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Armstrong, Gillian 1950-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 605 publications in 7 languages and 7,694 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Drama  History  Film adaptations  Historical films  Fictional autobiographies  Coming-of-age films  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Director, Author, Editor, Producer, Performer, Narrator, Film editor, fmd, Restager, Photographer
Classifications: PZ7.A335, FIC
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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 )
105 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,307 libraries worldwide
Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
My brilliant career by Miles Franklin( visu )
59 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 901 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."--Internet Movie Database
Charlotte Gray by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
46 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 754 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 )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 612 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 by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 353 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 by Diane Keaton( visu )
23 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 319 libraries worldwide
A prison warden's wife, delivering Bibles to prisoners, falls in love with one of two prisoner brothers and helps them to escape
Women he's undressed ( visu )
4 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
During the Hollywood boom years, the legendary Orry-Kelly was costume designer on an astonishing 282 motion pictures, designing for Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Rosalind Russell, and many more
Starstruck ( visu )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 173 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
The Last days of Chez Nous by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 173 libraries worldwide
The arrival of Beth's younger sister Vicki disrupts her household and transforms her shaky marriage
Love, lust and lies by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
In an Australian twist on the popular English film series 7 UP, director Gillian Armstrong has followed the lives of three Australian women: Josie, Diana and Kerry, since 1976. The landmark series began with her subjects at age 14 (Smokes and Lollies, 1976), and continued with the girls aged 18 (Fourteens Good: Eighteens Better, 1980), 26 (Bingo, Bridesmaids & Braces, 1988) and 33 (Not Fourteen Again, 1996). Armstrongs latest and possibly final instalment LOVE, LUST & LIES finds the women in their late forties. A fascinating insight into the changing opinions, attitudes and lifestyles of her subjects, and a unique social record of Australian society over three decades.--Kanopy
High tide by Judy David( visu )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
A backup singer is abandoned in a beach town. She finds a spirit she didn't know she had, a daughter she had given away, and a drive to go on
Fires within by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and German and held by 62 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. But just as she's on the verge of building a life with him, Nestor unexpectedly appears, released from the torturous Cuban prison ..."--Container
Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
This film reveals the many lives of one larger-than-life woman - 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
Every dog has his day by Gillian Armstrong( Book )
5 editions published between 1979 and 1993 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Bingo, bridesmaids & braces ( visu )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 29 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 )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Tom, een wees, vlucht naar zee en valt in handen van piraten. Vanaf ca. 11 jaar
Not fourteen again ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and held by 25 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
El Último gran mago ( visu )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 23 libraries worldwide
En su gira mundial de 1926 el Gran Houdini, el famoso mago, llega a Edimburgo entre los clamores del público. Harry Houdini sigue llorando la muerte de su madre hasta el punto de que ha desarrollado una obsesión con la parapsicología. Está decidio a dar 10.000 dólares al médium que consiga pronunciar las últimas palabras que dijo su madre en su lecho de muerte
My brilliant career ( visu )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer. But in a time of sexist ignorance and bigotry Sybylla has frequent clashes with procrustean conformists. Though it is her love for the dashing Harry Beacham (Sam Neill) that will truly test her desire to succeed as a writer. As events twist and turn, Sybylla is painfully forced to realise the emotional cost of putting her career over love. Critically acclaimed, winning six AFI Awards, as well as being nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Palm award at the Cannes Film Festival, and Golden Globe Award, My Brilliant Career is a delicate parable of one woman's fight for independence, and the sacrifices of the heart that must be made along the way
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Book )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 19 libraries worldwide
With their father away fighting in the Civil War, Joe, Meg, Beth and Amy grow up with their mother in somewhat reduced circumstances. They are a close family who inevitably have their squabbles and tragedies. But the bond holds even when, later, men friends start to become a part of the household.--Jeremy Perkins
 
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Alternative Names
Armstrong, Gill 1950-
Armstrong, Gillian
Armstrong, Gillian May
Armstrongová, Gillian 1950-
Gillian Armstrong
Gillian Armstrong australische Regisseurin
Gillian Armstrong filmregisseuse uit Australië
Gillian Armstrong productrice, réalisatrice et scénariste australienne
Gillian Armstrong regista australiana
Армстронг, Джиллиан
Ջիլլիան Մեյ Արմսթրոնգ
ג'יליאן ארמסטרונג
جيليان آرمسترونغ
گیلیان آرمسترانگ فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان استرالیایی
암스트롱, 질리안 1950-
암스트롱, 질리언 1950-
ジリアン・アームストロング
吉莉安·阿姆斯特朗
Languages
English (380)
Spanish (28)
Multiple languages (14)
German (13)
French (7)
Italian (7)
Catalan (2)
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