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Stapleton, Oliver

Works: 188 works in 436 publications in 6 languages and 8,106 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Musical settings  Biography  Romantic comedy films  Film and video adaptations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films 
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 1,816 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 Hallström( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A typesetter 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 877 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 )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
Ned Kelly by Gregor Jordan( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 633 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 )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film is about a hectic day that gradually transforms the mutual antagonism between two single working parents - a feisty architect (Michelle Pfeiffer) with a son, and a snide political columnist (George Clooney) with a daughter - into love
Birthday girl ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Internet love connections and mail-order brides rarely ever work out, and John should have known. Having never been lucky in love and tired of waiting for the perfect woman to come along, John decides to take his chances and orders a mail-order bride from Russia. At first, things seem perfect even though Nadia doesn't speak much English. But when Nadia's 'cousins' unexpectedly arrive to celebrate her birthday, John is drawn into their web of corruption and crime
Kansas City by Robert Altman( Visual )
18 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1934 Kansas City, the mob plays the town as smoothly as a jazz riff. When a man is grabbed by gangsters out for revenge, his girlfriend kidnaps a wealthy woman to hold as leverage for his return
Pay it forward by Leslie Dixon( Visual )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Troubled by his mother's alcoholism and fears of his abusive but absent father, Trevor, is caught up by an intriguing assignment from his new social studies teacher. He has to think of something to change the world and put it into action. Trevor's idea is to pay a favor forward--repaying good deeds done to three new people. Trevor's efforts to make good on his idea bring a revolution not only in the lives of himself, his mother and his physically and emotionally scarred teacher, but in those of an ever-widening circle of people completely unknown to him
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 99 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
A Midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, feuding fairies, and a love potion all come together in an enchanted forest, the result is merriment and magic
Cookie by Susan Seidelman( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 71 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 )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2012 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
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
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 grifters by Stephen Frears( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and German and held by 45 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
The van by Stephen Frears( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 32 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 Hallström( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Las Normas de la casa de la sidra ( 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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