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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 167 works in 575 publications in 11 languages and 22,592 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 , Author, spe
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 )

34 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,565 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

52 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events ... Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

36 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

San Francisco police detective Scottie Ferguson, forced to retire when a freak accident gives him a severe case of acrophobia, is hired by a rich shipbuilder to follow his wife, who is behaving suspiciously and might be planning suicide
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

10 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man devises a plan to murder his wife, not only because he wants her money, but because she is in love with another man
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,371 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 )

20 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,177 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 994 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 man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 974 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 964 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 To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 939 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 938 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 )

36 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman robs her employers and changes her identity. When her next boss catches her, he forces her to marry him
The Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 779 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 )

17 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse
The music man by Marion Hargrove( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 611 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 542 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
Night and day by Cole Porter( 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 )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes special features preceding the video: Behind-the -scenes documentary "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by northwest," hosted by Eva Marie Saint, featuring Martin Landau, Ernest Lehman, Patricia Hitchcock, and others. Also includes the original theatrical trailer
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 406 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The birds
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

רוברט ברוקס

رابرت برکس

로버트 벅스

ロバート・バークス

罗伯特·伯克斯

羅拔·伯克斯

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Alfred Hitchcock's Rear WindowVertigoAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe man who knew too muchThe fountainheadAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefMarnie