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Lester, Richard 1932-

Overview
Works: 327 works in 1,296 publications in 10 languages and 14,506 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Rock films  Superhero films  Film adaptations  History  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Author, fmd, Interviewee, Performer, Film editor, Restager , Other, Instrumentalist, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent, Dedicatee, dir, 070, Creator, vlc, fmp, Scenarist
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 )

173 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meet the Beatles! Just one month after they exploded onto the U.S. scene with their Ed Sullivan Show appearance, John, Paul, George, and Ringo began working on a project that would bring their revolutionary talent to the big screen. A Hard Day's Night, in which the bandmates play slapstick versions of themselves, captured the astonishing moment when they officially became the singular, irreverent idols of their generation and changed music forever. Directed with raucous, anything-goes verve by Richard Lester and featuring a slew of iconic pop anthems, uncluding the title track, "Can't Buy Me Love," "I Should Have Known Better," and "If I Fell," A Hard Day's Night, which reconceived the movie musical and exerted an incalculable influence on the music video, is one of the most deliriously entertaining movies of all time."--Back cover
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

58 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 3 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
Help! by Beatles( Visual )

84 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,137 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 )

58 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,096 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
Superman III by Richard Lester( Visual )

57 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synthetic kryptonite laced with tobacco tar splits Superman in two: good Clark Kent and bad Man of Steel
Robin and Marian by Richard Lester( Visual )

28 editions published between 1976 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many years have passed since Robin led the fight for the poor people of Nottingham. Now, he and Little John return from the crusades under the command of King Richard the Lionheart. But when Richard is suddenly slain, the mad King John assumes the throne, and Robin regroups the member of his old Sherwood Forest band"--Container
Petulia( Visual )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 414 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 three musketeers ; The four musketeers( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 340 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 Richard Lester( Visual )

32 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 261 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 )

26 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 253 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 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four musketeers( Visual )

34 editions published between 1974 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 248 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 : 4 film favorites : Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peace( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 241 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
Cuba by Richard Lester( Visual )

36 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sweeping story of two old flames who become caught up in the turbulence an exhilaration of Cuba's 1959 revolution
Getting away with it : or, The further adventures of the luckiest bastard you ever saw by Steven Soderbergh( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 211 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 190 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 170 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
Superman 5 film collection( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 154 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
The mouse on the moon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 137 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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Superman III Superman : 4 film favorites : Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peace
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A funny thing happened on the way to the ForumSuperman IISuperman IIIRobin and MarianThe three musketeers ; The four musketeersThe three musketeersThe four musketeersSuperman : 4 film favorites : Superman the movie ; Superman II ; Superman III ; Superman IV: the quest for peace
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

ريتشارد ليستير مخرج أفلام أمريكي

ریچارد لستر تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

রিচার্ড লেস্টার মার্কিন চলচ্চিত্র পরিচালক

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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