Willis, Gordon 1931-
Most widely held works about Gordon Willis
Most widely held works by Gordon Willis
The Godfather DVD collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Coppola paints a chilling portrait of a Sicilian family's rise and fall from power in America, and the passage of rites from father to son. He masterfully balances the story between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
All the President's men ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in English and held by 1,176 libraries worldwide
True story of the Watergate break-in that led to the political scandal of the decade.
Manhattan ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2000 in English and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
Isaac Davis is a successful comedy writer whose wife, having left him for another woman, is now embarking on a book about their failed marriage. Isaac happily consoles himself in the arms of an adoring 17-year-old schoolgirl until he meets someone closer to his own age, who happens to be his best friend's mistress.
The Godfather ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
The Corleone Family nearly falls from power in America but rises to observe the passage of rites from father to son. There is a balance between family life and the ugly business of crime in which they are engaged.
Mario Puzo's The Godfather. Part II ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 978 libraries worldwide
In the early 1900s, the young Vito flees Sicily for America after the local Mafia kills his family. Vito struggles to make a living, legally or illegally, for his wife and growing brood in Little Italy. There he kills the local Black Hand Fanucci after he demands his customary cut of the tyro's business. With Fanucci gone, Vito's stature grows. The family legacy is upended by Michael's business expansion in the 1950s. Now based in Lake Tahoe, Michael conspires to make inroads in the Las Vegas and Havana pleasure industries by any means necessary. As he realizes that even his allies are trying to kill him, the increasingly paranoid Michael also discovers that his ambition has crippled his marriage to Kay and turned his brother Fredo against him. Barely escaping a federal indictment, Michael decides to turn his attention to dealing with his enemies, completing his own corruption.
Zelig ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 752 libraries worldwide
This spoof of documentary films stars Woody Allen as Leonard Zelig, the famous "Chameleon Man" of the 1920's, whose personality was so vague he would assume the characteristics of whomever he came into contact with. Filmed in black-and-white, the movie simulates the look of a newsreel, complete with stentorian narration.
Presumed innocent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 706 libraries worldwide
Rusty Sabich's been swept up in an obsessive affair with a coworker in the prosecutor's office. When she is murdered, he's asked to lead the investigation. Then, astonishingly, he's accused of the crime. He's the perfect suspect, and his fight to clear his name pulls him into a whirlpool of lies and secrets.
A midsummer night's sex comedy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Three loving couples meet in a quiet country get-together, but everyone seems to be loving the wrong person.
The money pit ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 382 libraries worldwide
Evicted from their Manhattan apartment, Walter and Anna buy what looks like the home of their dreams, only to find themselves with a bank-account-draining nightmare.
The Godfather. Part III ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
In the final instalment of the Godfather Trilogy, an aging Don Michael Corleone seeks to legitimize his crime family's interests and remove himself from the violent underworld but is kept back by the ambitions of the young. While he attempts to link the Corleone's finances with the Vatican, Michael must deal with the machinations of a hungrier gangster seeking to upset the existing Mafioso order and a young protoge's love affair with his daughter.
The Godfather DVD collection bonus materials ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Behind the scenes: The Godfather family ; On location ; Francis Coppola's notebook ; The music of the Godfather ; Coppola & Puzo on screenwriting ; Gordon Willis on cinematography ; Storyboards from The Godfather, part II and part III ; The Godfather behind the scenes 1971 -- Additional scenes, chronology -- The family tree: Character biographies ; cast biographies -- Photo galleries -- Theatrical trailers -- Acclaim and response: Academy Award acceptance speeches ; List of awards and nominations ; 1974 network TV introduction ; DVD credits --Filmmaker biographies.
Annie Hall ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
Alvy Singer is one of Manhattan's most brilliant comedians, but when it comes to romance, his delivery needs a little work. Introduced by his best friend, Rob, Alvy falls in love with the ditzy but delightful nightclub singer Annie Hall. When his own insecurities sabotage the affair, Annie is forced to leave Alvy for a new life and lover in Los Angeles. Knowing he may have lost Annie forever, Alvy's willing to go to any lengths, even driving LA's freeways, to recapture the only thing that ever mattered, true love.
Cinematographer style ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Belying what many think of as the technical orientation of their job, cinematographers can be remarkably loquacious, a fact evident from the beginning of the interviews with 110 prominent practitioners of the craft. The men and women interviewed are interested in discussing the aesthetics's and emotional content of light, composition, movement, and color--the building blocks of the film image. Forget directors, actors, and screenwriters: based on this documentary, nobody talks as passionately or poetically about the art of film as cinematographers.
Malice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
Over his wife's objections, college dean Andy Safian rents a room in their home to his old acquaintance, the charismatic Dr. Jed Hill, and their idyllic life is suddenly turned upside down by deception, betrayal and murder.
Mario Puzo's the godfather. Part II ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 164 libraries worldwide
Two stories are told in this sequel to The godfather: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito and the ascension of Michael as the new Don.
Bright lights, big city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Jamie Conway, an aspiring writer, abandons the wheat fields of Kansas for the skyline of Manhattan, and the city's seductive party subculture. Hitting the clubs night after night, Jamie soon spins out of control, and he risks losing everything and everyone he loves.
The paper chase ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
A Harvard Law School student falls for the daughter of his tyrannical professor.
Interiors ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
When Eve, an interior designer, is deserted by her husband of many years, the emotionally glacial relationships of their three grown daughters are laid bare. Twisted by jealousy, insecurity and resentment, Renata, a successful writer; Flyn, a woman crippled by indecision; and Joey, a budding actress, struggle to communicate for the sake of their shattered mother.
The landlord ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
The film features the story of a wealthy young man who leaves his Long Island estate to seek happiness in a Brooklyn ghetto.
Stardust memories ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Legendary comic filmmaker Sandy Bates is tired of being funny. Teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown, Bates attends a weekend retrospective of his films, only to confront the meaning of his work, the memories of his great love, Dorrie, and the merits of settling down with new girlfriend Isobel. Plagued by hallucinations, alien visitations and the bloodless studio executives trying to recut his bleak new film, Bates struggles to find a reason to go on living.
Bernstein, Carl,--1944- Cinematography Comedy films Comedy films Corleone family (Fictitious characters) Couples--Sexual behavior Crime films Criminal behavior Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary films Documentary films Drama Dwellings--Remodeling Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film sequels Fraker, William A.,--1923-2010 Gangster films Gangsters Godfather, part II (Motion picture) Godfather (Motion picture) Godfather films Godfather films Historical films Home ownership Identity (Psychology) Imitation Impostors and imposture Interviews Italian American criminals Italian American families Italian Americans Journalists Mafia Man-woman relationships Murder--Investigation New York (State) New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Manhattan Organized crime Storaro, Vittorio,--1940- Thrillers (Motion pictures) Toland, Gregg United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watergate Affair (1972-1974) Willis, Gordon,--1931- Woodward, Bob,--1943-
Prince Of Darkness, 1931-
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