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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 175 works in 387 publications in 7 languages and 16,023 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Action and adventure films  Spy films  Horror films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, spe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building next door, a wheelchair-bound photographer becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Is it just his imagination? Or a case of a room with a view ... to die for?
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What begins as a comedy of manners develops into the seminal film in the horror-of-Armageddon sub-genre which grew out of the blending of horror and science fiction in the fifties. One category of the sub-genre is where the world is threatened with extinction by non-human, non-individualised creatures. Here they are birds assaulting an isolated family unit
Hondo by John Farrow ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a train by Patricia Highsmith ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
The fountainhead by Turner Home Entertainment (Firm) ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film focuses on a four-cornered conflict of egoism between architect Roark (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright), a newspaper magnate, his daughter and an opposed, socialistically inclined architecture critic. Vidor's celebration of an ordinary man as one of The Crowd and New Deal collectivism in Our Daily Bread, here gives way to Rand's philosophy of implacable egoism. The combination of Rand's one-dimensionally didactic dialogue, Vidor's engagement with the theme of the spirituality of creativity, his proclivity for soaring love-hate sexuality and an architectural vision in the design, make this a deliriously extreme celebration of individualism in American cinema
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and German and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marnie is a compulsive thief who attempts to rob her boss, Mark Rutland, but instead ends up marrying him. Her obsessive behavior continues, but when she is pushed to the edge, her groom urges her to confront the past in this psychological thriller
The Spirit of St. Louis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El sentido de la culpabilidad induce a que varias personas busquen, encuentren y entierren el mismo cadáver en un bosque de Nueva Inglaterra
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sulla Costa Azzurra, John Robie detto "il gatto", ex ladro di gioielli riscattatosi con la Resistenza, decide di collaborare con la polizia per smascherare il colpevole di alcuni furti realizzati con il suo vecchio stile: catturerà il vero ladro ma conquisterà anche una miliardaria americana, che all'inizio non crede alla sua innocenza. (Mereghetti)
Night and day by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
Key Largo by John Huston ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enemy agents mistake a New York City advertising executive as a Federal Intelligence Agent and he is chased by spies, police and counterspies
A patch of blue ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Kings Row ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kings Row was well ahead of its time, anticipating fifties melodramas such as Peyton Place and those of Sirk, Minnelli et al., in its subversive view of small town America. The scriptwriter Casey Robinson takes most of the credit for managing to win the approval of Production Code officials during the repressive Breen and post-Breen years. Incest in the novel is thinly disguised in the film as hereditary insanity. Leg amputation is virtually synonymous with castration. The American doctor-fathers are middle class monsters while positive values are inverted almost exclusively in European immigrants and the working class. Religion rates no mention in a world clearly polarised between good and evil. The young people's struggle to overcome obstacles is heightened to the point of self parody as melodrama of triumph. Visual design was mainly the work of Menzies (who storyboarded the whole film) and Wong Howe
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1955 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ben and Jo McKenna, are an innocent American couple vacationing in Morocco with their young son. But their simple plans turn into a nightmare after a French spy dies in Ben's arms at a Marrakesh market, and their son is kidnapped and taken to another country. A thrilling tale of international espionage, assassinations and terror
Alfred Hitchcock's the birds by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
Meredith Willson's The Music man by Meredith Willson ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A silver-tongued con artist cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying musical instruments and uniforms, but his chichanery is unmasked by a lovely librarian
 
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Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert
Burks, L. Robert, 1909-1968
Burks, Leslie Robert.
Languages
English (106)
Spanish (16)
German (13)
Italian (6)
Dutch (4)
French (2)
Danish (1)
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