WorldCat Identities

Rydell, Mark 1934-

Overview
Works: 179 works in 489 publications in 7 languages and 11,063 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Director, Actor, Producer, Performer, Composer, Film editor, Scenarist, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Key
Publications about  Mark Rydell Publications about Mark Rydell
Publications by  Mark Rydell Publications by Mark Rydell
Most widely held works by Mark Rydell
On Golden Pond by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the conflicts between three generations as the Thayers, a crotchety old professor and his wife, spend their summer together on a lake in New England. The couple agrees to mind their estranged daughter's boyfriend's child, while daughter and boyfriend go on a trip. The boy bonds with the old man in a way his daughter never did. Shows the terrors and graces of aging
The cowboys by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tough rancher, deserted by his regular help, hires 11 schoolboys for a 400 mile cattle drive
The man in the moon ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A poignant and bittersweet tale of tender sexual discovery in the rural Louisiana of the 1950s
The rose by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
39 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Bette Midler portrays a Janis Joplin-like rock star whose success is laced with so much booze, drugs and hard living [that] it eventually causes her downfall"--Container
Hollywood ending by Woody Allen ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Val Waxman is a one-time cinematic genius down on his luck. Luckily, he receives a script for a period noir set against the backdrop of 1940s New York City. His ex-wife has managed to convince a high-powered studio head, to take a chance on Val's "unique vision." Just when the cameras are ready to roll, however, Val finds that unique vision in jeopardy -- literally -- as he's struck with a psychosomatic case of blindness. When efforts to cure him fail, Val contrives a scheme to forge ahead with the picture, for fear of blowing his one last chance at greatness
The long goodbye by Robert Altman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For The Long Goodbye, Robert Altman successfully transports Philip Marlowe, incarnated by Elliott Gould, to the over-privileged, full-color 70s. Marlowe is lonely and shabby, yet does not seem an anachronism in the contemporary world. Unlike Bogart's Marlowe, this is a not especially tough Marlowe. He's a bright, conscientiously solemn nut, a guy who hopes for the best but expects the worst. This particular Philip Marlowe, despite evidence to the contrary, persists in believing that not all relationships need be opportunistic or squalid
The river by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom and Mae Garvey are struggling to keep their homestead safe from the local power authority who wants to flood their land. When Mae's former beau, Joe Wade, turns out to be in charge of the plan to acquire the property, tensions run high, climaxing in a devastating confrontation on the flooded river banks
William Faulkner's The Reivers by William Faulkner ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on William Faulkner's warm, humorous, poignant story about a the advent of the automobile, a horse race and a boy's loss of innocence during an great adventure in the early 1900's South
Even money ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The lives of nine individuals fate begin to increasingly entwine in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed. Struggling writer Kate loses her family's savings at a casino; a washed-up Vegas performer tries to help Kate regain her money; Clyde owes so much money to his dangerous bookie that he asks his NBA-destined nephew to throw a game
Intersection by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Separated from his wife, an architect has an affair with a writer, but remains emotionally torn between the two women, leaving his future happiness, and that of his 13-year-old daughter, hanging in the balance
For the boys by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A USO singer teams up with a song and dance man to entertain the troops, and For The Boys follows them through 3 wars and 50 years of music and memories
James Dean ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His career was brief. His impact was lasting. In just three major movies, James Dean gave voice to teen angst in a way that set the standard for actors to come. That sense of young inner turmoil was something new to the screen, but it wasn't new to Dean. It came from his own life
Cinderella liberty ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his ship docked in Seattle, Navy man John Boggs, Jr. has a "Cinderella Liberty" pass, meaning he can be out until midnight - so he intends to make the most of his evening. Things are clearly going his way when he "wins" call girl Maggie in a pool game. But once Boggs finds out that Maggie has an 11-year-old son and a baby on the way, he backs off. He is anxious to rid himself of complications he just can't contend with. What he does not count on is falling in love
Punch line ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lilah, a housewife who wants to be a comedienne, teams up with Steve, a self-centered comic who teaches Lilah how to be funny
The Reivers by Mark Rydell ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in English and French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Warm, humorous, poignant story about a boy's loss of innocence and a memoir and loving re-creation of turn-of-the-century Dixie
Greatest classic films collection ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In The searchers, a Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughter
Crime of the century ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The kidnapping and murder of the Lindbergh baby caused a public outpouring of rage and grief. It so angered a nation that in the desperate hunt for justice, an equally shocking crime may have been committed. Was Bruno Richard Hauptmann, the man who was tried, convicted and executed for the kidnapping, innocent as he claimed?
Masters of science fiction ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dying doctor refuses to believe that her patient cannot remember the last 25 years of his life. In the middle of a ferocious firefight outside of Baghdad, soldiers discover a mysterious body they can't identify as human. The seventh-richest couple in the world are anthropoids - each containing a few strands of human DNA, grown into a baby and fused with plastics. Despised minorities are adrift in the darkness of outer space and make an ominous pact that they hope will bring them back to Earth. Flying robotic droids can prevent murder before it takes place, but life depends on a formula of carefully balanced killing. Frendon must find a way to convince an automated justice machine of his innocence
Crime in the streets by Don Siegel ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crime in the streets: Following a turf rumble with a rival gang, the street gang leader tells his gang to kill the snitch
D.H. Lawrence's The fox ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The arrival of a man at a farm run by two woman sets off sexual tension between the three
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.10 for Nominees f ... to 1.00 for Mark Rydel ...)
WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Rydell, Mark
Languages
English (220)
French (18)
German (12)
Multiple languages (7)
Spanish (5)
Italian (3)
Chinese (1)
Covers