Most widely held works about David Strathairn
Most widely held works by David Strathairn
Good night, and good luck ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,503 libraries worldwide
Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental.
The Bourne ultimatum ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,990 libraries worldwide
Once again, Jason Bourne emerges from hiding and into chaos. His return this time prompted inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross. Ross's writing is unveiling Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns which have woken, and profoundly disturbed, Bourne's former masters. Bourne must uncover and eradicate the sources of their paranoia, before they eradicate him. Clawing his way out of madness, Jason Bourne has regained his conscience even though he has lost most of his mind.
William Shakespeare's A Midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,674 libraries worldwide
In the village of Monte Athena in Italy at the turn of the 19th century, necklines are high, parents are rigid, and marriage is seldom a matter of love. Thus, Demetrius and Lysander both want Hermia but she only has eyes for Lysander, while her father wants only Demetrius for his son-in-law. Poor Helena burns hot for Demetrius, who avoids her like the plague. Meanwhile, fairy king Oberon is engaged in a battle of wits with his queen, Titania, and has commanded a trick of Puck, which naturally goes horribly wrong. They are all in the enchanted wood on a midsummer's eve, coming out in the end charged with a gift from the fairies--an enchanted eroticism--that sweeps them away to bed chambers and weddings. The film celebrates love's ability to alter reality while quietly acknowledging that any attempt to portray the feeling of love ultimately falls short.
We are Marshall ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,673 libraries worldwide
The inspiring story of how a small town in West Virginia, steeped in the rich tradition of college football, struggled to cope with a devastating loss and restore their community after one of the worst disasters in the history of American sports. On the evening of Saturday, November 14, 1970, a chartered jet carrying Marshall University's football team, coaches and fans, was on its way home from a hard-fought game in North Carolina. Less than a minute before its scheduled landing at Tri-State Airport, the plane crashed in the Appalachian Mountains, killing everyone aboard: 37 players, eight coaches and university staff, the flight crew, and 25 prominent Huntington citizens. They find hope and strength in the leadership of outsider Jack Lengyel, a young coach determined to rebuild Marshall's football program. Less than a year after the crash, on September 18, 1971, Marshall University was poised to stage one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate sports.
Temple Grandin ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
An engaging portrait of an autistic young woman who became, through timely mentoring and sheer force of will, one of America's most remarkable success stories as a leader in the field of animal husbandry and the humane handling of cattle.
L.A. confidential ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,411 libraries worldwide
Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner. A tribute to tough film noir crime films.
O pioneers ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
At the turn of the century, an immigrant's daughter inherits her family's Nebraska farm and her father's fierce love for the land. Fifteen years later she has made the family a fortune through her canny management of the farm, but has never forgotten the young man who left the prairie to seek his fortune.
Eight men out ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them.
The Spiderwick chronicles ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,302 libraries worldwide
The moment the Grace family moves into the dilapidated Spiderwick Estate, strange things begin to happen. Jared, a curious, adventurous boy, 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 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.
Fracture ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,265 libraries worldwide
Ted Crawford is a wealthy, brilliant, and meticulous structural engineer who lives in Los Angeles. He shoots his wife and entraps her lover. After the police arrive, he signs a confession. At his arraignment, he asserts his rights to represent himself and asks the court to move immediately to trial. The prosecutor is Willy Beachum, a hotshot D.A. who is getting ready to leave for a civil-law firm. He is told by everyone the case is open and shut. Crawford, however, sees Beachum's weakness - the hairline fracture of his character.
Sneakers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 1,107 libraries worldwide
When computer expert Martin Bishop and his team of renegade hackers are blackmailed into carrying out a covert operation to recover a mysterious black box, they discover factions from all sides are willing to kill for it.
The miracle worker ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
The contemporary version of the classic true story of Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan.
The daybreakers by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
Forced to kill a man in Tennessee, Tyrel Sackett and his brother Orrin hit the trail heading west. Arriving in Montana, Orrin takes on a job as a marshal in a frontier town, with Tye, the fastest gun alive, backing him up every step of the way. Determined to bring peace and security to the area riddled by rustlers, killers, and Indians, the two work to make the West a place where decent men and women could live in peace.
The uninvited ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Anna and Alex's mother dies a mysterious death. Later, Anna returns home to her sister and best friend, Alex, after a stay in a mental hospital. Her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her aloof father and the presence of a ghost in their home. The sisters are confronted with terrifying nightmares, ghostly visions, and deadly consequences when they begin to investigate their father's cruel new fiancee.
Twisted ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Detective Jessica Sheppard is on the prowl for a serial killer whose victims have one thing in common - her. Suffering from a series of bizarre blackouts, Sheppard must uncover the killer before her partner pins her as the prime suspect.
Hondo by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 678 libraries worldwide
Hondo Lane was a big, strong man, a tough man, unstoppable in a fight, but he was not a cruel man. Now, with the Apaches on the warpath, he finds a young woman and her son living in a ranch that is slowly going to pieces. Her husband is a degenerate who spends much of his time at the local fort cheating at cards and rustling cattle. Hondo must deal with the Indians, good and bad, in an effort to save the young woman from their depredations - half-Apache himself, he knows the ways of the desert. In the midst of armed chaos, his rugged individualism and might must save the day.
Sackett by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
William Tell Sackett, a drifter, finds a hidden valley, and with it the beautiful Ange Kerry.
The lonely men by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 648 libraries worldwide
Tell loses his respect for the Apaches as he must cross the border into the Sierra Madres to bring back his nephew, stolen by Apache braves. Is the boy's mother trying to deliver her husband's brother, Tell himself, into an Apache ambush? Will his wits and cold steel be enough protection?
Treasure mountain by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
Brothers Orrin and Tell Sackett had come to New Orleans to unravel the mystery of their father's disappearance twenty years before. To uncover the truth, they enlisted the aid of a trailwise gypsy and a voodoo priest as they sought to recreate their father's last trek. But Louisiana was a dangerous land, and with one misstep, the brothers could disappear in the bayous before finding whatever legacy their father had left behind.
Lonely on the mountain by Louis L'Amour ( Recording )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 612 libraries worldwide
Logan Sackett faces starvation or a hanging if Tell can't drive a herd of cattle from Kansas to British Columbia before winter. Tell has never abandoned another Sackett in need. He will bring aid to Logan - or die trying.
Action and adventure films Aircraft accidents Appalachian Region Assassins Audiobooks Audiobooks Biographical films Biographical television programs Biography Bourne, Jason (Fictitious character) Brothers and sisters California--Los Angeles Comedy films Decedents' estates Drama England--London Families Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Football coaches Football films Football teams Frontier and pioneer life History Laboratories Laboratory notebooks Love Ludlum, Robert,--1927-2001 Man-woman relationships Marshall University McCarthy, Joseph,--1908-1957 Memory disorders Murrow, Edward R Reporters and reporting Romance films Sackett family (Fictitious characters) Secrecy Sports films Television broadcasting of news Thrillers (Motion pictures) United States United States.--Congress.--House.--Committee on Un-American Activities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West Virginia--Huntington
Russell Strathairn, David 1949-
Strathairn, David Russell, 1949-
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