Most widely held works by Chris Sarandon
The princess bride ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and German and held by 2,437 libraries worldwide
A kindly grandfather sits down with his grandson and reads him a bedtime story. As the grandfather reads the story, the action comes alive in a classic tale of love and adventure. The beautiful Buttercup is kidnapped and held against her will in order to marry the nasty Prince Humperdinck, while Westley (her childhood beau, now returned as the Dread Pirate Roberts) attempts to save her. Along the way he meets an accomplished swordsman and a giant, both of whom become his companions in his quest.
Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 1,820 libraries worldwide
Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovered a door leading to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. When he is back in Halloweentown he shows his friends what Christmas is like, and he suggests doing Christmas this year instead. But things do not go as planned when Oogie Boogie, an evil gambling boogey man, plots to play a game with Santa Claus' life and creates a nightmare for all the good little boys and girls everywhere. Although Sally attempts to stop him, Jack embarks into the sky on a coffin-like sled pulled by skeletal reindeer.
The Princess bride ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 873 libraries worldwide
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named ... Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale, complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, escapes and silly accents you'd expect.
Dog day afternoon by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day. The lead robber wishes to obtain funding for a sex-change operation for his gay lover.
Hornet's nest by Patricia Daniels Cornwell ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Reveals the heart and soul of a metropolitan police department through three heroes, an ambitious young reporter who is also an eager volunteer cop, the police chief, and the deputy chief.
Red dragon by Thomas Harris ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 556 libraries worldwide
The latest victims of a grisly series of hideous sacrificial killings lead agent Will Graham to search for a mass murderer, the Red Dragon, whom Graham put in prison years before.
Louisa May Alcott's little men ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Follows the adventures of Jo March and her husband Professor Bhaer as they try to make their school for boys a happy, comfortable, and stimulating place.
A Tale of two cities ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Indifferent to the plight of France's downtrodden and pained by unrequited love for Lucie Darnay, London barrister Sydney Carton finds meaning through an act of ultimate sacrifice.
Chase by Dean R Koontz ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Benjamin Chase, Vietnam War hero, finds himself the target of a sociopathic killer when he inbterrupts a murder in progress. In Down in the Darkness, Jess Gonzalles thought he'd bought the perfect house--until he discovered the mysterious door and the winding staircase leading down into the darkness, a darkness that is willing to consume his enemies and waits to consume him as well.
The tenth insight holding the vision by James Redfield ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The author continues his journey to a new spiritual awakening, trying to find the tenth insight which tells of his inborn guiding purpose in life.
Child's play ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and French and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Voodoo and terror meet when an innocent-looking doll is inhabited by the soul of a killer who wasn't ready to die.
Protocol ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
A daffy Washington D.C. waitress saves a visiting Arab dignitary from an assassination attempt and goes from serving drinks to serving her country in the State Department's protocol branch.
American experience. Robert E. Lee ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Robert E. Lee, the leading Confederate general of the American Civil War, remains a source of fascination and, for some, veneration. This film examines the life and reputation of the general, whose military successes made him the scourge of the Union and the hero of the Confederacy, and who was elevated to almost god-like status by his admirers after his death.
Capital crimes by Lawrence Sanders ( Recording )
4 editions published in 1989 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 285 libraries worldwide
John Tollinger, an assistant to the White House Chief of Staff, has been ordered to investigate Brother Kristos, a monk with healing powers who may be trying to grasp control of the President and ultimately the nation.
Fright night ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
When a teen-age boy can't get anybody to believe that his neighbor is a vampire, he turns to a TV-horror host, who used to be the "Great Vampire Killer" of the movies.
Loggerheads ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
A handsome drifter makes a pilgrimage to the scenic coast of North Carolina; a woman searches for the son she gave up for adoption as a teenager; and a small town minister's wife longs for her estranged adopted son. These three stories intertwine.
Danielle Steel's no greater love ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 217 libraries worldwide
Aboard the doomed ship Titanic, Edwina toasts her engagement while surrounded by her family, until she loses them. For a decade she holds together the family newspaper empire while raising her siblings.
A tale of two cities ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
"The ultimate tale of love, honor, and sacrifice during the bloodstained French Revolution is movingly brought to life in this sumptuous production ... which thrillingly captures all the drama and emotion of one of history's most tumultuous eras"--Container.
The Osterman weekend ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
TV personality John Tanner is looking forward to a reunion party with his closest friends. That is, until the CIA warn him that they are all Soviet agents. Suddenly, he and his family are caught in a nightmare of terror, deception, helplessness and violent death.
Tim Burton's The nightmare before Christmas ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, who decides to bring the magic of Christmas back to Halloween Town.
Action and adventure films Animated films Audiobooks Bank robberies Boarding schools Christmas Christmas films Comedy films Drama Fairy tales Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired France Gay couples Good and evil Halloween History Horror films Hostage negotiations Hostages Kidnapping Love March family (Fictitious characters) Mass media and crime Mentally ill Musical films Musical films New England New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn North Carolina--Charlotte Police Princes Princesses Revolution (France : 1789-1799) Romance films Santa Claus Schools Serial murders Sex change Sleds Stop-motion animation films Talking books Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Multiple languages (7)
No Linguistic content (3)