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Willis, Gordon 1931-2014

Overview
Works: 181 works in 747 publications in 10 languages and 16,279 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Gangster films  Comedy films  Crime films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Journalism films  Conspiracy films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Interviewee, Illustrator, Author, Production personnel, Director, Other, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Gordon Willis
 
Most widely held works by Gordon Willis
Mario Puzo's The godfather by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

87 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,116 WorldCat member 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
All the president's men by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the investigation of the Watergate break-in by two Washington Post reporters that drove a U.S. president from office
Manhattan by Woody Allen( Visual )

61 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,499 WorldCat member 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 DVD collection by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godfather: The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son
Zelig by Woody Allen( Visual )

34 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member 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
The paper chase by John Houseman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving story of a first-year Harvard Law School student who comes to terms with his dreams in America's most competitive school. Hart finds he must survive much more than the pressures, all-night cramming and insecurities he expected. He becomes fearful of a brilliant professor, who terrorizes some, inspires others and who easily separates the men from the boys
Presumed innocent by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suspense thriller, an American prosecutor finds himself the prime suspect in a sensational murder case, and discovers that the system of justice to which he once vigorously committed himself is now aggresively pursuing him and threatening to destroy his career, family and even his life
The godfather by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Corleone is now in his 60s, in this third film in the Godfather trilogy. He wants to pull his family away from crime and find a suitable successor. The successor could be his nephew Vincent, Sonny's son, but Vincent could also be the one who spoils Michael's dream of business legitimacy
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of cinematography as seen through the lenses of the world's greatest filmmakers and captured in classic scenes from over 125 immortal movies. Traces the evolution and innovations of cinematography beginning in an era when the movie camera was a marvelous invention, and examines how the filmmaking process was complicated by new cinematic trends and technologies. Featured cinematographers: Gordon Willis, Greg Toland, William Fraker, Vittorio Storaro
Annie Hall by Woody Allen( Visual )

46 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alvy Singer is on 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 (from container)
Stardust memories by Woody Allen( Visual )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this insightful and witty satire, Woody Allen portrays an uninspired comic filmmaker who retreats to a room at the Stardust Hotel to reflect on his life, art and relationships with three contrastingly different women
The money pit by Richard Benjamin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2016 in English and Portuguese and held by 585 WorldCat member 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
A midsummer night's sex comedy by Woody Allen( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Primi del Novecento: un tronfio ed anziano professore e la sua promessa sposa, un inventore svitato e sua moglie, un medico casanova s'incontrano in una casa di campagna. La magia della notte risveglierà i sensi e confonderà le coppie. (Mereghetti)
Pennies from heaven by Herbert Ross( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Depression era Chicago, a salesman is having trouble convincing unwilling music store owners to buy his sheet music
Malice by Harold Becker( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a serial killer begins murdering female students in a New England town, the college dean becomes involved in the investigation while wondering about the surgeon who has taken a room in his house
The Godfather DVD collection bonus materials( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member 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
Cinematographer style( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member 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 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
The godfather : the Coppola restoration( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Godfather trilogy is the benchmark ofr all cinematic storytelling. Francis Ford Coppola's masterful adaption of Mario Puzo's novel chronicles the rise and fall of the Corleone family in this celebrated epic
Klute by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

15 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enigmatic small town Detective John Klute is hired to track down his best friend, a research scientist who has disappeared without a trace. His investigation leads him to New York City, and Bree Daniels, skilled, intelligent, cynical, and personally troubled part-time model and full-time call girl. She was savagely beaten once by a man from Pennsylvania, who may have been his friend. Taking a journey into the underbelly of the Big Apple the two begin to realize that everything and everyone may not be what they seem. Dangers lurk in the shadows, old habits become harder to break, and love is a four-letter word best left unspoken for two people from two very different worlds
The devil's own by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the top Northern Ireland IRA terrorists escapes to New York where he, under a false name, lives in the house of an Irish cop who knows nothing about his real identity. Their surprising friendship and the cop's growing suspicions force the terrorist to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder
 
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