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Killer Films

Overview
Works: 75 works in 383 publications in 7 languages and 28,489 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Romance films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television mini-series  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Killer Films
Still Alice by Richard Glatzer( Visual )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 2,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women from very different backgrounds find themselves in an unexpected love affair in 1950s New York. As conventional norms of the time challenge their undeniable attraction, an honest story emerges to reveal the resilience of the heart in the face of change. A young woman in her twenties, Therese is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
One hour photo by Mark Romanek( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sy works in photo processing. His favorite customers are the Yorkin family. Sy dotes on the Yorkins whenever they drop off film to be processed and they are indulgent of Sy's attentions. What the Yorkins don't know is Sy has been obsessively making copies of their photos, imagining himself to be "Uncle Sy," a member of the family. Sy's tenuous hold on reality begins to collapse when he develops a roll of film brought in by a new customer that suggests infidelity and the notion that his ideal family may be falling apart is troubling for Sy
Boys don't cry by Kimberly Peirce( Visual )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A transgendered youth starts living as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. He moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under his new identity. All goes well until his new friends discover his secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six characters recreate different stages in Bob Dylan's career, from Greenwich Village folk singer to electric guitar trailblazer to born-again preacher
Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of a uniquely independent woman who finds herself newly divorced during the Depression years and struggles to carve out a new life for herself and her family. The story explores Mildred's unreasonable devotion to her insatiable daughter Veda, as well as the complex relationship she shares with the indolent men in her life, including her polo-playing lover Monty Beragon and ex-husband Bert Pierce
Then she found me by Alice Arlen( Visual )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to start a family, New York schoolteacher, April Epner hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband unexpectedly abandons her and her adoptive mother dies. She gets another shock when she meets her biological mother, an eccentric, self-centered talk show host, whom at first she rejects. Then the divorced dad of one of her students begins courting April. As her life is turned upside-down, April finds herself opening up in ways she had never imagined
Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When writer and Manhattan society darling, Truman Capote, reads of the Clutter family murders in Kansas, he is immediately intrigued. He convinces The New Yorker magazine to assign him to write a story. Accompanying him is friend Harper Lee, whose book 'To kill a mocking bird' is about to be published. Capote eventually wins over Alvin Dewey, the local officer leading the hunt for the killes. The murderers, Perry SMith anf Dick Hickock are captured, tried and sentenced to die. Capote visits them in jail, now keen to turn the articel into a non-fiction novel, but his association with Perry Smith has unexpected emotional consequences."--Container
Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the off-Broadway musical hit, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" presents a drama queen getting not only what she needs, but also what she wants: love, unfettered and unconditional. Hedwig, a surgically botched transsexual from East Germany, travels the States with his band, playing a string of Red Lobster-type restaurants to audiences rendered incredulous by his boyish brand of girl glam; he reveals his story in flashbacks between musical numbers. For Hedwig, who exists in an indeterminate but politically charged space between freedom and frustration, life is about looking for her personal dividing wall - to smash it into ruin
The company by Robert Altman( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film intended as a realistic look at an American ballet company. The story centers on the professional and personal life of Ry, a rising young ballet dancer. The film contains numerous performance and rehearsal excerpts from ballets in the repertory of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, spotlighting the company's acquisition of Robert Desrosiers' ballet The blue snake, first produced by the National Ballet of Canada in 1985. Desrosiers and American choreographer Lar Lubovitch, denoted only as "the choreographers," essentially play themselves in the film
Kill your darlings by John Krokidas( Visual )

13 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of obsession and murder. When Allen Ginsberg is accepted at Columbia, he finds stuffy tradition clashing with the daringly modern ideas and attitudes- embodied by Lucien Carr. Lucien is an object of fascination for shy, unsophisticated Allen, and soon he is drawn into Lucien's hard-drinking, jazz-clubbing circle of friends, including William Burroughs and David Kammerer, who clearly resents Allen's position as Lucien's new sidekick. A true story of friendship, love and murder, Kill Your Darlings recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution
Velvet goldmine by Todd Haynes( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been 10 years since glam-rock superstar Brian Slade faked his own death and vanished from the spotlight. Now, it's the job of an investigative reporter to locate this living legend and uncover the truth behind his disappearance!
Happiness by Todd Solondz( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and French and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una película basada en la soledad y algunas de sus desgarradoras consecuencias: la pedofilia, la depravación, el abuso, la frustración y la autosatisfacción sexual. A sus 30 años de edad, Joy Jordan sigue viviendo en la casa de su infancia, en un barrio periférico de New Jersey. Sus padres abandonaron hace tiempo aquella vivienda para pasar una jubilación soleada y miserable en Florida, donde los encantos en decadencia de su vecina Diane amenazan su duradero matrimonio sin amor. Pese a todo, Joy mantiene la esperanza de que su realización sentimental y profesional esté a la vuelta de la esquina, aunque haya roto con su novio Andy para iniciar una relación con un estudiante de educación para adultos al que ella da clases, un emigrante y delincuente ruso llamado Vlad
The grey zone by Tim Blake Nelson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on real-life events. Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz's Sonderkommandos, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz
At any price( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the competitive world of modern agriculture, ambitious Henry Whipple ... wants his rebellious son Dean ... to help expand his family's farming empire. However, Dean has his sights set on becoming a professional racecar driver. When a high-stakes investigation into their business is exposed, father and son are pushed into an unexpected crisis that threatens the family's entire livelihood"--Container
Motherhood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 538 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stay-at-home mother tries to plan her daughter's birthday party, help her absent-minded husband, make up with her best friend, and still have time to write a large essay for a contest in a major magazine
Mrs. Harris( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by a true story, tells the tragic, unlikely tale of Jean Harris who made headlines in the early 1980s after shooting and killing her lover, the celebrated "Scarsdale diet doctor," Herman Tarnower, at his home in suburban New York
This American life( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join host Ira Glass and his company, as they bring a different theme to life each week, in the format of the popular Chicago radio show by the same name. In Reality check, we hear the stories of three people who hatched plans to make their dreams come true, only to be brought back to reality by unpleasant outcomes. Growth spurt introduces the viewer to three people who simply will themselves to the next stage of their lives, with mixed results. The Camera man introduces us to a young filmmaker who sets out to expose his alcoholic step-father, but instead creates a portrait of a flawed family; and animator Christopher Ward creates a piece about the perils of watching life explode from the safe distance of a camera lens. God's close up reveals stories where the faithful and not-so-faithful cross paths, trying to closer to God through pictures. My way explores the cost of stubbornness among four subjects. Pandora's box brings three stories of the unexpected consequences of trying new things
The last of Robin Hood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Errol Flynn is one of Hollywood's greatest leading men: a lusty and vivacious actor who lived a swashbuckling life of glamour and scandal on and off the screen. But few remember the icon's last May-December romance that shocked a nation. It's a sensational, unforgettable look at Hollywood's golden age and the desire for fame and acceptance
 
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