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Langella, Frank

Works: 300 works in 1,200 publications in 9 languages and 40,448 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  History  Animated films  Superhero films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, vac, Author, Interviewee, Recipient, Composer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank Langella
Good Night, and Good Luck by George Clooney( Visual )

38 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes place in the 1950's America, during the early days of broadcast journalism. It chronicles the real-life conflict between television newsman Edward R. Murrow and Senator Joseph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee. With a desire to report the facts and enlighten the public, Murrow, and his dedicated staff - headed by his producer Fred Friendly and Joe Wershba in the CBS newsroom - defy corporate and sponsorship pressures to examine the lies and scaremongering tactics perpetrated by McCarthy during his communist 'witch-hunts'. A very public feud develops when the Senator responds by accusing the anchor of being a communist. In this climate of fear and reprisal, the CBS crew carries on and their tenacity will prove historic and monumental
Frost/Nixon by Ron Howard( Visual )

51 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Nixon is the disgraced president with a legacy to save. David Frost is a jet-setting television personality with a name to make. This is the legendary battle between the two men and the historic encounter that changed both their lives. For three years after resigning from office, Nixon remained silent. But in the summer of 1977, the steely, cunning former commander-in-chief agreed to sit for one all-inclusive interview to confront the questions of his time in office and the Watergate scandal that ended his presidency. Everyone is surprised that Nixon would select Frost as his televised confessor, intending to easily outfox the breezy British showman and secure a place in the hearts and minds of Americans (as well as a $600,000 fee). Likewise, Frost's team harbors doubts that their boss will be able to hold his own. But as cameras roll, a charged battle of wits results
The tale of Despereaux by Gary Ross( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time in the far away kingdom of Dor lived a brave and virtuous mouse with comically oversized ears who dreamt of becoming a knight. Banished from his home for having such lofty ambitions, Despereaux sets off on an amazing adventure with his good-hearted rat friend Roscuro. The two go on a very noble quest to rescue an endangered princess and save an entire kingdom from darkness
Wall Street : money never sleeps by Oliver Stone( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wall Street: money never sleeps: Following a lengthy prison term, Gordon Gekko finds himself on the outside looking in at a world he once commanded. Hoping to repair his relationship with his daughter, Winnie, Gekko forges an alliance with her fiancé, Jake. But Winnie and Jake learn the hard way that Gekko is still a master manipulator who will stop at nothing to reclaim his rightful place at the top of Wall Street. (2010)
Unknown by Liam Neeson( Visual )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Harris plunges into a deadly mystery, forcing him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth
Draft day by Mingliang Cai( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the NFL draft, general manager Sonny Weaver, Jr. has the opportunity to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick"--Container
Superman Returns by Bryan Singer( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents strongly cautioned, some intense action violence
Robot & Frank by Jake Schreier( Visual )

26 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion
The box by Richard Kelly( Visual )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Norma and Arthur Lewis are a suburban couple with a young child. After Arthur loses his job, they receive a simple wooden box as a gift, which bears fatal and irrevocable consequences. Arlington Steward is a mysterious stranger who delivers the message that the box promises to bestow upon its owner $1 million with the press of a button. But, by pressing this button it will simultaneously cause the death of another person somewhere in the world, someone they don't know. With 24 hours to decide, Norma and Arthur find themselves in the cross-hairs of a startling moral dilemma and must face the true nature of their humanity
The ninth gate by Roman Polanski( Visual )

72 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare book dealer is hired to locate the remaining copies of a demonic manuscript that can summon the devil
Dave by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and French and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kevin Kline stars as an off-the-wall, temporary replacement for the missing president. His unusual style of governing and decision making tip off the opposition that something is definitely "out-of-order" in Washington
Cutthroat Island by Renny Harlin( Visual )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morgan Adams, the female captain of a pirate ship, is on a treasure hunt for millions of pounds of gold reportedly buried somewhere on Cutthroat Island. She and her uncles each hold sections of the map to the treasure. While Morgan is willing to make deals and agree to share the wealth in order to put the map together, her Uncle Dawg would rather kill everyone in his way, including his niece
Small soldiers by Joe Dante( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the Commando Elite--toy action figures with an attitude. They've escaped from their boxes along with the Gorgonites, kindhearted but unusual-looking creatures. Now teenager Alan Abernathy gets enlisted to help the Gorgonites and rescue the girl of his dreams before the whole town is turned upside down
All good things by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s ... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container
The twelve chairs by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea( Visual )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a former aristocrat who is now a Russian clerk under the new Soviet regime learns that his dying mother-in-law sewed a fortune of family jewels into one of twelve dining room chairs, he sets off across Russia to find it--with an opportunist, a priest and his former servant all in pursuit
Moses by Gianfranco De Bosio( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of reluctant leader Moses leading the Jews out of bondage in Egypt
Starting out in the evening( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Battling illness and unable to finish a novel that has taken him ten years to write, aging novelist Leonard Schiller is slipping into literary obscurity. At one time a famous author, Schiller has been all but forgotten by the readers, colleagues and critics who once praised his works. When Heather Wolfe, an ambitious graduate student, convinces Schiller that her thesis could reintroduce his writing to the world, the reclusive writer is forced to confront his past regrets
Dropped names : famous men and women as I knew them by Frank Langella( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Interspersed with his own experiences, the actor relates his encounters with many of the twentieth century's most intriguing personalities
[Scene from the Broadway play Dracula and an interview with Jane Pauley, tells how his Dracula differs from Bela Lugosi's. On the Today Show with Pauley and Tom Brokaw] by Frank Langella( Recording )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Actor Frank Langella discusses the humorous and romantic revival of the Broadway production of "Dracula" and how his performance differs from that of actor Bela Legosi. Included is a clip from the play displaying the humor of the play that contrasts with the serious tone of the 1927 production. Featured on "The Today Show"
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Frenk Lancella

Langella, Frank A., 1938-

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