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Wexler, Norman

Works: 75 works in 276 publications in 9 languages and 4,494 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Police films  Biographical films  Dance films  Biography  Fiction  Film noir  Crime films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Producer
Classifications: HV7911.S4, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Norman Wexler
Saturday night fever by Paramount (Calif.)( Visual )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tony is a young man living in Brooklyn. The highlight of his week is going to the local disco, where he is the king of the dancefloor. At the disco, Tony meets Stephanie and they agree to dance together in a competition. Stephanie resists Tony's attempts to romance her, as she aspires to greater things. Her goal is to move across the river to Manhattan. 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 )

47 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,379 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
Staying alive by Sylvester Stallone( Visual )

29 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 400 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
Mandingo by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 257 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
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 )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and German and held by 55 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
Drum( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 34 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 )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 28 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
Dog day afternoon : Serpico( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 20 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
Raw deal : a novelization by Walter Wager( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and Italian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staying alive : a novel by Leonore Fleischer( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in 4 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een jonge danser tracht werk te vinden in New York
Saturday night fever : screenplay by Norman Wexler( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 17 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.)
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
Serpico by Peter Maas( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of an officer's crusade against police corruption
La febbre del sabato sera by John Travolta( 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

Serpico( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in French and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saturday Night Fever( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 2002 in English and German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Travolta gives a sensual and intelligent performance as the troubled Tony Manero - Brooklyn paint store clerk by day and undisputed king of the dance floor by night ... But in the darkness, away from the strobe lights and glitter ball, is a tragic story of disillusionment, violence and heartbreak." [box cover note]
Vročica sobotne noči by H. B Gilmour( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in Slovenian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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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

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