WorldCat Identities

Killer Films

Works: 66 works in 309 publications in 8 languages and 25,597 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Musical films  Film noir  Spy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Killer Films
Still Alice by Richard Glatzer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,929 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
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,792 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 )

18 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,623 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 1,597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the life of Teena Brandon (Swank), a transgender youth who preferred life in her male identity as Brandon Teena
Carol by Todd Haynes( Visual )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le New York des années 1950, une mère de famille bourgeoise, en instance de divorce, vit une liaison amoureuse avec une jeune employée d'un grand magasin. [Médiafilm]
I'm not there by Todd Haynes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,417 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 Michael Curtiz( Visual )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young divorcee, Mildred Pierce, rises up out of poverty to become a successful business woman in spite of hardships and her selfish daughter
Then she found me by Alice Arlen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,107 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
Spellbound by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,073 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 )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 946 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 841 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 )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 677 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 617 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 )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and French and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedia ácida que presenta a tres hermanas que luchan por alcanzar la felicidad dentro de los cánones de la clase media estadounidense
The grey zone by Tim Blake Nelson( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 602 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
At any price( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and French and held by 569 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 by Katherine Dieckmann( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 561 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 542 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 539 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 notorious Bettie Page( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennesee 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
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Far from Heaven
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SpellboundThe companyHappinessThe grey zoneMotherhood