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Davies, Terence 1945-

Works: 79 works in 420 publications in 7 languages and 5,705 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fables  History  Coming-of-age films  War films  Documentary films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Adapter, Scenarist, Restager , Interviewee, Film editor, Performer, Other, fmd
Classifications: PS3545.H16, 813.52
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The deep blue sea by Terence Davies( Visual )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set around 1950, a passionate woman trapped in a passionless marriage meets a troubled former Royal Air Force pilot; their attraction is irresistable, yet a particularly British coldness strands them on separate islands
The house of mirth by Terence Davies( Visual )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story takes place at the opening of a new century, one that held forth all kinds of promises, especially for women. In this post-Victorian Fifth Avenue milieu, Lily Bart, an unmarried woman of 29 with dwindling prospects, needs a husband badly. She lives beyond her means, relying on the grudging charity of her elderly aunt. She is the kind of girl who would make an admirable decoration on some fine gentleman's arm, but there is a liveliness--a knowingness--in her eyes that alarms potential suitors. Lily is unsuccessful in her search for a haven, because she values her emotional and financial independence. To her eternal sorrow, it is other women, the doyennes of high society, who obliquely, ruthlessly, keep that independence forever out of poor Lily's reach
The long day closes by Terence Davies( Visual )

49 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of eleven-year-old Bud, a sad and lonely boy who struggles through his days. With cinema as his main source of solace, he haunts the local movie-house. All the while, his family looms large in our peripheral vision as do the menacing bullies of his school
Sunset song by Terence Davies( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of a Scottish farm girl, Chris, as she searches for her independence against the odds, in an epic rite of passage story set just before the First World War. The war and the struggles Chris endures test her resolve for love and her idyllic country farm life
Of time and the city by Terence Davies( Visual )

33 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence Davies lifts viewers up into the world of fantasy and collective emotion as he presents popular and classical music, voices, radio clips, and a powerful poignant voiceover of his birthplace Liverpool. Includes themes such as Catholicism, homosexuality, violence, death, loss, the glory of cinema, outsiderness, and childhood
Distant voices, still lives by Terence Davies( Visual )

57 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own family. The first part, Distant voices, opens with grown siblings Eileen, Maisie, and Tony, and their mother arranged in mourning clothes before the photograph of their smiling father. Soon after, the family poses in a similar tableau, but for a happier occasion--Eileen's wedding. While relatives sing at her reception, Eileen hysterically grieves for her dad, and recalls happy times of her youth. Tony and Maisie's memories, however, are more troubled. ... In Still lives, set (and filmed) two years later, the siblings are settled in life, but not all happily. For Eileen, relief from her drab existence comes only when singing at the pub."
Terence Davies by Wendy E Everett( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modest pageant : Children, Madonna and child, Death and transfiguration, Distant voices, Still lives and the long day closes : six screenplays with an introduction by Terence Davies( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The neon bible by Terence Davies( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his flamboyant Aunt Mae comes to visit, David, a sensitive, but conflicted young man, turns to her for salvation from his troubled home life in the 1940s South, with his brutal father and emotionally fragile mother
The Terence Davies trilogy : Children ; Madonna and child ; Death and transfiguration by Terence Davies( Visual )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In stark black and white, Davies excavates the life of his fictional alter-ego, Robert Tucker, in a narrative that slips like a shuffled pack of cards between childhood, middle age, and death, shaping the raw materials of his own life into a rich tapestry of experience and impressions" (container)
Children ; Madonna and child ; Death and transfiguration( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A trilogy about a gay man whose sexuality is at odds with his Roman Catholic upbringing and faith. Children delves into his childhood, which was punctuated by both domestic and social violence, in that his father was both sick and violent, that he was being bullied at school, and the effect all that had on him in adulthood, ending with the death of his father; Madonna and child shows him in middle age, a conscientious worker who is devoted to his mother, and how his sexuality and faith, as well as his public and private lives, are at odds with one another; Death and transfiguration is a summary of his life, with flashbacks to his childhood and young manhood, culminating in his acceptance of his mortality as he lies dying in a hospital
Hallelujah now by Terence Davies( Book )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth ; Les misérables( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth: The glittering yet treacherous world of New York High Society comes to life in the heartbreaking story of Lily Bart, a renowned beauty of exquisite charm who seeks a wealthy husband but winds up disgraced and discarded
Story of film Une histoire du cinéma by Mark Cousins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six years in the making, this 15-part series covers the film landscape from silent cinema to the modern day digital era. In the first three episodes the new art form of cinema gave rise to a myriad of inventive individuals who each imposed their own unique stamp. Stars were born and by the 1920's the new medium became a fully-fledged art that delighted audiences and entranced its makers such as the D.W. Griffith, Alfred Hitchcock and Sergei Eisenstein. From episodes four to six sounds come to the cinema and sends the medium into a spin, as old stars fade and the new ones burn brighter. Glamour reigns supreme, genre cinema is born and masterpieces of the medium emerge across the globe, as the devastation of war brings startling and daring approaches to cinema. The story of film becomes global. In episodes seven to nine cinema screens of the late fifties and sixties blazed with the shock of new cinema styles. In Europe names like Bertolucci, Godard, Pasolini, Bergman, Polanski, Tarkovsky and Oshima gained familiarity. African and Indian cinema continued to rise and American films, such as Easy Rider, heralded a new dawn. In episodes ten to twelve national cinemas produced extraordinary talents, including Germany's Wim Wenders, the Australian New Wave filmmakers and audacious new offerings from South America. The 1970s also introduced Bruce Lee and the new American cinema. In the late 1980s, brave filmmakers around the world challenged and protested social and political norms by speaking the truth through film. In episodes thirteen and fourteen a new decade brought with it a wealth of new discoveries as Quentin Tarantino blasted the landscape, Baz Luhrmann's madcap frenetic film language sat alongside Iranian cinema, and new Japanese horror terrified global audiences. And in the final episode in a post 9-11 world the medium itself underwent massive industrial changes propelling films into a bold new direction. Episode one: (1895-1918) The world discovers a new art form. Episode two: (1918-1928) The triumph of American film. Episode three: (1918-1932) The great rebel filmmakers. Episode four: (1930s) The great American movie genres. Episode five: (1939-1952) The devastation of war. Episode six: (1953-1957) The swollen story. Episode seven: (1957-1964) The shock of the new. Episode eight: (1965-1969) New waves. Episode nine: (1967-1979) New American cinema. Episode ten: (1969-1979) Radical directors in the 70s. Episode eleven: (1970s and onwards) Innovation in popular culture. Episode twelve: (1980s) Moviemaking and protest. Episode thirteen: (1990-1998) The last days of celluloid. Episode fourteen: (1990s) The first days of digital. Episode fifteen: (2000 onwards) Film moves full circle. Offair, SBS2, 8/1, 9/1, 10/1, 11/1, 15/1, 16/1, 17/1, 18/1, 22/1,23/1, 24/1, 25/1, 29/1, 30/1, 31/1/2013, (62 min. each)
Terence Davies collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered by many to be Britain's most gifted and remarkable filmmaker, Terence Davies' visually stunning, intensely personal films have impressed audiences the world over and seen him proclaimed by critics as one of contemporary cinema's true poets."
Voci lontane = Distant voices( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un bambino e la sua famiglia a Liverpool, prima, durante e dopo la guerra: nascite e morti, momenti allegri (pochi) e tragici (specie per colpa del padre violento), tutti rievocati attraverso i percorsi frammentati della memoria. (Mereghetti)
La Casa de la alegría( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lily Bart es una conocida belleza que hace furor entre la alta sociedad, pero en su punto álgido de éxito se da cuenta de la precariedad de su posición cuando sus encantos empiezan a atraer intereses y envidias no deseados. Indecisa entre los impulsos de sus sentimientos y lo que le dicta la razón, Lily siempre hace lo que debe en los peores momentos. La búsqueda de un marido rico que cumpla con las expectativas sociales, no sólo le hará perder la posibilidad de un amor verdadero con Lawrence Selden, sino que le llevará a ser acusada falsamente de mantener una relación con un hombre casado. El escándalo hará que sus amigos y la sociedad la repudien
El Largo día acaba by Terence Davies( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liverpool, 1956. Bud es un muchacho de doce años, sensible, tímido e introvertido, perteneciente a una familia de clase trabajadora. La estrecha relación que mantiene con su madre y, especialmente, su pasión por el cine, le ayudan a enfrentar el ambiente reprimido y opresor con el que tiene que convivir cada día en el colegio
Haus Bellomont( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The house of mirth by Edith Wharton( )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like most Wharton novels, The House of Mirth examines the conflict between rigid social expectation and personal desire. Lily Bart is adept at playing society's games, which expect her to achieve an advantageous marriage. Yet, torn between her desire for luxurious living and a relationship based on mutual respect and love, she manages to sabotage all her possible chances for a wealthy marriage
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Davies, Terence

Terence Davies britischer Filmregisseur

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Дэвис, Теренс

Теренс Дэвис

ترنس دیویس فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان بریتانیایی

데이비스, 테렌스 1945-



Terence DaviesA modest pageant : Children, Madonna and child, Death and transfiguration, Distant voices, Still lives and the long day closes : six screenplays with an introductionThe neon bibleThe house of mirth ; Les misérablesTerence DaviesThrough a Catholic lens : religious perspectives of nineteen film directors from around the world