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Gunn, Bill 1934-1989

Overview
Works: 22 works in 82 publications in 1 language and 1,571 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Horror films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Vampire films  Television programs  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Experimental films 
Roles: Author, Actor, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Bill Gunn
 
Most widely held works by Bill Gunn
Ganja & Hess( Visual )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, Bill Gunn's revolutionary independent film Ganja and Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (Night of the living dead) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (director Bill Gunn), endowing him with the blessing of immortality, and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant's beautiful and outspoken wife Ganja (Marlene Clark) comes searching for her vanished husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership. Together, they explore just how much power there is in the blood Later recut and released in an inferior version, this Kino Classics edition represents the original release, restored by The Museum of Modern Art with support from The Film Foundation, and mastered in HD from a 35mm negative
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 )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 162 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
Losing ground( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 145 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 earthly exploration of joy"--Container
All the rest have died by Bill Gunn( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Angel Levine( Visual )

4 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 123 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 116 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 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forbidden city by Bill Gunn( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Losing ground( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama set in New York in which Sara Rogers, a Black woman philosophy professor is married to a painter. In the marriage her stable, rational personality acts as a buffer to her husband's more instinctual, artistic approach to life. Feeling limited by this too intellectual definition of herself, Sara goes in search of ecstasy, and winds up on a student movie set playing the vengeful vamp Frankie from the legendary "Frankie and Johnnie" song of Black mythology
The outer limits : the original series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 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
Ganja & Hess( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Hess Green, an archaeologist overseeing an excavation of an ancient civilization called Myrthia, is stabbed by his research assistant, who then commits suicide. When Hess wakes up, he finds that his wounds have healed, but he now has an insatiable thirst for blood. It turns out that the knife he was stabbed with carried ancient germs that have turned him into a vampire. Soon after, Hess meets his former assistant's wife, Ganja. Though Ganja is initially concerned about her missing husband, she soon falls for Hess. Though they are initially happy together, Ganja will eventually learn the truth about Hess, and about her husband. Will she survive the revelation? Will Hess?
The landlord by Bill Gunn( Book )

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

Ganja & Hess : a film by Bill Gunn ; a Kelly-Jordan Enterprises, Inc. production ; producer, Chiz Schultz ; directed and written by Bill Gunn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black anthropologist is studying the ancient culture of Myrthia which disappeared when it was destroyed by a transmittable amoebic parasite that was addicted to blood. In the course of his research, he is stabbed with a Myrthian dagger by his assistant, who then kills himself
The forbidden city : [show log] by Bill Gunn( Recording )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in English and held by 5 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
I am the greatest : the life of Muhammad Ali by Bill Gunn( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Personal problems( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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
Ganja and Hess( Visual )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cinema classic, draws on the conflict between Christian myth and African spirituality, in the story of Dr Hess Green, a wealthy recluse driven to enact a spiritual blood ritual
Black picture show : [radio interview and news] by Bill Gunn( Recording )

1 edition published in 1975 in English 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

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English (80)