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Nivola, Alessandro

Works: 105 works in 366 publications in 6 languages and 17,748 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biographical films  Crime films  Comedy films  Interviews  History  Historical drama  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Alessandro Nivola
American hustle ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American Hustle is the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld, who along with his equally cunning and seductive partner Sydney Prosser, is forced to work for wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso. DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that's as dangerous as it is enchanting. Carmine Polito, mayor of Camden, is the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the cons and Feds. Irving's unpredictable wife Rosalyn could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down
Coco avant Chanel Coco before Chanel by Anne Fontaine ( Visual )
48 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years after being abandoned at an orphanage by her father, Gabrielle Chanel finds a job in a tailor shop where she meets, and soon begins an affair with French millionaire Etienne Balsan. Through Baron Balsan she is introduced into French society and given the opportunity to design her own style of hats. Though her career takes off, her personal life becomes more complicated when she falls in love with Balsan's former best friend Arthur Capel
Mansfield Park by Patricia Rozema ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Fanny Price is sent away to live with her rich cousins, she's meant to learn the ways of proper society but manages to enlighten them as well
Jurassic Park III by Sam Neill ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Alan Grant gives a wealthy couple an aerial tour of the island that his company once used for genetically engineering dinosaurs. They are forced to land on the island, where they discover that new dinosaurs have evolved
Junebug by Phil Morrison ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Junebug is a deceptively simple, deeply resonant story about the inherent loneliness of family, embracing the texture of a world the movies rarely visit. Three years have passed since George has been home, and he is bringing his bride, Chicago art dealer Madeleine. His family--father Eugene, mother Peg, brother Johnny and sister-in-law Ashley--await them with a mixture of excitement, anxiety, and dread. Junebug sounds a paean to yearning, alienation, and endless hope, in the face of the enormous distances that can divide two people, separated by two ways of life
The Clearing by Pieter Jan Brugge ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A successful businessman is kidnapped by a mysterious man, who is disturbingly familiar with the intimate details of his prisoner's personal life
Face/off by John Woo ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An undercover agent takes the physical appearance of an assumed dead terrorist. The terrorist was only in a coma, and he takes the form of the agent
Grace is gone by James C Strouse ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stanley Phillips is a sad, disconnected man unable to tell his young daughters that their mother, a soldier, has died in Iraq. Instead, he takes the girls on a road trip, where their innocent charm helps him rediscover a healing joy he thought he'd lost forever
Howl by Robert P Epstein ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
The eye by Oxide Pang ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sydney is a young, blind violinist who is given the chance to see for the first time since childhood through a miraculous corneal transplant. As Sydney adjusts to a dizzying new world of colors and shapes, she is haunted by frightening visions of death which captures the doomed and dragging them away from the world of the living. Terrorized and on the brink of insanity, Sydney is convinced that her anonymous eye donor has opened the door to a terrifying world only she can see and the secret information it holds
Goal! the dream begins ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Santiago Munez, an immigrant from Los Angeles, is given the chance to go to England to pursue his dream of becoming a professional soccer player. This underdog must prove he has the talent, passion, and determination to triumph against all odds
Love's labour's lost a romantic musical comedy by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends--Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine--make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends--Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine--to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun
Laurel Canyon by Lisa Cholodenko ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvard graduate Sam and his fiancée, Alex, move into Sam's mother's house in upscale Laurel Canyon, thinking that she would not be there. Only problem is that she is still there, supposedly finishing up a record that she's producing for her boy toy, Ian's band. Sam's mom seems more interested in smoking pot and drinking than actually working, though. Alex doesn't mind, but Sam is quite upset. Alex starts off focused as she works on finishing a dissertation on genomics, but is soon distracted. Meanwhile, Sam is equally distracted by the beautiful intern Sara
Ginger & Rosa ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and German and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Two teenage girls--Ginger (Fanning) and Rosa (Engler)-- are inseparable: they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered by the clash of desire and the determination to grow up"--Container
The company ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts the global power struggle between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, told from the viewpoint of CIA and KGB spies. Spans four decades, from the dawn of the Cold War in the 1950s to the downfall of the Soviet Union in the '90s. Trace the activities of the CIA's underground fight with the KGB and where three CIA agents must find out the moles in their own ranks before every operation in an unrelenting battle within the organization itself
$5 a day ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Carolina by Miramax ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Carolina, who is named after the state for which she was born in, tries to escape from her wildly eccentric family in search of a life of love and normalcy. Her sisters, Georgia and Maine, live with her grandma in a rather unconventional fashion. Her neighbor, Albert, writes romance novels for a living and writes a book "for Carolina". Carolina, herself, has a job as the producer of a television show, but loses her job when her hysterical sister calls because grandma has locked herself in a dressing room at the local mall
Best laid plans ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and German and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After botching a robbery Nick and his girlfriend Lissa target his old college chum Bryce as an easy mark for fast cash. Before long all three young people find themselves entwined in a dangerous web of betrayal and seduction
Janie Jones ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethan, a struggling rock musician, content with his on-the-road, party lifestyle, has his life turned upside down by the arrival of a thirteen-year-old daughter he never knew he had; and, left with the responsibility of raising Janie Jones, a shy but talented, aspiring musician herself, Ethan takes Janie on a road trip of music, discovery, and father-daughter bonding
The Darwin awards ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on four best-selling non-fiction books of over 700 Darwin Award cases, an insurance claims investigator teams up with a forensic detective to investigate potential Darwin Award cases. Winners are saluted for the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally kill themselves in really stupid ways
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English (164)
French (31)
German (17)
Spanish (9)
Italian (2)
Multiple languages (1)