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Wright, Jeffrey

Overview
Works: 176 works in 627 publications in 7 languages and 40,922 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  History  Television programs  Fiction  Trials, litigation, etc  Film and video adaptations  Television plays  Historical television programs 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Other, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Wright
Casino Royale by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
42 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With two professional assassinations in quick succession, James Bond is quickly elevated to '00' status. Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Uganda where he is to spy on a terrorist, Mollaka. Not everything goes to plan and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6, in order to track down the rest of the terrorist cell. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Dimitrios and his girlfriend, Solange. He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre, banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization. 'M' places Bond under the watchful eye of the beguiling Vesper Lynd. At first skeptical of what value Vesper can provide, Bond's interest in her deepens as they brave danger together and even torture at the hands of Le Chiffre. The marathon game proceeds with dirty tricks and violence, raising the stakes beyond blood money and reaching a terrifying climax
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan ( Visual )
44 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is less oil than the world requires, and that will make some people rich and others dead. Career CIA field operative Bob Barnes is sorting out his midcareer issues--his bosses want him quietly confined to a desk job. Bryan Woodman, an expatriate in Geneva, becomes the financial adviser to idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday is finessing the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. In Prince Nasir's country, meanwhile, young Pakistani laborer Wasim succumbs to the lure of radical Islam, seeking refuge from the dusty oil fields and crowded hostels in the tranquility of a madrasa. In the labyrinthine, interconnected worlds of espionage and politics, international finance and law, oil and radical Islam, motives and convictions can shape lives, or destroy them
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock ( Visual )
22 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
Quantum of solace by Marc Foster ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Is there solace in revenge? Reeling from the events of Casino Royale, 007 is determined to find out who was pulling the strings. Bond pursues the agents of an assassination attempt on "M," and all those roads lead to Dominic Greene, a world-renowned developer of green technology. MI-6, upset by Bond's investigative methods, denounces him. So Bond must call in favors and partner up with the mysterious and feisty Camille, a woman with a mission of her own. Bond follows the trail that begins in Italy, with stops in Haiti, Austria, Panama, and finally to Bolivia, while "M" wonders if she can trust Bond, or if vengeance possesses him
The ides of March by George Clooney ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the frantic last days before a heavily contested Ohio presidential primary, an up-and-coming campaign press secretary finds himself involved in a political scandal that threatens to upend his candidate's shot at the presidency
Angels in America by Mike Nichols ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Not only the best television of the year but, hands down, the best movie, period."--New York Magazine
Source code by Duncan Jones ( Visual )
17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He is part of a government experiment called Source Code, a program that enables him to cross into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a much larger target threatening to kill millions, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs
Ali by Michael Mann ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the life of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali
W by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the life of the 43rd president of the United States, from his beginnings as a privileged alcoholic to his becoming a born-again Christian whose belief in religious destiny helped move him to the top ranks of political power. How Christianity turned his life around, how he met and married his wife, and the days before his decision to declare war on Iraq are featured
The hunger games ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a Victor's Tour of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games, The Quarter Quell, and announces a competition that could change Panem forever
Lady in the water ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the complex swimming pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect he new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world
Broken flowers by Jim Jarmusch ( Visual )
50 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Confirmed bachelor Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don begins to resign himself to being alone and left to his own devices. However, he becomes compelled to reflect on his past when he receives a mysterious pink letter by mail. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may be looking for his father. Don is urged to investigate the contents of the letter by his closest friend and neighbor, Winston. Hesitant to travel at all, Don nonetheless embarks on a cross-country trip in search of clues from four former loves. Unannounced, he visits each of these women and finds that they hold new surprises for Don as he confronts his past
Broken city ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven years after being forced to resign as a New York city police officer, private detective Billy Taggart takes on his toughest case yet when he's hired to follow the mayor's wife. By the time the mayor reveals his true intentions, Taggart's already in too deep, with his freedom and possibly his life, on the line. Taggart will risk it all in a desperate bid to expose the truth and seek redemption in a city where second chances don't come cheap
Cadillac Records by Darnell Martin ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chess Records was located on the south side of Chicago. In 1947, it began recording blues music with Muddy Waters and Little Walter. This eventually gave birth to rock and roll in 1955 with Chuck Berry. Record producer Leonard Chess has an ear for this different type of music and believes he can cash in by signing up new talent such as songwriter Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, and Etta James. Chess makes all of his artists part of his family and takes care of them. This is not easy since they spend a small fortune on booze, drugs, and the high life. When Chuck Berry goes to jail, Leonard is able to find another talented performer, Etta James, to take his place. In the late sixties, as their music goes out of favor, Leonard Chess gets out of the record business
10 days that unexpectedly changed America ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Massacre at Mystic: The first time the English settlers engaged in the slaughter of Native Americans after years of relatively peaceful coexistence. Shays' Rebellion: A violent protest against dept collection and taxation motivated George Washington to come out of retirement to help strengthen the fragile new nation which led to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Gold rush: The discovery of gold spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. Antietam: On September 17, 1862, there were 23,000 casualties on both sides of this Civil War battle, making this the bloodiest day in American History. The Union victory enabled President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, making foreign support of the Confederacy all but impossible. The homestead strike: Harsh working conditions at Carnegie's Homestead steel mill led to a union strike. Murder at the fair: Set against the backdrop of the 1901 World's Fair, the assassination of President William McKinley ushered in a new Progressive Era under the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Scopes: The courtroom battle between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow over the teaching of evolution in a small Tennessee town underscored a deep schism within the American psyche. Einstein's letter: Albert Einstein's letter to FDR urged the development of an unthinkably powerful new weapon. When America was rocked: Elvis Presley's appearance on The Ed Sullivan show on September 9, 1956, signified a whole new culture that involved teenage independence, sexuality, race relations and a new form of music. Freedom summer: In 1864, three Civil Rights workers were murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Mississippi
Basquiat by Julian Schnabel ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1981, a nineteen-year-old unknown graffiti writer takes the New York art world by storm
Ride with the devil by Ang Lee ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,112 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
Hamlet by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's epic story of passion, betrayal and revenge. The president of the Denmark Corporation is dead, and already his wife is remarried to the man suspected of his murder. No one is more troubled by this than her son, Hamlet. Now, after this hostile takeover, trust is impossible, passion is on the rise and vengeance is in the air
The invasion by Jack Finney ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A space shuttle burns up upon reentry causing debris to land across a wide area of the United States. Tucker Kaufman, a member of the CDC, visits one of the crash sites and gets a cut on his hand. Dr. Carol Bennell begins to notice that people are starting to act strange. She turns to her best friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll. He takes a small sample of the material to Dr. Stephen Galeano and they soon learn the substance is not from Earth. Carol's son, Oliver starts to have nightmares and Carol thinks it is because he is about to see Tucker, his father. Tucker has been infected and begins to show little emotion. One of Carol's patients complains that her husband is acting differently. As she begins to voice these concerns, Carol begins to notice other strange things. People are staring at her as she walks by and no one shows any emotion when a woman is hit by a car. Carol soon realizes she must stay awake, find her son, and join her two friends as they try to get to Fort Dix and work on an antidote
Shaft by John Singleton ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To stop a racist killer Shaft's got to track down the only eyewitness that can put him behind bars. As Shaft closes in, so does the danger. Armed with attitude and up against corrupt cops and venomous druglords he's out to make crime pay up
 
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