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Gray, Spalding 1941-2004

Overview
Works: 198 works in 448 publications in 4 languages and 13,691 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Historical films  War films  Comedy films  Monologues (Drama)  Biographical films  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Spalding Gray
 
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The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factual account of Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his interpreter, Dith Pran, during the turbulent period when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge. Based on Schanberg's 1980 article for the 'New York Times', entitled "The death and life of Dith Pran."
Beaches by Garry Marshall( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends are reunited in their middle age and one learns she is dying of a fatal disease
Impossible vacation by Spalding Gray( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perpetual malcontent who, in trying to recapture the bliss, innocence, and purity of childhood, seems doomed to find only the opposite
Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays by Nina Shengold( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than 125 monologues by Mamet, Shepard, August Wilson, and others
It's a slippery slope by Spalding Gray( Book )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Within the span of a single year, Spalding Gray marries and divorces one woman, moves in with another who bears him a son, and learns to ski
Swimming to Cambodia( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spalding Gray performs a monologue that mostly recounts his trip to Southeast Asia to create the role of the U.S. Ambassador's aide in the 1984 Oscar-winning film The Killing Fields
Gray's anatomy by Spalding Gray( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eye problem sets Gray off on tour of alternative medecine, including sweat lodges, nutritionists, and the "Elivs Presley of psychic surgeons."
Thornton Wilder's Our town : two historic productions on two DVD( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is the early 20th century, in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, and centers on the Webb and Gibbs families, who live next door to each other. Emily Webb and George Gibbs are two young people who grow up, fall in love with gentle glances and sweet words, get married, and are eventually separated by death. On the surface, there is all this nostalgia, but there are dark currents in Grovers Corners, little ironies and inconsistencies that are often commented on by the Stage Manager, and are embodied in the person of the town drunk, Simon Stimson
Beyond Rangoon by John Boorman( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and German and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young San Francisco widow is swept into a political uprising in Burma after her sister reluctantly drags her on a tour of southeast Asia
And everything is going fine( Visual )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death in 2004 of American theater actor and monologist Spalding Gray, director Steven Soderbergh (Traffic) pieced together a narrative of Gray's life to create the documentary And Everything is Going Fine. Brilliantly and sensitively assembled entirely from footage of Gray, taken from interviews and one-man shows from throughout his career, it is a rich, full portrait, and autobiography of sorts, of a figure who was never less than candid but retained an air of mystery
True stories by David Byrne( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Virgil, Texas, and its eccentric inhabitants which include the bachelor who posts a "wife wanted" sign on his lawn, the world's laziest woman and a precision lawn-mower marching team
King of the hill by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

17 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Underneath: A recovering gambling addict attempts to reconcile with his family and friends but finds trouble and temptation when caught between feelings for his ex-wife and her dangerous hoodlum boyfriend
Gray's anatomy by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comical look at Gray's middle-age angst, with its impending mortality and, in his case, sight distortion in his left eye. After being diagnosed with a rare and mysterious eye condition, Gray recalls his hilarious and obsessive pursuits into alternative healing. His mission takes him on different cultural adventures: to a Native American sweat ceremony involving mass nude encounters in a sweatbox; to a debilitating raw vegetable diet guru; and, most memorably, a trip to the Philippines to try out the "Elvis Presley of psychic surgeons."
How high( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silas and Jamal are buddies who enjoy smoking voluminous amounts of marijuana. They end up in the possession of some magical weed that enhances their brainpower during college entrance exams, thus enabling them to enter that esteemed institution of learning, Harvard University. Once firmly ensconced in the halls of academia, however, the pals run out of their supernatural supply and are forced to get creative in the pursuit of an Ivy League degree
In search of the Monkey Girl by Randal Levenson( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara's heart( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clara Mayfield, a Jamaican housekeeper, enters the Harts' luxurious suburban Baltimore home as an interloper, but her unshakable dignity and bounteous humor act like sunshine on the tight bud of David's soul. He flowers under her care and even fashions his speech after hers
Buckminster Fuller : thinking out loud( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retrospective look at the life & work of the innovative & controversial thinker Buckminster Fuller. Includes excerpts from his writings & archival footage of interviews
Thornton Wilder's Our town( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Thornton Wilder's play about the residents of Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, during the early years of the 20th century
Drunks( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a small group of people who meet to share coffee and laughs along with their stories of recovery
Spalding Gray's Monster in a box( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary monologist Spalding Gray takes you on an unforgettable and often hilarious journey through the pitfalls of the creative mind in this brilliant follow-up to his critical and audience favorite, 'Swimming to Cambodia.'
 
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Moving parts : monologues from contemporary plays
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Impossible vacationMoving parts : monologues from contemporary playsIt's a slippery slopeGray's anatomyBeyond RangoonGray's anatomyHow highClara's heart
Alternative Names
Alexander, Victor 1941-2004

Carson, Rick 1941-2004

Gray, Spalding, 1941-

Gray, Spalding Rockwell 1941-2004

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