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Van Sant, Gus

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Most widely held works by Gus Van Sant
Good Will Hunting by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

112 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young working-class genius is hauled back from the brink of self-destruction by a gifted counselor
Milk by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

60 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Milk is a middle-aged New Yorker who, after moving to San Francisco, becomes a Gay Rights activist and city politician. On his third attempt, he is elected to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors in 1977, the first openly-gay man to be elected to public office in the United States. The following year, both he and the city's mayor, George Moscone, are shot to death by former city supervisor, Dan White, who blames his former colleagues for denying White's attempt to rescind his resignation from the board. Based on the true story of Harvey Milk
Finding Forrester by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

42 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamal Wallace is a talented young basketball player in New York City whose secret passion is writing. After an accidental meeting, Forrester, a reclusive novelist, becomes Jamal's unlikely mentor. Soon, both men learn lessons from each other about life and the importance of friendship
Promised Land by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate salesman Steve Butler has been dispatched to the rural town of McKinley with his sales partner to offer much-needed relief to the economically hard-hit residents in exchange for drilling rights to their properties. As they grapple with a surprising array of both open hearts and closed doors, the outsiders soon discover the strength of an American small town at a crossroads
My own private Idaho by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

90 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott, the rebellious son of a prominent family and the object of Mike's desire, embark on a quest from the grungy streets of Portland to the open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search of an elusive place called home
Elephant by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

104 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A realistic drama that takes the viewer inside an American high school on one single, ordinary day that very rapidly turns tragic. It observes the comings and goings of its characters from a safe distance. The experiences of each student range from friendly and innocent to traumatic and deeply disturbing
Paris, je t'aime Paris, I love you( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
To die for( Visual )

44 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small town in New Hampshire, a media sensation erupts over a murder case against Suzanne Stone. She is accused of persuading teenagers to kill her husband, Larry Maretto. Obsessed with becoming a TV personality, she views her husband's desire for children as an impediment to her career
Drugstore cowboy by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

49 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of drug addicts, led by a husband and wife team, resort to robbing drugstores to stay high. They are successful in avoiding capture until their luck begins to run out, and the husband has to accept the fact that he must give up drugs to survive
Paranoid Park by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

61 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a young skateboarder accidentally kills a security guard in self-defense with his skateboard at Paranoid Park, he falls into a world of crime, guilt, and fear. He desperately attempts to get out as the investigation into the crime deepens
Tarnation by Jonathan Caouette( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jonathan Caouette's spellbinding debut film re-imagines the whole idea of what a documentary can be. Having filmed his life since he was eleven years old, Caouette has woven together a psychedelic whirlwind of snapshots, super-8 home movies, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, snippets of '80s pop culture and dramatic re-enactments to create an epic portrait of an American family torn apart by dysfunction and reunited through the power of love ... Begins in 2003 as Caouette learns of his mother's lithium overdose back in his native Texas. Faced with the haunting remnants of his past, including a family history of mental illness, abuse and neglect, Caouette returns home to aid in his mother's recovery. During this time, he rekindles a touching relationship with his mother, another victim of a tumultuous childhood and discovers that family ties are never truly unbound"--Container
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

46 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Criminal on the run, Marion Crane (Anne Heche) takes refuge at the motel operated by Norman Bates (Vince Vaughn)--a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his 'mother.' Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister (Julianne Moore) and a private investigator (William H. Macy). They both soon discover the morbid bond linking Norman to his mysterious 'mother' at the Bates Motel"--Container label
Gerry by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

39 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pair of best friends, who've nicknamed each other 'Gerry', set out on a desert hike. But what begins as a simple daytime adventure turns into an intense life-and-death journey that will test the strength of human endurance and ultimately their friendship." -- container
Restless by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terminally ill teenage girl falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and the two of them have numerous encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII
Paris, je t'aime by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's top directors and some of America's top stars create a panoramic portrait of Paris. Find yourself transported by these sexy, romantic, haunting, dramatic, and beautiful stories
Mala noche Bad night : if you fuck with the bull you get the horn by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

26 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French call it amour fou. Van Sant called it "Death in Venice on Skid Row." Based on an autobiographical story by maverick writer Walt Curtis, set in the seamy backstreets of Portland, Oregon, the film is about Walt, Johnny, and Pepper. Walt is a liquor-store clerk and aspiring writer, Johnny and Pepper are illegal Mexican immigrants. Walt pines for Johnny, who keeps him at arm's length, while Pepper eventually proves not so picky. Walt is a kind of low-rent sugar daddy for the boys, who have come for the American dream. Walt gets more trouble than he bargained for, just one consequence of trying to make pets of creatures that bite
Gus Van Sant's last days( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is inspired by the final hours of Kurt Cobain. Blake is a brilliant but troubled musician whose success has left him in a lonely place. The film follows Blake through a handful of hours spent in his wooded home ... a fugitive from his own life
Pink by Gus Van Sant( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the town of Sasquatch, Oregon, Spunky Davis, middle-aged maker of infomercials, is trying to find his next assignment, finish the screenplay that he hopes will bring him Hollywood glory, and deal with the death of his friend and favorite infomercial presenter, the teen idol Felix Arroyo. Enter two young aspiring filmmakers, Jack and Matt, whom Spunky finds strangely familiar - especially as Jack bears an uncanny resemblance to the late Felix. But Jack and Matt are not what they appear to be; they are messengers from a dimension beyond time known as Pink, and they invite Spunky to join them on their voyage of transcendence and recovery." "Using every means the printed page offers to tell his tale - a delirious array of voices signified by different typefaces, a flip cartoon that animates the novel's action, footnotes, and drawings - Gus Van Sant turns the novel into an explosively visual experience, a captivating combination of texture and text."--Jacket
Even cowgirls get the blues by Gus Van Sant( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cowgirls on the Rubber Rose Ranch are staging a rebellion. Delores Del Ruby is leading the uproarious uprising, but it's really Sissy Hankshaw who's providing the spiritual leadership. With her marvelous thumbs and her funky brand of femininity, she shatters all male chauvinist illusions and boldly goes where no woman has gone before.--summary from container
Even cowgirls get the blues ; My own private Idaho by Gus Van Sant( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Gass van Sants Amerikāņu kinorežisors

Gus Van Sant Amerikaans filmregisseur

Gus Van Sant director de cine, productor, guionista y escritor estadounidense

Gus Van Sant filmowiec amerykański

Gus Van Sant regista, sceneggiatore, montatore, pittore, fotografo, musicista e scrittore statunitense

Gus Van Sant US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Filmproduzent, Fotograf und Musiker

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Finding ForresterMy own private IdahoDrugstore cowboyTarnationPsychoGus Van Sant's last daysPinkEven cowgirls get the blues ; My own private Idaho