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Bassett, Angela

Works: 227 works in 763 publications in 7 languages and 40,897 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Science fiction films  Biographical films  Musical films  Sources 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Creator, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Angela Bassett
Malcolm X by Spike Lee ( Visual )
69 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 3,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screen version of the life of Malcolm X who, through his religious conversion to Islam, found the strength to rise up from a criminal past to become an influential civil rights leader
Akeelah and the bee ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers
Contact by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and German and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away
Boyz n the hood by John Singleton ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary. One is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son
Meet the Robinsons ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Join a brilliant young inventor named Lewis as he sets off on a time-traveling journey to find the family he never knew. In the world of 2037, hip-hoppin' frogs and dogs that wear glasses are as common as talking dinosaurs. In an amazing twist, Lewis discovers that the fate of the future rests in his hands, but he can't save it alone. He meets the wacky Robinson family, who help him learn to keep moving forward and never stop believing in himself
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary
Green Lantern by Ryan Reynolds ( Visual )
22 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite force of protectors for peace and justice has existed for centuries. They are the Green Lantern Corps. When a new enemy called Parallax threatens to destroy the universe, their fate and the fate of Earth lie in the hands of the Corps' newest recruit, the first human ever selected, Hal Jordan"--Container
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers. Savannah Jackson moves from Denver to Phoenix, the home of her best friend, Bernadine, intent on becoming a successful TV producer and snagging Mr. Right. Bernadine learns that her husband is leaving her for his younger, white bookkeeper. Their highly successful, sexually adventurous friend, Robin Stokes, cannot stay away from attractive men who lie and cheat. Gloria Johnson does not seek solace in men but finds it in food, her trendy hair salon and her precocious but difficult son, Tarik. Tarik is growing up and Gloria is about to set out into the world again. In one year, they weather these challenges under an umbrella of friendship
Music of the heart by Wes Craven ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference teaches violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood
Unchained memories readings from the slave narratives by Whoopi Goldberg ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the Civil War ended in 1865, more than 4 million slaves were set free. By the late 1930's, 100,000 former slaves were still alive. In the midst of the Great Depression, journalists and writers traveled the country to record the memories of the last generation of African-Americans born into bondage. Over 2,000 interviews were transcribed as spoken, in the vernacular of the time, to form a unique historical record
The Rosa Parks story ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement
The score by Frank Oz ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
This means war ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"FDR (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are covert CIA operatives and best buddies-- until they both fall for charming and sexy Lauren (Reese Witherspoon). Their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they wage an epic battle for her affection, using their surveillance skills and an array of high-tech gadgetry. May the best spy win!"--Container
What's love got to do with it ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The turbulent relationship of Ike and Tina Turner eventually forces Tina to leave and find the courage to believe in herself
Jumping the broom ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a weekend wedding in Martha's Vineyard, two African-American families from divergent socioeconomic backgrounds clash during their first meeting before the big event. Special feautres include commentary, behind the scenes, and more
Olympus has fallen ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,085 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the president is kidnapped by a terrorist who seizes control of the White House (Secret Service Code: 'Olympus'), disgraced former presidential guard Mike Banning finds himself trapped within the building. As the national security team rushes to respond, they must rely on Banning's insider knowledge to save the president and prevent an even greater catastrophe
Mr. 3000 by Touchstone Entertainment ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stan Ross was a great Major League hitter, and also a major league jerk. Upon reaching his 3000th hit and securing his place in the Hall of Fame, Stan retires, leaving his team in a lurch just before the playoffs. 9 years later when Stan is on the verge of sports immortality, a statistical error reveals that Stan, "Mr. 3000", is really Stan, "Mr. 2997". Now, at nearly 50 years old, and 3 hits shy of hitting his goal, Stan decides to make a comeback. The owners of his old team welcome him back, so how hard could it be to get 3 more hits?
How Stella got her groove back ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stella and Delilah have been friends through good times and bad. Stella, however, has been so busy with building a life, she's forgotten how to live. Delilah has plans to change that--Container
Our friend, Martin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authentic historical footage is blended with colorful animations as students learn about the civil rights leader who challenged all Americans to turn his dream of freedom into reality
Notorious ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicling the extraordinary life of Christopher 'The Notorious B.I.G.' Wallace. Through raw talent and sheer determination, Biggie transforms himself from a Brooklyn street hustler (once selling crack to a pregnant woman) to superstardom. He has to juggle the increasing demands of fatherhood, marriage, and a music career that is strife with chaos and controversy. On March 8, 1997, in Los Angeles, a black Chevy Impala pulls up along Biggie's car and fires several shots at Biggie, killing him. He had become one of the greatest rappers of all time
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Bassett, Angela Evelyn
Bassett, Angela Evelyn 1958-
English (334)
German (14)
French (9)
Spanish (2)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Dutch (1)