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Beresford, Bruce

Works: 299 works in 1,083 publications in 9 languages and 20,710 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  War films  Comedy films  Diaries  Anecdotes  Military history 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Producer, Film editor, fmd, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Bruce Beresford
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Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( visu )
65 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,152 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
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( visu )
77 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,806 libraries worldwide
Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants in this dramatization based on true events
Double jeopardy by Bruce Beresford( visu )
25 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,661 libraries worldwide
Libby Parsons discovers that the husband she was convicted of murdering staged his own death and framed her for the crime
Black robe by Bruce Beresford( visu )
65 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,546 libraries worldwide
In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young Jesuit priest, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness to convert the Huron Indians. His young aide and translator, Daniel, falls in love with Annuka, the daughter of the Algonquin chief. Torn between his own desires and ideals of the priesthood, Laforgue's faith is tested, and his life and the outcome of the mission imperiled, as the expedition faces the elements and hostile Indians
Mao's last dancer by Cunxin Li( visu )
28 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,414 libraries worldwide
Drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( visu )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife, Dixie, will not allow him to see their eighteen year old daughter Sue Ann, and Dixie is now making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again. Together they are determined to find success and happiness
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( visu )
40 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him
Paradise road by Bruce Close, Glenn Beresford( visu )
36 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 959 libraries worldwide
When the Japanese over-run Singapore in 1942 many women and children end up in prison camp. Although of different ages, nationalities and backgrounds, a bond grows up as they face the lack of food & medicine and the brutal behaviour of their captors. They even start organizing a voice orchestra using remembered scores painstakingly written out
And starring Pancho Villa as himself ( visu )
15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 820 libraries worldwide
The true story of how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken send Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their lives in the mingling of fiction and reality. The two make their movie and its original U.S. release helps change public opinion in Villa's favor and proves "the lens is mightier than the sword."
The contract by Bruce Beresford( visu )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 647 libraries worldwide
While on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son after the death of his wife, Ray Keene stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire lead by the mysterious Frank Cardin
Crimes of the heart by Bruce Beresford( visu )
20 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 633 libraries worldwide
The Magrath sisters are reunited after a bizarre incident. Together again under the same roof, they must overcome sibling jealousies and the family reputation for taking the easy way out
Peace, love & misunderstanding ( visu )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane, a New York City attorney, heads to Woodstock with her two teens to stay with her estranged flower-child mother. In this charming village, Diane and her city kids get a new perspective on life and love
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford( visu )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
"Though Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow's crime spree i legendary, their story has never been told quite like this. Fueled by their passion for each other and Bonnie's obsession with fame, the copule committed increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving a trail of blood - and headlines - behin them. Aided by Clyde's sixth sense, they stayed one step ahead of the law until their final, fateful showdown"--Container
Her alibi ( visu )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Philip Blackwood, a mystery novelist, seeks inspiration for his writing by visiting a courtroom where he becomes involved with a beautiful Romanian arraigned for murder
King David by Richard Gere( visu )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 388 libraries worldwide
The story of the king of Israel who took on Goliath
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( visu )
17 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision
Bride of the wind ( visu )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
Like moths to a flame, the greatest artistic talents of turn-of-the-century Europe were drawn to Alma, a remarkable muse who ignited desires that translated into masterpieces of art, music, and literature. Based on the true story of untamed passions and inspirations that drove her to inspire the hearts and minds of composer Gustav Mahler, painter Oskar Kokoschka, architect Walter Gropius and novelist Franz Werfel, who helped her become a respected composer herself
Last dance by Bruce Beresford( visu )
11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Cindy Liggett (Stone) is a convicted killer facing imminent execution until a young lawyer (Morrow) becomes convinced her case doesn't warrant the death penalty
Silent fall ( visu )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and French and held by 226 libraries worldwide
The only eyewitness to a double murder is an autistic child, a nine-year-old whose memories of the brutal slaying of his parents are sealed inside him, unless a determined and caring child psychologist can unlock them
The getting of wisdom ( visu )
22 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
The suffocating repressiveness of the Victorian era is superbly realized by director Bruce Beresford in The Getting of Wisdom. Thirteen-year-old Laura, an incorrigible free spirit from the Australian outback, is enrolled in a prestigious girl's boarding school. The indoctrination process is a rough one, and Laura very nearly loses her individuality and sense of self-worth. When she does mature, however, it is on her terms, and not the school's
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Alternative Names
Beresford, Bruce
English (484)
Spanish (10)
French (9)
Italian (5)
German (4)
Basque (1)
Chinese (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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