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Hartley, Hal 1959-

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Most widely held works by Hal Hartley
The complete Peanuts by Charles M Schulz( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects all the "Peanuts" comic strips as originally published in newspapers, including both daily and Sunday strips
Henry Fool by Ha tuo( Visual )

26 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Grim, a nerdy young sanitation worker who lives in Queens with his depressed mother and promiscuous sister, turns out to be a brilliant poet and an overnight literary sensation, after being encouraged to write down his ideas by Henry Fool, a boozy pseudo-intellectual who rents the Grim family basement
Fay Grim by Hal Hartley( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the CIA asks Fay to travel to Paris to retrieve notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband, her mission turns into a sprawling con-game in a world of international espionage
Trust by Hal Hartley( Visual )

49 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Maria announces her unplanned pregnancy to her family, her father dies of a heart attack, her mother evicts her and her boyfriend breaks up with her. With nowhere to go, she wanders into town, searching for a place to stay. Along the way, she meets Matthew, a highly educated and moody repairman living with his abusive father. The two begin an unusual romance built on their sense of mutual identification and trust, while their families try to bring an end to their fragile relationship
The unbelievable truth by Hal Hartley( Visual )

36 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy involving an ex-con who could be a thief, a mechanic, a priest or a mass murderer arrives back in his hometown. His arrival has an impact on dysfunctional, bright teenager who finds herself inexplicably drawn to this interesting and possibly dangerous man
Simple men by Hal Hartley( Visual )

33 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two brothers go after their father, a former all-star shortstop and mad-bomber anarchist, when he breaks out of jail. Out of money and short of ideas, they both discover some truths about themselves
No such thing( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beatrice works at a sleazy tabloid TV news show, run by a producer eager for something different. The producer sends her camera crew to Iceland in search of something new and unusual, but the show's crew doesn't survive their first encounter with the local monster, and Beatrice is sent to find out what happened to them. She ends up taking on the reclusive monster and takes him from the remote island and brings him into the media spotlight in New York City
Amateur by Hal Hartley( Visual )

47 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A crackpot ex-nun who writes pornographic short stories crosses paths with an amnesiac wandering the streets of New York City. When they set out to uncover his identity, they come face to face with his unsavory past--including a vengeful porno actress and ruthless corporate assassins hot on their trail
The girl from Monday( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic drama about a time in the near future when citizens are happy to be property traded on the stock exchange
The book of life by Hal Hartley( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark comedy about the Apocalypse, Jesus (Martin Donovan) arrives at JFK Airport with his assistant, Magdalena (P.J. Harvey). He transfers the "Book of Life" to computer disk and battles the Devil (Thomas Jay Ryan) for human souls, with second thoughts about whether these lives are worth saving
Surviving desire : a film by Hal Hartley( Visual )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offbeat romance about a college student who seduces her professor. Also included are two shorts: "Theory of achievement" and "Ambition."
Flirt by Hal Hartley( Visual )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intriguing look at conflicting messages of desire and deceit in three separate stories, between three different couples, in New York, Berlin and Tokyo
Amateur by Hal Hartley( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirt by Hal Hartley( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirt is a simple story of love and loss told three times in three different cities. The first story is set in New York. The subsequent two - set in Berlin and Tokyo - seemingly use the same situations and dialogue, but by subtle shifts of emphasis the film evolves from the turbulence of America to the benign calm of Japan. The crisis in each story is precipitated by the indecisiveness of the main character; his or her need for reassurance that their love will hold steadfast - that there is a future for their love - leads them to flirt with disaster. This volume also contains an extended prose piece in which Hal Hartley discusses his work
Possible films : short works by Hal Hartley, 1994-2004 by Hal Hartley( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six previously unreleased short films and videos. From the quiet and thoughtful to the loud and ridiculous, this arresting collection of short work by Hal Hartley reveals the tireless experimentation, curiousity, and playfulness that lies behind his many feature films
Meanwhile( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Fulton is a man who can do anything from fixing your sink to arranging international financing for a construction project. He produces online advertising and he's written a big fat novel. He's also a good drummer, but success eludes him. For Joe can't keep himself from fixing other people's problems, his own ambitions are constantly interrupted by his willingness and ability to go out of his way to help others
Hal Hartley : collected screenplays by Hal Hartley( Book )

in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple men ; Trust by Hal Hartley( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Simple Men tells the story of two brothers, Bill and Dennis McCabe. Dennis is a quietly handsome, inexperienced, bookish student, while his older brother is a rough-hewn ladies' man who verges on misogyny. Thrown together to search for their long-lost father, the pair crash into confrontations with their expectations of themselves and their attitudes towards women." ... "Trust is a droll analysis of family violence and the moral courage it takes to defeat it and assume faith in others."--Back cover
True fiction pictures and possible films by Hal Hartley( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hal Hartley's comedies and explorations of mismatched love and misplaced trust have been provocative must-sees for the past two decades with critics and audiences alike. Given the range and depth of his interests, along with the decidedly rigorous pursuit of a deeply felt aesthetic, his films are as difficult to classify as they are easy to recognize - and they have been widely recognized as a singular achievement in American filmmaking. In this book of interviews conducted by professor and film writer Kenneth C. Kaleta, Hartley reflects on the evolution of his filmmaking, elaborating on the forces that help shape it and the ways in which his aspirations develop as time goes on - revealing a good deal of what it is to be an independent creative artist in a relentlessly commercial culture. Exquisitely designed, with numerous full-color photographs and a complete illustrated filmography, True Fiction Pictures and Possible Films is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Hartley's filmmaking in particular, and motion pictures in general."--Jacket
Henry Fool by Hal Hartley( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The complete Peanuts
Alternative Names

controlled identityRifle, Ned

Hal Hartley Amerikaans filmregisseur

Hal Hartley cinéaste américain

Hal Hartley regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Hal Hartley reżyser i scenarzysta amerykański

Hal Hartley US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor

Rifle, Ned 1959-

Хартли, Хэл

האל הרטלי

هال هارتلی فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان آمریکایی

하틀리, 할 1959-

ハートリー, ハル



Simple menThe book of lifeSurviving desire : a filmAmateurHal Hartley : collected screenplaysSimple men ; TrustTrue fiction pictures and possible filmsHenry Fool