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Horberg, William

Works: 50 works in 316 publications in 9 languages and 19,231 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Romance films  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Producer, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Horberg
The kite runner by Marc Forster( Visual )

41 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Afghanistan, 1970's. Amir is a Pushtun boy. Hassan is a Hazara boy. Amir and Hassan are raised together in Amir's father house. They play together and go kitting on the streets of a peaceful Kabul. Amir feels that his wise and good father, Baba, blames him for the death of his mother during his delivery. He feels that his father loves and prefers Hassam to him. In return, Amir feels a great respect for his father's best friend, Rahim Khan, who supports his intention to become a writer. After Amir wins a kitting competition, Hassan runs to bring a kite to Amir, but Hassan is beaten and raped by the brutal Assef in an empty street to protect Amir's kite. Amir witnesses the assault but does not help Hassan. Amir frames Hassan as a thief and his father is forced to fire Amir. After the Russians invade Afghanistan, Baba and Amir move to California, where Amir becomes a famous writer and marries a fellow countrywoman. After a phone call reveals a family secret, Amir returns to Pakistan on a journey of redemption
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wounded soldier is trying to return home after the Civil War to the woman he left behind. She has learned to survive and has found strength in an uncultured woman who came to help at their family farm. All will learn about hope, longing, and faith
Death at a funeral by Neil LaBute( Visual )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Aaron's father dies, he must organize the funeral and give the eulogy. Keeping things civil is a problem right from the start when the undertaker makes a horrifying mistake. Then his brother, Ryan wants to be in the spotlight and refuses to pay for anything. But this is nothing compared to information received from a mysterious guest at the funeral who tries to expose way too many family secrets. Remake of the 2007 English film, also written by Dean Craig
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

31 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy, named Dickie Greenleaf. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures to make Greenleaf's privileges his own
The Quiet American by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

31 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1950's Vietnam, a love triangle between a British journalist, his mistress, and a mysterious CIA operative evolves into a much greater mystery that eventually leads to murder and deception
Lars and the real girl by Craig Gillespie( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lars is a sweet but shy guy who has a hard time talking with his family, coworkers, and neighbors. Although his family fears the worst when Lars brings home a life-sized companion doll who he thinks is a real girlfriend, named Bianca, a doctor encourages them to play along with him so that he can work through his delusions. The whole community rallies to his support, and Lars begins to deal with all of his emotions. He even begins to develop feelings for Margo, an attractive co-worker, in what becomes "a hilariously unique love triangle."
Sliding Doors by Peter Howitt( Visual )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. The film follows both scenarios
Synecdoche, New York by Charlie Kaufman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theater director Caden Cotard is mounting a new play. Determined to create a piece of brutal realism and honesty, he gathers an ensemble cast into a warehouse in Manhattan's theater district. He instructs each to live out their constructed lives in a small mockup of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality
The promise by Kaige Chen( Visual )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empires fall, love survives. When Michael, a brilliant medical student, meets Ana, their shared Armenian heritage sparks an attraction that explodes into a romantic rivalry between Michael and Ana's boyfriend Chris, a famous American photojournalist dedicated to exposing political truth. As the Ottoman Empire crumbles into war-torn chaos, their conflicting passions must be deferred while they join forces to get their people to safety and survive themselves
Disconnect by Jason Bateman( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and German and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A hard-working lawyer attached to his cell phone can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation when their secrets are exposed online. A widowed ex-cop struggles to raise a mischievous son who cyber-bullies a classmate. An ambitious journalist sees a career-making story in a teen that performs on an adult-only site. They are strangers, neighbors and colleagues, and their stories collide in this riveting dramatic thriller about ordinary people struggling to connect in today's wired world"--Container
Black nativity by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Director Kasi Lemmons updates Langston Hughes' acclaimed play for the screen in this inspirational musical drama with a positive spiritual message. Langston (Jacob Latimore) is a street-smart Baltimore teen who lives with his single mother Naima (Jennifer Hudson). It's Christmas, and this year Jordan is traveling to New York City for a stay with his distant relatives Reverend Cornell (Forest Whitaker) and Aretha Cobbs (Angela Bassett). When Reverent Cornell's strict rules prove too oppressive for the rebellious teen to handle, however, Jordan decides he'd rather spend the holidays with his mother, and embarks on an eye-opening journey that teaches him the true importance of faith and family", August 28, 2017
In secret by Elizabeth Olsen( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teresa y su amante Laurent matan a Camille, el marido de Teresa. Después de casarse, la pareja empieza a tener pesadillas y a ver el fantasma de Camille, y el amor que se tenían se convierte lentamente en un odio que todo lo consume
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other
Heaven by Tom Tykwer( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Akcja filmu rozgrywa się we Włoszech, gdzie zdeterminowana nauczycielka języka angielskiego po śmierci swojego męża- narkomana postanawia się zemścić na dealerze. Planuje morderstwo, lecz niestety podczas zamachu giną niewinni ludzie. Kobieta trafia do więzienia, gdzie młody policjant Filippo zakochuje się w niej bez pamięci i pomaga w ucieczce. Razem przeżywają najpiękniejsze chwile swojego życia, jednak wszystko nieubłaganie zmierza do nieszczęśliwego finału
Blow dry( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of a retired hairdresser as he prepares for the National Hair Championships taking place in his small English town
The First Wives Club by Oliver Goldsmith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sliding doors: What if you do or do not catch a morning train? Can it change your life? A young London woman slides between parallel storylines showing what happens with each possibility
The Black Diamond Detective Agency by Eddie Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A graphic novel about a corn farmer named John Hardin who is suspected by the Black Diamond Detective Agency for blowing up a train and finds himself running from the law
El talento de Mr. Ripley( Visual )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambientada a finales de los cincuenta. Tom Ripley, un joven empleado de una empresa de servicios de Manhattan, pide prestada una chaqueta de Princeton para tocar el piano en una fiesta al aire libre. Cuando el rico propietario de la casa charla con él, Ripley le hace creer que es amigo y compañero de universidad de su hijo Dickie; entonces, el padre le ofrece mil dólares si va a Italia y convence a Dickie para que vuelva a casa. Cuando conoce a Dickie, que es un playboy, se queda fascinado con el estilo de vida que llevan él y su novia Marge
El Americano impasible by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remake del filme de Mankiewicz de 1958 de mismo título -"The Quiet American"--Y basado en la novela de Graham Greene. En 1952 en Indochina, Vietnam libra una guerra contra Francia por liberar su territorio de manos extranjeras. En este contexto se centra un triángulo amoroso compuesto por un veterano periodista inglés -Michael Caine-, un joven americano -Brendan Fraser- y una bella mujer vietnamita, en un mundo donde nada es lo que parece, un mundo de opio, intrigas y traiciones
The talented Mr. Ripley ; School ties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In School ties, David Greene, a popular student at an exclusive New England prep school, becomes the object of ridicule and scorn when his Jewish heritage is revealed, leading him to take the most important stand of his life
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Alternative Names
William Horberg Amerikaans filmproducent

William Horberg producteur de cinéma américain

William Horberg productor de cine estadounidense

William Horberg produttore cinematografico statunitense

Уильям Хорберг

ויליאם הורברג מפיק קולנוע אמריקאי


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