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Elswit, Robert 1950-

Works: 228 works in 962 publications in 7 languages and 32,871 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Comedy films  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  History  Biographical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , Other, Contributor, Composer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Elswit
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Career CIA operative Bob Barnes uncovers the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to. On the heels of a family tragey, up-and-coming oil broker Bryan Woodman finds redemption in his partnership with idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir al-Subaai. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. Wasim Khan, a Pakistani teenager, falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world
Good night, and good luck by George Clooney( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comment, dans les années 50, Edward R. Murrow, le présentateur du journal télévisé de CBS de l'époque, et le producteur Fred Friendly contribuèrent à la chute du sénateur Joseph McCarthy, à l'origine de la tristement célèbre chasse aux sorcières. (Allociné)
Runaway jury by John Cusack( Visual )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 2,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A high-priced jury consultant will stop at nothing, even buying the jury, to help secure a verdict. When a widow sues a gun manufacturer she thinks is responsible for her husband's death, there is more going on behind the scenes than in the courtroom. Bonus features included
There will be blood by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A down-and-out silver miner raising a son, self-made oilman Daniel Plainview, whose voracious appetite for oil turns him into a California tycoon in the early years of the 20th century. Getting the oil from the ground is an intensely physical process that later broadens into Plainview's equally indomitable urge to control land and power. Along the way, Plainview deals with a mighty derrick fire, a visit from a long-lost brother, and the ongoing involvement of Plainview's poker-faced adoptive son. Plainview's rivalry with Eli Sunday, the local preacher
The Town by Ben Affleck( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 1,602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Alors qu'il organise le casse du siècle, l'un des braqueurs les plus respectés de Boston veut essayer de changer de vie. Le FBI aux trousses, le gang est alors face à une véritable course contre la montre."
Mission: Impossible: Rogue nation by Christopher McQuarrie( Visual )

18 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their elite organization shut down by the CIA, agent Ethan Hunt and his team must race against time to stop The Syndicate, a deadly network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To stop this global threat, Ethan must join forces with an elusive, disavowed agent whose loyalty is suspect as he faces his most impossible mission ever
Skyscraper by Rawson Marshall Thurber( Visual )

18 editions published between 2018 and 2021 in English and German and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer now assesses security for skyscrapers. He's on assignment in China when he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he's been framed for it. A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building, above the fire line."--Container
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy( Visual )

16 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling--where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars"--Container
Punch-drunk love by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

39 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, falls in love with Lena, a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean, who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money
Roman J. Israel, Esq. by Denzel Washington( Visual )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

À la mort de son mentor, Roman J. Israel, avocat aussi idéaliste que déterminé, voit sa vie bouleversée. Dans l'univers des tribunaux surchargés de Los Angeles, celui qui fut son modèle et une figure légendaire des droits civiques laisse un vrai vide. Recruté par l'ambitieux George Pierce, Roman se lie d'amitié avec une militante de l'égalité des droits. Confronté à des événements extrêmes, il va pourtant remettre en question l'engagement qui a déterminé toute sa carrière
The Bourne legacy by Tony Gilroy( Visual )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA ønsker at afvikle deres tophemmelige agentprogram, og pludseligt er superagenten Aaron Cross og kvinden der var med til at "skabe" ham, Dr. Marta Shearing, i yderste livsfare
The men who stare at goats by Grant Heslov( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Wilton est un journaliste désespéré à la recherche du scoop de sa carrière, et c'est en Irak qu'il pense le trouver. En partant à l'aventure, il croise le chemin de Lyn Cassidy, étrange soldat Jedi qui prétend faire partie d'un département top secret de l'armée américaine. Lire dans les pensées de l'ennemi, traverser les murs et même tuer des chèvres en les dévisageant sont les armes de cette unité spéciale. Le fondateur de ce programme, Bill Django, a disparu, et Cassidy a pour mission de le retrouver. Intrigué par les histoires abracadabrantes de Cassidy, Bob décide de l'accompagner... (jaquette)
Suburbicon by George Clooney( Visual )

18 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns, the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. The tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices
Gold by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break, teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard but keeping it is even more difficult, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street
The king of Staten Island by Judd Apatow( Visual )

6 editions published in 2020 in English and German and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott has been a case of arrested development ever since his firefighter father died when he was seven. He's now reached his mid-20s having achieved little, living with his mother, spending his days smoking weed, hanging with the guys, and secretly hooking up with his girlfriend Kelsey. But when his mother starts dating a loudmouth firefighter named Ray, it sets off a chain of events that will force Scott to grapple with his grief and take his first tentative steps toward moving forward in life
Bounce by Ray McCormack( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy Amaral is a smooth-talking, skirt-chasing ad exec who is enjoying his high-powered career. Then, a sudden twist of fate changes everything and leads him into the life of Abby Janello, with whom he eventually falls head-over-heels in love
Redbelt by David Mamet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korrupte pengemænd får på udspekuleret vis krammet på den retlinede jiu-jitsu instruktør Mike Terry og tvinger ham til at stille op til et prestigefyldt kampstævne
Inherent vice by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

12 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cette oeuvre signée Paul Thomas Anderson, et inspirée du roman de Thomas Pynchon, nous plonge à la fin de l'ère psychédélique des sixties, quand la paranoïa règne en maître sur le sud de la Californie. Avec une galerie de personnages incluant des surfeurs, des escrocs, des drogués, des rockers, un usurier assassin à ses heures perdues, le FBI, la police de Los Angeles, un saxophoniste ténor incognito, un regroupement de dentistes de Beverly Hills et une mystérieuse entité appelée le Golden Fang, on passe en un rien de temps de "C'est sensass" à "T'es ailleurs ou quoi?"." (source : jaquette)
Magnolia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed"--Back of container
The river wild by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a suburban mom and former white-water rafting guide and her son are on a raft trip, they are abducted by wanted killers and forced to take the most dangerous stretch of river to elude the cops
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Alternative Names
Elswit, Bob

Elswit, Bob 1950-

Elswit, Robert

Elswitt, Robert 1950-

Robert Elswit Amerikaans director of photography

Robert Elswit amerikanesche Kameramann

Robert Elswit cineamatagrafadóir Meiriceánach

Robert Elswit directeur de la photographie américain

Robert Elswit direttore della fotografia statunitense

Robert Elswit filmowiec amerykański

Robert Elswit US-amerikanischer Kameramann

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