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Clarke, Alan 1935-1990

Overview
Works: 47 works in 161 publications in 2 languages and 1,447 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Detective and mystery stories  Biography  History  Documentary television programs  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Director, Author, Film editor, Illustrator, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 792.9
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Most widely held works about Alan Clarke
 
Most widely held works by Alan Clarke
The Edwardians ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Scum by Alan Clarke( Visual )
37 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a bus driving through the desolate countryside, young juvenile offender Carlin awaits his fate along with two other young boys transferring to a remote borstal, a prison for boys. Upon arrival he finds a brutal authoritarian system completely uninterested in reforming any of the young charges; equally treacherous is the inmate hierarchy which he must learn to navigate. Soon bearing his battle scars on his face, Carlin quickly ascends to the role of 'Daddy' or top dog, but not at a small price. Unfortunately others are not so savvy and fall afoul of the social system, leading to beatings, rape, suicide, and a vicious revolt. Originally made for the BBC's Play for Today series, Clarke's indictment of the juvenile justice system was deemed too controversial and banned from broadcast until 1991, a year after his death
Made in Britain by Alan Clarke( Visual )
28 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trevor is a violent, racist skinhead who refuses to cooperate with any attempts by the courts or social workers to rehabilitate him. He is a bright boy who sees himself as the victim of authoritarianism and believes he can beat the system with belligerence and defiance. His forthright but confused sense of pride in his white heritage is a personification of the dark underbelly of 1980s Britain. Intelligent and articulate, Trevor is smart enough to understand the trap of crime, prison, and poverty he's walking into but too angry to care. Obnoxious though Trevor undoubtedly is, behind his aggressive façade are glimpses of a desperate individual, and it becomes hard not to pity him
The firm by Alan Clarke( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firm: Clive 'Bex' Bissel, estate agent, father and husband, is an average guy, who just happens to be the head of a violent gang of soccer hooligans. As leader of the Intercity Crew, Bex wants to merge his 'firm' with two rival gangs in anticipation of a huge multi-country brawl at the 1988 European Championships. He nominates himself as the leader of a national organization, but his counterparts, Yeti and Oboe refuse to comply, believing that only one firm should be allowed to represent England in Munich. The "soccer hooligan" phenomenon--wherein ordinary people lead side lives dominated by acts of violence and rage--can, if unchecked, escalate out of control and destroy those lives
Lisa, the unlikely heroine by Alan Clarke( )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A free working holiday to Bermuda seems too good an opportunity for part-time cleaner Lisa to resist. However, her employer, Sir Ralph Higgins, an international banker, gets duped into smuggling drugs and is arrested at Bermuda International Airport. Lisa's troubles are only just beginning and it isn't turning out to be the sunshine holiday she thought it would be. Along with Sir Ralph's wife and other members of his household staff, Lisa has to outwit a corrupt chief of police and his crimi
The Alan Clarke collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five films and made-for-TV movies by director Alan Clarke, and a postumous documentary
Rita, Sue and Bob too by Alan Clarke( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Triangle comedy set in Yorkshire
The Naked Shadow by Alan Clarke( )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Old-fashioned vehicles, a policeman on a bike and now a 1957 telephone directory! What on earth was going on?.. As he walked out into the daylight his mind was in total confusion ... It was beginning to dawn on Brian that he had travelled back in time! But how could that happen? Questions crowd into his mind as Brian Wilberforce Parsons finds himself alone, dazed and friendless in 1950s London. His troubles, however, have only just begun. Very soon he is swept up in a whirlwind of non-stop a
The teenage dirt-bag years by Paul Howard( )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So there I was, roysh, class legend, schools rugby legend, basically all-round legend, when someone decides you can't, like, sit the Leaving Cert four times. Well that put a focking spanner in the works. But joining the goys at college wasn't the mare I thought it would be, basically for, like, three major reasons: beer, women and more women. And for once I agree with Fionn about the, like, education possibilities. I mean, where else can you learn about Judge Judy, laminating fake IDs and, like, how to order a Ken and snog a girl at the same time? I may be beautiful, roysh, but I'm not stupid
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, The Miseducation Years the Miseducation Years by Paul Howard( )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So there I was, roysh, putting the 'in' in 'in crowd', hanging out, pick of the babes, bills from the old pair to fund the lifestyle I, like, totally deserve. But being a schools rugby legend has its downsides, roysh, like all the total knobs wanting to chill in your, like, reflected glory, and the bunny-boilers who decide they want to be with me and won't take, like, no for an answer. And we're talking totally here. Basically, it may look like a champagne bath with, like, Nell McAndrew, with, like, no clothes and everything, but I can tell you, roysh, those focking bubbles can burst. And when
Elephant. (Suivi de) Elephant : film homonyme by Gus Van Sant( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
PS, I scored the bridesmaids : Ross O'Carroll-Kelly by Paul Howard( )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
So there I was, roysh, twenty-three years of age, still, like, gorgeous and rich, living off my legend as a schools rugby player, scoring the birds, being the man, when all of a sudden, roysh, life becomes a total mare. I don't have a Betty Blue what's wrong, but I can't eat, can't sleep, I don't even want to do the old beast with two backs, which means a major problem, and we're talking big time here. Normally my head is so full of, like thoughts, but now I'm down to just one: Sorcha, I'm playing it Kool and the Gang, but this is basically scary. I mean, I'm Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, for foc
Elephant by Gus Van Sant( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Es ist ein schöner Herbsttag. Eli, der zu Fuss in die Schule unterwegs ist, überredet im Park ein Punk- Pärchen, für ein paar Fotos zu posieren. Nate trifft nach dem Football-Training seine Freundin Carrie zum Mittagessen. John hinterlegt im Rektorat die Autoschlüssel seines Vaters, damit sein Bruder sie dort abholen kann. In der Cafeteria tratschen Brittany, Jordan und Nicole und beklagen sich über das Geschnüffel ihrer Mütter. Michelle rast in die Bibliothek, während Eli im Korridor ein paar Fotos von John knipst. John geht hinaus auf den Rasen, wo er den Weg von Alex und Eric kreuzt. Ein gewöhnlicher Tag an einer High School, der so gar nicht gewöhnlich enden wird. Der Spielfilm nimmt Bezug auf die Bluttat vom 20. April 1999, als an der Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado der 17-jährige Dylan Klebold und der 18-jährige Eric Harris zwölf Mitschüler und einen Lehrer erschossen. In der ganzen Schule hatten sie Sprengfallen angebracht, insgesamt wurden 23 Menschen verletzt. Die Tat war kein Amoklauf sondern ein von langer Hand geplantes Massaker, an dessen Ende die beiden Teenager Selbstmord begingen
I will in me politics : the Maurice Hickey diaries by Pat Shortt( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
Alan Clarke by Alan Clarke( Visual )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardians ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Edwardian period, beginning with Edward VII's ascent to the throne in 1901 and ending with World War I, was an era of rapid industrialization, pioneering artistic and literary achievements, and great social and political upheaval. It is filled with captivating characters who left their mark upon British society and the world at large. This 8-part BBC series profiles the movers and the shakers who exemplify the era's progressive spirit as well as its colorful eccentricities.--Container
The firm Elephant ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The firm: Bex Bissell (Oldman) is the head of a football firm (group of fans) who proposes a union with two other local firms, positing himself as the leader. A family man earning a decent living as an estate agent, he devotes his spare time to the sport and his fellow hooligans; when his proposal falls on deaf ears, his baser tendencies rise to the surface against his better judgment
 
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