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Sayles, John 1950-

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Most widely held works by John Sayles
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )

40 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
The secret of Roan Inish by John Sayles( Visual )

35 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical tale of a girl whose search for her missing brother brings an Irish legend to life
Eight Men Out by Sanford/Pillsbury( Visual )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the real-life scandal of the 1919 World Series, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them
Lone star by John Sayles( Visual )

75 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unsolved murder in a Texas border town uncovers a tale of corruption, intrigue, and forbidden love
Matewan by John Sayles( Visual )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A labor leader seeking to organize the workers of a company town sets off a powderkeg of racial hostility, corruption and betrayal in this tale of the bitter clash between unionist miners and the tyrannical coal company owners in West Virginia in the 1920's
A moment in the sun : a novel by John Sayles( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1897, gold has been discovered in the Yukon. New York is under the sway of Hearst and Pulitzer. And in a few months, an American battleship will explode in a Cuban harbor, plunging the U.S. into war. This is the story of that extraordinary moment: the turn of the twentieth century, as seen by one of our greatest storytellers of all time ... 'A Moment in the Sun' takes the whole era in its sights--from the white-racist coup in Wilmington, North Carolina to the bloody dawn of U.S. interventionism overseas. Beginning with Hod Brackenridge searching for his fortune in the North, and hurtling forward across five years and half a dozen countries ... this is a story as big as its subject: history rediscovered through the lives of the people who made it happen."--Page 4 of cover
Harlan County U.S.A. by Barbara Kopple( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the 1973 Harlan County, Kentucky coal miners' strike against the operators of the Brookside mine and the Duke Power Company, which resulted from the company's refusal to honor the national contract of the United Mine Workers of America when the miners joined the union
Los gusanos : a novel by John Sayles( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1981 Miami, exiled Cuban Marta de la Pena is beautiful, religious and obsessed with conquering Cuba via an odd assortment of would-be guerrillas. As the story unfolds, Marta's family story comes to light, where her father Scipio lives through the sweep of Cuban history toward Castro's revolution and the flight of the family to the United States. Marta remembers the death of her brother Ambrosio, who was killed in the ill-fated Bay of Pigs invasion 20 years earlier Now Scipio is a mute, ill relic of his former violent self and Marta's brother Blas becomes a simple criminal where he could have been a revolutionary. Marta is determined to claim revenge
Passion fish by Mary Sayles( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an auto accident leaves her paralyzed, ex-soap opera star May-Alice Culhane returns to her now-empty family home in the bayous of Louisiana where she proceeds to drive away a succession of nurses-- until Chantelle. May-Alice and Chantelle form an unlikely friendship, and explore the bayou, as well as the murkier aspects of men, romance, and family
The brother from another planet by John Sayles( Visual )

32 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sayles takes a fresh look at our society through the eyes of a black extraterrestrial who crash-lands on Earth--in Harlem--and is taken in by the regulars of a local bar. The alien changes everyone he meets on his original and eye-opening journey through the streets of urban America. But can his message of brotherly love resonate with the intergalactic bounty hunters trying to track him down?"--Container
Thinking in pictures : the making of the movie Matewan by John Sayles( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What choices{u2014}creative, practical, and technical{u2014}make a movie what it is? Here a gifted writer and filmmaker takes us behind the camera and provides a full description of the movie-making process. When John Sayles turned from writing fiction to making movies, he did so with little help from Hollywood: Return of the Secaucus Seven, Sayles's first movie as director and writer, was produced with $60,000 of his own money. Many films later, he still works outside the studio system and guides every phase of his productions. Now Sayles has written an illuminating book about the complex choices that lie at the heart of every movie. Using the making of his film Matewan as an example, he offers chapters on screenwriting, directing, editing, sound, and more. Photographs, sketches, and the complete shooting script illustrate this engaging account of how Sayles's curiosity about a coal miners' strike in the town of Matewan, West Virginia, became a screenplay{u2014}and then a movie
Union dues : a novel by John Sayles( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is Boston, Fall 1969. Radical groups plot revolution, runaway kids prowl the streets, cops are at their wits end, and work is hard to get, even for hookers. Hobie McNutt, a seventeen year old runaway from West Virginia drifts into a commune of young revolutionaries. It's a warm, dry place, and the girls are very available. But Hobie becomes involved in an increasingly vicious struggle for power in the group, and in the mounting violence of their political actions. His father Hunter, who has been involved in a brave and dangerous campaign to unseat a corrupt union president in the coal miners union, leaves West Virginia to hunt for his runaway son. To make ends meet, he takes day-labor jobs in order to survive while searching for him. Living parallel lives, their destinies ultimately movingly collide in this sprawling classic of radicalism across the generations
Men with guns = Los hombres armados by John Sayles( Visual )

27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly physician who trains young people to provide health care to the poor people of a agricultural country finds out that many of his former students are being killed. He goes there to find out why these men with guns are killing anyone they want
Sunshine state by Jane Alexander( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a richly diverse town on a sleepy Florida island threatened by real estate developers
The Clan of the Cave Bear( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Cro-Magnon woman orphaned as a child and raised by a group of Neanderthals. Separated from her people by a calamitous earthquake, Ayla (Daryl Hannah) lives with a less-developed, male-dominated Neanderthal clan. She's different in appearance, in resourcefulness, in her uncommon defiance of social taboos. And from these differences arise conflicts that underscore the Cro-Magnons' evolutionary ascendancy and the Neanderthals' mysterious disappearance from the earth
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Severely traumatized by a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White takes time off at a secluded retreat called 'the Colony.' But when, after nights of being tormented by bestial, bloodcurdling cries, Karen ventures into the woods seeking answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life-- but for her soul!"--Container
Casa de los babys by John Sayles( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six women -- dreamy Eileen, abrasive Nan, athletic Skipper, brusque Leslie, vivacious Jennifer and patient Gayle -- are staying at a hotel in South America, run by Señora Muñoz. Fed up with the long delays of the adoption system in the United States, they are passing the days waiting to adopt local children to bring home with them
Honeydripper( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s rural Alabama, Tyrone "Pine Top" Purvis, the owner of the Honeydripper Lounge, is deep in debt fighting a rival club's popularity. Desperate to stay open, Tyrone decides to bet on famous talent, laying off his regular performers and giving his last cash to bring in the popular Guitar Sam, for a one-night-only gig. But when the train arrives and Guitar Sam is nowhere to be found, Tyrone finds himself facing even longer odds yet
Full measure : modern short stories on aging by Dorothy Sennett( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lord of the rings : the art of The fellowship of the ring by Gary Russell( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring everything from pencil sketches to the finished objects, this book gives detailed descriptions of why and how this groundbreaking film looks as exciting as it does. The millions of fans dazzled by the results will find here everything they want to know about the genesis and evolution of the movieUs incredible look. Illustrations
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Lone star
Lone starMatewanA moment in the sun : a novelLos gusanos : a novelPassion fishThinking in pictures : the making of the movie MatewanUnion dues : a novelSunshine state
Alternative Names
John Sayles acteur américain

John Sayles Amerikaans acteur

John Sayles director de cine estadounidense

John Sayles regista, sceneggiatore e montatore statunitense

John Sayles US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent und Schauspieler

Sayles, John

Sayles, John Thomas

Sayles, John Thomas 1950-

Джон Сейлс

Сейлз, Джон 1950-

Сэйлз, Джон 1950-

ג'ון סיילס במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

جان سایلس فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

세일즈, 존 1950-


セイルズ, ジョン