WorldCat Identities

Vachon, Christine

Works: 85 works in 448 publications in 7 languages and 19,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Musical films  Historical films  Film noir  Documentary films  Spy films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christine Vachon
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond-- a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le New York des années 1950, une mère de famille bourgeoise, en instance de divorce, vit une liaison amoureuse avec une jeune employée d'un grand magasin. [Médiafilm]
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
One hour photo by Mark Romanek( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sy works in photo processing. His favorite customers are the Yorkin family. Sy dotes on the Yorkins whenever they drop off film to be processed and they are indulgent of Sy's attentions. What the Yorkins don't know is Sy has been obsessively making copies of their photos, imagining himself to be "Uncle Sy," a member of the family. Sy's tenuous hold on reality begins to collapse when he develops a roll of film brought in by a new customer that suggests infidelity and the notion that his ideal family may be falling apart is troubling for Sy
Spellbound by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row
Then she found me by Alice Arlen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to start a family, New York schoolteacher, April Epner hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband unexpectedly abandons her and her adoptive mother dies. She gets another shock when she meets her biological mother, an eccentric, self-centered talk show host, whom at first she rejects. Then the divorced dad of one of her students begins courting April. As her life is turned upside-down, April finds herself opening up in ways she had never imagined
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the off-Broadway musical hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" presents a drama queen getting not only what she needs, but also what she wants: love, unfettered and unconditional. Hedwig, a surgically botched transsexual from East Germany, travels the States with his band, playing a string of Red Lobster-type restaurants to audiences rendered incredulous by his boyish brand of girl glam; he reveals his story in flashbacks between musical numbers. For Hedwig, who exists in an indeterminate but politically charged space between freedom and frustration, life is about looking for her personal dividing wall - to smash it into ruin
Safe by Todd Haynes( Visual )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about a suburban housewife whose affluent environment turns against her, causing environmentally-induced disease. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995
A Home at the End of the World by Michael Mayer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remember your very best friend in high school, the one who knew...and kept...all your secrets? Bobby and Jonathan, who shared that kind of friendship, meet again as adults in New York. Sparked by their relationship with free-spirited Clare, they forge a loving unit that redefines 'family'
Velvet goldmine by Todd Haynes( Visual )

27 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance!
At any price( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple ... wants his rebellious son Dean ... to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional racecar driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood"--Container
The notorious Bettie Page( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennesee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day
I shot Andy Warhol by Mary Harron( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey into the cultural whirlwind of events surrounding Valerie Solanas' shooting of pop-art superstar Andy Warhol
Camp by Todd Graff( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guitarist Vlad attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only straight boys there, he befriends Ellen. Meanwhile, openly gay Michael develops a crush on him, which sparks conflict among fellow campers Jenna, Jill, and Fritzi. Meanwhile, camp manager Bert Hanley, a washed-up Broadway songwriter, enlists the help of his young campers to put together a new musical production
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolation...alienation...happiness. In America they all go hand in hand. Buy a new TV and you will be happy. Still not happy? Experience alienation. Can't afford a new TV? Then live in isolation. "Be happy", and if that doesn't work, pretend to make it work. For the characters in this film, the struggle to attain such a state is fraught with perils both heartbreaking and hilarious
Gigantic by matt aselton ( '08 ) Movie( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian is a mattress salesman who gets swept up into a romance with Happy when she falls asleep on one of the beds in his store. To win her over, he must compete with her father, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets
Swoon by Tom Kalin( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film noir "thriller" that presents the true case of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, brilliant young men from good Jewish families, who were convicted for kidnapping and murdering Bobby Franks, a 13-year-old boy. DVD
Savage grace by Ka Lin( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the true story of a young woman who married into a wealthy family whose extremely close relationship with her son turns into a deadly tragedy
Poison by Sacha Guitry( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second feature directed by Haynes -- the Oscar-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven, I'm Not There and the upcoming HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce -- this groundbreaking American Indie was the most fervently debated film of the 1990s and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes' spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves trio of transgressive tales -- 'Hero,' 'Horror' and 'Homo'-that build toward a devastating climax. 'Hero,' shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; 'Horror,' filmed like a delirious '50s B-movie melodrama, is a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while 'Homo' explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates. A runaway hit which made national headlines when it was attacked by right-wing figures including Dick Armey, Ralph Reed and minister Donald Wildmon, Poison is unsettling, unforgettable and thoroughly entertaining
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Far from Heaven
Alternative Names
Christine Vachon Amerikaans filmproducente

Christine Vachon productrice américaine

Christine Vachon produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Christine Vachon US-amerikanische Filmregisseurin

Кристин Вачон

Крістін Вакон Американська кінопродюсерка




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