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Wexler, Norman

Works: 80 works in 388 publications in 6 languages and 5,427 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Police films  Dance films  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos 
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 )

96 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,436 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
Serpico by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

56 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,436 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 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A shocking look at plantation life in the Deep South. Mede is a slave whose master, Hammond Maxwell, intends on keeping him as a prizefighter. As Maxwell focuses his attention on his wenches and Mede's brutal training, his neglected wife turns her passions towards Mede himself."
Staying alive by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest chance yet-- making it as a dancer on the Broadway stage
Joe by David Gordon Green( Visual )

8 editions published between 1970 and 2002 in English and held by 238 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 )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 81 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raw deal by John Irvin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dismissed some time ago from the FBI, Mark Kaminsky is contacted by his old boss, Shannon, whose son has been murdered. Determined to find the assassin, Shannon needs Kaminsky's help and offers to re-instate him if he is successful. Kaminsky assumes a new identity and moves to Chicago where he ingratiates himself with the underworld. To be successful, it is vital he is accepted by the gangsters
Drum by Louise Nevelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 44 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 31 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.)
Dog day afternoon : Serpico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 26 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. Based on the book by Peter Maas
Joe( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of how an average "Joe" becomes a murderer. A friendship grows between a wealthy executive and a blue-collar welder due to their common fear and frustration with the "liberals" and "hippies" who are ruining the country
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
Action 4 pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 18 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
Raw deal : a novelization by Walter Wager( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 17 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 15 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
Fiebre del sábado noche = Saturday night fever by John Badham( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 14 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
John Travolta : greatest moves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four motion pictures starring John Travolta
Serpico by Peter Maas( Book )

7 editions published in 1973 in English and Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an officer's crusade against police corruption
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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 guionista estadounidense

Norman Wexler guionista estatunidenc

Norman Wexler scenarist american

Norman Wexler scénariste américain

Norman Wexler US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

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