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Beresford, Bruce

Works: 298 works in 1,177 publications in 9 languages and 21,189 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  War films  Biographical films  History  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Restager , Scenarist, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

75 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,174 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
Breaker Morant by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

79 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the brutal death of a British captain in the Boer War in South Africa in 1901, Lt. Harry Morant leads his unit in pursuit of the Boers, attacks their camp, and has a captive executed. Other executions and deaths lead to the arrest and trial of Morant and two other lieutenants
Double jeopardy by Tommy Lee Jones( Visual )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,672 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 )

73 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,593 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 DVD
Mao's last dancer by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

31 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,433 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
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

46 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,015 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 )

44 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 962 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 used music as a relief to their misery
And starring Pancho Villa as himself( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 812 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."
The contract by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a hiking trip to reconnect with his son after the death of his wife, Ray Keene stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire lead by the mysterious Frank Cardin
Peace, love & misunderstanding( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane, a New York City attorney, heads 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
Crimes of the heart by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 621 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 610 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
Her alibi( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 506 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
King David by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

19 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
Mister Johnson by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and West African villagers in 1923
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten of the world's best-known film makers were given a free hand to make real any vision
Bride of the wind( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like moths to a flame, the greatest artistic talents of turn-of-the-century Europe were drawn to Alma, a remarkable muse who ignited desires that translated into masterpieces of art, music, and literature. Based on the true story of untamed passions and inspirations that drove her to inspire the hearts and minds of composer Gustav Mahler, painter Oskar Kokoschka, architect Walter Gropius and novelist Franz Werfel, who helped her become a respected composer herself
Last dance by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cindy Liggett (Stone) is a convicted killer facing imminent execution until a young lawyer (Morrow) becomes convinced her case doesn't warrant the death penalty
The getting of wisdom( Visual )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson, the film tells the story of a young girl arriving in the city to attend one of Australia's most exclusive girls' schools
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Beresford, Bruce

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