tested bond between mother and child, and the will to defy a society that demands conformity.
Timecop ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 385 libraries worldwide
In the year 2004, time travel is not only a reality, it's an opportunity-- for criminals of the future to alter the past for profit and power. Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in this sci-fi action-thriller as embittered timecop Max Walker-- toughest member of the elite "Time Enforcement Commission" which was created to enforce one simple rule: no one goes back. But Walker may have met his match in the person of Senator McComb, a corrupt ruthless politician who's determined to reinvent history, get rich and buy his way into the White House.
Blue steel ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and French and held by 333 libraries worldwide
In Manhattan, a rookie cop shoots and kills an armed robber. She doesn't know it, but an unidentified witness steals the assailant's gun and begins a deadly game of pursuit, with the unsuspecting cop as the target of a madman's obsession.
American pastoral by Philip Roth ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 318 libraries worldwide
American pastoral Seymour "Swede" Levov--a legendary high school athlete, a devoted family man, a hard worker, the prosperous inheritor of his father's Newark glove factory--comes of age in thriving, triumphant postwar America. But everything he loves is lost when the country begins to run amok in the turbulent 1960s. Not even the most private, well-intentioned citizen, it seems, gets to sidestep the sweep of history. American pastoral is the story of a fortunate American's rise and fall-of a strong, confident master of social equilibrium overwhelmed by the forces of social disorder. For the Swede is not allowed to stay forever blissful inside the beloved hundred -- and -- seventy-year-old stone farmhouse, in rural Old Rimrock, where he lives with his pretty wife--the college sweetheart who was Miss New Jersey of 1949--and the lively, precocious daughter who is the apple of his eye, that is until she grows up to be a revolutionary terrorist.
Enemies a love story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 298 libraries worldwide
A Holocaust survivor finds himself simultaneously involved with three women: the peasant who hid him from the Nazis during the war, a beautiful concentration camp survivor, and his first wife (who he was certain was dead).
The ten ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
No one will ever mistake Jeff Reigert for Moses, but like Moses, it is Jeff's job to introduce the world to the Ten Commandments. However, Jeff is not exactly the picture of virtue. In fact, Jeff is surrounded by gigantic replicas of the famous stone tablets. He is so busy juggling his wife Gretchen and his girlfriend, that he can barely get through a single commandment without breaking one himself.
The best of the Tony Awards the plays ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
A compilation of dramatic scenes from various Broadway plays, as performed on the Tony Awards by the original cast members between 1969 and 2001.
The arrival Arrival II ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
In the Arrival, radio astronomer Zane Zaminsky follows an extra-terrestrial radio signal and discovers a plot of alien invasion. In Arrival II, an investigative reporter and reluctant computer programmer must convince the government that a sinister alien conspiracy could wipe out the human species.
Festival in Cannes ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
The story revolves around Alice Palmer (Greta Scacchi) a well known actress who has decided to direct her first film of her own script. She is approached by a fan, Kaz Naiman (Zach Norman). She finds out after talking to him that he produces movies and before she knows it, he's out collecting money for her film, 3 million dollars to be exact. But, here's the hitch, the only way they can get the 3 million dollars is if they can get Millie Marquand (Anouk Aimée) to star in the film. Things, however, get complicated when Alice is offered a better-paying supporting role in an upcoming Tom Hanks project.
Master spy the Robert Hanssen story ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Journey into the world of high-stakes espionage with the gripping true-life tale of Robert Hanssen, the respected FBI agent who betrayed his family, his religion, and his country. He is the daring traitor who sells America's nuclear secrets to the KGB, and enters into a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that could cost him his life.
The art of war by Sunzi ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A manual on the rational planning and conduct of military operations written over two millennia ago in China.
Portnoy's complaint by Philip Roth ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
"The famously outrageous confession made to his analyst by Alexander Portnoy who is thrust through life by his unappeasable sexuality, yet held back by the iron grip of his unforgettable childhood."--Container.
Jack ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Jack is already struggling with adolescence when he realizes his parents are getting a divorce. To make matters even worse, he finds out that his dad is gay. After some bittersweet experiences, Jack learns there is not such thing as a perfect family and his own is more caring, supportive, and stronger then he knew.
African American boxers Ali, Muhammad,--1942- Antisemitism Audiobooks Biographical films Bush, George W.--1946- Comedy films Criticism, interpretation, etc. Defense (Criminal procedure) Documentary films Drama Fahrenheit 9/11 (Motion picture) Families Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Gangster films Gangsters Hailey, Elizabeth Forsythe Jewish families Jews Kerr-McGee Nuclear Corporation Lindbergh, Charles A.--1902-1974 Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Melodrama Moore, Michael,--1954 Apr. 23- Murder New Jersey--Newark Plutonium--Safety regulations Political fiction Political fiction Political science Presidents Presidents--Election September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Silkwood, Karen,--1946-1974 Single mothers--Economic conditions Single mothers--Social conditions Social history Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Von Bülow, Claus,--1926- Women
Silver, Ronald Arthur, 1946-2009