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Puttnam, David 1941-

Overview
Works: 136 works in 630 publications in 10 languages and 13,332 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  War films  Biographical films  Sports films  Documentary television programs  Action and adventure films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Interviewee, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Contributor, Editor, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

72 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,894 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
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

87 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Mendoza, a man who turns to God in anguish after murdering his own brother. Whilst a lay brother at a Jesuit mission in South America, conflict between Church and State arises with the threat of closing the mission. This forces him to make the agonizing choice to either obey the papal edict and abandon the native Indians to the jungle and slave traders or to fight the papal order
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

50 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

41 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,152 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 )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 985 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
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 598 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
The Duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two officers in Napoleon's army violently confront each other in a series of duels. The duels begin as a reaction to a minor incident and escalate into a consuming passion that rules the lives of both men for a period of 15 years
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 171 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
Meeting Venus by István Szabó( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 163 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
Double headed eagle( Visual )

10 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in German and English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using material taken from features, documentaries, newsreels and propaganda film, this compilation traces Hitler's rise to power from 1918 to 1933. Concentrating on people rather than events, it shows the power of the German nationalist movement under Hindenburg giving way to that of the National Socialists. Against the pageantry of Nazi rallies, the growing distress of the unemployed finds some alleviation in the fantasy world of the cinema, but elsewhere violent streetfighting breaks out as political opinions polarise. Then, finally, at a parade held after Hitler's appointment as Chancellor, Goebbels harangues the crowd and Nazi students throw the books of banned authors onto bonfires. Throughout the film the emphasis is on atmosphere rather than on details of fact
Lisztomania( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 124 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)
War of the buttons by John Roberts( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 118 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
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set within the hatred of strife-torn Northern Ireland. Cal is 19, frightened and lonely with no stomach for the violence that surrounds him. But his past leaves him little hope for escape
David Puttnam( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British film producer, David Puttnam talks to Bill Moyers about movies and their role in shaping society's values. He offers his observations of arts and culture
Swastika by Philippe Mora( Visual )

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

Uses home movie footage shot by Eva Braun, Nazi propaganda films, and other film footage of Germany in the 1930s and 1940s to document how Hitler and the Germans viewed themselves and wished themselves to be seen
The Pied Piper by Jacques Demy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering piper is hired by a selfish mayor to rid his village of rats; but when the mayor refuses to pay him, the piper plays his way out of town, leading all the children of Hamelin after him--never to be seen again
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

17 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War II drama about the last mission of the B-17 "Memphis Belle."
Foxes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bold and brazen Jeanie has a lot to cope with. Her mom is divorced and desperate, her friends abuse drugs and alcohol, and on top of it all, she has to deal with immature Valley boys and "boring" North Hollywood High. Luckily she's got dancing, disco and her rebel gal pals to party with till she drops! But when her best friend Annie runs off to get away from her abusive, father, Jeanie has to grow up fast-- or lose her friend forever
 
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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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The MissionMidnight expressMovies and moneyThe undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industryMeeting Venus