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Goetzman, Gary 1952-

Overview
Works: 121 works in 346 publications in 6 languages and 27,072 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Juvenile works  Fiction  Rock music  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Gary Goetzman
Mamma mia! by ABBA (Musical group)( Visual )
38 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,090 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 )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 3,087 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 Maurice Sendak( Visual )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who 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 when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. 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 )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Texas congressman Charlie Wilson during the early 1980s, this tells how a congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,644 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 Jérémy Podeswa( Visual )
12 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 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 )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,495 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
Parkland ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
November 22, 1963 is a day that changed the world forever when beloved American President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Parkland is the true story behind that tragic day, told from the vantage point of individuals who are forced to make split-second decisions after this incomprehensible event that will change the world's landscape forever
The great Buck Howard ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 784 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
Neil Young heart of gold by Neil Young( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is a love letter to the consistency and familiarity of Neil Young's voice, a floating silver reed with all the colors of moonlight in it. The songs are from Young's albums "Prairie Wind" (2005), "Harvest Moon" (1992), and "Harvest" (1972). For the premiere of "Prairie Wind" Young gathered long-time band mates and old friends like Emmylou Harris for a performance that has the feel of a casual reunion picnic. Held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium--the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, and a room with what may be the finest acoustics in the universe--the whole ensemble nattily attired in neatly tailored traditional western get-ups, it is as if the ghosts of the Ryman are singing through them. Young's songs speak to ensuring continuity between the past and the present, while cutting a path into the future, and he and his fellow performers open themselves so wholly to their surroundings that they become a part of it
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to work as a private eye. His job of finding a missing socialite puts him between the white power elite and the vibrant black commumnity of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows
Magnificent desolation walking on the moon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt. Features rarely seen NASA footage, newly released photographs, CGI and actual live-action renditions of the lunar landscape
Big love ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 692 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 )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 630 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
Stop making sense by Talking Heads (Musical group)( Visual )
13 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A classic rock concert movie featuring the Talking Heads. Demme's Film captures the powerful quirky performance of the group and the arresting visual style of the sets and costumes. The film uses sophisticated editing and camerawork in a restrained manner, offsetting the witty engaging performances
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured drummer when the band The Wonders competes in a talent show. After Guy injects a Merseybeat rhythm into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the group into a brief whirlwind of success
Starter for 10 by Tom Vaughan( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brian is a working class student from Essex navigating his first year at Bristol University with a ragtag group of new friends. Brian's life-long dream is to join the team for the British quiz show University Challenge, and pull Alice, the fittest girl on the team
25th anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame concerts ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This videodisc features live and previously unseen performances, and includes the 2009 celebration of the Hall's silver anniversary, marked by two all-star New York Concerts that aired on HBO. Features U2 performing with Fergie and Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen with John Fogerty, Metallica, Aretha Franklin, and more
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor, along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery
 
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Getzman, Gary 1952-
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