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Broyles, William Jr 1944-

Works: 189 works in 795 publications in 14 languages and 25,513 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Children's films  Animated films  Science fiction films  Fantasy films  Historical films  Dystopian films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Creator, Author, Scenarist, Composer, Speaker, Contributor, Scribe
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 )

95 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It had been less than a year since the first man walked on the Moon, but to the American public, Apollo 13 was just another "routine" space flight. That is until the words pierced the immense void of space: "Houston, we have a problem." Stranded in a crippled spacecraft 205,000 miles from Earth, 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 the efforts of a heroic ground crew race against time -- and the odds -- to bring the men home
The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg( Visual )

41 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 3,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

67 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,288 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 )

92 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer, finds his ruled-by-the-clock existence ended when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun
Planet of the apes by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

68 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a remake of the original 1968 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
Unfaithful by Adrian Lyne( Visual )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,537 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
Jarhead by Sam Mendes( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,468 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
Entrapment by Inc Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When master art thief Robert "Mac" Mac-Dougall becomes entrapped in insurance investigator Gin Baker's game of international intrigue, the stage is set for the largest heist and biggest police sting in history
The magic journey by Tracey West( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 488 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 )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 443 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 341 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 )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 337 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 )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 308 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
Planet of the Apes by William T Quick( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China Beach( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 247 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 )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 224 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 )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 215 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
Apollo 13 by Jim Lovell( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and German and held by 187 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 )

3 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 105 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-

Broyles, Bill 1944 October 8-

Broyles, William D. 1944-

Broyles, William Dodson.

Broyles, William Dodson "Bill".

Broyles, William Jr

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William Broyles, Jr. Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

William Broyles, Jr. guionista estadounidense

William Broyles Jr. scénariste américain

William Broyles Jr sceneggiatore statunitense

William Broyles junior US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

William Broyles sceneggiatore statunitense

Уильям Бройлес

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