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Willis, Gordon 1931-2014

Works: 200 works in 629 publications in 9 languages and 16,390 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television programs  Crime films  Gangster films  History  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc 
Roles: Cinematographer , Interviewee, Photographer, Illustrator, Editor, Author, Production personnel, Director, Composer, Actor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gordon Willis
Most widely held works by Gordon Willis
The Godfather by Mario Puzo( Visual )
49 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,046 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 )
9 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El sábado 17 de junio de 1972, cinco hombres son detenidos enla sede del Comité Nacional del Partido Demócrata. Responsables del diario "Washington Post" encargan cubrir la noticia a dos jóvenes reporteros
Manhattan by Woody Allen( Visual )
49 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Episodes in the sex life of a TV comedy writer with an obsession about New York
The Godfather DVD collection by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Godfather part III: In the midst of trying to legitimize his business dealings in 1979 New York and Italy, aging mafia don Michael Corleone seeks to vow for his sins while taking a young protégé under his wing
Zelig by Woody Allen( Visual )
30 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 999 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 )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 969 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 )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tense courtroom thriller. Prosecuting attorney Rusty Sabich is ordered to look after the case of his murdered colleague, but he was secretly having an affair with her. To avoid coming under suspicion, he is going to have to cover his own back a little. And it soon becomes clear he's not the only one with secrets. Can Rusty's wife trust him, and can he trust anyone?
The Godfather by Mario Puzo( Visual )
17 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The continuing saga of the Corleone crime family which tells the story of a young Vito Corleone growing up in Sicily and in 1910s New York; and follows Michael Corleone in the 1950s as he attempts to expand the family business into Las Vegas, Hollywood and Cuba
Visions of light by Arnold Glassman( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La storia del cinematografo vista attraverso lo sguardo dei più importanti cineasti e colta dalle scene di più di 125 film
The godfather by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the final installment 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 protégé's love affair with his daughter
Stardust memories by Woody Allen( Visual )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member 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
A midsummer night's sex comedy by Woody Allen( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 508 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)
The money pit by Richard Benjamin( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 496 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
Annie Hall by Woody Allen( Visual )
27 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alvy Singer, a successful New York Jewish comedian and all-in masochist, 16 years in psychoanalysis, meets Annie, a mixed-up Midwestern WASP and tries, Pygmalionlike to reshape her. This is a self-reflexive, quasi-autobiographical mix of screwball comedy, comedy of manners and romantic melodrama using a variety of formal strategies to comment on the past. The fragmented, anecdotal structure is governed by Allen's persona, that of a chaotic psyche which connects ethnic Jewish humour, Groucho, Marx and (Ingmar) Bergmanesque angst. Equally tormented by the big metaphysical questions and the fear of sounding pretensious, Allen, Jan Dawson concludes 'walks like a tightrope stretched taut between illusion and cynicism'
Pennies from heaven by Dennis Potter( Visual )
3 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Depression era Chicago, a salesman is having trouble convincing unwilling music store owners to buy his sheet music
Response errors in surveys of children's immunizations ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Godfather DVD collection bonus materials ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 341 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 259 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
Mario Puzo's The Godfather, part III by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Powerful family leader Michael Corleone, now in his 60's, is dominated by two passions: freeing his family from crime and finding a suitable successor
The godfather the Coppola restoration ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 175 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
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Prince of Darkness 1931-2014
Willis, Gordon
Willis, Gordon C. 1931-2014
Willis, Gordon Hugh 1931-2014
English (216)
Spanish (16)
German (12)
Italian (10)
French (5)
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