Most widely held works about Aidan Quinn
Most widely held works by Aidan Quinn
Legends of the fall ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,759 libraries worldwide
An epic Western saga about a woman and the three sons of a Montana rancher who love her, told against the backdrop of World War I.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
By 1876, most of the nation's American Indians had been forcibly relocated to reservation land. In the Dakota Territory, Red Cloud had settled his people on the great Sioux Reservation, becoming wards of the government. Other Sioux leaders saw this as defeat and continued to live in the traditional way, with legendary resistance. Then an economic depression struck, and gold was discovered in the Black Hills--on Sioux land. In this film, the lives of Charles Eastman-a Dartmouth-educated, Sioux doctor; Senator Henry Dawes-member of the Committee on Indian Affairs; and Sitting Bull intersect in a manner that seems fated. The question that faces the government and the Sioux seems to leave two answers: assimilation versus extermination? It is answered by the assassination of Sitting Bull and the massacre of hundreds of Indian men, women, and children by the 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek on Dec. 29, 1890.
The mission ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,289 libraries worldwide
An epic about a man of the sword and a man of the cloth who unite to shield the Guarani South American Indian tribe from brutal subjugation by 18th-century colonial empires.
Music of the heart ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,145 libraries worldwide
A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn't think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood.
Empire Falls ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,018 libraries worldwide
A powerful portrait of blue-collar America, a timeless tribute to the inherent decency and good humor that sustains working-class people in everyday life.
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 986 libraries worldwide
A scientist strives to make the perfect man in a laboratory but instead creates a bitter monster who seeks revenge on his creator and his family.
Flipped ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it's love. Bryce isn't so sure. Beginning that day, and for the next six years, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm's length, which isn't easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other.
Unknown ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 962 libraries worldwide
Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Harris plunges into a deadly mystery, forcing him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth.
Looking for Richard ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 904 libraries worldwide
Shakespeare's gripping drama of power, lust and betrayal becomes accessible to a broader audience. The camera follows the cast and crew throughout rehearsals, eavesdropping on the behind-the-scenes process that goes into creating characters and mounting a production.
Avalon ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
The story of several generations of a family, from the arrival of Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky in the suburb of Baltimore called Avalon, down through his children and grandchildren. The family goes from poverty to prosperity as the world changes around them, but their love and humor hold the family together.
Benny & Joon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 847 libraries worldwide
A mentally ill young woman who lives with her older brother finds her love in an eccentric young man who models himself after Buster Keaton.
Songcatcher ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
When musicologist Doctor Lily Penleric is passed over, again, for a prominent teaching position, she decides to leave the city to visit her sister in the rugged mountains of Appalachia. While there, Lily, discovers a well spring of emotional "love songs" (ballads) that have been passed down through generations from the original Irish and Scottish immigrants who have settled in the area. Determined to document the history of the songs, and the recording of them as well, she is profoundly changed by the generosity, strength and freedom of the fiercely proud mountain people.
Evelyn ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 797 libraries worldwide
In 1953, Desmond Doyle takes on the Irish family law system and the Catholic Church in a bid to be reunited with his children. Despite a strong work ethic, Desmond has a hard time holding on to steady work. Desmond's wife walks out on the relationship and his sporadic employment eventually attracts the attention of the law. A court order sends his two sons and young daughter to separate Catholic orphanages until Desmond can prove he's capable of properly supporting them. However, Desmond discovers merely getting work is not enough to bring his children back to him.
The handmaid's tale ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 786 libraries worldwide
Set in the near future, the handmaids of the title are women who can still bear children after the ravages of war caused wide-spread sterility. One of the handmaids, Kate, is caught trying to escape the Republic of Gilead and sent to the prison-like training center. She is sent from there to the home of the commander to bear his child, but revolutionary forces have other plans for her!
Michael Collins ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 735 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ignited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny.
Practical magic ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and German and held by 676 libraries worldwide
The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love.
Michael Collins ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 659 libraries worldwide
Presents the life of an Irish man whose dreams inspired hope, whose words ingited passion, and whose courage forged a nation's destiny.
Nine lives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and French and held by 629 libraries worldwide
Nine women each face a different situation in their lives. Among the stories told by director Rodrigo García are a female inmate waiting for her children's visit, a woman facing cancer surgery, and a woman reuniting with an old flame at the supermarket.
Benedict Arnold a question of honor ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
The true story of Benedict Arnold, a man trapped by pride and love. After being disgraced by the Continental Congress and resigning his comission, Arnold is coaxed back into service. But his marriage to a loyalist woman leads to scandal, and the lack of support he received drives him to defect.
A shine of rainbows ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
A truly inspiring story of one ordinary family's extraordinary journey. An orphaned boy named Tomas is adopted by Maire O'Donnell to live on a whimsical Irish isle filled with new friends, secret caves and a lost baby pup seal stranded on the coast. But when Maire's reluctant husband Alec refuses to accept Tomas as his own son, the boy drifts down a fateful path of adventure and self-discovery, illuminating how rainbows can shine around, and within, us all.
Amnesia Biographical films Brothers Brown, Dee Alexander Collins, Michael,--1890-1922 Comedy films Comedy films Dakota Indians Dawes, Henry L.--1816-1903 Documentary television programs Drama Eastman, Charles Alexander,--1858-1939 Families Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Germany--Berlin Grant, Ulysses S.--1822-1885 Great Plains Guarani Indians--Missions Historical films Historical films History Identity theft Indians, Treatment of Indians of North America Indian Wars (Dakota : 1890-1891) Ireland Made-for-TV movies Man-woman relationships Melodramas (Motion pictures) Montana North America Revolutionaries Seven Reductions, War of the (1754-1756) Sitting Bull,--1831-1890 South America South Dakota Teton Indians United States United States.--Army.--Cavalry, 7th United States.--Bureau of Indian Affairs Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired West (U.S.) Women Wounded Knee Massacre (South Dakota : 1890)
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