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Pilcher, Lydia Dean

Overview
Works: 54 works in 249 publications in 6 languages and 13,291 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Historical films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Melodrama  Domestic fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Biographical films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author, fmp, Editor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lydia Dean Pilcher
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri( Visual )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Bengali and held by 1,960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women
Amelia by Mira Nair( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas-born girl, Amelia Earhart discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23. Within 12 years she goes on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia and her husband/business partner George Putnam have an enduring marriage that could not be broken by her determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth
Queen of Katwe by Mira Nair( Visual )

15 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the vibrant true story of a young girl from the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion
The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their "spiritual quest, " however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins
You don't know Jack( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the late 1980s, 61-year-old former pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian launched a crusade to provide what he considered a humane and dignified option for the terminally ill--assisted suicide. Aided by his loyal friend Neal Nicol, and his older sister Margo Janus, Kevorkian begins offering his "death counseling" services to a grateful and burgeoning clientele. He earns the support of Hemlock Society activist Janet Good and the wrath of the county prosecutor's office. Repeatedly arrested, it was thanks to talented attorney Geoffrey Fieger that Kevorkian was repeatedly exonerated. But as the national news media catapulted him to notoriety, Kevorkian continued his work, risking everything in his fervor to change the prevailing laws and challenge society's attitude towards the right to die
The reluctant fundamentalist by Kiefer Sutherland( Visual )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American academic in Pakistan is kidnapped by anti-American radicals, the CIA thinks popular young Pakistani professor Changez is involved. But as Changez tells his story about his life in the US to an American foreign correspondent, the truth becomes harder to pin down
Cutie and the boxer by Zachary Heinzerling( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In New York City in 1969, 19-year-old art student Noriko fell in love with 41-year-old avant-garde artist Ushio Shinohara and put her career on hold to marry and support this rising star of the Manhattan art world ... Now 80 and still struggling, Ushio is consumed with reinforcing his legacy via his 'boxing' paintings, while Noriko is now finding her own creative voice through a series of drawings entitled 'Cutie And Bullie' that depict their chaotic relationship and her desire to escape her husband's shadow and be respected as an artist in her own right"--Container
Cradle Will Rock by Tim Robbins( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America, from high society to life on the streets in Depression-era New York City
Vanity fair by Mira Nair( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend, Amelia
Normal by Jane Anderson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy and Irma are a devoted couple living a normal life in rural Illinois. At a party celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy inexplicably blacks out. As he awakens, it is with the realization that his life must change forever. Roy confesses to Irma that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and that he wants a sex change. A surprise to his wife, turns out to be a shock to the church-going community. Now Roy must face his friends, co-workers and his own children as he confronts his own transformation
Jesus' son by Alison Maclean( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the drug subculture of the 70's a young man in his twenties, lives day by day getting stoned and stealing until dreams and hallucinations merge into reality. Through it all he tries to make sense of the destructive passion he shares with his girlfriend Michelle. He wants to do good and believes he has the power to heal, but he always bungles what he sets out to do
The Darjeeling Limited( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their "spiritual quest," however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins
Hysterical blindness( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother and a lonely office worker seek after "love" in the meat-market bars of Bayonne, New Jersey, circa 1987
Disappearing acts by Dale Moran Bell( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zora is an aspiring singer/songwriter who meets and falls in love with construction worker Franklin. They discover how difficult it is and how much they must sacrifice to still be there for eachother the morning after. They both learn that it takes a lot of strength to keep love alive
Kama Sutra : a tale of love by Mira Nair( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and Hindi and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a seductive tale of love and betrayal, a king's courtesan is forbidden her one true love. Trained in the art of pleasure, Maya, the beautiful servant girl becomes defiant, rebelling against ancient tradition. As passion takes over, the conflict brings consequences that no one ever envisioned
The Perez family by Mira Nair( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an attempt to secure a sponsor, an unlikely group of Cuban refugees become a "family" as the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service gives families priority over others. In the process, a political prisoner who hasn't seen his wife for twenty years and a disaffected sugarcane cutter fall in love. An excitable brother and a lovestruck cop contribute to the general confusion. The inevitable humorous romantic entaglements ensue as a final confrontation is set up
Chinese box by Wayne Wang( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John, a British journalist living in Hong Kong, falls in love with Vivian, a bartender with a jaded past. Vivian is eager to secure her position in Hong Kong society and wants her successful boyfriend Chang to marry her. When Chang proves to be indecisive about their relationship, Vivian turns to John. Giving into their feelings for a brief but passionate affair, they now face inevitable change and unexpected obstacles
The Namesake : the greatest journey are the ones that brings you home( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Namesake is a family drama about the Gangulis, who came to USA from India in order to experience a world of limitless opportunities. American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways
The kill-off( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operating from the bed in her ramshackle home in a dirtball New Jersey town, the gossip woman keeps a network of shady characters in check. Her husband, who serves her breakfast in bed while keeping a hooker on the side begins to inquire about a stash of cash she has stowed away. After that she knows one of them is going to die--Container
The namesake/ slumdog millionaire : double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Namesake: the American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Vanity fair
Covers
Kama Sutra : a tale of love
Alternative Names
Pilcher, Lydia

Languages
English (186)

Spanish (6)

Italian (3)

Bengali (1)

French (1)

Hindi (1)