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Burks, Robert

Works: 171 works in 610 publications in 11 languages and 22,777 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Spy films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , spe, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robert Burks
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie Daniels tiltrækkes af advokaten Mitch Brenner og opsøger ham i hans hjem i Bodega Bay. Her angribes hun af en fugl, et angreb der bliver til mange, både på hende og lærerinden Annie og hendes elever, og som skaber frygt i den lille by
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

56 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...Voyeuristic masterpiece about a photographer who becomes obsessed with watching his neighbors and discovers a possible murder."--Container
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

42 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,330 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a love triangle, a husband plots to murder his wife. When things go awry, the wrong victim falls and there's no escaping the deadly consequences
Hondo by James Edward Grant( Visual )

18 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,377 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
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

22 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé figurant sur la jaquette :"Guy Haines déteste sa femme et souhaiterait refaire sa vie avec une autre. Bruno Anthony hait son père au plus haut point. Les deux hommes se rencontrent dans un compartiment de train et Anthony suggère à Haines que chacun d'un réalise le meurtre dont l'autre rêve : ainsi, pas de mobiles, pas de preuves ...bien sûr. Guy Haines refuse cette proposition absurde et malsaine. Jusqu'au jour où sa femme est retrouvée assassinée. Il réalise alors que, fort de sa macabre idée, Bruno Anthony est passé à l'acte et qu'il le poursuivra maintenant jusqu'à ce que lui-même ait réalisé sa part du "contrat"..."
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la historia real de Manny Balestrero, un hombre inocente acusado de un crimen que no cometió
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 990 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
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

22 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls in love with a reformed jewel thief, but suspects he's active again when a series of jewel heists occur
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I Confess is movie master Hitchcock's most compelling and darkly exciting tale of inner spiritual turmoil and outer physical jeopardy. Father Michael Logan, to all appearances a model of clerical piety, hears a killer's confession and plunges into peril: circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the slayer - and the sacrament of penance forbids Logan to speak out. As calamity and coincidence paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must recognize - and confess - his own human frailty."--Container
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

38 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 909 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 by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 803 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 )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrys lig bliver fundet i skovbunden udenfor en lille landsby. Hvem har dræbt Harry? Han er død, og ingen har i virkeligheden noget imod det, men alle tror, at det er dem, der har gjort det
The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 514 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
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raised by a bigoted, abusive mother, an awkward, blind, white woman does not know that the man helping her around is black
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspense film in which a suave Madison Avenue ad-man is mistaken for a Federal intelligence man by foreign agents. When he is falsely implicated in a murder, he flees cross-country, followed by spies, counterspies, police, and a blonde Mata Hari who apparently is aiding the agents chasing him. The film ends with a mad scramble across the giant sculpted faces of Mount Rushmore
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 404 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
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The birdsAlfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowThe man who knew too much
Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert

Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968

Burks, Leslie Robert.

Robert Burks Amerikaans director of photography (1909-1968)

Robert Burks amerikai operatőr

Robert Burks caméraman américain

Robert Burks direttore della fotografia statunitense

Robert Burks US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ρόμπερτ Μπερκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής

Роберт Бёркс

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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe man who knew too muchThe fountainheadAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryNorth by Northwest