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LaGravenese, Richard

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Most widely held works by Richard LaGravenese
Freedom Writers by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

92 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,259 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 Angelina Jolie( Visual )

37 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini. As a boy, Louis is always in trouble but with the help of his older brother he channels his energy into running and becomes a 1936 Olympic competitor. When World War II breaks out, Louis enlists in the miliary. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, he spends a garrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Here he becomes the favourite target of a particularly brutal prison guard because of his Olympic history. An unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit
The bridges of Madison County by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

100 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after meeting, they won't want to lose the love they've found
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen( Visual )

38 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"De l'eau pour les éléphants raconte l'histoire d'amour interdite entre le jeune Jacob (Robert Pattinson) et la ravissante Marlène (Reese Witherspoon). Jacob, étudiant en sciences vétérinaires, découvre par hasard le monde d'un cirque itinérant. Lorsqu'il rencontre la grande star Marlène, il s'éprend d'amour pour elle au premier regard. Tout pourrait être parfait, s'il n'y avait pas le dangereux mari de Marlène, qui va mettre leur vie en péril..."
P.S.I Love You by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

69 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,171 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
Beautiful creatures by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

60 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,953 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 horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,875 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
Paris, je t'aime = Paris, I love you by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
The fisher king by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

58 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Robin Wiliams, Jeff Bridges, Amanda Plummer and Mercedes Ruehl star in Terry Gilliam's must-see comic masterpiece. Williams is Parry, a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights and damsels in distress. Jack is New York's #1 shock deejay, whose off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy which ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors-Parry. And so the amazing story of the Fisher King unfolds a modern quest for redemption and the Holy Grail, filled with humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance."--Back of container
Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,232 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 Walter Lang( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and French and held by 975 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 comedian by Robert De Niro( Visual )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke
The last five years by Jason Robert Brown( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamie Wellerstein is an up and coming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa Goddess and struggling actress. Their story is told almost entirely through songs using an intercutting time line device; all of Cathy's songs begin at the end of their marriage and move backwards in time to the beginning of their love affair while Jamie's songs start at the beginning of their affair and move forward to the end of their marriage. They meet in the center when Jamie proposes
The mirror has two faces by Barbra Streisand( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 762 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 )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their eyes were watching God (ca. 113 min.): A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town
The ref by Ted Demme( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unfortunate cat burglar becomes trapped in a fate worse than jail when he takes a bickering couple and their annoying relatives hostage
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 504 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 La ge rui fu ni si( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 430 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
The fisher king( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parry is a homeless history professor who lives in a fantasy world full of castles, Red Knights, and damsels in distress. Jack is New York's number one shock deejay, until the day his off-hand arrogance triggers a tragedy that ruins his career. Penniless and without prospects, Jack finds himself plucked from disaster by the most improbable of saviors, Parry
The Fisher king : the book of the film by Richard LaGravenese( Book )

21 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 262 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Freedom Writers
The bridges of Madison CountyBelovedLiving out loudThe Fisher king : the book of the film
Alternative Names
Gravenese, Richard La

Gravenese, Richard La 1959-

La Gravenese, Richard 1959-

LaGravanese, Richard

LaGravanese, Richard 1959-

Lagravenese, Richard 1959-

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