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Smith, Lois 1930-

Overview
Works: 78 works in 161 publications in 1 language and 20,118 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Television plays  History  Science fiction films  Film and video adaptations  Short stories, American 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lois Smith
Minority report by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the dazzlingly futuristic Washington D.C. of 2054, murder has been eliminated. John Anderton presides over the Department of Pre-Crime, wherein three "Pre-Cogs,"--precognitive humans drifting in a flotation tank, their brain waves tapped by computers--pick up thoughts of premeditated murder and warn the cops, who swoop down and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the killings can take place. Although the Pre-Cogs are never wrong sometimes they disagree. The dissenting Pre-Cog is said to have filed a minority report. If you could outsmart the Pre-Cog system, you would have committed the perfect crime. Bureau director Lamar Burgess tries to shield Anderton from bureaucrats like Danny Witwer of the Justice Department. As the pre-crime strategy prepares to go national, Witwer seems to have doubts about its wisdom--or he is only jealous of its success?
Iron jawed angels ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
The odd life of Timothy Green ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a childless couple buries a box with all of their wishes for an infant in their backyard, their wishes are granted. However, their child, Timothy Green, is not all that he appears
John Steinbeck's East of Eden ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saga of three generations of the Trask and Hamilton families in the early 1900's in Northern California
Hollywoodland by Allen Coulter( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On June 16, 1959, police detectives arrive at a Benedict Canyon home to find Superman dead, felled by a single gunshot to the head. LAPD calls it suicide, but Reeves' grieving mother, Helen Bessolo, isn't so sure. She hires private detective Louis Simo to validate her suspicions, centered on George's fiancée, aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon. Simo turns up suspects 2 and 3: Toni Mannix, aging trophy wife to MGM honcho Eddie Mannix, a tough little man with long-standing mob ties. George had been Toni's consort for years, and their breakup seriously wounded her. George Reeves wanted Clark Gable's career and instead got television stardom, becoming the idol of millions of children. Was he murdered, or just a victim of the sensitivities and insecurities of an actor who was never talented enough to be taken seriously?
Sweet land by Elizabeth Reaser( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inge is a feisty German mail-order bride who has come to Minnesota to marry Olaf, a young Norwegian immigrant farmer of few words. But in a post-WWI, anti-German climate, the local minister openly forbids the marriage. Inge and Olaf fall in love despite the town's disapproval. But when the town banker attempts to foreclose on the farm of his friend Frandsen, Olaf takes a stand
Five easy pieces by Bob Rafelson( Visual )
5 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness
The Laramie project by Moises Kaufman( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
Truman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
President Truman led the nation through the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, the struggle for civil rights and the creation of the United Nations
A dog year ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jon Katz is a writer at a mid-life crossroads who decides to adopt and train an abused, high-strung border collie named Devon, only to discover it's he himself who has the real lessons to learn. Based on a true story
How to make an American quilt by Jocelyn Moorhouse( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that have shaped their lives
P.s by Dylan Kidd( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louise is a divorced, thirty-something admission's office at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts who is unfulfilled in her love life. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. Scott bears the same name and has an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionately affair. But is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League?
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Skylark by Glenn & Walken Christopher Close( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matthew Poncelet is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution death by lethal injection, Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision
Roadie ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jimmy, a longtime roadie for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult, has been fired by the band. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to see his aging mom in Forest Hills, Queens, where a wild encounter with two old high school friends shows him that some things never change
A year down yonder by Richard Peck( Recording )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman
Next stop, Greenwich Village by Paul Mazursky( Visual )
3 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1953, Larry, an aspiring actor, leaves his home in Brooklyn and heads for Manhattan. He moves into an apartment in Greenwich Village. Between acting classes, auditions and odd jobs he spends time with his eccentric friends
Dragon country by Tennessee Williams( Visual )
8 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two plays by Tennessee Williams televised together as "Dragon country." The plays, "I can't imagine tomorrow" and "Talk to me like the rain, and let me listen," concern psychological pain and alienation
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
 
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Alternative Names
Humbert, Lois Arlene 1930-
Languages
English (87)
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