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British Screen

Overview
Works: 111 works in 426 publications in 7 languages and 13,876 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Biographical films  History  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Social problem films  Internet videos  Educational films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by British Screen
Orlando by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,271 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."--Container
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1930's 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 757 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 )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and held by 721 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
Life is sweet by Mike Leigh( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 680 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 lay about. 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
Naked by Mike Leigh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complex drifter embarks on a bizarre odyssey through the streets of London, interacting with a succession of lost souls in the city
Edward II by Derek Jarman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King Edward II enfuriates his queen and imperils his throne by bringing his lover Gaveston to court
The miracle maker : [the story of Jesus] by Derek Hayes( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 442 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
Tom & Viv by Brian Gilbert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the passionate yet turbulent relationship between T.S. Eliot and his beautiful 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 )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 426 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 )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 314 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
High hopes by Mike Leigh( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 273 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 belly of an architect by Peter Greenaway( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 271 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
Sirens by John Duigan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young minister is on a mission to tame the wicked ways of a notorious artist whose nude paintings scandalize the nation. Intent on delivering salvation, the reverend and his wife instead are led into temptation by their playfully seductive hosts
The crying game by Neil Jordan( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compassionate Irish terrorist risks his own life to seek out the girlfriend of the hostage he held, and discovers that personal relationships are complex and more satisfying than political commitments
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 227 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
An awfully big adventure by Donald Sturrock( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engaging comedy about a star-struck young girl lured into the grown-up world of the theater. Young Stella Bradshaw quickly discovers what it takes to make it in the theater
Waterland by Graham Swift( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disillusioned history professor Tom Crick, in an age of cynicism and despair, inspires his students to embrace the past and discover the marvels and mysteries of life
Jack & Sarah by Tim Sullivan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy, a young American trying to make a living in London, becomes a nanny for a young ambitious lawyer who is a single father. Once Amy moves in, life becomes a series of mishaps, conflicts and comedy, and ultimately, love
Gangster no. 1 by Paul McGuigan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the bloody, single-minded climb of a crime lord to power. Enter the psyche of an unrepentant mobster who slugs, claws and kills his way to the top. But when he learns that a former mentor he put in prison is about to get out, this self-made mobster must now face a man whose life he ruined ... and confront the twisted remnants of his own demented conscience as well
 
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