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Goetzman, Gary 1952-

Overview
Works: 88 works in 372 publications in 10 languages and 30,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television mini-series  Fantasy films  Historical television programs  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Comedy 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 )

52 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,214 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 2,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shy Greek American woman meets the man of her dreams, turning her personal, professional, and family life upside-down
Where the wild things are by Maurice Sendak( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,653 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 )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,542 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 Gil Kenan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,663 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 Timothy Van Patten( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While the Marines were battling the Japanese in the Pacific theater, patriotism was soaring and the mood back in the States was one of a collective spirit : a great coming together was underway. From the perspectives of surviving veterans and family members, this featurette takes an in-depth look at life on the home front during the Pacific theater of World War II
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,565 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 by Peter Landesman( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assassination of President Kennedy is shown from the persepectives of ordinary people
Ricki and the Flash( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,092 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
Olive Kitteridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,018 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 811 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 assistant, 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 Jonathan Demme( 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 )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 775 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 714 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 701 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 635 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 585 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 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film of the Talking Heads in concert from 1984
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 471 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
 
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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 PacificMagnificent desolation walking on the moonBig love