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Hope, Ted

Works: 81 works in 283 publications in 7 languages and 13,378 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Fiction  War films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Moderator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 1,553 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 1,482 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 her 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 together, brother and sister must come to terms with the new and painful responsibilities with their father. The siblings are forced to face the 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 1,247 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 1,071 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 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 )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,061 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 946 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 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1862, during the Kansas-Missouri border war, Jake and Jack Bull join the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers after Jack's father is killed by marauding members of the abolitionist Jayhawkers. They are aided by unusual ally, Holt, who's fighting for the South despite being a former slave
The ex ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom and Sofia have just had their first baby and that means it is time for Tom to grow up. When Tom goes to work for his father-in-law, his new boss Chip seems to have it out for him. Tom soon discovers that Chip is still carrying a flame for Sophia from their high school days. Now, Chip will stop at nothing to see Tom out of the company and out of Sophia's life. As the two go head to head, Tom must expose Chip's dirty tricks and push him out of the picture forever
She's the one by Edward Burns ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and French and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two adult brothers find their sibling rivalry is revived after one begins having an extramarital affair with the other's ex-fiancee
Lovely & amazing ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 620 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 503 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 501 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 )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 408 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 )
17 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 393 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 268 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 218 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
Lifelong friends try to maintain their relationship while life in the big city heaps new challenges on them
Amateur by Hal Hartley ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 100 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
A tai-chi master and widower moves from Beijing to a New York suburb to live with his only son. With a daughter-in-law who has no use for him and an ever-changing society, problems quickly arise. He is forced to call upon his tai-chi teachings and its "pushing hands" to give him the balance needed to survive in this poignant and comic tale
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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