Laurie, Piper 1932-
Most widely held works about Piper Laurie
Most widely held works by Piper Laurie
The hustler ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,431 libraries worldwide
Itinerant pool shark challenges the top man for the championship, sacrificing everything until he realizes the stakes are too high.
Carrie ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1976 and 2008 in English and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
"Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her classmates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk, to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is ... gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry"--Internet Movie Database.
Children of a lesser god ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
A love story about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart.
Return to Oz ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and French and held by 657 libraries worldwide
Dorothy, back in Kansas, can't stop thinking about Oz. She believes that her friends have sent her a key. Auntie Em, worried for Dorothy's health, takes her to a famous doctor who works miracles with electricity. Dorothy escapes from the mental hospital. When she awakes, she and a chicken named Billina find themselves in Oz. Dorothy tries to find her old friends in the Emerald City, but learns that they have all been transformed by the Nome King. And the evil witch Mombie wants Dorothy's head. It's up to Dorothy, Billina, and their new friends, Tik-Tok, Jack Pumpkinhead, and a Gump-thing to defeat Mombie and the Nome King and restore the rightful ruler of Oz to her throne.
Macbeth ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2002 in English and held by 563 libraries worldwide
Film of a stage presentation of Shakespeare's play of how a man's ambition leads to murder and, ultimately, his death.
The thorn birds ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 545 libraries worldwide
The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback.
The dead girl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seven seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.
Truman Capote's A Christmas memory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
A little boy is abandoned by his parents and raised by some older unmarried cousins, where he develops a close bond with one of the ladies. When he is urged to move on with his life by one of them, he never forgets the memories of his favorite friend.
The golden age of television ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays" constituted an artistic high for the medium, bringing Broadway-quality drama to all of America.
Tim ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and French and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Tim is an Australian film which tells the story of the relationship between a handsome young man and an attractive businesswoman in her mid-40s. Tim is mentally retarded but, thanks to his understanding and loving home life, he is able to move through life almost with a child's gentleness and content.
The faculty ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
When creepy things begin happening around Herrington High, students discover that their teachers really are from another planet. As mind-controlling parasites begin spreading rapidly from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's up to the few who are left to save the world from alien domination.
The last brickmaker in America ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Henry spends his time working in the brickyard owned by his family and grieving the loss of his wife. When a young boy enters Henry's life, both man and child find what they desperately need in each other.
Inherit the wind ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life Scopes trial in which a teacher was jailed in 1925 for teaching Darwin's theory of evolution.
Twin Peaks. The first season ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
"The body of a young girl (Laura Palmer) is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads into the heart of the surrounding woodland and his very own soul"--Douglas Baptie, Internet Movie Database.
Hounddog ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
Set in rural Alabama in the late 1950s, Lewellen lives with her stern grandmother, Grammie, but spends most of her time with her much-adored Daddy in his dilapidated shack. Daddy's wild side is tempered by his beautiful but troubled girlfriend, Ellen, who has a mysterious history but calming influence on the lonely, young girl. Lewellen is deeply talented and finds comfort and safety, as well as a place to put her hurt and rage, in the music of Elvis Presley. When Elvis Presley comes to town for a concert, Lewellen is desperate to go but has no money for a ticket. In a naïve attempt to get a ticket, Lewellen falls into a compromising situation that steals her innocence and leaves her feeling even more alone and hopeless. It is up to the caretaker, Charles, to help Lewellen overcome the wounding of her spirit and save her soul. He teaches her to use the Blues to turn her tragedy into a gift-- bringing light out of darkness and hope out of adversity.
Children of a lesser god ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and German and held by 244 libraries worldwide
An unorthodox speech teacher at a school for the deaf falls in love with a beautiful and rebellious ex-student.
The grass harp ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and German and held by 228 libraries worldwide
Following the death of his parents, teenaged Collin Fenwick is sent to live with his father's cousins in a small Southern town in the 1930s.
Twin Peaks ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
A special home video version of the series that contains footage not shown on network TV.
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
A reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town, are living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends.
Hesher ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
"Loud music. Pornography. Lighting fires. These are a few of Hesher's favorite things. And they are what Hesher ... brings into the lives of TJ ... and his father Paul ... when he takes up residence in the garage uninvited. Grief-stricken by the loss of TJ's mother, Paul can't muster the strength to evict the strange squatter, and soon the long-haired, tattooed Hesher becomes a fixture in the household. Like a force of nature, Hesher's anarchy shakes the family out of their grief and helps them embrace life once more"--Container.
Australia Billiards Child abuse Christmas films Comedy films Cousins Criminal behavior Deaf--Education Deaf women Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery television programs Drama English drama (Tragedy) Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Friendship Gamblers Gambling Grief High school students Homicide investigation Horror films Horror films Human-alien encounters Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships New York (State)--New York Nightmares Oz (Imaginary place) Pool (Game) Priests Psychokinesis Science fiction films Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Sports films Swindlers and swindling Television mini-series Television plays Tevis, Walter S Triangles (Interpersonal relations) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
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