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Murphy, Michael 1938-

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Most widely held works by Michael Murphy
Manhattan by Woody Allen( Visual )

137 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the relationships of Isaac Davis, a successful New York television comedy writer, aged 42, with a variety of other New Yorkers: his mistress, Tracy, his ex-wife, Jill, his best friend, Yale, Yale's wife, Emily, and Yale's lover, Mary
The autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman by Ernest J Gaines( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the long life of Miss Jane Pittman, who began her life as a slave in the South and who marched for her civil rights in the 20th century at the age of 110
Away from Her by Sarah Polley( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,895 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
Batman by Tim Burton( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces a warped and deformed individual known as Penguin, who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping Peguin become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. However, earlier, Selina Kyle, Max's secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, while deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman
White House down by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,507 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
McCabe & Mrs. Miller by Robert Altman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,359 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
The year of living dangerously by Peter Weir( Visual )

22 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,262 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
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

7 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered man from Iowa travels to San Francisco for a convention and ends up in a screwball situation in which he must recover four identical bags
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed."--Back of container
Triangle fire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 784 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 )

51 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 768 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
Transcontinental railroad( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 702 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
Panama Canal by George Kish( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 662 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
Julia! : America's favorite chef( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 660 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
Silicon Valley by Artist Not Provided( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SILICON VALLEY tells the story of the pioneering scientists who transformed rural Santa Clara County into the hub of technological ingenuity we now know as Silicon Valley. The film spotlights the creativity of the young men who founded Fairchild Semiconductor and in particular the brilliant, charismatic young physicist Robert Noyce. Their radical innovations would include the integrated circuit that helped make the United States a leader in both space exploration and the personal computer revolution, transforming the way the world works, plays and communicates, making possible everything from the Apollo program to smart phones, from pacemakers to microwaves
Jesse James( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and the legend of the infamous outlaw Jesse James. Looks at his formative years in a Southern household dependent on slave labor and as a member of a vicious band of Missouri guerrillas during the Civil War. Describes his life as a violent criminal, as he and his gang moved on to robbing banks, stagecoaches, and railroads in the post-war era. Relates how James was eventually killed when one of his own gang members shot him in the back for the bounty on his head
Live from Baghdad by Michael Keaton( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 567 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
China rises( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 562 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
Edison( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary about Thomas Edison that explores the complex alchemy that accounts for the enduring celebrity of America's most famous inventor. It offers new perspectives on the man and his milieu, and illuminates not only the true nature of invention, but its role in turn-of-the-century America's rush into the future
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Alternative Names
Michael Murphy acteur

Michael Murphy acteur américain

Michael Murphy attore statunitense

Michael Murphy pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Michael Murphy US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Michael Murphy yhdysvaltalainen elokuva- ja televisionäyttelijä

Murphy, Michael George 1938-

Murphy, Mike 1938-

Μάικλ Μέρφι

Майкл Мёрфи

Майкъл Мърфи

מייקל מרפי

מייקל מרפי שחקן אמריקאי

مايكل ميرفي

مایکل مورفی (بازیگر) بازیگر آمریکایی

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BatmanThe year of living dangerouslyWhat's up, doc?