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Armstrong, Gillian 1950-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 472 publications in 9 languages and 7,329 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Interviews  Case studies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Director, Performer, Producer, Photographer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Gillian Armstrong
Publications by Gillian Armstrong
Most widely held works by Gillian Armstrong
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( visu )
63 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,188 libraries worldwide
Classic story by Louisa May Alcott about the March family of four daughters, a strong mother and a father away from home during the Civil War
My brilliant career ( visu )
32 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 libraries worldwide
"Sybylla Melvyn struggles with the conflicts that we all have between ambition, family, love, and guilt in a most remarkable manner. Sybylla grows to understand that life is a series of trade-offs, and that no one can have it all, and that no one can please everyone. Simple yet universal themes told with charm, wit, and a vulnerability that allows us to get right inside of her character and to understand her"--IMBd
Charlotte Gray by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
42 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 807 libraries worldwide
It's World War II and Charlotte has been trained to be an undercover courier for England. She straps on a parachute and falls from the sky into Vichy France. There she will assist the French Resistance in its defiance of Nazi occupation. Once behind enemy lines, she keeps secret her personal mission to find her lover, an RAF pilot downed over France
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey( visu )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 645 libraries worldwide
Oscar is an Anglican priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies the rules of 19th-century society. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their passion for gambling leads them both down a road of romance, chance and fate that changes their lives forever
Death defying acts Houdini's secret ( visu )
21 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 321 libraries worldwide
Mary McGarvie is a beautiful con artist who, with the help of her young daughter, fools audiences into believing she is psychic. The legendary magician Harry Houdini comes to town with a skeptic's challenge. He is going to give $10,000 to anyone who can correctly 'channel' his mother's dying words. Mary accepts the challenge. Houdini enters into a passionate affair with the charming clairvoyant even as he prepares for the most dangerous stunt of his career
Mrs. Soffel ( visu )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 286 libraries worldwide
A prison warden's wife, delivering Bibles to prisoners, falls in love with one of two prisoner brothers and helps in their escape
The Last days of Chez Nous by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The arrival of Beth's younger sister Vicki disrupts her household and transforms her shaky marriage
Star struck ( visu )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Jackie Mullins rises from obscurity to win a rock contest at the Sydney Opera House. Her success unites the world of ambition and New Wave rock and the world of working class life in the Sydney Rocks where she works as a barmaid. This is an original blend of 'backstage' musical and working class comedy inflected by a popular feminism which displaces masculinity from the centre of Australianess as expressed in the rocker comedy
High tide by Laura Jones( visu )
19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A backup singer finds herself stranded in a beach town. She finds a spirit she didn't know she had, a daughter she had given away, and the drive to go on
Houdini's death defying acts ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in Dutch and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Als de wereldberoemde illusionist Harry Houdini in contact wil komen met zijn overleden moeder gaat hij op zoek naar een betrouwbare helderziende
Fires within by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 66 libraries worldwide
"When her journalist husband Nestor is imprisoned in Cuba for his political beliefs, Isabel flees the country with her daughter. Saved off the shores of Miami by a fisherman, she soon falls deeply in love with her rescuer."--Container
Unfolding Florence the many lives of Florence Broadhurst ( visu )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
This film reveals the many lives of flamboyant design pioneer, Florence Broadhurst. Born in outback Australia in 1899, Florence was a singer and dancer in Shanghai in the 20s and ran her own fashion boutique in London in the 30s before sweeping into Sydney society as a painter and charity queen. But it was in her last incarnation that she really made her mark, shaking up conservative Australia with her bold, exotic wallpaper designs. Now, with her prints in huge demand internationally, the times have finally caught up with this glamorous, complicated, unconventional woman, whose brutal murder in 1977 has never been solved
Starstruck ( visu )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Jackie Mullins rises from obscurity to win a rock contest at the Sydney Opera House. Her success unites the world of ambition and New Wave rock and the world of working class life in the Sydney Rocks where she works as a barmaid. This is an original blend of 'backstage' musical and working class comedy inflected by a popular feminism which displaces masculinity from the centre of Australianess as expressed in the ocker comedy
Bingo, bridesmaids & braces ( visu )
5 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
The third in an ongoing series of films which follow the lives of three women, Diana, Josie and Kerry, through puberty to adulthood. This series began in 1976, when Gillian Armstrong made Smokes and Lollies, examining the lives of three fourteen year old girls in an Adelaide suburb. Four years later, in 14's Good, 18's Better, Armstrong returned to find three dramatically changed women, affected by the responsibilities of marriage, parenthood and unemployment. Eight years further on, there have been divorces and separations, more babies, and the last single woman is about to marry. Through detailed flashbacks, the three women share the critical times in their lives, and their satisfaction (and surprise) at having reached 26
Cash on the nail by Gillian Armstrong( Book )
6 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Love, lust & lies ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Every family has its secrets. For over four decades Australian director Gillian Armstrong (Oscar and Lucinda, My Brilliant Career) has documented the lives of three extraordinary Adelaide women Now for a fifth and perhaps last instalment, we are very proud to present the film the critics have been raving about, the remarkable; LOVE LUST AND LIES. It was 1976 when acclaimed director Gillian Armstrong made the film Smokes and Lollies which told the story of three best friends, 14-year-olds Kerry, Josie and Diana, who candidly told audiences about their lives, hopes and dreams. They continued to tell their stories at the ages of 18, 26 and 33 in the films Fourteens Good, Eighteens Better, Bingo, Bridesmaids & Braces and Not Fourteen Again. With astounding depth, openness and intimacy, the journey of these three ordinary but extraordinary Australian women captured hearts right across the country. In 2009 Gillian Armstrong revisits the girls, now aged 47, who allow her to film once again. Love Lust & Lies captures the highs and lows of these incredible womens lives. The film explores the complexity, drama, joy and anguish that exist in all families. It exposes the emotional impact of family secrets and skeletons in the closet. Love Lust & Lies asks universal questions about life and the opportunities offered by circumstance; and shows how the ordinary is quite often extraordinary. Love Lust & Lies is compelling drama - moving, funny and honest. Without doubt, this is one of the most incredible documentary achievements in the cinematic history of this country
Hightide ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
In an AFI Award winning performance, Judy Davis plays Lilli, a back-up singer for an Elvis impersonator. When she is fired from the tour in a NSW South Coast country town she sets out on a drunken binge. Holed up in a caravan park she meets up with young Ally and a friendship soon develops between the women. Emotions run deep as their journey of discovery is tested by Lilli's new boyfriend Mick and Ally's grandmother Bet.--
Not fourteen again ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Kerry, Diana and Josie were interviewed in Smokes and lollies (age 14), 14's good, 18's better (age 18) and Bingo, bridesmaids and braces (age 26). Now they are 33 and Armstrong completes the circle, revealing the three women as mothers of teenage girls. They relive, through their daughters, the issues they went through in their youth
Every dog has his day by Gillian Armstrong( Book )
2 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The story of Kerry, Josie and Diana 14-47 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
 
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Armstrong, Gill, 1950-
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Armstrongová, Gillian, 1950-
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