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Friedberg, Mark

Overview
Works: 24 works in 71 publications in 4 languages and 11,921 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Romance films  Television adaptations  Television comedies  Film adaptations  Television series  Television mini-series  Television programs 
Roles: Designer, Production personnel, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mark Friedberg
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 1950s housewife, living the perfect 1950s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
Kate & Leopold by Man Guo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate and her actor brother live in 21st century New York. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, has found a spot near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time-- one can return to the 19th century. Stuart goes back to the 1870s and takes pictures, then is followed back to New York by Leopold. Leopold gets help with fitting into the 21st century from Kate's brother Charlie, and meets Kate herself. Kate is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, but her growing feelings for Leopold cause her to reevaluate her priorities in life
The Tempest( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy ... Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera ... conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge"--Container
Identity by James Mangold( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 1,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten strangers are brought together at a motel because of a savage rainstorm. All take shelter at a desolate motel run by a nervous night manager. Relief in finding shelter is quickly replaced with fear as the ten travelers begin to die, one by one. They soon realize that, if they are to survive, they'll have to uncover the secret that has brought them all together
Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce
Synecdoche, New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mock up of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs
Autumn in New York by Allison Burnett( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 48 years-old, Manhattan restauranteur Will Keane adores women, but has never thought seriously about marriage or commitment until he meets Charlotte Fielding. As their relationship blossoms, they both realize that this love will last a lifetime, but for Charlotte a lifetime may be much shorter than either of them is prepared to accept
Sex and the city( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourth series of the American comedy drama. Will acclaimed sex columnist Carrie get back together with Mr. Big or will she end up with Aidan? Will Charlotte and Trey be able to live happily ever after? Will Samantha and Miranda ever commit to anything that resembles a lasting relationship?
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou by Wes Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oceanographer Steve Zissou sets out on a journey to seek revenge on a mythical shark responsible for the death of his partner, while developing a relationship with a man who may or may not be his son
Coffee and cigarettes by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Coffee and cigarettes es una serie de pequeñas historias. Cada una de ellas reúne a varios personajes sentados alrededor de una mesa tomando café, fumando cigarros y discutiendo de temas tan diversos como la cafeína, la correcta preparación del té inglés, la ficticia banda de rock SQÜRL, París en los años veinte, y el uso de la nicotina como insecticida."--envase
The Darjeeling Limited by Wes Anderson( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In director Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other - to become brothers again like they used to be. Their 'spiritual quest', however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman star in this film about their adventure and their friendship." -- Back of container
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862, during the Kansas-Missouri border war, Jake and Jack Bull join the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers after Jack's father is killed by marauding members of the abolitionist Jayhawkers. They are aided by unusual ally, Holt, who's fighting for the South despite being a former slave
Kate & Leopold and Serendipity : 2-Movie Collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kate and her actor brother live in 21st century New York. Her ex-boyfriend, Stuart, has found a spot near the Brooklyn Bridge where there is a gap in time-- one can return to the 19th century. Stuart goes back to the 1870s and takes pictures, then is followed back to New York by Leopold. Leopold gets help with fitting into the 21st century from Kate's brother Charlie, and meets Kate herself. Kate is climbing the corporate ladder in advertising, but her growing feelings for Leopold cause her to reevaluate her priorities in life. (Kate & Leopold.)
Tempest by Sam Taylor( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This modern retelling of William Shakespeare's final masterpiece is an exciting, mystical, and magical fantasy ... Exiled to a magical island, the sorceress Prospera ... conjures up a storm that shipwrecks her enemies, and then unleashes her powers for revenge."--Container
Sex and the city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will acclaimed sex columnist Carrie get back together with Mr. Big or will she end up with Aidan? Will Charlotte and Trey be able to live happily ever after? Will Samantha and Miranda ever commit to anything that resembles a lasting relationship? Find out in the eighteen shows of season four
Lontano dal paradiso( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
Selma by Paul Webb( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Oyelowo stars in this American drama directed by Ava DuVernay. Based on the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965 that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act, the film follows the story of James Bevel (Common), Hosea Williams (Wendell Pierce) and Martin Luther King Jr (Oyelowo) as they campaigned for their right to vote. As Luther King Jr led hundreds of like-minded people along the 54-mile highway from Selma to the Alabama state capital of Montgomery, they were met with violent conflict and brutal opposition and had to fight their way through to simply claim what was rightfully theirs. The cast also includes Cuba Gooding Jr, Tom Wilkinson and Oprah Winfrey. The film won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song
The Darjeeling Limited( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having not spoken to each other in a year, three American brothers set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other. The brothers wanted to regain their friendship of each other. Their "spiritual quest," however, veers rapidly off-course -- thanks in part to over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray. Eventually the three find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. From this point forward, an unplanned journey begins
Sex and the city by Candace Bushnell( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carrie continues her romance with a Russian artist, a flippantly arrogant man who's been around the block, but he is able to supply Carrie's needed desire for magic. Miranda has settled down with Steve, but there is more that will change with her, including her address. Charlotte continues to make baby plans now that the husband slot is filled quite nicely. Samantha brings a good sense of drama to the show with a breast-cancer scare. In the final two-part episode, Carrie faces her romantic destiny, but also solidifies herself as a fashion icon
The 1990's global grain situation and its impact on the food security of selected developing countries by Mark Friedberg( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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