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Menges, Chris 1940-

Overview
Works: 173 works in 527 publications in 7 languages and 13,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Feminist films  War films  Western films  Crime films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Director, Illustrator, Author, Film editor, Performer, Other, Contributor, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Menges
North Country by Charlize Theron( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josey Aimes needs a job and goes to work at a Minnesota iron mine after splitting with her violent husband. But the job proves to be almost as harrowing as her marriage. The male miners are resentful of women taking their jobs, so the men verbally abuse and play humiliating pranks on the female miners. After being physically assaulted by a coworker, Josey tries to fight against the harassment, but none of the other women will join her case for fear that things will only get worse. A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the U.S. - Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won a landmark 1984 lawsuit
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Eric Roth( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,874 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 )

43 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 18th-century South America, a Jesuit priest and a soldier join forces to protect an Indian tribe from subjugation by colonial empires
The killing fields by Roland Joffé( Visual )

22 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factual account of Pulitzer prize-winning correspondent Sydney Schanberg's friendship and professional relationship with his interpreter, Dith Pran, during the turbulent period when Cambodia fell to the Khmer Rouge. Based on Schanberg's 1980 article for the 'New York Times', entitled 'The death and life of Dith Pran'
The three burials of Melquiades Estrada by Tommy Lee Jones( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le corps de Melquiades Estrada, paysan mexicain, est retrouvé en plein désert, où il a été rapidement enterré après son assassinat. Pete Perkins, meilleur ami de Melquiades, va mener lui-même l'enquête que les autorités locales refusent d'assumer. Après avoir retrouvé le meurtrier, Perkins le prend en otage et lui fait déterrer le corps pour ramener son ami dans son Eldorado natal, le Mexique. Commence alors un violent périple dans les régions désertiques au sud du Rio Grande
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,095 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 )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and German and held by 710 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 )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Casper, a 15-year-old working class Yorkshire boy, is a scrappy loner who delivers papers before and after school, shares a bed with his bullying brother, Jud, and mostly ignores his self-absorbed mother. His routine is derailed when he spots a small falcon, a kestrel, in the countryside. He's raised birds in the past and is inspired to capture a young kestrel and try his hand at falconry. When not enduring the scorn of his peers and "betters," Billy wanders the countryside, pokes about the town, and secretively trains his kestrel, where his intelligence and imagination are as free as the bird. Because ever present in Billy's mind is fear and hatred of the pit--the local mine where he is destined to spend his adult life digging coal
The good thief by Neil Jordan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 556 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
The boxer by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 352 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
A world apart by Chris Menges( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 292 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
Tickets by Ermanno Olmi( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 279 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
Crisscross by Chris Menges( Visual )

9 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
Walter( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From birth Walter has been a fighter. Through his own efforts, he learns to read and write, and even manages to hold down a menial job. But when his parents die, Walter suddenly finds himself alone and unable to cope with crowds, the noise and the world outside his home. The only solution is for him to stay at a psychiatric hospital. Eventually his spirit wins out over his fears and he creates a new life for himself, even finding a love interest
Second best by Chris Menges( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 101 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
Black Jack by Kenneth Charles Loach( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventure story about an honest young boy, Tolly Pickering, forced on the run with a villainous ruffian named Black Jack. As the two enter a world of body-snatchers, private lunatic asylums, and travelling fairs, they find friendship in the most unlikely places
The lost son( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private Investigator Xavier Lombard investigates a missing person's case in London
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prominent besetzte Verfilmung des internationalen Erfolgsromans von Bernhard Schlink
Michael Collins by Neil Jordan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 68 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
Marie, a true story by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finding the strength to pack up her three kids and leave an abusive husband, Marie works her way through college and lands a job with the State of Tennessee. Hard work moves her up to the appointment as the first woman to head the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, but she soon learns that justice and politics don't always mix
 
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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-

Κρις Μένγκες

Крис Менгес

Քրիս Մենգես

כריס מנגס

کریس منجس

멘지스, 크리스 1940-

クリス・メンゲス

克里斯·門傑斯

克里斯·门格斯

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