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Woods, James 1947-

Works: 578 works in 1,528 publications in 6 languages and 49,277 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Juvenile works  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Anecdotes  Biography‡vAnecdotes  Fiction  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Producer, Costume designer, Interviewee, Artist, Film editor, Thesis advisor, Correspondent, Other, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Hercules by John Musker ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animated, musical adaptation of the story of Hercules
Contact by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away
Stuart Little 2 by Rob Minkoff ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stuart Little is back for more action-packed adventure. This time around Stuart and the reluctant Snowbell embark on a dangerous mission to rescue Stuart's new friend Margalo from a villainous falcon. But the journey proves more difficult than he ever imagines, and Stuart has to decide if he's up to the task
Surf's up by Ash Brannon ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Teenage Rockhopper penguin Cody Maverick is an up-and-coming surfer who is about to enter his first pro competition. Followed by a documentary crew to film his experiences, Cody leaves Antarctica for the warmer climes in order to surf in the Big Z Memorial Surf Championship covered by the SPEN network. His hero, champion surfer Big Z, has been gone for ten years, and Cody wants to win the championship in his memory. On his journey he encounters surfer-dude Chicken Joe who is also on his way to the surf-off. The two arrive to discover that the reigning champ, Tank Evans is currently looking to win this Memorial again
John Q by Nick Cassavetes ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Q. is a factory worker facing financial hardship as a result of reduced hours in his workplace. He and his wife soon discover that their child is in need of an emergency heart transplant. Although they have an HMO, they are informed that their policy doesn't cover such an expensive procedure. Unable to raise the money for the surgury himself and with no recourse but to take his son home to die, John snaps and holds the staff and patients of the hospital's emergency room hostage at gunpoint
Once upon a time in America by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An epic tale of the lives of two New York gangsters from the period of the early 1900's through prohibition, and climaxing in their subsequent reunion in the 1960's. Friends from childhood, they entered a life of crime together that inevitably led to tragedy and death
Casino by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As the opening credits say, the film is "adapted from a true story". The source material is Pileggi's nonfiction biography of Frank "Lefty" Rosenthal, and most of the characters in the film are based on real people
Ghosts of Mississippi ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1963, civil rights leader Medgar Evers was murdered in his own driveway. For 30 years his assassin has remained free. Is it ever too late to do the right thing?
The virgin suicides by Sofia Coppola ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the mid-1970s, in a sleepy Michigan community, live the Lisbon sisters, five teenagers whose beauty has bewitched a group of neighborhood boys. Isolated by their over-protective parents, they move like fleeting visions against the suburban landscape, luminous and unattainable. But when school hunk Trip Fontaine convinces Lux Lisbon and her sisters to go to the prom, the boys' romantic fantasies threaten to come true - until they are engulfed in a stunning chain of events that will change their lives forever." -- Container
Riding in cars with boys ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a young woman who, despite bad luck and poor decisions, never loses sight of her dreams. Set in Wallingford, Connecticut beginning in the 1960s
Final fantasy the spirits within by Hironobu Sakaguchi ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 2065 A.D. and the earth is infested with alien spirits and mankind faces total extinction. Led by a dream and guided by a mentor, a scientist struggles to collect eight good spirits to create a powerful source strong enough to destroy the alien presence, but is it pure enough to protect the planet? The earth must be saved from its darkest hate and unleash the final spirit
White House down ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While on a tour of the White House with his young daughter, a Capitol policeman springs into action to save his child and protect the president from a heavily armed group of paramilitary invaders
Nixon by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A riveting look at a complex man, Richard Nixon, whose chance at greatness was ultimately destroyed by his passion for power--when his involvement in conspiracy jeopardized the nation's security and the presidency of the United States
Too big to fail ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington
Salvador by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1980, Richard Boyle, a veteran war photographer whose career needs a boost, heads for El Salvador to cover the civil war there. He forms an uneasy alliance with both guerrillas in the countryside who want him to get pictures out to the US press, and the right-wing military, who want him to bring them photographs of the rebels. After the murder of Archbishop Romero, the rape and murder of an American nurse and three nuns, and the death of a fellow journalist, Boyle attempts to escape El Salvador with his Salvadorean girlfriend Maria and her family
Founding brothers by Joseph J Ellis ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2 explores the ideological conflict that existed between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton and highlights Washington's farewell address. Volume 3 portrays the bitterly contested presidential election of 1796 and the difficult administration of John Adams. Volume 4 concludes with the poignant tale of the reconciliation between Adams and Jefferson, and the story of the famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
Founding fathers ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar bills and pocket change
Videodrome by David Cronenberg ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Max Renn goes looking for edgy new shows for his sleazy cable TV station, he stumbles across the pirate broadcast of a hyperviolent torture show called Videodrome. As he struggles to unearth the origins of the program, he embarks on a hallucinatory journey into a shadow world of right-wing conspiracies, sadomasochistic sex games, and bodily transformation
Holocaust the story of the family Weiss by Gerald Green ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Follows the tragedy and triumph of the Weiss family of Berlin and intertwines their fate as European Jews with the story of a German family, the Dorfs, whose members include a high-ranking Nazi officer ... Uses the stories of these fictional families to portray the atrocities against the Jewish people from the 1930s to 1945, and presents a heart-wrenching portrait of their struggle"--Container
Straw dogs ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David and Amy Sumner, a Hollywood screenwriter and his actress wife, return to her small hometown in the deep South to prepare the family home for sale after her father's death. Once there, tensions build in their marriage and old conflicts re-emerge with the locals, including Amy's ex-boyfriend Charlie, which leads to a violent confrontation
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.00 for Woods, Jam ... to 1.00 for Civil War ...)
Alternative Names
Woods, James Howard (1947- )
English (376)
French (22)
German (20)
Spanish (14)
Multiple languages (3)
Japanese (1)