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Boyd, Russell 1944-

Works: 148 works in 361 publications in 8 languages and 6,565 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Naval history  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  War films  Comedy films  History  Historical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Director, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Master and commander the far side of the world by Peter Weir( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 2,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1805 and Europe has fallen to Napoleon. The Royal Navy is the only thing standing in his way to total victory. Off the coast of South America, a new conflict is brewing. Captain Jack 'Lucky Jack' Aubrey and his Man-of-War HMS Surprise is under orders to sink or capture the French privateer Acheron, which has been deployed to the region. After seven weeks of uneventful sailing, the Acheron strikes first, all but crippling the Surprise in an engagement in which Aubrey realizes his enemy's ship is nautically superior to his own. Along with his close friend and confidant, ship's surgeon Stephan Maturin, Aubrey is now faced with the choice of retreating to England and admitting defeat or remaining at the Acheron's mercy. Aubrey must now do the impossible if he is to survive, repair his ship, catch up to his enemy and defeat the Acheron
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

12 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Valentine's Day picnic at an ancient volcanic outcropping turns to disaster for the residents of Mrs. Appleyard's school when a few young girls inexplicably vanish on Hanging Rock."--Container
Gallipoli by Peter Weir( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two young men who take part in the campaign at Gallipoli. It tells of their friendship and the events that bring them to a tragic climax
American outlaws by Les Mayfield( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the end of the Civil War, Frank and Jesse James ride home to Missouri to be on their ranch with their mother. As a railroad moves through buying up as much land as possible, burning folks out if need be, the James-Younger gang of outlaws become determined to use any means to protect their land and the land of their townsfolk and friends
Dr. Dolittle by Betty Thomas( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A doctor finds out he can understand what animals are saying. When the animals find out, his world is turned upside down
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

9 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic drifter comes into the life of a lonely widow and her young son in the barren flatlands of Texas. But when Mac is revealed to be a once-famous country singer, he must confront a painful past that includes his bitter superstar ex-wife
Crocodile Dundee II by John Cornell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continuing the adventures of the eccentric Australian, Crocodile Dundee, he and his beautiful girlfriend are threatened by a ruthless gang of drug dealers. Dundee evens the odds by leading the hoods to his turf, the Australian outback
Company man( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After helping a Russian dancer defect to the United States, an English teacher becomes a C.I.A. agent and for his first mission he is sent to Cuba. There he "starts" the Bay of Pigs invasion, but not before trying to kill Castro first. His next mission is to gather intelligence from a country who didn't know its own name - Vietnam
Star struck( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jackie Mullins rises from obscurity to win a rock contest at the Sydney Opera House. Her success unites the world of ambition and New Wave rock and the world of working class life in the Sydney Rocks where she works as a barmaid. This is an original blend of 'backstage' musical and working class comedy inflected by a popular feminism which displaces masculinity from the centre of Australianess as expressed in the ocker comedy
The way back( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 three men walked out of the Himalayas into India. They has survived a 4,000 mile walk to freedom. While there is disagreement on whether or not this is a true story, this film is a textbook example of the "man vs. Nature-red-in-tooth-and-claw" survival film. Janusz, a Polish prisoner of war, is forced to sign a false confession and shipped off to Siberia to rot in the most brutal prison system in the world--the Gulag. In prison, he meets a renowned Russian actor, an American architect, and a hardened Russian gangster. Janusz convinces six of his fellows to accompany him in an escape, which improbably succeeds, and then the real trial begins--a punishing race against the elements, time, hunger, and fear
Prisoners of the sun( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of World War II, a mass grave of brutally executed Australian POWs is discovered. A tough military lawyer and his team are dispatched to prosecute the Japanese guards. To win his fight for justice, the lawyer must deal with an American officer protecting his national interests and a Japanese commander who has sworn his troops to a blood oath of silence
High tide by Laura Jones( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A backup singer is abandoned in a beach town. She finds a spirit she didn't know she had, a daughter she had given away, and a drive to go on
Feature film lighting by Russell Boyd( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russell Boyd, interviewed by Peter Thompson, discusses use of lighting, daylight and artificial, in color, and in black and white films
Almost an angel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hit by a car, a thief regains consciousness, only to believe he's an angel sent from God to help others
Backroads( Visual )

4 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This road movie is a mixture of rough naturalism and generic conventions. The journey of a black and a white together with several passengers that are picked up along the way is a journey to nowhere finally given arbitrary direction at the point of a gun. The outback is both abstracted desolation and a real world of black poverty. Inside the car is a more conventionalised representation of black-white relations: the laconic white racist and the angry black rebel who has to pay the price for his rebellion
Master and commander : sfida ai confini del mare by Peter Weir( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Costa del Brasile, 1805: a migliaia di leghe lontano dall'Europa, infuria un'epica battaglia che può cambiare le sorti della guerra di Napoleone alla conquista dell'Inghilterra. La Surprise, vascello della Royal Navy guidato dal Capitano Jack "Lucky" Aubrey, e la Acheron, nave francese di stazza e potenza di fuoco estremamente superiori, si sfuggono e si inseguono, a viso aperto o col favore della nebbia, si scambiano di ruolo da preda a predatore. A bordo della Surprise, la patriottica devozione di Aubrey si scontra con l'etica scientifica del suo amico e medico di bordo Maturin, ma sapranno trovare una nell'altra la chiave per il successo dei propri scopi. (Mymovies)
Dr. Dolittle by Hugh Lofting( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The re-awakening of Dr. Doolittle's ability to communicate with animals unleashes an outrageous and hilarious chain of events
Crocodile Dundee by Peter Faiman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael J. "Crocodile" Dundee is an Australian crocodile hunter who lives in the Australian outback and runs a safari business with his trusted friend and mentor Walter Reilly. After surviving a crocodile attack, a New York journalist named Sue arrives to interview Mick about how he survived and learns more about the crocodile hunter. After saving Sue from a crocodile, Sue invites Mick to visit New York City, since Mick has never been to a city. Mick finds the culture and life in New York City a lot different than his home and he finds himself falling in love with Sue
Douglas Stewart by Douglas Stewart( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in New Zealand where he was educated and worked as a journalist, Stewart later travelled to England and Australia where he became literary editor of the Bulletin, and began a long friendship with Norman Lindsay whom he discusses in this interview. Stewart reveals his love for the duality of nature and relates this to his poetry
Marjorie Barnard by Marjorie Barnard( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marjorie Barnard's lonely childhood caused her to draw on her own inner resources and creativity so that she began writing at an early age. She speaks of her collaborations with Flora Eldershaw and her associations with other literary figures of the day. The interview concludes with her discussing at length her novel Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow
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Russell Boyd australijski filmowiec

Russell Boyd australischer Kameramann

Russell Boyd direttore della fotografia australiano

Рассел Бойд

راسل بوید