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LaGravenese, Richard

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

88 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,235 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 )

36 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,685 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 )

97 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,569 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 )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,461 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
P.S.I Love You by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,083 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 )

59 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan probeert uit alle macht zijn relatie met Lena (een jonge heks) in stand te houden, om te voorkomen dat zij een Duistere heks wordt. Vanaf ca. 15 jaar
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,881 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 Ethan Coen( Visual )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

56 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,411 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
Behind the Candelabra by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,233 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 963 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 )

5 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 782 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 )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 775 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 )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rose, a literature professor who lives with her mother, is in search of passion. Gregory, a mathematics professor who has been hurt in the past, is afraid to start a new relationship. Fate brings the two together and they soon agree to a marriage of convenience, built on intellectual passion instead of sexual heat. Then they fall in love
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 653 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 )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burglar Gus (Denis Leary) takes the obnoxious Chasseur family hostage in their home on Christmas Eve
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 497 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith Nelson, newly divorced, is consumed by vindictive fantasies of her ex and his young bride. Her life is empty until she finds unexpected companionship in a bold and sassy Jazz singer
The fisher king( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 307 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
Unstrung heroes by DVD/Ent( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English 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 this eccentric uncles
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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

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