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British Screen

Overview
Works: 124 works in 470 publications in 7 languages and 14,201 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Historical films  Television adaptations  Biographical films  Historical television programs  Made-for-TV movies  Social problem films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by British Screen
Orlando by Sally Potter( Visual )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930s Britain, in the wake of a bloody civil war, the younger brother of the new King sets in motion a monstrous scheme to claim the throne for himself. Updated version of Shakespeare's tale
Before the rain : (a tale in three parts) by Milcho Manchevski( Visual )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a monastery in Macedonia, a young man must abandon his vows of silence to save a girl from a hate-filled mob. In London, a woman torn between a loveless marriage and a passionate affair with a war photographer finds fate dictates a choice she couldn't make on her own. And in Yugoslavia, the photographer returns to a nation divided by religious hatred and violence. His efforts to salvage some small portion of peace will have an impact no one could foresee, and bring all three stories full circle
Bread and roses by Ken Loach( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya is an illegal alien who has crossed the U.S. border from Mexico to search for her sister Rosa, and to begin a new life. After being reunited, Rosa gets Maya a job with a janitorial service in a large office building. While working, Maya happens upon Sam Shapiro, a muckraking lawyer and union agitator whom the service-workers' union has assigned to bring its "justice for janitors" campaign to the building. Appalled at the work conditions and unfair labor practices, Maya and Sam team up to fight her employer
Edward II by Derek Jarman( Visual )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2018 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Edward II enfuriates his queen and imperils his throne by bringing his lover Gaveston to court
Naked( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming, eloquent, and vicious drifter on the lam in London rejects those who would care for him and hurls himself into a nocturnal odyssey through the city, colliding with a succession of desperate and dispossessed people and scorching everyone in his path
Life is sweet( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amusing portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London, an irrepressible mum and dad and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a sneering layabout. A vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams (such as the father's desire to open a food truck) carry enormous weight. Perched on the line between humor and melancholy
Widows' peak by John Irvin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy/mystery set in the 1920's about a sexy young woman who comes to live in a small Irish village dominated by the widows who live on the hill, and the trouble she stirs up
Tom & Viv by Brian Gilbert( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom & Viv tells the story of the passionate yet turbulent relationship between T.S. Eliot and his wife, Vivienne. Although she was the inspiration for his greatest works, Eliot finally had to make a choice between standing by the emotionally troubled Vivienne and letting her go
The Governess by Sandra Goldbacher( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman loses her identity and her innocence in an all-consuming love affair
Love and death on Long Island by Richard Kwietniowski( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance encounter with struggling B-movie star Ronnie Bostock opens up a whole new world to buttoned-up British author Giles De'Ath. Focuses on the genteel obsession of an older man for a younger man
The belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stourley Kracklite, a burly middle-aged American architect, is in Rome to organize a large-scale exhibition of the work of Etienne-Louis Boullee (1728-1799), a visionary French architect. His wife Louisa is along, and a little bored with his cerebral fixations. Surrounded by Roman art and architecture--whose perfect scaling and Classicist surfaces he has always admired--Kracklite is overcome by narcissistic jealousy. Amidst the graceful clean domes, virile statues, and sturdily parallel columns of Roman monuments, Kracklite suspects Louisa of trying to poison him as his prodigious gut begins giving him searing pains. Anxious and paranoid, he's undone by his fear that despite his internal inspirations, an architect is a speck of a thing compared to what he builds--huge, material spectacles that far outlive their progenitors
High hopes by Mike Leigh( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyril and Shirley are a young, working-class couple who, in their struggle to make ends meet, have become absorbed in socialism. Cyril's sister Valerie and her husband aspire to a more privileged class. The only glue holding the siblings together is their withdrawn and wistful old mother
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely kind of friendship develops between Fergus, an Irish Republican Army volunteer, and Jody, a kidnapped British soldier lured into an IRA trap by another IRA member. When the hostage-taking ends up going horribly wrong, Fergus escapes and heads to London, where he seeks out Jody's lover, a hairdresser named Dil. Fergus changes his name and gets a job as a day laborer. He starts seeing Dil, who knows nothing about Fergus' real background. But there are some things about Dil that Fergus does not know either
The miracle maker : [the story of Jesus] by Ralph Fiennes( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A family seeking help for their sick daughter must choose between loyalty to the king and their need for Jesus' help
An awfully big adventure( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy about a starstruck girl lured into the grown-up world of the theater
The last of England by Derek Jarman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A torrent of apocalytic images show a vision of a world overrun by greed and repression and the damage done to the cities, the land, the air, human souls and bodies
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just north of London live Wendy, Andy, and their twenty-something twins, Natalie and Nicola. Wendy clerks in a shop, leads aerobics at a primary school, jokes like a vaudevillian, agrees to waitress at a friend's new restaurant and dotes on Andy, a cook who forever puts off home remodeling projects, and with a drunken friend, buys a broken down lunch wagon. Natalie, with short neat hair and a snappy, droll manner, is a plumber; she has a holiday planned in America, but little else. Last is Nicola, odd man out: a snarl, big glasses, cigarette, mussed hair, jittery fingers, bulimic, jobless, and unhappy. How they interact and play out family conflict and love is the film's subject
The miracle maker : the story of Jesus( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a family seeking help for an ailing daughter. When they cross paths with an extraordinary carpenter named Jesus, the family's faith is put to the test as the father is torn between allegiance to the king and the desperate need for the miraculous powers of God
 
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