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Christopher Reeve (1) (1952–2004)

Autor(a) de Still Me

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Obras de Christopher Reeve

Still Me (1998) 624 cópias, 7 resenhas
Nothing is Impossible (2002) 263 cópias, 6 resenhas
Everyone's Hero [2006 film] (2006) — Diretor — 65 cópias
The Brooke Ellison Story [2004 TV movie] (2005) — Diretor — 6 cópias
Switching Channels (2011) 3 cópias, 1 resenha
Black Fox (1995) 2 cópias
Christopher Reeve: Hope in Motion (2007) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Superman [1978 film] (1978) — Actor — 316 cópias, 4 resenhas
Somewhere in Time [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 194 cópias, 5 resenhas
The Remains of the Day [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 178 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Fog [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 152 cópias
Superman II [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 133 cópias, 4 resenhas
Smallville: The Complete Second Season (2004) 126 cópias, 1 resenha
Deathtrap [1982 film] (1982) — Actor — 94 cópias, 2 resenhas
Superman III [1983 film] (1983) — Actor — 90 cópias, 3 resenhas
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace [1987 film] (1987) — Actor — 75 cópias, 2 resenhas
Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Collection (1982) — Actor — 70 cópias
Superman in the Seventies (2000) — Introdução — 57 cópias
Village of the Damned [1995 film] (1995) — Actor — 42 cópias
Speechless [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 24 cópias
The Bostonians [1984 film] (2003) 20 cópias, 1 resenha
Gray Lady Down [1978 film] (1978) 17 cópias
The Aviator [1985 film] (1985) — Actor — 16 cópias
Rear Window [1998 TV Movie] (1998) — Actor — 13 cópias
Raising The Bar: New Horizons In Disability Sports (2002) — Prefácio — 6 cópias
RDSELP v104 Still Me | Stonewall's Gold (1999) — Autor — 6 cópias
The Lion and the Lamb [video recording] (1994) — Narrador — 5 cópias
Morning Glory [1993 film] (2012) 3 cópias
Monsignor [1982 film] (2012) 1 exemplar(es)
Faerie Tale Theatre: Season 2 (1983) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Reeve, Chistopher D'Olier
Data de nascimento
1952-09-25
Data de falecimento
2004-10-10
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
New York, New York, USA
Local de falecimento
Mount Kisco, New York, USA
Educação
Cornell University (BA|1974)
Juillard School
Ocupação
actor

Membros

Resenhas

2024 move #101. 1988. Another remake of The Front Page, this time moved to TV cable news. Turner is great here as the overworked news anchor ready to seek a new life except for one more big scoop. Reynolds is her ex and boss. Reeve is her new flame who can’t compete with the job
 
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capewood | Jun 13, 2024 |
This was a book that was difficult for me to start but then difficult to put down. I was afraid of how I was going to handle his accident and recovery but he is so positive in the book that it was not as difficult to read as I expected. I love Christopher Reeve and was heartbroken when he had his accident. He talks details about the accident, his life before and how he continued to have a life worth living afterwards. I don't know that I would have his strength or courage.
 
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KyleneJones | outras 6 resenhas | Apr 25, 2022 |
What can I say? Here is someone who had the determination to persevere when there was no hope. I especially liked that he discussed faith and hope. He caused me to change how I feel about stem cell research.
 
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bread2u | outras 5 resenhas | Jul 1, 2020 |
On May 27, 1995, actor Christopher Reeve was competing in an equestrian competition in Culpepper, Virginia when he was thrown from his horse, causing a C2 spinal cord injury that left him a quadriplegic for nine years until his death in 2004.

The heartbreaking irony is not merely that an actor best known to the general public as Superman was left permanently disabled. The worst part was that Reeve did not even want to be at this particular competition in Culpeper that weekend. He had originally planned to compete in Vermont.

Such begins the memoir of a man I've looked up as a hero since the age of seven when I first saw Superman: The Movie. Reeve opens his life story at a point where he had been certain his life would end, delving into excruciating detail about the damage inflicted on his body and mind as a result of the accident. At one point, after receiving the initial news of his condition, he urged his wife, Dana, to let him go. She replied that she would do so only if that was what he truly wanted, but reminded him that, "You're still you and I'm still me." According to Reeve, that was all he needed to hear to bolster his will to live.

However, a true of man of steel cannot be kept down and despite the odds against him, despite the many post-accident setbacks, despite the personnel and equipment necessary to keep him alive and as healthy as possible, Reeve persevered. He went on to make several public speeches advocating an increase in funding for the NIH and the National Endowment for the Arts. He also directed the critically acclaimed and award-winning 1997 film, In the Gloaming, starring Glenn Close, David Strathairn, Bridget Fonda, Robert Sean Leonard, and Whoopi Goldberg.

Interspersed with tales of his treatment and battles with insurance companies, Reeve takes us on a tour of his broken family life as a child, through his college years at Cornell, and his acceptance into Juilliard—under the iron scowl of John Houseman—and his burgeoning friendship with Robin Williams.

He shares his love of sailing, flying, and equestrian sports and his general zest for life, but above all else, his love for his family shines through as he remembers the birth of his three children and the first time he met his future wife, Dana Morosini. Dana was a member of the Cabaret Corps of singers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts while Reeve was appearing in a play called The Rover by Aphra Behn. He practically fell in love with her at first sight.

Although he was ranked as an "A" list film actor for many years, Reeve's stage career was far more impressive, having worked on and off Broadway with such names as Katherine Hepburn (A Matter of Gravity), Jeff Daniels (Fifth of July) and many others. His stage credits include Death Takes a Holiday, Richard III, Summer and Smoke, Love Letters, and dozens more. During his time at Juilliard, he worked in the Acting Company with Kevin Kline, David Ogden Stiers, Patti LuPone, and others.

Then came Superman as well as Somewhere in Time, Deathtrap, The Aviator, The Bostonians, Remains of the Day and other films of which Reeve speaks highly. On the other hand, he blames such flops as Street Smart, Superman III and IV, and Switching Channels for knocking him out of Hollywood's "A" list. In fact, his comment on Superman IV was simply, "The less said about Superman IV, the better." Although he takes partial blame for its failure.

All told, Still Me is a journey through the extreme highs and plummeting lows of a life that was fully lived by a man who many consider a hero to this day. I count myself among them.
… (mais)
 
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pgiunta | outras 6 resenhas | May 2, 2017 |

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Membros
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Popularidade
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Avaliação
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Resenhas
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ISBNs
47
Idiomas
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