Most widely held works by Michael Brandman
Killing the blues by Michael Brandman ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Massachusetts police chief Jesse Stone's investigation of a violent series of car thefts is complicated by political pressures, the summer tourist season, and the questionable goals of an ambitious PR executive.
Jesse Stone. Death in Paradise ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 690 libraries worldwide
Now that Jesse Stone has settled in as Paradise's police chief, he has to solve the grisly murder of a teenage girl. The investigation uncovers abuse and even leads him to a conflict with a Boston mob.
Stone cold ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and English and held by 688 libraries worldwide
Stone is a quiet chief of police in a cold, gray, seaside town. When a serial killer strikes, this tough cop is in the thick of it. Add his girlfriend, an ex-wife and a sexy defense attorney, and things really heat up.
Jesse Stone. Thin ice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Jesse Stone is shot while moonlighting on a Boston stakeout, leaving his friend fighting for his life and Stone out for justice. His rogue investigation to find the shooter leads him into Boston's shady underworld. This leads him right into the bed of a Boston PD investigator, who wants his head on a platter if he continues to pursue the case. Meanwhile, Stone is approached by a broken-hearted mother who is convnced her kidnapped son is still alive.
Jesse Stone. No remorse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 633 libraries worldwide
Jesse starts moonlighting for one of his friends after he is suspended. He investigates a series of murders in Boston that he believes are all connected to a notorious mob boss.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are dead ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
" ... the inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the viewpoint of two of the work's supporting, but certainly more outrageous, characters. In this ... version ... the Shakespearean equivalents of Laural and Hardy get a chance to take the lead role in a ... setting where illusion and reality overlap"--Container.
Monte Walsh the last cowboy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 445 libraries worldwide
Monte Walsh and his friends are cowboys and bronco busters, plying their trade in the Wyoming Territory of 1892. The advancement of civilization has all but rendered Monte obsolete, but Monte doesn't want to change his ways. But with the corporate buy-ups of Wyoming land, Monte and his friends may be forced to move on.
Jesse Stone. Innocents lost ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 358 libraries worldwide
After his involuntary retirement, Jesse Stone investigates the suspicious death of a young friend while the Paradise police force deals with the arrogant new chief, who is the son-in-law of a town councilman.
Thornton Wilder's Our town two historic productions on two DVD ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 310 libraries worldwide
The time is the early 20th century, in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire, and centers on the Webb and Gibbs families, who live next door to each other. Emily Webb and George Gibbs are two young people who grow up, fall in love with gentle glances and sweet words, get married, and are eventually separated by death. On the surface, there is all this nostalgia, but there are dark currents in Grovers Corners, little ironies and inconsistencies that are often commented on by the Stage Manager, and are embodied in the person of the town drunk, Simon Stimson.
Horton Foote's Alone ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 145 libraries worldwide
Examines the life of farmer and recent widower John Webb and what happens when a Texas oil man offers mineral rights to his land. The family becomes divided over the propect of easy cash.
Crossfire trail ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A restless wanderer is bound by a promise to watch after the widow of a dying friend. His vow leads him to a small town terrorized by a saloon owner and his hired gunman.
Long day's journey into night ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
"O'Neill depicts a chilling portrait of his family - four people blaming themselves and each other for past mistakes and present realities. This is the story of one day in their complex and sordid lives, and the impending night which will offer no escape"--Container.
Tom Selleck western collection ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A collection of Tom Selleck's greatest westerns including: Monte Walsh, Last Stand at Saber River and Crossfire Trail.
Monte Walsh ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Monte Walsh does not want to change with the new 20th century. He struggles to continue his life as a cowboy and continues to rebel against the new era.
Sex and breakfast ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
A set of twenty-something couples have their lives intertwine when they experiment with group sex as a way to figure out the basics of a successful relationship.
The water engine an American fable by David Mamet ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
In this suspenseful and paranoid film portraying the struggle between idealism and the dark side of American big business, an inventor dreaming of prosperity is menaced by sinister "interested parties" who have something else in mind.
Sunday in the park with George ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grand Jatte by Georges Seurat is one of the great paintings of the world, and in Sunday in the Park with George, book writer James Lapine and composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim bring a story based on the work brilliantly to life. While the painting depicts people gathered on an island in the Seine, the musical goes beyond simply describing their lives. It is an exploration of art, of love, of commitment. Seurat connected dots to create images; Lapine and Sondheim use connection as the heart of all our relationships.
On location with Phyllis Diller ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Defined by her look, a wild-haired and oddly dressed housewife, she may have become a caricature, but she is also a monumental beacon for young women entering the world of comedy.
Robert B. Parker's Killing the blues by Michael Brandman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
With summer just weeks away, Chief of Police Jesse Stone is pretty tense--and not just because Paradise, MA, is gearing up for the tourists. Stone finds himself dealing with car thefts, then murder, then someone who's come to town to remind him of his not-so-happy past as an L.A. cop. Fans mourning Parker's death will be happy to see that Brandman, who has written and produced numerous TV movies based on Parker's novels, has picked up where the best-selling author left off.
On location with George Carlin by George Carlin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"This performance showcases his unique role as America's first counter-culture comedian, and his distinct ability to hold society's hypocrisies and idiocies up to the light. The routines include Old folks & kids, Monopoly, Dogs & cats #1, Newscast #1, Names, Supermarkets and Words"--Packaging.
Action and adventure films American Civil War (1861-1865) Attempted murder City and town life Comedy films Cowboys Crime films Criminal investigation Death Detective and mystery films Drama Dysfunctional families Family secrets Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Hamlet (Shakespeare, William) Kidnapping victims Large type books Love Made-for-TV movies Made-for-TV movies Mafia Man-woman relationships Massachusetts Massachusetts--Boston Mobs Murder New Hampshire O'Neill, Eugene,--1888-1953 Police Police chiefs Real estate development Stone, Jesse (Fictitious character) Television adaptations Television plays Undercover operations United States Veterans Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western films Western films Western stories Wyoming Young women