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Portman, Rachel

Works: 330 works in 1,375 publications in 9 languages and 39,303 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Romance films  Documentary films  Historical films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Musician, Conductor, Contributor, Creator, orc, Instrumentalist, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rachel Portman
Because of Winn-Dixie by AnnaSophia Robb( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl's life is changed by a scruffy, fun-loving pooch she names Winn-Dixie. The special bond between them works magic on her reserved dad and the eccentric townspeople they meet during one unforgettable summer
Mona Lisa Smile by Mike Newell( Visual )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katherine Ann Watson has accepted a position teaching art history at the prestigious Wellesley College. Watson is a very modern woman, particularly for the 1950s. She has a passion not only for art but for her students. Most of the students seem to be biding their time, waiting to find the right man to marry. The students are all very bright and Watson feels they are not reaching their potential. Although a strong bond is formed between teacher and student, Watson's views are incompatible with the dominant culture of the college
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

33 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Gulf war hero is brainwashed and used as a tool in a political conspiracy
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Their eyes were watching God (ca. 113 min.): A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the mores of her small town
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )

25 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A former golf prodigy returns from service in World War I a broken and disillusioned man. It takes a mysterious stranger to get him to return to golf and turn his life around
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
The vow by Michael Sucsy( Visual )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a car accident puts her in a coma Paige wakes up and cannot remember the last five years of her life, so her husband Leo works to make her fall in love with him again
Grey Gardens by David Maysles( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 1,335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
The cider house rules by John Irving( Visual )

43 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Homer, who has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of an orphanage in rural Maine and has been trained by its proprietor, Dr. Wilbur Larch to be Larch's successor. Wally Worthington brings his pregnant girlfriend, Candy Kendall, to the orphanage because Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions. Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. When Wally leaves to fight in World War II, Homer falls in love with Candy
Hart's war by Gregory Hoblit( Visual )

21 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Col. McNamara is stripped of his freedom in a German POW camp, he's determined to keep on fighting - even from behind enemy lines. Enlisting the help of a young lieutenant in a brilliant plot against his captors, McNamara risks everything on a mission to free his men and change the outcome of the war. The story of defiant soldiers whose explosive World War II adventure honors the courage and sacrifices of American soldiers
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik( Visual )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mentally ill young woman who lives with her older brother finds her love in an eccentric young man who models himself after Buster Keaton
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After one day together -- July 15th, 1988, their college graduation -- Emma Morley (Anne Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Jim Sturgess) begin a friendship that lasts a lifetime. She's a working-class girl who dreams of making the world a better place. He's a wealthy charmer who thinks the world is his playground. Somewhere over the next two decades, these two very different people realize that the love they've been hoping for has been there for them all along"--Container
Never let me go by Mark Romanek( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy are best friends who grow up together in the isolated boarding school called Hailsham, with a chilling secret. As children, Kathy is secretly in love with Tommy. Then she sees her best friend Ruth holding Tommy's hand, and is devastated. As adolescents, Tommy and Kathy form a deep connection, only to have Ruth shove them apart with her own romantic demands. As they prepare to leave the school, they learn of their true purpose: each is a clone that will later have their organs harvested for medical purposes. Kathy takes on the role of "Carer," dedicating herself to looking after those being slowly dissected, and eventually Tommy and Ruth prepare to make their first "donations." As the years pass, the group grows apart, before finally reuniting just as both Tommy and Ruth are about to "complete."
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the best selling novel Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See the film tells the story of seven-year-old girls Snow flower and Lily, in the 19th century China, who had their feet bound at the same age and on the same day, which sealed their fates together as laotongs - bound together for eternity. Isolated in their marriages, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessy evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
Spellbound by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truman Capote viaja hasta Kansas para escribir sobre el atroz crimen cometido por Dick y Perry, dos asesinos sin escrúpulos. A medida que investiga establecerá una relación cercana con los asesinos. Los datos recogidos en esta investigación darán lugar a su obra más conocida "A sangre fría". Pero el precio para crear su obra maestra será compartir los secretos de su pasado y desnudar su propia alma ante el enigmático Perry
Nicholas Nickleby by David Edgar( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,065 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas becomes the head of the family when his father dies unexpectedly. Keeping watch over his mother and his sister Kate becomes an even greater challenge when Nicholas discovers that his father lost the family fortune due to ill-advised investments. Without a shilling to his name, Nicholas turns to his wealthy but unforgiving Uncle Ralph for help
The human stain by Robert Benton( Visual )

26 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coleman Silk is a respected professor at a New England college who suddenly finds his life unraveling after a comment he makes about some African-American students is misinterpreted as a racial slur. As the scandal heats up, Nathan Zuckerman, a writer researching a biography of Silk, begins to dig deeply into Silk's life. Eventually, matters are made worse when Coleman's affair with a young married janitor named Faunia Farley is exposed. But amid the controversy, Silk must struggle to keep his greatest secret, a secret he's held for the majority of his life, from becoming made public
The Lake House by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un médecin solitaire qui a autrefois loué une superbe maison sur les berges d'un lac, commence un échange de lettres d'une profonde affinité avec le nouvel habitant, un architecte. Quand ils découvrent qu'ils vivent dans deux espaces-temps différents à deux ans d'écart, ils essaient d'éclaircir le mystère qui se cache derrière leur échange extraordinaire avant qu'il ne soit trop tard
Chocolat by Joanne Harris( Visual )

75 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Lansquenet, una población francesa muy tradicional, donde nada ha cambiado en los últimos cien años, el Viento del Norte trae consigo a dos forasteras: Vianne Rocher y su hija Anouk. Vianne inaugura una chocolatería repleta de dulces capaces de despertar los ocultos apetitos de los habitantes del pueblo. Posee, además, un don especial que le permite percibir los deseos de los demás y satisfacerlos con el dulce exacto
Race : the power of an illusion by Carl Rakosi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history launches him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy
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Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.07 for Because of ... to 0.24 for Spellbound ...)

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Alternative Names
Portman, Rachel M.

Portman, Rachel M. 1960-

Rachel Portman britische Komponistin

Rachel Portman britisk komponist

Rachel Portman Britse componist

Rachel Portman brittisk kompositör

Rachel Portman brytyjska kompozytorka

Rachel Portman compositrice britannica

Rachel Portman compositrice de musique de films

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BelovedThe legend of Bagger VanceGrey GardensSpellboundThe Lake HouseChocolat