Ballhaus, Michael 1935-
Most widely held works about Michael Ballhaus
Most widely held works by Michael Ballhaus
Gangs of New York ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,861 libraries worldwide
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father.
Something's gotta give ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged womanizer falls in love with the mother of his latest youthful conquest, greatly complicating the lives of all involved.
The legend of Bagger Vance ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,325 libraries worldwide
The protagonist of this metaphysical fable is Rannulph Junah, Southern aristocrat and World War I hero. In a tournament in Savannah, he defeats two golf pros by following the teachings of his guru, Bagger Vance, a black mystic serving as his caddie.
Uptown girls ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and Multiple languages and held by 937 libraries worldwide
Molly is the daughter of a deceased rock legend who is, for the first time in her life, forced to work after her manager steals all her inheritance. With help of her friend, Molly becomes the nanny of Ray, the precocious daughter of a busy music executive. She learns as much about being an adult from Ray, as she teaches Ray about being a child.
Goodfellas ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Details the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a Brooklyn kid who grows up idolizing the "wise guys" from his neighborhood. He begins hanging around the mobsters and doing odd jobs until he gains the notice of local chieftain Paulie Cicero. In his teens, Hill distinguishes himself as a "stand-up guy" by choosing jail time over ratting on his accomplices. From that moment on, he is a part of the family. Along with his partner Tommy, he rises through the ranks to become Paulie's lieutenant. Soon he finds himself the target of both the feds and the mobsters.
Broadcast news ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
Romantic triangle set in the world of television news. Tom Grunick is the perfect modern anchorman. He's got the smooth charm and handsome good looks that America loves. Jane Craig is the brilliant hot-shot producer, committed to fighting the trend toward flashy, style-over-substance "personality" news, whose job it now is to make Tom look like a newsman. Aaron Altman is the dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, who's jealous and resentful of Tom's instant success both on camera with the public and off camera with Jane.
Dirty rotten scoundrels ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 506 libraries worldwide
Two con men on the Riviera compete to see who can extract $50,000 from a woman first. The victim is a naive American heiress, and as the competition between the two men, one a sauve and sophisticated Englishman and the other a bumbling but appealing American, heats up, the American heiress holds her ground.
The Marriage of Maria Braun ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in German and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Fassbinder's allegorical story of post-war Germany revolves around a young woman as she strives for material wealth while ignoring human values.
The BRD trilogy Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The marriage of Maria Braun, Veronika Voss, Lola ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in German and held by 426 libraries worldwide
In 1978 Rainer Werner Fassbinder embarked upon a project to trace the history of postwar Germany in a series of films told through the eyes of 3 remarkable women. The 3 films would garner him the international acclaim for which he had always yearned and place his name foremost in the canon of New German Cinema.
The color of money ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
An aging pool shark who believes "money won is twice as sweet as money earned", forms a profitable yet volatile partnership with a young pool hustler.
Something's gotta give ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Harry Sanborn is a perennial playboy with the libido of a much younger man. During what was to be a romantic weekend with his current infatuation, Marin, at her mother's Hampton beach house, Harry develops chest pains. He winds up being nursed by Marin's reluctant mother, Erica. When Harry hesitates to act on his feelings for Erica, Harry's thirtysomething doctor steps in and starts to pursue Erica. Harry, who has always had the world on a string, finds his life is now unraveling.
The mambo kings ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
Musician brothers, Cesar and Nestor, leave Cuba for America in the 1950s, with the hopes of making it to the top of the Latin music scene. Cesar is the older brother who serves as the business manager and is a consumate ladies' man. Nestor is the brooding songwriter, who cannot forget the woman in Cuba who broke his heart. This is an unrated version of the film, with one restored scene.
Mutter Küsters fahrt zum Himmel Mother Küsters goes to heaven ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 140 libraries worldwide
A factory worker goes berserk one day killing the boss' son and then throwing himself into the machinery. Trying to clear her husband's name, the murderer's widow journeys through ludicrous arenas of yellow journalism and left-wing politics.
The house on Carroll Street ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Set in 1951 in New York City. Emily Crane appears before the U.S. Committee on Un-American Activities because she is in a group considered a threat. Subsequently she is fired from her job at Life Magazine and gets a job reading to an elderly woman that lives on Carroll Street. She notices odd things happening in the house next door and uncovers a plot to smuggle Nazi war criminals into the U.S. of 1951. Together with a maverick federal agent she tracks the plot to the highest levels of government.
Bram Stoker's Dracula ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Francis Ford Coppola returns to the original source of the Dracula myth, and from that gothic romance, he creates a modern masterpiece. Gary Oldman's metamorphosis as Dracula who grows from old to young, from man to beast is nothing short of amazing. Winona Ryder brings equal intensity to the role of a young beauty who becomes the object of Dracula's devastating desire. Anthony Hopkins co-stars as the famed doctor who dares to believe in Dracula, and then dares to confront him.
Die Ehe der Maria Braun ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 90 libraries worldwide
Black comedy, beginning with a picture of Hitler and an explosion, ending with an explosion and pictures of West German chancellors since the end of World War II, the movie tries to make Maria Braun and her "marriage" of convenience to mercenary tactics and opportunism to achieve prosperity serve as a damning metaphor for the "economic miracle" of West Germany's postwar recovery.
Die Ehe der Maria Braun The Marriage of Maria Braun ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in German and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"Maria marries Hermann Braun the night before he is shipped to the Russian front. Eventually she receives word that he has been killed so she takes a job as a barmaid in a cafe that caters to American soldiers. As she begins rebuilding her life, she finds herself selling her soul in order to achieve financial success, much the same way Fassbinder saw post-WWII Germany"--Container.
Heller Wahn Sheer madness ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in German and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the friendship between two very different women. One is a lecturer in literature and separated from her stage director husband, and the other is the shy wife of a well-known peace expert. As the two women become closer, their husbands become annoyed at their own loss.
Deutschland im Herbst Germany in autumn ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A collective film by many of Germany's top directors chronicling seven weeks of political terrorism by the Red Army Faction and political repression in Germany during the Fall of 1977. The film begins with the kidnapping and murder of industrialist Hans-Martin Schleyer and ends with the deaths of three imprisoned Baader-Meinhof terrorists.
Martha ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in German and held by 73 libraries worldwide
African American men Broadcast journalism Caddies Children and adults Comedy films Comedy films Crime Crime films Criminal behavior Criminal psychology Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France--Riviera Gangs Gangster films Gangster films Gangsters Germany Golfers Golf--Tournaments Heiresses Hill, Henry,--1943- Historical films History Immigrants Immigrants--Economic conditions Ireland Irish Love in middle age Man-woman relationships Nannies New York (State)--New York New York (State)--New York--Five Points Sports films Supernatural Television journalists Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Trusts and trustees United States Veterans Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (D.C.) Women television producers and directors World War (1914-1918)
Alexander, Michael 1935-
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