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Beresford, Bruce

Overview
Works: 307 works in 1,447 publications in 10 languages and 25,468 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Detective and mystery films  Television mini-series 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, fmd, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Other, Scenarist, Interviewee, Restager
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

99 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,317 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 )

99 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,014 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
Double jeopardy by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,716 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 )

104 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 17th century, Father Laforgue, a young, idealistic Jesuit priest nicknamed Black Robe by his Algonquin Indian guides, is assigned to go up river into the Canadian wilderness on a perilous journey 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 )

48 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on an inspiring true story, this emotionally powerful crowd-pleaser emerged as one of the year's most talked about independent films. It's the fascinating and epic tale of Li Cunxin, a peasant boy from rural China who beats impossible odds to become a world-renowned ballet dancer. Through breathtaking talent and sheer determination, Li makes his way to the United States, but when he falls in love with an American woman, he must risk everything to remain in the land of the free
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

39 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,345 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
Roots( Visual )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 1,063 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
Evelyn by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

64 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,043 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 )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 970 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
Mr. Church( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 958 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
And starring Pancho Villa as himself( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Dutch and held by 845 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 )

37 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 691 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 )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 650 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Holly Grainger( Visual )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 613 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 Beth Henley( Visual )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and French and held by 611 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 )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 528 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 )

24 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
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeeAnne Walters, Melissa Mays, and Nayyirah Shariff join forces after discovering that the drinking water in their city is contaminated, resulting in a slew of devastating medical problems for their families. When their claims go unheeded, they band together to expose the wrongdoings committed by their government officials, whose carelessness caused irrevocable harm to the lives of the city's residents
Mister Johnson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 265 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
 
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Alternative Names
Beresford, Bruce

Beresford, Bruce 1940-

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-

브루스 베리스퍼드 오스트레일리아의 영화 감독

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

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