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Simpson, Geoffrey

Overview
Works: 34 works in 109 publications in 5 languages and 7,769 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Fiction  Fantasy films  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  Christmas stories 
Roles: Cinematographer, Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Geoffrey Simpson
Publications by Geoffrey Simpson
Most widely held works by Geoffrey Simpson
Under the Tuscan sun by Audrey Wells( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 2,566 libraries worldwide
While on vacation, a just-divorced writer buys a villa in Tuscany on a whim, hoping it will be the start of a change for the better in her life. Along the way she finds that sometimes what seems like a mistake is really a blessing
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,792 libraries worldwide
Four girls grow to womanhood in 19th-century New England [Halliwell's]
Last holiday ( visu )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
Georgia Byrd is a department store employee who leads a life of frustrated desires. She particularly likes the bashful salesman from the outdoor furnishings department. But when she learns she only has a few weeks left to live, Georgia gathers her money, quits her job, and flies to the swank European resort she's always dreamed of visiting. Naturally, her new carelessness with money and fearless candor lead everyone around her, including a senator and her former boss, to think she's a real mover and shaker
The sessions ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
Paralyzed and confined to an iron lung since childhood, poet-journalist Mark O'Brien has overcome adversity time and time again. But now, at age 38, he faces his toughest challenge yet: losing his virginity. With the help of a beautiful therapist, a sympathetic priest, and his own unbridled sense of optimism and humor, Mark embarks on an extraordinary personal journey to discover the wondrous pleasures that make life worth living. Includes bonus features
Glitter by Mariah Carey( visu )
5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Billie is a talented young singer struggling to make it big in New York City. With plenty of will and determination, a voice like an angel, and the help of a handsome club DJ, Billie will quickly learn that the roller coaster ride to success is as treacherous as it can be glamorous
The navigator a mediaeval odyssey ( visu )
9 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and German and held by 183 libraries worldwide
A time-travel adventure that begins in 14th century England, where the dreaded Black Death is wiping out whole cities all over Europe. A group of desperate villagers led by the vision of a young boy, sets off for a remote cave where they hope to find the answer to escaping the plague. They emerge in a bustling 20th century city
Sleeping beauty by Julia Leigh( visu )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Lucy is a university student possessed by radical passivity, letting coin tosses decide random sexual encounters and enduring her menial jobs with patience. After answering an ad for a lingerie waitress, Lucy is secretly initiated into the job of a Sleeping Beauty, for which she is sedated and given in absolute submission to her clients. As this unnerving experience bleeds into her daily life, Lucy develops the courage to break the spell and discover what happens to her while she sleeps
Shine by Scott Hicks( visu )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 35 libraries worldwide
La historia está basada en la vida de David Helfgott, un niño prodigio a quien la dominación paterna durante su niñez lo conducirá a un colapso nervioso en su juventud. Al ser aceptado en una prestigiada escuela de música en Londres, David logra independizarse de su padre y proseguir libremente sus estudios musicales, pero el rechazo paterno y las presiones profesionales lo harán caer en el abismo de desequilibrio mental. Sólo el amor y la comprensión de una mujer lograrán reintegrarlo a la sociedad para compartir su don con el mundo
Center stage ( visu )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
The artistic director of the American Ballet Company is evaluating a tight-knit group of students as they face the growing pains of their world of dance. Managing their ambitions, romances, and heartbreaks proves to be both invigorating and painful
The war ( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
It's Mississippi, the summer of 1970, and two children are determined to build the ultimate treehouse with their friends, while their father, a newly returned Vietnam vet, has equally high hopes to rebuild his life
Romulus, my father by Raimond Gaita( visu )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Basada en las memorias de Raimond Gaita, Romulus my father nos cuenta la historia de cómo Gaita se escapó de su casa en su Yugoslavia natal a la edad de 13 años, llegando a Australia con su joven esposa Christine y su hijo de 4 años poco después del final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Es una película sobre un hombre compasivo y honesto, que enseñó a su hijo el significado de llevar una vida decente
Oscar and Lucinda by Peter Carey( visu )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Oscar Lopkins y Lucinda Leplastier son una extraña pareja que arriesga su futuro, su reputación y sus riquezas por dos pasiones: el amor y el juego. Oscar es un hombre de fuertes convicciones religiosas que vuelca su vida en el juego, cuyos beneficios entrega a los pobres. Lucinda es una mujer de mundo, de convicciones feministas, cuya pasión son las cartas
Mr. Wonderful by Anthony Minghella( visu )
2 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Set in New York. A young man begins arranging a marriage for his ex-wife so he can end the alimoney payments which keeps him in debt
Tomates verdes fritos Fried green tomatoes ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Evelyn, una mujer de mediana edad que vive frustrada por su gordura y la incomprensión de su marido, conoce a Ninny, una anciana que vive en un asilo. Ésta le cuenta una historia ocurrida en su pueblo de Alabama. Es el relato de la gran amistad que unía a dos mujeres y el misterioso asesinato del marido de una de ellas
Fried green tomatoes by Jon Avnet( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A chance encounter in a nursing home between dowdy housewife Evelyn Couch (Bates) and spry octogenarian Ninny Threadgoode (Tandy) leads to an unexpected friendship. Ninny tells Evelyn an absorbing story of two women who lived half a century ago in the town of Whistle Stop: the fiercely independent Idgie (Masterson) and the gentle Ruth (Parker). Idgie stands up to the Klan, Ruth's abusive husband and a charge of murder in a time when a woman's place was considered the kitchen. Idgie's courage in the face of adversity inspires Evelyn to take a look at her own life and make drastic changes, often with hilarious results
Condenados a fugarse = Life ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Nueva York, 1932. Ray Gibson es un delincuente de poca monta que acaba de colarse en el club Spanky y detecta enseguida a su primera víctima de la noche. El ingenuo Claude Banks, aspirante a contable, ha salido con su novia esa noche y poco sospecha que se ha convertido en el blanco de Ray. La cartera de Claude pasa a manos de Ray, quien cree haber conseguido así el dinero para pagar la deuda de juego que tiene con Spanky. Pero Ray se lleva un chasco porque Claude, que también tiene el vicio del juego, está tan arruinado como él
Green card by Peter Weir( visu )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Un sedicente compositore francese, per poter restare negli Usa e ottenere così la carta verde, riesce a farsi sposare in bianco da un'americana frigida e innamorata delle piante. Dopo gli scontri inziali, nascerà un grande amore: ma sarà troppo tardi. (Mereghetti)
Some mother's son by Terry George( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 4 libraries worldwide
In 1981, twenty-one Irish mothers faced that dilemma when their sons went on hunger strike to get first the British Government of Margaret Thatcher to recognize them as political prisoners rather than as common criminals. Some Mother's Son tells the story of two such mothers, Kathleen Quigley (Helen Mirren) and Annie Higgins (Fionnula Flanagan), ordinary Irish women from different backgrounds, forced to the center of an epic struggle between British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher and IRA prisoners led by Bobby Sands
The war = La guerra ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
El enigma de El Stinson The riddle of the Stinson ( visu )
2 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Un avión con siete pasajeros desapareció misteriosamente de la faz de la tierra. Tras una búsqueda intensiva sin encontrar supervivientes, los medios de comunicación dijeron que era un fenómeno parapsicológico. Un modesto granjero se empeñó en demostrar a la opinión pública su equivocación
 
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