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Wolper, David L.

Overview
Works: 370 works in 760 publications in 4 languages and 18,944 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Historical television programs  Biographical television programs  Musical films  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Producer, Author, Other, Commentator, Collector, fmp, Editor, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Mel Stuart( Visual )

85 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 4,511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
Roots by John Erman( Visual )

33 editions published between 1977 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family's will to survive, endure and ultimately, carry on their legacy despite enormous hardship and inhumanity. Spanning multiple generations, the lineage begins with young Kunta Kinte, who is captured in his homeland of The Gambia and sold into slavery. Throughout the series, the family continues to face adversity that reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit
The thorn birds by Stan Margulies( Visual )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,380 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
L.A. Confidential( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slaying of the patrons at an all-night diner in this lush tribute to tough film noir crime films
Roots, the next generations( Visual )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 992 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 )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2019 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon Riggs brings his landmark study of prejudice and perception begun in Ethnic Notions into the Television Age and looks at over forty years of race relations through the lens of prime time entertainment with an analysis of the portrayal of African-Americans on American television from 1948-1988. He argues that earlier images were outright racist, and that later images have been overly biased towards prosperous blacks. This Peabody Award winning documentary revisits popular prime time television shows such as Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots. Actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll and Tim Reid along with Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steven Bochco and David Wolper reveal how bitter racial conflict was absorbed by the non-controversial format of the prime time series
Roots( Visual )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Alex Haley's Roots, in which Haley traces his African American family's history from the mid-18th century to the Reconstruction era
L.A. confidential( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 511 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 exiles by Kent Mackenzie( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 438 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 331 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
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 273 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
The Hellstrom chronicle( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in English and held by 267 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 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two clans caught on opposite sides when the Civil War erupts in May 1861: the Hazards of Pennsylvania and the Mains of South Carolina. As war is waged on one battlefield after another, lives on the homefront as well as the frontlines drastically change. The hatred, prejudice and greed that tear the fabric of a nation also threaten the very foundation of love and friendship between these two families
North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 254 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
Dwight D. Eisenhower( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his career as a military commander in both World Wars to his term as a president of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower was a natural leader. Learn more about this great man and his many accomplishments
North and South( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 244 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
Roots( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
Harry S. Truman : days of decision by inc Eye Gate House( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is a vivid record of President Harry S. Truman, whose tenure is noted in popular memory for the atomic bombing of Japan and the controversial dismissal of General Douglas MacArthur
Woodrow Wilson by inc Eye Gate House( Visual )

3 editions published in 1961 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, produced by David Lloyd Wolper, features a biography of Woodrow Wilson
Agatha Christie's Murder is easy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 228 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
 
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Alternative Names
David L. Wolper Amerikaans filmproducent (1928-2010)

David L. Wolper amerikanesche Filmproduzent

David L. Wolper léiritheoir teilifíse Meiriceánach

David L. Wolper producteur de films américain

David L. Wolper producteur de films américaine

David L. Wolper productor de cine estauxunidense (1928–2010)

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

ديڤيد ال. ولپير

دیوید ال. ولپر تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

ウォルパー, デヴィッド L

デヴィッド・L・ウォルパー

大衛·L·沃爾泊

大卫·劳埃德·沃尔珀

Languages
English (225)

Spanish (6)

German (2)

Italian (1)