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Burstyn, Ellen 1932-

Works: 432 works in 1,247 publications in 6 languages and 40,850 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies  Christian films  Comedy films  Horror films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Speaker, Performer, Interviewee, Commentator, Recipient, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The exorcist by William Friedkin ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Andrew Marcus ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like mother, like daughter. Neither a hard-as-nails New York playwright nor her flaky Louisiana mother will take the necessary steps to mend their long-time rift. No, this is a job for the Sisterhood, sworn life-long friends who stage an outlandish "intervention" to bring daughter and mother back together again
Requiem for a dream by Darren Aronofsky ( Visual )
75 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry and his best friend, Tyrone, are impoverished heroin addicts living in Coney Island, NY. Harry's girlfriend, Marion, is a fellow addict trying to distance herself from her wealthy father. Harry's mother, Sara, spends her days watching television and wants to lose weight to go on a game show. She visits a sleazy doctor who prescribes her amphetamines and soon Sara has a drug habit of her own
W by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life of the 43rd president of the United States, from his beginnings as a privileged alcoholic to his becoming a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. How Christianity turned his life around, how he met and married his wife, and the days before his decision to declare war on Iraq are featured
The last picture show by Peter Bogdanovich ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of teenagers in a small Texas town just prior to the hero leaving for Korea and the closing of the town's movie theater
The five people you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This NY Times best seller by Mitch Albom is brought to life by an award-winning cast. It explores the unexpected mysteries of the afterlife by reminding us what really matters here on Earth
The fountain by Hugh Jackman ( Visual )
28 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Through time and space, one man embarks on a bold 1000-year odyssey to defeat humankind's most indomitable foe: Death"--Container
Alice doesn't live here anymore by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice Hyatt's husband dies accidentally, leaving her to care for their son, Tommy. Unskilled, Alice decides to return to Monterey, California, where she was once a singer. Because she is short of funds, she must work her way there. They encounter difficult situations along the way and a rancher, David Barrie
The mighty Macs ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early '70s, Cathy Rush became the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team had no gym or uniforms, and the school was in danger of being sold, Coach Rush steered her girls to their first national championship
How to make an American quilt by Jocelyn Moorhouse ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 1,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that have shaped their lives
The Spitfire Grill by Lee David Zlotoff ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young woman who has just been released from prison after serving five years for manslaughter takes a job in the only restaurant in a small Maine town and works to gain the trust of the townspeople
The Baby-sitters Club ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pre-teen girls with their own babysitting business explore growing up in small town Connecticut
The wicker man by Robin Hardy ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Edward Malus is a California police officer who takes a leave of absence after witnessing a tragedy on the job. Taking pills to soothe the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder, Edward receives a letter from his ex-fiance, Willow, requesting his assistance in finding her missing child. She asks him come to Summerisle, a small island off the coast of Puget Sound, and help her find her daughter, Rowan. When Edward starts investigating Rowan's disappearance, he hears different stories depending on who he speaks to. He hears that Rowan is either not Willow's daughter, she may be nonexistent, dead, or soon to die. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception
The Velveteen rabbit all you need to do is believe ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A courageous velveteen rabbit with dreams of becoming a real rabbit someday helps a young boy to win the affections of his strict grandmother and unapproachable father
Walking across Egypt by Arthur Allan; Burstyn, Ellen; Thomas, Jonathan Taylor; Hamill, Mark Seidelman ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wesley, a juvenile delinquent, is back in trouble for grand theft auto. Mattie Rigsbee opens her home to the boy, but he sees her as an easy mark
When a man loves a woman by Luis Mandoki ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and German and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
Follow the river by Ellen Burstyn ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mary Ingles is a Virginia homesteader whose family is suddenly attacked by a Shawnee war party. After Mary is taken captive, the leader of the war party is impressed by her courage and strength, and decides to make her his mate. Mary then makes the dangerous decision to escape the Shawnee village with another captive woman. Together they embark on a harrowing journey through the Virginia wilderness toward freedom and home
For one more day by Michael Imperioli ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chick Benetto, a broken-down former baseball player who has collapsed into alcoholism and despair, returns one night to his small hometown with plans to take his life. At the final moment, he is magically granted one more day with his departed mother, Posey Benetto, who illuminates the secrets of both their lives and shows him a way to redemption
Brush with fate ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the 300-year history of a lost painting said to have been created by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer. Framed by the present day narrative of a teacher who has the inside track on the number of lives profoundly altered by the elusive painting. The teacher's tale interconnects individual stories of tragedy, romance, success, failure and even the Holocaust
The King of Marvin Gardens by Bob Rafelson ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gritty story of small-time losers and big-time dreamers in Atlantic City
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Alternative Names
Burstyn, Ellen
Burtsyn Ellen 1932-....
Gilhooley, Edna 1932-
Gilhooley, Edna Rae
Gillooly, Edna Rae 1932-
McRae, Ellen
McRae, Ellen 1932-
English (367)
German (23)
French (18)
Spanish (7)
Italian (1)
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