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Gough, Michael 1916-2011

Overview
Works: 171 works in 517 publications in 6 languages and 21,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Superhero films  Horror films  Juvenile works  Fantasy films  Children's films  Vampire films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Gough
Batman by Tim Burton( Visual )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 4,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gotham City faces two monstrous criminal menaces: the bizarre, sinister Penguin and the slinky, mysterious Catwoman. Can Batman battle two formidable foes at once?
Alice in Wonderland by Florida Friebus( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 2,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice Kingsleigh is a young woman at a crossroads. Not knowing what she wants from life, she is being pushed, pulled, strong-armed, and confused into doing what everyone expects of her. A marriage proposal in front of friends and family pushes Alice over the edge and down the rabbit hole into a place she hasn't visited since her father died 10 years before. Only problem is, she's now a very different person, has no memories of Underland, and is somehow still expected to be someone she's not. How can she argue with something that's mapped out in full visual splendor in the prophetic Oraculum? With the help of The Mad Hatter, The White Queen, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Absolom, The Cheshire Cat, and the Bandersnatch, can Alice unlock the mystery of her past and light a path to her future?
[Batman] forever by Joel Schumacher( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DA Harvey Dent is hideously scarred down one side, by an acid attack. The result is 2 personalities and 2 faces. Ideal qualifications for a politician you might think, but Two-face's only policy is vengeance on Batman. He teams up with Edward Nygma, a technical wizard who invents a brain-sucking TV and adopts the alto-ego of The Riddler. MEANWHILE ... in the circus, Dick Grayson witnesses his acrobat family plummet earthwards and get a taste for sawdust. Two-face is to blame but Dick trades his anger for a rubber suit and becomes Robin. Two bad guys, two good guys and 8 personas
Batman & Robin by Joel Schumacher( Visual )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman, Robin, and Batgirl protect Gotham City against Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in English and held by 1,525 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
Richard III by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power
To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a wave casually laps onto the Cornwall beach, the Ramsay family and friends settle in for an enjoyable warm Edwardian summer. Presided over by the gentle power and irresistible charisma of their mother, their story evolves with the textures, romance and conflicting dreams that draw a family together and simultaneously pull it apart
The dresser by Peter Yates( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Harwood's play about an aging English actor/manager, his dresser, and their theatre company touring England during WWII. Both the leader of the company and his dresser are essential to each other. However, the devoted dresser struggles to support the unreasonable demands of the tyrannical head of the company, during the London blitz
Top secret! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and French and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second of Zucker-Abraham-Zucker's theatrical-feature spoofs (Airplane was the first, discounting the patchwork Kentucky Fried Movie), Top Secret! lampoons practically every film genre. Specifically, however, this is a hybrid of an "Elvis" movie and a World War II "underground resistance" thriller. In his film debut, Val Kilmer plays Nick Rivers, a Presley-like American rock idol sent behind the Iron Curtain on a goodwill tour. Before long, he is involved in a complex espionage scheme thanks to beautiful Lucy Gutteridge, the daughter of a scientist (Michael Gough) held captive by the Communists. Also essential to the action is flamboyant resistance leader Christopher Villiers, who behaves like Victor Mature in Betrayed (1954) and talks like James Mason. Adhering to Z-A-Z's cheerful disregard for people, places and events, the East Germans are depicted as Nazis, while the Underground is comprised of Frenchmen. The plot is mainly an excuse for the Z-A-Z team's fondness for joke-a-minute lampoonery, skewering cinematic targets ranging from The Blue Lagoon (1980) to The Wizard of Oz (1939). As in Z-A-Z's other efforts, Top Secret! scores its biggest yocks when invoking cliches that we never realized were cliches-and falls on its face whenever attempting a too-obvious gag (the biggest clinker: that pigeon statue in the park). Everyone has his or her favorite bits in this film: our faves include the resistance fighter named Deja Vu ("Haven't we met somewhere before "), Kilmer's horrible nightmare while being tortured (he arrives too late to take final exams), the army-booted cow, the sensitive Pinto, and the East German National Anthem, sung to the tune of the Shorewood (Wisconsin) High School marching song. But let's say no more: comedy of this nature is designed to be seen, not written or read about
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Madame Ranevskaya returns to her decaying estate in pre-Revolutionary Russia after an exile in Paris. The estate and its beloved cherry orchard are threatened by Ranevskaya's financial problems, and no one seems able to do anything about it
The man in the white suit by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric chemist invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out, or gets dirty, but when mill owners and workers realize this miracle fiber will destroy their industry, he becomes the most hunted man in the nation
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Harker travels to Count Dracula's castle to act his librarian. Harker--actually there to try to kill Dracula--is first attacked by Dracula's female companion, then killed by the Count himself. Harker's friend, Dr Van Helsing, arrives to investigate his disappearance and swears to track the vampire down and to kill him by whatever means necessary. Voyaging to London, Dracula pursues Harker's fiancée Lucy and her sister Mina. Mina's husband Arthur Holmwood tries to assist Van Helsing, who doggedly stalks the vampire in hopes of defeating him
Batman returns by Tim Burton( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman must face the Penguin and Catwoman in this nightmarish tale
The shell seekers by John Pielmeier( Visual )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled British widow searches for a meaning to her life. 63-year-old Penelope Keeling, daughter of an artist, lives alone and fairly comfortably in England's Cotswold countryside. But at the outset of the film, Penelope suffers a heart attack. That brush with death moves her to reflect on her often embattled relationships with her three adult children, whose own quests for happiness have not been especially fulfilling. Confused and insecure, Penelope embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery, frequently reflecting back on the memorable years that shaped her character during World War II
Caravaggio by Derek Jarman( Visual )

18 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jarman's gorgeously sensual re-imagining of the volatile life of the 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his rampant flirtations with the underworld
Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this version of Washington Irving's classic tale, Ichabod Crane is an eccentric investigator sent to Sleepy Hollow to probe a series of murders allegedly committed by a headless horseman
The small back room( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the professional and personal travails of a troubled, alcoholic research scientist and military bomb-disposal expert who, while struggling through a relationship with his girlfriend, is hired by the government to advise on a German weapon
Batman collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All Batman favorites on two discs
Pat the bunny playdates( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offer caregivers and children ideas for fun, interactive play that enhances a child's social and mental development and includes original, inspirational music and songs
Wittgenstein by Derek Jarman( Visual )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visually stunning and profoundly entertaining portrait of the irreverant 20th-century philosopher who preferred detective fiction and Carmen Miranda musicals to Aristotle
 
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Michael Gough Brits acteur (1916-2011)

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Michael Gough English actor

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