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Murphy, Michael 1938-

Works: 173 works in 526 publications in 8 languages and 27,342 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Television plays  Television adaptations  Motion pictures  Fiction  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Narrator, Actor, Performer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michael Murphy
Manhattan by Woody Allen ( Visual )
103 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,121 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 )
15 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 1,885 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 )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happily married couple comes to terms with one of them developing Alzheimer's disease
The year of living dangerously by Prod Co: McElroy & McElroy Production ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guy Hamilton is an ambitious Australian reporter on his first overseas assignment and is befriended by a short Eurasian cameraman with connections in high places. Hamilton soon gains an entree to the rebel leaders, as well as insight into Jakarta's grim realities
Depression out of the shadows by McPhee. ; (Production personnel); (Director); (Author) ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,101 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 )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,012 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 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Judy, who is bright but a little strange, and Howard, a befuddled Iowa musicologist, meet in a San Francisco hotel. The only thing they have in common is their red plaid travelling cases (his holds rocks; hers, lingerie). Identical cases are owned by two of the hotel's other guests. Mrs. Van Hoskins keeps hers stuffed with jewelry, and Mr. Smith's holds a batch of top secret government documents. When the bags are mixed up, the result is chaos of the highest and most hilarious order
Batman by Tim Burton ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 790 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
Salvador by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 696 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
Triangle fire ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 693 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 took to the streets of New York to protest working conditions in the largest women's strike in American history. They gained the support of both progressives and leading women in New York's society
The hidden epidemic heart disease in America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 622 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 607 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 584 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
Jesse James ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 574 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
The front by Martin Ritt ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 539 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
China rises ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 527 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
Panama Canal ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 525 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
Silver City by John Sayles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 520 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
The gold rush ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 519 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
Julia! America's favorite chef ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 498 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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Alternative Names
Murphy, Mike 1938-