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Gielgud, John 1904-2000

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Gandhi by Richard Attenborough( Visual )

105 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life of Gandhi beginning with his political activities in South Africa during the late 1890's and ending with his assassination at the hands of a Hindu extremist in 1948. Shows the development of his philosophy of non-violence as he leads the people of India to independence from the British
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare( Visual )

111 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespearean classic that provides a portrait of the political infighting and lust for power of a turbulent, blood-stained era
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

116 editions published between 1952 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
Elizabeth : the Golden Age by Shekhar Kapur( Visual )

65 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Elizabeth I must learn to weigh her counsel carefully and ignore her private yearnings if she is to keep her crown--and her head. A thriller of intrigue in the court of one of history's greatest monarchs
Becket by Peter Glenville( Visual )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction
Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

101 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's tragedy about two teenagers who fall in love, encounter opposition from their feuding families, and take their own lives
Oedipus the King by Sophocles( Visual )

65 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This play recounts the story of Oedipus, King of Thebes, a man who out of stubborn pride, must know the truth at all costs
King Richard the Second by William Shakespeare( Visual )

79 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's historical play about the dynastic struggle between Richard II and Henry Bolingboke (later Henry IV)
The elephant man by David Lynch( Visual )

76 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, the film examines the complex emotional experiences faced by John Merrick, the "Elephant Man" when he is discovered by a dedicated surgeon. Rescued from his degrading life as a circus freak, Merrick is given a chance to live his last years with comfort, respect, and dignity
Shine by Scott Hicks( Visual )

42 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Australian pianist David Helfgott. He experiences a nervous breakdown and is hospitalized, but later returns to the concert hall
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie( Visual )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective, aboard the Orient Express, for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When murder occurs, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous trains Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive
Chariots of fire( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story, told in flashback, of two young British sprinters competing for fame in the 1924 Olympics. Eric, a devout Scottish missionary runs because he knows it must please God. Harold, the son of a newly rich Jew runs to prove his place in Cambridge society. In a warmup 100 meter race, Eric defeats Harold, who hires a pro trainer to prepare him. Eric, whose qualifying heat is scheduled for a Sunday, refuses to run despite pressure from the Olympic committee. A compromise is reached when a nobleman allows Eric to compete in his 400 meter slot. Eric and Harold win their respective races and go on to achieve fame as missionary and businessman/athletic advocate, respectively
Arthur( Visual )

30 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arthur Bach is very, very rich, and he's next in line for a 750 million dollar inheritance. He stands to lose his inheritance--and a life in the lush style to which he is accustomed--if he doesn't marry the most boring blonde on Long Island within thirty days. Unfortunately, Arthur has just discovered the girl of his dreams
John Gielgud directs Richard Burton in Hamlet : a journal of rehearsals by Richard L Sterne( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the world in eighty days by Michael Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phlegmatic, punctual Englishman Phileas Fogg believes in progress, science, and intellectual deduction. When a member of the Reform Club challenges him on the impossibility of completing a round-the-world tour in eighty days, he wagers his entire fortune to prove that he can do it. He is accompanied by his valet Passepartout, and followed by Mr. Fix, a detective who believes he is a notorious bank robber. Shot in 70mm, using the Todd-AO process (an extremely high definition widescreen film format), the film is notable for its picturesque, exotic scenery, international cast, and the plethora of stars in cameo appearances, all highly innovative at the time
Merlin by Steve Barron( Visual )

50 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legend of King Arthur, this time, from the perspective of the King's Wizard, Merlin. Merlin is a creature born of pagan magic, living in a world converting to Christianity. Merlin is beside Arthur as he gains Excalibur, builds Camelot and is betrayed by his wife, Guinevere. Merlin and Arthur are both menaced by the plots of Morgan Le Fey, her son by Arthur, Mordred, and their cohorts. Through it all, Merlin tries to keep Arthur from the destructive path set by fate
The Power of one by Bryce Courtenay( Visual )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young English boy, orphaned in a foreign land and terrorized for his political belief, turns to boxing. As he grows up fighting with his fists and leading with his heart, he takes on the system and the social injustices around him--finding that one person really can make a difference
Peter & the wolf by Sergey Prokofiev( )

23 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded in Watford Town Hall, London on November 20 & 21, 1985
The scarlet and the black by Jerry London( Visual )

17 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican official, who, under threat of death from the Gestapo, saved prisoners of war and others from the German forces occupying Rome during World War II
Falstaff : (Chimes at midnight) by Orson Welles( Visual )

46 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The crowning achievement of Orson Welles's extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker's lifelong obsession with Shakespeare's ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff. Usually a comic supporting figure, Falstaff - the loyal, often soused friend of King Henry IV's wayward son Prince Hal - here becomes the focus: a robustly funny and ultimately tragic screen antihero played by Welles with looming, lumbering grace. Integrating elements from both Henry IV plays as well as Richard II, Henry V, and The Merry Wives of Windsor, Welles created a gritty and unorthodox Shakespeare film as a lament, he said, "for the death of Merrie England." Poetic, philosophical, and visceral - with a kinetic centerpiece battle sequence that rivals anything in the director's body of work - Chimes at Midnight is as monumental as the figure at its heart."--Container
 
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Džon Gilgud

Džons Gilguds

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Gielgud, Arthur

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Ioannes Gielgud

John Gielgud acteur britannique

John Gielgud aktor brytyjski

John Gielgud attore britannico

John Gielgud britischer Schauspieler

John Gielgud britisk skodespelar

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John Gielgud Brits acteur

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John Gielgud englesche Schauspiller

Τζον Γκίλγκουντ

Гилгуд, Джон 1904-2000

Джон Гилгуд

Джон Гілгуд

Џон Гилгуд

Џон Гилгуд англиски глумец и драмски режисер

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ג'ון גילגוד

جان گیلگد بازیگر بریتانیایی

جون غيلغد

জন গিলগুড

ჯონ გილგუდი

존 길구드

ジョン・ギールグッド

約翰·吉爾古德

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