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Portman, Rachel

Works: 455 works in 1,232 publications in 9 languages and 35,023 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Biographical films  Made-for-TV movies  Romance films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Interviewee, Musician, Conductor, Creator, Contributor, 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 2,468 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
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,199 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
Mona Lisa smile by Mike Newell( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1953, Katherine Watson is a free-spirited graduate of UCLA who accepts a teaching post at Wellesley College, a women-only school where the students are torn between the repressive mores of the time and their longing for intellectual freedom
Beloved by Toni Morrison( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,939 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 & Denver take her in and then strange things start to happen
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,710 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 )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,700 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 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple has 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. Based on a true story
Grey Gardens( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home use only
Hart's war by Gregory Hoblit( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,300 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 1,246 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,218 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 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writer Alex Garland adapts Kazuo Ishiguro's novel for the big screen with this fantasy drama directed by Mark Romanek. Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley and Andrew Garfield star respectively as Kathy, Ruth and Tommy, three childhood friends who reunite as adults to look back on their days at Hailsham, a seemingly idyllic but markedly offbeat boarding school in rural England. As the former classmates journey into their shared past, painful memories of love, jealousy and betrayal are brought to the surface, and the sinister secret at the heart of their unusual upbringing is finally revealed
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,121 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 Charles Dickens( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 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 )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 986 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 being made public
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 948 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 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with a frustrated architect who resides in the same house two years in the past. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late
Chocolat by Lasse Hallstrm( Visual )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a single mother and her young daughter move to rural France and open a chocolate shop - with Sunday hours - across the street from the local church, they are met with some resistance from the rigidly moral community. But as soon as the townspeople discover their delicious products, their attitudes begin to change
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

16 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 cravings for junk food and kinky sex
The truth about Charlie by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs), and starring Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II) and Tim Robbins (The Shawshank Redemption), The Truth About Charlie is an explosive re-make of the original hit thriller, Charade. Regina (Thandie Newton) returns home from vacation to find her husband Charlie murdered and three violent strangers claiming Charlie cheated them out of millions. But when she accepts the help of a mysterious stranger (Mark Wahlberg), Regina plunges into a world where double-cross turns to triple-cross and trust turns into the deadliest weapon of all. A spectacular, roller coaster thrill ride, The Truth About Charlie will keep you guessing right up to the gripping conclusion!
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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 brittisk kompositr

Rachel Portman brytyjska kompozytorka

Rachel Portman compositrice britannica

Портман, Рэйчел

רחל פורטמן

ریچل پورتمن آهنگساز بریتانیایی


BelovedThe legend of Bagger VanceGrey GardensInfamousThe lake houseChocolat