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Lorenz, Robert (Robert B.)

Overview
Works: 74 works in 571 publications in 8 languages and 26,158 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  War films  Historical films  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Restager , Production personnel, Instrumentalist, fmd, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Lorenz
Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

53 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Kowalski is a widower who holds onto his prejudices despite the changes in his Michigan neighborhood and the world around him. Walt is a grumpy, tough-minded, unhappy old man, who can't get along with either his kids or his neighbors. He is a Korean War veteran whose prize possession is a 1972 Gran Torino he keeps in mint condition. When his neighbor, Thao, a young Hmong teenager, is pressured by his gang member cousin to steal Walt's prize possession, Kowalski sets out to reform the youth. Drawn against his will into the life of Thao's family, Walt is soon taking steps to protect them from the gangs that infest their neighborhood
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

52 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the five Marines and one Navy corpsman that were forever immortalized as a symbol of WWII by raising the American flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. When Joe Rosenthal's photograph of the event becomes a symbol of hope for the families at home, the three surviving men are pulled from combat and sent on a tour across America to raise desperately-needed bond money. It is a trip that brings out the truths of both that symbolic act, and their lives during war. There were no cheering crowds to see Mike, Harlon, Ira, Doc, Rene and Franklin off as they departed Camp Tarawa. To maintain military secrecy they journeyed in the dead of night. Their destination was island X. That was all they knew. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, the American Marines battled to the island's highest peak. And there they raised a flag. Here is the true story behind perhaps the most famous moment in American military history -- the raising of the U.S. flag on the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945 -- and the immortal photograph that lifted the heart and spirit of a nation at war. James Bradley is the son of John "Doc" Bradley, one of the six flag raisers. In the course of writing "Flags of Our Fathers," James Bradley conducted more than 300 interviews with World War II veterans and their families."--Cover Video for American Cinema Class
Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

65 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed convict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quiet life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own
American Sniper by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

49 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 3,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield. However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world
Letters from Iwo Jima by Tadamichi Kuribayashi( Visual )

41 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it
Invictus by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1994, having been released from his long imprisonment, Nelson Mandela is elected as the first president of post-apartheid South Africa. Racial tension runs high, even in the president's offices, and especially among the members of his half black, half Afrikaner security team. As hosts of the 1995 Rugby World Cup, South Africa's low ranked national team, the Springboks, have a berth in the tournament. Mandela begins makeing public appearances supporting the team, and meets privately with captain Francois Pienaar, encouraging him to inspire his teammates to victory. The Springboks' new slogan is "One team, One nation." President Mandela is betting that if they win the Cup, it might even be a bit true
Trouble with the curve( Visual )

50 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickie, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm
Changeling by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 2,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working-class suburban Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Los Angeles police force at every turn. The police slander Christine and paint her as an unfit mother. Christine challenges the system and the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb
Hereafter by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film peers at an intriguing question--is there an afterlife?--through the lens of George, Marie, and Marcus, who are each tortured in different ways by the thought of life after death. George Lonegan is psychic. It was once his career: he was "the man who can speak to the dead," with a high-traffic website, and a popular biography. But he fled that life, unable to cope with the emotional burden of his abilities. Marie Lelay is a French TV presenter coping with the intense emotions brought on by a near death experience in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand. She's written a book on the subject, which was greeted with derision by her colleagues. Marcus and Jason live in a London council estate, covering for their mother, who's a hopeless junkie. When Jason meets a sudden and tragic end, Marcus is set hopelessly adrift, and begins obsessively researching psychics and seers who can help him contact Jason on the other side
Jersey boys by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Adapted from the 2006 Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s, responsible for such iconic hits as "Sherry," "Walk Like a Man" and "Big Girls Don't Cry." The story opens in New Jersey, where young Francesco Castelluccio (John Lloyd Young) and his buddies face a narrow window of future career options. Their possible paths include show business on one hand and organized crime on the other, embodied by the slightly menacing yet avuncular kingpin, Angelo "Gyp" DeCarlo (Christopher Walken), who runs the neighborhood and keeps an eye on them. The boys begin to nurture dreams of becoming musical stars, goals that seem far out of reach until they invite Francesco to perform with them in their band, then rename him Frankie Valli; his unique falsetto vocals captivate the girls in the audience, which provides a sign of things to come. The young hopefuls sign a contract at the Brill Building and begin doing backup vocals for record producer Bob Crewe (Mike Doyle), but experience frustration when Crewe drags his feet on recording them as a solo act. Later, the performers name themselves The Four Seasons after feeling inspired by an unusual source. They add songwriter-musician Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) and the equation is complete; Crewe hears Gaudio's composition "Sherry," decides to double-track Valli's voice, and helps create a national sensation. Later, however, certain difficulties begin to take their toll on the band - including financial problems, inner rivalries and tensions between the bandmates, and Valli's long periods on the road away from his wife and daughters. Clint Eastwood directs, from a screenplay by the co-authors of the original musical, Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice"--Allmovie.com, September 10, 2019
J. Edgar by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

23 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life"--Www.imdb.com
Rails & ties by Alison Eastwood( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Stark is a train engineer unable to face his wife's illness. Then a terrifying railway collision leaves a little boy orphaned. Tom takes the boy into his home and - step by step, moment by moment - learns how to bond with the wife he adores by opening up his heart to a boy who desperately needs the security of a devoted family
Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Korean War vet and retired autoworker Walt Kowalswki doesn't much like how his life or his neighbourhood has turned out. He especially doesn't like the people next door, Hmong immigrants from Southeast Asia. But events force Walt to defend those neighbours against a local gang that feeds on violence and fear"--Back cover
The essential features of Germany's agricultural policy from 1870 to 1937 by Robert Lorenz( Book )

9 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

J. Edgar : the shooting script by Dustin Lance Black( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled, and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career, and his life. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role
A world of cities; a cross-cultural urban bibliography by Robert Lorenz( Book )

8 editions published between 1954 and 1964 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters from Iwo Jima( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark islandś soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashiś unprecedented tactics transform wha twas predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat
Une nouvelle chance by Robert Lorenz( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) n'a pas son pareil pour repérer les meilleurs joueurs de base-ball, mais le poids des années commence à se faire sentir et la direction des Atlanta Braves se met à douter de son jugement. La seule qui puisse venir en aide à Gus est sa fille, Mickey( Amy Adams). Mickey n'a jamais été proche de son père et décide de l'accompagner dans son dernier voyage de repérage, mettant en péril sa propre carrière pour sauver celle de son père. On retrouve également à l'affiche, Justin Timberlake en tant que rival de Gus, qui rêve de devenir présentateur sportif, et n'a d'yeux que pour Mickey. Ce film émouvant marque le retour à l'écran de Clint Eatswood qui entretient sa légende." (Jacquette)
Retour au jeu( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gus Lobel has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickie, an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm
Lettres d'Iwo Jima by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty-one years ago, the United States and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, hundreds of letters are unearthed from that stark island's soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi. With little defense other than sheer will and the volcanic rock of the island itself, Gen. Kuribayashi's unprecedented tactics transform what was predicted to be a quick and bloody defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic and resourceful combat
 
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Lorenz, R.

Lorenz, R. (Robert)

Lorenz, Rob‏

Robert Lorenz Amerikaans filmregisseur

Robert Lorenz US-amerikanischer Produzent, Filmregisseur

Роберт Лоренз

رابرت لورنتس تهیه‌کننده و کارگردان آمریکایی

로렌즈, 로버츠

ロバート・ロレンツ

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