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Puttnam, David 1941-

Works: 133 works in 587 publications in 10 languages and 12,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Sports films  Biographical films  War films  Documentary television programs  Action and adventure films  Prison films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Interviewee, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about David Puttnam
Publications by David Puttnam
Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( visu )
69 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,843 libraries worldwide
The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
The Mission by Roland Joffé( visu )
82 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,956 libraries worldwide
The story of Mendoza, a man who turns to God in anguish after murdering his own brother. Whilst a lay brother at a Jesuit mission in South America, conflict between Church and State arises with the threat of closing the mission. This forces him to make the agonizing choice to either obey the papal edict and abandon the native Indians to the jungle and slave traders or to fight the papal order
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( visu )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,483 libraries worldwide
Based on Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's 1980 article for the New York Times "The death and life of Dith Pran", this movie is a factual account of Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his trusted interpreter, trouble-shooter and colleague, Pran, during the turbulent period that saw Cambodia fall to the Khmer Rouge. Schanberg was able to flee the atrocities that followed, and spent four and a half years seeking news of his friend who had to remain behind
Midnight express by Alan Parker( visu )
37 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,142 libraries worldwide
American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( visu )
26 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and German and held by 996 libraries worldwide
Oil tycoon, astronomy freak and the subject of some peculiar psychoanalysis, Felix Happer, has plans to transform the Bay of Furness into a giant oil-processing plant. Contrary to expectation, the eccentric local residents are only too eager to oblige with the sale of their homes, but for a sole dissenter, the beachcomber
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )
15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
From David Puttnam - producer of such modern film classics as Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express, and The Mission, and the only European to have run a major Hollywood studio - an insightful and provocative history that explains the personalities and events which shaped film's transformation from a technological curiosity into one of the world's most powerful cultural and economic forces
The Duellists by Ridley Scott( visu )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Pendant les guerres napoléoniennes, le lieutenant d'Hubert est chargé par le général Treillard de mettre aux arrêts le lieutenant Féraud, qui a blessé en duel le neveu du maire de Strasbourg. Furieux, Féraud provoque en duel d'Hubert: il est blessé mais n'entend pas en rester là. Son animosité poursuit d'Hubert jusqu'en Russie. Six duels au total. Lors du dernier, au pistolet à deux coups, Féraud manque les siens. D'Hubert pourrait le tuer mais il tire en l'air et lui ordonne de se comporter en homme mort
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
Being human by Bill Forsyth( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose homelife has hit the rocks. Each character reaches for survival, love, belonging-- for all the things that made humankind draw together in the first place
Brother, can you spare a dime? by Patty Jones( visu )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others
Meeting Venus by István Szabó( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 164 libraries worldwide
An Hungarian conductor attempts to mount a new production of Tannhauser in France while trying to navigate the union, nationalism and egos that surround attempt
The double headed eagle Hitler's rise to power, 1918-1933 ( visu )
9 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in German and English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Summary: Using material taken from features, documentaries, newsreels and propaganda film, this compilation traces Hitler's rise to power from 1918 to 1933. Concentrating on people rather than events, it shows the power of the German nationalist movement under Hindenburg giving way to that of the National Socialists. Against the pageantry of Nazi rallies, the growing distress of the unemployed finds some alleviation in the fantasy world of the cinema, but elsewhere violent streetfighting breaks out as political opinions polarise. Then, finally, at a parade held after Hitler's appointment as Chancellor, Goebbels harangues the crowd and Nazi students throw the books of banned authors onto bonfires. Throughout the film the emphasis is on atmosphere rather than on details of fact
Cal by Pat O'Connor( visu )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 137 libraries worldwide
A harrowing, sensitive love story set within the hatred of strife-torn Northern Ireland. Cal is 19 years old and has no stomach for the violence of strife-torn North Ireland, but becomes a reluctant accessory to murder. Then he falls in love with the Marcella, the wife of the man he helped murder
Lisztomania ( visu )
8 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 117 libraries worldwide
A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt
War of the buttons by Yves Robert( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
No stones in slingshots. No skirmishes too late in the day. They're rules of war for the youngsters of two neighboring Irish villages. And here's another rule: if you spit-shake on something, you better follow through. Kids will be kids. But sometimes they, in their own fanciful ways, will be adults. It's a winning tale in which buttons are the spoils of a would-be war
Swastika by Philippe Mora( visu )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 98 libraries worldwide
Swastika is the most controversial documentary about Hitler ever released. Director Philippe Mora combines intimate color home movie footage shot by Eva Braun and rare propoganda films to form an unintentional autobiography of Hitler's rise and fall, from the formation of the Nazi state through the end of WWII. As the opening credits state, "If Hitler is dehumanized and shown only as a devil, any future Hitler may not be recognized, simply because he is a human being."
David Puttnam ( visu )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Best known as an Oscar winning film-maker whose successes include 'Chariots of Fire' and 'The Killing Fields', David Puttnam is passionate about education. In this interview with Ted Wragg, he talks about the parallels between the film world, teaching and his life as a politician. He tells Ted Wragg how the Teachers' Awards have been a significant success and reveals that he is excited about the potential of IT in the classroom. David Puttnam talks frankly to Ted Wragg about his scepticism regarding the government flagship policy of academies
The Pied Piper by Jacques Demy( visu )
7 editions published between 1971 and 2013 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
A wandering piper is hired by a selfish mayor to rid his village of rats; but when the mayor refuses to pay him, the piper plays his way out of town, leading all the children of Hamelin after him--never to be seen again
David Puttnam : Hollywood's role in shaping values ( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( visu )
16 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story about the famous plane of World War II, the Flying Fortress, Memphis Belle is about the crew of one of the B-17s flying their last mission before they can go home to a hero's welcome
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Alternative Names
David Puttnam britischer Filmproduzent
David Puttnam British film producer
David Puttnam Brits filmproducent
David Puttnam تهیه‌کننده و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی
Puttnam, David
Puttnam, David 1941-
Puttnam, David Terence 1941-
Ντέιβιντ Πάτναμ
Дэвид Паттнэм
Дэвид Путнем
데이빗 펏남 (David Puttnam)
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