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Kingsley, Ben 1943-

Works: 739 works in 2,482 publications in 12 languages and 83,287 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television adaptations  Television plays  Biography  Juvenile works  Case studies  Personal narratives  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Artist, Contributor, Other, Singer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Ben Kingsley
Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally ( Visual )
147 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 5,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
Gandhi by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
138 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 3,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
Hugo by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 3,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, twelve-year-old Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric girl and the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message all come together to change Hugo's life forever
Tuck everlasting by Jay Russell ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and her domineering mother, escapes into the woods only to get lost. Her magical summer begins when she meets Jesse Tuck. Jesse is full of life and adventure and Winnie falls in love. The Tuck family has a powerful secret-- a spring that holds the magic of everlasting life. Now Winnie must choose whether she wants to live life as she knows it or drink from the spring
Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go
Prince of Persia the sands of time by Mike Newell ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a race against time when a rogue prince reluctantly teams up with a rival princess to safeguard a magical dagger that gives its possessor the power to reverse time and rule the world
House of sand and fog by Vadim Perelman ( Visual )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kathy gets evicted from her home for failing to pay a tax she never should have been charged to pay in the first place. The house is swiftly put up for auction and bought by a former military officer from Iran named Behrani. When legal efforts fail her, Kathy turns to a sympathetic cop who wants out of a loveless marriage and who is willing to step over legal boundaries if it might give him the fresh start he is so badly craving
Dave by Ivan Reitman ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kevin Kline stars as an off-the-wall, temporary replacement for the missing president. His unusual style of governing and decision making tip off the opposition that something is definitely "out-of-order" in Washington
Iron man three by Shane Black ( Visual )
17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destroy his enemy, and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit-- or does the suit make the man?"--Container
Anne Frank by Robert Dornhelm ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television adaptation of the story of Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl who lived in hiding with her family during the Nazi occupation
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
The merry wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The small town of Windsor is suddenly shaken when the wild and worldly Falstaff intrudes upon the insular community
Oliver Twist by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
53 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A slightly darker version of the classic Charles Dickens tale. After living in poor conditions, Oliver runs away to the streets of London. There he meets a gang of pickpockets and soon Oliver's life is changed forever
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice slips down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets zany characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and has a series of strange, dream-like adventures
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Fred Waitzkin's book about his son, this drama concerns the pressures inflicted on a seven-year-old boy when his parents discover that he is a chess prodigy. Josh Waitzkin (played by Max Pomeranc, an actual chess champion) is drawn to the chess players who congregate in New York City's Washington Square Park. Before long, Josh exhibits a talent for the game, prompting his father to hire well-respected tutor Bruce Pandolfini to coach him. Josh, however, prefers playing in the park with Vinnie, a hustler who specializes in "speed chess." Pressure mounts as Josh triumphs in competitions and rises in the ranks. In the end, the boy wins a major tournament by employing both the methodical approach of Pandolfini and Vinnie's effective bluffing. Interwoven with the narrative is archival footage of master chess player Bobby Fischer at a young age and later, when his behavior became increasingly erratic. (Circulates)
Bugsy by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel was a ruthless mobster who had it all, and then met a woman who wanted more. Their love affair was passionate, tempestuous and ultimately tragic
Elegy ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his state of 'emancipated manhood' thrown into tragic disarray. David is a renowned college professor whose life is turned inside out when he becomes involved in a passionate relationship with Consuela. Consuela is a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher. As their sexual relationship evolves, an incredible love story is born
Lucky number Slevin ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A case of mistaken identity lands down-on-his-luck Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin begins to be under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat. He finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get to them before they get him
Rules of engagement by William Friedkin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colonel Terry Childers is a patriot and war hero until a peacekeeping mission in Yemen runs into trouble. He is court martialled for breaking the rules of engagement by killing unarmed civilians. Childers must fight to clear his name
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Bhanji, Krishna
Bhanji, Krishna Pandit
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