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Iron, Daniel

Overview
Works: 63 works in 221 publications in 4 languages and 7,347 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Documentary films  Television comedies  Television series  Pictorial works  Interviews  Environmental films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.M45, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Daniel Iron
Away from Her by Sarah Polley( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,988 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
Manufactured Landscapes by Edward Burtynsky( Visual )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward Burtynsky has gained international recognition for his photographs of what he calls manufactured landscapes. He argues that we have reached past the point now where we are at the mercy of the environment--our planet now lives and dies at our mercy. This is not meant to be a frightening concept, though many of the images are sobering, in this chilling but ultimately beautiful documentary on what industrialization is doing to man and the world as we know it. Or used to know it. Manufactured Landscapes tells the story of these images, and how Burtynsky came to be so fascinated with the concept of human design. It follows a recent photo shoot in China, photographing the effects of that country's massive industrial revolution, showing us a glimpse of what it's like behind the scenes for a famous photographer in action
Cairo time by Lu ba na da( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juliette, a magazine editor, arrives in Cairo to meet her husband Mark, a U.N. official in Gaza. When he is unavoidably delayed, Mark sends his friend and former security officer Tareq to show her around the city. As she gets used to the customs and rhythm of life in Cairo, she finds herself falling not only for the city's charms, but for Tareq as well
The Bang Bang Club( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As apartheid comes to a violent end in South Africa, four fearless photographers, bonded by their friendship and a sense of purpose, risk their lives to capture the bloody struggle and expose the truth
Slings & arrows( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the Festival back from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless leading man, and a scheming General Manager, he manages to stage a remarkable production of Hamlet; the play that drove him mad
Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A danced performance of the Baroque opera Dido and Aeneas. Dido, the noble queen of Carthage, has fallen in love with the Trojan prince Aeneas. While the court celebrates the imminent union of the two monarchs, an evil sorceress and her coven of witches plots their downfall
Slings & arrows( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the high drama, scorching battles, and electrifying thrills that happen behind the scenes. Contains all 18 episodes from three seasons
Act of God( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is being hit by lightning a random natural occurrence or a predestined event? Accidents, chance, fate and the elusive quest to make sense out of tragedy underpin [this] ... new documentary, an elegant meditation on the metaphysical effects of being struck"--Container
Inescapable( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Twenty-five years ago Adib..., a promising young officer in the Syrian military police, suddenly left Damascus under suspicious circumstances. Abandoning the love of his life Fatima..., he made his way to Canada and wiped the slate clean. With a beautiful wife, two grown daughters, and a great job in Toronto, Adib is confident he's built a successful life from scratch. But when his daughter Muna suddenly disappears in Damascus, his past threatens to violently catch up to him. Teaming up with a Canadian emissary..., Adib must now confront the turmoil he thought he left behind so many years ago in order to find Muna"--Container
Last night by Don McKellar( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century. This modest comedy-drama examines how the impending doom affects its cast. McKellar plays and architect who plans to meet the end alone at dinner. Others (Sandra Oh, David Cronenberg) make a suicide pact, but are caught apart and struggle to get together before the end. Another man (Callum Keith Rennie) pursues final sexual conquests and a milquetoast woman (Tracy Wright) strives to gain courage. Of course, the group ends up interacting
Slings & arrows( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the emotional battles the members of the group inflict on each other behind the scenes. Contains all 18 episodes from three seasons
Eugene O'Neill's long day's journey into night( Visual )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This critically acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical drama of a morphine-addicted mother and her tragic family unfolds over the course of a single day as the Tyrone family unflinchingly confronts its oldest, most haunting secrets. At the center of that maelstrom of blame, anger, and self-deception are moments of incredible compassion, pity, and love--and, behind it all, the profound tragedy that binds the family together. This classic translates to the screen with luminous warmth, resulting in a production that ranks high among screen adaptations of major stage works
Toscanini : In his own words( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is a docufiction on the great Toscanini directed by well-known film-maker Larry Weinstein who pushes the boundaries of conventional documentary storytelling by borrowing tools from fiction films, including dramatic reconstructions and historical cinematic stylings
Act of dishonour( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a land beset by endless strife, honour can come at a high price - even for the innocent. Mena, a young, beautiful bride-to-be, lives in a small, remote village in northern Afghanistan, a harsh landscape that still shimmers with breathtaking colours. Respecting the deeply conservative local customs, she and her fiancé, Rahmat, have little contact yet cherish a special bond. The arrival of a Canadian film crew briefly opens a window on a new world for Mena, a foray beyond the boundaries of convention that leads her inexorably down a dangerous road. Directed by Nelofer Pazira, the star of Mohsen Makhmalbaf's acclaimed Kandahar and co-director of the documentary Return to Kandahar, Act of Dishonour is a compelling drama in which East and West, love and honour, modernity and custom clash with tragic consequences. In this rich microcosm of a fractured society, many stories intertwine, including those of Mejgan (played by Pazira), the Afghan-Canadian translator who befriends Mena, and thoughtful Ali, a member of an ethnic minority who wrestles with the prospect of eternal exile from his childhood home. Act of Dishonour shuns easy answers, challenging rigid moral paradigms and preconceptions on both sides of the cultural divide. This eloquent, nuanced portrait of life in Afghanistan is part lament against injustice, part testament to the spirit of a people who have survived decades of war
Firebird by Igor Stravinsky( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of a ballet first presented onstage in 2000 by the National Ballet of Canada (in co-production with the Houston Ballet and American Ballet Theatre), with sets by Santo Loquasto. Based on a mythical Russian folktale and Michel Fokine's 1910 Parisian production, The Firebird ballet takes on a modern twist with choreography by James Kudelka. Prince Ivan enters a magical realm and while wandering in the garden, he sees and chases the Firebird. The Firebird, once caught by Ivan, begs for its life and ultimately agrees to assist Ivan in exchange for eventual freedom
Slings & arrows( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now ensconced as artistic director of the New Burbage theatre festival, Geoffrey Tennant must stage the cursed play Macbeth to fulfill the vision of his deceased predecessor Oliver Welles. The actor cast in the lead engages in a titanic clash of egos with Geoffrey, while Oliver weighs in confrontationally from the grave. The festival faces a financial crisis that forces its CEO to engage in some risky business, while leading lady Ellen Fanshaw endures a life-altering tax audit. Adding to the mayhem is the return of the madcap guest director Darren Nichols, who stages a post-post-modern Romeo and Juliet after the original director breaks her neck. Could it be the curse of Macbeth?
The four seasons by Antonio Vivaldi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three very close-knit upper middle-class couples periodically take vacations together. These gatherings turn into a bittersweet exploration of not only their friendship, but divorce and its consequences, after one of the men leaves his wife for a much younger woman
A tale of Tanglewood : Peter Grimes reborn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 30, 1946 Benjamin Britten's opera Peter Grimes was first performed at the Tanglewood Music Center, conducted by Leonard Bernstein. Fifty years later, Tanglewood remounts the now famous opera with Seiji Ozawa conducting some of the world's most gifted student musicians. This film weaves a tapestry that travels back and forth over the 50 years that separate the two performances
The Book of Negroes, Episode 6( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upon their arrival in Africa, Aminata leaves the Loyalists behind to find her way back to her home village of Bayo
The Book of Negroes, Episode 5( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As racial tensions boil in barren and destitute Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Aminata organizes a final journey back to Africa
 
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