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McKellar, Don 1963-

Works: 149 works in 404 publications in 6 languages and 9,078 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film and video adaptations  Film adaptations  Fiction  Television adaptations  Biography  Anthology films 
Roles: Actor, Librettist, Author of screenplay, Performer, Director, Scenarist, Commentator, Recipient, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Don McKellar
Publications by Don McKellar
Most widely held works by Don McKellar
The red violin by François Girard( visu )
36 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,826 libraries worldwide
An appraiser of rare musical instruments traces the history of a blood-red violin and everyone whose lives it touched
Blindness by Fernando Meirelles( visu )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 845 libraries worldwide
A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit
Existenz by David Cronenberg( visu )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 632 libraries worldwide
A designer of a virtual reality game is hunted by an assassin intent on killing her and destroying her creation
Thirty two short films about Glenn Gould by François Girard( visu )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and French and held by 609 libraries worldwide
Thirty-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an impressionistic depiction of his life
The drowsy chaperone original Broadway cast recording by Lisa Lambert( Sound Recording )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 516 libraries worldwide
The drowsy chaperone is a "little musical that could." While not being a large-scale hit, it managed to win numerous awards, including five Tonys, and praise for being completely original at a time when almost all new musicals are based on previously published books, music, or movies. However, the music and most of the ideas in The Drowsy Chaperone -- the musical within the comedy, as it's called -- are not exactly original. They are homages to the carefree stage and movie musicals of the 1910s-1930s. The characters include a dotty dowager, a big-time producer, a Latin playboy, and an aviatrix, among others. The music is not at all sophisticated, but tuneful and animated, in the vein of Nacio Herb Brown. It's the straightman for the absurd characters' lyrics. "I Remember Love" and "I Do I Do in the Sky" are prime examples of the story's silliness. The songs also make use of dance rhythms, such as the tango and two-step. "Toledo Surprise," sung by gangsters disguised as caterers, has the rhythm of a Charleston. The pit orchestra doesn't include any strings, which adds to the old-fashioned feel of it. The actors all have fun with the music and their characters, not trying to outdo each other and not trying to make their characterizations too absurd
Clean by Olivier Assayas( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 441 libraries worldwide
Emily Wang is a woman whose past is riddled with drugs and regrets. As a result, her husband, Lee, is found dead in a desolate motel room in Hamilton, Ontario, and landed Emily with a six-month jail sentence. The only thing that she desires for the future is a loving relationship with her son Jay, who is being cared for by Lee's parents, Albrecht and Rosemary. While Rosemary blames Emily for Lee's death, Albrecht recognizes the importance of the bond between a mother and her son, and tells Emily that the only way she can have a relationship with Jay is to become clean. Emily battles for a place in a world reluctant to forget the woman she was and unwilling to accept her as the woman she longs to be
Slings & arrows ( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Based in a fictional Canadian town where legendary theatrical madman Geoffrey Tennant returns to the New Burbage Theatre Festival, the site of his greatest triumph and most humiliating failure, to assume the Artistic Directorship after the sudden death of his mentor, Oliver Welles. When Geoffrey arrives he finds that Oliver is still there, in spirit anyway, and with his guidance (and often in spite of it) Geoffrey attempts to reconcile with his past while wrestling the Festival back from the marketing department. Despite a bitter leading lady, a clueless leading man, and a scheming General Manager, he manages to stage a remarkable production of Hamlet; the play that drove him mad
Slings & arrows ( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Now ensconced as artistic director of the New Burbage theatre festival, Geoffrey Tennant must stage the cursed play Macbeth to fulfill the vision of his deceased predecessor Oliver Welles. The actor cast in the lead engages in a titanic clash of egos with Geoffrey, while Oliver weighs in confrontationally from the grave. The festival faces a financial crisis that forces its CEO to engage in some risky business, while leading lady Ellen Fanshaw endures a life-altering tax audit. Adding to the mayhem is the return of the madcap guest director Darren Nichols, who stages a post-post-modern Romeo and Juliet after the original director breaks her neck. Could it be the curse of Macbeth?
Slings & arrows ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
Geoffrey, the emotionally fragile artistic director to a very dysfunctional Canadian theatre troupe puts on King Lear (casting a storied and ailing actor as Lear), while eager young performers throw themselves into a musical about a junkie prostitute
Last night by Don McKellar( visu )
30 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 libraries worldwide
At the stroke of midnight, the world is going to end. With time running out, a crazy group of big city dwellers is determined to go out with a bang
Dance me outside by Bruce McDonald( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and German and held by 291 libraries worldwide
The Kidiabinessee Reserve is shocked by a murder, and four teenagers find their friendships put to the test. The struggle to become men and women becomes entangled with a fight for justice, as they find their friendships and romances maturing into something unexpected
Exotica by Atom Egoyan( visu )
31 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Five different people become linked to each other's destinies, with a strip club called Exotica as the focal point
Slings & arrows the complete collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
Follows the fortunes of a dysfunctional Shakespearean theatre troupe, exposing the emotional battles the members of the group inflict on each other behind the scenes. Contains all 18 episodes from three seasons
Waydowntown ( visu )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The stories of four office co-workers who agree to remain in the enclosed maze of office and apartment buildings and not go outside, until lunch on the 24th day
Thirty-two short films about Glenn Gould by François Girard( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Thrity-two vignettes, spanning pianist Glenn Gould's life from age four until his death at fifty, give an inpressionistic depiction of his life
Highway 61 ( visu )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and German and held by 144 libraries worldwide
A naive, small-town barber gets in way over his head when he finds a frozen human body, and meets a screwball "refugee from a heavy-metal road crew," who falsely identifies the body as her brother, and begs him to drive her and the coffin to New Orleans
When night is falling by Patricia Rozema( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
The story of a teacher at a conservative religious college named Camille whose life is turned upside down when, through a chance encounter, she meets a beautiful circus performer named Petra. Walking an emotional high-wire between the familiar past and the forbidden future, Camille must choose between the love she cannot forget and the desire she cannot resist
Childstar ( visu )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
Taylor Burns is the world's most famous child actor, thanks to his work on a popular sitcom. Life is perfect in a sitcom world, but in the real world, his parents are divorcing, and his 13th birthday approaches along with pimples and voice changes
The event ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 114 libraries worldwide
Matt Shapiro is dead, one more victim of AIDS. The DA believes his death may be the result of assisted suicide, which is against the law, so she questions Matt's friends and family, without considering the emotional impact her investigation might have
Inspired by Bach ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Sarabande: "Yo-Yo Ma (playing himself) arrives in Toronto, amidst a certain amount of confusion, to perform in concert and teach a master class. In various time frames, parallel story lines develop involving a dying physician, the young female doctor taking over his practice, the old doctor's real estate agent, her boyfriend, Yo-Yo Ma, and his limosine driver. The characters come into contact with Bach's suite at various times and under different circumstances. All of them experience an emotional transformation, related to the depth of their relationship with the music and each other"--The Egoyan nucleus : web guide to Atom Egoyan
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