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McKellar, Don 1963-

Works: 157 works in 418 publications in 6 languages and 9,743 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Biography  Anthology films 
Roles: Actor, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Performer, Director, Scenarist, Author, Other, Recipient, Film editor, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Don McKellar
The red violin by Franois Girard( Visual )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched
Blindness by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mots-clés: cécité ; aveugle ; épidémie
Existenz by David Cronenberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A designer of a virtual reality game is hunted by an assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation
Thirty two short films about Glenn Gould by Franois Girard( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and French and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life
The grand seduction by Brendan Gleeson( Visual )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction
The drowsy chaperone original Broadway cast recording by Lisa Lambert( Recording )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drowsy chaperone is a "little musical that could." While not being a large-scale hit, it managed to win numerous awards, including five Tonys, and praise for being completely original at a time when almost all new musicals are based on previously published books, music, or movies. However, the music and most of the ideas in The Drowsy Chaperone -- the musical within the comedy, as it's called -- are not exactly original. They are homages to the carefree stage and movie musicals of the 1910s-1930s. The characters include a dotty dowager, a big-time producer, a Latin playboy, and an aviatrix, among others. The music is not at all sophisticated, but tuneful and animated, in the vein of Nacio Herb Brown. It's the straightman for the absurd characters' lyrics. "I Remember Love" and "I Do I Do in the Sky" are prime examples of the story's silliness. The songs also make use of dance rhythms, such as the tango and two-step. "Toledo Surprise," sung by gangsters disguised as caterers, has the rhythm of a Charleston. The pit orchestra doesn't include any strings, which adds to the old-fashioned feel of it. The actors all have fun with the music and their characters, not trying to outdo each other and not trying to make their characterizations too absurd
Clean by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emily Wang is a woman whose past is riddled with drugs and regrets. As a result, her husband, Lee, is found dead in a desolate motel room in Hamilton, Ontario, and landed Emily with a six-month jail sentence. The only thing that she desires for the future is a loving relationship with her son Jay, who is being cared for by Lee's parents, Albrecht and Rosemary. While Rosemary blames Emily for Lee's death, Albrecht recognizes the importance of the bond between a mother and her son, and tells Emily that the only way she can have a relationship with Jay is to become clean. Emily battles for a place in a world reluctant to forget the woman she was and unwilling to accept her as the woman she longs to be
Slings & arrows( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 410 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
Slings & arrows( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 381 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?
Slings & arrows( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geoffrey, the emotionally fragile artistic director to a very dysfunctional Canadian theatre troupe puts on King Lear (casting a storied and ailing actor as Lear), while eager young performers throw themselves into a musical about a junkie prostitute
Dance me outside by Bruce McDonald( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and German and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Kidabanessee Reservation in northern Ontario is shocked by a brutal murder of one of the residents, four teenagers find their friendships put to the ultimate test. The struggle to become men and women becomes entangled with a fight for justice as they find their friendships and romances maturing into something unexpected
Last night by Don McKellar( Visual )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the stroke of midnight, the world is going to end; with time running out, a crazy group of big city dwellers is determined to go out with a bang
Exotica by Atom Egoyan( Visual )

32 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Club Exotica, a place where anything goes ... and appearances are always deceiving, where every night, respectable businessmen and civil servants in search of a few thrills, allow themselves to be seduced by strip-teasing women
Slings & arrows the complete collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 243 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
Waydowntown( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom, Sandra, Randy and Curt are office co-workers who live in a city's downtown where virtually all the office buildings and malls are connected by a maze of glassed-in bridges. They have all staked a month's salary on a bet to see who can stay indoors the longest
Thirty-two short films about Glenn Gould by Franois Girard( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrity-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an inpressionistic depiction of his life
Highway 61( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and German and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive, small-town barber gets in way over his head when he finds a frozen human body, and meets a screwball "refugee from a heavy-metal road crew," who falsely identifies the body as her brother, and begs him to drive her and the coffin to New Orleans
When night is falling by Patricia Rozema( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camille, a classical mythology professor at a Christian college, must choose between her fiance, Martin, a fellow theologian, and her new love, Petra, a flamboyant and daring circus performer
Childstar( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taylor Burns is the world's most famous child actor, thanks to his work on a popular sitcom. Life is perfect in a sitcom world, but in the real world, his parents are divorcing, and his 13th birthday approaches along with pimples and voice changes
The event( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Shapiro is dead, one more victim of AIDS. The DA believes his death may be the result of assisted suicide, which is against the law, so she questions Matt's friends and family, without considering the emotional impact her investigation might have
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