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Turkel, Joe 1927-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 6,275 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Horror films  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Dystopian films  Science fiction films  Motion pictures  War films  History 
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 )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 2,062 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 )
12 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 1,907 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 )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 977 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
Blade runner by Ridley Scott( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the year 2019 in Los Angeles, replicants, genetically engineered human beings of superior strength and intelligence, have been created as labor for the planet colonies. The replicants, which have a life span of four years, start revolts and are forbidden on Earth. Four Nexus 6 replicants, which are virtually indistinguishable from humans, commandeer a space shuttle to Earth. Rick Deckard is a blade runner, a police officer who hunts down and terminates replicants. He wants to get out of the force, but he is coerced into exterminating the four replicants. His assignment is made much more difficult when he falls in love with Rachael, another replicant. Deckard eliminates the four replicants one by one, culminating in a harrowing life and death confrontation with their leader Batty
The killing by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 467 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 188 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 28 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 6 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 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Navy log ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A sailor has fallen in love with his pen pal. Following the war, he's anxious to meet her, but she refuses to see him
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
The Mystery science theater 3000 collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Horrors of Spider Island: Stranded on a mysterious island, seven chorus girls find themselves hunted by their manager, who's been turned into a werewolf by a radioactive spider
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
The Shining El Resplandor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
"Piense en el más grande e inimaginable terror. ¿Es un ser mostruoso? o ¿Una epidemia mortal? ¿Es el miedo de ser asesinado por alguién que te debiera amar y proteger, un miembro de tu propia familia? Kubrick coadaptó el libreto de la novela de Stephen King mezclando actuaciones intensas, escenarios amenazantes y tomas macabras que muestran impacto tras impacto. Jack Nicholson en el papel de su vida, ("Heeeeres Johnny¡"), interpreta a Jack Torrance, quien llega a un hotel muy elegante y aislado, el Hotel Overlook, como cuidador durante los meses en que está cerrado, junto con su esposa (Shelley Duvall) y su hijo (Danny Lloyd). ¿Torrance nunca ha estado allí, verdad? La respuesta está en el juego del tiempo torcido entre la locura y el asesinato."--Envase
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
Blade runner ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Tormented ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Just prior ro 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
 
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Turkel, Joseph 1927-
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