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Bassett, Angela

Works: 238 works in 790 publications in 7 languages and 41,892 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  Sources  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Creator, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Angela Bassett
Malcolm X by Spike Lee ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 3,520 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 by Starbucks Entertainment ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite her mother's objections and with the help of an outspoken professor, Akeelah Anderson lands a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee
Contact by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway (Foster) receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away
Meet the Robinsons ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,899 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
Boyz n the hood by John Singleton ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 1,859 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
Green Lantern by Ryan Reynolds ( Visual )
23 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,825 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
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers
Music of the heart by Wes Craven ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching 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 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary focusing on the first person accounts of the last generation of African Americans born into slavery
The Rosa Parks story by J Dash ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatic biography of Rosa McCauley Parks, who in 1955 created the spark that began the modern Civil Rights Movement
Olympus has fallen by Gerard Butler ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,259 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
This means war ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,225 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
The score by Frank Oz ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,206 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
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 1,167 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 )
10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,147 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
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 )
19 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 955 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. Delilah takes Stella on a quick trip to Jamaica so she can learn how to live, open her heart, and find love
Our friend, Martin ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 932 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 by George Tillman Jr. ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 851 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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Alternative Names
Bassett, Angela Evelyn
Bassett, Angela Evelyn 1958-
English (340)
German (15)
French (8)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)
Dutch (1)