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Weir, Peter 1944-

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Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir ( Visual )
101 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,207 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 )
109 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,824 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 )
129 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,885 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 )
97 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,745 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 )
113 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,981 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
The way back ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,624 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
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir ( Visual )
90 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Valentine's Day, 1900, a group of Australian schoolgirls set out for a picnic at Hanging Rock. Four of them disappear
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,446 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 Peter Weir ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 990 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 )
61 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 946 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. The two encounter difficulties, and even worse, they just might be falling in love
The last wave by Peter Weir ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 908 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
Fearless by Peter Weir ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 787 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 )
32 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black comedy about an Australian town that survives by deliberately contriving car accidents and selling the parts
Gallipoli by Jack Bennett ( Book )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Press kit includes 1 pamphlet, 1 booklet and 10 photographs
Peter Weir : interviews by Peter Weir ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peter Weir: Interviews is the first volume of interviews to be published on the esteemed Australian director. Although Weir (b. 1944) has acquired a reputation of being guarded about his life and work, these interviews by archivists, journalists, historians, and colleagues reveal him to be a most amiable and forthcoming subject
The cars that ate Paris the plumber ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 49 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
Peter Weir short film collection ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English 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
The essential Maurice Jarre film music collection Doctor Zhivago and other classic themes by Maurice Jarre ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Good morning, Vietnam by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 39 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
The plumber by Peter Weir ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman's life is disrupted and her home nearly destroyed by an uninvited plumber
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Alternative Names
Weir, Peter Lindsay 1944-
Πίτερ Γουίαρ 1944-
Питер Уир 1944-