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Brook, Michael 1952-

Works: 164 works in 495 publications in 11 languages and 26,458 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  Sports films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Environmental films  Biography  Biographical films  Educational films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Composer, Performer, Author, Musician, Instrumentalist, Actor, Producer, Production personnel, Interviewee, Singer, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Brook
An inconvenient truth by Al Gore( Visual )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 3,971 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 )

30 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,733 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 Mark Wahlberg( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,291 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2,203 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 peremptory pulled from production, the influence of the automobile industry and oil interests, and implications for the future of sustainable energy in the United States
The perks of being a wallflower by Stephen Chbosky( Visual )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and German and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie, a freshman in high school, explores the dilemmas of growing up through a collection of letters he sends to an unknown receiver
The vow( Visual )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young couple has 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. Based on a true story
Country strong( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,501 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 entangl
Fed Up( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,307 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
Sugar( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 1,081 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
Undefeated by Bill Courtney( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 980 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
Deadwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 965 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
Cesar Chavez( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 865 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 by Davis Guggenheim( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 726 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 )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and French and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When events shatter the quiet of his small town, Wade Whitehouse, with the aid of his new girlfriend, is forced to confront his past and reexamine his life
Kids for cash( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 404 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 )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 367 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 ..."--From 1 Earth Productions Web site, 11 September 2013
9500 Liberty( Visual )

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

Documents the first time in U.S. history that an Arizona-style immigration law was actually implemented-and the surprising grassroots position that led to its repeal. Racial tension and threats of violence erupt when Prince William County, Virginia adopts a law requiring the police to question people who appear to be undocumented immigrants. Despite fears of reprisal, a group of citizens launches a 'virtual resistance' using social media, setting up a final showdown with the law's advocates
The perks of being a wallflower original motion picture soundtrack( Recording )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and German and held by 308 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
Wrecked( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adrian Brody stars in this psychological survival thriller from director Michael Greenspan. Awakening to find himself in a mangled car wreck at the bottom of a deep, wooded ravine, a badly injured man (Brody) realises he has no knowledge of who he is, where he is, or what he has done. Over the coming days, as he faces a gruelling test against the worst that nature can throw at him and battles to survive against the odds, he starts to have worrying flashbacks about his past life, in particular the crime he recently committed
Night song by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan( Recording )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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