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Gough, Michael 1916-2011

Overview
Works: 164 works in 484 publications in 5 languages and 21,194 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Children's films  Fantasy films  Superhero films  Horror films  Vampire films  Animated films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Author, Creator, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Gough
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 2,543 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 )

19 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,827 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 )

15 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Batman and Robin have teamed up with Batgirl, and now they must fight Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy before they freeze Gotham City
The Age of Innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,545 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
To the lighthouse by Virginia Woolf( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 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 512 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
The cherry orchard by Michael Cacoyannis( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 499 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
Top secret! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 468 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
Caravaggio by Derek Jarman( Visual )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 462 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
Dracula by Tod Browning( Visual )

18 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 as 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
Wittgenstein by Derek Jarman( Visual )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A surreal and fanciful biography of the Viennese philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, who strove to define and teach insights on communication and the powers and limits of language
The shell seekers by John Pielmeier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 400 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
Sleepy Hollow by Tim Burton( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and French and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York magistrate orders Ichabod Crane to travel to the small town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate two murders. Crane is determined to apprehend the murderous Headless Horseman and prove him to be a flesh-and-blood mortal
The small back room by Michael Powell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 355 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 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 232 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
The silent world of Nicholas Quinn( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Episode 1 of the series, Inspector Morse, who never quite finds romance, thinks that at last things will turn out differently. He meets the beautiful Anne Stavely, but it is a love not destined to be when Anne is found hanging from a beam under mysterious circumstances. Morse suspects murder and sets out to discover the truth with the help of Sergeant Lewis
The Hammer horror series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brides of Dracula: "Marianne is traveling to Eastern Europe from Paris for a teaching post. She gets stranded at an inn after her stagecoach mysteriously leaves her. She is persuaded to stay at Baroness Meinster's chateau. During her stay Marianne meets the Baroness's son who is chained to a wall. Feeling bad for the son, Marianne frees him, only to discover that he is a vampire. Luckily for her, Dr. Van Helsing is on his way to rescue Marianne and destroy the vampire."
Richard III( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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The Age of Innocence
Alternative Names
Maykl Qof

Michael Gough acteur britannique

Michael Gough aktor brytyjski

Michael Gough attore britannico

Michael Gough britischer Schauspieler

Michael Gough Brits acteur (1916-2011)

Michael Gough English actor

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Майкл Гоф

Майкъл Гоф

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מייקל גוף שחקן אנגלי

مايكل غوف

مايكل غوف ممثل إنجليزي

مایکل قاف

مایکل گاف

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マイケル・ガフ

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[Batman] foreverBatman & RobinThe Age of InnocenceTo the lighthouseThe dresserSleepy HollowThe small back roomThe Hammer horror series