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Johnston, Joanna

Overview
Works: 45 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 23,802 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Comedy films  Romance films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Costume designer, Performer, Author, csd, Choreographer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joanna Johnston
Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 3,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over uncertain future with honor, decency and courage
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
About a boy by Nick Hornby( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is to avoid any kind of responsibility. So he decides to invent an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms. Will gets a lesson about life from a bright but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you are never too cool to grow up
Love actually by Richard Curtis( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
War horse by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in rural England and Europe during the First World War, the story begins with the friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets; British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter
The BFG by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

11 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG, while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part
The Polar Express by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe
The Spiderwick chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared is a curious, adventurous boy who quickly seeks out and finds the hidden laboratory of his great great uncle Arthur Spiderwick. He unleashes a mysterious force when he locates a field guide full of the secrets of the magical creatures that inhabit the forest surrounding the mansion. His twin brother Simon is calm and reserved. He is the intellectual twin, but is rapidly drawn into the fantastical world of fairies and goblins. Older sister Mallory and their mom are harder to convince, but after the almighty and ruthless ogre leader Mulgarath begins to attack the home, the entire family must band together to combat the hordes of goblins and creatures that lurk just outside
Allied by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war
Pirate radio( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rogue band of DJs captivate Britain in the 1960s. The music they play defines a generation and the DJs stand up to a government that, incomprehensibly, preferred jazz. The Count is a big, brash, American god of the airwaves; Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock. Radio rock is a pirate radio station situated in the middle of the North Atlantic that's populated by an eclectic crew of rock and roll DJs that include: Gavin, the greatest DJ in Britain who has just returned from his drug tour of America who wants to reclaim his rightful position; Dave, an ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny co-broadcaster; and a fearsome British government official out for blood against the drug takers and lawbreakers of a once-great nation
Far and away by Ron Howard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in this critically-acclaimed romantic adventure from director Ron Howard. This breathtaking epic opens on the west coast of Ireland, 1892. Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise), a poor tenant farmer, is determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead, he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter, Shannon (Nicole Kidman), to America in a quest for land. Arriving in Boston, Joseph finds a place for them to live while proving a natural at bare-fisted boxing. But his triumph is short-lived as he and Shannon are thrown out into the bitter cold. Joseph sets off for work on the railroad, until a passing wagon train reminds him of his original goal to possess his own land. Preparing to stake his claim in the new territory, he runs into Shannon who is unhappily reunited with her former fiance. In the excitement of the Oklahoma land rush, they realize their dreams of land and life together in this satisfying grand-scale adventure that WNCN Radio calls "Ron Howard's best film - a wondrous epic"!
Cast away by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer, finds his ruled-by-the-clock existence ended when a harrowing plane crash leaves him isolated on a remote island. As Chuck struggles to survive, he finds that his own personal journey has only just begun
Forrest Gump( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them all with only honesty and niceness as his shields. Thanks to his where-there's-a-will-there's-a-way Mama, Forrest believes in himself. This sees him through being taunted by bullies, playing college football, the army, a business, and -- amazingly -- many of the touchstone events of the Sixties and Seventies: civil rights battles, the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, opening relations with China. The story's extraordinary conceit is that this man, equal parts Candide and Winnie-the-Pooh, was there whenever something big happened to America in those years, meeting Presidents and pop stars, influencing thinkers and trends, his story being our story as a nation
Contact by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway receives an encrypted message, apparently from a solar system many light-years away
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'ex paraplegico Forrest, un giovane con quoziente intellettivo ai limiti della norma, grazie alla madre affronta le vicende della sua vita in modo non ortodosso, sopravvivendo ai cattivi compagni di scuola, al Vietnam ed alla contestazione. Inseguendo, tra l'altro, l'unico amore della sua vita, Jenny
Unbreakable by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After David Dunn emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor-- and without a single scratch on him-- he meets a mysterious stranger who believes comic book heroes walk the earth. A haunting stranger whose obsession with David will change David's life forever."--Container
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe, and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy
Perception and communication in academic life by Liam Hudson( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War of the worlds by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He's estranged from his family, his life isn't in order, and he's too caught up with himself. But the unthinkable and, ultimately, the unexpected happens to him in an extraordinary sense. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come en masse to destroy Earth. As they plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must come to the defense of his children. As the world must fend for itself by a new and very advanced enemy not of this world, it's inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it
Four feature films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love actually: It's all about love and holiday cheer in London. The Prime Minister is smitten with his caterer; a widower's young son nurses the ultimate schoolboy crush; a writer falls for his Portuguese housekeeper; a devoted wife and mother copes with her potentially unfaithful husband; and a lovelorn American is desperately attracted to a colleague
 
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