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Gunnarsson, Sturla

Works: 71 works in 278 publications in 7 languages and 3,551 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Nonfiction films  Made-for-TV movies  Biography  Christmas films  Filmed lectures  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author, Performer, Commentator, Interviewee, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sturla Gunnarsson
Most widely held works by Sturla Gunnarsson
Beowulf & Grendel by Gerard Butler( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bloody tale of warrior Beowulf's battle with Grendel, a murderous troll, to save King Hrothgar's kingdom, which was destroyed by the troll and his men
Force of nature : the David Suzuki movie( Visual )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants to say before he dies. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: the limits of the biosphere have been exhausted and it is imperative that humans rethink their relationship with the natural world
Final Offer( Visual )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Final Offer is the most comprehensive and candid look at collective bargaining on film. It takes viewers on an eye-opening journey behind the closed doors and into the smoke-filled rooms where labor and management negotiate. The filmmakers follow Bob White, president of the Canadian UAW, through the landmark auto strike at General Motors. We look on as White strategizes with his advisors, fields the angry demands of his members, and makes offers, threats and counter-offers during marathon bargaining sessions. We share the caffeine-frayed nerves, the mind-numbing exhaustion and the salty language which are the stuff of collective bargaining. The filmmakers also gained unrestricted access to GM's plants. They vividly capture the daily shopfloor skirmishes and tensions which comprise the subtext of labor negotiations. Remarkably, the filmmakers are even present when White and the chief GM negotiator strike a deal while riding the elevator. Final Offer gives those on both sides of the table an intimate understanding of the hidden pressures which shape any labor negotiation
The man who saved Christmas( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and French and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life of A.C. Gilbert, who convinced the U.S. Congress to save his factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
Ice soldiers( Visual )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buried beneath the Arctic ice since the Cold War, genetically modified Soviet soldiers have been rediscovered, reactivated and are ready to unleash devastating destruction. One scientist will try to stop the carnage before they complete their terrifying, top-secret mission
Rare birds( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave's marriage is dead and his restaurant just went belly up. Alphonse, Dave's neighbor, hatches a mad-yet-ingenious scheme in the hopes of saving his buddy's sagging fortune. After staging the sightings of an extremely rare bird in the neighborhood, bird watchers and hungry patrons the world over, flock to the area. But soon, Dave's restaurant is swimming in controversy
Above and beyond( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1940 German U-boats destroy new shipments of British aircraft as quickly as the U.S. factories supply them. The Royal Air Force comes up with a bold new plan--engage the new planes using Newfoundland as its base
Such a long journey( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in Bombay India in 1971, this is the story of Gustad Noble, a hard-working bank clerk and devoted family man, who gradually sees his modest life unraveling when he agrees to do a clandestine favor for an old friend and is soon drawn deeper and deeper into a dangerous network of deception
Holiday collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four holiday favorites filled to the brim with heartwarming Christmas spirit
Dangerous evidence : the Lori Jackson story( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A civil rights activist comes to the defense of an African-American marine who was convicted of rape, but is widely believed to be innocent
Holiday 4 film collector's set( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man who saved Christmas: Based on the life of A.C. Gilbert, who convinced the U.S. Congress to save his factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
After the axe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, 250 000 managers get fired in North America. After the Axe is a cinematic drama that examines executive terminations and a new industry that specializes in handling them. The film was made with the cooperation of the business community, which provided authentic locations and even helped script actual scenes on set. The central figure, D.R. "Biff" Wilson, forty-four, is a composite figure based on extensive conversations with fired executives; the others play themselves. An interesting look at business ethics
Holiday collector's set( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man who saved Christmas: toy maker A.C. Gilbert convinced the U. S. Congress, during the rationed times of WWII, to save his factory and keep the Christmas spirit alive
The Truesteel affair( Visual )

16 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the conflicting demands a design engineer may face when his employer refuses to correct manufacturing flaws before delivering the product. Failure to report the flaws violates his professional ethics, but blowing the whistle will cost him his job
Wrath of gods by Jón Einarsson Gústafsson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Icelandic and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Canadian director Sturla Gunnarsson and his cast and crew, including Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgard, [and] Sarah Polley, set upon Iceland to film Beowulf & Grendel in 2004, they expected the usual complications involved in making a major motion picture. What they encountered was a ruthless Icelandic winter on a foreboding landscape, financing complications and a bizarre run of bad luck that led some to believe they were in an epic battle with the Norse gods themselves."--Container
Air India 182( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air India 182 is a first-person account of the Air India conspiracy and its tragic aftermath. The story is told by those who were directly involved, including families of those who died, key ' and RCMP investigators and the conspirators themselves. Their testimony is intervoven with reconstructions of key moments in the conspiracy, based entirely on court documents, de-classified CSIS reports and wiretaps. The film counts down the final weeks and hours before Air India 182 disappeared off Irish radar screens
Canada : true north( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1. Provides a basic overview of the history and complex relationship between Canada and the United States, and Canada's struggle to assert and maintain its own identity. pt. 2. The idea is presented that Canadian identity stems from a sense of place. In searching for the Canadian national identity, Saturday Night, one of Canada's most important magazines, prepares its special, 100th anniversary edition. Since there is no one dominant culture or identity in Canada, the magazine sets out to create a psychological portrait of the quiet, introspective nation made up of people with strong values and passionate ideals. Compares Canada's paradoxical character with that of the United States. pt. 3 Traces the history of the Separatist Movement through the lives and activities of Pauline Julien, a singer, and Gerald Godin, a poet, journalist and politician, two people passionately involved in the efforts to make Quebec independent. pt. 4. Although the United States and Canada share a border and a close economic, social and political relationship, the two countries are based on very different cultural concepts: the "melting pot" and the "mosaic." Explores that multicultural mosaic, examining, in particular, its advantages and disadvantages to the immigrants and refugees that comprise much of it
Gerrie & Louise : a film( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film focuses on newlyweds Gerrie and Louise. Gerrie is a former member of the South African military and was involved in operations in support of apartheid, including operations where civilians in opposition to apartheid were tortured. Louise is a former journalist who covered the protests leading to the fall of apartheid and then became the principal investigator for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Using interviews and documentary footage, the film looks at some of the operations Gerrie played a part in, and at some of the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee exposing the actions of former government officials involved in maintaining apartheid
National parks project( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen of Canada's finest filmmakers bring us this diverse, ambitious collection of visually mindbending short films that capture the mystery and majesty of the Canadian landscape
La Dernière Offre by Sturla Gunnarsson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in French and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Au début du mois de décembre 1984, les membres canadiens des Travailleurs unis de l'automobile (TUA) ont voté une résolution visant à rompre tout lien formel les unissant à leurs homologues américains. Filmé dans les couloirs enfumés de l'hôtel Royal York à Toronto, le film dévoile les dessous de l'affrontement entre le chef du syndicat canadien Bob White et la General Motors du Canada. Un tableau captivant de cet événement qualifié aujourd'hui d'historique dans les milieux syndicaux. (ONF)
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Alternative Names
Sturla Gunnarsson Canadees filmregisseur

Sturla Gunnarsson film director

Sturla Gunnarsson kanadischer Filmregisseur

Sturla Gunnarsson regista cinematografico islandese

Стурла Гуннарссон

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