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Hurt, William

Works: 628 works in 2,095 publications in 8 languages and 67,893 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Science fiction films  Film and video adaptations  Juvenile works 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Author, Printer, Contributor, Costume designer, Scenarist, Host, Other, Speaker, Creator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William Hurt
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Most widely held works by William Hurt
Into the wild by Sean Penn( Visual )
45 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is less oil than the world requires, and that will make some people rich and others dead. Career CIA field operative Bob Barnes is sorting out his midcareer issues--his bosses want him quietly confined to a desk job. Bryan Woodman, an expatriate in Geneva, becomes the financial adviser to idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday is finessing the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. In Prince Nasir's country, meanwhile, young Pakistani laborer Wasim succumbs to the lure of radical Islam, seeking refuge from the dusty oil fields and crowded hostels in the tranquility of a madrasa. In the labyrinthine, interconnected worlds of espionage and politics, international finance and law, oil and radical Islam, motives and convictions can shape lives, or destroy them
Tuck everlasting by Walt Disney( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young Winnie Foster, stifled by the formality of her proper life and her domineering mother, escapes into the woods only to get lost. Her magical summer begins when she meets Jesse Tuck. Jesse is full of life and adventure and Winnie falls in love. The Tuck family has a powerful secret-- a spring that holds the magic of everlasting life. Now Winnie must choose whether she wants to live life as she knows it or drink from the spring
Children of a lesser god by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )
46 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A love story about John Leeds, an idealistic special education teacher, and a headstrong deaf girl named Sarah. At first, Leeds sees Sarah as a teaching challenge. But soon their relationship blossoms into a love so passionate it shatters the barrier of silence that keeps them apart
The Incredible Hulk ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction
Robin Hood by Guthrie CSD( Visual )
33 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In times of tyranny and injustice when law oppresses the people, the outlaw takes his place in history. England at the turn of the 12th century was such a time. King Richard the Lionheart, bankrupt of wealth and glory, is plundering his way back to England after ten years on his crusade. In his army is an archer named Robin Longstride. This is the story of his return home where, for defending the weak against the strong, he will be condemned to live outside the law. Whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. And so the legend begins
The big chill ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 2,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart, reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to re-evaluate his or her life and re-establish their bonds
The good shepherd by Matt Damon( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him
The village by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a quiet, isolated village in olde Pennsylvania, there lies a pact between the people of the village and the creatures who reside in the surrounding woods. The townspeople do not enter the woods, and the creatures do not enter the village. The pact stays in tact for many years, that is until the headstrong Lucius Hunt seeks medical supplies from neighboring towns beyond the woods. Animal carcasses begin to appear around the village, causing the elders to fear for the safety of the village, the sanctity of the pact, and so much more
A history of violence by David Cronenberg( Visual )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom is a loving, well-respected family man from a small Indiana town. When two criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a local hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all the media attention attracts the likes of the mob, who show up at Tom's doorstep. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about?
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )
45 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic triangle set in the world of television news. Tom Grunick is the perfect modern anchorman. He's got the smooth charm and handsome good looks that America loves. Jane Craig is the brilliant hot-shot producer, committed to fighting the trend toward flashy, style-over-substance "personality" news, whose job it now is to make Tom look like a newsman. Aaron Altman is the dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, who's jealous and resentful of Tom's instant success both on camera with the public and off camera with Jane
Vantage point by Sigourney Weaver( Visual )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S. president Ashton is in Salamanca, Spain to announce plans for a major global summit on terrorism. As he stands behind the podium in front of a loudly cheering crowd, he is shot twice. This is followed minutes later by a small explosion and then a massive blast. Secret Service agents Barnes, Taylor, and Holden immediately jump into action, trying to find the terrorists responsible amid all the chaos. First, the events are seen through the eyes of television news producer Rex Brooks. Then, the assassination attempt is replayed from seven different points of view. Each perspective reveals a few more clues
Body heat by Lawrence Kasdan( Visual )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A likable, unambitious lawyer and his siren-like lover plot to kill her wealthy husband
The host ( Visual )
24 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over humans' bodies and erasing their minds, a young woman risks everything to protect the people she cares about most
Kiss of the spider woman by Hector Babenco( Visual )
63 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another
Lost in space by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2058. With the Earth's resources severely depleted human survival depends upon "The Jupiter Mission." This daring plan will launch an entire family-- the Robinsons-- into the farthest reaches of hyperspace to colonize "Alpha Prime," the only other habitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space, facing alien invaders, time- warp wonders and non-stop excitement
A.I. Artificial intelligence by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visions of a future full of astonishing android technology. David, an advanced android, embarks on an extraordinary adventure to discover the secret of his own identity. Believing in the story of Pinocchio, David dreams of becoming a real boy
Changing lanes by Roger Michell( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A minor traffic accident turns two perfect strangers into vicious adversaries waging an all-out war of personal destruction
Dark city by Alex Proyas( Visual )
37 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When John Murdoch wakes with no memory at the scene of a grisly murder, he soon finds himself hunted by the police, a woman claiming to be his wife, and a mysterious group of pale men
Mr. Brooks by Bruce A Evans( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mr. Brooks, a successful businessman, a generous philanthropist, a loving father, and a devoted husband, is seemingly perfect, but he has a secret. He is also the notorious Thumbprint Killer, and no one has ever suspected it until now
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English (477)
German (27)
French (13)
Spanish (9)
Multiple languages (4)
Italian (3)
Chinese (1)
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