Pakula, Alan J. 1928-1998
Most widely held works about Alan J Pakula
Most widely held works by Alan J Pakula
To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 3,158 libraries worldwide
Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece.
To kill a mockingbird ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,305 libraries worldwide
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children.
All the President's men ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,859 libraries worldwide
True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade.
Sophie's choice ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,389 libraries worldwide
A drama set in post-World War II Brooklyn revolves around Sophie, a Polish Catholic beauty who survived Auschwitz, her lover, Nathan, and Stingo, a would-be writer. As the three grow closer, Stingo discovers the captivating and moving truths that each harbors.
The pelican brief ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,374 libraries worldwide
Two Supreme Court justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everyone else wants her dead.
All the president's men ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 1,070 libraries worldwide
The true story of how Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncovered the White House involvement in the Watergate break in.
Klute ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 992 libraries worldwide
Small-town detective John Klute (Sutherland) comes to New York to investigate the disappearance of a friend. The trail leads to Bree Daniels (Fonda), a call girl, with whom Klute falls in love. She is being stalked by a psychotic murderer.
The devil's own ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 814 libraries worldwide
One of the top Northern Ireland IRA terrorists escapes to New York where he, under a false name, lives in the house of an Irish cop who knows nothing about his real identity. Their surprising friendship and the cop's growing suspicions force the terrorist to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.
Presumed innocent ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Rusty Sabich's been swept up in an obsessive affair with a coworker in the prosecutor's office. When she is murdered, he's asked to lead the investigation. Then, astonishingly, he's accused of the crime. He's the perfect suspect, and his fight to clear his name pulls him into a whirlpool of lies and secrets.
The Pelican brief ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
A young law student stumbles across the unlikely explanation for the recent assassination of two Supreme Court justices, which reaches to the highest levels of the government.
The parallax view ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 411 libraries worldwide
Warren Beatty is a news reporter who, along with seven others, witnesses the assassination of a political candidate. When the other seven die in "accidents", the newsman begins to doubt the official position: that a lone madman was responsible for the crime.
Up the down staircase ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher with a can-do attitude at New York's inner city Calvin Coolidge High. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chalk and books are only a few of the problems she will have to face.
Fear strikes out ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
When the record books closed on Boston Red Sox outfielder Jimmy Piersall's career, it showed 17 seasons in the major leagues and an impressive lifetime batting average of .272. But before all that, Piersall faced a foe much tougher: mental illness. Based on the true story.
Consenting adults ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
When two couples living next door to each other grow too close, one of the husbands risks everything for his passion for his neighbor's wife.
Baby, the rain must fall ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
A man is released from prison, but reuniting with his family is difficult due to his violent temper.
Starting over ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Phil Potter, a low-key magazine writer tries to put his life back together after his wife leaves him.
The stalking moon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 184 libraries worldwide
A suspenseful manhunt saga. A relentless foe tracks Army scout Gregory Peck as he attempts to lead a woman once held captive by Apaches to safety.
Inside Daisy Clover ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
Daisy Clover is a 15 year old Tomboy who dreams of being a Hollywood star. After auditioning for producer Raymond Swan of Swan Studios she becomes the toast of Hollywood. Daisy must then come to terms with her new found fame and the 1930's Hollywood star treatment. She is considered a has-been by the time she turned seventeen. Daisy's meteoric rise to stardom and even faster fade-out is chronicled in an incisive behind-the-scene tour of vintage Hollywood.
Comes a horseman ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 126 libraries worldwide
A World War II veteran and a woman rancher team up to fight for their land when both are threatened by a greedy cattle baron.
George Stevens a filmmaker's journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
A film biography of a movie director usually includes conventional genre trappings, like clips of great scenes and memories of old colleagues, as indeed this film does. Mainly, this is an engrossing tour through the George Stevens career that provides a greater understanding of his background, talent, creative preoccupations, and especially the experiences in World War II that irrevocably changed his approach to film making. As head of the Special Coverage unit documenting the war on film, Stevens took the only known color footage of the ground war in Europe, including the liberation of Paris and the horrors of Dachau. If his movies hold a mirror up to America, it is because his personal principles paralleled the highest aspirations of this country. In his films, Stevens offered as much insight on American life and character as he could muster.
Action and adventure films African American journalists African Americans Assassination Bernstein, Carl,--1944- Biography Boston Red Sox (Baseball team) Closed captioning Comedy films Conspiracy Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Detectives Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Fielding (Baseball) Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Finch, Atticus (Fictitious character) Historical films Holocaust survivors Journalists Judges Legal films Man-woman relationships Mental illness Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Murder--Investigation New York (State)--New York Pakula, Alan J.,--1928-1998 Piersall, Jimmy Race discrimination Racism Southern States Stalking victims Terrorism Thrillers (Motion pictures) Trials (Rape) United States United States.--Supreme Court Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watergate Affair (1972-1974) Western films Women law students Woodward, Bob,--1943-
Alan J. Pakula 1928-1998
Pakula, Alan 1928-1998
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