WorldCat Identities

Boorman, John 1933-

Works: 350 works in 1,152 publications in 12 languages and 16,637 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  History  War films  Spy films  Gangster films  Biography  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Editor, Scenarist, Performer, Film editor, Restager , fmd, Interviewee, Narrator, Other, Dedicatee, fmp, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Boorman
Deliverance by John Boorman( Visual )

82 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four ordinary men, in two canoes, descending a river they've only seen as a squiggly line on a map, determined to test themselves against a wilderness they only think they understand
Excalibur by John Boorman( Visual )

81 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic saga of King Arthur and those around him in the Court - the knights, his Queen, and the wizard Merlin. Focuses on the rise of Christian civilization out of the Dark Ages
Hope and glory by John Boorman( Visual )

41 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seven-year-old Billy Rohan (Sebastian Rice Edwards) finds his childhood to be a time of great danger--and even greater discovery. From thunderous bombings at his own doorstep and the constant threat of Luftwaffe air raids to the landing of a German paratrooper in his neighborhood and the joyous obliteration of his much-hated school, Billy's young life is shaped--and even enriched--by the one positive thing war has brought him: liberation from the ordinary. And though Billy is surrounded by decimation and the smoking remnants of ruined lives, his sense of enchanted wonderment and innocence in the face of man's most destructive folly affect him in a way that alters his life forever."--
The tailor of Panama by John Boorman( Visual )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry, an ex-con turned tailor to the rich and infamous, is married to Louisa, who is smart and sexy. Andy is a suave and ruthless British spy, who had best come through this time, who forces Harry to eavesdrop on the powerful politicians he clothes. Harry's talent for storytelling is not only taken as truth, but sets off a series of events that threatens to destroy everything most important in his life
Point blank by John Boorman( Visual )

26 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional criminal helps pull off an underworld heist, then is gunned down and left for dead. He resurfaces to track down his share of the loot
John Boorman's The emerald forest by John Boorman( Visual )

35 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engineer on assignment in Brazil loses his 6-year-old son in the rainforest. After a ten year search, he finds the man that had once been his boy among the reclusive tribe who had adopted him
In my country by John Boorman( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Washington Post journalist and an Afrikaans poet strike up a friendship and become romantically involved as they try to come to terms with their feelings about what they've learned at the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings
Zardoz by John Boorman( Visual )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A postapocalyptic story of a privileged society separated from the mass of the population who have reverted to savagery living in a world devasted by war and pollution. When a particularly bright savage makes his way into the world of the Eternals, he discovers the truth of his reality, and change for the world begins
Queen & country by John Boorman( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"1952. Bill Rohan a 18 ans et l'avenir devant lui. Pourquoi pas avec cette jolie fille qu'il aperçoit sur son vélo depuis la rivière où il nage chaque matin ? Cette idylle naissante est bientôt contrariée lorsqu'il est appelé pour effectuer 2 années de service militaire en tant qu'instructeur dans un camp d'entraînement particulièrement dur qui prépare les jeunes soldats anglais à des missions en Corée. Là-bas, la guerre fait rage et brise la vie de plus d'une recrue ! Bien vite, Bill se lie d'amitié à Percy, un farceur dépourvu de principes avec lequel il complote pour tenter de faire tomber de son piédestal leur bourreau : le psychorigide sergent Bradley. Tous deux parviennent néanmoins à oublier l'enfermement à l'occasion de rares sorties. Ils tombent vite amoureux de jeunes femmes croisées un soir au cinéma. Mais comment concilier discipline et premières amours ?" (Source : jaquette)
The general by John Boorman( Visual )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For twenty years gangster Martin Cahill eluded capture by the police. Thumbing his nose at authority, Cahill wound up stealing over $60 million until the IRA decided to put him out of business once and for all
Projections 3 : film-makers on film-making( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Rangoon by John Boorman( Visual )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young San Francisco widow is swept into a political uprising in Burma after her sister reluctantly drags her on a tour of southeast Asia
Exorcist II : the heretic( Visual )

15 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightmares plague Regan, four years after her exorcism. A Jesuit and a child psychiatrist join forces to unlock her subconscious. Does the demon still lurk within her, biding its time? An african who survived possession and exorcism may hold the key
Hell in the Pacific by John Boorman( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During WWII two pilots, one American and one Japanese, crash on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must let go of their hostility and cooperate in order to survive, but will they?
The Emerald forest diary by John Boorman( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope and glory by John Boorman( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir and original screenplay of the childhood of John Boorman
Lumière et compagnie = Lumière & company by Sarah Moon( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in French and English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour célébrer les cent ans du cinéma, on a demandé à 40 réalisateurs et réalisatrices reconnus mondialement de se servir de la caméra originale des frères Lumière et de réaliser un film d'une durée de 52 secondes
Film-makers on film-making( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Projections 11 : New York film-makers on film-making( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The general by John Boorman( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The screenplay for John Boormans' "The General" follows Martin Cahill, a working class Dubliner who was the mastermind behind a series of daring robberies in the 1980s
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Hope and glory
Alternative Names
Džons Būrmens

John Boorman angol filmrendező, forgatókönyvíró, producer

John Boorman britischer Regisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

John Boorman British filmmaker

John Boorman Brits filmregisseur

John Boorman director de cine del Reino Unido

John Boorman réalisateur britannique

John Boorman regista britannico

Джон Бурмен

ג'ון בורמן

جان بورمن فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان بریتانیایی

جون بورمان

부어만, 존 1933-

부어맨, 존 1933-


ブアマン, ジョン


Hope and gloryThe tailor of PanamaJohn Boorman's The emerald forestThe generalProjections 3 : film-makers on film-makingBeyond RangoonLumière et compagnie = Lumière & companyFilm-makers on film-making