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Puttnam, David 1941-

Works: 136 works in 465 publications in 9 languages and 10,849 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Interviews  Fiction  Military history  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter
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 )
64 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,558 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 )
38 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,721 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 )
43 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
Dith Pran is an aide, translator and friend of a journalist who is covering the war in Cambodia. He is eventually exiled to the labor camps in Cambodia's countryside, where he endures four years of starvation, torture and war before escaping to Thailand
Midnight express by Alan Parker( visu )
31 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,102 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
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
Puttnam's history is also an impassioned polemic: From the moment Thomas Edison stole the first crude attempt at a movie camera from the French scientist Etienne Jules Marey, Hollywood and Europe have existed, the author claims, in a state of undeclared hostility - hostility that has occasionally erupted into open battle for control of the century's most powerful artistic medium. And this battle, he contends, will ultimately determine the nature of Europe's cultural identity. He also argues forcefully for the intelligent application of the language and techniques of cinema to education, urging filmmakers to make films that challenge and inspire as well as entertain
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( visu )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and German and held by 282 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
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
David Puttnam Hollywood's role in shaping values ( visu )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
Meeting Venus by István Szabó( visu )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 172 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
Brother, can you spare a dime? ( visu )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 171 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
Cal by Pat O'Connor( visu )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 170 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
The duellists by Ridley Scott( visu )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Two officers in Napoleon's army violently confront each other in a series of savage duels
The double headed eagle Hitler's rise to power, 1918-1933 ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in German and English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Charts the stealthy rise of the Nazi Party in the wake of World War I, as witnessed from the perspective of a neutral bystander. Rather than offering a contemporary interpretation of history, the film allows the disturbing saga to unfold on its own terms using footage from newsreels, home movies and extracts from musicals and documentaries from 1918-1933 to illustrate the end of the Weimar and the rise of Adolf Hitler and national socialism in Germany
Lisztomania ( visu )
9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Outrageously hedonistic 'rockopera' casts contemporary rock god Roger Daltrey as the world's first music superstar, Franz Liszt. Loosely based on the life of the composer, the film takes a fantastical voyage through rock'n'roll excess and adventure, peppered with cameos from such pop icons as Ringo Starr (as the Pope) and Rick Wakeman (as Thor)
War of the buttons by John Roberts( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 91 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
David Puttnam ( visu )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
British film producer, David Puttnam talks to Bill Moyers about movies and their role in shaping society's values. He offers his observations of arts and culture
Swastika ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in German and English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Utilizing an incredible body of archival footage, this documentary chronicles the daily lives of Germans under Hitler
Rural England : our countryside at the crossroads by Derrik Mercer( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
My life so far ( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate. When the elder woman's son arrives with his French maid, everything gets thrown into turmoil
That'll be the day ( visu )
6 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Story of a 1950's British working-class youth who finds an outlet for his frustrations in rock music. Story is continued in the motion picture "Stardust."
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Alternative Names
Puttnam, David
Puttnam, David, 1941-
Puttnam, David Terence, 1941-
English (251)
Spanish (26)
German (12)
Italian (8)
French (4)
Catalan (2)
Russian (1)
Japanese (1)
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