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Zinnemann, Fred 1907-1997

Works: 351 works in 1,246 publications in 12 languages and 23,689 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  War films  Historical films  Religious films  Interviews  Anecdotes  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Producer, Commentator, Performer, dir, Film editor, Photographer, Editor, Adapter, Interviewee, Dedicatee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
87 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 3,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! by Richard Rodgers ( Visual )
91 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A cowboy wins his girl despite the intervention of a sinster hired hand
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
102 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 2,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
High noon by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
145 editions published between 1952 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A retired marshal's wedding is interrupted when he learns a killer he had sent to jail will return to town on the noon train to seek revenge. The townspeople refuse to help him, so he is forced to take up his badge and guns again, alienating his new bride, a Quaker who is opposed to violence
High noon ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the classic tale of a lawman who stands alone to defend a town of cowardly citizens against a gang of revenge-seeking criminals. In the greatest showdown in the history of cinema, the lawman stands to lose not only the town but his new wife
The day of the jackal by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a cold, suave British assassin hired by the French OAS to kill General Charles de Gaulle. Nameless and faceless, the killer, known by the code name of Jackal, relentlessly moves toward the date with death that would rock the world. The tension mounts as the methodical preparations of the Jackal are paralleled with the efforts of the police to uncover the plot, which gives the story non-stop, edge-of-your-seat suspense
The nun's story by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Audrey Hepburn portrays a nun whose life journey takes her from the staff of a mental asylum to a surgical nurse in the Belgian Congo. She returns to Belgium as WWII breaks out and is torn between the needs of the Resistance and the church's neutrality
Julia by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born to great wealth, the fiercely independent Julia devotes her life to political causes, fighting fascism in the 1930's. While traveling in Europe, playwright Lillian Hellman, a friend of Julia's, is swept into a dangerous world, smuggling money across hostile borders
The sundowners by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A married couple in Australia find themselves at odds when the wife wants to settle down on a farm of their own, but the husband finds settling down more than his untethered spirit can bear
The member of the wedding by Prod Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1953 and 2008 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 12-year-old girl learns something about life when her sister gets married and a young boy dies
The men by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1950 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A war veteran paralyzed in combat returns home and finds he will never walk again, bitterly refusing to see his fiancé. She must force him to confront reality and break his physical and emotional confinement. When feeling starts to return to his legs, it could be his last hope, or final downfall
Act of violence Mystery street by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Act of violence (1948): Ex-World War II pilot Frank Enley is a respected contractor and family man. Then his troubled, gimp-legged bombardier shows up with a gun and a score to settle. Perhaps neither man is what he seems to be
Behold a pale horse ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Spanish guerrilla goes into exile at the end of the Civil War. Twenty years later he is persuaded to return and kill a brutal police chief
Strand under the dark cloth ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overview of the life and career of photographer Paul Strand. Features Strand's most famous photographs, clips from his films, and interviews with his wife, friends, and collaborators
The search ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In post-World War II Germany, a small boy who survivied Auschwitz wanders alone -- feral, mute and terrified. He finds a makeshift home with a big-hearted GI, while the mother he does not remember searches desperately for him. Starring a then-unknown Montgomery Clift in his movie debut, directed in a near-documentary style by Fred Zinnemann and filmed in the ragged, rubble-strewn skeleton of Nuremberg, The Search vividly captures the horrifying human cost of war. This milestone of filmmaking won two 1948 Academy Awards: Best Motion Picture Story and a special award to Ivan Jandl for his haunting performance as the lost child."--Container
The Seventh cross by Fred Zinnemann ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seven men escape from a Nazi concentration camp and are pursued by the Gestapo
George Stevens a filmmaker's journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A film biography of a movie director usually includes conventional genre trappings, like clips of great scenes and memories of old colleagues, as indeed this film does. Mainly, this is an engrossing tour through the George Stevens career that provides a greater understanding of his background, talent, creative preoccupations, and especially the experiences in World War II that irrevocably changed his approach to film making. As head of the Special Coverage unit documenting the war on film, Stevens took the only known color footage of the ground war in Europe, including the liberation of Paris and the horrors of Dachau. If his movies hold a mirror up to America, it is because his personal principles paralleled the highest aspirations of this country. In his films, Stevens offered as much insight on American life and character as he could muster
The Rodgers & Hammerstein collection ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sound of music: A young woman named Maria is uncertain about her decision to enter a religious order. While deciding what to do, she becomes the governess of the seven Von Trapp children who live with their widowed father, a former captain of the Austrian navy
Stanley Kramer film collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eyes in the night ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blind detective McLain investigates the murder of Miss Lawry's boyfriend with the aid of his seeing-eye dog. The only clue is the odor of violets in the room. From this clue McLain builds a case against Nazi spies headed by someone close to Miss Lawry
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Zinneman, Fred, 1907-1997
ジンネマン, フレッド
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