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Weir, Peter 1944-

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Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir( Visual )

130 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,537 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 )

148 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 4,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1805 and Europe has fallen to Napoleon. The Royal Navy is the only thing standing in his way to total victory. Off the coast of South America, a new conflict is brewing. Captain Jack 'Lucky Jack' Aubrey and his Man-of-War HMS Surprise is under orders to sink or capture the French privateer Acheron, which has been deployed to the region. After seven weeks of uneventful sailing, the Acheron strikes first, all but crippling the Surprise in an engagement in which Aubrey realizes his enemy's ship is nautically superior to his own. Along with his close friend and confidant, ship's surgeon Stephan Maturin, Aubrey is now faced with the choice of retreating to England and admitting defeat or remaining at the Acheron's mercy. Aubrey must now do the impossible if he is to survive, repair his ship, catch up to his enemy and defeat the Acheron
The Truman Show by Peter Weir( Visual )

135 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman's life is a fake. He lives in a big studio with hidden cameras everywhere. His friends and people around him 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 )

107 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,733 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 the hardened Philadelphia detective John Book, who runs head-on into the non-violent world of a Pennsylvania Amish community
Gallipoli by Peter Weir( Visual )

115 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friends are involved with the battle between Australia and the German-occupied Turks in this commentary on the wastes of war
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

142 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,788 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 way back by Peter Weir( Visual )

62 editions published between 1000 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,755 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 )

69 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,469 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
The Mosquito Coast by Robin Waterfield( Visual )

36 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 923 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
The last wave by Peter Weir( Visual )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 922 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
Green card by Peter Weir( Visual )

48 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two strangers agree to a marriage of convenience. She gets the apartment of her dreams, and he gets a green card to live in the U.S. Before they know it, the two encounter difficulties. And worst yet, they just might be falling in love
Fearless by Peter Weir( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 783 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 7 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cars that ate Paris - the inhabitants of a quiet country town lure unsuspecting motorists to their deaths and live off the remains of the wrecks. Arthur Waldo survives a car crash that kills his brother and is taken in by the town of Paris. The plumber - one morning there is an unexpected knock on the door and Jill Cooper opens it to a man who says he's the plumber. So begins five days of mental torment that will change her life
Gallipoli by Jack Bennett( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 1 pamphlet, 1 booklet and 10 photographs
The fifth facade( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 80 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 )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 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." -- EnhanceTV website
Three to Five( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 58 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'
The essential Maurice Jarre film music collection Doctor Zhivago and other classic themes by Maurice Jarre( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Weir short film collection( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian colour diary no. 43: 3 directions in Australian pop: An 11-minute documentary short for Film Australia. "Offers a sample of three trends in recent Australian pop music: the theatrical act of Wendy Saddington and Teardrop; the jug music of the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band; and the popular rock group Indelible Murtceps
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good morning Vietnam: Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms
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Dead Poets Society
Alternative Names
Peter Weir aŭstralia filmreĝisoro

Peter Weir australijski reżyser filmowy

Peter Weir Australisch filmregisseur

Peter Weir australischer Regisseur

Peter Weir director de cine australiano

Peter Weir réalisateur australien

Peter Weir regista australiano

Petrus Weir

Weir, P. I.

Weir, P. I. (Peter I.)

Weir, Peter

Weir, Peter Lindsay 1944-

Πίτερ Γουίαρ

Πίτερ Γουίαρ 1944-

Питер Уир 1944-

Питър Уиър

Пітер Вір

Уир, Питер

פיטר ויר

پیتر ویر کارگردان استرالیایی

პიტერ უირი

피터 위어

피터, 위어 1944-

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The Truman ShowWitnessPicnic at Hanging RockThe year of living dangerouslyThe Mosquito CoastThe last waveThe history of love