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Fishburne, Laurence 1961-

Overview
Works: 487 works in 1,657 publications in 11 languages and 65,514 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Military history  Television programs  Biography  Case studies  War films  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Producer, Narrator, Interviewee, Performer, Host, Director, Production personnel, Scenarist, Former owner, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Laurence Fishburne
Publications by Laurence Fishburne
Most widely held works by Laurence Fishburne
The Matrix by Andy Wachowski( visu )
122 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,475 libraries worldwide
Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--for which non-organic life is "the cure."
Apocalypse now redux by Francis Ford Coppola( visu )
34 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,504 libraries worldwide
Francis Ford Coppola's vision of man's heart of darkness revealed through the peculiar madness of the Vietnam War
The matrix reloaded by Andy Wachowski( visu )
74 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,058 libraries worldwide
Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construction of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind
Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( visu )
33 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,925 libraries worldwide
Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
Othello by Oliver Parker( visu )
51 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,540 libraries worldwide
In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies
The Civil War by Ken Burns( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,502 libraries worldwide
A nine-part documentary series which examines the American Civil War through photographs, readings from documents and diaries and historical materials
Akeelah and the bee ( visu )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,490 libraries worldwide
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She is a smart girl, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah decides to participate in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from Dr. Larabee, an English professor, for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of. First Akeelah have to overcome her insecurities, her distracting home life, and the knowledge that there is a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers
The matrix revolutions by Lana Wachowski( visu )
73 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,391 libraries worldwide
Beginning from where "Matrix Reloaded" ended, the technologically-gifted Neo remains unconscious in the real world, his mind caught by the devious Merovingian and placed in a mysterious subway station construct. The man known as Bane is still a servant of Agent Smith, who continues to grow in power and ability. Meanwhile, the deadly sentinels are coming dangerously close to humanity's last sanctuary, the underground city of Zion. A final battle between humans and machines becomes inevitable
Boyz n the hood by John Singleton( visu )
46 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,085 libraries worldwide
For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary. One is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son
Contagion by Steven Soderbergh( visu )
29 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,984 libraries worldwide
A thriller centered on the threat posed by a deadly disease and an international team of doctors contracted by the CDC to deal with the outbreak
The Tuskegee airmen ( visu )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,763 libraries worldwide
It is 1943 and the Germans are winning the Second World War as the U.S. suffers huge losses on the ground and in the air. Four newly recruited pilots are united by a desire to serve their country, at a time when black flyers are not welcomed in the Air Force. Now, through the brutal demands of their training, to the perils of flying over nations at war, the men they call "The Tuskegee Airmen" must undertake the riskiest mission of their lives--to prove to America that courage knows no color. Their success could earn them respect, save lives and help win a terrible war. Their failure could destroy more hopes and dreams than their own
21 by Ben Mezrich( visu )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,702 libraries worldwide
Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent student at M.I.T. Wanting to transfer to the Harvard School of Medicine, he learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 for the tuition. Then Ben is introduced into a small but secretive club by his math professor, Micky Rosa. The club has four other students: Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Jimmy; and they are being trained by Mickey in the skill of blackjack card counting. Intrigued by the desire to make money, Ben joins his new friends on secret weekend trips to Las Vegas where, using the skills of code talk and hand signals, Ben makes hundreds of thousands of dollars winning blackjack at casino after casino. Ben wants to make only enough money for his tuition and then to back out of the group. Ben's greed and arrogance put Micky, as well as the group, on the radar of a brutal casino security enforcer named Cole Williams. Cole holds a personal grudge against Micky which threatens to undo everything the students have learned and earned
Fantastic 4 ( visu )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
When the Silver Surfer arrives on Earth, army General Hager demands that Reed Richards create a sensor to track him and find out what he's doing on Earth. The only problem is that Richards is helping Sue Storm plan their rescheduled wedding. Ben Grimm is heating up his relationship with Alicia and Johnny Storm is trying to get sponsorships and girls. Returning is Victor Von Doom, who gladly offers to assist the military in figuring out what the Silver Surfer is all about
Bobby by Emilio Estevez( visu )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,482 libraries worldwide
Revisits the night presidential-hopeful Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in June 1968. Tells the stories of a variety of people present on that fateful night, ranging from Kennedy's campaign staff and volunteers to the hotel owner, employees such as kitchen staff, and various guests
Man of steel by Zack Snyder( visu )
14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
"A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind"--Container
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( visu )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,306 libraries worldwide
This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other
Miss Evers' boys ( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container
TMNT by Kevin Munroe( visu )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,173 libraries worldwide
After the defeat of their old arch nemesis, The Shredder, the Turtles have grown apart as a family. Master Splinter, their sensei, is struggling to keep them together. He becomes worried when strange things begin brewing in New York City. Tech-industrialist tycoon Max Winters revives four ancient stone warriors and enlists the help of the foot clan to help capture ancient monsters
What's love got to do with it ( visu )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,171 libraries worldwide
The turbulent relationship of Ike and Tina Turner eventually forces Tina to leave and find the courage to believe in herself
Predators by Nimród Antal( visu )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Royce is a mercenary who reluctantly leads a group of elite warriors mysteriously brought together on a jungle planet. But when these cold-blooded human 'predators' find themselves in all-out war against a new breed of alien Predators, it's the ultimate showdown between hunter and prey
 
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Fishburne, Larry.
Fishburne, Larry, 1961-
Fishburne, Laurence
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Fishburne, Laurence III 1961-
Fishburne, Lawrence
Fishburne, Lawrence, 1961-
Fishburne, Lawrence III (1961- ).
Languages
English (530)
German (40)
Spanish (33)
French (27)
Multiple languages (11)
Chinese (3)
Japanese (2)
Turkish (2)
Swedish (1)
Catalan (1)
Dutch (1)
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