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Franco, James 1978-

Overview
Works: 256 works in 985 publications in 9 languages and 46,993 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Comedy films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Director, Interviewee, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Spider-Man by Sam Raimi( visu )
49 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 4,057 libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( visu )
49 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,361 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry. Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever of Peter. One day Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, resurfaces after a failed science experiment. Peter begins to notice he's losing some of his powers and wonders at the stress in his personal life. He realizes he must decide between being who he once was or retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
Spider-Man 3 by Sam Raimi( visu )
54 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,605 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood
Milk by Gus Van Sant( visu )
18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,509 libraries worldwide
Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk
127 hours ( visu )
36 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,460 libraries worldwide
In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he was going and finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue. As a trained engineer and a skilled, albeit somewhat careless, outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert( visu )
24 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and German and held by 2,351 libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
Rise of the planet of the apes ( visu )
32 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,242 libraries worldwide
During experiments to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease, a genetically-enhanced chimpanzee uses its greater intelligence to lead other apes to freedom
Oz the great and powerful by James Franco( visu )
23 editions published in 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,186 libraries worldwide
"Disney's fantastical adventure Oz The Great And Powerful, from the director of the Spider-Man trilogy, follows Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics. When Diggs is hurled away to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--until he meets three witches (Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and Michelle Williams), who aren't convinced he's the great wizard everyone's expecting. Reluctantly drawn into epic problems facing Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it's too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even some wizardry--Oscar transforms himself into the great Wizard and a better man as well"--Container
Flyboys by Tony Bill( visu )
27 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,599 libraries worldwide
A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots
Tristan + Isolde by James Franco( visu )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,567 libraries worldwide
The tragic story of the love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Isolde. Their love for each other threatens to not only destroy their personal relationships with their families, but also to plunge their respective kingdoms into war
Pineapple express [Ananas express] ( visu )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,471 libraries worldwide
Dale Denton is a lazy court-process clerk and stoner. He likes to visit his equally lazy dealer Saul Silver. Dale becomes the only witness to a murder by a crooked cop and the city's most dangerous drug lord. As Dale and Saul run for their lives, they quickly discover that the bad guys are hot on their trail and trying to figure out the fastest way to kill them both
This is the end by Jonah Hill( visu )
16 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
" ... six friends [are] trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption."--Container
Date night by Shawn Levy( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,433 libraries worldwide
Steve Carell and Tina Fey star in this romantic comedy of errors. Claire and Phil Foster (Fey and Carell) are a suburban couple who feel that their lives, including their weekly date night, have become humdrum and routine. In an attempt to rekindle their spark, they plan a romantic evening at a hip Manhattan bistro. But when they arrive at the glamorous venue, they get a lot more excitement than they bargained for when a case of mistaken identity turns their intimate evening into a hair-raising walk on the wild side. Mark Wahlberg and Kristen Wiig co-star
Annapolis ( visu )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
Jake Huard, a local kid, is a shipbuilder's son who wants to prove to his father, not to mention himself, that he can cut it as a Naval officer. But at the Academy he runs afoul of a hard-nosed training officer named Cole who does all he can to drive Huard out of the school. They end up settling their differences in the boxing ring during the Academy's annual competition
City by the sea by Michael Caton-Jones( visu )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,101 libraries worldwide
Arresting killers is Manhattan detective LaMarca's job. This time is different, the fugitive suspect LaMarca is tracking ends up being his own son. LaMarca must bring the accused to justice. But as a father, he must put his job on the line to find a way to save his own son
Homefront ( visu )
21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
An action-packed thriller about how far one man will go to protect his family. Widowed ex-DEA agent Phil Broker retires to a quiet Southern town with his ten-year-old daughter and discovers that the idyllic setting is riddled with drugs and violence. When a riveting chain of events forces him to face off with psychotic local drug lord Gator Bodine, Broker must retaliate using the fearsome skills he hoped to keep in his past
Howl by Robert P Epstein( visu )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,039 libraries worldwide
"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
The great raid by John Dahl( visu )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and German and held by 974 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of American Rangers who rescue the survivors of the Bataan Death March from the Cabanatuan Prison Camp during WWII. When the Philippines fell to the Japanese, the remnants of Gen. MacArthur's Army were forced down the Bataan Peninsula where they were surrounded and cutoff with no hope of rescue. They were starving and dying of disease. Gen. Wainwright eventually surrendered and the troops were marched off to prison. Along the way thousands died or were murdered by the Japanese. They were taken to Camp O'Donnell and to Cabanatuan Prison Camps where they were starved and beaten. When MacArthur invaded the Philippines he made it a priority to rescue the remaining prisoners still alive in Japanese hands
Freaks and geeks the complete series ( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 928 libraries worldwide
A television show about two cliques of teenagers dealing with life in high school during the 1980s. Covers everything that you remember from high school but would prefer to have forgotten
Spring breakers by Harmony Korine( visu )
24 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 927 libraries worldwide
Four frustrated college girlfriends plot to fund their best spring break ever by burglarizing a fast-food shack. But that₂s only the beginning: during a night of partying, the girls get arrested. Hung over and clad only in bikinis, the girls appear before a judge and get bailed out unexpectedly by Alien, an infamous local dealer who takes them on the wildest spring-break trip in history
 
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Alternative Names
Franco, James Edward 1978-
Languages
English (436)
German (24)
French (19)
Spanish (11)
Multiple languages (6)
Turkish (2)
Catalan (2)
Russian (1)
Chinese (1)
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