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Weir, Peter 1944-

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Dead Poets Society by Peter Weir( Visual )

212 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,599 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 )

168 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 4,112 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 )

229 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 3,189 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 )

163 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,804 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 )

172 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling story of friendship and adventure between two Australian soldiers in 1915. They cross continents and oceans, climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' extraordinary destiny as they become part of a legendary World War 1 confrontation between Australia and the German-allied Turks
Picnic at Hanging Rock by Peter Weir( Visual )

161 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,756 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 )

57 editions published between 1000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,740 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 4 languages and held by 1,441 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 )

49 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angered by the decline of American society, a brilliant inventor leads his family into the remote Central American jungles to carve out a new society
Green card by Peter Weir( Visual )

84 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 920 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 )

37 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 902 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 )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 792 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 )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 238 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
The fifth facade( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 154 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 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a view of Green Valley, a large government-sponsored housing project outside Sydney, from the vantage point of its residents. Attempts to counteract unfavourable publicity and criticism from sectors of the mass media
Gallipoli by Jack Bennett( Book )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and Portuguese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 1 pamphlet, 1 booklet and 10 photographs
Three to Five( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 134 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'
Three To Go. Michael( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three To Go: Michael shows Michael's life has followed a relatively straight and narrow path. A chance encounter with an actor involved in a film on guerrilla warfare and armed resistance leads him to question himself and the world around him. In this experimental drama, Michael is taken on an excursion into the realm of the young radical, but is it where he belongs? In his directorial debut, acclaimed director Peter Weir interweaves Michael's story with segments from 'Youth Quake', a panel discussion on the youth revolution, and footage from the film showing Sydney under siege. Directed by Peter Weir and starring Grahame Bond ("Aunty Jack"), Michael is the first of the Three to Go films, a trilogy in which three young directors (Peter Weir, Brian Hannant and Oliver Howes) each made a half hour drama on aspects of youth culture and experience. Michael won the Best Film Award at the 1970 Australian Film Institute awards. The second part of this episode, From The Tropics To The Snow is a film about a film about Australia. A scriptwriter and a director argue their approaches to the problem of a comprehensive documentary about Australia: one favours an experimental style, the other a more conventional approach. Excerpts, wittily observed, from both proposed films indicate the faults of each, and the problems of making such a film are chronicled with considerable humour. The making of the film was clouded with some controversy around Stanley Hawes' (then Producer-in-Chief) refusal to allow the young Australian director working at the Unit, Dick Mason, to direct the central drama sequences. The film also features a young Reg Livermore playing a documentary director. The film was very successful with audiences and at festivals and remains a truly memorable film
Picknick am Valentinstag( Visual )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Am Valentinstag des Jahres 1900 unternimmt eine Mädchenklasse und ihre Lehrerinnen einen Ausflug zum Naturdenkmal Hanging Rock. Als am Abend vier Mädchen und eine Lehrerin fehlen beginnt eine erfolglose Suchaktion
Der Club der toten Dichter by Peter Weir( Visual )

15 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carpe diem! Nutze den Tag!" ist der wichtigste Lehrsatz des Englischlehrers John Keating, gespielt von Oscar-Preisträger Robin Williams. Mit grosser Ausstrahlung und neuen Lehrmethoden bringt er die gesamte Schule, ein Internat für Jungen, und ihre starren Traditionen völlig durcheinander. Mit Humor und Menschlichkeit kämpft er für Poesie, Liebe und Phantasie, die "das Leben lebenswert machen". Er lehrt seine Schüler, Persönlichkeit zu entwickeln und sich selbst treu zu bleiben. Doch damit macht er sich unbeliebt. Seine Gegner schrecken vor nichts zurück, und ein Verräter ist schnell gefunden...-
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Dead Poets Society
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

Уир, Питер

פיטר ויר

פיטר ויר במאי קולנוע אוסטרלי

پیتر ویر کارگردان استرالیایی

პიტერ უირი

피터 위어

피터, 위어 1944-

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The Truman ShowWitnessThe year of living dangerouslyThe Mosquito CoastThe last wavePicknick am ValentinstagThe history of love