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Hawke, Ethan 1970-

Works: 439 works in 1,578 publications in 15 languages and 45,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Television plays  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Film sequels 
Roles: Actor, Author, Author of screenplay, Narrator, Performer, Director, Interviewee, Scenarist, Singer, Contributor, Film editor, Other, Recording engineer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ethan Hawke
Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir( Visual )

45 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( Visual )

72 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
Training day by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

51 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake Hoyt, a fresh-faced rookie in the Los Angeles Police Department, gets a chance to join the elite narcotics squad headed up by 13-year veteran Detective Sergeant Alonzo Harris. Jake is to prove himself during a one-day ride-along. As the day wears on, it becomes increasingly clear that Detective Harris has blurred the line between right and wrong to an alarming degree, enforcing his own code of ethics and street justice. Eventually, Hoyt begins to suspect that he is, rather than having the opportunity to join the squad, being set up to take the fall
White Fang by Jack London( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man tries to fulfill his father's wish to find gold in the treacherous Yukon Valley of Alaska. Along the way he befriends a veteran gold miner and a magnificent wolf-dog named White Fang
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Visual )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For a local reporter the trial strikes home when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case
Before sunrise by Richard Linklater( Visual )

47 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young American man meets a beautiful French student on a train bound for Paris, falls in love and asks her to share his last night in Vienna
Before sunset by Richard Linklater( Visual )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two stranges met by chance, spent a night together in Vienna, and parted before sunrise. Nine years later, Jesse has written a book about the encounter. During his accelerated European book tour, he meets up with Celine in Paris. Before Jesse's flight home, he joins Celine for a picturesque walk around the city and they have an intimate conversation, ending at Celine's apartment. Will they get the chance to fall in love all over again?
Before midnight by Richard Linklater( Visual )

26 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse and Celine first met in their twenties in Before Sunrise, reunited in their thirties in Before Sunset and, now they face the past, present and future, family, romance and love. Now on a writer's retreat in Greece, the couple looks for a night of passion, but instead their idyllic night turns into a test of their relationship and a discussion of what the future holds for them
Fast food nation by Eric Schlosser( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ensemble drama examining the health issues and social consequences of America's love affair with fast food
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air
Slaughterhouse-five by Kurt Vonnegut( Recording )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American is captured by German soldiers during World War II, he becomes unstuck in time and jumps into different parts of his life, including when he was captured by aliens and put in their zoo, his marriage, and even his own death
Ash Wednesday : a novel by Ethan Hawke( Book )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy, AWOL from the Army, heads across America from Albany to New Orleans, Ohio, and Texas in a souped-up Chevy with his pregnant girlfriend, Christy, transforming themselves from passionate lovers into a young family along the way
Before the devil knows you're dead by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' tale of an apprentice given the chance to become a gentleman is now that of a young Florida artist named Finn, given the chance to become a success in 1990s New York. First, a mysterious convict bullies Finn into saving his life. Next, Finn is summoned to an overgrown Gothic palazzo where Nora Dinsmoor lives in the past, attended by beautiful blonde Estella, who will haunt him through the rest of the story. Last, there is secret benefactor whose munificence allows him to work toward his dream of success, and to win Estella
Daybreakers by Michael Spierig( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2017. Een virus heeft bijna ieder menselijk wezen veranderd in een vampier. Een wetenschapper zet alles op alles en gaat aan het werk met een groep bekeerde vampiers om het menselijk ras te redden
Waking life by Richard Linklater( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unidentified protagonist experiences a metaphysical identity crisis: he awakens in a dream in which he levitates, rides the highway in a boat and has other peculiar adventures. The story is a record of his random encounters with teachers, students, street people, and television personalities engaged in conversations, debates, rants, monologues, and speculations, all eagerly delivering their philosophical spiels, tall tales, and pet theories. This dream of a film recognizes that the fabric of reality can stretch and tear under the weight of ideas, and that this is part of what gives value to both film and dreams. Technologically, it transforms photographed reality into sophisticated cartoons by superimposing brightly hued digital animation on live-action digital video. This technique provides a perfect visual metaphor to use in an open- ended fable about perception itself
Brooklyn's finest by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After having endured extremely different career paths, the lives of three disheartened Brooklyn police officers will collide with destiny when they all wind up at the same fatal crime scene
Sinister by Ethan Hawke( Visual )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years ago, true crime writer Ellison Oswald made his reputation with a best-selling account of a notorious murder. Now, desperate to replicate the success of his first book, he moves his family into a home where the previous occupants were brutally executed and a child disappeared, hoping to find inspiration in the crime scene. In the home, Ellison discovers a cache of terrifying home movies, unwittingly opening the door into a nightmarish mystery
The purge by Ethan Hawke( Visual )

18 editions published in 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual twelve-hour period in which any and all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking
Assault on Precinct 13 by John Carpenter( Visual )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A notorious mobster is brought into an undermanned police precinct on its last day of operation. The remaining cops and prisoners must fight for their lives against a group of rogue cops intent on taking down the mobster before he testifies against them
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GattacaTraining dayWhite FangSnow falling on cedarsBefore sunriseBefore sunsetHamletSlaughterhouse-fiveAsh Wednesday : a novel