WorldCat Identities

Hope, Ted

Works: 88 works in 297 publications in 7 languages and 13,586 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Fiction  War films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Moderator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ted Hope
American splendor by Robert Pulcini( Visual )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American splendor is the story of a little-known working-class everyman, Harvey Pekar. Harvey finds love, family and creative voice through the underground comic books, but still can't manage to find the quicker supermarket checkout. Pekar is a frustrated file clerk at a V.A. Hospital, but also a comic book fan, who befriends the young illustrator Robert Crumb and is soon inspired to create comic books based on his own life, entitled American Splendor. Along the bumpy journey he meets and marries Joyce, played by Hope Davis. also appearing in the movie are the real Harvey and Joyce, comic book renderings of the couple, and cameos by some of Harvey's closest friends
Savages by Tamara Jenkins( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon and Wendy Savage (Hoffman and Linney) are two siblings who have spent their adult years trying to recover from their abusive father, Lenny (Bosco). Suddenly, a call comes in that Lenny's girlfriend has died and he cannot care for himself. Lenny suffers from dementia and his girlfriend's family dumps Lenny on his children. Despite the fact Jon and Wendy have not spoken to Lenny for twenty years and he is even more loathsome than ever, the Savage siblings feel obliged to take care of him. Now brother and sister must come to terms with painful responsibilities for their father and are forced to struggle with their own personal demons
The ice storm by Ang Lee( Visual )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of two dysfunctional families who learn to cope with nature-- human nature-- in this emotionally charged tale of suburban life in the '70s. When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping 'key party' and a freak ice storm to clear the air-- and change their lives forever."--Container
Adventureland( Visual )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,078 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1987, James Brennan's dreams of a European summer vacation before studying at an Ivy League school in New York City are ruined after his parents have a severe career setback. As a result, James must get a summer job to cover his upcoming expenses. He goes to work at the decrepit local amusement park, Adventureland - a place where the games are rigged and the rides make you sick. There, he falls in love with witty co-worker, Emily Lewin. In that setting, the two have an unforgettable and painful learning experiences about life, love and trust. A place where James discovers what he truly values
The wedding banquet Xi yan by Ang Lee( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Taiwanese gay man living in Manhattan agrees to a marriage of convenience with a mainland Chinese woman in need of a green card. His parents are thrilled, and fly to the States to help him plan a lavish wedding banquet
Martha Marcy May Marlene by Sean Durkin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After escaping from a dangerous cult and the watchful eye of its charismatic leader, a young woman named Martha tries to reclaim a normal life with her family. But the haunting memories from Martha's past trigger a chilling paranoia, and nowhere seems safe as the fragile line between her reality and delusions begin to blur."--Container
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Durant la guerre de Sécession, Jake Roedel, le fils d'un immigrant allemand, se joint avec son ami Jack à un petit groupe de combattants civils, les Bushwhackers, qui ratissent la campagne du Missouri pour s'attaquer aux soldats nordistes. Jack est mortellement blessé lors d'une attaque ennemie. Jake prend alors la route vers le Sud avec Sue Lee Shelley, une jeune veuve qui porte l'enfant de Jack. Après quelques batailles décisives, les Bushwhakers sont décimés. Blessés mais vivant, Jake épouse Sue Lee et part avec elle pour la Californie." [(c) Médiafilm] [SDM]
The ex( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronically underemployed young man reluctantly accepts a job at his father-in-law's advertising agency, where he is supervised by an unscrupulous man who attempts to destroy his career and personal life
She's the one by Edward Burns( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and French and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Mickey, a free-spirited New York cabbie, and Francis, a materialistic Wall Street stockbroker, think they are happily married, they are extremely confused about women as a result of their father's misguided influence. When Francis becomes involved in an extramarital affair with Mickey's ex-fiancee Heather, the brothers' longtime sibling rivalry reignites, with uproarious and unexpected results
Lovely & amazing( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intimate family portrait of four hapless but resilient women and the bittersweet lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses"--Container
Towelhead( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father
Super by James Gunn( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank, a short-order cook, sees his ex-addict wife snatched away by a seductive drug dealer. Frank finds himself bereft and unable to cope, but he decides to fight back under the guise of a do-it-yourself superhero called Crimson Bolt. With a red hand-made suit, a wrench, a crazed sidekick named Boltie and absolutely nothing in the way of superpowers, Crimson Bolt beats his way through the mean streets of crime in hopes of saving his wife
Dark horse( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance blooms between two thirty-somethings in arrested development: an avid toy collector who is the dark horse of his family and a depressed woman on the rebound
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolation...alienation...happiness. In America they all go hand in hand. Buy a new TV and you will be happy. Still not happy? Experience alienation. Can't afford a new TV? Then live in isolation. "Be happy", and if that doesn't work, pretend to make it work. For the characters in this film, the struggle to attain such a state is fraught with perils both heartbreaking and hilarious
Storytelling by Todd Solondz( Visual )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story that makes light of the dark side of human behavior. Discover the truth about sex, lies and race relations in suburban America. Includes a mixture of an emotionally needy college student, a slacker named Scooby and a very dysfunctional family man
Human nature by Michel Gondry( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Italian and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uno scienziato con manie ossessive e una donna afflitta da un disordine ormonale che le provoca un'abbondante crescita di peli, scoprono un uomo nato e vissuto selvaggiamente. Lo scienziato cerca di istruirlo, mentre Lila combatte affinchè l'uomo conservi la sua natura, simbolo di libertà. Nasce un inusuale triangolo dove emergono le incongruenze del mondo civilizzato
Walking and talking by Nicole Holofcener( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about four friends looking for love in the '90's
Amateur by Hal Hartley( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isabelle is an ex-nun waiting for her special mission from God. In the meantime, she is making a living writing pornography. She meets Thomas, a confused amnesiac who cannot remember that he used to be a vicious pornographer. Together, Isabelle and Thomas set out to discover his past, which is about to catch up with him
Tui shou Pushing hands by Ang Lee( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Surviving desire a film by Hal Hartley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the relationship between a misanthropic college professor and a student in one of his English literature classes. The two shorts are Theory of achievement which follows the lives of a group of Brooklynites who would love to make something of their lives, and Ambition, about a day in the life of a young artist who longs for professional success and the attention of beautiful women
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Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.13 for The ex ... to 0.47 for Tui shou P ...)

Ride with the devilShe's the oneTowelheadHappiness