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Vachon, Christine

Overview
Works: 132 works in 481 publications in 7 languages and 20,156 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Romance films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Television mini-series  Television adaptations  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Author, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christine Vachon
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
One hour photo by Mark Romanek( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sy works in photo processing. His favorite customers are the Yorkin family. Sy dotes on the Yorkins whenever they drop off film to be processed and they are indulgent of Sy's attentions. What the Yorkins don't know is Sy has been obsessively making copies of their photos, imagining himself to be "Uncle Sy," a member of the family. Sy's tenuous hold on reality begins to collapse when he develops a roll of film brought in by a new customer that suggests infidelity and the notion that his ideal family may be falling apart is troubling for Sy
Then she found me by Alice Arlen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to start a family, New York schoolteacher, April Epner hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband unexpectedly abandons her and her adoptive mother dies. She gets another shock when she meets her biological mother, an eccentric, self-centered talk show host, whom at first she rejects. Then the divorced dad of one of her students begins courting April. As her life is turned upside-down, April finds herself opening up in ways she had never imagined
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When writer and Manhattan society darling, Truman Capote, reads of the Clutter family murders in Kansas, he is immediately intrigued. He convinces The New Yorker magazine to assign him to write a story. Accompanying him is friend Harper Lee, whose book 'To kill a mocking bird' is about to be published. Capote eventually wins over Alvin Dewey, the local officer leading the hunt for the killes. The murderers, Perry SMith anf Dick Hickock are captured, tried and sentenced to die. Capote visits them in jail, now keen to turn the articel into a non-fiction novel, but his association with Perry Smith has unexpected emotional consequences."--Container
Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young divorcee, Mildred Pierce, rises up out of poverty to become a successful business woman in spite of hardships and her selfish daughter
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the off-Broadway musical hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" presents a drama queen getting not only what she needs, but also what she wants: love, unfettered and unconditional. Hedwig, a surgically botched transsexual from East Germany, travels the States with his band, playing a string of Red Lobster-type restaurants to audiences rendered incredulous by his boyish brand of girl glam; he reveals his story in flashbacks between musical numbers. For Hedwig, who exists in an indeterminate but politically charged space between freedom and frustration, life is about looking for her personal dividing wall - to smash it into ruin
Safe by Todd Haynes( Visual )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carol White is an L.A. housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what cannot be seen
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Mayer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remember your very best friend in high school, the one who knew ... and kept ... all your secrets? Bobby and Jonathan, who shared that kind of friendship, meet again as adults in New York. Sparked by their relationship with free-spirited Clare, they forge a loving unit that redefines 'family'
Velvet goldmine by Todd Haynes( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been 10 years since a glam-rock superstar faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance!
At any price( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple ... wants his rebellious son Dean ... to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional racecar driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood"--Container
The notorious Bettie Page( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day
I shot Andy Warhol by Mary Harron( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cultural whirlwind of events surrounding Valerie Solanas' shooting of pop-art superstar Andy Warhol
Camp( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guitarist Vlad attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only straight boys around, he soon befriends Ellen. Meanwhile, openly gay Michael develops a crush on him. This sparks dramatic confrontations among fellow campers Jenna, Jill, and Fritzi. The whole camp is run by Bert Hanley, a washed-up Broadway songwriter who decides to enlist the help of his young campers to put together a new musical production
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection
Gigantic by Matt Aselton( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian is a mattress salesman who gets swept up into a romance with Happy when she falls asleep on one of the beds in his store. To win her over, he must compete with her father, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets
Savage grace by Tang mu ka lin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the true story of a young woman who married into a wealthy family whose extremely close relationship with her son turns into a deadly tragedy
Wiener-dog( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiener-Dog tells several stories featuring people who find their life inspired or changed by one particular dachshund, who seems to be spreading a certain kind of comfort and joy. Man's best friend starts out teaching a young boy some contorted life lessons before being taken in by a compassionate vet tech named Dawn Wiener. Dawn reunites with someone from her past and sets off on a road trip picking up some depressed mariachis along the way. Wiener-Dog then encounters a floundering film professor, as well as an embittered elderly woman and her needy granddaughter--all longing for something more
A killer life : how an independent film producer survives deals and disasters in Hollywood and beyond by Christine Vachon( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She recounts the birth and rise of independent film and the evolution of her company, Killer Films, revealing the stories behind star castings and firings and films that never got made; how sexuality factors into the films she produces; and how the often lethal combination of finance and creativity affects what we see on the big screen. Intelligent and tough as nails, but endearingly self-effacing, Vachon's account of her filmmaking experiences, and the successes and failures that have made Killer Films one of the few truly independent film companies in New York, is a thoroughly entertaining and thought-provoking read for filmmakers and fans alike
 
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Far from Heaven
Alternative Names
Christine Vachon Amerikaans filmproducente

Christine Vachon productrice américaine

Christine Vachon produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Christine Vachon US-amerikanische Filmregisseurin

Кристин Вачон

Крістін Вакон Американська кінопродюсерка

クリスティーン・ヴェイコン

克里斯婷·瓦陈

克里斯蒂娜·瓦尚

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