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Portman, Rachel

Works: 571 works in 1,835 publications in 9 languages and 48,008 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romance films  Comedy films  Historical films  Biographical films  Sports films  War films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Musician, Interviewee, Conductor, Other, Creator, Contributor, Instrumentalist, orc, Recipient, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Rachel Portman
Most widely held works by Rachel Portman
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo( Visual )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,448 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 )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,265 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
A dog's purpose by Brittany Robertson( Visual )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love
The Lake House( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and German and held by 2,063 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
Race by Stephen Hopkins( Visual )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of track and field legend Jesse Owens, and his record-breaking performance at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany
Beloved by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,875 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 Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,778 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 Matt Damon( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Champion de golf et fiancé de la richissime Adèle (Charlize Theron), Junuh (Matt Damon) a perdu sa joie de vire et le goût du jeu jusqu'à la venue en ville d'un personnage mystérieux nommé Bagger Vance (Will Smith). Aidé par cet homme aussi providentiel qu'énigmatique, Junuh reprend confiance en lui et retrouve son véritable talent... [source : jacquette)
The vow( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and French and held by 1,576 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 by Michael Sucsy( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,356 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
Benny & Joon by Jeremiah Chechik( Visual )

29 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unbalanced Joon is usually sweet but sometimes behaves oddly and sets fire. She begins a relationship with whimsical misfit Sam and they decide to find the perfect mate for her overprotective brother Benny
The Manchurian candidate by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,299 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
Hart's war by Gregory Hoblit( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content 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
The cider house rules by John Irving( Visual )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and German and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer Wells grows up in an orphanage in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Dr. Larch, who also provides medically safe, if illegal, abortions, runs the orphanage. Homer is Dr. Larch's favorite, and over the years, Dr. Larch trains Homer as his successor. Homer thus becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. Homer, however, yearns for a life outside the orphanage. When Wally and pregnant Candy come for an abortion, Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. WWII is beginning, and Wally goes off to be a pilot, leaving Homer to run the orchard and look after Candy. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?
Never let me go by Mark Romanek( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,210 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."
One day by David Nicholls( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,169 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 by Lisa See( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in Chinese and English and held by 1,130 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
Their finest by Lone Scherfig( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940 London, the story is an ode to how women played a major role in boosting national morale during the Blitz of London in the second World War
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,019 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 human stain by Anthony Hopkins( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,018 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
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Audience level: 0.13 (from 0.08 for Because of ... to 0.96 for El héroe ...)

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Alternative Names
Portman Rachel M.

Portman, Rachel M. 1960-

Portman, Rachel Mary Berkeley 1960-

Rachel Portman

Rachel Portman britische Komponistin

Rachel Portman britisk komponist

Rachel Portman Britse componist

Rachel Portman brittisk kompositör

Rachel Portman brytyjska kompozytorka

Rachel Portman compositora británica

Rachel Portman compositrice britannica

Rachel Portman compositrice de musique de films

Rachel Portman compositrice de musique de films, joue des claviers

Rachel Portman kompozitore britanike

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