Watts, Naomi 1968-
Most widely held works about Naomi Watts
Most widely held works by Naomi Watts
King Kong ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,010 libraries worldwide
Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny.
The painted veil ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Set in the 1920s. A young English couple, Walter a middle class doctor and Kitty, an upper-class woman, get married for all the wrong reasons and relocate to Shanghai. Kitty falls in love with someone else. When Walter discovers her infidelity, in an act of vengeance, he accepts a job in a remote village in China that is being ravaged by a deadly epidemic. He takes his wife along and their journey brings meaning to their relationship and gives them purpose in one of the most remote and beautiful places on earth.
Mulholland Dr ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,331 libraries worldwide
A beautiful woman riding in a limosine along Los Angeles' Mulholland Drive is targeted by a would-be shooter, but before he can pull the trigger, she is injured when her limo is hit by another car. The woman stumbles away from the accident and meets up with a plucky ingenue new to L.A. But are things really as they seem?
The ring ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After the viewing the tape, they receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel, the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter. She manages to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and who is behind.
21 grams ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,270 libraries worldwide
Fate brought them together, now vengence will tear them apart. A violent car accident unexpectedly throws together the lives of a college professor, an ex-con and a young mother with a reckless past. The crossing of their paths takes them through the heights of love, the depths of revenge and the promise of redemption.
Eastern promises ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,132 libraries worldwide
Anna, a midwife at a North London hospital, finds the diary of a Russian teenager who dies giving birth to a baby, and resolves to find the young girls' relatives in the hopes of providing the orphaned child with a loving family. As Anna follows the clues the diary provides, she finds evidence of a local Russian mob's criminal activities, and meets Nikolai, a formidable mob enforcer. Anna and Nikolai find themselves growing close as the Russian mobsters behind the girl's death become aware of Anna's discoveries regarding their crimes.
The International ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,082 libraries worldwide
Interpol Agent Louis Salinger and Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman are determined to bring to justice one of the world's most powerful banks. The two uncover illegal activities including money laundering, arms trading, and the destabilization of governments, Salinger and Whitman's investigation takes them around the world. Finding themselves in a high-stakes chase across the globe, their relentless tenacity puts their own lives at risk as the bank will stop at nothing, including murder, to continue financing terror and war.
Fair game ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,008 libraries worldwide
Based on the autobiography of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame, whose covert identity was exposed when her husband, retired Ambassador Joe Wilson, wrote a newspaper article challenging the basis for the claim that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
Le divorce ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Isabel Walker travels to Paris to visit her pregnant stepsister Roxy, by chance arriving on the same day that Roxy's husband Charles-Henri leaves the marriage, apparently for another woman. As Isabel stays to offer help and support, the two young women start living it up with the locals and American expatriates, and Isabel finds herself being wooed by an older French man- who happens to be related to Roxy's ex-husband.
The ring two ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Six months after the frightening rampage and the cursed videotape that left so much death and terror, Rachel and her son start a new life in a small Oregon town. But when a crime scene includes an unmarked tape, she knows the violence has not ended.
Mother and child ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 809 libraries worldwide
Three women's lives share a common core. They have all been profoundly affected by adoption. At age fourteen, Karen placed a baby for adoption, and has been haunted ever since by the daughter she never knew. Elizabeth grew up as an adopted child. Even though she is a bright and ambitious lawyer, she is a flinty loner in her personal life. Lucy and her husband are just embarking on the adoption odyssey, hoping for the opportunity to become parents.
You will meet a tall dark stranger ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
After Alfie leaves his wife, Helena, to pursue his lost youth with a free-spirited call girl named Charmaine, Helena abandons rationality and surrenders her life to the loopy advice of a charlatan fortune teller. Meanwhile, daughter Sally develops a crush on her handsome boss, Greg, while her husband, Roy, becomes moonstruck over Dia, a mystery woman who catches his gaze through a nearby window. These four will find out how easy it is for their illusions to make fools of them.
The assassination of Richard Nixon ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and German and held by 601 libraries worldwide
Based on real-life events. Set in 1974 and centers on a businessman who takes extreme measures to achieve his American dream.
Ned Kelly ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old Irish immigrant Ned Kelly is sentenced to three years in prison for stealing horse. After his release, he finds work tending to horses owned by Richard Cook, whose wife becomes interested in Ned. Fitzpatrick, is a police officer interested in Ned's sister Kate. When she refuses his advances, Fitzpatrick steals the family's animals. Not being able to go straight, Ned goes on the run and steals from a string of banks to support himself and his gang.
We don't live here anymore ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 503 libraries worldwide
Jack and Terry. Hank and Edith. They're two married couples and best friends with much in common. Jack and Hank are professors at Cedar County College. Terry and Edith are both stay-at-home moms. What will split them apart is that Jack and Edith are secret lovers. The interlocked foursome go into uncharted realms of anger, confrontation and lust - and making decisions that may or may not let love slip away.
Funny games ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
At their lakeside vacation home, Ann, George and their son have unexpected visitors: two well-spoken, well-bred young men wearing polite smiles and preppy sportswear. The visitors want to play a game. "You bet that you'll be alive tomorrow at 9:00, and we bet that you'll be dead. OK?" As the terrorized family fights to survive, each plan is thwarted, each option closed, each hour closer to what could be the last.
Stay ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Henry, a college student, plans to kill himself in three days, unless psychologist Sam can save him. After his first encounter with Henry, Sam finds he's losing his own grip on reality, as he is thrust into a nightmarish place between life and death.
The Christmas box Timepiece ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
Christmas box: A touching story of a widow and the young family who moves in with her. Together they discover the first gift of Christmas and learn what Christmas is really all about. Timepiece: This follow-up of "The Christmas Box" begins on the wedding eve of Richard's daughter, Jenna, when he gives her Mary's rose gold watch and tells her the story of Mary's life. Mary came to work for David Parkin, a wealthy businessman, during World War II. Despite Mary's lack of social position, David fell in love with her. At their wedding, David gave Mary a timepiece which was brought to him by his friend Lawrence Flynn. Their lives seem to be on track when suddenly one surprising incident threatens to tear them apart. They learn to discover the timeless truths about the gift of sharing, the power of forgiveness, and the greatest miracle of all-- each other.
Eastern promises ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in Multiple languages and English and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin is a driver for one of London's most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. His carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova, a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the death of a teenager while giving birth to a baby, and she resolves to try and trace the baby's lineage and relatives. The girl has a personal diary, but it is written in Russian. Anna accidentally unleashes the full fury of the crime family, and Nikolai unexpectedly finds his loyalties divided. Hanging in the balance is a harrowing chain of murder, deceit, and retribution.
Tank girl ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 261 libraries worldwide
"The year's 2033 and since a humongous meteor hit the earth, the world just hasn't been the same... A mega-villain, Kesslee (Malcolm McDowell), the leader of Water & Power, holds the world in his grasp since he controls all the H2O down to the last drop ... or so he thinks. Two colossal enemies stand in his way: (1) The Rippers -- an army of half-men/half-kangaroo people whose sole purpose is to bring down the W. & P. and (2) a chick with a tank and tons of attitude -- a.k.a. Tank Girl. Kesslee had better get a grip on reality and his water jugs because not even a run in her stocking is going to stop her from saving the planet." -- Container.
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Watts, Naomi Ellen 1968-
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