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Goetzman, Gary 1952-

Overview
Works: 150 works in 507 publications in 8 languages and 35,135 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Television mini-series  History  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Actor, Author, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Gary Goetzman
Mamma mia! by Phyllida Lloyd( Visual )

57 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,293 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 )

48 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,236 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
Charlie Wilson's war by Mike Nichols( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson is best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he is 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 the 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
Where the wild things are by Oliver Knussen( Visual )

22 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,633 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
John Adams by Kirk Ellis( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,557 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
My big fat Greek wedding 2( Visual )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to the highly successful 2002 motion picture, surprise: a hitherto unmentioned Portokalos family secret is sufficiently likelihood-bending as to force the previous film's characters out of large-screen retirement and back into our hearts for another big and fat Greek wedding
City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau( Visual )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the residents of the underground 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 streetlamps fade - along with the hopes of the townspeople. Now it will be up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders to find the way out of Ember before their world is plunged into complete darkness
The Pacific by Jeremy Podeswa( Visual )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatized rendering of U.S. Marine Corps operations in the Pacific Theater during World War II, following marines Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie, and John Basilone to Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa
Larry Crowne by Tom Hanks( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,550 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
A hologram for the king( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recession-ravaged 2010, American businessman Alan Clay (Tom Hanks), broke, depressed, and freshly divorced, arrives in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. His mission: sell a state-of-the-art holographic teleconferencing system to the Saudi government. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he's unclear if the king will ever show up for the long-scheduled meeting. He eventually begins to contemplate the possibility of a fresh start with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury)."--Container
Ricki and the Flash by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounting the chaotic events that occurred in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, Parkland weaves together the perspectives of a handful of ordinary individuals suddenly thrust into extraordinary circumstances: the young doctors and nurses at Parkland Hospital; Dallas' chief of the Secret Service; an unwitting cameraman who captured what became the most watched and examined film in history; the FBI agents who nearly had the gunman within their grasp; the brother of Lee Harvey Oswald, left to deal with his shattered family; and JFK's security team, witnesses to both the president's death and Vice President Lyndon Johnson's rise to power over a nation whose innocence was forever altered
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1,066 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 McGinly( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 827 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
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An L.A. private eve, "Easy" Rawlins, is caught between the power elite and a beautiful dame's shocking secret
Neil Young : heart of gold by Neil Young( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 762 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
That thing you do! by Tom Hanks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and French and held by 702 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
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
Magnificent desolation : walking on the moon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 688 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
The Sixties by Chris Marker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 26 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
 
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My big fat Greek wedding
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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

גארי גואצמן שחקן אמריקאי

ゲイリー・ゴーツマン

蓋瑞·高茲曼

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Where the wild things areJohn AdamsThe PacificMagnificent desolation : walking on the moon