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Olivier, Laurence 1907-1989

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Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

148 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom
Rebecca by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

172 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young bride is brought by her new husband to his manor house in England. There she finds that the memory of her husband's first wife haunts her, and she tries to discover the secret of that mysterious woman's death
King Lear by Laurence Olivier( Visual )

161 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of William Shakespeare's King Lear. A play about a foolish king who divides his realm between his two ungrateful daughters
Henry V by William Shakespeare( Visual )

102 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Shakespeare's patriotic historical drama that celebrates the English nation and the greatness of its King. Includes medieval battle sequences with a recreation of the Battle of Agincourt
Clash of the titans by Louis Leterrier( Visual )

35 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perseus goes on a quest to battle both Medusa and the Kraken monster to save the Princess Andromeda
A bridge too far by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

27 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recreation of the disastrous Allied defeat at Arnherm during WWII
Pride and prejudice by Robert Z Leonard( Visual )

78 editions published between 1940 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the five Bennet sisters living in early 19th century England. Their mother is scheming to make prestigious marriages for them. Focuses on Elizabeth Bennet, who mistakenly finds the rich Mr. Darcy an oaf, even as he sets all the other fair maidens' hearts aflutter
Jesus of Nazareth by Franco Zeffirelli( Visual )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film depicting the life of Christ from birth through resurrection
Marathon Man by John Schlesinger( Visual )

70 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,244 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
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

111 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Shakespeare's well known comedy. A pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France, this story is full of kindliness, good fellowship, and goodwill. Although shortened from the original, this version is considered an honest interpretation of the play, with no modern day additions
The world at war( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war's pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants - from Hitler's secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines - and spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable experience."--Container
Brideshead revisited by Evelyn Waugh( Visual )

49 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spans three decades from the early twenties to World War II in Charles Ryder's relationship with the wild and eccentric Sebastian Flyte and the aristocratic Marchmain family
Sky Captain and the world of tomorrow by Kerry Conran( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a retro-futuristic version of 1939 New York City, reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) teams with heroic pilot Joe 'Sky Captain' Sullivan (Jude Law) and aviation heroine Franky (Angelina Jolie) to uncover the mystery behind a series of attacks upon the metropolis by giant flying robots. When their investigation unearths a crazed scientist's diabolical plot to destroy Earth, the trio races to stop the madman before it's too late
The Battle of Britain by Frank Capra( Visual )

24 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the aerial combat of WWI, in which the Royal Air Force held off the German Luftwaffe
Three sisters by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Visual )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attemps to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever
The boys from Brazil by Franklin J Schaffner( Visual )

33 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A band of Nazi leaders, escaped from postwar Germany, scheme to return to power. Their plans to dominate the world are based on a bizarre biological experiment undertaken by Josef Mengele
The World at War by ltd Thames Television( Visual )

90 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through actual film footage, depicts the horror and heroism of World War II
Olivier at work : the National years : an illustrated memoir by Richard Olivier( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confessions of an actor : an autobiography by Laurence Olivier( Book )

44 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the inside flap: In this long-awaited autobiography, Laurence Olivier describes his eventful public and private life as only he can. The most admired and daring performer of his age, Olivier is naturally best remembered for his great classic roles at the Old Vic, and for his magnificent Shakespearean films Henry V, Hamlet and Richard III, but it was with Rebecca and Wuthering Heights that he also became an international film star of the first rank-a position he has constantly reaffirmed in contemporary roles, from Archie Rice in The Entertainer to Lord Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited. In farce, melodrama and comedy, too, his mercurial brilliance has been recognizable behind an astonishing variety of disguises. His preeminence and commanding presence have made him the foremost actor of our day. Yet, while his autobiography is a compelling and wonderfully illuminating account of a unique and triumphant professional life, full of deep insights and wonderful show business anecdotes about Olivier's many decades of work in the theater and films, it is also a profoundly moving and passionately personal account of his own emotional life-his childhood; his first marriage, to Jill Esmond; the tempestuous relationship with Vivien Leigh; and his deeply fulfilling marriage to Joan Plowright. Advance reviewers have hailed the book for its "startlingly frank revelations"-particularly the details of the long stormy love affair and marriage of Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Seldom has any great figure of the theater written with such passion, affection, candor and wit about his countless friends and colleagues. Most of his close relationships have grown from his work. He first met his lifelong friends Ralph Richardson and Noel Coward at rehearsals more than fifty years ago. He recalls, too, all the great stars of stage and screen he has known, including the Lunts, Edith Evans, John Gielgud, Charlie Chaplin, Garbo, Danny Kaye, John Mills, Marilyn Monroe and Alfred Hitchcock. With insight and humor, Olivier retells the story of his glittering sixty-year career-as an actor, as a filmmaker whose revolutionary innovations in motion picture technique have made Shakespeare a living experience for countless moviegoers, as a director and producer whose stewardship of the National Theatre of England renewed a noble tradition and introduced some of the greatest modern masterpieces into the English repertoire. Confessions of an Actor is the story of a life that has combined the heights of artistic endeavor with the rivalry and glamour of show business in a way that is unique. No other classical actor has been such a dazzling star. No other star has been such a magnificent actor. His memoirs are filled with "an unabashed self-delight that remains undimmed at 75."
On acting by Laurence Olivier( Book )

16 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overpeinzingen van de Engelse auteur (geb. 1907)
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Kerr, Laurence

Laurence Olivier actor británico

Laurence Olivier aktor brytyjski

Laurence Olivier attore e regista britannico

Laurence Olivier British actor, director and producer

Laurence Olivier Briton nga aktor, direktor ken produser

Laurence Olivier Brits acteur

Laurence Olivier Britse akteur, regisseur en vervaardiger

Laurence Olivier comédien, metteur en scène, directeur de théâtre, réalisateur et scénariste britannique

Laurence Olivier englischer Regisseur, Theater- und Filmschauspieler

Laurentius Olivier

Lorenss Olivjē

Lourens Olivye


Olivier, Larry

Olivier, Larry 1907-1989

Olivier, Laurence

Olivier, Laurence 1907-1989

Olivier, Laurence Kerr

Olivier, Laurence Kerr 1907-1989

Olivier, Laurence Kerr 1907-1989 Baron Olivier

Olivier, Laurence Kerr 1907- Baron Olivier

Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier, 1907-

Olivier, Laurence Kerr, Baron Olivier, 1907-1989

Olivier, Laurence Sir

Olivier, Lawrence 1907-1989

Olivier, Lawrence Sir 1907-1989

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Оливье, Лауренс

Оливье, Лауренс, 1907-1989

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올리비에, 로렌스 1907-1989

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RebeccaKing LearClash of the titansA bridge too farPride and prejudiceJesus of NazarethThe world at warBrideshead revisited