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Gunnarsson, Sturla

Works: 59 works in 222 publications in 6 languages and 3,222 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Filmed lectures  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Commentator, fmd, Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 840 libraries worldwide
A film adaptation of the story of the warrior Beowulf's battle to save King Hrothgar's kingdom from the murderous troll, Grendel
Force of nature : the David Suzuki movie by Kirstie Simson( visu )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 485 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 )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 336 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 )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and French and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Based on the life of A.C. Gilbert, who convinced the U.S. Congress to save his factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
Ice soldiers ( visu )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 229 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
Rare birds ( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 225 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
Above and beyond ( visu )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 173 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 116 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 83 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 56 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 )
16 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 52 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 ( visu )
5 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
This full-length drama depicts the reality of managers getting fired and the emergence of a new industry specialized in handling executive terminations. The film was made with the cooperation of the business community, which helped script some of the scenes and provided authentic locations. The central figure, D.R. "Biff" Wilson, 44, is a composite figure based on extensive conversations with fired executives
Holiday collector's set ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 40 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 )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 38 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
Dangerous evidence the Lori Jackson story ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Desperate to bring closure to the high-profile rape case of a Marine's wife, the military justice system convicted Lindsay Scott, who, despite no evidence against him, was charged with the crime. Civil rights activist Lori Jackson single-handedly led a daring charge against them to help free an innocent man
Wrath of gods ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Icelandic and held by 26 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
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
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
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
La Dernière Offre by Sturla Gunnarsson( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in French and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Au début du mois de décembre 1984, les membres canadiens des Travailleurs unis de l'automobile (TUA) ont voté une résolution visant à rompre tout lien formel les unissant à leurs homologues américains. Filmé dans les couloirs enfumés de l'hôtel Royal York à Toronto, le film dévoile les dessous de l'affrontement entre le chef du syndicat canadien Bob White et la General Motors du Canada. Un tableau captivant de cet événement qualifié aujourd'hui d'historique dans les milieux syndicaux. (ONF)
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Alternative Names
Sturla Gunnarsson Canadees filmregisseur
Sturla Gunnarsson film director
Sturla Gunnarsson kanadischer Filmregisseur
Sturla Gunnarsson regista cinematografico islandese
Стурла Гуннарссон
اشتورتلا گونارشون تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان کانادایی
English (141)
French (12)
German (2)
Icelandic (1)
Italian (1)
Spanish (1)
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