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Davis, Viola 1965-

Overview
Works: 101 works in 295 publications in 5 languages and 32,946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Science fiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Teen films  Film and video adaptations  Historical fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Speaker, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Viola Davis
The help by Emma Stone ( Visual )
29 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1960s Mississippi, Skeeter, a southern society girl, returns from college determined to become a writer, but turns her friends' lives, and a small Mississippi town, upside down when she decides to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent southern families. Aibileen, Skeeter's best friend's housekeeper, is the first to open up, to the dismay of her friends in the tight-knit black community
Eat pray love by Elizabeth Gilbert ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A happily married woman who is trying to get pregnant realizes that her life needs to go in a new direction. After a very painful divorce, she risks everything and embarks on a journey around the world that becomes a quest for self-discovery
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1964, St. Nicholas in the Bronx. Father Flynn is a charismatic priest who is trying to upend the schools' strict customs, which have long been fiercely guarded by Sister Aloysius Beauvier. The Sister is the iron-gloved principal who believes in the power of fear and discipline. With the winds of political change, the school has just accepted its first black student, Donald Miller. But when Sister James shares with Sister Aloysius her suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too much personal attention to Donald, Sister Aloysius sets off on a personal crusade to unearth the truth and to expunge Flynn from the school. Now, without any proof, besides her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius locks into a battle of wills with Father Flynn. This threatens to tear apart the community with it's irrevocable consequence
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock ( Visual )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oskar Schell, an inventive eleven year-old New Yorker, discovers a key in his deceased father's belongings and sets off on an urgent search across the city for the lock it will open. Oskar crosses the five New York boroughs in quest of the missing lock, encountering an eclectic assortment of people who are each survivors in their own way, he begins to uncover unseen links to the father he misses
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken African American seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Nights in Rodanthe by Nicholas Sparks ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adrienne Willis is a woman with her life in chaos. She retreats to the small coastal town in the Outer Banks where she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs. She has a wayward husband who has asked to come home and a teen-aged daughter who resents her every decision. Upon arrival, a major storm is forecast and a guest named Dr. Paul Flanner arrives. Paul is the only guest at the inn, and he is facing his own crisis of conscience. With the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort, and in one magical weekend, set in motion a life-changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
State of play ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A petty thief and a pizza deliveryman are gunned down in an alley. A US Congressman's assistant falls in front of a subway train - three seemingly unrelated deaths. The dead assistant was the chief researcher for Congressman Stephen Collins, spearheading hearings into the role of private security firm PointCorp. She was also his lover. Cal McAffrey, a rumpled, old-school metro reporter at the Washington Globe is covering the first story. He was Collins' college roommate, and had a brief affair with Anne, Collins' wife. Their personal history may be exploited, as Cal spies a conspiracy waiting to be uncovered. Teamed with aspiring young Globe political blogger Della Frye by his crusty editor, evidence begins to pile up, and new pieces start to fall into place. Leads are run down, supporting reporters are brought in, as Cal and Della work together in an attempt to connect the dots before the clock runs out. Cal will discover at least one truth: when fortunes are at stake, no one's integrity, love, or life is safe
Disturbia by D. J Caruso ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After his father's death, Kale Brecht becomes a sullen, withdrawn, and troubled young man. He finds himself under a court-ordered sentence of house arrest after a run in with the law. His mother, Julie, works night and day to support herself and her son, only to be met with Kale's indifference and lethargy. As the walls of his house begin to close in on Kale, he turns into a voyeur as his interests turn outside the windows of his suburban home towards those of his neighbors. Slowly, Kale begins to suspect his neighbor is a serial killer
Knight and day by Tom Cruise ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a small-town girl named June (Diaz) meets a mysterious stranger, she thinks she's found the man of her dreams. But she soon discovers he's a fugitive super-spy, who thrusts her into a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase that spans the globe. As the bullets and sparks fly, June must decide if her 'Knight' in shining armor is a dangerous traitor or the love of her life"--Container
Solaris by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a space station orbiting the mysterious planet Solaris, terrified crew members are experiencing a host of strange phenomena, including eerie visitors who seem all too human
Beautiful creatures ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When newcomer Lena arrives in the small town of Gatlin, she quickly captures the attention of Ethan, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead-end town. He quickly gets more than he bargained for. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town
Prisoners ( Visual )
15 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 1,158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads, Dover knows his child's life is at stake and decides he must to take matters into his own hands. How far will he go to protect his family?
Tyler Perry's Madea goes to jail by Tyler Perry ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After a high-speed freeway chase puts Madea in front of the judge, her reprieve is short-lived as anger management issues get the best of her and land her in jail. A gleeful Joe couldn't be happier at Madea's misfortune. But her eccentric family members, the Browns, rally behind her, lending their special 'country' brand of support. Meanwhile, Assistant District Attorney Joshua Hardaway is on the fast track to career success. But Hardaway lands a case too personal to handle - defending Candace Washington, a woman he went to college with and who is now a prostitute and former drug addict. Handling the case would be a conflict of interest, so he asks his fiancée and fellow ADA Linda Holmes to fill in on his behalf. When Candace ends up in jail, Madea befriends the young woman, protecting her in a 'motherly' way as only Madea can
Won't back down ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter's struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher to try to fix the broken school
It's kind of a funny story ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sometimes what's in your head isn't as crazy as you think ... that's certainly true for Craig, a stressed-out teenager who checks himself into a mental health clinic for some time out. What he finds instead is an unlikely mentor, a potential new romance and an opportunity to begin anew. Charming, witty and smart, it's a coming-of-age story that's kind of a funny story
Jesse Stone ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now that Jesse Stone has settled in as Paradise's police chief, he has to solve the grisly murder of a teenage girl. The investigation uncovers abuse and even leads him to a conflict with a Boston mob
Jesse Stone ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sea change: Jesse Stone is a down-and-out former L.A. police detective whose biggest battle is now against the bottle, as the demons of his past rise to haunt him while he drives himself to distraction by pursuing a decade-old murder case. Stone cold: Former homicide detective turned small town police chief Jesse Stone is forced to face his own demons when a serial killer strikes
Jesse Stone by Robert Harmon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following his divorce and the loss of his job as a homicide detective with the LAPD, Jesse Stone travels across the country to Paradise, Massachusetts where he is recruited by the town's board of selectmen to become the new Chief of Police. But things are not quite so heavenly in Paradise, as Stone starts off his first day on the job investigating a domestic abuse case that leads to a money-laundering scheme possibly involving bank manager Hasty Hathaway-- one of the men responsible for hiring Stone
Ender's game ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hostile alien race attacked Earth, and if not for the legendary heroics of Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham, all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, Colonel Hyrum Graff is training only the best young children. Ender Wiggin, a shy, but brilliant boy, is soon ordained by Graff as the military's next great hope. Once at Command School, he's trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead them into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race
 
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English (172)
German (6)
Spanish (2)
French (1)
Italian (1)
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