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Turkel, Joe 1927-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 55 publications in 1 language and 6,058 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Naval history  Fiction  Horror films  Dystopian films  Science fiction films  Film and video adaptations  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joe Turkel
The shining by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer and his family are snowbound in a hotel and are haunted by either the hotel itself or the writer's dementia
Paths of glory by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion
Blade runner by Ridley Scott ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What does it mean to be human?" In Los Angeles, November 2019, it means depressed, alcoholic, hard-boiled cop Rick Deckard is hunting Replicants. Again. A group of Replicant escapees from off world is leaving bodies in their wake. Lethally cool ex-soldier Roy Batty leads the group of dim, brutal Leon, sexy Zhora, and gymnastic Pris, which is why they are so dangerous. On Earth illegally, Roy and Pris are in love, and desperate to find a way to circumvent their built-in four-year termination date. Deckard's job--to find them and 'retire' them--is complicated by the results of his inquiries with their creator at the Tyrell Corporation. There Deckard meets a young woman named Rachael who may be a replicant--and his next target
The killing by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Killer's kiss: Prize-fighter Davy Gordon intervenes when private dancer Gloria Price is being attacked by her employer and lover Vincent Raphello. This brings the two together and they get involved with each other, which displeases Raphello
Stanley Kubrick's The shining ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Torrance is a writer who, along with his family, comes to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel. He is the off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before, but maybe he has. The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder
Mystery science theater 3000 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A soon-to-be married pianist is haunted by his jealous mistress after he fails to save her from falling to her death
Ghost killers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tormented: A man lets a former flame fall to her death rather than let her interfere with his new relationship, but her ghost returns to disrupt his impending nuptials
The public defender ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bart Matthews takes on clients that cannot afford expensive legal counsel. Young or old, innocent or guilty, the law comes first to the stoic and driven public defender ... The ring: Matthews enters the strange, dark world of carnival sideshows when an exotic carny worker is charged with grand theft. Operation please: Law enforcement agencies from the U.S. and Mexico join forces after the public defenders' office uncovers a car theft ring that is connected to drug trafficking. Love and conscience: A lovesick truck driver is wrongly implicated in a hijacking. Feeling sympathy for him, Matthews does all he can to prove the man's innocence. In the line of duty: Public defender Holt must defend a boy who stands accused of assaulting Holt's longtime friend and mentor."--Container
The gun Brief affair ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The gun, a police detective returns home to his family one morning only to have his meal interrupted by a constant stream of people. Afterwards, he finds that his gun is missing. In a panic that slowly turns into paranoia, he realizes that each of the visitors had said something that makes them a suspect. In Brief affair, a man tells his wife he wants a divorce so he can marry another woman. His wife strikes a deal: if he stays away from the woman for three months, and he still wants a divorce, she will grant it
Triple feature Stanley Kubrick's 2001: a space odyssey : Stanley Kubrick's A clockwork orange : Stanley Kubrick's The shining ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Beast of Budapest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Set during the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, this is a love story between a young communist woman and the son of a prominent professor who sees the reality of communism and fights it. Because of their political differences, the young couple can never be together
The Sand Pebbles by Robert Wise ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A U.S. gunboat cruises China's Yangtze River in 1926, witnessing the awakening of a bloody revolution
Tormented ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Just prior to marrying another women, a man pushes his mistress from a lighthouse tower, killing her. The tables are turned when her ghost returnes to haunt him-driving him insane
Rare TV detectives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
El resplandor The shining ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Jack Torrance se traslada, junto a su mujer y a su hijo, al impresionante hotel Overlook, en Colorado, para encargarse del mantenimiento del mismo durante la temporada invernal, en la que permanece cerrado y aislado por la nieve. Su idea es escribir su novela al tiempo que cuida de las instalaciones durante esos largos y soliarios meses de invierno, pero desde su llegada al hotel, Jack comienza a padecer inquietantes transtornos de personalidad, al mismo tiempo que en el lugar comienzan a suceder diversos fenómenos paranormales
Wege zum Ruhm ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The desolation, cynicism, and futility of war are embodied in this film based on a novel that took as its subject a real incident from World War I. Three innocent French soldiers are tried and convicted of cowardice, after their battalion fails to take a heavily fortified German position. Colonel Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, attempts to defend the men, who were chosen by a random drawing of lots. The General Staff, comfortable and safe behind the lines, demands they be executed to inspire the troops remaining in the trenches. Critical of the military hierarchy, and the class divisions that inspire the antipathy of common soldiers for the officer class, the film is renowned for its depiction of the callous treatment of the condemned men, taking their lives in so arbitrary a fashion
Blade runner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Here come the jets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"James Logan, a hard-drinking, disheartened ex-pilot, pawns his Distinguished Service Medal to raise money for his next drink. At a cheap nightclub, Jim drunkenly boasts of his heroism as a pilot during the Korean War, an illustrious career that was shattered after his plane was shot down and both his legs broken. When Jim accuses the bartender of cheating him, a fight ensues and Jim is jailed for disorderly conduct. The arrest of a war hero makes the headlines, attracting the attention of Ted Wallack, a pilot who flew with Jim in Korea. Ted, now head of the test pilot program at the Harrison Air Craft Company, offers Jim a job testing the company's jets that are being designed for commercial use. Given the choice of spending thirty days in jail or going to work, Jim accepts Ted's offer. At the Harrison plant, Ted introduces Jim to Randall, the gruff, no-nonsense head of engineering who chastises Jim for his inability to cope with having been a war hero. After introductions at the factory, Ted secures Jim a room at the boarding house owned by Jean Carter, an earthy divorcée with whom Ted is romantically involved. That night, Jim goes to a restaurant and orders a double bourbon. While crumpling up his pawn ticket, Jim accidentally knocks his drink over, splashing the woman seated at the next table. When the woman jokes that Jim spilled his drink as a ruse to pick her up, Jim angrily leaves. The next day, Ted introduces Jim to Joyce Matthews, the head of the plant's medical department, who is to administer a battery of physical and psychological exams to Jim. Much to his embarrassment, Jim recognizes Joyce as the woman from the restaurant. As the plane nears completion, Jim is placed in a flight simulator to test his ability to pilot a passenger jet. When he becomes panicked by the high-pitched screech of the jet engines, Jim decides to quit. After Joyce chides him for allowing his failure in Korea to 'blackmail him into skid row,' Jim replies that he has lost both his courage and his reflexes. That night, Jim has a nightmare about being in combat. Thrashing about in terror, Jim knocks a bottle of liquor off the nightstand and then awakens, sobbing. The next day at the plant, Randall refuses to accept Jim's resignation, then assigns him to be Ted's test pilot. As Jim scrutinizes a model of the jet suspended in the wind tunnel, Joyce enters and welcomes him back. Just then, a technician switches on the engines, sending a blast of air churning through the tunnel. Jim grabs Joyce to steady her, and as they careen against the walls, they kiss. Later, over dinner, Jim admits that during the turmoil in the tunnel, he called out to Joyce that he needs and wants her. Soon after, Burton, the head of the company, tells Randall that Jim is too controversial and too big a risk to be appointed test pilot, but Randall stands by his decision. That night, as Joyce and Jim prepare to meet Ted and Jean for dinner, Joyce returns Jim's medal to him. At the restaurant, a surprised Jim is greeted by 'Logan's Loonies,' his old squadron from the war, who have come to a surprise party held in his honor. Throughout the evening, Steve Hanley, one of the squad, glares a Jim. Later, outside the restaurant, Steve climbs into his auto, challenges Jim to a game of 'chicken,' then smashes into Jim's car, crashing it into a tree. When Steve taunts Jim about 'ditching the fight' in Korea, a brawl ensues. After Ted pulls Jim and Steve apart, Jim declares that he wants to be left alone and leaves. On the day of the big test, Joyce, worried about Jim, monitors the activities from a mobile unit. Despite Burton's objections, Randall insists on participating in the flight. Once the aircraft reaches cruising altitude, Randall orders Jim to take the controls from Ted. After voicing complete faith in Jim, Randall explains that Jim's squadron saved his son's life in Korea. Randall continues that he feels honor bound to repay the debt by restoring Jim's confidence. Encouraged by Randall's speech, Jim confidently takes the controls and safely lands the plane"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
Blade runner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.' Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 6 "skin jobs," the slang for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future
The gun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A police detective returns home to his family one morning only to have his meal interrupted by a constant stream of people. Afterwards, he finds that his gun is missing. In a panic that slowly turns into paranoia, he realizes that each of the visitors had something that makes them a suspect
 
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Alternative Names
Turkel, Joseph, 1927-
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