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Ackroyd, Barry

Works: 91 works in 409 publications in 7 languages and 12,859 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Crime films  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barry Ackroyd
The Hurt Locker by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

US Army Staff Sergeant Will James, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn and Specialist Owen Eldridge comprise the Bravo Company's bomb disposal unit stationed in Baghdad. James is the tech team leader. When he arrives on the scene, Bravo Company has thirty-nine days left on its current deployment, and it will be a long thirty-nine days for Sanborn and Eldridge whose styles do not mesh with that of their new leader. James' thrill of the dismantlement seems to be the ultimate goal regardless of the safety of his fellow team members, others on the scene or himself. On the other hand, Sanborn is by the book: he knows his place and duty and trusts others in the army to carry out theirs as well as he. Eldridge is an insecure soldier who is constantly worried that an error or misjudgment on his part will lead to the death of an innocent civilian or a military colleague. While the three members face their own internal issues, they have to be aware of any person at the bomb sites, some of whom may be bombers themselves
Captain Phillips by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, which was the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years
United 93 by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based story about the 40 passengers and crew aboard San Francisco bound flight United 93. This hijacked flight was the fourth terrorist attack plane on September 11, 2001. As a result of a delay on takeoff, the passengers on the flight are behind the carefully scheduled planned attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Once hijacked, the passengers and crew are able to discern that this is no mere hijacking. While the real events that caused the ultimate crash of the plane can never be known, the events depicted would appear to be as might be expected. The scariest part of the film is the unpreparedness of the FAA and the military in dealing with the situation
Coriolanus by William Shakespeare( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes of HARRY POTTER FRANCHISE, THE ENGLISH PATIENT), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave of HOWARDS END, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus' anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler of 300, ROCKNROLLA) to take his revenge on the city
Anne Frank remembered by Jon Blair( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features vintage newsreel footage, photographs and a rare home movie to look beyond the celebrated pages of Anne Frank's diary. Includes interviews with her friends, family and protector, Miep Gies
The big short( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the banks committed the greatest fraud in US history, four outsiders risked it all to take them down."--Container
The lost prince by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 476 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)
Looking for Eric by Ken Loach( Visual )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eric, un postino fanatico di calcio la cui vita è in un momento critico, ottiene dei consigli importanti dal calciatore filosofo Eric Cantona
The navigators by Ken Loach( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As big business takes hold of the rail industry, a local depot gang is forced to either adapt to the new managerial double-talk or take chances with receiving severance pay. Agreements set long ago are suddenly undermined by a new managing director who wipes the slate clean. Tensions mount when the men show up the the depot only to find there is no work for them
Dust( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the turn of the 20th century, two brothers fall in love with the same woman. When she chooses the younger of the two, the embittered older brother travels to Europe where he becomes a ruthless mercenary. But a revolution takes a personal twist with one brother hanging on the edge of life and death
Land and freedom a story from the Spanish Revolution by Ken Loach( Visual )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spagna, 1936. La guerra civile e la mobilitazione internazionale. Le brigate dei volontari, i sogni e gli ideali di chi era andato a combattere in Spagna contro il regime franchista. La passione politica e civile di David che si fonde con l'amore per Blanca. La fine delle illusioni ma non degli ideali, in un film che unisce cuore e ragione
Very Annie-Mary( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annie Mary, a gawky, thirty-three-year-old Welsh girl has had her dreams of being an opera star dashed by her strict overbearing father. Still living at home she longs to break free to live her life and find her own voice again
Aileen Wuornos the selling of a serial killer, the 1992 interviews by Nicholas Broomfield( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary is a twisted tale of murder, alleged police corruption and conniving opportunists that tracks the sensational trial and conviction of 'America's First Female Serial Killer.'
Stephen Poliakoff's Friends & crocodiles by Stephen Poliakoff( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the early 1980s. Paul Reynolds is the young, wealthy owner of a magnificent house, a host of great parties, and a patron of eccentrics -- academics, poets, artists, revolutionaries and libertarians. Lizzie, persuaded to become his secretary, manages to bring some structure to this chaotic, visionary and hedonistic existence, but Paul's Eden seems destined to self-destruct. Lizzie and Paul fall out, but somehow inevitably, their paths are set to cross again and again ..."--Container
The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Irlande, 1920. Des paysans s'unissent pour former une armée de volontaires contre les redoutables Black and Tans, troupes anglaises envoyées par bateaux entiers pour mater les velléités d'indépendance du peuple irlandais. Par sens du devoir et amour de son pays, Damien abandonne sa jeune carrière de médecin et rejoint son frère Teddy dans le dangereux combat pour la liberté
My name is Joe by Ken Loach( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe está en el paro. Después de ser un alcohólico durante años, ha conseguido dejar de beber y dedica buena parte del tiempo a entrenar al peor equipo de fútbol de Glasgow. Ayuda también a una pareja de jóvenes drogadictos que tienen un hijo y en cuya casa conoce a Sarah, una asistenta social que se ocupa de ellos. Joe y Sarah se enamoran apasionadamente, pero su relación no es nada fácil en un mundo donde la vida cotidiana es realmente dura
Sweet sixteen by Ken Loach( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liam dreams of the family life he never had. With his mum to be released from prison in time for his 16th birthday, Liam is determined that things will be different. In order to make this happen, he must raise cash and his crazy schemes get him and his friends into all sorts of trouble
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
The newsroom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Newsroom takes a behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on and off camera lives of its acerbic anchor, a new executive producer, and their newsroom staff
Ladybird, ladybird by Ken Loach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspirada en un suceso real, Ladybird, Ladybird es la historia de amor de Maggie y Jorge y su lucha por formar una familia. Maggie tiene cuatro hijos (de distintos padres) que, debido al violento ambiente familiar, están a cargo de los servicios sociales. Cuando conoce a Jorge, un refugiado hispanoamericano, Maggie vislumbra la posibilidad de rehacer su hogar. Sin embargo, su pasado sigue atormentándola. Una vez involucrada en la burocracia de la asistencia social, le resultará muy difícil conseguir la custodia de sus hijos, pero Maggie no se da por vencida
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
United 93
Alternative Names
Barry Ackroyd Angol operatőr

Barry Ackroyd britischer Kameramann

Barry Ackroyd Brits director of photography

Barry Ackroyd direttore della fotografia britannico

Μπάρι Ακρόιντ

Барри Экройд

Баррі Акройд

Экройд, Барри

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The navigatorsVery Annie-Mary