Most widely held works about Irwin Winkler
Most widely held works by Irwin Winkler
Goodfellas ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,443 libraries worldwide
Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters.
De-Lovely ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
A musical portrait of American composer Cole Porter. The film imagines Porter looking back on his life as a stage show, with past memories taking shape as numbers in an elaborate and elegant musical accompanied by his songs. His personal history is illustrated by these performances, especially the complicated relationship with his wife, wealthy socialite Linda Lee Porter, who is shown as being the main inspiration for his work despite his extramarital affairs.
The right stuff ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
The story of the Air Force test flights by Chuck Yeager that would lead to Project Mercury, which pioneered America's launch into the space race-- and of the seven men chosen to launch the U.S. into space: Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton.
Rocky ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,260 libraries worldwide
Rocky Balboa, a club fighter seemingly going nowhere, gets his once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner when fate puts him in the ring with the world heavyweight champion.
The net ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 1,206 libraries worldwide
A computer expert's whole life is erased by a computer conspiracy.
The shipping news ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the local newspaper finds an audience, and his experiences in the town begin to change his life.
Raging bull ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 995 libraries worldwide
Jake La Motta is a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. His brother Joey falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, while fifteen-year-old Vickie, becomes Jake's wife and most prized trophy. The same anger that drives Jake in the ring, ultimately drives him to beat his wife and brother, and sends Jake down a self-destructive spiral of paranoia and rage.
Life as a house ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 943 libraries worldwide
A terminally ill man attempts to simultaneously reconnect with his estranged son and build the house of his dreams.
Rocky II ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in his win against heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed, announces his retirement. But he soon realizes he can't escape his true calling, and prepares for the fight of his life.
Enough ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 816 libraries worldwide
Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married the man of her dreams. After the arrival of her daughter, Slim begins to see the hidden, abusive side of her husband. Terrified for her and her daughter's safety, Slim flees. But her husband's resources allow him to relentlessly pursue them. Finally Slim fights back, engaging her husband in a physical and psychological battle.
Raging bull ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 787 libraries worldwide
De Niro stars as champion boxer Jake La Motta, who rose from the streets of the Bronx to the heights of his sport, only to find disillusionment and corruption as well as fame.
At first sight ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 749 libraries worldwide
A funny and moving story about coping with blindness and the changes that occur when an operation to restore sight is performed.
Rocky ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner.
GoodFellas ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
A young man grows up in the mob and works hard to advance himself through the ranks, enjoying the life of the rich and violent.
The right stuff ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 567 libraries worldwide
The true story of Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton - the seven men chosen for the Mercury Project manned space flight program in the U.S.
Home of the brave ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
Shortly after receiving the news that they will soon be reunited with their families back in the United States, a unit serving in Iraq is deployed on one last humanitarian mission. Their objective is to deliver medical supplies to a remote Iraqi village. Upon arriving in the village, the unit is viciously ambushed and many lives are lost. Now, as the four surviving members of the battalion return home and attempt to readjust to civilian life, the physical injuries and psychological scars sustained during that tragic event continue to take a heavy emotional toll on the war-torn soldiers.
They shoot horses don't they ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
In the midst of the Depression, an entire generation sought out the dance marathon as a means of survival. Gig Young won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor as the contest promoter.
The juror ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
A struggling single mother impulsively agrees to serve on a jury hoping for a little excitement in her humdrum life. She gets far more than she bargained for when she's forced to sacrifice the truth to save her son from the mob's seductive, psychotic enforcer.
Rocky V ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 485 libraries worldwide
Rocky and his family must move to their old, low-rent neighborhood after all their money is lost by an an unscrupulous financial advisor and injuries force his retirement from the ring. As Rocky tries to resolve the resentment held by his son, a young boxer Rocky trained publicly taunts his mentor, and Rocky realizes he must fight once more.
Rocky III ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 430 libraries worldwide
Rocky becomes world famous, scoring ten consecutive wins. But after suffering a humiliating defeat against Clubber Lang, he considers hanging up his gloves. With encouragement from his old nemesis, Apollo Creed, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in a rematch.
Astronautics Astronauts Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character) Blindness Boxers (Sports) Boxing Boxing injuries Closeted gays Composers Criminal behavior Criminal psychology Drama Families Family violence Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Gangster films Gangster films Gangsters Hill, Henry,--1943- House construction Husband and wife Internet La Motta, Jake Mafia Manned space flight Man-woman relationships Married people Melodramas (Motion pictures) Mothers and daughters Newfoundland and Labrador New York (State)--New York Paranoia Pennsylvania--Philadelphia Porter, Cole,--1891-1964 Project Mercury (U.S.) Sports films Test pilots United States United States.--National Aeronautics and Space Administration Video recordings Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wife abuse Wolfe, Tom
Multiple languages (40)
No Linguistic content (13)
Greek, Modern (1)