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Wexler, Norman

Works: 88 works in 326 publications in 7 languages and 4,952 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: HV7911.S4, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norman Wexler
Saturday night fever by John Badham( Visual )

55 editions published between 1977 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,237 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 becomes influenced by his more sophisticated dance partner
Serpico by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

46 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L'histoire vraie et sombre de la chute d'un flic idéaliste. Policier intègre, Serpico voue sa carrière à la lutte contre la corruption qui gangrène la police new yorkaise. Isolé et rejeté pour ses prises de positions, il finit par connaître une véritable descente aux enfers qui ne fait que commencer
Mandingo by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the true brutalizing nature of slavery, which made victims of both owner and slave
Staying alive( Visual )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shared distrust of "hippie youth" leads factory worker Joe Curran and advertising executive Bill Compton to become friends. Bill has a daughter Melissa whose involvement in drugs leads both Bill and Joe to the East Village in New York City, where they are exposed to the hippie lifestyle they detest. Subsequently they become involved in a wild adventure that explodes with a dramatic conclusion
Saturday night fever Staying alive( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying Alive: Five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday night fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage
Joe; screenplay by Norman Wexler( Book )

3 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raw deal( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 49 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, a shadow of his former self. 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, a hero, is back at the FBI
Saturday night fever by H. B Gilmour( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 19-year-old who won first prize in a disco contest thinks there must be more to life than disco dancing, working in a paint store, and living with his family
La fièvre du samedi soir by John Badham( Visual )

17 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein 19jähriger Verkäufer aus Brooklyn sucht in seiner Clique und als Tänzer in Diskotheken Selbstbestätigung, ehe er, durch einen Unfall aufgerüttelt, dieses Milieu hinter sich läßt und "ins viel bessere Leben", nämlich nach Manhattan, geht. (Lexikon des Internationalen Films)
Saturday night fever by Norman Wexler( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and held by 21 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.)
Fiebre del sábado noche Saturday night fever( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tras seis días de trabajo en una tienda de pinturas de Brooklyn, Tony Manero se empapa en colonia Brut, se pone una camisa de flores ajustada, pantalones de tela de gabardina y zapatos de plataforma, y se prepara una vez por semana para la "Fiebre del sábado noche". En la discoteca de moda, Tony deslumbrará a todos con lo que mejor hace: bailar. Y en la pista es el Rey
Drum( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1850's, the conflict over slavery was about to rip America in two. The brutal confrontations between black and white, master and slave, explode on a plantation outside of New Orleans. Hammond Maxwell is a slave owner (Warren Oates) who buys Drum, a male slave (Ken Norton), a prize-winning boxer. Maxwell hopes to use Drum to sire strong children that he will sell at a premium price. But Drum decides to lead a rebellion
Raw deal : a novelization by Walter Wager( Book )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying alive : a novel by Leonore Fleischer( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge danser tracht werk te vinden in New York
Action 4 pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 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
Dog day afternoon : Serpico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 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
Serpico by Peter Maas( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in English and Italian and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an officer's crusade against police corruption
La febbre del sabato sera( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in Multiple languages and English and held by 9 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
Le contrat( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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