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Tandy, Jessica

Overview
Works: 308 works in 961 publications in 7 languages and 26,293 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Audio adaptations  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Artist, Costume designer, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Jessica Tandy
Publications by Jessica Tandy
Publications by Jessica Tandy, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Jessica Tandy
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( visu )
79 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 3,605 libraries worldwide
In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( visu )
73 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,465 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home between dowdy housewife Evelyn Couch (Bates) and spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop: the fiercely independent Idgie (Masterson) and the gentle Ruth (Parker). Idgie stands up to the Klan, Ruth's abusive husband and a charge of murder in a time when a woman's place was considered the kitchen. Idgie's courage in the face of adversity inspires Evelyn to take a look at her own life and make drastic changes, often with hilarious results
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
69 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,959 libraries worldwide
When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds
Cocoon by Ron Howard( visu )
27 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
When the Antareans, advanced beings from another planet, arrive at an old age home in Florida, the senior citizens there get a second chance at being young in this story of youth, old age, and how people choose to live their lives
Nobody's fool ( visu )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
In this affectionate story of small town life in upstate New York, Sully, a fitfully employed 60-year-old construction worker, is a cheerful curmudgeon who seems to have missed all his chances and made nothing of his life. However, it becomes apparent that Sully, despite his best efforts to be a n'er-do-well, is an important and beloved member of his family and his community. He is, as he says, somebody's father, somebody's grandfather, somebody's friend
The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Sound Recording )
30 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
To dance with the white dog ( visu )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 1,043 libraries worldwide
A devoted old couple are separated when the wife dies. The husband struggles to cope with his loneliness and failing health, but his spirit is fading when a mysterious white dog appears and reawakens his joy of life
Foxfire includes behind-the-scenes featurette "The making of Foxfire" ( visu )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,000 libraries worldwide
When her son asks her to move to the city, an elderly woman is torn between his wishes and her many memories of sharing country life with her late husband
Batteries not included by Steven Spielberg( visu )
24 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 910 libraries worldwide
An unscrupulous real estate developer sends thugs to a tenement to get rid of the last five tenants. The five are visited by tiny visitors from outer space who turn the tide with magical powers
Simon Gray's Butley ( visu )
8 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 571 libraries worldwide
Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day
The world according to Garp by George Roy Hill( visu )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and French and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Garp is a man whose life unfolds from cradle to grave in counterpoint to the dizzy, violent, cruel and casually destructive rhythms of our anxious age. Garp is an angry, funny ode to survival--and T.S. Garp is hell-bent upon survival
The desert fox the story of Rommel ( visu )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered. He is given a choice: either face a horrible death by torture or commit suicide. Rommel opts for the latter. The official story given to the press is that Rommel died heroically of his war wounds
Tennessee Williams' South by William Hutt fonds (University of Guelph)( visu )
5 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 520 libraries worldwide
"The brutes and the belles. The gadflies and the good ol' boys. The taboos and the profound truths. They're all part of a Tennessee state of mind -- a realm of places, personalities and ideas. Williams is front and center for this exploration, reading from his works, placing them in the context of his life, and serving as guide in visits to his career-shaping refuge in New Orleans and his latter-day writing quarters in Key West. Also dramatizations by distinguished actors ... give flesh-and-bone immediacy to some of the writer's famed works. In his own words. In his own places. The resilient character and memorable characters of one of our greatest writers reside in Tennessee Williams' South."--Container
The Bostonians by James Ivory( visu )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Olive, a militant suffragette, takes on the education of Verena, a brilliantly gifted but naive young girl. Olive wants to mold and use this gift for the feminist cause. But Verena is also loved by Basil Ransom, an impecunious young lawyer with views strenuously opposed to the Boston feminists. The contest is met between Basil and Olive. The prize: possession of Verena
The light in the forest ( visu )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Kidnapped by Indians as an infant, a teenager is returned to his parents but finds the white man's ways disturbing
The Story lady ( visu )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 421 libraries worldwide
A lonely widow discovers she has an amazing storytelling talent. When big business tries to commercialize her "magic" she fights back
Alfred Hitchcock presents ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Alfred Hitchcock, master of suspense, always started out his show with the line 'Good Evening.' Loaded with twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night, view this storyteller's classic tales with some of the biggest names in showbiz
In the company of whales gentle giants of the watery realm ( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Among the most prominent environmental issues facing humankind this century is the fate of the whale. Whale expert Roger Payne takes an in-depth look at these massive creatures and their fight for survival
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1965 and 1988 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Presents a drama about the woes of an aristocratic Russian family and their struggle to maintain their way of life in a changing world
Alfred Hitchcock presents ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
The Master of Suspense is back with more twists, turns, and things that go bump in the night
 
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Dandy, Jessica
Languages
English (404)
Spanish (19)
German (12)
French (10)
Chinese (1)
Japanese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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