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Menges, Chris 1940-

Overview
Works: 181 works in 598 publications in 8 languages and 16,797 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, Other, Author, Videographer , Film editor, Performer, Actor, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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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 held by 2,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequences involving sexual harrassment including violence and dialogue, and for language
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,802 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 )

34 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,800 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. "The historical events represented in this story are true, and occurred around the borderlands of Argentina, Paraguay & Brazil in the year 1750"--Opening credits
Notes on a scandal by Zoe Heller( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,645 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 )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,357 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 Guillermo Arriaga( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needing to keep his honor-bound commitment, Texas ranch foreman Pete returns the body of illegal Mexican immigrant ranch-hand Melquiades Estrada to his preferred resting place in the Mexican wilderness. Estrada had been accidentally shot by Mike, a newly-arrived U.S. border patrolman. Pete forces Mike to participate in his cross-country ritual of duty -- a voyage filled with revenge and redemption that will change both men forever -- and bring some semblance of meaning to the senseless death of Pete's good friend
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Okwe is an illegal immigrant living in London. He was a doctor in his homeland and now works two jobs - 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 )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 708 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and held by 541 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 Hannah Tinti( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 523 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 )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 490 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 448 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 376 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly businessman finds solace and a new insight into life when he meets a younger woman, who then 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. In each case, the train journey changes the course of the all their lives
A world apart by Chris Menges( Visual )

22 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 271 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 )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 221 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 )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 154 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 )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 113 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
The reader by Stephen Daldry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante la posguerra alemana, Michael Berg, un joven de 15 años, cae enfermo en su camino a casa desde el colegio y es rescatado por Hanna Schmitz, una mujer que le dobla la edad. Ambos comienzan un apasionado y secreto idilio, hasta que Hanna desaparece un día misteriosamente dejando a Michael confuso y desconsolado
Black Jack by Ken Loach( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 93 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
 
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North Country
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The MissionThe three burials of Melquiades EstradaCrisscross
Alternative Names
Chris Menges britischer Kameramann und Filmregisseur

Chris Menges Brits filmregisseur

Chris Menges brittisk filmfotograf och filmregissör

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 במאי קולנוע בריטי

كريس مينجيز مخرج أفلام بريطاني

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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