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Osborne, Robert 1932-2017

Overview
Works: 93 works in 252 publications in 2 languages and 11,683 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film noir  Screwball comedy films  Journalism films  Documentary television programs  Films à clef 
Roles: Author, Host, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Robert Osborne
 
Most widely held works by Robert Osborne
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Network by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness
Scarface by Brian De Palma( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting story of organized crime's brutal control over Chicago during the Prohibition Era ... This compelling tale of ambition, betrayal and revenge is a groundbreaking masterpiece that influenced all gangster films to follow"--Container
Academy awards illustrated; a complete history of Hollywood's Academy awards in words and pictures by Robert Osborne( Book )

37 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrations and text provide an official history of the Academy Awards to 1988
70 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This expanded and updated edition is the only official history of the Academy Awards and includes the titanic achievements of the 1997 Awards. 70 Years of the Oscar opens with a history of the founding of the Academy, details the organization's aims, and covers the background of the establishment of these highly coveted awards. The rest of the book is divided into decades, with lively overviews that document trends, track new developments, and capture the thrills of the film industry's most significant and popular event." "For each year Robert Osborne presents the range of movies in competition and contemporary speculation on possible winners, and describes memorable moments of the evening's events. Each year concludes with a complete list of nominees in all categories, plus the winners in each. The annual illustrations include evocative stills from many of the best films and candid shots of the celebrities in attendance. Altogether the book is illustrated with nearly 700 rare photographs in black-and-white and color, and also includes the original movie posters for every year's best picture."--Jacket
85 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A deluxe, year-by-year chronicle of the Academy Awards, with an entertaining text, hundreds of star-studded photographs, and complete lists of the nominees and winners
50 golden years of Oscar : the official history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences by Robert Osborne( Book )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

65 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the thousands of achievement awards presented each year, none captures the world's imagination in the same compelling way as the Oscar. What other public ritual is more eagerly witnessed yearly by such vast numbers of devotees as Hollywood's Academy Awards ceremony? What other medium is so central a mythmaker for modern man, so prolific a source of powerful images and icons? Loved by audiences everywhere, the movies are exuberantly celebrated here by the glittering Oscar. Created in 1927 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as its award for artistic distinction in filmmaking, the Oscar promotes excellence by recognizing it publicly. This new edition - expanded and updated - is the official history of the Academy Awards - right up to those given in 1992, their sixty-fifth year. And because of the Academy's exceptional historical and pictorial archives, this book is unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and completeness. This book opens with a history of the founding of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, details the organization's aims, and covers the background of the establishment of these highly coveted awards. The rest of the book is divided into decades, with lively introductions that present accomplishments, evaluate trends, track new developments, and capture the thrills of the film industry's most significant and popular event. Beginning with the very first awards in 1928, Robert Osborne sets the scene for each subsequent year's award ceremony by presenting the range of movies in competition, highlighting the speculation on possible winners, and describing the staging and memorable moments of the evening's events. Each year is then brought to a close by a complete listing of all the Oscar nominations (and the winners!) in not only the familiar categories of best picture, actor, actress, supporting actor and actress, direction, film editing, music, costumes, special effects, short subjects - but in all of the many more specialized categories that have been added, or dropped, over the years. Each year is handsomely illustrated with evocative stills from many of the best films and candid shots of the stellar participants in the grand ceremony. Altogether, the book is illustrated with some 600 rare photographs in black and white and color, and it even includes all of the original movie posters for every year's best picture. With illustrations that are themselves worth the price of the book, this is an unparalleled reference volume for the film buff and scholar and an invaluable resource that comes right from the source
80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With an entertaining text and star-studded photographs, this expanded and updated edition is the only official history of the Academy Awards, presenting the story of the Oscar from its banquet beginnings at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to the 80th awards ceremony, held at the 3,401-seat Kodak Theatre. Combining Hollywood insider Robert Osborne's cogent observations and the Academy's exceptional historical and photographic archives, this book is unrivaled in illustration, accuracy, and completeness." "80 Years of the Oscar opens with a history of the founding of the Academy, detailing the organization's aims and covering the background of the establishment of these highly coveted awards. The rest of the book is divided into decades, with lively overviews that document trends, track new developments, and capture the thrills of the film industry's most significant and popular events." "For each year author Robert Osborne presents the range of movies in competition and contemporary reaction to and from the winners, describing memorable moments of the evening's events. Each chapter concludes with a complete list of nominees in all categories, plus the winners in each. The annual illustrations include evocative stills from many of the winning films, and candid shots of the celebrities in attendance. Altogether this book is illustrated with more than 750 photographs, and also includes the original movie posters for every year's best picture. With illustrations that are themselves worth an Oscar, this is an unparalleled reference source for the film buff and scholar."--Jacket
Buster Keaton collection by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cameraman: "Keaton plays a tintype street photographer who tries his hand as a freelance newsreel cameraman in order to win the affection of a girl who works at a newsreel company."--Container. Spite marriage: "A jilted actress pops the question to hapless admirer Keaton. The result is a marriage made in comedy heaven, filled with pursuits, rescues and slapstick. The landmark routine of putting the inebriated bride to bed became a staple of Keaton's 1950s live shows." -- Container. Free and easy: "Keaton departs Kansas with the newly crowned Miss Gopher City and heads for Hollywood determined to turn her into a star ... [Keaton's] first talkie." -- Container
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle over Citizen Kane: Examines the lives of William Randolph Hearst, the powerful newspaper magnate, and director/actor, Orson Welles as they clashed over Welles first film: "Citizen Kane". Hearst's reaction upon learning about the film, which portrayed him unfavorably, was to work to suppress it and destroy Welles. Major movie theater chains refused to show "Citizen Kane", and Welles' masterpiece virtually disappeared for almost 25 years. Never again would Orson Welles gain control of a major Hollywood production
Bombshell( Visual )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do the most ravishingly beautiful actress of the 1930s and '40s and the inventor whose concepts were the basis of cell phone and Bluetooth technology have in common? They are both Hedy Lamarr, the glamour icon whose ravishing visage was the inspiration for Snow White and Cat Woman and a technological trailblazer who perfected a radio system to throw Nazi torpedoes off course during WWII
75 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards by Robert Osborne( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encompassing more than seven hundred illustrations and archival photographs, this comprehensive volume chronicles the history of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, featuring a year-by-year overview of the ceremonies, and a complete listing of the nominees and winners in every category
The major and the minor by Billy Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A frustrated city girl decides to disguise herself as a youngster in order to get a cheaper train ticket home. But little "Sue Sue" finds herself in a whole heap of grown-up trouble when she hides out in a compartment with handsome Major Kirby and he insists on taking her to his military academy after the train is stalled
Easy living( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mary Smith is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she's his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter"--Container
Bringing up Baby by Howard Hawks( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scatterbrained heiress uses her pet leopard, Baby, to attract the attention of a stuffy paleontologist
Academy awards Oscar annual by Robert Osborne( )

in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurel and Hardy collection by A. Edward Sutherland( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Devil's brother, "Stanlio" and "Ollio" tangle with a notorious robber baron. In Bonnie Scotland, they have misadventures in Scotland and India
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Laughton is remarkable as the deaf, grotesque hunchback who rescues a beautiful Gypsy girl (O'Hara) from the noose of an ugly mob. Swooping down from the bell tower, he carries her away to the cathedral where she can claim sanctuary. And there, as he protects her from death, he is moved by her great beauty and falls in love with her
 
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Alternative Names
Jolin Osborne, Robert 1932-

Jolin Osborne, Robert 1932-2017

Osborne, Robert.

Osborne, Robert 1932-

Osborne, Robert A.

Osborne, Robert A. 1932-

Osborne, Robert A. 1932-2017

Osborne, Robert Jolin.

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Osborne, Robert Jolin 1932-2017

Osborne, Robert (Robert A.)

Robert Osborne acteur américain

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Robert Osborne US-amerikanischer Filmjournalist, -historiker, Schauspieler und Moderator

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Роберт Осборн

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羅伯特·奧斯本

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English (130)

German (1)

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70 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards65 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy Awards80 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy AwardsBuster Keaton collectionCitizen Kane75 years of the Oscar : the official history of the Academy AwardsBringing up BabyLaurel and Hardy collection