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Pryor, Richard 1940-2005

Overview
Works: 173 works in 370 publications in 5 languages and 19,559 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Music  Gospel music  Popular music  Soul music  Rhythm and blues music  Puppet films  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Interviewee, Scenarist, Singer, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Author of screenplay, Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 791.4372
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Blazing saddles by Mel Brooks ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Never give a saga an even break! Blazing Saddles is an iconoclastic, not-politically-correct parody; one of the 1970s most successful and popular films. Every clichéd element from every Western ever made is turned upside down and inside out, while retaining all the familiar caricatures--eh, characters--of the genre: a dance-hall girl, a gunslinger, a sheriff, and a town full of pure folk. Mel Brooks redefined film comedy and proved that even sophomoric, scatological humor could be used to ridicule prejudice, injustice, and apathy
The Wiz by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City
Superman III by Richard Lester ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superman III reveals the answer and adds a third all-star chapter to the amazing adventures of Superman. Gus Gorman is a genial half-wit who just happens to be a natural-born genius at computer programming. In his hands, a computer keyboard turns into a deadly weapon and soon, Superman faces the microelectronic menace of his career
The Muppet movie by Jim Henson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a fine day not so long ago, Kermit the Frog was playing and singing in the swamp. A lost Hollywood talent agent hears him, and tells him he has talent. Therefore, Kermit sets out for Hollywood to find fame and fortune. Along the way Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, the Electric Mayhem band, and the romantically inclined Miss Piggy join him. Fast food magnate Doc Hopper--who is determined to enlist Kermit as spokes-frog for his southern fried frog-leg restaurants--also follows him. Doc Hopper employs all means underhand to suborn Kermit, including abducting Miss Piggy. Kermit must make a choice between stopping Hopper and dashing the other Muppets dreams of the big time
Lady sings the blues by Diana Ross ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Diana Ross stars in this musical drama charting the life of Billie Holiday, a life tormented by racism and drug abuse
Harlem nights by Eddie Murphy ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1938, a Harlem night club owner and his son fight to keep the mob and corrupt police from putting them out of business
The toy by Richard Donner ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gleason is U.S. Bates, a megalomaniac millionaire who owns most of south central Louisiana. Pryor is Jack Brown, a former journalist who has worked his way down the vocational ladder to the position of janitor in Bates' department store. Bates' son, Eric, selects an elaborate toy--Jack Brown--and the relationship teaches Eric more about life that fun and games
Silver streak by Thomas L Miller ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wild action comedy about a murder mystery aboard a cross-country train. Gene Wilder is a plant-book editor who gets involved. The funniest scene is when Richard Pryor teams up with wilder and tries to teach him how to act black
Richard Pryor live in concert by Richard Pryor ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Filmed before a live audience at the Hollywood Palladium, this program captures Richard Pryor at his funniest, including his segment about "Pryor on Fire."
See no evil, hear no evil by Arthur Hiller ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet Wally and Dave--Wally is blind, Dave is deaf, and now they're both prime suspects in a murder they didn't commit
Car wash by Michael Schultz ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy film a la "American grafitti" on what goes on in a Los Angeles car wash for a ten-hour period. There is a big cast of mostly black characters, cameo appearance of Richard Pryor, and rock songs playing throughout the film
Wattstax by Mel Stuart ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock,' held on the anniversary of 1965 Watts Riot, and had 100,000 in attendance
Lost highway by David Lynch ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fred Madison is a saxophonist who finds a video tape on his doorstep that shows the interior of his house. He becomes convinced that someone has broken in and calls the police. He finds another videotape showing him killing his wife. The police arrest him for murdering his wife. In prison, he inexplicably morphs into a young man named Pete Dayton and begins living a completely different life. When Pete is released, his and Fred's paths begin to cross in a surreal, suspenseful web of intrigue, orchestrated by a shady gangster boss named Dick Laurent
Brewster's millions by Walter Hill ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een middelmatige Amerikaanse honkballer kan 300 miljoen dollar erven als hij erin slaagt in één maand 30 miljoen dollar uit te geven zonder één cent terug te verdienen. Hij begint als een dolleman met geld te smijten, maar het uitgeven van één miljoen per dag blijkt geen sinecure en leidt tot allerlei komische verwikkelingen
The Bingo Long traveling all-stars & motor kings ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of independent renegade players travel around the Midwest looking for that big home run while playing baseball in the 1930's Negro League
Uptown Saturday night ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men try to recover a winning lottery ticket from the underworld
Superman by Richard Donner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Superman IV: Archvillain Lex Luthor, determined to make the world safe for nuclear arms merchants, creates a new being to challenge the Man of Steel, the radiation-charged Nuclear Man. The two super-powered foes clash and Superman saves the Statue of Liberty, repulses a volcanic eruption of Mount Etna, rebuilds the demolished Great Wall of China and performs many more spectacular feats
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo
The anthology, 1968-1992 by Richard Pryor ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classic comedy rountines spanning the career of Richard Pryor
Blue collar by Paul Schrader ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three workers, Zeke, Jerry and Smokey, are working at a car plant and drinking their beers together. One night when they steal away from their wives to have some fun they get the idea to rob the local union's bureau safe. First they think it is a flop, because they get only 600 dollars out of it, but then Zeke realizes that they also have gotten some 'hot' material. They decide to blackmail their union. The best reason for that is the union itself. All three are provoked by the fact that the union claims to have lost 10,000 dollars by their robbery--Summary from imdb.com
 
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Pryor, Richard Franklin Lennox Thomas 1940-2005
Pryor, Ritchie 1940-2005
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