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Lester, Richard 1932-

Overview
Works: 257 works in 1,256 publications in 12 languages and 14,447 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Musical films  History  Film adaptations  Superhero films  Rock films  Historical films  Swashbuckler films 
Roles: Director, Performer, Author, Interviewee, fmd, Restager , Film editor, Instrumentalist, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent, dir, Dedicatee, Other, Scenarist, fmp
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Lester
A Hard Day's Night by Richard Lester( Visual )

179 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 3,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the Liverpool rock group. Special features include The running jumping & standing still film starring Peter Sellers, and a video interview with director Richard Lester
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

56 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,453 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 )

98 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,232 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 II by Richard Lester( Visual )

71 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unwittingly released from Phantom Zone imprisonment, three super-powered Planet Krypton criminals plan to enslave Earth. At the same time, Superman decides to show a more romantic side of himself to Lois Lane
Superman III by Richard Lester( Visual )

58 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clark Kent meets an old flame at a high school reunion, is exposed to counterfeit kryptonite, and pits his wits and strength against Gus Gorman, a computer genius
The three musketeers by George Sidney( Visual )

45 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 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 )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of Robin Hood continues when the now elderly Robin and Little John return from the Crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionheart. But when Richard is accidentally slain, the mad King John assumes the throne and Robin regroups the members of his old Sherwood Forest band. When the king orders the Sheriff of Nottingham to remove the clergy from the countryside, Robin moves into action. He rescues Maid Marian who has since become a nun. Their old flame is rekindled but so is the rivalry between Robin and the Sheriff
Petulia( Visual )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 419 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 )

40 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 343 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
4 film favorites Superman ; Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peace( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Superman, the movie: As an infant, Superman is sent to earth from the doomed planet Krypton. As he grows up, he learns he has super powers which he must hide from the ordinary mortals around him. But the time comes when Superman's powers for good are revealed to the world. Superman battles with supercriminal Lex Luthor and his cohorts as they attempt to destroy California by activating the San Andreas fault
The knack-- and how to get it by Richard Lester( Visual )

32 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 265 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 )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba by Richard Lester( Visual )

42 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 211 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
Getting away with it : or, The further adventures of the luckiest bastard you ever saw by Steven Soderbergh( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soderbergh and Lester discuss their respective adventures in motion pictures"--Page 4 of cover
How I won the war by Richard Lester( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 191 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 )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 174 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
Superman 5 film collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A child from a dying planet is sent to Earth, where he is brought up by human parents and poses as a newspaper reporter, becoming Superman when necessary to use his special powers to save others
The Ritz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 141 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
Butch & Sundance : the early years by Richard Lester( Visual )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the early escapades of the fledgling outlaw pair
The three musketeers ; The four musketeers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 123 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 Four musketeers: Villainous Cardinal Richelieu continues his machinations to eliminate French Protestants, and England's Prime Minister, the Duke of Buckingham. Milady distracts D'Artagnan, kidnaps Constance, and is revealed as Athos' sworn enemy. Can D'Artagnan save Constance, defeat Rochefort, slip de Winter's ire, and stay free of the Cardinal? All for one, one for all!
 
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Superman III 4 film favorites Superman ; Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peace
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Alternative Names
Lester, Dick

Lester, Dick 1932-

Richard Lester

Richard Lester amerikai filmrendező, filmproducer, forgatókönyvíró, színész és filmzeneszerző

Richard Lester director de cine estadounidense

Richard Lester director de cinema estatunidenc

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

ריצ'רד לסטר במאי קולנוע אמריקאי

ریچارد لستر تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

레스터, 리차드 1932-

레스터, 리처드 1932-

리처드 레스터 미국의 영화 감독

リチャード・レスター

レスター, リチャード

理查德·莱斯特

理查德·雷斯特

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