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Softley, Iain

Overview
Works: 82 works in 349 publications in 7 languages and 7,295 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Performer, Adapter, Scenarist, Film editor, Producer
Classifications: PS2116, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Iain Softley
Publications by Iain Softley
Most widely held works by Iain Softley
Inkheart by Iain Softley( visu )
39 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,288 libraries worldwide
When Mo Folchart reads a story aloud, the characters leap off the page. Literally. And that's a problem. One night he brings out three characters from Inkheart, a story set in medieval times and filled with magical beings. Capricorn and Basta are two villains. Dustfinger is a fire-eater. Now, 10 years later Mo's daughter, Meggie, discovers the truth and it's up to her to escape Capricorn's evil grasp. Mo has been searching for a long lost book that will help so he can use his special powers to the interlopers back to their world
K-PAX by Iain Softley( visu )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
A psychiatrist begins treating a patient who claims to be an alien from the distant planet of K-PAX
The skeleton key ( visu )
24 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
When Caroline Ellis takes a job as a hospice worker in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure, and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening, and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real
The wings of the dove by Iain Softley( visu )
54 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 libraries worldwide
A young society woman's love for a common journalist presents her with an impossible decision: leave him or marry and face a life of poverty. Events take an unexpected twist when she befriends a lonely young heiress whose own tragic secret offers an irresistible but dangerous solution
Hackers by Iain Sofley( visu )
29 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 604 libraries worldwide
While practicing the tricks of the trade, a neophyte "hacker" accomplishes the nearly impossible: he hacks the highly secured Gibson computer at the Ellingson Mineral Corporation. But in doing so, he unknowingly taps into a high-tech embezzling scheme which is masked by a virus that could cause a horrific environmental disaster. In the flash of a nanosecond, the young hacker and his pals are targeted for the crime by the FBI and Ellingson's deranged computer whiz, "The Plague". When they discover the terrifying extent of The Plague's warped plans, the group pools their techno skills together to launch a massive cyberspace attack, one that will hopefully clear their names and prevent a ecological disaster of global proportions
Backbeat by Iain Softley( visu )
31 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Account of the early days of the Beatles, when they were playing strip joints in Hamburg, Germany. John wants his best friend, Stuart Sutcliffe, to join the band, but Stu is headed in a different direction--toward a beautiful photographer who is documenting the Beatles' rise
Trap for Cinderella ( visu )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Following a house fire that killed her childhood friend and left her badly burned, Micky wakes up in a Swiss clinic suffering from amnesia. As she gets closer and closer to rebuilding her old self, she begins to uncover evidence of a deadly plot that may have led to the fatal blaze and of which she herself may have been the orchestrator
Tintenherz ( visu )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in German and Undetermined and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Mortimer "Mo" Folchart (Brendan Fraser) ist Buchbinder und hat eine besondere Leidenschaft für Bücher. Seit Jahren reist er mit seiner Tochter Meggie (Eliza Hope Bennett) von Ort zu Ort, um verschiedene Antiquariate zu besuchen. Als Mo und Meggie wieder einmal ein Antiquariat aufsuchen, vernimmt Mo Stimmen, wie er sie seit Jahren nicht mehr gehört hat. Und als er den Stimmen folgt erschaudert er vor dem Anblick des Buches, aus dem sie kommen: Es ist "Tintenherz". Genau dieses Buch sucht Mo, seit Meggie drei Jahre alt war damals nämlich ist ihre Mutter Resa in dieser mystischen Welt verschwunden. Mo hat die seltene Gabe, Figuren und Wesen aus Büchern hinaus und in unsere Welt hineinlesen zu können. Für jedes herausgelesene Wesen verschwindet ein Mensch in die Welt des Buches. So gelangte einst Staubfinger (Paul Bettany) aus dem Roman "Tintenherz" in die reale Welt - aber nicht nur er: Auch der Schurke Capricorn (Andy Serkis) verliess auf diese wundersame Weise die Welt von "Tintenherz". Dafür verschwand damals Meggies Mutter Resa in dem Roman, dessen letztes Exemplar Mo seit Jahren verzweifelt sucht, um seine Frau daraus befreien zu können. (Quelle: www.books.ch)
K-PAX Alles ist möglich = Wie von einem fremden Stern ( visu )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in German and Multiple languages and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Wie aus dem nichts taucht ein mysteriöser mann in new york auf und behauptet, er stamme vom planeten k-pax in einer fernen galaxie. Er landet in der psychiatrischen klinik von dr. mark powell, der schnell von seinem neuen ungewöhnlichen patienten und seinen schlüssigen angaben fasziniert ist. je mehr er den geheimnisvollen fremden kennen lernt, desto stärker zweifelt er an dem eigenen festgefügten weltbild. für die anderen insassen der anstalt wird der fremde schnell zu einer leitfigur, die ihnen holffnung gibt. als er offenbart, er werde die erde in nur drei woche wieder verlassen und zu seinem planeten zurückkehren, setzt dr. powell alles daran, dessen wahre herkunft zu entschlüsseln... (Quelle: cede.ch)
Las Alas de la paloma ( visu )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A principios de siglo la hija de un pobre viudo drogadicto es acogida por su millonaria tía. Se apasiona por un periodista plebeyo de segunda fila, que no es de su clase. De modo que urde una trama para que él enamore a una joven rica y mortalmente enferma: si logra su fortuna, podrán casarse en el futuro
Tintenherz Inkheart ( visu )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Backbeat music from the motion picture ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Backbeat is the story of how The Beatles became The Beatles: when John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe embarked on their journey from the famous docks of Liverpool to search for success in the seedy red light district of Hamburg
Inkheart : la leggenda di cuore d'inchiostro ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Quando Mortimer Folchart detto Mo, esperto rilegatore di libri malandati, trova un volume di "Inkheart" in una vecchia libreria di provincia, non crede ai propri occhi. Sono dieci anni che cerca quel libro, da quando sua figlia Meggie ne aveva tre; da quando, l'ultima notte in un cui lo ha letto ad alta voce, sua moglie Resa è scomparsa all'interno del mondo fantastico di Inkheart, alla corte medievale del malvagio Capricorn. Pochi lo sanno, ma Mo è una lingua di fata: con la lettura può richiamare alla realtà i personaggi dei romanzi, ma rimandarli indietro può essere molto più complicato. Ora, con quella copia del libro in mano, Mo è deciso ha ritrovare Resa e, che lo voglia o meno, Meggie farà di tutto per aiutarlo. (Mymovies)
K-PAX : a novel by Gene Brewer( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
A Manhattan psychiatrist, who thinks he's seen it all until he's assigned to analyze Prot, a psychiatric patient who claims to be from a distant planet called K-PAX. He is convinced that Prot is "a convincing delusional," but his cynicism turns to open-minded fascination as Prot's case reveals a combination of otherworldly insight and all-too-human trauma, prompting an earthbound explanation for Prot's allegedly alien origins
Die Flügel der Taube ( visu )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 6 libraries worldwide
London 1910: Eine vermögende Tante hat Kate unter ihre Fittiche genommen, so daß sie ihren Geliebten Merton aus Standesgründen nicht heiraten kann. Während eines Aufenthalts in Venedig versucht sie, ihn mit der jungen, kranken Amerikanerin Millie zusammenzubringen. Kate hofft, Millie sterbe bald und vererbe ihr großes Vermögen an Merton, welchen sie dann heiraten könnte. Eine gelungene, emotional starke Literaturadaption mit überzeugenden Darstellern, guten Dialogen und einer stimmigen Dramaturgie. Zoom, 67/98 Der 41jährige Regisseur, der 1994 mit dem Drama "Backbeat" über den fünften Beatle in der Settimana della Critica reüssierte und kurz danch mit "Hackers" sein US-Debüt gab, erzählt die Geschichte von Kate, die sich 1910 in den Journalisten Merton Densher verliebt und eine Entscheidung fällen muß: Entweder den Mann heiraten, den sie liebt und von der reichen Tante enterbt werden oder eine angesehene und sichere Stellung in der Gesellschaft einnehmen. Aber sie sucht nach nach einer dritten Lösung. (...) Zwar läßt Softley kein Venedig-Klischee aus, die touristisch interessanten Plätze werden einer nach dem anderen abgehakt und der morbide Charme der Lagunenstadt als Symbol für Tod und Enttäuschung ist auch nicht gerade neu. Aber dennoch kann man sich der magischen Atmosphäre und den elegischen Momenten nicht entziehen, teilt man das Leid der Protagonisten in diesem psychologischen Vexierspiel.
La Llave del mal ( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Caroline es una joven enfermera geriátrica contratada para atender al marido enfermo de una anciana en el domicilio de ambos: una ominosa y decrépita mansión colonial a las afueras de Nueva Orleans. Para abrir las puertas de esta mansión, Caroline utilizará una llave en forma de esqueleto
Die Flügel der Taube ( file )
2 editions published in 2007 in German and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Backbeat by Backbeat( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1994 in 3 languages and held by 5 libraries worldwide
K-Pax : da un altro mondo ( visu )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Italian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Alla Grand Central Station di New York viene fermato un uomo che afferma di essere giunto dallo spazio. Condotto in clinica psichiatrica viene affidato alle cure del dottor Mark Powell. L'uomo afferma di chiamarsi Prot e di venire da un altro pianeta. Powell è convinto che si tratti di un malato di mente anche se la lucidità di alcune sue affermazioni lascia spazio a qualche dubbio. (Mymovies)
Art restoration ( visu )
in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Investigates the use of science and technology in restoring and maintaining the originality and value of art works and architecture. The program explores photographic techniques, ultraviolet light, X-radiography and the electron microscope used to disclose underdrawings, retouchings and added layers on paintings and sculptures. Also examined is the technique of image enhancement which can help to identify the materials used by artists
 
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