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Seldes, Marian

Works: 173 works in 305 publications in 3 languages and 11,027 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Melodrama  Comedy films  Children's films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Speaker, Recipient, Interviewer, Host, Inscriber, Author of introduction, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marian Seldes
August Rush by Freddie Highmore( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charismatic young Irish guitarist and a sheltered young cellist have a chance encounter one magical night above New York's Washington Square. They are soon torn apart, leaving in their wake an infant, August Rush, orphaned by circumstance. Now performing on the streets of New York City and cared for by a mysterious stranger, August uses his remarkable musical talent to seek the parents from whom he was separated at birth
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La rencontre d'un musicien syrien et de sa compagne sénégalaise va changer la vie terne d'un professeur d'économie vieillissant ... Un film compassionnel sur l'immigration clandestine
Tom and Huck( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this suspenseful adaptation of Twain's classic tale, Tom Sawyer rekindles his companionship with legendary Huck Finn. One night, while performing a wart removal ritual in the cemetery, the two boys witness the murder of Doc Robinson. The killer is Hannibal's most menacing and feared citizen -- Injun Joe. The boys know that if Injun Joe finds out they were at the cemetery, he will kill them too. They run away and make a pact to never tell anyone what has occurred. Unbeknownst to them, Tom's signature marble was left behind at the murder site, and Injun Joe is hot on their trail. Back in town, Tom's friend Muff has been framed for the murder. Now Tom is faced with the most important decision of his life. Knowing that telling the truth may get him and Huck killed, does he break his promise to huck in order to exonerate muff ... or does he keep quiet, selling Muff down the river? Ultimately, he does the right thing, and testifies in court to Muff's innocence. Feeling frightened and betrayed, Huck runs away. Tom's worst nightmare comes true when he comes face-to-face with Injun Joe while exploring a cave at the town picnic. Just as Tom is about to meet his maker, Huck returns to help him defeat Injun Joe in one final and fateful melee
Ballets Russes by Dayna Goldfine( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fame, glamour, ego, politics, money, war, love, and dance: essential elements that made up more than fifty years in the lives of a group of revolutionary artists. This is the story of an extraordinary merger of Russian, American, European, and Latin American dancers who collaborated with composers, choreographers, and designers to transform the face of ballet for generations to come. The film maps the company's Diaghilev-era beginnings in turn-of-the-century Paris to its halcyon days in the 1930s and '40s--when the Ballets Russes toured America and the world, astonishing audiences with artistry never before seen--to its demise in the 1950s and '60s when rising costs, rocketing egos, outside competition, and internal mismanagement ultimately brought this revered company to its knees. Infused with juicy anecdotal interviews from many of the company's glamorous stars, this is a brief yet fascinating history of a groundbreaking company
If These Walls Could Talk by Hai shan an ni( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in different decades in the same house, these stories of three lesbian couples each reflect a specific concern. In 1961, Abby and Edith, two retired schoolteachers, lead a quiet life. Abby has a stroke and dies, and her nephew and his wife come for the funeral and to sort and sell Abby's things, unaware that she and Edith were a lifelong couple. In 1972, four college-age lesbians share the house. They have problems with the campus feminism group, and Linda is drawn to Amy a very butch lesbian who wears a men's clothing and drives a motorcycle. How can a feminist fall for a lesbian who acts like and dresses like a man? By 2000, long-term couple Fran and Kal want to have a child, and their quest leads from proposing sperm donation to a gay couple they know, to the horror of shopping for sperm on the Internet
Town & country by Johann II STRAUSS( Visual )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revelations of his best friend's affair drive an architect to begin questioning his own life and marriage
Jeremy Fink and the meaning of life by Wendy Mass( Visual )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just before his thirteenth birthday, Jeremy Fink receives a keyless locked box--set aside by his father before his death five years earlier--that purportedly contains the meaning of life
Dancing for Mr. B : six Balanchine ballerinas by Anne Belle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six ballerinas -- Mary Ellen Moylan, Maria Tallchief, Melissa Hayden, Allegra Kent, Merrill Ashley, and Darci Kistler -- keep alive Balanchine's ballets and the inspiration they learned from him. They also discuss other Balanchine dancers, such as Tanaquil Le Clercq and Suzanne Farrell. Balanchine was the single most powerful influence in their lives
Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inga is a poet. She wants to buy and restore a house she is drawn to that reminds her of her childhood home, but her distant husband Hermann sees little value in it or many of the things Inga loves. Inga is troubled by her marriage, its lack of intimacy, and her fear of her own mortality
Selected shorts, a celebration of the short story : even more laughs( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From silly chuckles and rueful ironic glee to deep cosmic laughter, this new volume of humorous tales samples the best of recent seasons of the popular public radio series, "Selected shorts."
Home alone 3 by Raja Gosnell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of international crooks hides a stolen military computer chip in a toy car, but an airport mix-up puts it in the hands of whiz-kid Alex Pruitt. When the criminals zero in on him, he sets an array of ambushes and booby traps
Time together : a novel by Marian Seldes( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In from the night( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vicki Miller (Marcia Gay Harden) is a writer who has cut herself off from her dysfunctional family. Her life drastically changes when one night, her 16-year-old nephew Bobby (Taylor Handley) shows up unannounced on her doorstep. He looks tired and depressed, and when Vicki realizes that he has run away, she takes him in. From that point on, Vicki is bound to Bobby. This story tells the tale of two people trying to find themselves and make their way in the world. It's a story of two people's paths to acceptance and healing, and they both benefit from this one child's need for love and a family
The roan stallion by Robinson Jeffers( )

8 editions published between 1963 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected shorts. a celebration of the short story : timeless classics( Recording )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tower beyond tragedy by Robinson Jeffers( )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of Americans ; Lectures in America by Gertrude Stein( )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gertrude Stein and a companion! by Win Wells( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a stage presentation, set in their Paris salon, that celebrates the mutual devotion, respect, and love of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas. Based on Toklas' letters and historical materials
The laughmaker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laughmaker: Gleason plays the sad clown, and Carney his nemesis, a reporter looking for the man behind the mask. The square peg: A personnel psychologist is unwittingly hired by a mob boss to shake up his crew. When the psychologist realizes what's going on, he tries to do the right thing--the wrong way
The adventures of Huck Finn by Stephen Sommers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and Huck: Tom and his friend Huck witness a midnight killing which leads to all kinds of difficulties when they swear not to reveal what they saw
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Selected shorts, a celebration of the short story : even more laughs
Alternative Names
Marian Seldes actrice américaine

Marian Seldes actriu estatunidenca

Marian Seldes actriz estadounidense

Marian Seldes Amerikaans acteur

Marian Seldes Amerikaans actrice

Marian Seldes amerikansk skådespelare

Marian Seldes amerikansk skodespelar

Marian Seldes amerikansk skuespiller

Marian Seldes attrice statunitense

Marian Seldes US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Μάριαν Σέλντες

Селдес, Мэриэн

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ماريان سيلدس ممثلة أمريكية

ماریان سلدس بازیگر آمریکایی


English (125)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Selected shorts, a celebration of the short story : even more laughsSelected shorts. a celebration of the short story : timeless classics