WorldCat Identities

Beresford, Bruce

Works: 267 works in 1,309 publications in 9 languages and 23,807 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Historical television programs  War films 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Director, Author, Author of screenplay, Performer, fmd, Producer, Film editor, Other, Scenarist, Restager , Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Driving Miss Daisy by Alfred Uhry( Visual )

91 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,299 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 South Australian Film Corporation( Visual )

95 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,068 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 Bruce Beresford( Visual )

29 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,713 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 )

93 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,606 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 )

39 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 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
Tender mercies by Robert Duvall( Visual )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,342 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 )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,024 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 )

45 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 974 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
Roots( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 952 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 836 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
Mr. Church( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 800 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 Bruce Beresford( Visual )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 667 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 )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 643 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
Bonnie & Clyde by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 618 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 most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history
Crimes of the heart by Beth Henley( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 616 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 514 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 )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny and sometimes poignant look at the struggle between men of the British Empire and West African villagers in 1923
King David by Bruce Beresford( Visual )

18 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1987 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack and is an interpretation of the particular aria
Getting of wisdom( Visual )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 311 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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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.11 for Mr. Church ... to 0.92 for Interview ...)

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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베레스포드, 브루스 1940-




Double jeopardyBlack robeTender merciesParadise roadMister JohnsonGetting of wisdom