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Besman, Michael

Overview
Works: 20 works in 88 publications in 5 languages and 3,187 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biographical films  Historical films  Romance fiction  Romantic comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, pmn, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Besman
About Schmidt by Louis Begley( Visual )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent
Bounce( Visual )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy Amaral is a smooth-talking, skirt-chasing ad exec who is enjoying his high-powered career. Then, a sudden twist of fate changes everything and leads him into the life of Abby Janello, with whom he eventually falls head-over-heels in love
Careless by Colin Hanks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wiley Roth is a mystery buff who is shaken up when he finds a severed finger on his kitchen floor. Wiley, his oddball father and his best friend join forces on an unusual mission to find the finger's owner. They journey through the bizarre underside of Los Angeles, encountering incompetent police, mysterious neighbors, crooked taxidermists, psychics and a beautiful girl. The girl just happens to be missing a finger. Wiley's search for answers leads him to question whether the finger will point him toward true love
Seven years in Tibet by Jean-Jacques Annaud( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich Harrer is an Austrian national and a Nazi sympathizer. He leaves Austria in 1939 to climb a mountain in the Himalayas. Through a series of circumstances (including POW camp), he and fellow climber Peter Aufschnaiter become the only two foreigners in the Tibetan holy city of Lhasa. There, Heinrich's life changes forever as he becomes a close confidant to the young Dalai Lama
The opposite of sex( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dedee Truitt, a 16-year-old from Louisiana, flees to the suburban Indiana home of her gay half-brother Bill, where she proceeds to seduce his hunky live-in boyfriend, get pregnant, steal $10,000 and lead everyone in a chase across the country
Algo que contar( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy, un hombre con mucha labia y mujeriego y que se encuentra en su mejor momento profesional, ve como un repentino giro en el destino lo cambia todo y le dirige a Abby, de la que se enamora perdidamente
A propósito de Schmidt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Schmidt se encuentra en varias encrucijadas al mismo tiempo. Emprende un viaje de autodescubrimiento y explora sus raíces cruzando el estado de Nebraska en una caravana
About Schmidt (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un actuaire nouvellement retraité perd sa femme subitement. Boudé par sa fille dont il désapprouve le mariage prochain et envahi par un douloureux sentiment d'échec et d'abandon, il parviendra à tisser de nouveaux liens qui lui rendront l'espoir
A proposito di Schmidt by Alexander Payne( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in Italian and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warren Schmidt is at sea after being left a widower shortly after retiring from a lifetime as an actuary at Woodmen of the World Insurance in Omaha, Nebraska. He matter-of-factly explains that, since he is 67, retired, and a widower, he should be dead within nine years--this in a letter to the African boy he is sponsoring through a charitable relief organization. As daughter Jeannie's wedding to waterbed salesman fiancé Randall looms, Warren sets out for Denver in his Winnebago Adventurer to attend, and discovers along the way that slavish devotion to an insurance company hasn't exactly made for a life well spent
Lo opuesto al sexo The opposite of sex( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A los 16 años, Dedee Truitt sabe mucho acerca de la vida ... tal vez demasiado. Ella huye de su problemático hogar en Louisiana para irse a vivir con su medio-hermano Bill, y le pone a éste el mundo de cabeza. Bill, que es homosexual, es un dedicado profesor de inglés en un pueblito de Indiana, y posee una buena suma de dinero después de que su adinerado amante muriese y le dejara una buena herencia. Bill está intentando resucitar su vida con un nuevo novio, Matt. Lucia, la sexualmente reprimida mejor amiga de Bill y hermana de su difunto ex-amante, no confía en Dedee y trata de proteger a Bill. Sus sospechas son confirmadas cuando Dedee, atraida por el apuesto Matt, convence al amante de Bill a que abandone su estilo de vida homosexual para quedarse con ella. Este triángulo amoroso poco usual se complica aún más cuando Dedee revela que ella está embarazada y que Matt es el padre. Ella entonces persuade a Matt a que le robe a Bill,000 y a que le acompañe a Los Angeles. Como póliza de seguro, Dedee también le roba las cenizas del difunto ex-amante de Bill y amenaza con tirarlas si Bill va en busca de Matt y Dedee
Jersey girl by Kevin Smith( Visual )

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

Jersey girl:Ollie is madly in love with his wife. But when the Manhattan music publicist's wife dies in childbirth, Ollie's life becomes emotionally shattered. Not sure what to do next, he moves to New Jersey with his infant daughter to live with his dad. Juggling his career and single parenthood proves more than Ollie can manage, and one day he's fired after he bungles a major press event. He devotes his time to his daughter and ends up frequenting a local video store where he strikes up a friendship with a woman named Maya
Schmidt hakkında( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Warren Schmidt is about the taste the not-so-sweet slice of life. When he retired, he and his wife, Helen, had big plans - but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now, all of Schmidt's attention is focused on his daughter's upcoming wedding to a loser waterbed salesman. From meeting the groom's hippie parents to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt embarks on a search for answers, only to discover that life is full of trick questions
El último desafío The Last Stand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tres desconocidos se encuentran atrapados en el aeropuerto de Chicago a causa de un temporal: Buddy, un exitoso ejecutivo, Greg, un hombre que desea pasar las Navidades en familia y Mimi, una hermosa mujer de negocios. Buddy consigue un asiento en el último vuelo pero decide cedérselo a Greg para poder pasar la noche acompañado de Mimi. A la mañana siguiente, Buddy descubre conmocionado que el avión se estrelló y se centra en encontrar a la mujer de Greg (Algo que contar)
About Schmidt ; The pledge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The pledge: On the eve of his retirement, Nevada homicide detective Jerry Black is drawn into the most horrifying crime of his life
About Schmidt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Warren Schmidt is about the taste the not-so-sweet slice of life. When he retired, he and his wife, Helen, had big plans - but an unexpected twist changes everything. Now, all of Schmidt's attention is focused on his daughter's upcoming wedding to a loser waterbed salesman. From meeting the groom's hippie parents to sponsoring a Tanzanian foster child, Schmidt embarks on a search for answers, only to discover that life is full of trick questions
Bounce: um acaso com sentido by Don Roos( Visual )

in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Las confesiones del Sr. Schmidt by Alexander Payne( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Resumen: Warren Schmidt llegó a varias encrucijadas en su vida, todas al mismo tiempo. Para empezar se está jubilando de una vida de servicio, y eso lo hace sentir completamente a la deriva. Además, su única hija Jeannie está a punto de casarse con un papanatas. Y su mujer Helen muere repentinamente después de 42 años de matrimonio. Sin trabajo, sin esposa, ni familia, Warren está buscando desesperadamente algo que le de sentido a su vida. Comienza un viaje de auto-conocimiento, explorando sus raíces, en una casa rodante en la que había planeado con su mujer recorrer el país. Su destino final es Denver, donde espera llenar el vacío entre él y su hija. Quiere llegar antes de la ceremonia para ayudar con los preparativos de la boda. Desgraciadamente, odia al novio Randall, un completo mediocre, pésimo vendedor de camas de agua. Para colmo de males, Warren está horrorizado por la naturaleza libertina y el comportamiento de sus parientes políticos. Warren se convence a sí mismo que su nuevo propósito en la vida es detener la boda de su hija. A lo largo de su viaje, Warren detalla sus aventuras y comparte sus opiniones con un nuevo e inesperado amigo y confesor -- Ndugu Umbo, un huérfano de 6 años de edad de Tanzania. Warren es el patrocinador del niño por 22 dólares al mes a través de una organización que anuncia en TV. En estas cartas llenas de una vida sin contar, Warren comienza, quizá por primera vez a verse, y a ver la vida que ha llevado hasta ese momento. Tomado de: http://www.rosariocine.com.ar/Las-Confesiones-del-Sr-Schmidt_1033
Un amour infini( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jersey girl : Bounce( Visual )

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

Jersey girl:Ollie is madly in love with his wife. But when the Manhattan music publicist's wife dies in childbirth, Ollie's life becomes emotionally shattered. Not sure what to do next, he moves to New Jersey with his infant daughter to live with his dad. Juggling his career and single parenthood proves more than Ollie can manage, and one day he's fired after he bungles a major press event. He devotes his time to his daughter and ends up frequenting a local video store where he strikes up a friendship with a woman named Maya
Gūzen no koibito = Bounce : Orijinaru shinario taiyaku( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Press kit includes: 1 booklet (fact sheet, cast and crew listing, production and biographical information), 10 black and white still photographs
 
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