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Acheson, James

Overview
Works: 26 works in 103 publications in 6 languages and 12,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Superhero films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  History  Historical films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Costume designer, Producer, Actor, tcd, ard, csd, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about James Acheson
 
Most widely held works by James Acheson
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comic book hero comes to life to fight the villain and save the city and his lady love
Daredevil by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By day, blind attorney Matt Mudock toils for justice in Hell's Kitchen. By night, he's Daredevil, a man without fear. He's a masked vigilante stalking the dark streets with an uncanny "radar sense" that allows him to see with superhuman capabilities. When the love of his life is targeted by New York City's ruthless Kingpin and his deadly assassin, Bullseye, Daredevil may be about to meet his match
Mad money by Callie Khouri( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridget is a stay-at-home wife whose life as she knows it ends when her husband loses his cushy, high-paying job. Her college degree in literature does not help her find a substantial job, so she accepts a janitorial position at the Federal Reserve. There, she meets Nina and Jackie, who could use some spare scratch as well. Suddenly, it dawns on Bridget that the bank has plenty of what they need - money. The plan is to take the old bills that are headed for the shredder and recycle them back into the economy by spending it
Dangerous Liaisons by Stephen Frears( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century France, this is the story of two bored aristocrats and the havoc they wreak when they play dangerous games with people's lives. The beautiful widow Merteuil challenges rakish Valmont to seduce a virtuous young married woman, never suspecting that he would violate his personal credo and fall in love
Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights by Peter Kosminsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Emily Bronte's classic novel about two mismatched lovers and the terrible vengeance one takes on the people he blames for tearing them apart
The little vampire by Uli Edel( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Tony Thompson (Lipnicki) third grade really bites. He's in a new school, in a new country, and he's having trouble fitting in. But things change when Tony befriends a young vampire named Rudolph. Soon Tony and Rudolph are going on fang-tastic flying adventures, eluding vampire hunters and driving the countryside of Scotland batty
Mozart and the whale by Petter Næss( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald and Isabelle have a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. Donald, a good-natured but hapless cab driver has a knack for numbers. He falls head over heals in love with the beautiful but complex Isabelle when she joins the autism support group he leads
Mr. Toad's wild ride by Walt Disney( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A live action version based on Kenneth Grahame's classic tale about a Badger, Mole, and Rat
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein by Kenneth Branagh( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a promising young doctor who, devastated by the death of his mother during child birth, becomes obsessed with bringing the dead back to life. His experiments lead to the creation of a creature which Frankenstein has put together from the remains of corpses. The creature turns into a monster when Dr. Frankenstein rejects him. Sticking close to the original novel, the film guides us through the story of Frankenstein's quest for knowledge, and his creature's search for his "father."
Restoration by Michael Hoffman( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th century Britain, a young man seduced by the wealth and indolence of the Restoration court finds redemption of sorts through the love of a woman
The man in the iron mask by Alexandre Dumas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is a time of both splendor and despair for the deeply divided French nation where the self-serving King Louis XIV enjoys the riches of the world while his people starve. Believing he is all-powerful, Louis fears no one -- except the one person who could bring an end to his absolute power: the man he condemned to wear an iron mask and imprisoned for life. But when the king's selfish excesses go too far, retired Musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis vow to free the mysterious prisoner who may be France's only hope for survival. Only one question remains: will their old comrade, the legendary d'Artagnan help them -- or destroy them?
Time bandits by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troupe of tiny bandits, challenged with the task of patching up the handiwork of a Supreme Being who was forced into creating the world in only 6 days, instead steal the priceless map of the universe. Accompanied by an English school boy (Warnock), they are swept away on a whirlwind adventure through time and space, encountering bizarre incarnations of Napoelon (Holm), Robinhood (Cleese), Agamemnon (Connery), and others
Little Buddha by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a big American city, a boy and his family discover a story about a prince in a land of miracles. But the miracle becomes real when Tibetan monks appear, searching for their leader's reincarnation -- who they believe has been reborn in the boy. Suddenly, their worlds meet, leading the Americans on an extraordinary adventure
The last emperor by Bernardo Bertolucci( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne in 1908 at the age of three, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval within and without the walls of the Forbidden City."--Container
The Hanoi Hilton( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most combat soldiers, Vietnam was a battlefield war of guns and grenades. But for thousands of American combatants, the battlefield was a dark, vermin-infested cell in a prison compound like Hoa Lo, or what the POWs called the Hanoi Hilton. Captured Navy pilot Lt. Commander Williamson knows his only defense against torture, disease and despair is an indomitable will
Kazaam by Paul Michael Glaser( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and French and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazaam is a larger-than-life genie with a magic touch for nonstop fun and laughter! After 5,000 long years of captivity, Kazaam is set free to grant three wishes to a new master. From then on, he's catapulted to one wild adventure after another ... from becoming the latest rap sensation to untangling an outrageous mob scheme!
Journey to the end of the night by Peter Tammer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Portuguese and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosso and his son Paul have been carving out a living in Brazil running a nightclub/brothel, but they both dream about getting out of the business. A suitcase left at their club with the means to bring the dreams alive may change their lives and fates
Spider-man by Sam Raimi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-man 2: Two years have passed, and the mild-mannered Peter Parker faces new challenges as he struggles with "the gift and the curse," desperately trying to balance his dual identities as the web-slinging superhero Spider-Man and his life as a college student. Tormented by his secrets, Peter finds that his relationships with all those he holds dear are in danger of unravelling
Bernardo Bertolucci's The last emperor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pu Yi is the last of the Emperor of China who from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City was the object of worship by half a billion people. From his abdication, to his decline and dissolute lifestyle. His life was exploitated by the invading Japanese and his term as the emperor of Japan's Manchuguo. He was eventually released back to public life in 1959 and died as gardener at the Botanical Gardens of Peking
Monty Python's The meaning of life by Monty Python (Comedy troupe)( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comedy team takes a look at life in all its stages in their own uniquely silly way
 
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