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Killer Films

Overview
Works: 66 works in 259 publications in 6 languages and 20,682 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Fiction  Biographical films  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Killer Films
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,739 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 )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A creepy loner who works in a photo processing department imagines himself as part of his favorite family, with disastrous results
Boys don't cry by Kimberly Peirce( Visual )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 1,545 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 )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicting the different stages and changes in Bob Dylan's career, six actors each portray the musician at different points of his life, creating a patchwork of personalities, attitudes, interests and ambitions
Mildred Pierce by Todd Haynes( Visual )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,166 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Infamous by Douglas McGrath( Visual )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 1,031 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 )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 920 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 )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A behind-the-scenes look at the world of dance, as seen through the eyes of a talented young dancer on the brink of success
The grey zone by Tim Blake Nelson( Visual )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz [II]'s Sonderkommando, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz"--Container
Velvet goldmine by Todd Haynes( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 606 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 )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and French and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dark comedy that centers around three sisters struggling to achieve happiness and middle class perfection
Kill your darlings ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of friendship, love, and murder in the early 1940s. The story recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg's life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution. Based on true events and characters
Mrs. Harris ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 544 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
Motherhood ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 534 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
This American life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 528 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
At any price ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 513 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
The notorious Bettie Page ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into an erotic icon who continues to enthrall fans to this day
Camp ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guitarist Vlad attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only straight boys around, he soon befriends Ellen. Meanwhile, openly gay Michael develops a crush on him. This sparks dramatic confrontations among fellow campers Jenna, Jill, and Fritzi. The whole camp is run by Bert Hanley, a washed-up Broadway songwriter who decides to enlist the help of his young campers to put together a new musical production
Gigantic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brian is a mattress salesman who gets swept up into a romance with Happy when she falls asleep on one of the beds in his store. To win her over, he must compete with her father, an art-collecting loudmouth with a bad back and deep pockets
 
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