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Van Sant, Gus

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Most widely held works by Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

173 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor
Milk by Bruce Cohen; Dan Jinks; Dustin Lance Black; Gus Van Sant; Danny Elfman( Visual )

72 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,898 WorldCat member 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
Finding Forrester by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

56 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamal Wallace is a talented young basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. After an accidental meeting, Forrester, a reclusive novelist, becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor. Soon, both men learn lessons from each other about life and the importance of friendship
Promised Land by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

67 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads
Paris, je t'aime = Paris, I love you by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
Elephant by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

141 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic drama depicting students at a Portland, Oregon high school before and during a tragic school shooting. Follows a young boy who takes over the wheel from his drunken dad while returning from lunch. Then follows another student who crosses paths with the first, then the other of the two boys in camouflage gear, carrying heavy bags, who arrive inside the school and begin shooting. No explanation for the shooting is given, it simply places the audience in the interminable window of adolescence when life is both trivial and painfully important all at the same time
My own private Idaho( Visual )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott, the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire, embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home
Don't worry, he won't get far on foot by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life
The sea of trees by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

21 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and German and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful story of love and redemption of an American professor, Arthur, who travels to Japan. He embarks on a spiritual and life-changing journey with Takumi, whom he found lost near the base of Mount Fuji. Takumi had gotten lost after attempting to commit suicide, now they fight for their survival while they are on their journey of reflection. Arthur's will to live reconnects him to his love for his wife
To die for by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

60 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town in New Hampshire, a media sensation erupts over a murder case against Suzanne Stone, in which she is accused of persuading teenagers to kill her husband, Larry Maretto. Obsessed with becoming a TV personality from childhood, she meets Larry in his family's Italian restaurant and they marry. At the local cable station where she presents the weather, Suzanne works on a documentary about high school kids and she recruits three troubled youths, Jimmy, Russell and Lydia. They are convinced that she cares about them. Larry wants children, and she views this as an impediment to her career. She seduces Jimmy and tells the three that Larry mistreats her. Jimmy and Russell kill Larry. The police track them down through her footage of them. Suzanne tapes her side of the story and meets a man who claims to be a Hollywood producer, but who is actually hired by Larry's father to kill her
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

76 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband finally realizes he must give up drugs and Diane to survive
Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

59 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a young skateboarder accidentally kills a security guard in self-defense with his skateboard at Paranoid Park, he falls into a world of crime, guilt, and fear. He desperately attempts to get out as the investigation into the crime deepens
Psycho by Vince Vaughn( Visual )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Criminal on the run, Marion Crane (Anne Heche) takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn)--a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his 'mother.' Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private investigator (William H. Macy). They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious 'mother' at the Bates Motel"--Container label
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Caouette's spellbinding debut film re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be. Having filmed his life since he was eleven years old, Caouette has woven together a psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture and dramatic re-enactments to create an epic portrait of an American family torn apart by dysfunction and reunited through the power of love ... Begins in 2003 as Caouette learns of his mother's lithium overdose back in his native Texas. Faced with the haunting remnants of his past, including a family history of mental illness, abuse and neglect, Caouette returns home to aid in his mother's recovery. During this time, he rekindles a touching relationship with his mother, another victim of a tumultuous childhood and discovers that family ties are never truly unbound"--Container
Restless by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

48 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terminally ill teenage girl falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and the two of them have numerous encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII
Gerry by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

53 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pair of best friends, who've nicknamed each other 'Gerry', hike through the desert
My own private Idaho by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

108 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This wildly adventurous road movie of the 90's is about two young hustlers who discover friendship and adventure on the twisting, turning road of life. Mike is a narcoleptic street hustler haunted by his idyllic memories of childhood and obsessed with finding his estranged mother. Scott is a runaway rich kid who's on a personal crusade to find the meaning of life, biding his time until he inherits his father's estate. Together they're lost in a bizarre world of wealthy strangers and stranger than life adventures
Gus Van Sant's Last days( Visual )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. Blake is a brilliant but troubled musician whose success has left him in a lonely place. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in his wooded home ... a fugitive from his own life
I am Michael( Visual )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes an anti-gay Christian pastor. Michael is a high profile gay youth activist who created a national controversy when he claimed to no longer be gay and became a straight Christian pastor. The film follows Michael from his life in San Francisco with his boyfriend Bennett--where he pursues political activism, a journalist career at XY Magazine, social awareness, and sexual exploration--to his days of personal self-discovery. After a traumatic scare, Michael is plagued by doubt and paranoia, and begins a religious reawakening. Michael renounces his gay lifestyle, rejects his friends, and endeavors to find his "true self." He explores Buddhism and Mormonism, yet ultimately lands at a Christian Bible school in rural Wyoming where he meets his girlfriend Rebekah, and becomes the pastor of his own church
Mala noche = Bad night : if you fuck with the bull you get the horn( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French call it amour fou. Van Sant called it "Death in Venice on Skid Row." Based on an autobiographical story by maverick writer Walt Curtis, set in the seamy backstreets of Portland, Oregon, the film is about Walt, Johnny, and Pepper. Walt is a liquor-store clerk and aspiring writer, Johnny and Pepper are illegal Mexican immigrants. Walt pines for Johnny, who keeps him at arm's length, while Pepper eventually proves not so picky. Walt is a kind of low-rent sugar daddy for the boys, who have come for the American dream. Walt gets more trouble than he bargained for, just one consequence of trying to make pets of creatures that bite
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Good Will Hunting
Finding ForresterMy own private IdahoDrugstore cowboyPsychoTarnationMy own private IdahoGus Van Sant's Last days
Alternative Names
Gass van Sants Amerikāņu kinorežisors

Green, Van Sant, Gus

Gus Van Sant

Gus Van Sant 1952-

Gus Van Sant American film director, producer, photographer and musician

Gus Van Sant americký režisér, producent, fotograf a hudebník

Gus Van Sant Amerikaans filmregisseur

Gus van Sant Amerikaanse regisseur, skrywer, skilder en musikant

Gus Van Sant amerikai filmrendező, producer, fényképész és zenész

Gus Van Sant cinéaste, producteur, photographe et musicien américain

Gus Van Sant director de cine, productor, guionista y escritor estadounidense

Gus Van Sant filmowiec amerykański

Gus Van Sant regista, sceneggiatore, montatore, pittore, fotografo, musicista e scrittore statunitense

Sant Gus Van

Sant Gus Van 1952-....

Van Sant, Gus.

Van Sant, Gus Green

Van Sant, Gus Green Jr

Van Sant, Gus Greene Junior

Van Sant, Gus Jr

VanSant, Gus 1952-

Γκας Βαν Σαντ

Ван Сант, Гус, 1952-

Ван Сент, Гас

Ван Сент, Гас, 1952-

Гас Ван Сан

Гас Ван Сант

Гас Ван Сент американский кинематографист

Сент, Гас Ван, 1952-

Ґас Ван Сент

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구스 반 산트

반 산트, 구스 1952-

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