WorldCat Identities

Portman, Rachel

Overview
Works: 469 works in 1,282 publications in 9 languages and 37,068 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  History  Juvenile works  Historical films  Comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Coming-of-age films  Biographical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Musician, Conductor, Contributor, Creator, Instrumentalist, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Rachel Portman
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,470 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 Julia Roberts( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,234 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 )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When his army unit is ambushed during the first Gulf War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw saves his fellow soldiers just as his commanding officer, Major Ben Marco, is knocked unconscious. Using the incident for political gain, Shaw eventually becomes a vice-presidential nominee, but Marco is haunted by dreams of what really happened in Iraq. As Marco investigates, the story begins to unravel. He begins to figure that the entire unit was kidnapped and brainwashed as part of a plot to get Shaw into the White House. Now the Manchurian Global corporation appears desperate to stop him from finding out
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Paul D. finds his old slave friend Sethe in Ohio and moves in with her and her daughter Denver, a strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved". Sethe and Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,728 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,723 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( Visual )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple have a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. After she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband sets his sights on winning her heart again
Grey Gardens( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the life stories Edith "Big Edie" Bouvier Beale and her daughter, Edith "Little Edie" Bouvier Beale who are the eccentric aunt and first cousin of Jackie Onassis. They were raised as Park Avenue débutantes, but withdrew from New York society. They took shelter at their Long Island summer home called 'Grey Gardens.' As their wealth and contact with the outside world dwindled, so did their grasp on reality. They were reintroduced to the world when international tabloids learned of a health department raid on their home. At that point, Jackie swooped in to save her relatives
Hart's war by Gregory Hoblit( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honor, courage, and sacrifice are revealed in unexpected ways as a ranking U.S. prisoner in a Nazi POW camp is joined in December 1944 by a law-student lieutenant who'd been captured despite his father's powerful military connections. When a black pilot from the famous Tuskeegee airmen is falsely accused of murdering a fellow prisoner, Lt. Hart tries his case and discovers the real motivation behind the ranking officer's kangaroo court
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik( Visual )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,266 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
The cider house rules by John Irving( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 1,260 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
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,216 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 Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,216 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 1,125 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
Nicholas Nickleby by Edward Fox( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,016 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 )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 989 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
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and German and held by 951 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
The lake house by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect. When they discover that they're living two years apart, they try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late
Chocolat by Lasse Hallstrm( Visual )

52 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a small town in rural France in 1960. Vianne Rocher and her pre-teen daughter move to town and open a chocolate shop across from the local church just as Lent is beginning. Vianne's warm heart and delicious chocolate win over some of the townspeople, but the mayor and others object to her free thinking and iconoclastic ways
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a girl who finds her family unbearably weird -- her mother laughs at anything, her father dreams of selling hot dogs and her sister is a plumber. She struggles to fit in while coping with her craving for junk food and kinky sex!
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.14 (from 0.06 for Because of ... to 0.29 for Life is sw ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mona Lisa smile
Alternative Names
Portman, Rachel M.

Portman, Rachel M. 1960-

Rachel Portman britische Komponistin

Rachel Portman britisk komponist

Rachel Portman Britse componist

Rachel Portman brittisk kompositr

Rachel Portman brytyjska kompozytorka

Rachel Portman compositrice britannica

Rachel Portman compositrice de musique de films, joue des claviers

Портман, Рэйчел

רחל פורטמן

ریچل پورتمن آهنگساز بریتانیایی

レイチェル・ポートマン

Languages
Covers
BelovedThe legend of Bagger VanceGrey GardensInfamousThe lake houseChocolat