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Brook, Michael 1952-

Overview
Works: 186 works in 585 publications in 7 languages and 29,913 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Sports films  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Romance films  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Author, Musician, Instrumentalist, Actor, Production personnel, Singer, Interviewee, Other, Editor, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Brook
An Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore( Visual )

35 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A passionate and inspiring look at former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to expose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
The fighter by David O Russell( Visual )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, Dicky Eklund was known as the pride of Lowell, Massachusetts. There isn't a person in Lowell who doesn't know about the time that Dicky knocked down the great Sugar Ray Leonard. By the early 1990s, Dicky's crack addiction has soured everything, although he dreams of making a comeback. The real contender is his half-brother Micky Ward. 31-year-old Micky is an unassuming nice guy, long regarded as little more than a stepping-stone for rising fighters, but with undeniable potential. Between his controlling mom Alice, who manages his career, his crack head trainer brother, and a Greek chorus of seven sisters, Micky doesn't have a chance. Until his tough-chick bartender girlfriend Charlene gives him the confidence and support to consider a different course. But his success comes at a cost--as he must leave his family behind in the process
Who killed the electric car? by Chris Paine( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the development and demise of the fuel-efficient, environment-friendly electric car. Examines the Bush administration's role in the car's being peremptorily pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States
Brooklyn by John Crowley( Visual )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson star in this romantic drama adapted from the novel by Colm Tóibín. Set in the 1950s, the story follows young Irish woman Ellis Lacey (Ronan) as she travels to New York City in search of a better life. Initially homesick, she begins to adjust to her new surroundings with the help of Italian-American Tony Fiorello (Emory Cohen) with whom she becomes romantically involved. After news of a family crisis, Ellis returns to Ireland where she enjoys spending time back in her hometown and becomes acquainted with a young man, Jim Farrell (Gleeson), finding herself torn between two very different paths. The cast also includes Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards including Best Picture
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Logan Lerman( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Chbosky adapts his own novel for this coming-of-age drama about an introvert teen whose eyes are opened to a world of new experiences after he becomes friends with two older kids. When shy freshman Charlie (Logan Lerman) makes friends with Patrick (Ezra Miller) and his stepsister Sam (Emma Watson) almost by accident, he soon finds himself immersed in a newfound world of music, friends, soft drugs and sexual confusion
The vow by Michael Sucsy( Visual )

11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple have a car accident that puts the wife in a coma. After she wakes up with severe memory loss, her husband sets his sights on winning her heart again
Fed Up by Stephanie Soechtig( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrated by Katie Couric, the film blows the lid off everything that was known about food and exercise, revealing a 30-year campaign by the food industry, aided by the U.S. government, to mislead and confuse the American public. Exposing the hidden truths contributing to one of the largest health epidemics in history, it follows a group of families battling to lead healthier lives and reveals why the conventional wisdom of 'exercise and eat right' is not ringing true for millions of people
Country strong by Shana Feste( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gwyneth Paltrow stars in this drama about a troubled country music singer. Kelly Canter (Paltrow) is a fallen star of the country music scene. While in rehab for her drug and alcohol problems, she meets young singer-songwriter Beau Williams (Garrett Hedlund) who, along with beauty-queen-turned-singer Chiles Stanton (Leighton Meester), ends up becoming one of the support acts on Kelly's comeback tour, organised by her long-suffering husband/manager Ed (Tim McGraw). As the four take to the road, sparks begin to fly as their entangled relationships intensify
Sugar by Jacques Torres( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel 'Sugar' Santos is a talented Dominican baseball player who longs to break into the American big league and earn the money needed to support his impoverished family. He is a talented pitcher who might just have what it takes to earn a prized spot on a Major League Baseball team. Before that happens he'll have to prove his worth in the minor leagues. Advancing in baseball's minor league system at the tender age of 19, Miguel is warmly welcomed into the small-town Iowa home of his host family. He struggles with language and cultural barriers despite the kindness of strangers. Subsequently forced to reevaluate his life's ambition after his once-trusty arm becomes unreliable. The previously single-minded pitcher gradually begins to question both the world he lives in and the role he has chosen to play in it
Deadwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1876 in the Black Hills of South Dakota after the richest gold strike in American history has drawn a throng of misfits to an outlaw settlement where everyone has a price. Tells the story of the settlers, who range from an ex-lawman to a scheming saloon owner to the legendary Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane
Undefeated( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No hope. No future-- until a football season united a team and revealed the character that turned them into heroes. Undefeated ... is the inspiring and moving tale of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach, Bill Courtney, trying to help them beat the odds on and off the field"--Container
Cesar Chavez( Visual )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. He inspired millions of Americans who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual's ability to change the world
The first year( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year the United States hires 250,000 new teachers. On September 7, five teachers will begin their new journey. These five young teachers fight the real fight: educating our children, one child at a time. Shows the human side of the story, revealing all the determination and commitment it takes to survive in America's toughest school systems
Affliction by Paul Schrader( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wade Whitehouse jest policjantem w małym amerykańskim miasteczku. Ostatnio los go nie rozpieszcza: żona rzuciła go zabraniając kontaktów z córką, ojciec alkoholik, a mieszkańcy miasteczka stracili do niego szacunek. Pewnego dnia podczas polowania ginie wpływowy polityk, wszyscy uznają, że był to wypadek. Policjant jest innego zdania. Rozpoczynając śledztwo narazi się wielu wpływowym ludziom
Kids for cash( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the "kids for cash" scandal, in which two Luzerne County, Pennsylvania judges had set up a system by which they would end up receiving $2.6 million from privately-owned juvenile detention centers for convicting more than 3,000 youths for mostly minor offenses
Greedy lying bastards( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates the reason behind stalled efforts to tackle climate change despite consensus in the scientific community that it is not only a reality but also a growing problem placing us on the brink of disaster. The film details the people and organizations casting doubt on climate science and claims that greenhouse gases are not affected by human behavior. From the Koch Brothers to ExxonMobil, to oil industry front groups, to prominent politicians and justices ..."--1 Earth Productions Web site, 11 September 2013
The perks of being a wallflower : original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wide variety of musical styles and artists fills the soundtrack to the big screen adaptation of Stephen Chbosky's popular novel
9500 Liberty( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2007, Prince William County in Virginia enacted a policy requiring police officers to question anyone they had probable cause to believe was in the country illegally. Begun as a series of Internet videos, this documentary chronicles the passage of this law and its divisive effect upon residents and the devastating economic impact it had on their communities
Wrecked( Visual )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man wakes up trapped in a crashed car in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by two dead passengers, a pile of cash and a gun. He has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. Is he an innocent victim? A dangerous criminal? All he knows is he's fighting for his life and his sanity in the middle of the deep woods
 
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Brook, Michael

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