WorldCat Identities

Puttnam, David 1941-

Works: 113 works in 582 publications in 10 languages and 12,919 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: Producer, Author, Interviewee, Actor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Adapter, Contributor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Puttnam
Chariots of Fire by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

80 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,837 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 )

81 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 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 )

60 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,534 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 )

40 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,148 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 )

29 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about the interaction between Americans representing a Texas oil company and the inhabitants of a small village in Scotland
Movies and money by David Puttnam( Book )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 608 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 )

27 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pendant les guerres napoléoniennes, le lieutenant d'Hubert est chargé par le général Treillard de mettre aux arrêts le lieutenant Féraud, qui a blessé en duel le neveu du maire de Strasbourg. Furieux, Féraud provoque en duel d'Hubert: il est blessé mais n'entend pas en rester là. Son animosité poursuit d'Hubert jusqu'en Russie. Six duels au total. Lors du dernier, au pistolet à deux coups, Féraud manque les siens. D'Hubert pourrait le tuer mais il tire en l'air et lui ordonne de se comporter en homme mort
The undeclared war : the struggle for control of the world's film industry by David Puttnam( Book )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Being human by Bill Forsyth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 171 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? by Patty Jones( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 169 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 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
Cal by Pat O'Connor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A love story set within the hatred of strifetorn Northern Ireland
The double headed eagle Hitler's rise to power, 1918-1933( Visual )

9 editions published between 1973 and 2006 in German and English and held by 150 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
Lisztomania( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rock music extravaganza fantasizing the musical and erotic life of Franz Liszt
War of the buttons by Yves Robert( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in Italian and English and held by 115 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
David Puttnam( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known as an Oscar winning film-maker whose successes include 'Chariots of Fire' and 'The Killing Fields', David Puttnam is passionate about education. In this interview with Ted Wragg, he talks about the parallels between the film world, teaching and his life as a politician. He tells Ted Wragg how the Teachers' Awards have been a significant success and reveals that he is excited about the potential of IT in the classroom. David Puttnam talks frankly to Ted Wragg about his scepticism regarding the government flagship policy of academies
Swastika by Philippe Mora( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and German and held by 99 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 )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette : Au Moyen Age, un joueur de flûte aux pouvoirs magiques réussit à débarrasser une petite ville de ses rats. Quand il voit que les autorités, malgré leur promesse, refusent de le payer, il entraîne cette fois au son de sa flûte tous les enfants de la ville
David Puttnam Hollywood's role in shaping values( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
Memphis Belle by Frank Capra( Visual )

16 editions published between 1880 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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



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