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Penn, Arthur 1922-2010

Works: 197 works in 1,162 publications in 8 languages and 17,856 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Historical films  Western films  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Director, Interviewee, Author, Film editor, Restager , Performer, Producer, Scenarist, Dedicatee, fmd, Creator, Other, Compiler
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

218 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 4,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mixture of comedy and brutal violence, this film is based on the true story of the notorious American outlaws of the 1930's, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn( Visual )

50 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Gibson's play is based on the relationship between Helen Keller, born deaf and blind, and her Irish governess, Annie Sullivan. While still retaining traces of theatricality in the dialogue the overriding impression of the scenes between Helen and Annie, often filmed in long takes, is that of raw spontaneity. This unsentimental life-affirming film is grounded in a sense of the complexities and confusion of human existence. Helen is the ultimate outsider, an outcast from life itself. Annie, a combination mother and father to Helen, is able to give her life through the (re)birth of human intelligence. Annie achieves this because of her obsessive drive, a measure of both her greatness and unfittedness for normal life. The intense physicality of the drama comes close to reconciling conscious control and instinctive drive
Little Big Man by Arthur Penn( Visual )

102 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Crabb is 121 years old. And he's done it all. He's been a full-fledged Cheyenne, an Indian fighter, a snake oil merchant, master gunman, drinking buddy of wild Bill Hickok, colleague of Buffalo Bill, and is the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Crabb is either the Old West's most neglected hero or the biggest liar ever to cross the Mississippi. Little Big Man is Jack Crabb's story
Night moves by Arthur Penn( Visual )

24 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former football player and present private detective Harry Moseby gets hired on to what seems a standard missing person case, as an aging Hollywood actress whose only major roles came thanks to being married to a studio mogul wants Moseby to find and return her stepdaughter. Harry travels to Florida to find her, but he begins to see a connection with the runaway girl, the world of Hollywood stuntmen, and a suspicious mechanic when an unsolved murder comes to light
The left handed gun by Arthur Penn( Visual )

35 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His name: William Bonney. His legend: Billy the Kid, the fabled gunslinger. The West had never before seen the likes of this Brooklyn-born desperado, a troubled teen who wrote his name in blood on history's pages
The chase by Arthur Penn( Visual )

43 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sheriff attempts to capture an escaped convict before a bloodthirsty mob lynches him
Alice's Restaurant; a screenplay by Venable Herndon( Book )

4 editions published between 1070 and 1998 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
Dead of winter by Arthur Penn( Visual )

12 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling New York actress journeys to an isolated Victorian mansion for a screen test with a reclusive pscyhiatrist and his loyal assistant, but finds she must pay a ghoulish price for the part
Arthur Penn( Visual )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elliot Norton interviews Arthur Penn an American Director of real distinction in television and broadway shows
Four friends by Arthur Penn( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steven Tesich and Oscar-nominated director Arthur Penn team up for this coming-of-age story set against the protest, prosperity, and broken promises of the 1960s
Target by Arthur Penn( Visual )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the mysterious disappearance of his mother, Chris Lloyd and his father must put aside their differences and begin a deadly race against time in an odyssey across Europe
Mickey One( Visual )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After incurring the wrath of the mob, a comic flees Detroit for Chicago taking the name "Mickey One." As he returns to the stage and becomes successful, he fears that the mob will track him down. He wishes to square himself with the mob, but doesn't know what he did to anger them or what his debt is
The Portrait( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mags Church is an aspiring artist about to get her first Manhattan gallery showing. But she needs to return home and complete an unfinished portrait of her parents. Their lifelong - strained relationship surfaces when Mags finds her parents have sold their house without telling her!
Easy riders, raging bulls : how the sex-drugs-and-rock 'n' roll generation saved Hollywood by Kenneth Bowser( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of Peter Biskind's controversial, best-selling book, which chronicles edgy, impressionistic pictures made by maverick, now-legendary directors such as Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, Altman, Polanski and Peckinpah. Includes interviews with many directors, writers, actors, etc. Bonus disc (ca. 102 min.) includes more interviews including one with Peter Biskind
Inside by Arthur Penn( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic university professor is arrested for conspiring to overthrow the racist government in South Africa and is ruthlessly interrogated by a police colonel during his imprisonment. Ten years later, another political prisoner who witnessed the event has become an investigator of crimes of physical and mental abuse by the previous regime. Will justice finally be done?
Visions of eight( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight great filmmakers capture sight and sounds few could ever see or imagine about the Olympic Games. All the pain, the joy, the loneliness, the togetherness and the struggle in the world's most exacting competition is captured during the 1972 Munich Olympics
Arthur Penn by Robin Wood( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Penn : interviews by Arthur Penn( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1957 with the release of "The Left Handed Gun", Arthur Penn quickly became an iconoclastic and hugely influential film director. This title brings together a collection of interviews that explore various stages of his career - actor, writer, director, producer - and reveal Penn's ideas on the nature of film and filmmaking
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Alternative Names
Arthur Penn Amerikaans filmregisseur

Arthur Penn amerykański reżyser filmowy

Arthur Penn cinéaste américain

Arthur Penn regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Arthur Penn US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur des New Hollywood

Penn, Arthur Hiller

Penn, Arthur Hiller 1922-2010

Артур Пенн

Артър Пен

Пенн, Артур

Արթուր Փեն

ארתור פן

آرتور پن تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

아서 펜

펜, 아서 1922-2010




The miracle workerThe left handed gunLumière et compagnie = Lumière & companyDead of winterFour friendsTargetThe PortraitArthur Penn : interviews