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Benjamin, Paul 1938-

Overview
Works: 18 works in 48 publications in 2 languages and 1,545 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Paul Benjamin
Publications by Paul Benjamin
Most widely held works by Paul Benjamin
Escape from Alcatraz by J. Campbell Bruce( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
An account of the only three men ever to escape from the infamous maximum security prison at Alcatraz. Eastwood portrays Frank Morris, the cunning bank robber who masterminded the elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape
The station agent by Tom McCarthy( visu )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
A young man inherits a train station in rural New Jersey and moves there for a life of quiet solitude. He soon finds friendships and a sense of belonging that he never expected, and never thought he wanted
Deacons for Defense ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 156 libraries worldwide
Set in Louisiana in the 1960s, a group calling themselves Deacons for Defense rise up against the Ku Klux Klan. A hard-working man forms the Black militia group which then became a focal point during civil rights movement
Ralph Ellison an American journey ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Scholars, authors, and contemporaries examine and discuss the impact of African American author and novelist Ralph Ellison's work on the culture of 20th century American life. Provides biographical details of Ellison's life accompanied by archival images and footage along with filmed scenes excerpted from his writing
The education of Sonny Carson ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
The mean streets of inner city Brooklyn are his classroom. And for young gang leader Sonny Carson, the graduation exercises are a brutal series of battles with society's laws and vicious rival gangs. He struggles to forge the lessons of the streets into a code for survival
Back in the day by James Hunter( visu )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and French and held by 101 libraries worldwide
A young man falls in love with the daughter of a preacher that he is suspected of murdering. When he reunites with an old friend, a charismatic gangster, he is forced to choose between the woman he loves and a life of crime
The meeting ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
The meeting provides an account of a fictional meeting between Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. in Harlem, New York, on Valentine's Day, 1965
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
The film tells a tale of bigotry and racial conflict in a multi-ethnic community in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, on the hottest day of the year
Leadbelly by Gordon Parks( visu )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The film traces the life of blues/folk singer Huddie Leadbetter, better known as Leadbelly, from his late teens to just prior to his release from a second time in prison in the early 30's
Stanley's gig ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
An emotional powerhouse with star-studded performances, this festival favorite is one of the most unexpectedly moving and emotionally charged films of the year. Inspired by real life characters, the film tells the story of Stanley Myer, a down-on-luck musician with a lifetime of failed relationships, but one very big dream; to play his ukulele on a cruise line to Hawaii. Stanley lands a gig at a nursing home where he strikes up an unlikely relationship with an ancient jazz chanteuse, Eleanor, and awakens from a lifetime of loneliness and inconsequence. Events unfold that not only help him discover who he is, but eventually change the course of his life. Emmy and Golden Globe multi-award nominee Marla Gibbs delivers another powerhouse performance and Faye Dunaway shows off her talent in one of the most understated roles of her career
The gardener's son ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, the film takes place in the 1870's in a small South Carolina mill town founded and built by a pioneering industrialist whose son was shot and killed by a village youth. The youth was tried and hanged without ever giving an explanation for his deed. The film is a fictional attempt to use this actual murder case to explore what life was like in a factory village in the early years of the South's industrial revolution
10 movie mega pack ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Blue in the face: When the greedy owner of a neighborhood cigar shop threatens to turn the shop into a trendy vegetarian restaurant, the people in the neighborhood prove they'll do just about anything to save their favorite hangout
Meurtres dans la 110e rue ( visu )
1 edition published in 1985 in French and held by 1 library worldwide
Boesman and Lena : [Program ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dutchman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
I know why the caged bird sings ( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Young Maya leads a precarious existence in racist, Depression-era Arkansas, where she is shunted between her grandmother's house and mother's--where she is raped-- and withdraws into total silence. She endures to share her realization in her valedictory address: "In order to lift your voice, you have to lift your head."
 
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English (46)
French (2)
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