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Schlesinger, John 1926-2003

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Midnight cowboy by John Schlesinger( Visual )

180 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas "cowboy" takes a bus to New York in search of lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services but spends a hard winter helping a con man
Marathon Man by John Schlesinger( Visual )

86 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hoffman plays the likeable Columbia graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwittingly trapped in a terrifying drama revolving around a murderous Nazi fugitive"--Container
Far from the madding crowd by Thomas Hardy( Visual )

71 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. She captures the lives and loves of three very different men. Gabriel Oak is a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage. William Boldwood is an older, prosperous man who had been a confirmed bachelor. Sergeant Frank Troy is a handsome, but reckless swordsman who's given to sudden fits of violence
Cold Comfort Farm by John Schlesinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advise of Mrs. Smiley and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives, where she finds ample material for the novel she wishes to write
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

38 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between loves of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( Visual )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned young man and his drug dealing friend, under the code names "Falcon" and 'Snowman" commit a brazen act of espionage, by selling some of America's most sensitive secrets to the KGB
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

68 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of "Billy Liar," dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers
The day of the locust by John Schlesinger( Visual )

42 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer
Darling by Christine Carrière( Visual )

50 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working as model, Diana leaves her husband for a sexy TV commentator until she grows restless and falls in love with a jetsetter. After these disastrous affairs and finally at the height of Europe's glamorous society as the wife of an Italian nobleman, she realizes the awful price she has paid for success. Includes theatrical trailer and a commentary by director, John Schlesinger
Les contes d'Hoffmann (The tales of Hoffmann) by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoffmann's three love affairs provide the stories for each act. In the first he loves Olympia, a doll; in the second Antonia, a consumptive; and in the third Giulietta, a beautiful courtesan. Each of Hoffmann's affairs is destroyed by an evil genius appearing under various guises
Pacific Heights by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and German and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thriller waarin een jong stel appartementen verhuurt in een schitterend huis dat ze met veel zorg hebben opgeknapt. De nieuwe huurder blijkt niet de keurige man te zijn, die ze dachten. Hij oefent een ware terreur uit
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

37 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian loves the much older and married Marschallin. When the Marschallin's cousin, Baron Ochs, needs a go-between to send a gift to his young fiancee, he asks Octavian and the results prove to be life changing for all
The next best thing by John Schlesinger( Visual )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman and her gay male friend have a child, but their unconventional family is put to the test when she meets her dream man
Yanks by John Schlesinger( Visual )

22 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and German and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This beautifully filmed drama follows three American soldiers stationed in England during WWII and the relationships that they form with three local women: Jean, Helen, and Mollie. The relationships that blossom would affect their lives forever
Madame Sousatzka by John Schlesinger( Visual )

22 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a run-down London boarding house, an eccentric and endearing piano instructor teaches gifted students both how to play and how to live. She also has lessons to learn herself
The rite by MGM Home Entertainment Inc( Visual )

20 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widower and his son move to New York City and become involved with a cultish religion which believes in the sacrifice of children
The innocent by John Schlesinger( Visual )

21 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous espionage mission turns deadly when an aggressive CIA agent discovers that his young partner has become involved with a mysterious seductress
Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One man's battle to reconcile his personal and political views
The Alan Bennett collection by Alan Bennett( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven episodes of the television miniseries
Conversations with John Schlesinger by John Schlesinger( Book )

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

The British director John Schlesinger was one of the cinema's most dynamic and influential artists. Now, in Conversations with John Schlesinger, acclaimed writer Ian Buruma, Schlesinger's nephew, reveals the director's private world in a series of in-depth interviews conducted in the later years of the director's life. Here they discuss the impact of Schlesinger's personal life on his art. As his films so readily demonstrate, Schlesinger is a wonderful storyteller, and he serves up fascinating and provocative recollections of growing up in a Jewish family during World War II, his sexual coming-of-age as a gay man in conformist 1950s England, his emergence as an artist in the Swinging 60s, and the roller-coaster ride of his career as one of the most prominent Hollywood directors of his time. Schlesinger also discusses his artistic philosophy and approach to filmmaking, recounting stories from the sets of his masterpieces, including Midnight Cowboy; Sunday, Bloody Sunday; Marathon Man; and The Day of the Locust. He shares what it was like to direct such stars as Dustin Hoffman, John Voight, Sean Penn, Madonna, and Julie Christie (whom Schlesinger is credited with discovering) and offers his thoughts on the fickle nature of fame and success in Hollywood. Packed with wit and keen insight into the artistic mind, Conversations with John Schlesinger is not just the candid story of a dynamic and eventful life but the true measure of an extraordinary person. --Publisher
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Far from the madding crowd
Alternative Names
Con Şlezinger

John Schlesinger anglický režisér a herec

John Schlesinger britischer Regisseur

John Schlesinger Brits filmregisseur

John Schlesinger director de cine británico

John Schlesinger réalisateur britannique

John Schlesinger regista britannico

John Schlesinger reżyser brytyjski

Schlesinger, John Richard

Schlesinger, John Richard 1926-2003

Τζον Σλέσιντζερ

Джон Шлезинджър

Джон Шлезінгер

Шлезингер, Джон

Џон Шлезингер

ג'ון שלזינגר

جان شلزینجر کارگردان بریتانیایی

ჯონ შლეზინგერი

슐레진저, 존 1926-

존 슐레진저



Cold Comfort FarmThe falcon and the snowmanBilly LiarThe day of the locustDarlingLes contes d'Hoffmann (The tales of Hoffmann)The next best thingThe riteConversations with John Schlesinger