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Murphy, Michael 1938-

Works: 183 works in 575 publications in 8 languages and 28,579 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Television plays  Biography  Television adaptations  Motion pictures  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Contributor, Director, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michael Murphy
Manhattan by Woody Allen ( Visual )
112 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isaac Davis is a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17-year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The history of blacks in the South as seen through the eyes of a 110-year-old former slave. Based on the novel by Ernest J. Gaines
Away from her by Sarah Polley ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness
White House down by Tatum ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Capitol policeman John Cale ... has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer. ... Not wanting to let down his little girl with the news, he takes her on a tour of the WHite House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter and the country"--Container
Batman by Sam Hamm ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Batman must face the Penguin and Catwoman in this nightmarish tale
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2000 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guy Hamilton, an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment, is befriended by a Eurasian cameraman, Billy Kwan, with connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to Indonesian Communist Party leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities on the eve of a major political upheaval
Depression out of the shadows ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Tells the dramatic stories of people of different ages, from diverse backgrounds, who live with various forms of depression. Leading mental health experts highlight the latest scientific research and innovative treatments, offering greater understanding and hope for the millions of people living with this complex, but treatable, disease." --Container
McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charismatic but dumb John McCabe arrives in a turn-of-the-century Pacific Northwest town to set up a whorehouse/tavern. Shrewd Mrs. Miller, a professional madam, arrives soon after construction begins. She offers to help McCabe run his business and the whorehouse thrives. McCabe and Mrs. Miller draw closer, despite their conflicting intelligences and philosophies. Soon, however, the mining deposits in the town attract the attention of a major corporation, which wants to buy out McCabe along with the rest. His decision has major repercussions for him, Mrs. Miller, and the town
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four red plaid traveling cases-- one of each belonging to a befuddled Iowa musicologist, a strange but bright young woman, a rich matron and a suspicious fellow-- are mixed up at a San Francisco hotel, with hilarious results
Triangle fire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fire that tore through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City on March 25, 1911, was the gruesome culmination of years of unrest in America's most profitable manufacturing industry. Two years earlier, led by a spontaneous walkout in the same factory, twenty thousand garment workers, in the largest women's strike in American history, took to the streets of New York to protest working conditions. They gained the support of both progressives and leading women in New York's society
Salvador by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1980, Richard Boyle, a veteran war photographer whose career needs a boost, heads for El Salvador to cover the civil war there. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. After the murder of Archbishop Romero, the rape and murder of an American nurse and three nuns, and the death of a fellow journalist, Boyle attempts to escape El Salvador with his Salvadorean girlfriend Maria and her family
The hidden epidemic heart disease in America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines heart disease, the number one killer in America and one of the nation's greatest health challenges for both men and women. Presents personal stories that showcase the scientific advances that are transforming the field of cardiology and the effect these changes will have on people stricken with heart disease. Includes a discussion hosted by Larry King in which medical experts and physicians present strategies and practical tactics for improving heart health
Transcontinental railroad ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On May 10, 1869, at Promontory Summit, Utah, a boisterous crowd gathered to witness the completion of one of the greatest engineering feats of the 19th century: the building of the transcontinental railroad. The electrifying moment--the realization of a dream first pursued by a farsighted and determined engineer decades earlier--marked the culmination of six years of grueling work. Peopled by the ingenious entrepreneurs whose unscrupulous financing got the line laid, the brilliant engineers who charted the railroad's course and hurdled the geological obstacles in its way, the armies of workers who labored relentlessly on the enterprise, and the Native Americans whose lives were destroyed in its wake, this film presents a remarkable story of greed, innovation, and gritty determination. It reveals both why the railroad was built and how it would shape the nation, while shedding light on the politics and culture of mid-nineteenth century America
Live from Baghdad ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1990, CNN was a 24-hour news network in search of a 24-hour story. They were about to find it in Baghdad. Up against the three big networks, Wiener, a veteran producer, along with his longtime producing partner and their team of rebels with a cause, take the biggest risks to get the biggest stories - unlike their rivals - live at a moment's notice
The front by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Howard Price, a restaurant cashier, poses as a writer so that blacklisted authors can submit their work through him, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand when he is forced to testify at an investigative congressional committee hearing
Panama Canal ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On August 15th, 1914, the Panama Canal opened, connecting the world's two largest oceans and signaling America's emergence as a global superpower. This film, using an extraordinary archive of photographs and footage, interviews with canal workers, and firsthand accounts of life in the Canal Zone, unravels the remarkable story of one of the world's most significant technological achievements
The gold rush ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the end of 1853, San Francisco was a city on the move. It had twelve daily newspapers, nine insurance companies, consulates of twenty-seven foreign governments, and six-story buildings where sand dunes once stood. A few years earlier, San Francisco was just a sleepy little town. But the sight of gold in the rushing waters of the American River sent a ripple around the world and set the stage for an event that would forever change a city, a fledgling state, and the nation. Incorporating rare and exquisite daguerreotypes and original recreations, this film offers a vivid portrait of a seminal event in American's history
China rises ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
China Rises is a look at this rapidly developing economic power, from a factory to a pop concert and an Olympic volleyball court to the red carpet at the Shanghai Film Festival
Silver City by John Sayles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A private detective is hired to determine the identity of a corpse discovered during the filming of a political commercial. Along the way, he discovers a complex web of influence and corruption, involving high-stakes lobbyists, media conglomerates, environmental plunderers, and undocumented migrant workers
Julia! America's favorite chef ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The life and legacy of Julia Child is remembered and celebrated in this special program. The film tells two love stories: one between Julia and Paul Child, the other between Julia and French food. It includes photos never before seen
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Murphy, Michael George, 1938-
Murphy, Mike 1938-