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Gunnarsson, Sturla

Overview
Works: 69 works in 214 publications in 4 languages and 3,126 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Television mini-series  History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Commentator, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Sturla Gunnarsson
Publications by Sturla Gunnarsson
Most widely held works about Sturla Gunnarsson
 
Most widely held works by Sturla Gunnarsson
Beowulf & Grendel by Sturla Gunnarsson( visu )
22 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 824 libraries worldwide
The bloody tale of warrior Beowulf's battle with Grendel, a murderous troll, to save King Hrothgar's kingdom, which was destroyed by the troll and his men
Force of nature the David Suzuki movie ( visu )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants to say before he dies. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: the limits of the biosphere have been exhausted and it is imperative that humans rethink their relationship with the natural world. Interweaving the lecture with scenes from places and events in Suzuki's life, the film is also a biography of ideas born of the major social, scientific, cultural and political events of the last 70 years
Final offer ( visu )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Tapes made just before and during the 1984 strike against General Motors by the United Auto Workers, Canadian Section, show union leader Bob White as he fights with both the company and the United States union leadership to retain traditional wage increases in the Canadian contract
The man who saved Christmas ( visu )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and French and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of A.C. Gilbert, who convinced the U.S. Congress to save his toy factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
Rare birds ( visu )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
Dave's marriage is dead and his restaurant just went belly up. Alphonse, Dave's neighbor, hatches a mad-yet-ingenious scheme in the hopes of saving his buddy's sagging fortune. After staging the sightings of an extremely rare bird in the neighborhood, bird watchers and hungry patrons the world over, flock to the area. But soon, Dave's restaurant is swimming in controversy
Ice soldiers ( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Buried beneath the Arctic ice since the Cold War, genetically modified Soviet soldiers have been rediscovered, reactivated and are ready to unleash devastating destruction. One scientist will try to stop the carnage before they complete their terrifying, top-secret mission
Above and beyond ( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
In 1940 German U-boats destroy new shipments of British aircraft as quickly as the U.S. factories supply them. The Royal Air Force comes up with a bold new plan--engage the new planes using Newfoundland as its base
Such a long journey ( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 122 libraries worldwide
Set in Bombay India in 1971, this is the story of Gustad Noble, a hard-working bank clerk and devoted family man, who gradually sees his modest life unraveling when he agrees to do a clandestine favor for an old friend and is soon drawn deeper and deeper into a dangerous network of deception
Holiday collector's set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Four holiday favorites filled to the brim with heartwarming Christmas spirit
Holiday collector's set 4 films ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
The man who saved Christmas: Based on the life of A.C. Gilbert, who convinced the U.S. Congress to save his factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
The Truesteel affair ( visu )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the conflicting demands a design engineer may face when his employer refuses to correct manufacturing flaws before delivering the product. Failure to report the flaws violates his professional ethics, but blowing the whistle will cost him his job
After the axe ( file )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Every year, 250 000 managers get fired in North America. After the Axe is a cinematic drama that examines executive terminations and a new industry that specializes in handling them. The film was made with the cooperation of the business community, which provided authentic locations and even helped script actual scenes on set. The central figure, D.R. "Biff" Wilson, forty-four, is a composite figure based on extensive conversations with fired executives; the others play themselves. An interesting look at business ethics
Holiday collector's set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Man who saved Christmas: toy maker A.C. Gilbert convinced the U. S. Congress, during the rationed times of WWII, to save his factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
Air India 182 ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Air India 182 is a first-person account of the Air India conspiracy and its tragic aftermath. The story is told by those who were directly involved, including families of those who died, key ' and RCMP investigators and the conspirators themselves. Their testimony is intervoven with reconstructions of key moments in the conspiracy, based entirely on court documents, de-classified CSIS reports and wiretaps. The film counts down the final weeks and hours before Air India 182 disappeared off Irish radar screens
Gerrie & Louise a film ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
This documentary film focuses on newlyweds Gerrie and Louise. Gerrie is a former member of the South African military and was involved in operations in support of apartheid, including operations where civilians in opposition to apartheid were tortured. Louise is a former journalist who covered the protests leading to the fall of apartheid and then became the principal investigator for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Using interviews and documentary footage, the film looks at some of the operations Gerrie played a part in, and at some of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee exposing the actions of former government officials involved in maintaining apartheid
Canada true north ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Pt. 1. Provides a basic overview of the history and complex relationship between Canada and the United States, and Canada's struggle to assert and maintain its own identity. pt. 2. The idea is presented that Canadian identity stems from a sense of place. In searching for the Canadian national identity, Saturday Night, one of Canada's most important magazines, prepares its special, 100th anniversary edition. Since there is no one dominant culture or identity in Canada, the magazine sets out to create a psychological portrait of the quiet, introspective nation made up of people with strong values and passionate ideals. Compares Canada's paradoxical character with that of the United States. pt. 3 Traces the history of the Separatist Movement through the lives and activities of Pauline Julien, a singer, and Gerald Godin, a poet, journalist and politician, two people passionately involved in the efforts to make Quebec independent. pt. 4. Although the United States and Canada share a border and a close economic, social and political relationship, the two countries are based on very different cultural concepts: the "melting pot" and the "mosaic." Explores that multicultural mosaic, examining, in particular, its advantages and disadvantages to the immigrants and refugees that comprise much of it
Fired ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Biff Wilson, a vice-president with a multi-divisional packaged goods firm, is fired after a fifteen-year career. His company hires an executive outplacement firm to find a new position for the forty-four-year-old Wilson. He works with his counselor to learn how to search and prepare himself for a new executive position. He lowers his expectations and finally is hired by a medium-sized firm
Wrath of gods ( visu )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"When Canadian director Sturla Gunnarsson and his cast and crew, including Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgard, [and] Sarah Polley, set upon Iceland to film Beowulf & Grendel in 2004, they expected the usual complications involved in making a major motion picture. What they encountered was a ruthless Icelandic winter on a foreboding landscape, financing complications and a bizarre run of bad luck that led some to believe they were in an epic battle with the Norse gods themselves."--Container
La Dernière Offre ( visu )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Observation des coulisses de la négociation à Toronto pour le renouvellement (en 1984) du contrat de travail entre la section canadienne du syndicat des travailleurs unis de l'automobile (dirigée par Robert White) et le constructeur automobile américain General Motors : les parties en présence, leurs représentants, l'enjeu, la stratégie, le marchandage
Joe Torre, curveballs along the way ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Joe Torre grew up on the diamond for 18 years, and coached for 14 years but never once made it to the World Series. Now he's the new coach for the New York Yankees, and he wants the championship. The team's terrible. They can't pitch, can't hit, can't catch. To top it off, everyone in New York is predicting Joe will be out by the end of the season. To the world, it's hopeless. To Joe, it's a feginning
 
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Alternative Names
Sturla Gunnarsson film director
Sturla Gunnarsson kanadischer Filmregisseur
Sturla Gunnarsson regista cinematografico islandese
Languages
English (129)
French (10)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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