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Smithson, John 1952-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 120 publications in 3 languages and 4,792 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Survival films  Biographical films  Documentary films  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  War television programs  Thrillers (Television programs) 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Smithson
127 Hours by James Franco( Visual )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he was going and finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue. As a trained engineer and a skilled, albeit somewhat careless, outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem
Touching the Void by Joe Simpson( Visual )

36 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend
Deep water( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True story of the first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race, and the psychological toll it took on its competitors. Sponsored by the Sunday Times of London, the much-ballyhooed event attracted a field of nine, including amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst, who set out to circumnavigate the globe in late 1968. Battling treacherous seas and his own demons, Crowhurst almost immediately comes apart as he faces the isolation of nine months on the high seas
Sherpa by Renan Ozturk( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, Western mountain climbers make news ascending Mount Everest. The compelling stories of the Sherpas, the Nepalese guides who risk their lives to provide for their families, have remained a mystery, until now. This chronicles a fateful 2014 expedition and the tragic avalanche that spurred the Sherpas to make a stand for human rights and respect
Best of Discovery Channel. the series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes of the television series I shouldn't be alive. In Lost in the snow, a family is caught in a blizzard and must survive for days with no provisions and little hope for rescue. Jaws of death: after his plane crashes on an African game reserve, an injured pilot's only refuge from predators is his wrecked, fuel-soaked plane, which could ignite at any moment
We built this city : London( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 2,000 years London has evolved into one of the world's largest cities, a modern metropolis on a massive scale. This is the story of events that took place to create that great city
The affair( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In war-torn England, black American troops have arrived to battle the Germans in Europe. They still experience prejudice from many of their white compatriots, but are welcomed by the British. One young black soldier, Travis, meets Maggie, an English woman whose husband, Edward, is fighting overseas. Maggie is lonely and confused about her husband's infidelities and soon finds comfort in the arms of Travis. But when Edward discovers them in the heat of passion, his rage is uncontrollable. In a time of war, punishment can be swift and vengeance terrible. Travis soon finds himself on trial for his life--and the only way Maggie can save him is by betraying her husband, their family and the world they built together
We built this city : Paris( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of extrodinary engineering. Paris, one of the most beautiful cities in the world renowned for its elegance and grace
We built this city : New York( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of how New York grew to one of the richest cities in the world and most distinctive; transformed by a series of visionary engineers driven by economic energy and ambition
La mort suspendue by Kevin Macdonald( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend
127 heures by Danny Boyle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he was going and finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue. As a trained engineer and a skilled, albeit somewhat careless, outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a technical problem
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Delve into the mind of the world's most famous living scientist and reveal the splendour and majesty of the universe as never seen before. See, through Hawking's eyes, how the universe began, how it creates stars, black holes and life - and how everything will end, ponder alien life in other galaxies and whether we really do want to make contact with the unknown and explore the real possibility of time travel - the pitfalls and the prospects for a technology that could quite literally, change everything humans have ever known. WIth a combination of CGI, live action, digitally enhanced NASA footage and special effects, Hawking's extraordinary vision of the universe is brought to life for a new generation of stargazers"--Container
The diary of Anne Frank by Jon Jones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a young girl who had to go into hiding during World War II for being different. Anne Frank's diary manages to create a truthful and timeless picture of domestic life in all its pettiness and normalcy, while never letting us forget the extraordinary threat of death that awaits the characters if they are discovered. This is the first authorized film based on actual entries of the real diary
Best of Discovery Channel, Volume 3 : I Shouldn't Be Alive: The Series by Richard Sattin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes of the television series I shouldn't be alive. In Lost in the snow, a family is caught in a blizzard and must survive for days with no provisions and little hope for rescue. Jaws of death: after his plane crashes on an African game reserve, an injured pilot's only refuge from predators is his wrecked, fuel-soaked plane, which could ignite at any moment
In case of fire by Walter Kidde & Co( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies recently challenged the belief that panic causes fire-related deaths. This program argues that delay, caused by behavioral expectations created by the repetition of everyday social situations, is the real killer and that new evacuation models can readily save lives. In support of that theory, a number of landmark fires are evaluated, including the 1993 World Trade Center fire in New York City, the 1980 MGM Grand and Hilton hotel fires in Las Vegas, the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Cincinnati, and the 1958 Our Lady of the Angels school fire in Chicago
From the flames( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explains how investigators combine cutting-edge technology and creative reasoning to figure out why fires happen. Archival footage and interviews with fire-fighters and survivors re-create the events surrounding four headline-making catastrophes from around the world: the 1981 Stardust disco fire in Dublin, the 1987 King's Cross Station fire in London, the 1991 One Meridian Plaza fire in Philadelphia, and a 1996 fire in a commercial/residential building in Kowloon
Deep water by Judy Pfaff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep Water is the stunning true story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who enters the most daring nautical challenge ever - the very first solo, non-stop, round-the-world boat race
I shouldn't be alive( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping and inspirational series, telling incredible true stories of human survival against the odds
Touching the void( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1985, two young British friends travelled to a remote corner of Peru. Ambitious mountaineers, their aim was to conquer the unclimbed west face of a notorious 21,000 ft. peak "Siula Grande". Their story has become part of mountaineering legend
127 saat = 127 hours( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003 Aron Ralston, a 27-year-old hiker, fell and was trapped in a narrow crevasse, his right arm wedged against the rock wall by a boulder. Mr. Ralston's ordeal was a struggle for survival and a profound existential crisis. He had gone to Bluejohn Canyon, Utah for a rock-climbing weekend alone. Not telling anyone where he is going is part of the point: real freedom means getting a clean break from civilization and the burdens of family, friends, and other responsibilities. Finding himself stuck, he knows he can't expect anyone to come to his rescue, which forces him to ruminate about his family, his ex-girlfriend, and the hereafter. As a trained engineer and a skilledl--albiet somewhat careless--outdoorsman, he understands his predicament as a practical challenge, a techincal problem. After struggling for more than five days, he makes an immanently logical decision about its solution
 
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