WorldCat Identities

Kaufman, Boris

Works: 98 works in 330 publications in 8 languages and 10,988 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Legal films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Gangster films  Short films  Comedy films  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Restager , Director, Illustrator, Author, Producer, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Boris Kaufman
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

41 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

20 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jury of white men is ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. However, one juror forces the others to consider whether the evidence--or the jurors' own prejudices--influences their deliberations. The story plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Baby doll by Elia Kazan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll," looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill and his young and beautiful wife
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( Visual )

33 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A barge captain and his bride begin married life on the river barge, L'Atalante. The bride becomes bored and craves the excitement of Paris, but an eccentric barge hand, Père Jules, brings the couple back together
Splendor in the grass by Elia Kazan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deanie is a beautiful and sensitive teenager who would do whatever her mother and her 1928 Kansas hometown find proper. Her boyfriend, Bud, has intense desires for Deanie and the two are very much in love. But, sexual pressures in society creates a rift in their relationship. She restrains herself while Bud acts on them, but with another girl. Bud's actions drive Deanie to madness. She is committed into an institution while Bud reluctantly obeys his father and enrolls in Yale. The stock market crash of '29 hits and changes the lives of both their families. Together they learn the harsh lesson of love and life
The complete Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in French and English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four films are respectively a satirical documentary about the town of Nice, an experimental documentary about a famous swimmer, an anarchic tale of student rebellion and a romantic comedy about a young couple living aboard a ship
The fugitive kind by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drifter wanders into a small Mississippi town and into the desperate lives of two passionate women
Zouzou by Marc Allégret( Visual )

2 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in French and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night
The Pawnbroker by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

6 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol Nazerman is a survivor of a WWII Nazi death camp where his wife, parents and children were murdered. His soul robbed of hope, he takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop. Working with Sol in the pawn shop is an ambitious man named Ortiz, whose own views and aspirations differ greatly from those of his embittered boss
The world of Henry Orient( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Henry Orient (Sellers), a concert pianist whose life is turned upside-down by two infatuated schoolgirls
Purlie Victorious( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black preacher returns home to rural Georgia to claim an inheritance and bring down the ruthless plantation owner that he once served. He finds a surprise ally in the plantation owner's son
Notfilm( Visual )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings, interviews, and other archival information
The group by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

3 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging film focuses on the changing roles and relationships of eight Vassar graduates during the years before WWII
Film by Alan Schneider( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Samuel Beckett made a single work for projected cinema. It's in essence a chase film; the craziest ever committed to celluloid. It's a chase between camera and pursued image that finds existential dread embedded in the very apparatus of the movies itself. The link to cinema's essence is evident in the casting, as the chased object is none other than an aged Buster Keaton, who was understandably befuddled at Beckett and director Alan Schneider's imperative that he keep his face hidden from the camera's gaze
Patterns by Fielder Cook( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Staples is a young small town plant manager who is given an executive position in the new company. He soon finds out his promotion has more to do with leverage against the company's older Vice President, who the Boss wants out. This throws Staples into a panic as personal loyalty, company politics and cut-throat business tactics are mixed together
La natation par Jean Taris = champion de France( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A propos de Nice juxtaposes images of vacationers on the beach with impoverished slum dwellers in Nice, France for a study in social inequalities
L'intégrale DVD Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DVD1 also contains: Essai d'un 1er montage de "A propos de Nice" ; "Marc Perrone en concert : enregistré les 10 et 17 octobre 2001 au Théâtre des déchargeurs" ; "Nice, à propos de Jean Vigo" : extrait de Regards étrangers sur la France (9 min) / Manoel de Oliveira ; produit en 1984 ; Actualités Gaumont autour de Jean Taris (6 min) ; "Autour de zéro de conduite" ; "Jean Vigo par Jacques Rozier" (1 h 35 min) / Jacques Rozier ; photo René Mathelin, Jean Limousin ; montage Jean Lopez ; musique Maurice Jaubert ; produit en 1964 par l'ORTF (Cinéma, de notre temps). DVD2 also contains: "L'histoire d'un film : de L'Atalante à L'Atalante" (9 min) / Pierre Philippe ; produit par Gaumont en 1991 ; "Les voyages de l'Atalante : versions, rushes et coupes" (38 min) / Bernard Eisenschitz ; "Truffaut, Langlois, Iosseliani et l'Atalante" : "Entretien avec François Truffaut" (18 min) / Eric Rohmer ; produit en 1968 par le CNDP. "Parlons cinéma : les anticours de Henri Langlois" (13 min) / Henri Fischbach ; produit en 1976. "Otar Iosseliani parle de l'Atalante" : entretien réalisé en octobre 2001 (19 min) ; Documents : Galerie d'affiches. Galerie de photos
A propos de Nice by Jean Vigo( Visual )

20 editions published between 1925 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vigo examines the French resort city of Nice while mixing experimental technique with social and poetic vision
Zero de conduite : Zero in conduct by Jean Vigo( Visual )

18 editions published between 1933 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poetic combination of comedy, fantasy and surrealism presents a story set in a French boarding school for boys where there is rebellion against authority
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Splendor in the grass
Alternative Names
Boris Kaufman American cinematographer

Boris Kaufman amerykański operator filmowy

Boris Kaufman directeur de la photographie d'origine russe

Boris Kaufman direttore della fotografia russo

Boris Kaufman Russisch director of photography (1906-1980)

Boris Kaufman US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Kauffman, Boris 1897-1980


Μπόρις Κάουφμαν

Борис Кауфман

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בוריס קאופמן

بوریس کافمن



The fugitive kind