Most widely held works by Richard Edson
Do the right thing ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
Traces the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever.
Do the right thing ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
"The hottest day of the year explodes onscreen in this vibrant look at a day in the life of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. A portrait of urban racial tensions sparked controversy while earning popular and critical praise, "--Container.
Stranger than paradise ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Eddie and Willie's inert lifestyle is suddenly intruded upon by Willie's Hungarian cousin. At first she's a drag, but the cousin has a few surprises for her American friends.
Good morning, Vietnam ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
"Imported by the Army for an early morning radio show in Vietnam, disc jockey Adrian Cronauer blasts the formerly staid, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.'s love him, but the brass is up in arms!"--Container.
Momma's man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Bumped from a flight back to Los Angeles and his life, Mikey returns to his childhood home, a cluttered Manhattan loft presided over by his bohemian parents. His mother tells him he may stay as long as he wants. What begins as a respite from adult responsibility becomes a premature mid-life crisis. Re-installed in a house saturated with two generations of bric-a-brac evoking days gone by, Mikey starts to regress and drift back to an awkward youth he never outgrew.
The Spike Lee joint collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Spike Lee is one of the most acclaimed and controversial directors of all time. Now five of his most provocative, thought-provoking films are available in one collection. From the breakout hit dramedy "Do the right thing" to the gritty, urban "Clockers," Lee peels away life's layers, exposing the ironies, brutalities, rhythms and prejudices of the naked city in this powerful collector's set.
Land of plenty ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and German and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Story about a woman who works with the homeless, and a paranoid Vietnam vet who both become interested in the death of a Pakistani man killed in a drive-by shooting, but for totally different reasons.
Eight men out ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Based on the real-life scandal of 1919, the film tells the story of eight baseball players who plan to throw games for money, and the scorn and anger the scheme earned them.
Super Mario Bros ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Mario and Luigi face deadly challenges from a diabolical lizard king and battle to save the world from the king's sinister scheme.
Goodnight Joseph Parker ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 libraries worldwide
"The classic love story brought to a no-pleasantries bar room. Girl loves man who loves woman, woman isn't worth his time. Into that mix throw a hopeless drunk with a good heart and weak stomach, a bartender who's more desperate than his customers and a shameless bad boy looking for a good time and fast women"--Container.
Cut off ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A young woman is cut off from her wealthy father, so she convinces her boyfriend to rob a check-cashing place. Things don't work out for the two, who are being sought by the police.
Stranger than paradise by Jim Jarmusch ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Eva, seize ans, quitte la Hongrie et retrouve son cousin Willie installé depuis dix ans aux Etats-Unis. Inadaptés a cette terre de désillusions, ils partent de Miami découvrir le paradis de la Floride, royaume du jeu et dernier espoir d'un exil douloureux.
Crossing the bridge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Set in 1970s, the story focuses on the relationships among three young friends from Detroit who are offered a fortune to smuggle hashish from Canada into the US.
Cosas que nunca te dije Things I never told you ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in Spanish and English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
"The lives of a group of young men and women are thrown into chaos as they fall in and out of love"--Container.
Joey Breaker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Joey Breaker is a movie agent in New York who is traveling in the fast lane, but has left himself no time to live. Then he meets a young Jamaican woman, and embarks on a whirlwind romance.
Motorcycle gang ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A retired soldier is driving his family from Texas to California to move into their new home. As they cross the desert, they are terrorized by a gang of heroin-dealing bikers who kidnap his teenage daughter and take her across the Mexican border. He follows them to their hideout and devises a plan to rescue his daughter.
Tougher than leather ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
After a friend discovers a money-laundering scheme and is murdered, the band members take the law into their own hands and avenge their friend's death.
An occasional hell ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Scandal rocks a southern town when a respected professor is shot dead during a lover's tryst with a local waitress who suddenly disappears. His widow Elizabeth (Valeria Golino) is the primary suspect and she asks Ernest DeWalt (Tom Berenger), acclaimed novelist and former cop, to find the killer. The investigation heats up as he finds himself attracted to Elizabeth, and having erotic visions of the missing waitress.
Don't come knocking by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"Howard Spence a connu des jours meilleurs... Cette ex-gloire du 7ème art mène aujourd'hui une existence solitaire, et noie son dégoût de lui-même dans l'alcool, la drogue et les femmes. Jusqu'à ce que sa mère lui apprenne qu'il a peut-être un enfant quelque part, né d'une brève liaison... Il décide alors de tout abandonner pour revenir sur les traces de son passé, dans une petite ville perdue du Montana...
Southlander the diary of a desperate musicione ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Chance searches for the '69 Moletron synthesizer stolen from his car. A surreal, fragmented journey into the music underground of Los Angeles.
African Americans African Americans--Crimes against African Americans--Relations with Italian Americans Agoraphobia Automobile travel Baseball Baseball--Betting Biographical films Bohemianism California--Los Angeles Chicago White Sox (Baseball team) Comedy films Cronauer, Adrian Dark comedy films Disc jockeys Drama Families Family-owned business enterprises Feature films Feature films Fiction films Films for the hearing impaired Germany Heroes Italian American families Love stories Man-woman relationships Melodrama Midlife crisis New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Bedford-Stuyvesant New York (State)--New York--Brooklyn Plumbers Police brutality Race relations Racism Responsibility Riots Road films Science fiction films Slackers Sports films Super Mario Bros. (Game) United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vietnam Vietnam War (1961-1975) Visitors, Foreign War films
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