Most widely held works by Paul Mayersberg
The man who fell to Earth ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 516 libraries worldwide
An alien, on a mission to obtain water, becomes the head of a large corporation. Ultimately he is overwhelmed by American capitalism and a relationship with a women. Includes director Roeg's full uncut version.
Croupier ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 434 libraries worldwide
London's gambling world is the setting where aspiring writer Jack Manfred, suffering from writer's block, takes a job as a croupier to support his art. Knowing the dangers of the cards, Jack is adamant about remaining a professional outsider, but the temptations of the game inevitably swallow him deeper than he could have ever anticipated.
Hollywood, the haunted house by Paul Mayersberg ( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in English and Spanish and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Homme fatale by Paul Mayersberg ( Book )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 340 libraries worldwide
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
In a Japanese prison camp on Java in 1942, two British officers, John Lawrence and Jack Celliers, encounter camp commander Yonoi and his sergeant Hara. Things had been going pretty well, until charismatic, rebellious Celliers arrived. Yonoi is a devotee of the samurai ideal; neither he nor Hara can understand the stoic way in which the British prisoners accept their situation of defeat. Lawrence speaks Japanese, and ceaselessly tries to mediate between the prisoners and their overseers, translating both the words the values of the two races. Celliers attitude, however, is more comprehensible to Yonoi. He and Celliers arrive at a sort of détente, based on an admiration for the other, but this eventually turns into a contest of wills as the camp's carefully nurtured equilibrium is destroyed.
The man who fell to earth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
An alien being comes to Earth to colonize its water riches but instead becomes head of a large corporation and is gradually destroyed by the pleasures, the technology and the richness of life on earth.
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 140 libraries worldwide
British army officer Jack Celliers is sentenced to a Japanese P.O.W. camp in Java where he engages in a private war of wills with the camp's commander and a belligerent sergeant. Despite the gruesome setting, Celliers and his fellow prisoner John Lawrence come to understand and respect the special Japanese code of honor.
Eureka ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 83 libraries worldwide
In the Canadian wilderness, Jack McCann breaks through the snow to an underground cavern and becomes the world's richest man. Twenty years later Jack is living like a king in his own Caribbean island but his dream becomes a nightmare when his daughter marries a gigolo, his wife becomes a drunk and his lawyer becomes a gangster who will stop at nothing to get money to build a casino.
Violent silence by Paul Mayersberg ( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Croupier by Paul Mayersberg ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Nightfall ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
In a far-off galaxy, the three suns of a primitive planet are setting. Scientists in this world of perpetual light call the new phenomenon Nightfall. But followers of a powerful cult have another name for it: Doomsday. And their fear-choked hysteria threatens to sweep the land.
Furyo en nome da honra = Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Colonel Lawrence is an astute observer of the cultural codes of his captors and even forms a friendship of sorts with one Japanese officer (Takeshi). He is also witness to the strange dynamics between new camp commandant Yoni (Ryuichi Sakamoto) and a new prisoner, Jack Celliers (David Bowie) with whom Lawrence served in Libya. Yoni is fascinated by Celliers and plans to make him the prisoners' CO, replacing Hicksley Ellis (Jack Thompson).
Der Mann, der vom Himmel fiel ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in German and Undetermined and held by 11 libraries worldwide
The Disappearance ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An international hit man finds that his wife has disappeared.
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence Furyo by Nagisa Ōshima ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in Japanese and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Dans un camp de prisonniers s'entassent plusieurs centaines de soldats anglais tombés aux mains des japonais. Le responsable du camp est le capitaine Yonoi, un gradé craint et détesté par ses subalternes. Intransigeant, il impose à tous une discipline de fer. La tension entre les deux communautés s'accentue avec l'arrivée d'un nouveau prisonnier, le major Jack Celliers qui refuse de se soumettre. Commence alors un jeu d'opposition et d'attirance. Une histoire d'amour et d'interdit...L'affrontement de deux mondes, deux cultures, deux hommes... Un film de guerre pas comme les autres.
Furyo by Nagisa Oshima ( Book )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Der Mann, der vom Himmel fiel The man who fell to earth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Furyo ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 3 libraries worldwide
1941. Cuando un indomable oficial británico llega prisionero a un campo de concentración japonés en la isla de Java, la estabilidad del campo se rompe por completo. Sólo un coronel inglés, amante de la cultura japonesa y conocedor de su idioma, será el único vínculo entre los prisioneros británicos y los comandantes japoneses.
Bedrohliches Schweigen Roman by Paul Mayersberg ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in German and held by 3 libraries worldwide
El regreso del río Kwai Return from the river Kwai ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Cuando Estados Unidos bombardeó los puentes sobre el río Kwai, el ejército japonés ordenó una retirada de los prisioneros, trasladando a los supervivientes a Japón para cubrir las bajas de sus soldados. Basada en hechos reales, narra la aventura de ese grupo de prisioneros.
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