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Weir, Peter 1944-

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Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir( Visual )

214 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Williams portrays English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming "Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!" The charismatic teacher's emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm--changing their lives forever
Master and Commander : the Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

154 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 4,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
The Truman Show by Peter Weir( Visual )

235 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman's life is a fake. He lives in a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere. His friends and co-workers are actors who play their roles in the most popular television series in the world: The Truman show. He thinks he is an ordinary man and has no idea about how he is being exploited. What will he do when he finds out?
Witness by Peter Weir( Visual )

170 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a young Amish woman and her son get caught up in the murder of an undercover narcotics agent, their savior turns out to be hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community
Gallipoli by Peter Weir( Visual )

179 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of how the irresistible lure of adventure and the unknown bring two young men together in the Australian army in 1915. They are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey
The way back by Peter Weir( Visual )

64 editions published between 1000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941 three men walked out of the Himalayas into India. They has survived a 4,000 mile walk to freedom. While there is disagreement on whether or not this is a true story, this film is a textbook example of the "man vs. Nature-red-in-tooth-and-claw" survival film. Janusz, a Polish prisoner of war, is forced to sign a false confession and shipped off to Siberia to rot in the most brutal prison system in the world--the Gulag. In prison, he meets a renowned Russian actor, an American architect, and a hardened Russian gangster. Janusz convinces six of his fellows to accompany him in an escape, which improbably succeeds, and then the real trial begins--a punishing race against the elements, time, hunger, and fear
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir( Visual )

70 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, with connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

134 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Valentine's Day picnic at an ancient volcanic outcropping turns to disaster for the residents of Mrs. Appleyard's school when a few young girls inexplicably vanish on Hanging Rock."--Container
The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux( Visual )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allie Fox is fed up. Angered by an America that "buys junk, sells junk, eats junk," and a world whose nuclear doomsday clock is always two minutes away from midnight, the brilliant inventor leads his trusting wife and four children into the remote Central American jungles to carve out a new society
Green card by Peter Weir( Visual )

82 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two people who enter a marriage of convenience end up falling in love
The last wave by Peter Weir( Visual )

39 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a lawyer defending a group of aboriginals accused of murder. The lawyer feels the pull of magic forces beneath the surface of civilization, including a prophesy that all the world will drown
Fearless by Peter Weir( Visual )

32 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man who survived a plane crash becomes more wildly alive and takes more risks when he discovers that the crash transformed him into a man without fear of death. Meanwhile, his wife struggles to find within him the man she married, and another survivor of the crash believes nothing and no one can heal her pain
The cars that ate Paris by Peter Weir( Visual )

46 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy about an Australian town that survives by deliberately contriving car accidents and selling the parts
Picnic at Hanging Rock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, follows the aftermath of the disappearance of three students and a young teacher from an all-girls school while on a school picnic
The fifth facade( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 20 October 1973, the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II. From conception to completion, it had taken more than 15 years and over $100 million. A remarkable feat of engineering skill and innovation, this striking and imaginative building captured the world's interest and is considered by many to be among the great architectural achievements of the 20th century. In the years since its completion, the Sydney Opera House has become one of the most identifiable of Australia's icons - ranking with the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Uluru, the koala and kangaroo. The construction of this architectural masterpiece was recorded by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit from its inception. The resulting documentary has been called The Fifth Facade - a reference to the roof which is the building's most distinctive feature. The fifth facade documents the history of the Opera House, from the selection of the site at Bennelong Point to the official opening. The commentary of Jorn Utzon, the Danish architect who won the worldwide competition for the original building design, offers insights into his vision for a construction appropriate to the to the site it occupied and the functions it was to serve. He details the unique structural and aesthetic problems that had to be solved to make his vision a reality. A Film Australia production. 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. Producer: Anthony Buckley Director: Donald Crombie Writer: Keith Gow, Peter Weir, Donald Crombie DOP/Cinematographer: Bruce Hillyard Narrator/Presenter: Sam Wanamaker, Jorn Utzon
Whatever Happened to Green Valley?( Visual )

8 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Green Valley was a housing commission estate in western Sydney, much maligned by the media of the day. The residents were hurt by the criticism but lacked access to the media to respond. Supplied with equipment by Film Australia, they used this film to present a different image of themselves and their daily lives. In so doing, they answered the question "whatever happened to Green Valley?". The core of this film is the work of half a dozen residents, co-ordinated by acclaimed filmmaker Peter Weir in one of his earliest film projects. Weir also acts as the moderator at a public forum that is included in the film
Three to Five( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dramatised black and white series from 1970 offers an intimate portrayal of the coming of age of three young people from very different backgrounds as they seek to assert themselves in the adult world. The stories also allow us a rare glimpse into the minds of the generation that later became known as the 'Baby Boomers'
Gallipoli by Jack Bennett( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 1 pamphlet, 1 booklet and 10 photographs
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, the film concerns a small group of students from an all-female college and a chaperone, who vanish while on a St. Valentine's Day outing. Less a mystery than a journey into the mystic, as well as an inquiry into issues of class and sexual repression in Australian society
Three to go( Visual )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until now, Michael's life has followed a relatively straight and narrow path. A chance encounter with an actor involved in a film about guerrilla warfare leads him to question his safe job and conservative lifestyle. In this experimental drama, Michael is taken on an excursion into the world of the young radical, but is it where he belongs? Acclaimed director Peter Weir interweaves Michael's story with footage showing dramatized armed resistance in a Sydney under siege and segments from 'Youth Quake', a panel discussion about the youth revolution
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Dead Poets Society
The Truman ShowWitnessThe year of living dangerouslyThe Mosquito CoastThe last wavePeter Weir : a creative journey from Australia to HollywoodThe films of Peter Weir
Alternative Names
Peter Weir aŭstralia filmreĝisoro

Peter Weir Australian film director

Peter Weir australijski reżyser filmowy

Peter Weir Australisch filmregisseur

Peter Weir australischer Regisseur

Peter Weir director de cine australiano

Peter Weir director de cinema australià

Peter Weir director de cinema australiano

Peter Weir réalisateur australien

Peter Weir regista australiano

Peter Weir regizor de film australian

Petrus Weir

Weir, P. I.

Weir, P. I. (Peter I.)

Weir, Peter Lindsay

Weir, Peter Lindsay 1944-

Πίτερ Γουίαρ

Πίτερ Γουίαρ 1944-

Питер Уир 1944-

Питер Уир австралийский кинорежиссёр

Питър Уиър

Пітер Вір

Пітэр Уір

Уир, Питер

פיטר ויר

פיטר ויר במאי קולנוע אוסטרלי

پیتر ویر کارگردان استرالیایی

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피터 위어

피터, 위어 1944-

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