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Danna, Mychael

Overview
Works: 472 works in 1,431 publications in 8 languages and 48,515 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Sports films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Instrumentalist, Musician, Actor, Arranger, Creator, Director, Conductor, Interviewee, Contributor, Scenarist, Compiler
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mychael Danna
Life of Pi by Ang Lee( Visual )

17 editions published in 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Possessing encyclopedia-like intelligence, unusual zookeeper's son Pi Patel sets sail for America, but when the ship sinks, he escapes on a life boat and is lost at sea with a dwindling number of animals until only he and a hungry Bengal tiger remain
Little Miss Sunshine by Michael D Arndt( Visual )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of November 14, 1959, in Holcomb, Kansas, a farmhouse is broken into by Perry Smith and Dick Hickock. With a 'no witness' policy, they murder the entire family. Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to Holcomb to do research for an article. As Capote digs deeper into the story, he decides to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood.' He arranges extensive interviews with Smith and Hickock, especially with Smith, a man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Smith and helps the duo get a new lawyer. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need to finished his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
The good dinosaur by Peter Sohn( Visual )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he is truly capable of
Moneyball by Bennett Miller( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how the Oakland Athletics general manager, Billy Beane, tried to use statistics to find better players without resorting to the larger budgets big-market teams were able to employ
The time traveler's wife by Robert Schwentke( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 2,210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clare has been in love with Henry her entire life. She believes they are destined to be together, even though she never knows when they will be separated: Henry is a time traveler, cursed with a rare genetic anomaly that causes him to live his life on a shifting timeline, skipping back and forth through his lifespan with no control. Despite the fact that Henry's travels force them apart with no warning, Clare desperately tries to build a life with her one true love
(500) days of Summer by Marc Webb( Visual )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Tom, it was love at first sight when Summer Finn walked into the greeting card company where he worked. Summer is the new administrative assistant. Soon, Tom knows that Summer is the woman with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life
Vanity fair by Mira Nair( Visual )

26 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becky is determined to make something of herself. She accepts a job as a nanny for the children of Sir Pitt Crawley. Becky catches the eye of Crawley's son Rawdon. Becky is introduced to London's most exclusive social circle, where she becomes re-acquainted with Amelia. Becky weds Rawdon, but the social and economic stability she dreamed of begins to collapse when he begins drowning his troubles, and soon she turns to the powerful Marquess of Steyne for support. Meanwhile, Amelia's fortunes fall even harder following the death of her husband
The nativity story by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begins with the slaughter of Bethlehem's innocents under orders from a paranoid King Herod. Go back a year to the prophecy that informs Zechariah that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear a child. Elizabeth's cousin, the adolescent Mary, struggles with her family to make ends meet and is promised to the carpenter Joseph. Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she will carry, while still a virgin, the long-awaited Messiah who will liberate the Jews from Herod and his Roman benefactors. Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem. Three Magi spend months crossing the desert trying to rendezvous with some point below the convergence of three heavenly bodies in the night sky. Friendship and trust emerges between Mary and Joseph after he is told in a dream that she speaks truthfully about her miraculous pregnancy
Antwone Fisher by Denzel Washington( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken African American seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Transcendence by Wally Pfister( Visual )

18 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a learder in the field of Artificial Intelligence, working to create a sentient machine that combines mankind's collective intelligence with the full range of human emotions. Anti-technology extremists will do whatever it takes to stop him, but their attempt to destroy Will forces him to record and upload his own mind to a supercomputer in order to achieve transcendence. Success brings him ever-evolving knowledge-- and nearly unstoppable power as the fate of the world rests on Will's now-questionable humanity"--Container
Breach by Billy Ray( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shattered Glass director Billy Ray directs Chris Cooper and Ryan Philippe in this fact-based drama concerning the FBI traitor who carried out what many historians refer to as the most notable national security breach in U.S. history. A key member of the FBI's elite Soviet Analytical Unit, Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) would, for 15 years beginning in 1985, sell thousands of pages of classified documents to the Soviets. After making roughly 600,000 dollars on his clandestine endeavor and compromising everything from the identities of KGB spies working for the American government to nuclear war contingency plans, Hanssen was eventually transferred to a newly created position at the FBI's Washington headquarters and assigned the task of guarding his country's most sensitive secrets. It was while working in this capacity that a young agent named Eric O'Neill (Phillipe) was assigned the task of keeping tabs on Hanssen by suspicious higher-ups. Later, after being arrested while delivering a cache of secret documents to a "dead drop" spot in a Virginia park, the notorious traitor was arrested and sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole
Being Julia by István Szabó( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London, 1938. Julia is a true West End diva: beautiful, talented, wealthy, and famous. She has a devoted husband who has masterminded her brilliant career - but after years of the spotlight she begins to suffer from a severe case of boredom and longs for something new and exciting to put the twinkle back in her eye. She finds what she is looking for in a handsome young American fan, who adds a few more sparks than Julia was hoping for
Water by Deepa Mehta( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1938, the twilight of colonial India, as Gandhi's protests begin to change Indian society. But for some women, things may never change. As widows, they are condemned by Hindu law to spend the rest of their lives in an ashram, to live out their lives in poverty, chastity, and humble obscurity. Then Chuyia, a bewildered 8-year-old who doesn't even remember being married, arrives and upsets everything. Madhumati, the head of the house; Shakuntala, an assistant to a local holy man; and quiet, gorgeous Kalyani are all moved--in very different ways--by her arrival. For these women, the question remains: how far--and for how long--can this cruel injustice be continued in the name of tradition?
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Dr. Parnassus possède le pouvoir de projeter les gens dans leur propre imaginaire, mais ce fascinant voyage orchestré de main de maître par Terry Gilliam se conclut toujours par un choix, qui peut mener au meilleur comme au pire
Surf's up by Ash Brannon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Slovenian and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cody, a Rockhopper penguin, journeys from his home in Shiverpool, Antarctica, to take part in the Big Z Memorial Surf-Off on beautiful Pen Gu Island. During his adventure he meets many new friends, including surf nut Chicken Joe and high-spirited lifeguard Lani. Cody believes that winning is everything until he meets Geek, an old, washed-up pro surfer, who may just show Cody that a true winner isn't always the one who comes in first
Shattered Glass by Billy Ray( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Glass is a staff writer for the well respected current events and policy magazine 'The new republic'. He was also a freelance writer featured in 'Rolling Stone', 'Harper's Bazaar' and 'George'. By the mid 1990's, Glass' articles had turned him into one of the most sought-after young journalists in Washington. That is until a bizarre chain of events suddenly stopped his career right in its tracks
Hearts in Atlantis by Scott Hicks( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a mid-aged man's friend dies, Bobby takes a look back at his childhood memories ... When mysterious out-of-towner, Ted, moves into the boarding house that 11-year-old Bobby shares with his self-involved mother, Bobby jumps at the chance to befriend an adult who talks to him straightforwardly. Ted enlists Bobby to read him the newspaper daily--and to keep an eye out for the "low men" bent on capturing Ted, who possesses a strange mind-reading power
The whistleblower by Larysa Kondracki( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eine junge Polizistin aus Nebraska nimmt einen Job bei der UN-Friedenstruppe in Bosnien an, lernt ein zerrüttetes Land kennen und kommt einem Frauenhändlerring auf die Spur, in den auch UN-Mitarbeiter verwickelt sind. Packender Thriller, der die UN-Tätigkeiten im ehemaligen Kriegsgebiet kritisch hinterfragt. Ein nachdenklicher Erstlingsfilm mit einer grandiosen Hauptdarstellerin." [film-dienst.de]
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and German and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border, a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive during the Civil War, in a place without rules
 
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