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LaVoo, George

Overview
Works: 17 works in 73 publications in 4 languages and 2,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Coming-of-age films  Bildungsromans  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Independent films  Comedy films  Fiction  Horror films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by George LaVoo
Real women have curves by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should she leave home, go to college and experience life? Or stay home, get married, and keep working in her sister's struggling garment factory? It may seem an easy decision, but for 18-year-old Ana, every choice she makes this summer will change her life
A dog year( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Katz is a writer at a mid-life crossroads who decides to adopt and train a high-strung border collie named Devon, only to discover it's he himself who has the real lessons to learn. Based on a true story
Tarantella( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tarantella is the gently crafted tale of a young and ambitious photographer who returns to her old Italian-American community when her mother unexpectedly passes away. Catapulted into a world she has defiantly left behind, [she] forges a friendship with her mother's best friend who leads her on a path of self-discovery."--Container
Frisk by Todd Verow( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in how far a male homosexual fantasy can go, in the area of sadomasochism ultimately leading to, in extreme cases, death, and how pornography and the media can shape an individual's psyche
Blood monkey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six American grad students looking for a new species of ape soon become stranded in the jungle and left as prey to a remote tribe of killer chimpanzees
Las mujeres de verdad tienen curvas Real women have curves( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and Multiple languages and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ana es una chica de 18 años de origen hispano que reside con su familia en Los Ángeles. Está a punto de acabar los estudios de secundaria y es la primera de su familia que puede atreverse a soñar con ir a la Universidad. Tiene posibilidades reales de conseguir una beca, pero su madre se opone. No cree que sea lo más conveniente para ella, pues lo que espera es que se ponga a trabajar, adelgace y encuentre novio pronto. Al acabar las clases Ana tiene que empezar a trabajar en el taller de costura de su hermana, presionada por un gran pedido
Echte Frauen haben Kurven by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Für Ana, Tochter einer mexikanischen Einwandererfamilie in Los Angeles, läuft eigentlich gerade alles bestens. Sie hat das High-School-Zeugnis in der Tasche, einen netten Jungen kennengelernt und in New York wartet ein College-Stipendium nur darauf, daß sie es antritt. Doch vor allem Anas Mutter Carmen hat für die Zukunft ihrer Tochter andere Pläne: sie soll kochen lernen, sich einen passenden Ehemann suchen und am besten eine ganze Schar von Kindern großziehen. Dabei gibt es allerdings ein Problem: Ana bringt einige Pfunde zu viel auf die Waage! Und sie ist wild entschlossen, zu ihrem Körper und ihren eigenen Vorstellungen vom Leben zu stehen und vor allem: niemals so zu werden wie ihre Mutter ... (Quelle: moviepilot.de)
A dog year (DVD)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Katz is a writer at a mid-life crossroads who decides to adopt and train an abused, high-strung border collie named Devon, only to discover it's he himself who has the real lessons to learn. Based on a true story
Getting to know you( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judith (Matarazzo), a shy girl, is stuck in a bus station with her older brother. She meets street-smart Jimmy (Weston), who is also waiting at the station. When Jimmy and Judith start to uncover each other's personal past, to pass the time, they must decide to finally trust someone, or fall back into their routines of denial
Ana! by Ana Popovic( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Découvert à Sundance et à Deauville, "Ana real women have curves" est le premier film d'une jeune réalisatrice et artiste de talent : Patricia Cardoso. Le film pose un regard tendre et optimiste mais sans illusion sur la vie d'une jeune femme tiraillée entre son désir de vivre pleinement et ses origines parfois un peu trop encombrantes, tentant d'allier culture, histoire d'amour et traditions familiales
Real women have curves full figured and ready to fight( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real women have curves (2002) by Patricia Cardoso( Visual )

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

This is the story of Ana, a first generation Mexican-American teenager on the verge of becoming a woman. She lives in the predominately Latino community of East Los Angeles. Freshly graduated from high school, Ana receives a full scholarship to Columbia University. Her very traditional, old-world parents feel that now is the time for Ana to help provide for the family, not the time for college. Torn between her mainstream ambitions and her cultural heritage she agrees to work with her mother at her sister's downtown LA sewing factory. Over the summer she learns to admire the hardworking team of women who teach her solidarity and teamwork. Still at odds with what her mother expects of her, Ana realizes that leaving home to continue her education is essential to finding her place proudly in the world as an American and Chicana
The old dark house( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Le donne vere hanno le curve( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Trama: Los Angeles Ana, diciotto anni appena compiuti, di origine messicana, ha appena terminato la scuola superiore e non sa se iscriversi all'università o cercarsi un lavoro. La madre ha già le idee chiare in proposito: inizierà a lavorare nella sartoria gestita dalla sorella - che rischia di chiudere per problemi finanziari - e si preparerà a diventare una brava donna di casa. Di contro, il suo ex insegnante, l'ispanico Mr Guzman, fa di tutto affinché la ragazza si iscriva alla prestigiosa Columbia University, dove potrebbe vincere una borsa di studio e garantirsi un futuro radioso. Ana, da parte sua, combattuta tra le ambizioni e il volere dei suoi familiari, non sa cosa scegliere, anche se si rende conto che è difficile lottare contro la testardaggine della madre e la povertà in cui versa la famiglia. Accettato, come impegno estivo, il lavoro in sartoria, Ana scopre poco per volta cosa vuol dire appartenere ad un microcosmo di donne immigrate che lavorano in pessime condizioni, all'ombra delle grandi industrie; comprende le paure e i sacrifici della madre e della sorella, impara a non giudicare con sufficienza un mondo fatto di ignoranza, tradizioni, cultura popolare, ma anche di tanta umanità. Rafforza, soprattutto, la propria autostima, facendo delle sue forme non certo filiformi - in contrasto sia con l'immaginario collettivo di bellezza (dove una donna deve avere al massimo una taglia 46 per essere accettata) sia con quello tradizionale (per il quale una donna deve essere magra per trovare marito e arrivare vergine al matrimonio) - un elemento di forza e non di handicap. Così, dopo aver aiutato la sorella a consegnare in tempo un carico di vestiti per un'importante boutique cittadina, aver conosciuto l'amore e il sesso grazie ad un breve flirt con Jimmy, ex compagno di classe, aver convinto il padre (ma non la madre) che lasciare la famiglia per l'Università è un'occasione che merita qualche sacrificio, Ana accetta la borsa di studio e si trasferisce a New York
Real women have curves( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Echte Frauen haben Kurven( )

1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Real women have curves by Josefina López( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Generational conflict is set off between the blossoming Ana, a Mexican-American teenager who has a chance to attend Columbia University on a scholarship, and her mother, Carmen, who is determined that Ana follow convention and go to work with her in a Los Angeles sweatshop
 
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