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Wolper, David L.

Works: 321 works in 633 publications in 4 languages and 19,087 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Musical films  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Biographical television programs  Nonfiction films  Film noir 
Roles: Producer, Author, Commentator, Collector, Other, Editor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Mel Stuart( Visual )

75 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each of the five children lucky enough to discover an entry ticket into Mr. Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory takes advantage of the situation in his or her own way
Roots by John Erman( Visual )

25 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Alex Haley's best-selling novel about his African ancestors, that followed several generations in the lives of a slave family
L.A. Confidential by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LA in the 50's: Notorious gangster Mickey Cohen has just been put away for tax evasion, and now a bunch of his heroin is missing. Outside wise guys would love to move in on Mickey's territory; Captain Dudley Smith of the LAPD has launched a special squad to deal with them. Violent, thuggish team member Bud White's partner is murdered during a robbery at The Nite Owl coffee shop. The responding officer is rising star Detective Lieutenant Ed Exley, whose investigation intersects with that of Detective Jack Vincennes. Their leads point to Pierce Patchett, a drug dealing pimp whose prostitutes are surgically altered to look like movie stars. Nothing is as it seems in the glittering city of Angels, which, despite its open streets and warm welcoming air, is a city constructed of secrets. As Hollywood scandal sheet editor Sid Hudgens says, some things in L.A. are always going to be "Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush."
The thorn birds by Stan Margulies( Visual )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Color adjustment by Marlon T Riggs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
The exiles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
I will fight no more forever( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the Nez Percé War of 1877, during which Chief Joseph & the Nez Percé Indians fought General Oliver Otis Howard & the U.S. Army for 108 consecutive days before finally surrendering on Oct. 8, 1877
The Hellstrom chronicle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tongue-in-cheek look at the insect world, ultimately portraying the insect as an indomitable menace and potential threat to nature and the human race
North and South( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts the adventures of the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina in a country ripped apart by the Civil War
North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One is from a Northern industrial family, one from a Southern plantation family. They're West Point graduates whose tried-and-true loyalty helps them survive the Mexican-American War. But their bond faces sterner tests. The issues dividing North and South can also set friend against friend
North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This explosive tale of the next generations of Mains and Hazards boasts an all-star cast and lavish production values depicting a time when westward expansion offered opportunity and triggered dangers to rival those of the conflict just ended. Undercurrents of racism and romantic passion persist on the homefront as well as the frontier
Agatha Christie's Murder is easy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the train ride to Marylebone Station, American Luke Williams befriends elderly Lavinia Fullerton. She is en route to Scotland Yard to disclose the name of a murderer, and Luke soon finds himself caught up in a murder investigation
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
Roots( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots: the gift (an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery) has Kunta Kinte and Fiddler desperately leading runaways through a network of safe havens to a getaway boat. As the boat fills there's room for one more passenger. A choice must be made; a Mandinka warrior can never abandon his friend
Harry S. Truman : days of decision by inc Eye Gate House( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the incredible life of the man from Independence who became the engineer of a new world order. Thrust into the presidency at a moment of national crisis, Harry S. Truman led the country through the trials of war and established a framework for peace, while his no nonsense style turned him into a folk hero
Dwight D. Eisenhower( Visual )

4 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in Spanish and English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una biografía de Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890-1969) político norteamericano
Woodrow Wilson by Lisa Zamosky( Visual )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary profile of President Woodrow Wilson. It describes his leadership through World War I and his efforts to gain ratification for the League of Nations
This is Elvis( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though several actors portray Elvis Presley at different stages of his life, this documentary is comprised mostly of actual performance footage and interviews with Elvis and the many people who knew Elvis best, including Presley's family members, his friends and employees and Colonel Tom Parker. All of this provides a revealing look at the life of one of the most captivating men of the twentieth century
Imagine, John Lennon by Andrew Solt( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical documentary using home movies, interviews, tv footage, songs and reminiscences of friends and family. Lennon's own voice provides the narration
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper Amerikaans filmproducent (1928-2010)

David L. Wolper producteur de films américaine

David L. Wolper produttore televisivo e produttore cinematografico statunitense

David L. Wolper US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Wolper, David 1928-2010

Wolper, David Lloud 1928-2010

Wolper, David Lloyd.

Wolper, David Lloyd 1928-2010

Дэвид Л. Волпер

דייוויד וולפר

دیوید ال. ولپر تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی




English (228)

Spanish (12)

Italian (2)

German (1)

RootsL.A. ConfidentialRoots, the next generationsProducer : a memoir