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Lester, Richard 1932-

Overview
Works: 216 works in 792 publications in 9 languages and 13,364 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Interviews  Farces  Musical films 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Performer, Film editor, Producer, Actor, Dedicatee, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Richard Lester
A hard day's night by Beatles ( Visual )
102 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group
Superman II by Richard Lester ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Jor-El in recently discovered key scenes, different Lois Lane scenes to unmask Clark Kent as Superman, this Superman II is an eye-opening alternate experience. Now, for the first time Director Richard Donner's never-before-seen vision is here
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
Help! by Beatles ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ringo possesses a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, the Beatles are chased from London to the Austrian Alps to the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientists and the London police
Superman III by Richard Lester ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Gus Gorman, a naïve computer programming natural. For Gus, a keyboard is a weapon - and, as a result Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his life. Superman's human side comes out as he sees Lana Lang at his Smallville High School class reunion. Superman becomes his own worst enemy after a Kryptonite exposure
Robin and Marian by Richard Lester ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robin Hood is an old man when he returns with his best friend Little John to England after the Crusades. Maid Marian has entered a nunnery, King Richard is a raving lunatic, his Brother John a moron, and the age of great adventure has seemed to have passed Robin by. But when The Sheriff of Nottingham once again threatens Sherwood, Robin gathers his faithful men, and band of peasants to fight oppression
Petulia ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unhappily married socialite woman is trying to get through to a recently divorced doctor, who in his own words just wants to feel something
The four musketeers by Richard Lester ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young ambitious D'Artagnan arrives aspiring to join the Musketeers, proves he is worthy, and with the others helps save the honor of their Queen
The three musketeers The four musketeers ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young D'Artagnan joins the Three Musketeers in Paris who then go off to England to save the honor of their Queen
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The young ambitious D'Artagnan arrives aspiring to join the Musketeers, proves he is worthy, and with the others helps save the honor of their Queen
Superman by Richard Donner ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superman IV: Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel, the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash and Superman saves the Statue of Liberty, repulses a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuilds the demolished Great Wall of China and performs many more spectacular feats
The Beatles in Richard Lester's A hard day's night : a complete pictorial record of the movie ( Book )
3 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The knack-- and how to get it by Richard Lester ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in swinging London of the 1960s, a young man has a special style with the ladies, and his friend simply wants to learn the secret. Things become more complicated as they vie for an innocent country girl
Getting away with it : or, The further adventures of the luckiest bastard you ever saw by Steven Soderbergh ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Soderbergh and Lester discuss their respective adventures in motion pictures"--P. [4] of cover
Cuba by Richard Lester ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Dapes is a cynical mercenary who comes to Cuba at the request of one of Batistas̕ most corrupt functionaries, General Bello. Surrounded by volatile guerilla fighters and the human vultures present at all coups, he must come to terms with himself and his shifting views
How I won the war by Richard Lester ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black comedy about war, revolving around an inept and idiotic lieutenant who is first assigned to North Africa to construct a cricket pitch in the middle of the desert, and then to Europe to capture a bridge over the Rhine, which he accomplishes by making a deal with a German officer
Juggernaut by Richard Lester ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Britannic is halfway across the Atlantic when an anonymous telephone caller threatens to blow up the ship unless he receives 1 1/2 million dollars
The Ritz ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With The Ritz, Terrence McNally's hit Broadway play of the same name is cinematized by director Richard Lester. Jack Weston plays Gaetano Proclo, a minor mob flunky who's been targeted for elimination by his brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci (Jerry Stiller). Gaetano takes refuge in what he thinks is a Turkish bath. Actually, it's The Pits. That's the name, "The Pits"--A gay bathhouse (this is the pre-AIDS era), where the exquisitely awful Googie Gomez (Rita Moreno) entertains the homosexual patrons with her ear-splitting renditions of such show tunes as "Everything's Coming Up Roses." Hoping to save his neck by pretending to be gay, Gaetano effusively praises Googie. Assuming that he is a big-time Broadway producer, she plays up to him. Everything would be hunky-dory, except that the bathhouse is owned by the very mob that has put a contract on Gaetano. What follows is an old-fashioned door-slamming farce, except that there are no doors to slam."--www.allmovie.com
The mouse on the moon ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and Multiple languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The prime minister of Grand Fenwick convinces the U.S. government to give him a million-dollar grant for the country's nonexistent space program
Butch & Sundance the early years ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the early escapades of the fledgling outlaw pair
 
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