WorldCat Identities

Beresford, Bruce

Overview
Works: 346 works in 1,139 publications in 8 languages and 22,250 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  History  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, fmd, Producer, Film editor, Scenarist, Restager , Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

65 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement
Double jeopardy by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libby Parsons discovers that the husband she was convicted of murdering staged his own death and framed her for the crime
Black robe by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

85 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young Jesuit priest, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness to convert the Huron Indians. His young aide and translator, Daniel, falls in love with Annuka, the daughter of the Algonquin chief. Torn between his own desires and ideals of the priesthood, Laforgue's faith is tested, and his life and the outcome of the mission imperiled, as the expedition faces the elements and hostile Indians
Mao's last dancer by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama based on the autobiography by Li Cunxin. At the age of 11, Li was plucked from a poor Chinese village by Madame Mao's cultural delegates and taken to Beijing to study ballet. In 1979, during a cultural exchange to Texas, he fell in love with an American woman. Two years later, he managed to defect and went on to perform as a principal dancer for the Houston Ballet and as a principal artist with the Australian Ballet
Breaker Morant by South Australian Film Corporation( Visual )

41 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

46 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based recounting of a group of women who are imprisoned on the island of Sumatra by the Japanese during World War II and who used music as a relief to their misery
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac Sledge is a down-and-out country singer battling alcohol and depression. His ex-wife will not allow him to see their daughter, Sue Ann, and she is making popular the songs that Mac had written and sung. Mac's new family will not let his heartbreaks bring him down again
Roots( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping story is told through four generations, from the capture of Kunta Kinte in Africa to his transport to Colonial America in brutal conditions through successive generations fighting to win their freedom in the Civil War
And starring Pancho Villa as himself( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken send Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their lives in the mingling of fiction and reality. The two make their movie and its original U.S. release helps change public opinion in Villa's favor and proves "the lens is mightier than the sword."
Peace, love & misunderstanding( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane, a New York City attorney, heads upstate to Woodstock with her two teens to stay with her estranged flower-child mother. In this charming village, Diane and her city kids get a new perspective on life and love
Mr. Church( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A little girl and her dying mother obtain the services of a talented cook. What begins as a six-month arrangement spans fifteen years and creates a family bond that lasts forever
The contract by Ram Gopal Varma( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Keene is on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son. They stumble onto a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire. Frank Cardin is attempting to fulfill a contract to assassinate a high profile busniessman. Things go awry and he ends up in the custody of the U.S. Marshalls. After an ill-fated attempt to escape, Frank finds himself in the custody of ex-lawman Ray and his son. Now, they are relentlessly pursued by Frank's friends who are intent on freeing their leader
Bonnie & Clyde( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Clyde Barrow, a charismatic convicted armed robber who sweeps Bonnie Parker, an impressionable, petite, small-town waitress, off her feet. The two embark on one of the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
Crimes of the heart by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and French and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Magrath sisters are reunited after a bizarre incident. Together again under the same roof, they must overcome sibling jealousies and the family reputation for taking the easy way out
Her alibi( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Blackwood, a mystery novelist, seeks inspiration for his writing by visiting a courtroom where he becomes involved with a beautiful Romanian arraigned for murder
Mister Johnson by Joyce Cary( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nigerian villager is eager to work as a civil servant for the British authorities, including a sympathetic district officer, in the hopes that it will benefit him in the future. Instead, his ambition leads to his tragic downfall. Mister Johnson, based on a 1939 novel by Joyce Cary, is a graceful, heartfelt drama about the limits of idealism, affectingly acted and handsomely shot
Tender mercies( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic drifter comes into the life of a lonely widow and her young son in the barren flatlands of Texas. But when Mac is revealed to be a once-famous country singer, he must confront a painful past that includes his bitter superstar ex-wife
King David by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the king of Israel who took on Goliath
Breaker Morant( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. Based on a play and true story
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Driving Miss Daisy
Alternative Names
Beresford, Bruce

Bruce Beresford Australisch filmregisseur

Bruce Beresford australischer Filmregisseur, Schriftsteller, Produzent und Schauspieler

Bruce Beresford ausztrál filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró

Bruce Beresford cinéaste

Bruce Beresford regista australiano

Бересфорд, Брюс

Брюс Бересфорд

ברוס ברספורד

بروس برسفورد فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان استرالیایی

ბრიუს ბერესფორდი

베레스포드, 브루스 1940-

ブルース・ベレスフォード

布魯斯·貝勒斯福

布鲁斯·贝尔斯福德

Languages
English (437)

French (18)

Spanish (14)

German (13)

Italian (2)

Basque (1)

Chinese (1)

Dutch (1)

Covers
Double jeopardyBlack robeParadise roadTender merciesMister Johnson