Goetzman, Gary 1952-
Most widely held works by Gary Goetzman
My big fat Greek wedding ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,338 libraries worldwide
Toula is a quiet, devoted daughter in a big, crazy Greek family. Working in her father's restaurant, she hides behind her family and keeps the world at a distance. One day at the restaurant she finds herself pouring coffee for a man who inspires her to change her life, and the way she sees the world ... forever.
John Adams ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 2,200 libraries worldwide
While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
Charlie Wilson's war ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,016 libraries worldwide
In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson was best known as a womanizing US congressional representative from Texas. He seemed to be in the minor leagues, except for the fact that he was a member of two major foreign policy and covert-ops committees. However, once Charlie is prodded by his major conservative supporter, Joanne Herring, Wilson learns about the plight of the people who are suffering from the effects of the brutal Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. With the help of a maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos, Wilson dedicates his canny political efforts to supply the Afghan mujahideen with the weapons and support needed to defeat the Soviet Union. Ultimately, Charlie learns that while military victory can be obtained, there are other consequences and prices to that fight that are ignored to everyone's sorrow. Based on a true story.
Where the wild things are ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,908 libraries worldwide
Max has an active imagination, who will throw a fit if others don't go along with what he wants. Following an incident with his sister Claire and her friends, Max throws a tantrum when his mother pays more attention to her boyfriend than to him - runs away from home. Wearing his wolf costume at the time, Max not only runs away physically, but runs toward a world in his imagination. This world, an ocean away, is inhabited by large wild beasts, including Carol who has the same temperament as Max. Instead of eating Max like they normally would with creatures of his type, the wild things befriend Max after he proclaims himself a king who can magically solve all their problems.
Mamma mia ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,851 libraries worldwide
20-year-old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancee, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father.
City of Ember ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
For centuries, the residents of the underground City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights and quiet contentment. But when the City's massive power generator begins to fail, the streetlamps fade - along with the hopes of the townspeople. Now it will be up to two courageous teenagers to follow a trail of clues left by the ancient builders to find the way out of Ember before their world is plunged into complete darkness.
The Pacific ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,213 libraries worldwide
The extraordinary experiences of three men and their fellow Marines take them from the first clash with the Japanese in the haunted jungles of Guadalcanal, through the impenetrable rain forests of Cape Gloucester, across the blasted coral strongholds of Peleliu, up the black sand terraces of Iwo Jima, through the killing fields of Okinawa, to the triumphant, yet uneasy, return home after V-J Day.
Neil Young heart of gold ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is a love letter to the consistency and familiarity of Neil Young's voice, a floating silver reed with all the colors of moonlight in it. The songs are from Young's albums "Prairie Wind" (2005), "Harvest Moon" (1992), and "Harvest" (1972). For the premiere of "Prairie Wind" Young gathered long-time band mates and old friends like Emmylou Harris for a performance that has the feel of a casual reunion picnic. Held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium--the original home of the Grand Ole Opry, and a room with what may be the finest acoustics in the universe--the whole ensemble nattily attired in neatly tailored traditional western get-ups, it is as if the ghosts of the Ryman are singing through them. Young's songs speak to ensuring continuity between the past and the present, while cutting a path into the future, and he and his fellow performers open themselves so wholly to their surroundings that they become a part of it.
Magnificent desolation walking on the moon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
Transports you to the lunar surface, where you can walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, and felt. Features rarely seen NASA footage, newly released photographs, CGI and actual live-action renditions of the lunar landscape.
The great Buck Howard ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Buck Howard is a mentalist extraordinaire who used to spend his days in the limelight. But nowadays, it's become clear to everyone but Buck that his act has long ago lost its luster. Yet, Buck is convinced his comeback is imminent. With the help of his new personal assistant, recent law school drop-out and would-be writer Troy, not to mention his fiery publicist, Buck surprisingly lands back in the American consciousness, taking Troy along for the ride of his life.
Big love. The complete second season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
"Season two ... finds the modern-day polygamist Bill Henrickson and his three wives struggling to pick up the pieces after first wife Barb's outing at the Beehive Mother of the Year Ceremony. Second wife Nicki, learning that it was her father, Roman Grant, Prophet of the Fundamentalist Juniper Creek compound, who betrayed them, battles conflicting family loyalties. And third wife Margene, newly pregnant, fights for a bigger piece of the family pie with an eye toward bringing a new wife and confidante into the fold. All of this domestic drama plays out against the backdrop of Bill's new, visionary business plans--which put him into direct conflict with his father-in-law and some rather unexpected and unsavory antagonists."--Container.
Big love. The complete third season ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 580 libraries worldwide
Bill Henrickson is the enterprising suburban polygamist who has more than his hands full with three wives, a potential fourth, a growing brood of eight children, and a struggling gaming business meant to safeguard his family should they be 'outed' and his Home Plus superstores left vulnerable.
Mamma mia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
20 year old Sophie is preparing to marry at her mother's hotel on a Greek island. She has a carefree life, a loving fiancé, and great friends. She is only missing one thing: a father. By reading her mother's diary she discovers that she has three possible fathers. Sophie secretly invites all three men to the wedding in a desperate bid to discover which of them is her father. But not all goes according to plan. Now, old loves are re-kindled, new loves are formed, and Sophie risks everything to discover the true identity of her father.
Starter for 10 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Brian is a working class student from Essex navigating his first year at Bristol University with a ragtag group of new friends. Brian's life-long dream is to join the team for the British quiz show University Challenge, and pull Alice, the fittest girl on the team.
Stop making sense by Talking Heads (Musical group) ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
A film of the Talking Heads in concert.
That thing you do ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured drummer when the band The Wonders competes in a talent show. After Guy injects a Merseybeat rhythm into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the group into a brief whirlwind of success.
The silence of the lambs ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
When FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned a case involving a monstrous serial killer, she seeks counsel from an imprisoned cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter, whose fascination with the young woman is as great as his hunger for murder. As their relationship develops, Starling must confront her own demons, and an evil so powerful that she may not have the courage or strength to stop it.
The Polar Express ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
For one doubting boy, an astonishing event is about to occur. Late on Christmas Eve night, he lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. Instead of bells and to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift that only those who still believe in Santa can experience.
Devil in a blue dress ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to work as a private eye. His job of finding a missing socialite puts him between the white power elite and the vibrant black commumnity of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows.
The Polar Express ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Billy longs to believe in Santa Claus, but he finds it quite difficult to do so. His family has a dogged insistence that all of it, from the North Pole, to the elves, to Santa himself, is all just a myth. This all changes, however, on Christmas Eve, when a mysterious train visits Billy in the middle of the night, promising to take him and a group of other lucky children to the North Pole for a visit with Santa. The train's conductor, along with the other passengers help turn Billy's crisis of faith into a journey of self-discovery.
Action and adventure films Adams, Abigail,--1744-1818 Adams, John,--1735-1826 Afghanistan American Revolution (1775-1783) Biographical television programs Brothers and sisters Children's costumes Comedy films Comedy films Committees Drama Fantasy films Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Founding Fathers of the United States Greece Greece--Drama Greek Americans--Cultural assimilation Greek American women Historical drama Historical television programs History Imagination Imagination in children Legislators Man-woman relationships Military assistance, American Mothers and daughters Mothers and sons Musical films Political science Political television programs Presidents Romantic comedy films Runaway children Soviet Occupation of Afghanistan (1979-1989) Television adaptations Television mini-series Television programs--for the hearing impaired Temper tantrums United States United States.--Congress Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Weddings Wilson, Charles,--1933-2010
Getzman, Gary 1952-
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