WorldCat Identities

Menges, Chris 1940-

Works: 162 works in 449 publications in 7 languages and 13,104 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Suspense fiction  Epic films  Fiction  Historical films  Biographical films  Western films  Biography 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Author, Film editor, Performer, dir, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Chris Menges
Most widely held works by Chris Menges
North country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota steel mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The mission by Roland Joff( Visual )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a powerful epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield a South American Indian tribe from brutal subjegation by 18th century colonial empires
The killing fields by Roland Joff( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Perkins is a veteran cowboy bent on burying his old friend, gunned down by accident, in him home in Old Mexico
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know
The pledge by Sean Penn( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Black, a homicide detective, undertakes one last case on the day he is due to retire. An eight year old girl has been found murdered in the snow-covered mountains of Mexico and her mother begs Black to solve the mystery of her death. Helped only by a local waitress and her young daughter, Black embarks on a suspenseful hunt for the killer
The good thief by Neil Jordan( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob is an aging American thief is living in the French city of Nice. Addicted to both heroin and gambling, Bob is in the midst of an extended personal losing streak when he rescues a new girl in town named Anne from her pimp. When the opportunity to steal a fortune in rare paintings from a Monte Carlo casino comes along, Bob hopes for a score big enough to let him retire from his life of crime. His only hindrances are Anne's man troubles and his nemesis, local police chief Roger
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives
A world apart by Chris Menges( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa in 1963, the story concerns an idealistic journalist Diana Roth who defies the government and becomes the first woman arrested under the 90-day Detention Act-- both a story of government abuse and a look at one mother's neglect of her family because of her involvement with a larger cause. Based on a true story
Crisscross by Chris Menges( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother tries to bring up her 12-year-old son. They struggle to recreate a happy family after being abandoned by a husband and father who had been traumatized by his tour in Vietnam
Walter( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From birth Walter has been a fighter. Through his own efforts, he learns to read and write, and even manages to hold down a menial job. But when his parents die, Walter suddenly finds himself alone and unable to cope with crowds, the noise and the world outside his home. The only solution is for him to stay at a psychiatric hospital. Eventually his spirit wins out over his fears and he creates a new life for himself, even finding a love interest
Second best by Chris Menges( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged village postmaster adopts a lonely, rage-filled boy and together they discover families aren't born, they're made
Black Jack by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story about an honest young boy, Tolly Pickering, forced on the run with a villainous ruffian named Black Jack. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums, and travelling fairs, they find friendship in the most unlikely places
The lost son( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Xavier Lombard investigates a missing person's case in London
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Michael Collins, an Irishman whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
High season( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented photographer would otherwise be living an idyllic life on a beautiful Greek island, except that she has to cope with being broke, an ex-husband with whom she fights over art and blondes, her art historian best friend and her eccentric neighbor
Marie, a true story by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding the strength to pack up her three kids and leave an abusive husband, Marie works her way through college and lands a job with the State of Tennessee. Hard work moves her up to the appointment as the first woman to head the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, but she soon learns that justice and politics don't always mix
Gumshoe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private eye caper loaded with adventure, intrigue and laughs. Part-time comic and full-time dreamer, Ginley places an ad in a Liverpool paper offering his services as a detective. Before you can say "gumshoe," his mundane world turns to mayhem as this newcomer sleuth tangles with a big-time drug operation--and murder
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The mission
Alternative Names
Chris Menges britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Chris Menges brytyjski operator filmowy

Chris Menges cineasta y director de cine britnico

Chris Menges regista e direttore della fotografia britannico

Menges, Christopher.

Menges, Christopher 1940-

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Крис Менгес

کریس منجس


The missionThe three burials of Melquiades EstradaCrisscrossSecond best