WorldCat Identities

LaGravenese, Richard

Works: 124 works in 897 publications in 11 languages and 26,265 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Fantasy films  Biographical films  War films  Sports films  History  Comedy films  Children's films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Author, Scenarist, fmd, Adapter, Conceptor, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Interviewee, Restager , Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Richard LaGravenese
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

83 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed, a voice. Erin Gruwell comes to a southern California high school bubbling over with naive optimism. She quickly discovers that her unruly classroom is not easily won over by her good intentions. After a few floundering attempts to connect with her students, Gruwell gives them the assignment of keeping journals about their own lives, This assignment is something that the class can bite into with relish. This eventually bonds them together and pushes racial rivalries aside. Draws heavily from the published journals of the real students themselves
Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand( Visual )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp
The bridges of Madison County by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

114 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid is on assignment to photograph the bridges of Madison County, Iowa. He stops for directions at Francesca Johnson's farmhouse, and passion ignites
Water for Elephants by George Nolfi( Visual )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against all odds, a veterinary student and a beautiful circus performer from a bygone era meet and fall in love through their shared compassion for a special elephant. But their secret romance incurs the wrath of her dangerously volatile husband. Bonus features included
P.S.I Love You by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

78 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly Kennedy is beautiful, smart and married to the love of her life, a passionate, funny, and impetuous Irishman named Gerry. So when his life is taken by an illness, it takes the life out of Holly. Nobody knows Holly better than Gerry, so it's a good thing he planned ahead. Before he died, Gerry wrote Holly a series of letters that will guide her, not only through her grief, but in rediscovering herself. The first message arrives on Holly's 30th birthday in the form of a cake and a tape recording from Gerry. In the weeks and months that follow, more letters from Gerry are delivered in surprising ways, each sending her on a new adventure and each signing off in the same way - P.S.I Love You. Holly's mother and best friends begin to worry that Gerry's letters are keeping Holly tied to the past, but in fact, each letter is pushing her further into a new future
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother, seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family
Beautiful creatures by Bill Eagles( Visual )

51 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When newcomer Lena arrives in the small town of Gatlin she quickly captures the attention of Ethan, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town
The fisher king by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

77 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deejay who finds himself penniless is plucked from disaster by a homeless history professor, who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Together they begin a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail
Paris, je t'aime by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

32 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time
A little princess by Shirley Temple( Visual )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and French and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an exotic childhood spent in India, young Sara Crewe finds herself in New York, immured in Miss Minchin girls' school as her father sails off to World War I. When he is lost, a severe reversal of fortune ensues. Thanks to him, Sara knows that "All girls are princesses ... even if they wear rags or are not pretty or smart." Summoning all the qualities of a true princess, patrician and bereft Sara uses her creativity and sense of self-worth to spin magic dreams that sustain her during her time of trial
The mirror has two faces by Barbra Streisand( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose still lives with her mother and desperately longs for passion in her life. Gregory is a mathematics professor who has been burned by passionate relationships and longs for a sexless union based on friendship and respect. Fate brings these two together and without physical attraction to complicate matters they become best friends and soon agree to an unconventional marriage built on intellectual passion instead of sexual heat. Then they fall in love
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
The ref by Ted Demme( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A burglar who takes a family hostage on Christmas Eve finds himself the victim of their endless bickering and fighting
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Living out loud by Wensi Lage( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newly divorced woman is consumed by vindictive fantasies of her ex-husband and his young bride until she finds unexpected companionship in a bold and sassy jazz singer at a local club and the down-on-his-luck elevator operator in her fashionable Fifth Avenue building
Unstrung heroes( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young boy needs a break from the pressures of his parents' household, and moves in with his eccentric uncles
The Fisher king : the book of the film by Richard LaGravenese( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talk DJ (Bridges) inadvertently convinces a psycho to blow away restaurant patrons and himself when the psycho calls in for advice. After three years of wallowing in his remorse, he is attacked and almost set on fire, but a crazy street person (Williams) rescues him. The DJ finds out the transient is on a mission to find the holy grail, and tries to repay his kindness with money, but the transient has more hands-on assistance in mind, and tries to convince the DJ to help him get the grail
The little princess by Jan Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sara Crewe's whole world drastically changes when Miss Minchin, the mistress at her London boarding school, hears that Sara's father has died leaving her penniless
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Freedom Writers
Alternative Names
Gravenese, Richard La

Gravenese, Richard La 1959-

La Gravenese, Richard 1959-

LaGravanese, Richard

LaGravanese, Richard 1959-

Lagravenese, Richard 1959-

Richard LaGravenese Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Richard LaGravenese scénariste américain

Richard LaGravenese sceneggiatore statunitense

Richard LaGravenese US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Лагравенезе, Ричард

Ричард Лагравенезе американский сценарист и режиссёр

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ریچارد لاگراونیس فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان آمریکایی



The bridges of Madison CountyBelovedLiving out loudThe Fisher king : the book of the filmThe little princess