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Slovo, Shawn

Overview
Works: 23 works in 69 publications in 6 languages and 2,667 library holdings
Genres: Drama  War films  Historical films  History  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Fiction  Romance films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Shawn Slovo
Captain Corelli's mandolin by John Madden( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1941, on a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion
Catch a fire by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives
Muhammad Ali's greatest fight( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Muhammad Ali's historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land. This HBO movie is a portrait of the changing tides of this country during that turbulent time. Guided by his principles, Ali refused induction into the Army, enduring a protracted legal battle that saw him convicted of draft evasion, stripped of his boxing title, and banned from the sport. Meanwhile, as anti-war sentiment grows across America, Chief Justice Warren Burger (Frank Langella) ushers in the dawn of a new conservative era on the Court. At the start of the 1970-71 term, his conservative compatriot, Justice John Harlan II (Christopher Plummer), interviews left-leaning, anti-war Kevin Kennedy (Benjamin Walker) to serve as his clerk. But for Harlan, a rigorous and fair-minded jurist, politics and personal opinion have no place in the law, and he hires Kennedy for his substantial intellect. When the Court hears Ali's case, the majority votes to deny Ali. Burger assigns Harlan to write the opinion, a task that Harlan passes along to Kennedy. Kennedy struggles with the decision, and in researching Ali's beliefs, Kennedy realizes that Ali does fulfill all the conditions for Conscientious Objector status. But when he presents his findings to Harlan, the Justice rejects his opinion. Unable to support what he feels is an unjust decision, Kennedy writes it as he is told but agonizes over his resignation letter. Harlan, recently diagnosed with cancer and facing the end of his career, is convinced to read the Black Muslims' leader Elijah Muhammad's book Message to the Blackman in America and subsequently reconsiders his passionate young clerk's recommendation. The usually stoic and careful Harlan flips his vote, creating a 4-4 tie. Knowing a tie vote will still result in Ali going to jail, Harlan lobbies the other Justices to find the decisive fifth vote. After Harlan's friend, Justice Potter Stewart, helps form a narrower opinion, the Justices, Warren Burger included, change their votes in order to overturn Ali's conviction. Ali goes on to win the World Champion title for the second time
A world apart by Shawn Slovo( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Finnish and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is 1963. The place is South Africa. Gus and Diana Roth, middle-class whites, are involved in the struggle against apartheid. The story, however, is seen through the eyes of their 13-year-old daughter, Molly, who feels neglected and ignored by her mother, shut out by Diana's preoccupation with her political activities. How both Diana and Molly cope with the pressures brought to bear on them and come to reconcile their commitment and responsibility not only to each other, but to the society in which they live, is the core of this film
A world apart by Chris Menges( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa in 1963, the story concerns an idealistic journalist Diana Roth who defies the government and becomes the first woman arrested under the 90-day Detention Act-- both a story of government abuse and a look at one mother's neglect of her family because of her involvement with a larger cause. Based on a true story
Meet Joe Black ; Captain Corelli's mandolin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death takes the form of a human and, after asking a man to act as his earthly guide, falls in love with the man's daughter; an Italian officer on a Greek island falls in love with a woman who is already engaged to a Greek soldier
Le capitaine Corelli (Captain Corelli's mandolin) by John Madden( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in French and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1941. Sur la magnifique petite île de Céphalonie, au large de la Grèce, les habitants croient échapper à la guerre qui fait rage dans le reste du monde. LHistoire les rattrape pourtant lorsque les soldats italiens du bataillon du capitaine Antonio Corelli débarquent pour occuper lîle. Entre eux et les villageois, une étrange relation se noue
Catch a fire : by Shawn Slovo( )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of a South African hero's journey to freedom. In the country's turbulent and divided times in the 1980s, Patrick Chamusso is an oil refinery foreman and soccer coach who is apolitical. That is, until he and his wife Precious are jailed. Patrick is stunned into action against the country's oppressive reigning system, even as police Colonel Nic Vos further insinuates himself into the Chamussos' lives
Atrapa el fuego( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antes de que Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke) se convirtiera en uno de los militantes más respetados del Congreso Nacional Africano, había sido un trabajador del sector de carbón y un hombre de naturaleza despreocupada. En su puesto de capataz en una refinería surafricana, Patrick soporta las humillaciones cotidianas del apartheid para poder llevar el sustento a su familia. Todo cambia cuando se le acusa de hacer volar las instalaciones de la refinería. Patrick es arrestado y su detención se prolonga durante varios días en los que sufre un interrogatorio inmisericorde. Hasta su mujer Precious es sometida a un trato brutal con el fin de conseguir su confesión. Para cuando el jefe policial Nic Vos ordene la puesta en libertad de la pareja, Patrick se habrá radicalizado a resultas de su experiencia
Atonement. Pride & prejudice. Captain Corelli's mandolin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catch a fire. The interpreter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaptajn Corellis mandolin Captain Corelli's mandolin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catch a fire a Phillip Noyce film( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un mundo aparte A World apart( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1963 en Suráfrica, la hija de 13 años de dos periodistas blancos comprometidos, empieza a concienciarse del drama de su país y mucho más cuando su padre se ve obligado a pasar a la clandestinidad, su madre es encarcelada y ella es repudiada por la comunidad blanca
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) by John Madden( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1941, on a remote Greek island, an Italian artillery garrison is established to maintain order. One Italian officer, Captain Corelli, adopts an attitude of mutual co-existence with the Greeks and engages in such activities as music festivals and courting the daughter of a local doctor. In 1943, however, after Italy surrenders to the Allies and changes sides in the war, Captain Corelli must defend the Greek island against a German invasion
Stander : [screenplay] by Bima Stagg( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zwei Welten - A world apart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A world apart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Een 13-jarig blank meisje groeit in Zuid-Afrika in 1963 op in een welvarend milieu en ontdekt dat haar vader en moeder betrokken zijn bij de vrijheidsstrijd van de zwarte bevolking
En anden verden A world apart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

El jardinero fiel The constant gardener( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Un diplomático que investiga el violento asesinato de su esposa, descubre una peligrosa conspiración que destruirá a miles de inocentes, a no ser que logre desenmascarar a los culpables (El jardinero fiel)
 
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