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Horberg, William

Overview
Works: 66 works in 286 publications in 7 languages and 18,174 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  History  Historical films  Romance films  Romantic comedy films  Motion pictures  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Producer, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by William Horberg
The kite runner by Marc Forster( Visual )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inman, a young Confederate soldier, who is injured during the explosive 1864 battle of Petersburg, Virginia, is struggling to make his way home to Cold Mountain, NC, where his beloved Ada awaits him. In Inman's absence, Ada befriends Ruby, who helps her keep up her late father's farm. Meanwhile, in his travels, Inman encounters a menagerie of interesting and colorful characters
Death at a funeral by Neil LaBute( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daniel is a decent young man who is married to Jane. They live at his father's home. When his father dies, it is up to him to organize his funeral. On the morning of the funeral, with a suitably grave expression on his face, Daniel is ready to welcome his father's friends and relatives. But preserving the dignity inherent in such a circumstance will be a hard task. Particularly with an undertaker who botches his work; his famous, but selfish brother has returned from the USA; his cousin's fiancé has accidentally ingested drugs; a man takes advantage of the sad event to win back the heart, or rather the body, of a woman who is about to marry another; a handicapped old uncle who is also the most unbearable pain in the neck. To cap it all, Daniel notices the presence among the mourners of a mysterious dwarf nobody else seems to know
The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith( Visual )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,670 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 )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story that led to the events of the United States military involvement in Vietnam. Here, 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 )

6 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."
Synecdoche, New York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,032 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 mock up of the city outside. As the city inside the warehouse grows, Caden's own life veers wildly off track. His daughter Olive is growing up under questionable guidance. He's helplessly driving his marriage to actress Claire into the ground. His daughter Ariel is mentally handicapped. He steadily blurs the line between the world of the play and that of his own deteriorating reality. As he pushes the limits of his relationships, both personally and professionally, a change in creative direction arrives in Millicent Weems, a celebrated theater actress who may offer Caden the break he needs
Sliding Doors by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,012 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
Disconnect by Jason Bateman( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 938 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 )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A holiday musical that follows teenaged Langston as he journeys to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives. Unwilling to live by their imposing rules, a frustrated Langston is determined to return home to his mother, Naima. Langston embarks on a surprising and inspirational journey, and along with new friends and a little divine intervention, he discovers the true meaning of faith, healing, and family
In secret( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the lower echelons of 1860s Paris, Therese Raquin, a sexually repressed, beautiful young woman, is trapped into a loveless marriage to her sickly cousin Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. After she meets her husband's alluring friend Laurent, she embarks on an illicit affair that leads to tragic consequences
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

8 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 495 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 )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philippa is a British schoolteacher living in Italy, whose husband fell victim to a drug overdose. Vendice is a powerful local drug dealer who sold the dope which killed Philippa's husband. Disgusted with the inability of the police to bring Vendice to justice, Philippa takes the law into her own hands, planting a bomb which is intended to kill the dealer. Instead the bomb kills four innocent bystanders. Now with the help of her multilingual translator, Philippa escapes and continues to seak revenge on Vendice
Blow dry( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British hair-styling contest comes to a small town where the local mayor begs a town hairdresser to get involved in the contest
The First Wives Club by Olivia 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 : containing mayhem, mystery, romance, mine shafts, bullets by Eddie Campbell( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 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 )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 20 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
Un Américain bien tranquille by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story that led to the events of the United States military involvement in Vietnam. Here, 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
Cold Mountain by Anthony Minghella( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the dawn of the Civil War, the men of Cold Mountain, North Carolina, rush to join the Confederate army. Ada (Kidman) has vowed to wait for Inman (Law), but as the war drags on and letters go unanswered, she must find the will to survive
The talented Mr. Ripley ; School ties( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Talented Mr. Ripley, Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes its better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. He's hired to go to Italy to bring back the playboy son of a millionaire and soon is plunged into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder
 
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William Horberg Amerikaans filmproducent

William Horberg producteur de cinéma américain

William Horberg produttore cinematografico statunitense

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Blow dryThe Black Diamond Detective Agency : containing mayhem, mystery, romance, mine shafts, bullets