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Hartley, Hal 1959-

Works: 65 works in 329 publications in 6 languages and 6,350 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Motion picture plays  Interviews  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Spy films  Fiction  Television adaptations  Anthology television programs 
Roles: Author, Producer, Author of screenplay, Director, Composer, Scenarist, Performer, Conductor, Film editor, Editor, Restager , fmp, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Henry Fool( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 406 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 )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 305 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
Simple men by Hal Hartley( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 273 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, and discover on their trek through deepest, darkest Long Island that sometimes even the oddest things really are just what they seem
Trust by Hal Hartley( Visual )

30 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pregnant 16 year old rejected by everyone and a 17 year old genius who hates everyone discover that love is stranger than they are in this different romantic comedy
No such thing( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 246 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
The unbelievable truth by Hal Hartley( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy involving a quirky model, a handsome ex-convict, and a murder
The girl from Monday( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 195 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
Amateur by Hal Hartley( Visual )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 183 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 book of life by Hal Hartley( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 167 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
Flirt by Hal Hartley( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 139 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 )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirt by Hal Hartley( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Italian 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 85 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, curiosity, and playfulness that lies behind his many feature films. Writer/director Hal Hartley cites his shorter artistic works as being integral to his creative process. Ranging from 7 to 27 minutes in length, the film and video pieces here include everything from a mini-opera to part-dance/part-illustrated meditations on themes of love, competition, war, and erotic longing. Opera no. 1: Parker Posey and Adrienne Shelly, as roller blading angels, try to fix up a couple. The other also: Two people, out of focus stand in a room while music and sound effects are heard on the soundtrack. The new math: A wordless short with three people fighting over a math problem in a classroom. NYC3/94: Video of three people on the streets of NY. The Sisters of Mercy: Parker Posey and Sabrina Lloyd in an apartment, speaking typical Hartley dialogue in an apparently unedited video. Hartley is heard in the background, running lines with the actresses, trying to set up shots in interesting ways. Kimono: A bride jumps out of a car in her wedding dress. She runs through the woods, losing her dress in the process. She winds up at a cabin in the wood where she finds a kimono
Surviving desire by Hal Hartley( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the relationship between a misanthropic college professor and a student in one of his English literature classes. The two shorts are Theory of achievement which follows the lives of a group of Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives, and Ambition, about a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women
Surviving desire a film( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 78 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
Collected screenplays by Hal Hartley( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hal Hartley : collected screenplays by Hal Hartley( Book )

in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simple men ; Trust by Hal Hartley( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay (photocopy)
True fiction pictures and possible films by Hal Hartley( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 5 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."--BOOK JACKET
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.00 for Performanc ... to 0.68 for The pocket ...)

Collected screenplaysHal Hartley : collected screenplays
Alternative Names

controlled identityRifle, Ned

Hal Hartley Amerikaans filmregisseur

Hal Hartley cinaste amricain

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

ハートリー, ハル


The book of lifeAmateurSurviving desireSurviving desire a filmCollected screenplaysHal Hartley : collected screenplaysSimple men ; TrustTrue fiction pictures and possible films