Franco, James 1978-
Most widely held works about James Franco
Most widely held works by James Franco
Spider-Man ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,376 libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.
Spider-man 2 ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 2,171 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction.
Milk ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,078 libraries worldwide
Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk.
Spider-Man 3 ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and Turkish and held by 1,797 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood.
Eat pray love ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,658 libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery.
127 hours ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,549 libraries worldwide
In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. Mr. Ralston's ordeal was a struggle for survival and a profound existential crisis. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he is going is part of the point: real freedom means getting a clean break from civilization and the burdens of family, friends, and other responsibilities. Finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue, which forces him to ruminate about his family, his ex-girlfriend, and the hereafter. As a trained engineer and a skilled--albeit somewhat careless--outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem. After struggling for more than five days, he makes an immanently logical decision about its solution.
Date night ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
An ordinary couple is in the right place, on the wrong night. Phil and Claire Foster are a sensible, suburban husband and wife slogging through their daily lives and marriage. But a case of mistaken identity sets off an outrageous chain of events involving small-time thieves, big-city mobsters, corrupt cops and a crazed cabbie, as the Fosters' 'date night' turns into a wild ride they'll never forget!
Tristan + Isolde ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,207 libraries worldwide
The tragic story of the love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde. Their love for each other threatens to not only destroy their personal relationships with their families, but also to plunge their respective kingdoms into war.
Flyboys ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,192 libraries worldwide
A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots.
Annapolis ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
Jake Huard, a local kid, is a shipbuilder's son who wants to prove to his father, not to mention himself, that he can cut it as a Naval officer. But at the Academy he runs afoul of a hard-nosed training officer named Cole who does all he can to drive Huard out of the school. They end up settling their differences in the boxing ring during the Academy's annual competition.
Pineapple express [Ananas express ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and German and held by 828 libraries worldwide
Dale Denton is a lazy court-process clerk and stoner. He likes to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver. His purpose is to purchase weed, specifically, a rare new strain called Pineapple Express. Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord. He panics and drops his roach of Pineapple Express at the scene. Dale goes back to Saul to find out if the weed is so rare that it can be traced back to him. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that the bad guys are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both.
City by the sea ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
Arresting killers is Manhattan detective LaMarca's job. This time is different, the fugitive suspect LaMarca is tracking ends up being his own son. LaMarca must bring the accused to justice. But as a father, he must put his job on the line to find a way to save his own son.
The great raid ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 778 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of American Rangers who rescue the survivors of the Bataan Death March from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during WWII. When the Philippines fell to the Japanese, the remnants of Gen. MacArthur's Army were forced down the Bataan Penninsula where they were surrounded and cutoff with no hope of rescue. They were starving and dying of disease. Gen. Wainwright eventually surrendered and the troops were marched off to prison. Along the way thousands died or were murdered by the Japanese. They were taken to Camp O'Donnell and to Cabanatuan Prison Camps where they were starved and beaten. When MacArthur invaded the Philippines he made it a priority to rescue the remaining prisoners still alive in Japanese hands.
The company ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 769 libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance, as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success.
Howl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 672 libraries worldwide
"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"-Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself.
Palo Alto : stories by James Franco ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
A fiercely vivid collection of stories about troubled California adolescents and misfits.
Freaks and geeks the complete series ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A television show about two cliques of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 1980s. Covers everything that you remember from high school but would prefer to have forgotten.
The dead girl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seven seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Your highness ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 480 libraries worldwide
"Two royal princes--slacker Thadeous (McBride) and the noble Fabious (Franco)--join with an elusive warrior (Portman) on a quest to free a princess from an evil wizard. Along the way, they'll have to vanquish horrific creatures and traitorous knights in this raunchy trip loaded with footage too outrageous for theaters"--Container.
Pineapple Express ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Dale Denton is a lazy court-process clerk and stoner. He likes to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver. Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that the bad guys are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both.
Action and adventure films Assassination California--San Francisco College students--Conduct of life Comedy films Crime films Crime prevention--Citizen participation Drama Election districts Families Fantasy films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film sequels Films--for the hearing impaired Gay politicians Gay rights Gilbert, Elizabeth,--1969- Good and evil Heroes Historical films History Love Man-woman relationships Milk, Harvey Moscone, George,--d. 1978 Mountaineers New York (State)--New York Personality change Political campaigns Ralston, Aron Rock climbing accidents San Francisco (Calif.).--Board of Supervisors Science fiction films Self-actualization (Psychology) Self-realization in women Spider-Man (Fictitious character) Superhero films Thrillers (Motion pictures) Travel Travel writers United States Utah--Canyonlands National Park Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages and travels Watson, Mary Jane (Fictitious character) White, Dan,--1946-1985 Wilderness survival
Franco, James Edward, 1978-
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