WorldCat Identities

Menges, Chris 1940-

Works: 133 works in 568 publications in 8 languages and 16,763 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Biographical films  Documentary television programs  Legal films  War films  Western films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Author, Other, Film editor, Videographer , Performer, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Chris Menges
Most widely held works by Chris Menges
North Country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The Mission by Roland Joffé( Visual )

51 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires
Notes on a scandal by Richard Eyre( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara is a cynical schoolteacher who is close to retirement. Her only means of taking the edge off her desperate loneliness is writing in her journal. Sheba is a younger, attractive woman, who joins the faculty as an art teacher. Barbara watches her from afar and has nothing but caustic things to say in her diary. Barbara finds herself reaching out to Sheba. Sheba responds by inviting her to dinner at her house to meet Sheba's lecturer husband and their two children. Later, when Barbara discovers that Sheba is having a sexual relationship with a 15-year old student, Barbara realizes that knowledge of this secret gives her power over Sheba which she can use for her own purposes. Sheba becomes uneasy with Barbara's friendship. The tenuous relationship between the two women reaches a crisis point when Barbara's cat is dying and she asks Sheba to go with her to the vet. Sheba chooses to go with her family to see their son in a play instead. In revenge, Barbara sets in motion the scandal that will rock both their lives in ways they never imagined
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

26 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of New York Times reporter Sydney Schanberg's friendship with a Cambodian interpreter, Dith Pran, during the time of the 1975 Khmer Rouge revolution
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones( Visual )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rancher returns the body of his good friend to his birthplace
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okwe, an illegal immigrant living in London, was a doctor in his homeland and now works during the day as a taxi driver, at night as a hotel desk clerk. When a prostitute tells him there's a mess in one of the hotel's bathrooms, Okwe finds a human heart in the toilet. Using his previous knowledge of medicine, he begins to solve the case of where the heart came from and soon delves into the world of body organ black-markets. He finds that his only friend, Senay, a Turkish illegal immigrant chambermaid, may be next to be used for organ parts
The pledge by Sean Penn( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Black, a homicide detective, undertakes one last case on the day he is due to retire. An eight year old girl has been found murdered in the snow-covered mountains of Mexico and her mother begs Black to solve the mystery of her death. Helped only by a local waitress and her young daughter, Black embarks on a suspenseful hunt for the killer
Kes by Ken Loach( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of working-class Northern England. Billy is a fifteen-year-old miner's son whose close bond with a wild kestrel provides him with a spiritual escape from his dead-end life
The good thief by Neil Jordan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob is an aging American thief is living in the French city of Nice. Addicted to both heroin and gambling, Bob is in the midst of an extended personal losing streak when he rescues a new girl in town named Anne from her pimp. When the opportunity to steal a fortune in rare paintings from a Monte Carlo casino comes along, Bob hopes for a score big enough to let him retire from his life of crime. His only hindrances are Anne's man troubles and his nemesis, local police chief Roger
London Boulevard by William Monahan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras salir de la cárcel, un criminal del sur de Londres intenta olvidar su pasado y cambiar de vida; se convierte entonces en el protector de una joven actriz que tiene ciertos problemas
The yellow handkerchief by Kristen Stewart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three strangers, two teenagers and an ex-convict, of two generations embark on a road trip through post-Katrina Louisiana. Along the way, relationships forge and change in a myriad of ways, leading to the possibility of second chances at life and love
The boxer by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danny Flynn es excarcelado de una prisión de Belfast tras cumplir una sentencia de catorce años a causa de su participación en actividades del IRA. Determinado a evitar volver a su sangriento pasado político, reabre un viejo gimnasio de su barrio para entrenar a jóvenes promesas del mundo del boxeo, sin ninguna clase de discriminación sectaria o religiosa, al tiempo que renueva su relación con su antigua novia, una mujer separada. Pero los viejos fantasmas no querrán dejarle tranquilo
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this anthology film, an elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman who arranges his train ticket after his flight is canceled. A young man is torn between an older woman who controls him and a younger one that attracts him. And three Scottish youths on their way to the football match of their dreams are forced to open their eyes and see the bigger picture when they meet an Albanian family. In each case, the train journey changes the course of all their lives
A World apart : global inequality and its consequences by Chris Menges( Visual )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in South Africa in 1963, the story concerns an idealistic journalist Diana Roth who defies the government and becomes the first woman arrested under the 90-day Detention Act-- both a story of government abuse and a look at one mother's neglect of her family because of her involvement with a larger cause. Based on a true story
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Michael Collins, an Irishman whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny
Crisscross by Chris Menges( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A single mother tries to bring up her 12-year-old son. They struggle to recreate a happy family after being abandoned by a husband and father who had been traumatized by his tour in Vietnam
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Allemagne de l'Ouest, au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Un adolescent, Michael Berg, fait par hasard la connaissance de Hanna, une femme mystérieuse de 35 ans dont il devient l'amant. Commence alors une liaison passionnelle dans laquelle la lecture tient une place importante, jusqu'à ce que Hanna disparaisse subitement. Huit ans plus tard, devenu étudiant en droit, Michael assiste aux procès des crimes de guerre nazi. A sa grande surprise, il retrouve Hanna sur le banc des accusés
Walter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter e June, entrambi ricoverati in un ospedale psichiatrico, s'innamorano e fuggono insieme. Dopo l'involontario suicidio della ragazza, Walter è costretto a ritornare nel manicomio
Second best by Chris Menges( Visual )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged village postmaster adopts a lonely, rage-filled boy and together they discover families aren't born, they're made
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Alternative Names
Chris Menges britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Chris Menges Brits filmregisseur

Chris Menges brytyjski operator filmowy

Chris Menges cineasta y director de cine británico

Chris Menges cinéaste

Chris Menges regista e direttore della fotografia britannico

Menges, Christopher.

Menges, Christopher 1940-

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Крис Менгес

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כריס מנגס במאי קולנוע בריטי

کریس منجس

멘지스, 크리스 1940-




The MissionThe three burials of Melquiades EstradaCrisscrossSecond best