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Frears, Stephen

Works: 413 works in 1,716 publications in 10 languages and 22,193 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Comedy films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Biographical films  Historical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Film editor, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Conductor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Stephen Frears
Publications by Stephen Frears
Most widely held works by Stephen Frears
The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
95 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,993 libraries worldwide
The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
Philomena by Stephen Frears( visu )
20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,983 libraries worldwide
Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( visu )
55 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,726 libraries worldwide
Rob Gordon's record store is semi-failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. In order to figure out where things went wrong, he examines his past relationships with other women
Dangerous liaisons by Stephen Frears( visu )
81 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,624 libraries worldwide
Set in 18th century France, this is the story of two bored aristocrats and the havoc they wreak when they play dangerous games with people's lives. The beautiful widow Merteuil challenges rakish Valmont to seduce a virtuous young married woman, never suspecting that he would violate his personal credo and fall in love
Mrs. Henderson presents by Judi Dench( visu )
35 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,430 libraries worldwide
Recently widowed and well-to-do Laura Henderson needs a diversion to see her through war torn London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it. The two don't seem to get along at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres begin to copy the idea and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily for Laura, she is friends with him
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( visu )
51 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,215 libraries worldwide
Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( visu )
100 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
The grifters by Stephen Frears( visu )
54 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,158 libraries worldwide
Three con artists walk on the razor's edge of life. Lilly has decided it's time to get out, and wants her son out, too. But Roy has fallen for sleek Myra, who wants him for her partner
Chéri by Stephen Frears( visu )
25 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 915 libraries worldwide
The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Chéri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another
Mary Reilly by Stephen Frears( visu )
62 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 777 libraries worldwide
Dans cette adaptation du Dr Jekyll et M. Hyde, le classique de R.L. Stevenson, l'histoire du docteur à la double personnalité est vue à travers les yeux de sa servante, Mary Reilly
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( visu )
29 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 655 libraries worldwide
Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Snapper by Stephen Frears( visu )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 644 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a close-knit, boisterous Irish family, and the commotion that follows the oldest daughter's announcement that she is pregnant. The whole town is thrown into a tizzy when she refuses to reveal the father's name
Hero by Stephen Frears( visu )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Davis is ace reporter Gale Gayley, who literally falls into the story of a lifetime when she's a passenger on an airplane that crashes into a Chicago bridge. In the smoke and darkness, she's saved by a rude, foul-mouthed "hero", who promptly disappears into the night ... leaving only his shoe behind
The hit by Stephen Frears( visu )
39 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 549 libraries worldwide
In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Afterward, he's packed off to the south of Spain to live out his days far from the reach of the criminals he has put away. Ten years go by in peace, until one day he returns home, is kidnapped, and given into the hands of Mr. Braddock and his assistant Myron. They are to deliver him to Paris, and the boss he put away. Trouble is, Willie totally accepting of his fate--a former criminal turned Zen master--which unnerves Braddock and Myron to no end. The beleaguered hit men are burdened with a female witness, the Spanish police are after them, and soon nothing is going according to plan
Lay the favorite by Rebecca Hall( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
Een jonge vrouw, stripper en internetpornoster in Alabama, wil haar geluk beproeven in Las Vegas maar dan als cocktailserveerster. Als zij een een professionele gokker ontmoet, wordt ze zijn assistent
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( visu )
55 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell. When Orton, after years of unsuccessful collaboration with Halliwell, breaks away and achieves fame and fortune on his own, Halliwell cracks, hammers Orton to death and then kills himself
Liam by Stephen Frears( visu )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 388 libraries worldwide
The story of Liam, a seven-year-old boy growing up in Liverpool during the 1930s. As he prepares for his First Communion, young Liam tries to make sense of the complex and unsettled world around him, a world that is about to change forever due to economic, political and social upheaval
Fail_safe by Stephen Frears( visu )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 285 libraries worldwide
The retelling of the classic Cold War doomsday thriller. A computer malfunction triggers the transmission of nuclear-attack codes to a U.S. bomber squadron. The orders are irreversible, the primary target is Moscow, and the President, his advisors and military leaders race time to head off global catastrophe. Recalling the adrenaline-rush of early TV drama, this movie was staged and telecast live in black-and-white, establishing an immediate sense of history unfolding
Muhammad Ali's greatest fight ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Looks at Muhammad Ali's historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land. This HBO movie is a look at Muhammad Ali's historic Supreme Court battle for Conscientious Objector status to the Vietnam War, and a portrait of the changing tides of this country during that turbulent time. Guided by his principles, Ali refused induction into the Army, enduring a protracted legal battle that saw him convicted of draft evasion, stripped of his boxing title, and banned from the sport. Meanwhile, as anti-war sentiment grows across America, Chief Justice Warren Burger (FRANK LANGELLA) ushers in the dawn of a new conservative era on the Court. At the start of the 1970-71 term, his conservative compatriot, Justice John Harlan II (CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER), interviews left-leaning, anti-war Kevin Kennedy (BENJAMIN WALKER) to serve as his clerk. But for Harlan, a rigorous and fair-minded jurist, politics and personal opinion have no place in the law, and he hires Kennedy for his substantial intellect. When the Court hears Ali's case, the majority votes to deny Ali. Burger assigns Harlan to write the opinion, a task that Harlan passes along to Kennedy. Kennedy struggles with the decision, and in researching Ali's beliefs, Kennedy realizes that Ali does fulfill all the conditions for Conscientious Objector status. But when he presents his findings to Harlan, the Justice rejects his opinion. Unable to support what he feels is an unjust decision, Kennedy writes it as he is told but agonizes over his resignation letter. Harlan, recently diagnosed with cancer and facing the end of his career, is convinced to read the Black Muslims' leader Elijah Muhammad's book Message to the Blackman in America and subsequently reconsiders his passionate young clerk's recommendation. The usually stoic and careful Harlan flips his vote, creating a 4-4 tie. Knowing a tie vote will still result in Ali going to jail, Harlan lobbies the other Justices to find the decisive fifth vote. After Harlan's friend, Justice Potter Stewart, helps form a narrower opinion, the Justices, Warren Burger included, change their votes in order to overturn Ali's conviction. Ali goes on to win the World Champion title for the second time
The Hi-Lo country by Stephen Frears( visu )
31 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Two friends returning from World War II team up with an old rancher to raise cattle the cowboy way, in conflict with a corporate cattle rancher who employs half the town of Hi-Lo, NM. When one of his friends has an affair with the wife of the corporate rancher's foreman, the conflict increases
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Alternative Names
Frears, Stephen Arthur 1941-
フリアーズ, スティーヴン
English (684)
German (46)
French (44)
Italian (18)
Spanish (16)
Multiple languages (16)
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