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Johnston, Adrian

Works: 70 works in 192 publications in 7 languages and 9,420 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Fiction  Television programs  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Thrillers (Television programs) 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Creator
Classifications: PN1995.9.B55, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Adrian Johnston
Becoming Jane by Anne Hathaway ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1795 and Jane Austen is a feisty 20-year-old. The emerging writer already sees a world beyond class and commerce, pride and prejudice, and dreams of doing what was then nearly unthinkable--marrying for love. Her parents prefer a wealthy husband, to assure their daughter's future social standing, and are eyeing Mr. Wisley, nephew to the very rich and very formidable Lady Gresham, as a prospective match. But when Jane meets the roguish and decidedly non-aristocratic Tom Lefroy, sharp repartee leads to flying sparks. His intellect and arrogance raise her ire - then knock her head over heels. The couple, whose flirtation flies in the face of the sense and sensibility of the age, is faced with a terrible dilemma. If they attempt to marry, they will risk everything that matters - family, friends and fortune
Brideshead revisited ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the charming aristocrat Sebastian invites Charles Ryder to his family's estate, Charles becomes seduced by the opulent lifestyle of the Marchmain family, and by Julia, Sebastian's sister. As their romance deepens, repercussions follow, and Charles discovers that at Brideshead, love, money and power come at a price
Shackleton by Charles Sturridge ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
SHACKLETON is not a biopic of the great Anglo-Irish explorer but a dramatization of the failed trans-Antarctic expedition of 1914-1916. As written and directed by Charles Sturridge (Longitude), the production, filmed on real ice floes in Greenland, stays remarkably close to the facts, capturing the look of the surviving expedition photos by Frank Hurley (collected in the book South with Endurance) with great fidelity. Starring Shakespearean actor Kenneth Branagh as the commanding Ernest Shackleton, he vowed to bring every man home alive, and against virtually impossible odds, including a 700-mile journey in an open boat through some of the worst seas in the world, he did just that
The house of mirth by Terence Davies ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
Kinky boots ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and French and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To save the family shoe business from bankruptcy, young Charlie turns to an unlikely new creative consultant: a sassy, cross-dressing cabaret singer whose outrageous style and wild designs are a breath of fresh air in the stuffy old factory
The lost prince by Stephen Poliakoff ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Miranda Richardson and Tom Hollander star as Queen Mary and King George V. After discovering that their son Prince John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas) suffers from epilepsy and learning disabilities, the royals have the boy sent off to be raised in a rural farmhouse, lest he tarnish the family's image of superiority. Removed from the public eye and the attention of his parents, Prince John forms a loving bond with his nurse, Lalla (Gina McKee)
The hollow crown. Richard II, Henry IV part 1, Henry IV part 2, Henry V ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry IV, Pt 1. Prince Hal (Tom Hiddleston) defies his father, King Henry IV (Jeremy Irons) by spending his time at Mistress Quickly's (Julie Walters) tavern in the company of the dissolute Falstaff (Simon Russell Beale) and his companions. The King is threatened by a rebellion led by Hal's rival, Hotspur (Joe Armstrong), his father Northumberland (Alun Armstrong), and his uncle Worcester (David Hayman). During the Battle of Shrewsbury Hal faces Hotspur in mortal combat
Gideon's daughter ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gideon Warner is a hugely successful public relations consultant, giving advice about hair, clothes, and social activities to the wealthy. Despite his success he has become disheartened about his business circles and more concerned over his family
Tipping the velvet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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About Adam by Gerard Stembridge ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sisters, one guy ... he's the most outrageous secret ever kept ... from each other. Lucy has had a string of boyfriends, until she meets Adam. She brings him home to meet her family and they all heartily approve. When Lucy asks Adam to marry her, he agrees, to the complete surprise of her sisters
Stephen Poliakoff's Almost strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Daniel attends a family reunion with his parents, he discovers a world he hardly knew existed. Seduced by the allure of his new world, Daniel adopts the role of go-between for his glamorous Aunt Alice and his cousins Rebecca and Charles
Stephen Poliakoff's Shooting the past by Stephen Poliakoff ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A London mansion housing a huge library of rare old photos gets a new owner who is bent on chucking the pictures and remaking the house as a business college. The library's manager is determined to save the collection at all costs
Me without you ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Holly and Marina make a childhood pact - to be forever friends. As the years pass, Holly seems to be the only constant in Marina's life. Holly buries herself in books, insecure around her beautiful and possessive best friend. She holds one secret from Marina: her increasing passion for Marina's brother, Nat. As the years roll by, the girls try everything life has to offer - sex, love, loss, and rock 'n' roll. But for Holly, a friendship that has never been equal gradually begins to feel like a trap
Lawless heart ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shocked by the death of a friend, three men decide to take their lives in hand. But under the influence of three beguiling women, how far can they go? Take a journey with friends facing life, death, sex and misadventure
Red riding ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young journalist investigates the kidnapping and murder of several children in Yorkshire, only to discover ties to the local high society and police corruption
Brideshead revisited original score by Adrian Johnston ( )
3 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Becoming Jane original score by Adrian Johnston ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adrian Johnston composed the 23-track score to this highly anticipated 2007 semi-autobiographical movie about Jane Austen's romance with Tom Lefroy
Stephen Poliakoff's Friends & crocodiles ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul is the owner of an impressive house and hosts the best parties as well as being impulsive, generous and imaginative. His secretary can't cope with his maverick ways and leaves under a cloud of disappointment. Yet they are fated to meet up again
Jude by Michael Winterbottom ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young and unworldly Jude Fawley dreams of emulating his mentor and schoolmaster, Phillotson. Jude studies diligently but his dream is interrupted when he is seduced by Arabella, a neighbor's daughter. Believing falsely that Arabella is pregnant, Jude marries her, but the marriage soon fails. When Jude decides to pursue his studies at Christminster he falls recklessly in love with his cousin, Sue Bridehead but the relationship proves to have tragic consequences
The earth La terre ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Emile Zola's novel of family greed, brutality and deceit in rural France
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