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Egoyan, Atom 1960-

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Most widely held works by Atom Egoyan
Away from her by Sarah Polley( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
The sweet hereafter by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

69 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a tragic schoolbus accident, high-profile lawyer Mitchell Stephens descends upon a small town. With promises of retribution and a class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of the grieving community, Stephens begins his investigation into the details of the crash. But beneath the town's calm, he uncovers a tangled web of lies, deceit and forbidden desires that mirrors his own troubled personal life. Gradually, we learn that Stephens has his own agenda and that everyone has secrets to keep
Beckett on film by Samuel Beckett( Visual )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container
Chloe by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omdat Catherine vermoedt dat haar echtgenoot David vreemdgaat, schakelt ze callgirl Chloe in om de trouw van haar man op de proef te stellen
Devil's knot by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

19 editions published in 2014 in 5 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a gripping, heart-wrenching true story that shocked the nation. May 5, 1993. West Memphis, Arkansas. Three young boys playing in the nearby woods never come home for dinner. In the rush to find and convict the killers, police focus on a trio of teenagers suspected of devil worship. It is only when an investigator reveals that the evidence doesn't all add up, that the community is forced to face the reality that the true killer might still be out there
This film is not yet rated by Kirby Dick( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A raucous and riveting expose of the inner workings of the most influential censorship group in the country - the notoriously secretive MPAA film ratings board. When the MPAA refuses to let Academy Award nominated director Kirby Dick's cameras in, he hires a team of female private investigators to uncover Hollywood's best kept secret - the identities of the film censors themselves"--Container
The captive by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight years after the horrific event, a man finds himself immersed in the complex web of unknowns that surround the mysterious disappearance of his daughter. Trying all at once to rid himself of suspicion in the eyes of police and ultimately find those responsible, This tells the story of a man whose only option is to plunge into a world of deceit
Ararat by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

65 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward, a veteran filmmaker of Armenian descent, is in Toronto shooting a film about the Siege of Van, which lead to the genocide of over a million Armenian people at the hands of Turkish troops. Raffi has been sent to Turkey to shoot background footage for the film. Raffi's mother Ani, an author and historian, is also involved in the project as a consultant. As Raffi attempts to re-enter Canada with cans of exposed film, he's detained by David, a suspicious customs official who has his own tenuous link to the film
Where the truth lies by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen O'Connor, a young journalist known for her celebrity profiles, is consumed with discovering the truth behind a long-buried incident that affected the lives and careers of showbiz team Vince Collins and Lanny Morris
Adoration by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon is a young orphan being raised by his uncle Tom. As his grandfather lay dying, Simon discovers how racist and backwards his uncle is. Simon's grandfather hated Simon's father and claims that he intentionally killed Simon's mother in a car crash. Simon's family narrative is cleverly knit into a news story presented to Simon by his high school French teacher as a translation exercise. The article is read by the teacher about an attempted bombing of an aircraft by a man who put explosives in his pregnant wife's luggage. Simon gets the idea to translate the story and write it from the perspective of the child in the woman's womb. The teacher encourages Simon to develop his story, present it to the class and to the world via the Internet as if he really was that child. The narrative of the car crash and the attempted bombing of the plane become intertwined as a way for the characters to deal with their past experiences. Simon's story takes a twist that involves everyone in his life
Felicia's journey by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Hilditch, an eccentric chef, befriends a young woman, Felicia, who has come to town searching for her boyfriend. She is attracted to the seemingly harmless and extremely helpful Hilditch, trusting him and entering his life, only to discover too late that she is not the first woman that he has taken in
Exotica by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

76 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An erotic table dancer at a strip club has sex with two mysterious, obessive strangers and gets involved in a deadly plot
Subtitles : on the foreignness of film( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays, interviews, and visuals include a collaboration by Russell Banks and Atom Egoyan, which uses quotations from Banks's novel The Sweet Hereafter as substitutes for publicity stills from Egoyan's film of the book; three early film reviews by Jorge Luis Borges; an interview with filmmaker Claire Denis about a scene in her film Friday Night that should not have been subtitled; and Eric Cozdyn's reading of the running subtitles on CNN's post-9/11 newscasts as a representation of new global realities. Several writers deal with translating cultural experience for an international audience, including Fredric Jameson on Balkan cinema, John Mowitt on the history of the "foreign film" category on the Academy Awards, and Ruby Rich on the marketing of foreign films and their foreign languages - "Somehow, I'd like to to think it's harder to kill people when you hear their voices," she writes. And Slavoj Zizek considers the "foreign gaze" (seen in films by Hitchcock, Lynch, and others), the misperception that sees too much."--Jacket
Calendar by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mean-spirited, self-absorbed Canadian-Armenian photograher is hired to take pictures of Armenian historical churches for a calendar. He takes his wife along as a translator, and as they traverse the sites chosen for the calendar with the Armenian guide, their relationship begins to unravel. The photographer returns to Canada with his images, but without his wife, who has gradually felt drawn to her ethnic roots and has fallen in love with the guide
Inspired by Bach by Johann Sebastian Bach( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents cellist Yo-Yo Ma in artistic collaborations with Kabuki actor Tamasaburro Bando, garden designer Julie Moir Messervy, choreographer Mark Morris, ice dancers Jayne Torvil and Christopher Dean, and filmmaker Atom Egoyan, each involving Bach's six Cello Suites. Also includes a 3-D animation of Giovanni Battista Piranesi's "carceri" (prison) etchings set to Bach's Cello Suite no. 2
Rewind this!( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1980s, videotape changed the world and laid the foundation for modern media culture. It traces the rise and fall of VHS from its heyday as the mainstream home video format to its current status as a nostalgic relic and prize to collectors who still cherish it. Featuring interviews with both filmmakers and enthusiasts from the VHS era
Speaking parts by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

27 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling actor working as a hotel custodian and gigolo finds himself the obsessional object of two women: a scriptwriter he hustled for a part in a movie and a hotel maid
Ararat : the shooting script by Atom Egoyan( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adjuster by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Off-beat comedy about an insurance adjuster who gets a bit too involved with his work by manipulating and bedding his desperate clients
Family viewing by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

32 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a family which believes in the power of viewing, being as real or more so than life. When a young man, who is sleeping with his stepmother must leave because of the tension this is causing, he moves in with a woman who works for a sex telephone service, one of whos best clients is his father
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The sweet hereafter
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Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan Canadian-Armenian film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor

Atom Egoyan kanadisch-armenischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Schauspieler

Atom Egoyan ralisateur et scnariste canadien

Atom Egoyan regista canadese

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AdorationFelicia's journeySubtitles : on the foreignness of filmArarat : the shooting scriptAtom EgoyanImage and territory : essays on Atom EgoyanAtom Egoyan : interviews