WorldCat Identities

Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 186 works in 629 publications in 11 languages and 24,368 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Horror films  Romance films  Musical films  Spy films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , Other, 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 )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small California town is attacked by thousands of birds
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

61 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

45 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,361 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 music man by Robert Preston( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,229 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife, Margot, murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Mark Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. He blackmails an old acquaintance into carrying out the murder, but the carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Margot stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,369 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 )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,191 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 997 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( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

20 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 962 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
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 960 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 )

7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 925 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 919 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
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 802 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 Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From barnstormer to flying-circus wing walker to air-mail pilot, Charles Augustus Lindbergh assaulted the beckoning skies like a lovestruck kid. On May 21, 1927, his affair with the air propelled him into 20th-century legend. That day he landed his single-engine plane at Le Bourget Field outside Paris, following takeoff 33 1/2 hours earlier from Roosevelt Field, New York
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 Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 508 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 475 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 )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 405 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
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roger Thornhill est un homme d'affaires sans histoires. Jusqu'à ce qu'un mystérieux groupe d'espions ne l'enlève, le prenant pour un certain Kaplan. Dès lors, sa vie bascule... Une fois relâché, ni la police, ni sa propre mère ne croient à son histoire. Alors, pour prouver à tout le monde qu'il n'est pas fou, il se met à la recherche de ses kidnappeurs..." [Source : jaquette]
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The birds Rear Window The man who knew too much
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Rear WindowAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe man who knew too muchAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefThe fountainheadMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with HarryNorth by Northwest
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

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ロバート・バークス

罗伯特·伯克斯

羅拔·伯克斯

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