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Strathairn, David

Works: 329 works in 979 publications in 5 languages and 54,804 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Television adaptations  Football films  Juvenile works  Interviews 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Proofreader, Author, Contributor, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about David Strathairn
Most widely held works by David Strathairn
Good night, and good luck by George Clooney( Visual )
56 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
30 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
The Bourne ultimatum by Robert Ludlum( Visual )
32 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once again, Jason Bourne emerges from hiding and into chaos. His return this time prompted inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross. Ross's writing is unveiling Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns which have woken, and profoundly disturbed, Bourne's former masters. Bourne must uncover and eradicate the sources of their paranoia, before they eradicate him. Clawing his way out of madness, Jason Bourne has regained his conscience even though he has lost most of his mind
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the moment the Grace family moves into a secluded old house, strange things start to happen. As Jared investigates, he discovers Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide and the unbelievable truth of the Spiderwick Estate. The estate is where a secret world of fantasical creatures hides within our own. Now Jared, his sister and his twin brother are pulled into an unforgettable adventure as they try to protect the secrets of the book
Temple Grandin ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 2,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories
We are Marshall ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inspiring story of how a small town in West Virginia, steeped in the rich tradition of college football, struggled to cope with a devastating loss and restore their community after one of the worst disasters in the history of American sports
L.A. confidential by Curtis Hanson( Visual )
20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Angeles, 1950. Three cops battle police corruption, a call girl, a mysterious millionaire, a tabloid journalist and the Chief of Detectives fuel a labyrinthine plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humor
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream by Michael Hoffman( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short
Eight men out ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 1,648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film about the infamous 1919 Chicago White Sox scandal. The young, idealistic White Sox players who, despite being pennant winners, are treated with disdain by their penny-pinching owner/manager. Ripe for a money-making scheme, the demoralized team agrees to throw the World Series. But when they're defeated, a couple of sports writers smell a fix and a national scandal explodes
A league of their own by Tom Hanks( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1943, a washed-up ballplayer is hired to coach in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League while the male pros are at war. Reluctant at first, he finds himself drawn back into the game by the heart and heroics of his team. Based on a true story
Godzilla ( Visual )
21 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Years after his mother's death at a nuclear power plant in Japan, Ford Brody discovers a conspiracy to hide the fact that giant monsters exist. But it doesn't take long for the world to also find out, as a "Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism" attacks Hawaii, and Godzilla turns up
The Tempest by Julie Taymor( Visual )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy. Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contemporary version of the classic true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan
The whistleblower ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Nebraska cop Kathryn Bolkovac accepts a U.N. peacekeeper position in postwar Bosnia, she discovers a deadly sex trafficking ring. Risking her own life to save the lives of others, she uncovers an international conspiracy that is determined to stop her, no matter the cost. With masterful acting and a heart-racing plot, an acclaimed film inspired by actual events
The Supreme Court ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 2 : This video explores the issues before the Court during the period after the Civil War through to the late 1930's. It was a time of unprecedented economic growth and the conflict between capital and labor was rife. As corporations became more powerful they found an unlikely ally in the Supreme Court
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 959 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
Twisted by Sarah Thorp( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Jessica Sheppard is on the prowl for a serial killer whose victims have one thing in common - her. Suffering from a series of bizarre blackouts, Sheppard must uncover the killer before her partner pins her as the prime suspect
The daybreakers by Louis L'Amour( Recording )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forced to kill a man in Tennessee, Tyrel Sackett and his brother Orrin hit the trail heading west. Arriving in Montana, Orrin takes on a job as a marshal in a frontier town, with Tye, the fastest gun alive, backing him up every step of the way. Determined to bring peace and security to the area riddled by rustlers, killers, and Indians, the two work to make the West a place where decent men and women could live in peace
Hondo by Louis L'Amour( Recording )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hondo Lane was a big, strong man, a tough man, unstoppable in a fight, but he was not a cruel man. Now, with the Apaches on the warpath, he finds a young woman and her son living in a ranch that is slowly going to pieces. Her husband is a degenerate who spends much of his time at the local fort cheating at cards and rustling cattle. Hondo must deal with the Indians, good and bad, in an effort to save the young woman from their depredations - half-Apache himself, he knows the ways of the desert. In the midst of armed chaos, his rugged individualism and might must save the day
Simon Birch ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Simon Birch is the smallest kid in town, deep down he knows he is destine to do something big. He and his best friend share ups and downs while discovering the meaning in their lives
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Russell Strathairn, David 1949-
Strathairn, David Russell 1949-
English (272)
German (15)
Italian (7)
Spanish (5)
French (3)