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Maddow, Ben 1909-1992

Overview
Works: 176 works in 530 publications in 6 languages and 10,479 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Drama  Biography  History  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Western films  Exhibition catalogs  Biographies  Crime films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Adapter, Scenarist, Other, Arranger, Writer of accompanying material, Director, Illustrator, Editor, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The asphalt jungle by John Huston( Visual )

35 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last perfect heist
Let truth be the prejudice : W. Eugene Smith, his life and photographs by Ben Maddow( Book )

14 editions published in 1985 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Let Truth Be The Prejudice documents the life and work of W. Eugene Smith, a man whose work expanded the range and depth of photography, bringing new aesthetic and moral power to the photo essay. Smith was born in 1918 in Wichita, Kansas, and raised according to traditional American values, believing in the nobility of America and the injustice of war. He began taking pictures with his mother's camera while still a boy and continued this practice throughout his schooling. In 1937 his burning ambition took him to New York City, where his rise as a professional photographer was meteoric."--Amazon
Faces : a narrative history of the portrait in photography by Ben Maddow( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and German and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

...The subjects in this book are extraordinarily rich, ranging from 19th century Scottish fiswives, Victorian novelists, and New Orleans prostitutes to Gertrude Stein, Garbo, Auden and San Franciso hippies. The result is a work that is as much about people as about photography, and as readable as a good novel. It is a milestone in the appreciation of photography as an art, a craft, a trade, a tool, a weapon, a magic mirror, and an act of defiance against time and death
Edward Weston : fifty years : the definitive volume of his photographic work by Edward Weston( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sunday between wars : the course of American life from 1865 to 1917 by Ben Maddow( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The half century between the end of the Civil War and the Declaration of War in 1917 was quiet only in the general misconception. From the ordinary nineteenth-century American's point of view, it was extraordinarily bloody. There were military expeditions against Indian tribes and against Cuba and the Philippines. There was the general strike of 1877, the cruel failure of the unions, and the ides of immigration and their furious personal energy. There was the repeated quest for the Grail of materialism--gold and silver hidden in rock. This book examines, over all, and with some awe, the building of the great pyramid of American industrialization and measures its even more immense--and almost forgotten--human cost. Because it is written from the vantage point of those below, of those new to America and still poor, much of the text is taken from diaries, letters, and contemporary accounts by authors who will forever be unknown
The unforgiven by John Huston( Visual )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A supposedly peace-loving community is shaken when the daughter of one of its white settlers is accused of being an Indian
Edward Weston, his life and photographs : the definitive volume of his photographic work by Edward Weston( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The photography of Max Yavno by Max Yavno( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs taken between 1938 and the present show the streets and people of Cairo, Jerusalem, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
Edward Weston : seventy photographs by Ben Maddow( Book )

11 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of modern photography's greatest pioneers, Edward Weston awakened his viewers to the sensuous qualities of organic forms. In this biography Ben Maddow draws heavily on Weston's uncut journals and letters and on the reminiscences and written accounts of his closest friends and family to reveal the man behind the opaque formalism of the photographs
The asphalt jungle : a screenplay by Ben Maddow( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dore Schary, then head of production at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, bought The Asphalt Jungle while it was still in manu­script in an effort to match the success Warner Brothers had enjoyed with Bur­nett's Little Caesar and High Sierra. The choice of Ben Maddow and John Huston as screenwriters assured the artistic success of the screenplay, for few writer/directors could have matched Huston's ability to develop these characters cine­matically. It was a case of strength building upon strength. Burnett's fully devel­oped characters were transformed by Maddow and Huston into a screenplay of impressive immediacy. Indeed the portrayal of the criminals in splendid performances from Louis Calhern, Sam Jaffe, Sterling Hayden, James Whitmore, and Jean Hagen, led Bosley Crow­ther to lament, "If only it all weren't so corrupt!" But the characters of Bur­nett, Maddow and Huston, don't permit us to romanticize about them or their activities. We share their professional pride in a robbery well planned and are silent accomplices to their mutual treachery. The Asphalt Jungle was nominated for best screenplay by the Motion Picture Academy and for best-written American drama by the Writers Guild. John Hus­ton received a nomination for best direc­tor by the Academy. As a novel, The Asphalt Jungle has been translated into twelve languages
The asphalt jungle( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a smog-choked city somewhere in the American Midwest, an aging criminal mastermind, newly released from prison, hatches a plan for a million-dollar jewel heist and draws a wealthy lawyer and a cherry-picked trio of outlaws into his carefully devised but inevitably doomed scheme
Edward Weston : his life by Ben Maddow( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive portrait of the pioneering organic life photographer draws on his journals, letters, and the accounts of friends and family to reveal the artist behind the work
Intruder in the dust by Prod Co: Metro Goldwyn Mayer( Visual )

15 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Mississippi town, a white boy rescues a black man who is about to be lynched for a murder he did not commit
The secret of Santa Vittoria( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mayor of the hillside village of Santa Vittoria is the wine-loving town's leader. Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town. The town turns to Bombolini when they want to hide over a million bottles of wine from the Nazi army
The man from Colorado by Columbia Pictures( Visual )

8 editions published between 1948 and 2017 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To menn vender hjem fra borgerkrigen. Den ene av dem har store psykiske mén etter krigsopplevelsene og blir mer og mer uberegnelig og voldsom. Vennen prøver desperat å finne en måte å hjelpe ham på
Slow fires : on the preservation of the human record by Terry Sanders( Visual )

14 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning documentary tells the unforgettable story of the deterioration and destruction of our world's intellectual heritage and the global crisis in preserving library materials. Sponsored by the Council on Library and Information Resources. Millions of pages of paper in books, photographs, drawings, and maps are disintegrating and turning to dust. This remarkable film provides a comprehensive assessment of the worldwide situation, demonstrates methods of restoration and preservation and suggests ways to prevent new documents from facing ultimate destruction
Gerard Malanga : resistance to memory by Gerard Malanga( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way west by Andrew V McLaglen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1843, a senator, joined by a dirt farmer and a scout, forms a wagon train heading from Missouri to Oregon
The Balcony by Jean Genet( Visual )

14 editions published between 1963 and 2018 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a brothel of illusion the customers take over real power during a revolution. Madame Irma (Shelley Winters) runs the 'house of illusion' where ordinary people play out their dreams. Outside, a real revolution is in progress. For the Police Chief (Peter Falk), the brothel is the rallying point from which he can suppress the revolution. Roger (Leonard Nimoy), leader of the revolution, seeks refuge in the brothel, where he poses as his opponent, the Chief of Police
The chairman by Thomas Bayrle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Nobel-winning scientist receives a strange letter, he is sent to China as a spy to decode a formula that could save millions of people
 
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Let truth be the prejudice : W. Eugene Smith, his life and photographs
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The unforgivenEdward Weston, his life and photographs : the definitive volume of his photographic workEdward Weston : his lifeThe secret of Santa VittoriaThe man from ColoradoGerard Malanga : resistance to memory
Alternative Names

controlled identityWolff, David, 1909-1992

Ben Maddow Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1909-1992)

Ben Maddow amerikansk manusforfattar

Ben Maddow amerikansk manusförfattare

Ben Maddow amerikansk manusforfatter

Ben Maddow amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Ben Maddow guionista estauxunidense (1909–1992)

Ben Maddow scénariste américain

Ben Maddow US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Maddow, Ben, 1909-

Wolff, David

Wolff, David 1909-1992

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