WorldCat Identities

Beresford, Bruce

Overview
Works: 278 works in 1,333 publications in 9 languages and 23,972 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Detective and mystery films  War films  Television mini-series 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, fmd, Performer, Producer, Film editor, Other, Scenarist, Restager , Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bruce Beresford
Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

93 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,321 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 )

96 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,051 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 )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,726 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 )

98 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 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 )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,477 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 )

40 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 )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"ROOTS is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family's will to survive, endure and ultimately, carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity that reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit."--Jbhifi.com.au
Paradise road by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 978 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
Mr. Church( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 904 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 3 languages 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
Evelyn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 769 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
The contract by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 682 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 )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 644 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 Bruce Beresford( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow's crime spree is legendary, their story has never been told quite like this. Fueled by their passion for each other and Bonnie's obsession with fame, the copule committed increasingly dangerous robberies, leaving a trail of blood - and headlines - behind them. Aided by Clyde's sixth sense, they stayed one step ahead of the law until their final, fateful showdown"--Container
Crimes of the heart by Beth Henley( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 613 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 523 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 Bruce Beresford( Visual )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 431 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
King David by Richard Gere( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the king of Israel who took on Goliath
Aria by Gustave Charpentier( Visual )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender mercies) crafts a tender coming-of-age tale that introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambotham (Susannah Fowle). Based on the immortal best seller by Henry Handel Richardson, and boasting a riveting lead performance from Fowle, the Getting of wisdom is an Australian cinema classic
 
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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

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بروس برسفورد فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان استرالیایی

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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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Double jeopardyBlack robeTender merciesParadise roadMister JohnsonAriaGetting of wisdom