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Wexler, Norman

Overview
Works: 100 works in 297 publications in 6 languages and 4,619 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Police films  Biographical films  Dance films  Historical films  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Other, Producer, Bibliographic antecedent
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 )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,710 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 )

50 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Detective Frank Serpico exposes the corruption he witnesses while working undercover
Mandingo by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

13 editions published between 1975 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 332 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 Nicolas Cage( Visual )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 260 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
Saturday night fever : Staying alive( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 75 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raw deal by John Irvin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 51 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 )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 36 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 28 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 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog day afternoon: The story of a botched bank robbery that occurred August 22, 1972 in Brooklyn, New York and turned into a bizarre hostage situation lasting all day. The lead robber wishes to obtain funding for a sex-change operation for his gay lover
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

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 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 movies( 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
Fiebre del sábado noche Saturday night fever( Visual )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un joven se convierte en el alma de las discotecas de su barrio una vez por semana tras 6 días de trabajo en una perfumería de Brooklyn
 
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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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