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Smith, Lois 1930-

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Most widely held works by Lois Smith
Minority report by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and German and held by 3,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dazzlingly futuristic Washington D.C. of 2054, murder has been eliminated. John Anderton presides over the Department of Pre-Crime, wherein three "Pre-Cogs,"--precognitive humans drifting in a flotation tank, their brain waves tapped by computers--pick up thoughts of premeditated murder and warn the cops, who swoop down and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the killings can take place. Although the Pre-Cogs are never wrong sometimes they disagree. The dissenting Pre-Cog is said to have filed a minority report. If you could outsmart the Pre-Cog system, you would have committed the perfect crime. Bureau director Lamar Burgess tries to shield Anderton from bureaucrats like Danny Witwer of the Justice Department. As the pre-crime strategy prepares to go national, Witwer seems to have doubts about its wisdom--or he is only jealous of its success?
True blood by Anna Paquin( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 2,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; and Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampire
Iron Jawed Angels( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatized story of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns, leaders of the suffragist women who fought for the passage of the 19th Amendment. They broke from the mainstream women's rights movement to create a more activist wing, daring to push the boundaries to secure women's voting rights in 1920
John Steinbeck's East of Eden by Elia Kazan( Visual )

16 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Salinas Valley, in and around World War I, Cal Trask feels he must compete against overwhelming odds with his brother Aron for the love of their father Adam. Cal is frustrated at every turn, from his reaction to the war, to how to get ahead in business and in life, to how to relate to his estranged mother
The odd life of Timothy Green by Jennifer Garner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An inspiring magical story for the whole family. Cindy and Jim Green are a happily married couple who can't wait to start a family but can only dream about what their child would be like. When youngTimothy shows up on their doorstep one stomy night, Cindy and Jim ... learn that sometimes the unexpected can bring some of life's greatest gifts"--Container
Hollywoodland by Allen Coulter( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 16, 1959, police detectives arrive at a Benedict Canyon home to find Superman dead, felled by a single gunshot to the head. LAPD calls it suicide, but Reeves' grieving mother, Helen Bessolo, isn't so sure. She hires private detective Louis Simo to validate her suspicions, centered on George's fiancée, aspiring starlet Leonore Lemmon. Simo turns up suspects 2 and 3: Toni Mannix, aging trophy wife to MGM honcho Eddie Mannix, a tough little man with long-standing mob ties. George had been Toni's consort for years, and their breakup seriously wounded her. George Reeves wanted Clark Gable's career and instead got television stardom, becoming the idol of millions of children. Was he murdered, or just a victim of the sensitivities and insecurities of an actor who was never talented enough to be taken seriously?
Five Easy Pieces by Bob Rafelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character study of a talented pianist who has given up a promising career and now works on oil rigs. After 20 years he returns home to his father's deathbed, perhaps to reconcile himself with his fear of failure and desire for greatness
A year down yonder by Richard Peck( Recording )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman
Sweet land by Elizabeth Reaser( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inge is a feisty German mail-order bride who has come to Minnesota to marry Olaf, a young Norwegian immigrant farmer of few words. But in a post-WWI, anti-German climate, the local minister openly forbids the marriage. Inge and Olaf fall in love despite the town's disapproval. But when the town banker attempts to foreclose on the farm of his friend Frandsen, Olaf takes a stand
The Laramie project by Kasi Lemmons( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film is based on transcripts of over 200 interviews with the people of Laramie, Wyoming."--Title screens. In October 1998, 21 year-old Matthew Shepard had been found savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. National media attention made his case a cause célèbre, and a month later, off Broadway writer-director Moisés Kaufman and Tectonic Theatre (his collaborating actors) arrived. They succeeded in interviewing a wide range of relevant persons, from those who knew Shepard or knew the accused to police, university, and hospital personnel and community members. Then they wrote a play
Truman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Truman led the nation through the end of World War II, the beginning of the Cold War, the struggle for civil rights and the creation of the United Nations
Katherine Anne Porter's The jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Granny Weatherall is a spunky old lady of eighty who bosses her doctor and her children. She seems so strong and in control. Yet she has never had the upper hand in her destiny. One morning, a flood of long-forgotten memories bring her to the realization that of all her accomplishments, she cannot console herself for the shame-filled day she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
A dog year( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Katz is a writer at a mid-life crossroads who decides to adopt and train a high-strung border collie named Devon, only to discover it's he himself who has the real lessons to learn. Based on a true story
Dead man walking by Tim Robbins( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matthew Poncelet is the convicted killer of two teenage lovers, preparing to end his life on death row. In response to a letter, Sister Helen Prejean visits Matthew and finds herself face-to-face with a killer who still pleads his innocence. When the date is set for his execution death by lethal injection, Poncelet asks Sister Helen to be his spiritual advisor and she agrees, little knowing the outrage that will follow her decision
Skylark by Patricia MacLachlan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob's farm is in trouble from a severe drought. Jacob and Sarah begin to wonder if Sarah can stay, and what will happen to Jacob if she and the children have to leave the farm
P.s by Dylan Kidd( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louise is a divorced, thirty-something admission's office at Columbia University's School of Fine Arts who is unfulfilled in her love life. That is, until a graduate school application crosses her desk and she arranges to interview the young painter. Scott bears the same name and has an uncanny resemblance to Louise's high school boyfriend and one true love, an artist who died in a car accident twenty years earlier. Within hours of the interview, Louise and Scott have embarked on a passionate affair, but is Scott just trying to wheedle his way into the Ivy League?
How to make an American quilt by Jocelyn Moorhouse( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in German and English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman visits her grandmother one summer to think over a marriage proposal, and the women in a quilting bee confide to her the stories of the loves that have shaped their lives
Dragon country by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2001 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two plays by Tennessee Williams televised together as "Dragon country," both concerning psychological pain and alienation
Roadie( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jimmy, a longtime roadie for the legendary Blue Oyster Cult, has been fired by the band. With nowhere else to go, he returns home to see his aging mom in Forest Hills, Queens, where a wild encounter with two old high school friends shows him that some things never change
Twister by Jan de Bont( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and French and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist is determined to discover a better way of predicting tornadoes with a device that shoots thousands of little trackers into the eye of the storm. Trouble is, getting it there is very dangerous
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Alternative Names
Humbert, Lois Arlene 1930-

Lois Smith actrice américaine

Lois Smith Amerikaans filmacteur

Lois Smith Amerikaans filmactrice

Lois Smith attrice statunitense

Lois Smith US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Lois Smith yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Лоис Смит

Լուիս Սմիթ

לואיס סמית'

لوئیس اسمیت بازیگر آمریکایی

로이스 스미스




English (147)

German (4)

French (2)

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