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Wexler, Norman

Overview
Works: 104 works in 361 publications in 6 languages and 5,216 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Police films  Dance films  Historical films  Biography  Film noir  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Producer
Classifications: HV7911.S4, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Norman Wexler
Saturday night fever by Paramount (Calif.)( Visual )

80 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a Brooklyn store clerk who is a Saturday night disco king; he begins to question the narrowness of his perspective when he meets a girl who is shedding her origins for a more sophisticated lifestyle
Serpico by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

46 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of the true story of a young New York police officer refuses to extort money from criminals as the other officers do. His fellow police officers turn against him when he seeks to expose the situation during a grand jury investigation
Mandingo by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lurid historical drama about a plantation owner and his wife with marital problems who both have sexual relations with their slaves after the husband brings home a new slave he hopes to use for prize fighting
Staying alive by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to the film Saturday night fever. Drama about the career and romantic entanglements of a Broadway dancer
Joe by David Gordon Green( Visual )

7 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joe Curran (Boyle) is a flag-waving, hippie-loathing factory worker. When he discovers that ad executive Bill Compton (Patrick) accidentally murdered a local drug-pusher, Joe believes he has found an ally and mentor. They go in search of Compton's daughter (Sarandon) who has run away to Greenwich Village. Their search for her amidst the psychedelic sensuality of 1960's Village counter culture brings their seething hatred to the surface with savage results
Saturday night fever : Staying alive( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday Night Fever: Tony is an undereducated Brooklyn teenager who is bored with his daytime job. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor. Tony meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the life he is leading and he and Stephanie decide to help one another to start afresh
Joe; screenplay by Norman Wexler( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raw deal by John Irvin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaminsky had been a top honcho for the FBI before his unconventional methods of investigation got him thrown off the team. He's now stuck as sheriff in a small North Carolina town. FBI Chief Harry Shannon has a special mission for the down-and-out Kaminsky. Help him get Petrovita, the powerful and ruthless head of organized crime in Chicago, and Kaminsky is back at the FBI
Drum( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hammond Maxwell is the son of a slave owner who buys Drum and Blaise from Drum's mother who is the hostess of a bordello. Drum's girlfriend Regine is also purchased to be a mistress for Maxwell, but Augusta Chauvet, who has designs on him is opposed to that plan. After stoically enduring all the indignities he can take, Drum finally snaps and a violent slave revolt follows."--TCM website
Saturday night fever by H. B Gilmour( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday Night Fever is one of those movies that comes along and seems to change the cultural temperature in a flash. After the movie's release in 1977, disco ruled the dance floors, and a blow-dried member of a TV-sitcom ensemble became the hottest star in the country. For all that, the story is conventional: a 19-year-old Italian-American from Brooklyn, Tony Manero (John Travolta), works in a humble paint store and lives with his family. After dark, he becomes the polyester-clad stallion of the local nightclub; Tony's brother, a priest, observes that when Tony hits the dance floor, the crowd parts like the Red Sea before Moses. Director John Badham captures the electric connection between music and dance, and also the desperation that lies beneath Tony's ambitions to break out of his limited world. The soundtrack, which spawned a massively successful album, is dominated by the disco classics of the Bee Gees, including "Staying Alive" (Travolta's theme during the strutting opening) and "Night Fever." The Oscar-nominated Travolta, plucked from the cast of Welcome Back, Kotter, for his first starring role, is incandescent and unbelievably confident, and his dancing is terrific. Oh, and the white suit rules. (Note: Saturday Night Fever was cut from its original R-rated version after its initial release in order to obtain a PG rating. The PG version is 11 minutes shorter and is missing parts of scenes and some street talk. Both versions are available on video.)
La Fievre du Samedi Soir by John Badham( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony is an undereducated Brooklyn teenager who is bored with his daytime job. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dance floor. Tony meets Stephanie at the disco and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Gradually, Tony also becomes disillusioned with the life he is leading and he and Stephanie decide to help one another to start afresh
Dog day afternoon : Serpico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Serpico: True-life story of a non-conformist undercover New York cop whose techniques isolate him from the rest of the force
Joe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill, a wealthy businessman, confronts his junkie daughter's drug-dealing boyfriend and in the ensuing argument kills him. Panic-stricken, he wanders the streets and eventually stops at a bar. There he runs into a drunken factory worker named Joe, who hates hippies, blacks, and anyone who is "different", and would like to kill one himself. The two start talking, and Bill reveals his secret to Joe
Staying alive : a novel by Leonore Fleischer( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Press kit includes 1 booklet and 14 photographs
Raw deal : a novelization by Walter Wager( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action 4 pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 1 is filled with explosive action featuring some of the greatest stars of the genre. Movies Include: JCVD; Lords of the Street; Among Dead Men; and Raw Deal
Serpico by Peter Maas( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an officer's crusade against police corruption
John Travolta greatest moves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four motion pictures starring John Travolta
Saturday night fever : screenplay by Norman Wexler( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La febbre del sabato sera by John Travolta( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La febbre del sabato sera è il film che più rappresenta lo spirito che aleggiava negli anni settanta. In questo film viene raccontata la vita dei giovani dell'epoca dal punto di vista di Tony Manero (interpretato da John Travolta), un ragazzo di origini italiane che vive in un sobborgo di New York lavorando come commesso in un negozio di vernici. La sua vita è basata sul ballo e sul sabato sera, quando si scatena in pista; nelle discoteche da lui frequentate Tony è il re: tutte le ragazze impazziscono solo a vederlo, e gode del rispetto di tutti. Durante le visite in discoteca conosce Stephanie, che al contrario di lui è una ragazza istruita e di alto ceto sociale: una persona che sa ciò che vuole. Nonostante le differenze, i due si avvicinano e iniziano una preparazione più o meno regolare per la partecipazione al concorso di danza della discoteca. Con qualche difficoltà, e grazie alle simpatie del pubblico, riusciranno a vincere la gara (pur non avendolo davvero meritato, visto che secondo Tony la coppia portoricana meritava la vittoria). Celebre rimane il ballo tra Stephanie e Tony, quest'ultimo vestito con pantaloni "a zampa" bianchi, giacca bianca, gilet bianco e camicia scura, sulle note di "More than a woman" dei Bee Gees
 
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Saturday night fever
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Norman Wexler Amerikaans schrijver (1926-1999)

Norman Wexler amerikansk manusforfattar og skribent

Norman Wexler amerikansk manusförfattare och författare

Norman Wexler amerikansk manusforfatter og skribent

Norman Wexler amerikansk manuskriptforfatter og skribent

Norman Wexler scénariste américain

Norman Wexler US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Норман Уэкслер

נורמן ווקסלר

ノーマン・ウェクスラー

諾曼·韋克斯勒

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