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Broyles, William Jr 1944-

Works: 212 works in 891 publications in 14 languages and 26,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Children's films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Animated films  Dystopian films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Creator, Author, Scenarist, Scribe, Bibliographic antecedent, Speaker, Contributor, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William Broyles
Most widely held works by William Broyles
Apollo 13 by Ron Howard( Visual )

105 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 3,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stranded 205,000 miles from Earth in a crippled spacecraft, astronauts Jim Lovell, Fred Haise, and Jack Swigert fight a desperate battle to survive. Meanwhile, at Mission Control, astronaut Ken Mattingly, flight director Gene Kranz and a heroic ground crew race against time, and the odds, to bring them home"--Container
The Polar Express by Tom Hanks( Visual )

47 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe
Letters from Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

74 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and of their lives during war
Cast away by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

97 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Noland is a FedEx systems engineer whose personal and professional life are ruled by the clock. His fast-paced career takes him to many different locations, causing him to be away from his girlfriend Kelly. Chuck's life is abruptly changed when, after a plane crash, he becomes stranded on a remote island. Now, stripped of the conveniences of everyday life, he first must meet the basic needs of survival, including water, food and shelter. Chuck, who is the consummate problem solver, eventually figures out how to sustain himself physically. After four years, fate gives Chuck a chance to fight his way back to civilization. He does so, but only to find an unexpected emotional challenge greater than all the earlier physical ones. His ability to persevere and to hope are a product of his life-changing experience
Planet of the apes by Tim Burton( Visual )

87 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remake of the original film, after an astronaut crash-lands on an uncharted planet he finds himself at odds with a society in which apes are the rulers-- and humans are little more than slaves
Jarhead by Sam Mendes( Visual )

43 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthony 'Swoff' Swofford is a third-generation enlistee who goes from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty. He sports a sniper's rifle and a hundred-pound ruck on his back through the Middle East deserts. He lives with no cover from the intolerable heat and the potential threat from Iraqi soldiers. Swoff and his fellow Marines sustain themselves with sardonic humanity and wicked comedy on the blazing desert fields in a country they don't understand, against an enemy they can't see, for a cause they don't fully fathom. Marine lifer, Sergeant Sykes, who is in charge of Swoff's scout and sniper platoon. Troy is Swoff's friend and mentor
Unfaithful by Adrian Lyne( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a chance encounter with a sexy stranger erupts into a full-blown affair, passion becomes obsession, and the true price of betrayal takes a shattering toll
Entrapment by Jon Amiel( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a priceless painting is stolen, an insurance investigator goes undercover and works her way into the confidence of the master thief suspected of committing the heist. Together they attempt the biggest take of all time
The magic journey by Tracey West( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus
The journey begins by Kitty Richards( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy who is eagerly awaiting a visit from Santa Claus accepts a ride on a magical train headed for the North Pole
China Beach( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center--this outpost of craziness and compassion introduces us to the Vietnam War through the eyes of the women who served there"--Container
Trip to the North Pole by Ellen Weiss( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Christmas eve, a young boy joins some other children on a magical train ride to the North Pole
China Beach by Dana Delany( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center--this outpost of craziness and compassion introduces us to the Vietnam War through the eyes of the women who served there"--Container
Six( Visual )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six follows members of Navy SEAL Team Six, modern American warriors whose mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry when they uncover a U.S. citizen working with the terrorists. Inspired by real missions, the series authentically captures the inside world of America's elite special operations unit, what these SEALs do, their personal lives, combat, and the life-and-death decisions they make
Planet of the Apes by William T Quick( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China Beach( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center--this outpost of craziness and compassion introduces us to the Vietnam War through the eyes of the women who served there"--Container
China Beach( Visual )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part EVAC hospital, part USO entertainment center--this outpost of craziness and compassion introduces us to the Vietnam War through the eyes of the women who served there"--Container
Apollo 13 by Brent Furnas( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navertelling van de film over de ruimtevlucht in april 1970, die bijna eindigde in een ramp. Eenvoudige uitgave voor scholieren
Cast away : the shooting script by William Broyles( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of the Enemy by Sam Keen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As relevant today as when it was first released, Faces of the enemy follows social psychologist Sam Keen as he unmasks how individuals and nations dehumanize their enemies to justify the inhumanity of war. Using archival news footage, public service announcements, and editorial cartoons, Keen unveils the same frightening pattern in conflict after conflict - World War II, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, Islamic and Christian Fundamentalism - and prefigures the current War on Terrorism. First we identify ourselves as victims. Then we blame, demonize and finally dehumanize our adversaries, rationalizing our murder of other human beings. Faces of the enemy contends that before a drop of blood is spilled we must 'think each other to death.' It is a story replayed on the nightly news, in Islamic Fundamentalists' characterization of the West as the 'Great Satan' and our own stereotyping of Muslims as terrorists. In a revealing examination of the images and iconography of war Keen interviews the nation's leading editorial cartoonists. They discuss how they use an almost universal language of stereotypes and prejudices to tap into readers' most visceral emotions. In a chilling example of the psychological roots of enmity, we meet David Rice, an unemployed welder now an inmate on Death Row. Influenced by far-right propaganda, Rice decided communism was responsible for his personal problems. He bludgeoned to death a family of four whom he (mistakenly) thought were communists. He remains without remorse regarding them as 'collateral damage' in a war against the Evil Empire. The Christian Fundamentalist leaders who inspired Rice are only too happy to explain that they are in a holy war against communists and any non-believers. By contrast, William Broyles, a Viet Nam veteran and author, returned after the war to personalize the individuals who had been his enemies' to humanize the abstractions. He explains how racist terms and images can be used to turn human beings into monsters. These epithets and images extend the circumstances of war into terrible brutality. But he also explains how we can move beyond these dehumanizing thoughts and seek out the humanity of others. Psychologists Robert Lifton and Steven Kull explain how war and artificial enemies provide people with the moral and mental certainties they crave, giving them a sense of purpose in a sometimes-ambiguous world. Mythologist Joseph Campbell, providing a note of hope, suggests that underneath the mask of the enemy we ultimately recognize ourselves. This, Campbell further contends, may be the origin of compassion, brotherhood and altruism, in other words the inverse of war. California Newsreel is proud to re-release this important film for the first time on DVD with special commentary by Bill Jersey and Sam Keen. Particularly relevant is a complimentary supplement (available only on DVD to those purchasing an institutional version), illuminating complexities in the media and military worlds of today's conflicts in the Middle East. Also available on videocassette, this is a film who's urgent message needs to be heard now more than ever
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Broyles, Bill 1944-

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Broyles, William D. 1944-

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