WorldCat Identities

Gunn, Bill 1934-1989

Overview
Works: 17 works in 77 publications in 2 languages and 1,306 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Vampire films  Television programs  Science fiction television programs  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Author of screenplay, Director, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Gunn
Ganja & Hess( Visual )

20 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An archaeologist is stabbed with an ancient dagger that gives him immortality and an insatiable thirst for blood, which he then shares with his assistant's wife, and the two of them form a troubled partnership
The landlord( Visual )

6 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social satire about a wealthy young man (Bridges) who leaves his Long Island estate to seek happiness in a Brooklyn ghetto
Da sweet blood of Jesus( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new kind of love story. Dr. Hess Green becomes cursed by a mysterious ancient African artifact and is overwhelmed with a newfound thirst for blood. He however is not a vampire. Soon after his transformation he enters into a dangerous romance with Ganja Hightower that questions the very nature of love, addiction, sex, and status. -- Container
All the rest have died by Bill Gunn( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Angel Levine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touching, humorous film about Morris Mishkin, an elderly Jew whose life experiences have left him an embittered agnostic. Into Mishkin's life floats Alexander Levine, a black Jewish angel, who must convince the old man that life has value else Levine will never earn his wings
The outer limits. the original series( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology type science fiction television program with a different cast each week
Black picture show by Bill Gunn( Book )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forbidden city by Bill Gunn( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing ground( Visual )

5 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing Ground tells the story of a marriage of two remarkable people, both at a crossroads in their lives. Sara Rogers, a black professor of philosophy, is embarking on an intellectual quest to understand "ecstasy" just as her painter husband Victor sets off on a more earthy exploration of joy. Celebrating a recent museum sale, Victor decides to rent a country house where he can return to more realism after years working as an abstract expressionist. Away from the city, the couple's summer idyll becomes complicated by Sara's research and by Victor's involvement with a young model. When one of her students casts Sara as the woman scorned in a film version of the song "Frankie and Johnny," she experiences a painful emotional awakening. One of the first fictional features by an African-American woman
The outer limits the original series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The entire first season of the science fiction anthology series. Reflecting the anxieties of the Cold War era, each episode is a cautionary tale involving alien creatures or dangerous new technologies
The landlord by Bill Gunn( Book )

5 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forbidden city [master cues] by Bill Gunn( Recording )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal problems( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program follows Johnnie Mae Brown (played by author/actress Verta Mae Grosvenor), a nurse's aide, through her dreary hospital workday (a sequence actually filmed in Harlem Hospital), to her rendezvous with her lover Raymon along the woodsy shores of the Hudson, and back home to her unfaithful husband and free-loading relatives. The audience later witnesses Johnnie Mae's delicately balanced life collapse dramatically, although her strength never wanes
The forbidden city performance by Bill Gunn( Recording )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cassettes contain full performance of NYSF production of The forbidden city
The Sound and the Fury( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this filmed adaptation of William Faulkner's seminal work, Yul Brynner stars as Jason Compson, the oldest son of a once-proud Southern family rife with inner turmoil. His promiscuous sister, Caddy (Margaret Leighton), has suddenly rolled back into town with an illegitimate daughter called Quentin (Joanne Woodward) in tow. Finding no love in her own clan, Quentin opts for a relationship with Charlie Bush, an irresponsible circus worker played by Stuart Whitman. Meanwhile, Ben (Jack Warden), a mentally-handicapped uncle, is a never-ending source of embarrassment for all concerned. Directed by Martin Ritt, this was the first film to be made from The Sound and the Fury
Les loups en liberté by Bill Gunn( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Bill Gunn Amerikaans acteur (1934-1989)

Bill Gunn cinéaste américain

Bill Gunn regista statunitense

Bill Gunn US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Schriftsteller

Gunn, William

Gunn, William 1934-1989

Билл Ганн

بیل گان فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

Languages
English (75)

French (1)