WorldCat Identities

Portman, Rachel

Works: 400 works in 1,079 publications in 8 languages and 32,332 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Animal films  War films  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Interviewee, Conductor, Creator, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Rachel Portman
Because of Winn-Dixie ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heartwarming 'tail' of a young girl whose 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 )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,207 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 )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Gulf war hero is brainwashed and used as a tool in a political conspiracy
Beloved by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,907 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 Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,616 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 1,458 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
Hart's war by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; David Ladd Films (Firm) ; David Foster Productions (Firm) ; Cheyenne Enterprises (Firm) ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,277 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
Grey Gardens ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,272 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 deĢbutantes, 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
Never let me go by Mark Romanek ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,212 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."
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,206 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, but they have to overcome her brother's overprotectiveness
One day by David Nicholls ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,185 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
Snow flower and the secret fan ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,091 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
The human stain by Philip Roth ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 975 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 )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 926 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
Nicholas Nickleby by Douglas McGrath ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man in nineteenth-century England
The lake house ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and English and held by 782 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 Hallström ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 742 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 )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering lay about. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy
The legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 577 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 truth about Charlie by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Regina returns home to find her husband, Charlie, murdered and three violent strangers claiming Charlie cheated them out of millions. When she accepts help from a mysterious stranger, she is plunged into a world where a double-cross turns into a triple-cross and trust turns into the deadliest weapon of all
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.07 for Because of ... to 0.23 for Beloved ...)
Alternative Names
Portman, Rachel M.
Portman, Rachel M. 1960-
English (162)
French (32)
Spanish (26)
German (14)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (4)
Chinese (3)
Dutch (1)