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Goetzman, Gary 1952-

Overview
Works: 110 works in 400 publications in 10 languages and 32,182 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Romantic comedy films  Historical television programs  Musical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Goetzman
Mamma mia! by ABBA (Musical group)( Visual )

54 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father
My big fat Greek wedding by Nia Vardalos( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever
Where the wild things are by Oliver Knussen( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max has an active imagination and will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum and runs away from home when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mientras su renovada nación estaba sufriendo ataques desde dentro y fuera, John Adams tuvo la visión de una nación con libertad y justicia para todos. Guió a sus contemporáneos -el general George Washington, Benjamin Franklin y Thomas Jefferson- con respecto al establecimiento de valores y el plan para lograr un país libre. Adams y su esposa Abigail pulieron estos ambiciosos ideales democráticos y su relación se convirtió en una de las más conmovedoras historias de amor en Estados Unidos"--Envase
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, the residents of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City's massive power generator begins to fail, the street lamps start to fade - along with the hopes and dreams of the townspeople. Now it's up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient Builders and find a way out of Ember before their world is plunged into darkness forever!"--Container
The Pacific by Eileen Tamura( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When he suddenly finds himself without his long-standing blue-collar job, Larry Crowne (Hanks) enrolls at his local college to start over. There, he becomes part of an eclectic community of students and develops a crush on his teacher (Roberts). Now this simple guy will discover that when you think everything worth having has passed you by, you just might find your reason to live"--Container
Ricki and the Flash by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ricki, a guitar heroine who gives up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, now returns home to make things right with her family
Parkland by Peter Landesman( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassination of President Kennedy is shown from the persepectives of ordinary people
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four-part drama that tells the story of a seemingly placid New England town that is actually wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, all told through the lens of Olive, whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center. The story spans 25 years and focuses on Olive's relationships with her husband, Henry, the good-hearted and kindly town pharmacist; their son, Christopher, who resents his mother's approach to parenting; and other members of their community
The great Buck Howard by Sean McGinley( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assisstant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devil in a blue dress: "Washington stars as Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, a decorated war hero who returns home to the segregation of post-war America. Forced to accept an under-the-table job finding a missing socialite, Easy is caught between the white power elite and the vibrant black community of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows." -- Back of container
Magnificent desolation walking on the moon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Des reconstitutions, des documents d'archives (photos, vidéos et enregistrements sonores) et des cartes décrivent les missions d'exploration de la surface lunaire réalisées par des cosmonautes américains dans le cadre du projet Apollo
Big love( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container
Big love( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in French and English and held by 633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Henrickson is the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable
The sixties by Chris Marker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960s was the decade America transformed from a country of conformity to a land of political, cultural and social liberation. The events of that tumultuous ten-year period reshaped America to such an extent that it still remains an epoch of fascination today and every step of the way, television helped frame and enable that change. Featuring unique perspectives and rare, original footage, The Sixties will not just re-examine the familiar... it will unearth the unknown
Stop making sense by Talking Heads (Musical group)( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Catalan and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the Talking Heads in concert
My big fat Greek wedding 2( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. The film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding
 
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Alternative Names
Gary Goetzman Amerikaans filmproducent

Gary Goetzman producteur de cinéma américain

Gary Goetzman produttore cinematografico statunitense

Gary Goetzman US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Schauspieler

Getzman, Gary 1952-

Гари Гоэцман Гари Гоэцман

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Where the wild things areJohn AdamsThe PacificDevil in a blue dressMagnificent desolation walking on the moonBig love