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Puttnam, David 1941-

Overview
Works: 166 works in 593 publications in 10 languages and 13,135 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Historical films  Film adaptations  Sports films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  War films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Interviewee, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

69 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,885 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 )

79 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,961 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 )

45 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's 1980 article for the New York Times "The death and life of Dith Pran", this movie is a factual account of Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his trusted interpreter, trouble-shooter and colleague, Pran, during the turbulent period that saw Cambodia fall to the Khmer Rouge. Schanberg was able to flee the atrocities that followed, and spent four and a half years seeking news of his friend who had to remain behind
Midnight express by Alan Parker( Visual )

36 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is based on a true story. William Hayes, a naive young American vacationing with his girlfriend in Istanbul, Turkey, tries to smuggle a couple of kilos of hash out of the country. He is caught, thrown into a Turkish prison, and subsequently raped, tortured, and forced into the brutality that defines the inmates' constant struggle for survival. There are other foreigners there, many for smuggling, and word is that the only way out of the jail is by dying, or taking "the midnight express." Max, his friend and fellow inmate swears, "That train doesn't run around here."
Local hero by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 990 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 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puttnam's history is also an impassioned polemic: From the moment Thomas Edison stole the first crude attempt at a movie camera from the French scientist Etienne 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
The Duellists by Ridley Scott( Visual )

19 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 474 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 )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Puttnam : Hollywood's role in shaping values( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 175 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
Meeting Venus by István Szabó( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 164 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
The double headed eagle : Hitler's rise to power, 1918-1933( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in German and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: 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
Brother, can you spare a dime?( Visual )

2 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 129 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
Lisztomania( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set within the hatred of strifetorn Northern Ireland
War of the buttons by John Roberts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 116 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
Swastika by Philippe Mora( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 98 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
Foxes( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 67 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
My life so far by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir of the lives of a family growing up on a post World War I British estate. When the elder woman's son arrives with his French maid, everything gets thrown into turmoil
Rural England : our countryside at the crossroads by Derrik Mercer( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
David Puttnam britischer Filmproduzent

David Puttnam British film producer

David Puttnam Brits filmproducent

David Puttnam تهیه‌کننده و سیاست‌مدار بریتانیایی

Puttnam, David

Puttnam, David 1941-

Puttnam, David Terence 1941-

Ντέιβιντ Πάτναμ

Дэвид Паттнэм

Дэвид Путнем

데이빗 펏남 (David Puttnam)

デヴィッド・パットナム

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