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Portman, Rachel

Works: 369 works in 1,345 publications in 9 languages and 37,300 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  History  Juvenile works  Historical films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Made-for-TV movies  Coming-of-age 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 Jeff Daniels( Visual )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2,469 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 )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,270 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 )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,919 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 Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,750 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 legend of Bagger Vance by Robert Redford( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,749 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 vow by Michael Sucsy( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,571 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 )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and German and held by 1,326 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
The cider house rules by John Irving( Visual )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,309 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 1,298 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 )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,282 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 )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,227 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 )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,224 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 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centuries ago, two 'sworn sisters' are isolated by their families, but stay connected through a secret language written in the folds of a white silk fan. Now in modern-day Shanghai, their descendents must draw inspiration from the past as they struggle to maintain their own eternal bond in the face of life's complications. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
Nicholas Nickleby by Douglas McGrath( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 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 )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,025 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1959. Manhatten war eine einzige Party, und keiner der Stars der literarischen Schickeria funkelte heller als Truman Capote. Eines Tages las er einen Artikel in der New York Times. "Wohlhabender Farmer mit 3 Familienmitgliedern ermordet." Damit war die Party für Capote vorbei. Er verbiss sich in den Mordfall und schrieb darüber den berühmten "Sachbuch-Roman". Kaltblütig, der eine emotionsgeladene Beziehung zu einem der verurteilten Mörder mit sich brachte. Doch damit kennen wir noch nicht alle Aspekte der Story
The Lake House by Alejandro Agresti( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getragene Romanze über zwei Brieffreunde, die sich ineinander verlieben, dann aber feststellen, dass sie zwei Jahre voneinander getrennt leben
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

68 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vianne Rocher y su hija Anouk llegan a la población francesa de Lansquenet donde inauguran una chocolatería repleta de dulces capaces de despertar los ocultos deseos de los residentes
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

25 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 666 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
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.07 for Because of ... to 0.31 for Life is sw ...)

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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, joue des claviers

Портман, Рэйчел

רחל פורטמן

ریچل پورتمن آهنگساز بریتانیایی


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