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Apted, Michael

Works: 471 works in 1,421 publications in 7 languages and 28,605 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Case studies  Longitudinal studies  Juvenile works  History  Surfing films  Biography  Musical films  Television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer, Performer, Film editor, Scenarist, Interviewee, Contributor, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Amazing grace by Michael Apted ( Visual )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of British legislator William Wilberforce, who led a decades-long movement to end the British slave trade
Chronicles of Narnia by C. S Lewis ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Lucy and Edmund Pensive, along with their cousin Eustace, are swallowed into a painting and transported back to Narnia, they join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard the magnificent ship The Dawn Treader. The courageous voyagers travel to mysterious islands, confront mystical creatures, and reunite with the Great Lion Aslan and a mission that will determine the fate ofNarnia itself!
The world is not enough by Michael Apted ( Visual )
106 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agent 007 is the world's only hope against Renard, a high-tech terrorist with a most unusual and deadly characteristic: a brain-lodged bullet that renders him impervious to pain
Coal miner's daughter by Michael Apted ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Loretta Lynn, who rose from the poverty-stricken Appalachian area to become one of the biggest country singers of all time
Gorillas in the mist the story of Dian Fossey by Michael Apted ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of young anthropologist Dian Fossey who travels to the African mountains to study the rare gorillas
Nell by Michael Apted ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The backwoods of North Carolina is where Nell lives, all alone. She has her own form of language and no idea of a world beyond her small plot of land. When civilization enters her life, Nell's life will never be the same again
The up series ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects
Rome ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The historical events surrounding the fall of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Empire
Enough ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married the man of her dreams. After the arrival of her daughter, Slim begins to see the hidden, abusive side of her husband. Terrified for her and her daughter's safety, Slim flees. But her husband's resources allow him to relentlessly pursue them. Finally Slim fights back, engaging her husband in a physical and psychological battle
Thunderheart by John Fusco ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young, part-Sioux FBI agent is sent to solve a murder on an Indian reservation. There he meets the irreverent local sheriff and the tribe's religious leader, who helps the agent begin to understand his lost heritage. Gradually, he comes to believe that the U.S. government has framed an innocent man, but finds that he and those around him are thrown into danger because of his suspicions
Chasing Mavericks ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When 15-year-old Jay Moriarty (Weston) discovers that the mythical Mavericks surf break is real, he reaches out to local surfing legend Frosty Hesson (Butler) to train him to ride it. What begins as a mentorship turns into an extraordinary bond that transforms both their lives, as Jay and Frosty learn valuable lessons about conquering fear in pursuit of your dreams"--Container
Incident at Oglala the Leonard Peltier story by Michael Apted ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the 1975 incident where armed FBI agents illegally entered the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, resulting in the deaths of a Native American and two FBI agents. Explores the controversy and potential abuse of justice surrounding the case of Leonard Peltier, who was the sole person in the incident convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison
49 up by Michael Apted ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by the Jesuit saying, "Give me a child until he is 7 years old, and I will give you the man," in 1964 Granada Television commissioned a short documentary wherein producers profiled 14 7-year-old children, and loosely speculated on what sort of lives they might lead. It was meant and received as an indictment of the British class system, which seemed most inflexible in 1964. Almost as an afterthought, director Michael Apted--a researcher on the original documentary--returned to profile these same 14 subjects at seven-year intervals. Over the decades, Britain has changed unutterably, the class system has partly melted, and the films themselves have become something else entirely. The "7 up" series has been called the grandfather of reality television, and as a whole reminds viewers what we all know: that every so-called ordinary life is a zone of great drama and tremendous risk
Class action by Michael Apted ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two lawyers, father and daughter, face off against each other in a multimillion dollar lawsuit. The case concerns a potentially defective auto design that could involve corporate corruption and violations of legal ethics
Enigma by Michael Apted ( Visual )
36 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Still reeling from the disappearance of his lover Claire, brilliant code-breaker Tom Jericho is summoned to Bletchley Park, Britain's top-secret intelligence campus. Now he must face his toughest assignment--crack the Nazis' infamous Enigma codes. Putting together the pieces of a puzzle, he discovers the reason for his lover's disappearance, U-boats closing in on Allied cargo ships, and a mass grave in Poland
42 up by Michael Apted ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 6th in a series following 14 English people through their lives. Beginning when the group were 7-year olds, the "children" are revisited every 7 years to discuss how their lives have been. Here we look at their lives at age 42
56 up ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The latest instalment of ITV's landmark documentary series returns to visit the people whose lives have been followed since they were just seven-years-old. The original '7 Up' was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action Special featuring children chosen from different backgrounds to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. The series was inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's interest in both the saying: "Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man," and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain. 7 Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films including 'The World Is Not Enough', 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and 'Gorillas in the Mist', has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life." Now they are 56 years old
Gorky Park by Michael Apted ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gorky Park opens with the discovery of three mutilated bodies buried in the snow in Moscow's Gorky Park. Arkady Renko, the chief investigator of the Moscow Militia, is assigned to unravel this horrific crime, but he is confronted by an uncooperative and corrupt KGB
Extreme measures by Michael Apted ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After one of his patients died in mysterious circumstances, Dr. Guy Luthan is determined to unravel the bizarre medical conspiracy into which he's stumbled
28 up ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a group of British young people from a variety of economic and social backgrounds as they grow up, interviewing them at the ages of seven, fourteen, twenty-one, and twenty-eight. Provides a sociological and cultural history of postwar Britain as well as an examination of the process of growing up
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.00 for Apted, Mic ... to 0.70 for SHORT cine ...)
English (504)
French (35)
Spanish (33)
German (29)
Multiple languages (12)
Italian (9)
Croatian (1)