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Wright, John

Overview
Works: 26 works in 102 publications in 7 languages and 11,074 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Film adaptations  Religious films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Sports films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Film editor, Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Wright
The Passion of the Christ by Mel Gibson( Visual )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of the last twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. The story opens in the Garden of Olives where Jesus has gone to pray after the Last Supper. Betrayed by Judas Iscariot, the controversial Jesus--who has performed 'miracles' and has publicly announced that he is 'the Son of God'--is arrested and taken back within the city walls of Jerusalem. There, the leaders of the Pharisees confront him with accusations of blasphemy; subsequently, his trial results with the leaders condemning him to his death. Jesus is brought before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor of Palestine, for his sentencing. Pilate listens to the accusations leveled at Jesus by the Pharisees. Realizing that his own decision will cause him to become embroiled in a political conflict, Pilate defers to King Herod in deciding the matter of how to persecute Jesus
Apocalypto by Mel Gibson( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Mayan languages and held by 1,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Mel Gibson, director of THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST and the Academy Award-winning BRAVEHEART (Best Director, Best Picture, 1995) comes the thrilling historical epic APOCALYPTO. This intense, nonstop action-adventure transports you to an ancient South American civilization, for an experience unlike anything you've ever known. In the twilight of the mysterious Mayan culture, young Jaguar Paw is captured and taken to the great Mayan city where he faces a harrowing end. Driven by the power of his love for his wife and son, he makes an adrenaline-soaked, heart-racing escape to rescue them and ultimately save his way of life. Filled with unrelenting action and stunning cinematography, APOCALYPTO is an enthralling and unforgettable film experience
Glory road by Don Haskins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Haskins, a future Hall of Fame coach of tiny Texas Western University, bucks convention by simply starting the best players he can find: history's first all-African American lineup
My Name is Bill W. by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bill Wilson appeared to have it all--a promising Wall Street career; a beautiful, loving wife; and good friends to share a few drinks with after work. Then came the Depression and a dizzying downward spiral into a state of almost perpetual drunkenness. In 1935, Bill met Dr. Bob Smith and they became "buddies on the stormy sea of booze" and their "shaky little fellowship" developed into Alcoholics Anonymous
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II : the secret of the ooze( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evil Shredder believes he's found what gives the turtles their power and proceeds to create dangerous mutants. Armed with Professor Perry's anti-mutant antidote, it's up to the crime fighting turtles and a pizza delivery boy to conquer these mutants
The running man by Paul Michael Glaser( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2019, and television is now ruling people's lives. The most popular game show is The Running Man, where convicts can win pardons instead of 'parting gifts' by defeating murderous henchmen known as stalkers
Rollerball by Norman Jewison( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strap yourself in for an adrenaline rush, rollerball competition as three players battle the ruthless owner of an ultra-violent sport league, where blood, speed and murder are all part of the game
The hunt for Red October by Jerry Sherlock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading the the United States coast under the command of Captian Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it. At the same time, the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find Ramius too
Last action hero by John McTiernan( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Italian and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Danny Madigan is a big fan of Jack Slater, a larger-than-life action hero played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. When his best friend Nick, the projectionist, gives him a magic ticket to the new Jack Slater film, Danny is transported into Slater's world, where the good guys always win. One of Slater's enemies, Benedict the hitman, gets hold of the ticket and ends up in Danny's world, where he realises that if he can kill Schwarzenegger, Slater will be no more. Slater and Danny must stop him
Frances by Graeme Clifford( Visual )

2 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts Frances Farmer, the notorious 1930s movie star whose impassioned opinions and outspoken behavior created scandal throughout the industry. But when she was betrayed by the studio system and committed to a mental asylum by her domineering mother, Frances descended into a madness that shocked the world--Container
The Incredible Hulk by Louis Leterrier( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction
The hunt for Red October ; Patriot games ; Clear and present danger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunt for Red October: A new technologically superior Soviet nuclear sub, the Red October, is heading the the United States coast under the command of Captain Ramius. The American government thinks Ramius is planning to attack. A lone CIA analyst has a different idea: he thinks Ramius is planning to defect, but he has only a few hours to find him and prove it. At the same time, the entire Russian naval and air commands are trying to find Ramius too
Speed by Jan de Bont( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young cop must save the passengers of a bus that has a bomb set to explode if the bus goes below 50 MPH. Disc one contains the film and special features; disc two includes additional special features
Dialtone( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg Pleasant is a Seattle lawyer who's held back from leading the dynamic life Christ wants him to live because he fears man's opinion of him more than God's. After Greg loses the control he believes he has over his life, an odd client tells him about an old phone that calls back into the past. When faced with the ultimate wake up call, how will he answer? How will you?
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day
Sarah plain and tall by Patricia MacLachlan( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A four-character drama set in 1910 Kansas, which revolves around a withdrawn, widowed father, his children Anna and Caleb, ages 9 and 6, and Sarah Wheaton, a compassionate yet feisty single woman from Maine who responds to Jacob's advertisement for 'a kind woman to share a life, to make a difference; no picture necessary.' Giving herself a month's trial to make that difference, Sarah finds herself battling against Jacob's stubborn ways, Anna's uneasy resentment, and the memories of wife and mother that haunt father and daughter"--TV guide, Los Angeles Metropolitan edition, February 2-8, 1991
Broken arrow ; Flight of the Phoenix( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight of the Phoenix: A cargo plane on a routine flight suddenly hits a high-turbulence storm, forcing a crash landing hundreds of miles off course in the barren Gobi desert. Among the survivors, one eccentric passenger leads the crew to build a new plane--against all odds, against all hope, and sometimes ... against each other."--Back of container
Child from Home : Memories of a North London Evacuee by John Wright( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1939, John Wright, a four-year-old boy from a deprived but loving Middlesbrough home, was uprooted from his family and evacuated to a large house in North Yorkshire, requisitioned as a nursery school. His story is not unlike any other during the upheaval of wartime, but in this remarkably lucid and detailed set of recollections, a seventry-three-year-old man tells his story of love, loss and life with the delight and fear of a wartime child. His poignant memories of cruelty and hurt are set against a beautiful voyage of discovery as a young boy explores the Yorkshire countryside and comes o
 
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