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Parker, Oliver

Overview
Works: 108 works in 532 publications in 11 languages and 8,757 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Sophisticated comedy films  Spy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Parody films  Horror films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Performer, fmd, Author, Adapter, Restager , Actor, Scenarist, Film editor, Editor, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Oliver Parker
Othello by William Shakespeare( Visual )

113 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Venice during 1570, Desdemona, daughter of a powerful nobleman, elopes with Othello, a proud Moor celebrated as the city's most awesome warrior. Iago, who has served alongside Othello for a decade, is angered when the general chooses another lieutenant, Cassio, as his second in command. In retribution, Iago sabotages Cassio's promotion and convinces Othello that the handsome officer is cuckolding him. Othello writhes under the tortures Iago has created, and in a fit of jealousy smothers Desdemona, who caresses her beloved husband as she dies. Unfortunately, as adapted by director Parker, this is Shakespeare Lite, a primer for those who refuse to wrap themselves in his poetry, but do want to know what happened. The result is a movie that will not give viewers much of an idea of Shakespeare's play, and may inadvertently lead to ideas about interracial love that were not much on Shakespeare's mind. The audience must think, "There, but for the grace of God, go we," or the production has not worked
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde( Visual )

64 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two English gentlemen use the same trick when meeting women, by saying their name is Ernest. Everything is going well until both men fall in love with the same girl, using the same pseudonym
Johnny English reborn by Peter Howitt( Visual )

37 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest mission, Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. With just one shot at redemption, he will use (or misuse) the latest high-tech gadgets and every trick in his playbook to protect us all"--Container
An ideal husband by Oliver Parker( Visual )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously
Dorian Gray by Oliver Parker( Visual )

43 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Upon arriving in London the young and powerful Dorian Gray becomes drawn into a would of debauchery and decadence y Lord Henry Wotton. Desperate to preserve the beauty captured in his portrait, Dorian trades his soul for eternal youth, leading him down a path of wickedness and murder in order to protect his horrifying secret"--Container
St. Trinian's by Oliver Parker( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Trinian's is an all-girls school run by the quirky headmistress Ms. Camilla Fritton. When the newly appointed minister of education shakes things up and tries to take them down, the girls have no choice but to rise to the occasion. After all, they excel at chaos and attitude and that's exactly what it's going to take to beat the authorities before they close down their beloved school for good. Now, the school will need the help of Head Girl Kelly and artful dodger Flash Harry to save the school from bankruptcy
Dad's army( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's 1944 and WWII is reaching its climax. The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. Morale in the Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard is low, so they make their new mission to revive spirits, until glamorous journalist Rose arrives to write about their exploits
Fade to black( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a failed marriage and career, Orson Welles travels to Italy, where he is swept up in intrigue, deceit, and romance when he falls for a woman whose stepfather is murdered
I really hate my job( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neve Campbell stars as a waitress in this comedy about five women working dead-end jobs in a London restaurant while they nurture their alter identities as a writer, an artist, an actor, a lover and a revolutionary. But before they can realize their dreams, they have to make it through the next shift
Maria Aitken on acting in high comedy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a question and answer format; with examples from Coward, Wilde, Sheridan, and Congreve; Aitken shows how to add spark to comedy readings
British Cinema Collection : 8 Acclaimed Films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom & Viv : A passionately rendered story about writer T.S. Eliot's turbulent relationship with his first wife, Vivienne
Johnny English ; Johnny English reborn( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny English reborn: In his latest mission, Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. With just one shot at redemption, he will use (or misuse) the latest high-tech gadgets and every trick in his playbook to protect us all
Imagine me & you by Oliver Parker( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Als Heck en Rachel gaan trouwen, slaat de twijfel toe tijdens de ceremonie
Johnny English reborn( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his latest mission, Johnny English must stop a group of international assassins before they eliminate a world leader and cause global chaos. With just one shot at redemption, he will use (or misuse) the latest high-tech gadgets and every trick in his playbook to protect us all
Ernst sein ist alles( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesellschaftskritische Komödie nach Oscar Wilde
El Retrato de Dorian Grey( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dorian Gray es un atractivo aristócrata que, habiendo heredado una mansión, regresa a su Londres natal tras pasar la adolescencia aislado en el campo. Abrumado por la vida nocturna londinense, Dorian se sumerge en ella de la mano de Lord Henry Wottom, quien le muestra los lugares más recónditos y peculiares de la capital inglesa. Allí pronto Dorian queda seducido por el estilo de vida decadente de Wotton, ajeno a toda moral, al tiempo que comienza a obsesionarse con alcanzar la eterna juventud
Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray( Visual )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der ebenso gutaussehende wie unerfahrene Dorian Gray kommt gegen Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts in London an. Dort steht er dem Maler Basil Hallward Modell, der Dorians beeindruckende Schönheit und Jugendlichkeit in einem Portrait dauerhaft festhalten will. Unter den Fittichen des charismatischen Lord Henry Wotton findet Dorian schnell Gefallen an den hedonistischen Freuden der gehobenen Großstadt-Gesellschaft und lernt, dass sein Aussehen ihm alle Türen öffnet. So wundert es nicht, dass, kaum ist das Bild enthüllt, Dorian ein gedankenloses Versprechen äußert: Seine Seele würde er dafür geben, dass nicht er, sondern das Gemälde altert! Dorians Wunsch wird Wirklichkeit: Während er sich ohne jegliche äußere Konsequenzen hemmungslosem Vergnügen und verbotenen Begierden hingibt, wird sein gemaltes Abbild mit jeder begangenen Sünde hässlicher und grauenerregender. Um sein dunkles Geheimnis zu bewahren, geht Dorian bis zum Äußersten. Jahre später quälen ihn die Geister der Vergangenheit mehr denn je. Als er sich in die junge Emily verliebt, schöpft er wieder Hoffnung auf Erlösung ... (www.film-zeit.de, 24.2.11)
Un mari idéal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously
L'Importance d'être constant by Sébastien Tézé( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Satire de la belle société britannique de la fin du XIXe siècle sous forme de badinage amoureux ... Une mise en scène académique mais des dialogues étincelants
Un Marido ideal( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam) lo tiene todo. Es un político brillante y un perfecto caballero, un marido ideal para su esposa, Lady Chiltern (Cate Blanchett). Pero cuando la intrigante y seductora Mrs. Cheveley (Julianne Moore) le amenaza con revelar un oscuro secreto de su pasado, todo parece desmoronarse. Acorralado, recurre a su amigo de toda la vida, Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett) que pronto se encontrará atrapado en una red de mentiras, tentaciones y relaciones secretas
 
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Dorian Gray
Alternative Names
Oliver Parker britischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor, Produzent und Schauspieler

Oliver Parker Brits scenarioschrijver

Oliver Parker regista e sceneggiatore inglese

Оливер Паркер британский кинорежиссёр и сценарист

אוליבר פרקר

الیور پارکر فیلمنامه‌نویس و تهیه‌کننده بریتانیایی

أوليفر باركر

올리버 파커

파커, 올리버 1960-

オリヴァー・パーカー

パーカー, オリヴァー

パーカー, オリバー

奥利弗·帕克

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