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Lester, Richard 1932-

Overview
Works: 159 works in 796 publications in 9 languages and 13,851 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  History  Film adaptations  Musical films  Superhero films  Rock films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Roles: Director, Author, Interviewee, Performer, fmd, Restager , Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Producer, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Lester
A Hard Day's Night by Beatles( Visual )

93 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Richard Lester( Visual )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
Superman II by Richard Lester( Visual )

50 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,396 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
Help! by Beatles( Visual )

66 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,173 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 )

32 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superman III reveals the answer and adds a third all-star chapter to the amazing adventures of Superman. Gus Gorman is a genial half-wit who just happens to be a natural-born genius at computer programming. In his hands, a computer keyboard turns into a deadly weapon and soon, Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his career
A hard day's night by Richard Lester( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures all the fun, excitement, and unforgettable music of John, Paul, George, and Ringo at the height of Beatlemania. The Beatles perform their songs and look for adventure, all while avoiding hordes of screaming fans. Packed with all-time Beatle favorites, including A Hard Day's Night; All My Loving; Can't Buy Me Love; I Should Have Known Better; She Loves You; Tell Me Why; and more
The three musketeers by George Sidney( Visual )

33 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and French and held by 617 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
Robin and Marian by Richard Lester( Visual )

38 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 538 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 )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 433 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 )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 345 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 knack-- and how to get it by Richard Lester( Visual )

23 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 268 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
The Beatles in Richard Lester's A hard day's night : a complete pictorial record of the movie by J. Philip Di Franco( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 film favorites Superman ; Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peace( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 250 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
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 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soderbergh and Lester discuss their respective adventures in motion pictures"--Page 4 of cover
Juggernaut by Richard Lester( Visual )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Britannic is halfway across the Atlantic when an anonymous telephone caller threatens to blow up the ship unless the he receives 1 1/2 million dollars
How I won the war by Richard Lester( Visual )

20 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 162 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
Cuba by Richard Lester( Visual )

17 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Dapes is a cynical mercenary who comes to Cuba at the request of one of Batista's 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
The three musketeers The four musketeers by Richard Lester( Visual )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three musketeers: The young ambitious Gascon D'Artagnan arrives in Paris aspiring to join the Musketeers. He meets Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, and faces villains, romance, adventure, and intrigue. To save the honor of the Queen, he and the others set off on a perilous journey. In the end, he proves he is worthy, and joins the Musketeers like his friends
The Ritz by Richard Lester( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 132 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 )

11 editions published between 1962 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 131 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
 
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Lester, Dick

Lester, Dick 1932-

Richard Lester filmregisseur

Richard Lester réalisateur américain

Richard Lester regista statunitense

Richard Lester US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Produzent und Autor

Лестер, Ричард

Ричард Лестър

Річард Лестер

ריצ'רד לסטר

ریچارد لستر تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

레스터, 리차드 1932-

레스터, 리처드 1932-

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A funny thing happened on the way to the ForumSuperman IISuperman IIIThe three musketeersRobin and MarianThe four musketeers4 film favorites Superman ; Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peaceGetting away with it : or, The further adventures of the luckiest bastard you ever saw