WorldCat Identities

Stapleton, Oliver

Works: 185 works in 447 publications in 6 languages and 8,395 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Crime films  Independent films  Historical films  History 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Scenarist, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Oliver Stapleton
The proposal by Anne Fletcher( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-powered book editor Maggie is everyone's worst nightmare: ruthless, driven, and tactless. When she finds herself faced with deportation back to Canada, she coerces her much younger assistant into marrying her. However, when the government becomes suspicious, they embark upon a charade in order to make the marriage seem legitimate
The shipping news by Lasse Hallstrm( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the local newspaper finds an audience, and his experiences in the town begin to change his life
State and Main( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save money on production costs, a movie production crew moves into a small town in Vermont. The crew soon discovers that their much needed "prop" has burned down, the star can't keep his pants zipped, the starlet won't take off her top and the locals want a piece of the action
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set within the Asian community in London, My Beautiful Launderette is an unusual love story concerned with identity and entrepreneurial spirit during the Thatcher years. Omar takes over the running of his wheeler-dealer uncle's launderette with the intention of turning it into a glittering palace of commercial success. When he employs childhood friend and ex-National Front member Johnny they become lovers as well as working partners. However complications soon ensue as the anger of Johnny's deserted gang begins to build and Omar is forced to face increasingly difficult family issues. [c.f. Cover notes]
Ned Kelly by Gregor Jordan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Irish immigrant Ned Kelly is sentenced to three years in prison for stealing horse. After his release, he finds work tending to horses owned by Richard Cook, whose wife becomes interested in Ned. Fitzpatrick, is a police officer interested in Ned's sister Kate. When she refuses his advances, Fitzpatrick steals the family's animals. Not being able to go straight, Ned goes on the run and steals from a string of banks to support himself and his gang
One fine day by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two single parents are inadvertently thrown together for one chaotic day -- and love, of course, blooms
Birthday girl( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un grigio impiegato di banca cerca moglie su Internet, sceglie una russa, che però non conosce una parola d'inglese. Tra lunghi silenzi e notti appassionate si arriva al compleanno della ragazza... è il momento in cui la vita del bancario cambia drasticamente direzione ... (Musicafilm)
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and French and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Kansas City by Robert Altman( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas city, 1934: alla vigilia delle elezioni (truccate dai democratici) il truffatore bianco Johnny O'Hara viene fatto prigioniero dal boss nero Seldom Seen, che vuole vendicarsi di un suo furto. Per cercare di liberarlo sua moglie rapisce Carolyn Stilton, moglie drogata di un potente consulente di Roosvelt, di cui vuole sfruttare le conoscenze della mala. (Mereghetti)
Pay it forward by Leslie Dixon( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A boy creates a scheme which involves helping three people who must each help three people and so on. His plan actually works, though not in the way he anticipated, and not until his own world is forever changed for better and worse
Absolute beginners by Julien Temple( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical drama set in London, 1958. Film portrays lower class youths emerging from post-war privations and struggling to achieve mobility in the face of withering class, racial and economic barriers
The designated mourner( Visual )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in an unnamed repressive country, possibly in the near future, a married couple and the wife's father discuss, directly with the audience, their lives and the death of culture
William Shakespeare's A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and magic. Shakespeare's romantic comedy is brought to life
Cookie by Susan Seidelman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dino Capisco has just finished thirteen years in prison. Dino wants to get out of jail, settle some old scores, and make up for lost time with his daughter, Cookie. Dino decides that the best way to get to know Cookie is to hire her as his chauffeur. With her ears attuned to the conspiracies floating around Dino, she quickly discovers that her father's old crony has been swindling him and that Dino's life is in jeopardy
Buffalo soldiers by Robert O'Connor( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crooked U.S. soldiers are stationed on an American Army base in West Germany during the waning days of the cold war. Special Fourth Class Elwood guards against the Soviets while on duty, and rips off the U.S. military while off duty. Elwood runs a profitable black-market business that operates just below the official radar. One day, he and his gang uncover some loot that will land them some real money - high-tech military weaponry. As they try to quietly offload the stuff, the new sergeant catches on to the nefarious deeds and sets out to put him out of business
The grifters by Stephen Frears( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Dillon (John Cusack) est un escroc de petite envergure. Blessé par un barman lors d'une bagarre, il se retrouve à l'hôpital entouré de sa mère Lilly (Anjelica Huston) et de sa petite amie Myra (Annette Bening). Cette rencontre explosive entre les deux femmes aura des conséquences aussi tragiques qu'inattendues
Let him have it( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the gritty, post-war world of 1950s London, slow-witted teenager Derek Bentley falls in with a group of petty criminals who have a fondness for American gangster movies. When a robbery turns to murder, Derek finds himself facing the death sentence for a crime he didn't commit. This film dramatizes the real-life case which shook England's faith in capital punishment
The van by Stephen Frears( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bimbo is brokenhearted at being laid off. His best friend Larry hasn't held down a job in ages. During World Cup fever these two fast friends cook up a get-quick-rich scheme that may be a dream come true or a living nightmare -- Container
An unfinished life by Lasse Hallstrm( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Einar is a crusty old rancher who does what he can to hold onto his Wyoming ranch. It's been a struggle for years; his son was killed in a car crash, his wife left him, and his longtime friend and helper, Mitch was recently mauled by a bear. Now, Einar has to care for Mitch and help him recover. Jean and her daughter, Griff, have to leave Jean's current abusive boyfriend. The only place they can go is the ranch of Griff's grandfather, Einar, who only learns of his granddaughter's existence upon their arrival
Las Normas de la casa de la sidra by Lasse Hallstrm( Visual )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer Wells ha pasado prácticamente toda su vida en el estado rural de Maine, tras los muros del orfanato St. Cloud, dirigido por Dr. Larch. Homer podría ser su sucesor, pero siente la imperiosa necesidad de salir de allí y conocer el mundo que le rodea. Es entonces, trabajando en el manzanar, cuando se enamorará de la bella Candy y aprenderá de forma indeleble algunas lecciones sobre la vida, el amor y la familia
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.08 for The propos ... to 0.98 for Las Normas ...)

My beautiful laundrette
Alternative Names
Oliver Stapleton britischer Kameramann

Oliver Stapleton direttore della fotografia britannico

Оливер Степлтон


Prick up your earsThe designated mourner