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Bernstein, Elmer

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The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

69 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To escape the edict that condemned all first-born Hebrew males by Egypt's Pharoah, Rameses I, the infant Moses is set adrift on the Nile in a reed basket. Saved by the pharaoh's daughter Bithiah, he is adopted by her and brought up in the court of her brother, Pharaoh Seti. Moses gains Seti's favor and the love of the throne princess Nefertiri. He also gains the hatred of Seti's son, Rameses. When his Hebrew heritage is revealed, Moses is cast out of Egypt, and makes his way across the desert where he marries, has a son and is commanded by God to return to Egypt to free the Hebrews from slavery. In Egypt, Moses's fiercest enemy proves to be not Rameses, but someone near to him
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

95 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village
True Grit by Joel Coen( Visual )

42 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn helps a headstrong young girl find the man who murdered her father in Native American territory and fled with the family savings. When Rooster's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly. The situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

49 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond-- a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters!
The Great Escape by Paul Brickhill( Visual )

68 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. The campus's only other frat house is full of white, anglo-saxon, rich young men that no one can stand except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of their fraternity to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade
My Left Foot The Story of Christy Brown by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

48 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

43 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a spoof of disaster films, an airplane is out of control and the crew struggles to save it. Worst of all, they are out of coffee
Trading places by John Landis( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all
Sweet Smell of Success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

24 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
The sons of Katie Elder by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

46 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The day that Katie Elder is buried, her four sons return home to Clearwater, Texas, to pay their last respects. It is a he-man story, as well as, a drama of the maternal influence of Katie Elder, her sacrifice, love and incredible valor. The hopes and aspirations for her sons are movingly communicated from beginning to conclusion
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama which portrays the conflicts of a Texas ranch family in which a cynical uncle and a venerable grandfather vie for the respect and admiration of a naive seventeen-year-old boy
Cape Fear by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

29 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Cady is released from prison fourteen years after his sentence and seeks out his lawyer, Sam Bowden, who, during the trial, denied Cady his sixth amendment rights and let him go to jail; and after Cady discovers Bowden's family, including his fifteen-year-old daughter Danielle, Sam Bowden resorts to questionable and extreme measures to ensure his family's safety
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devil in a blue dress: "Washington stars as Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins, a decorated war hero who returns home to the segregation of post-war America. Forced to accept an under-the-table job finding a missing socialite, Easy is caught between the white power elite and the vibrant black community of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows." -- Back of container
The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way
An American werewolf in London by John Landis( Visual )

41 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two American students are on a walking tour of England. As they trudge on to the next town, suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl and the two are attacked by a werewolf. One is killed, the other is mauled. The werewolf is killed, but reverts to its human form, and the townspeople are able to deny its existence. The surviving student begins to have nightmares of hunting on 4 feet at first, but then finds that his friend and other recent victims appear to him, demanding that he find a way to die to release them from their curse, being trapped between worlds because of their unnatural death
Thoroughly modern Millie by Jeanine Tesori( Visual )

13 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Thoroughly modern Millie' is the story of an innocent country girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon, befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy, fights off white slaver Mrs. Meers and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy. In the end it takes a rich and nutty jazz baby like Muzzy to unravel all these complications, give a great party, and match up lovers
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee's model for Maycomb, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is celebrated as a tribute to Southern life. This hard-edged program juxtaposes white and black experiences in the racially segregated South of the 1930s-1960s to deepen the understanding of the novel's portrayal of racial tension and tolerated judicial bias"--Container
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Bernstein, E. (Elmer)

Bernstein, Elmer, 1922-2004

E. Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein Amerikaans componist (1922-2004)

Elmer Bernstein amerykański kompozytor

Elmer Bernstein compositeur américain

Elmer Bernstein compositore statunitense

Elmer Bernstein US-amerikanischer Filmmusik-Komponist

Elmer Berstein

Elmer Burnstein

Елмер Бернстайн

Елмър Бърнстийн

Элмер Бернстайн

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True GritThe Age of InnocenceFar from HeavenGhostbustersNational Lampoon's Animal houseAirplane!Sweet Smell of SuccessThe sons of Katie Elder