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Portman, Rachel

Overview
Works: 443 works in 1,186 publications in 8 languages and 34,249 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Animal films  War films  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Conductor, Musician, Creator, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Rachel Portman
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer
Mona Lisa smile by Kirsten Dunst( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s. She has a passion not only for art but for her students. Most of the students seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Although a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Their eyes were watching God (ca. 113 min.): A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The protagonist of this metaphysical fable is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
The vow ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a car accident puts her in a coma Paige wakes up and cannot remember the last five years of her life, so her husband Leo works to make her fall in love with him again
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out
Grey Gardens ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue deĢbutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home. At that point, Jackie swooped in to save her relatives
Hart's war by Gregory Hoblit( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Honor, courage, and sacrifice are revealed in unexpected ways as a ranking U.S. prisoner in a Nazi POW camp is joined in December 1944 by a law-student lieutenant who'd been captured despite his father's powerful military connections. When a black pilot from the famous Tuskeegee airmen is falsely accused of murdering a fellow prisoner, Lt. Hart tries his case and discovers the real motivation behind the ranking officer's kangaroo court
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik( Visual )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mentally ill young woman who lives with her older brother finds her love in an eccentric young man who models himself after Buster Keaton
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After one day together -- July 15th, 1988, their college graduation -- Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along"--Container
Never let me go by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writer Alex Garland adapts Kazuo Ishiguro's novel for the big screen with this fantasy drama directed by Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield star respectively as Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, three childhood friends who reunite as adults to look back on their days at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic but markedly offbeat boarding school in rural England. As the former classmates journey into their shared past, painful memories of love, jealousy and betrayal are brought to the surface, and the sinister secret at the heart of their unusual upbringing is finally revealed
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
The human stain by Robert Benton( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicholas becomes the head of the family when his father dies unexpectedly. Keeping watch over his mother and his sister Kate becomes an even greater challenge when Nicholas discovers that his father lost the family fortune due to ill-advised investments. Without a shilling to his name, Nicholas turns to his wealthy but unforgiving Uncle Ralph for help
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row
The Manchurian candidate by Paramount Pictures Corporation( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gulf War hero is brainwashed and used as a tool in a political conspiracy
The lake house by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover that they're living two years apart, they try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )
50 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their delicious products, their attitudes begin to change
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Comedy about a girl who finds her family unbearably weird. Her mother laughs at anything, her father dreams of selling hot dogs, and her sister is a plumber. She struggles to fit in while coping with her craving for junk food and kinky sex!
 
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Alternative Names
Portman, Rachel M.
Portman, Rachel M. 1960-
Languages
English (163)
Spanish (14)
French (14)
German (9)
Italian (5)
Chinese (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Dutch (1)
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