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Pearce, Richard 1943-

Works: 79 works in 328 publications in 6 languages and 10,065 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Musical films  Film adaptations  Blues (Music)  War films  Comedy films  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Cinematographer , Producer, Director, Photographer, Author, Other, Restager , Performer, Film editor, Contributor, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Richard Pearce
Most widely held works by Richard Pearce
Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 3,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the U.S. commercial food industry, examining corporate control of supply and market. The film seeks to demonstrate how the incentive for corporate profit can overwhelm consumer health needs, as well as the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and the environment. Reveals various details of food ingredients and additives, and how contemporary mass production methods of food affects U.S. culture
The long walk home by Richard Pearce( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg is Odessa Cotter, a quietly dignified woman, who works as a housekeeper for Miriam Thompson (Academy Award winner Sissy Spacek). When Odessa honors the 1955 Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott by walking an exhausting nine miles to and from work, Miriam offers her a ride. Defying both Miriam's racist husband (Dwight Schultz) and the powerful White Citizen's Council, Miriam and Odessa put their lives in danger for civil rights. Their shared experiences draw them closer as a deep respect and lasting friendship forms. Together, in a difficult world of black versus white, they manage to discover a common ground."--Container
The blues, a musical journey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under the guiding hand of Martin Scorsese The blues is a seven-part television series of personal and impressionistic films viewed through the lens of seven world-famous directors who share a passion for the music. The films, by Scorsese, Charles Burnett, Clint Eastwood, Mike Figgis, Marc Levin, Richard Pearce and Win Wenders, capture the essence of blues music and delve into its global influence - from its roots in Africa to its inspirational role in today's music."-Container
A family thing by Richard Pearce( Visual )

15 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an Arkansas man (Robert Duvall) learns that he has an African-American half brother (James Earl Jones) he travels to Chicago to meet him. With the help of their Aunt T the men work through long-held grudges and prejudices
Heartland( Visual )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1910 Elinore Randall, a widow, and her seven-year-old daughter travel by train to face two great unknowns-- a strange land and life with a man they have never met. Elinore has contracted by mail to keep house for Clyde Stewart, a rancher living in the remote frontier near Burntfork, Wyoming. Captivated by the vast landscape, Elinore acts quickly on her secret passion: to homestead a piece of land of her own. But fulfilling her year's contract with Clyde may be as challenging as the oncoming winter-- a winter of devastating blizzards, famine and isolation."--Container
Leap of Faith by Richard Pearce( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Martin plays Reverend Jonas Nightengale, a slick-as-oil flimflam man who'll trade salvation for a donation to his touring ministry. Jonas knows how to work a crowd and a con, but his works of wonder are done with mirrors and smoke. When his tour bus breaks down, Jonas pitches his tent in impoverished Rustwater, Kansas. While his manager (Debra Winger) tries to pursuade the local sheriff not to close the show, Jonas set his sights on a beautiful skeptic named Marva. But making a believer out of Marva is going to take a real miracle
South Pacific( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical about the lives of sailors and nurses stationed on a Pacific island during World War II
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Goes on the road and behind the scenes with Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Plainsong by Richard Pearce( Visual )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartbroken husband has been abandoned by his wife with two boys to raise. His sympathetic colleague cares for her ailing father. A pregnant high school girl is thrown out of her house with nowhere to go. A couple of bachelors set in their ways face a life-altering challenge. Gradually drawn together through simple acts of kindness and humanity, their paths are indelibly interwoven. With courage and tenacity, they redefine their lives, ease each other's burdens, and dreate a new vision of family that offers promise to all
No mercy by Richard Pearce( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Out to avenge the death of his partner, tough cop Jillette kidnaps the murderer's girlfriend and flees with her into the bayous of Louisiana
South Pacific by Richard Rodgers( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1943 and the United States Navy has established several bases in the Solomon Islands, in preparation for an invasion towards New Guinea and the Central Pacific. On one such island lives a French planter named Emile de Becque, whom the Navy wishes to scout out nearby Japanese held islands. To accomplish this task, de Becque is approached by a US Navy nurse named Nellie Forbush
Country by Richard Pearce( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and German and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When government bureaucrats threaten to take away the farm that has bound their family together for generations, Jewell and Gil Ivy decide to fight at all costs
Witness protection by Robert Sabbag( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The FBI places mobster Bobby "Bats" Batton and his family in its witness protection program
Fatal contact : bird flu in America( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long-feared avian flu has mutated into a strain that can be spread from human to human - and it's spreading fast. A scientist is called in to help curtail a possible epidemic, but are her efforts too late?
The road to Memphis : a film by Richard Pearce & Robert Kenner( Recording )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martin Scorsese presents the blues : a musical journey( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blues is a seven-part documentary film series exploring the evolution of the blues, featuring rare archival performance footage of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon ... et al., also including over 100 newly-filmed performances by contemporary artists such as B.B. King, Bonnie Raitt, Beck ... et al. singing classic blues songs
Martin Scorsese presents the blues : the road to Memphis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Richard Pearce traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues."--Container
Homicide, life on the street : the complete series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Considered the most realistic cop drama ever aired, Homicide: Life on the Street gives viewers a unique cops'-eye view of one of the most challenging jobs imaginable"--Container
Out-of-towners by Arthur Hiller( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The out-of-towners: Follows the misadventures of a Midwestern couple as they attempt to navigate New York City
The final days by Richard Pearce( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the conspiracy and cover-up that led to the fall of President Richard Nixon
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Alternative Names
Pearce Dick 1943-....

Pearce Richard Inman 1943-....

Richard Pearce Amerikaans filmregisseur

Richard Pearce amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Kameramann

Richard Pearce cinéaste américain

Richard Pearce regista e produttore statunitense

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