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Puttnam, David 1941-

Overview
Works: 153 works in 685 publications in 10 languages and 14,266 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Sports films  War films  Documentary television programs  Action and adventure films  Prison films 
Roles: Author, Producer, fmp, Interviewee, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Puttnam
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

87 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

52 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factual account of Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his interpreter, Dith Pran, during the turbulent period when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge. Based on Schanberg's 1980 article for the 'New York Times', entitled 'The death and life of Dith Pran'
Chariots of fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

74 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell, two British athletes who competed in the 1924 Olympic Games. They brought fame and glory to their country, but there were other challenges. One was a missionary student who ran for his spirituality, and the other for fame and to escape prejudice
Chariots of fire( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

50 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American citizen Billy Hayes is sentenced to four years in a brutal Turkish prison after being caught trying to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul. When his sentence is changed to life just days before his release, he has no choice but to try to escape
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oil tycoon, astronomy freak and the subject of some peculiar psychoanalysis, Felix Happer, has plans to transform the Bay of Furness into a giant oil-processing plant. Contrary to expectation, the eccentric local residents are only too eager to oblige with the sale of their homes, but for a sole dissenter, the beachcomber
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memphis Belle portrays a bombing mission over Germany during World War II, including preparations for the raid, the takeoff from England, the flight, bombing the submarine base Wilhelmshaven, and the return to base
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From David Puttnam--producer of such modern film classics as Chariots of Fire, The Killing Fields, Midnight Express, and The Mission, and the only European to have run a major Hollywood studio--an insightful and provocative history that explains the personalities and events which shaped film's transformation from a technological curiosity into one of the world's most powerful cultural and economic forces. Prom the early rivalry between its inventors to the power-brokering and political influence of today's mega-stars; from Zukor and Laemmle to Ovitz and Eisner; from the serendipitous discovery of Los Angeles ('FLAGSTAFF NO GOOD, ' wired Cecil B. De Mille. 'WANT AUTHORITY TO RENT BARN FOR $75 A MONTH IN PLACE CALLED HOLLYWOOD') to the exploitation and depredation of Europe's film culture in the name of the marketplace, Puttnam captures the urgency and wonder that swept through a young industry and set it spinning on an axis of money and power. Movies and Money chronicles the unprecedented collision between art and commerce, and incisively analyzes its implications in today's global arena. Puttnam's engaging history is also an impassioned polemic: from the moment Thomas Edison stole the first crude attempt at a movie camera from the French scientist Étienne Jules Marey, Hollywood and Europe have existed, the author claims, in a state of undeclared hostility--hostility that has occasionally erupted into open battle for control of the century's most powerful artistic medium. And this battle, he contends, will ultimately determine the nature of Europe's cultural identity. He also argues forcefully for the intelligent application of the language and techniques of cinema to education, urging filmmakers to make films that challenge and inspire as well as entertain. Ten years after his abrupt departure from Columbia, Puttnam re-enters the debate about cinema with characteristic audacity, with the irreverence of an iconoclast and the canniness of a seasoned player. Movies and Money is a book that will change our understanding of the history-and future--of film"--Jacket
The Duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two officers in Napoleon's army who violently confront each other in a series of savage duels which begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion which rules the lives of both men for a period of 30 years
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meeting Venus by István Szabó( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Hungarian conductor attempts to mount a new production of Tannhauser in France while trying to navigate the union, nationalism and egos that surround attempt
Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In five distinct yet cleverly interlocked roles, Williams is a cave dweller, a Roman slave, a medieval wayfarer, a Portuguese nobleman shipwrecked in Africa and a modern Manhattanite whose homelife has hit the rocks. Each character reaches for survival, love, belonging-- for all the things that made humankind draw together in the first place
Brother, can you spare a dime?( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary juxtaposes newsreel footage, film clips and period music in an eye-opening look at the Great Depression. Many of the movies created in the 1930s featured strong social commentary, while others offered pure escapism and fed a fascination with a dazzling world out of reach to the everyday American. Through a contrast between the fantasy of film and the reality of everyday life, a fascinating perspective on the Great Depression and Hollywood's golden age is presented. Also includes political speeches by Franklin D. Roosevelt and others
Double headed eagle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in German and English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footage from newsreels, home movies and extracts from musicals and documentaries from 1918-1933 illustrates the end of the Weimar and the rise of Adolf Hitler and national socialism in Germany
War of the buttons by John Roberts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No stones in slingshots. No skirmishes too late in the day. They're rules of war for the youngsters of two neighboring Irish villages. And here's another rule: if you spit-shake on something, you better follow through. Kids will be kids. But sometimes they, in their own fanciful ways, will be adults. It's a winning tale in which buttons are the spoils of a would-be war
Lisztomania( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outrageously hedonistic 'rockopera' casts contemporary rock god Roger Daltrey as the world's first music superstar, Franz Liszt. Loosely based on the life of the composer, the film takes a fantastical voyage through rock'n'roll excess and adventure, peppered with cameos from such pop icons as Ringo Starr (as the Pope) and Rick Wakeman (as Thor)
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set within the hatred of strifetorn Northern Ireland
Swastika by Philippe Mora( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utilizing an incredible body of archival footage, this documentary chronicles the daily lives of Germans under Hitler
The Pied Piper by Jacques Demy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Middle Ages, the divided town of Hamelin tries in vain to rid itself of the Black Plague. A mysterious musician arrives in town promising to rid the town of their rat infestation by playing his magical flute, but the townspeople cannot put aside their personal agendas and ask the piper to help them with other deeds, as the town's petty and greedy leader attempts to take advantage of their new savior
David Puttnam : Hollywood's role in shaping values( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
 
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The Mission
Alternative Names
David Puttnam britischer Filmproduzent

David Puttnam British film producer

David Puttnam Brits filmproducent

David Puttnam producteur britannique

David Puttnam productor de cine británico

David Puttnam تهیه‌کننده و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

Puttnam, David

Puttnam, David 1941-

Puttnam, David Terence 1941-

Ντέιβιντ Πάτναμ

Дэвид Паттнэм

Дэвид Путнем

דייוויד פוטנאם מפיק קולנוע בריטי

데이빗 펏남 (David Puttnam)

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Chariots of fireMidnight expressMovies and moneyThe undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industryMeeting Venus