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Sydow, Max von 1929-

Works: 827 works in 2,530 publications in 10 languages and 55,423 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Fiction  Motion pictures  Science fiction films  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Commentator, Author, Director, Costume designer, Interviewee, Former owner, Other, Creator, Contributor, Translator, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max von Sydow
Minority report by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
39 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the dazzlingly futuristic Washington D.C. of 2054, murder has been eliminated. John Anderton presides over the Department of Pre-Crime, wherein three "Pre-Cogs,"--precognitive humans drifting in a flotation tank, their brain waves tapped by computers--pick up thoughts of premeditated murder and warn the cops, who swoop down and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the killings can take place. Although the Pre-Cogs are never wrong sometimes they disagree. The dissenting Pre-Cog is said to have filed a minority report. If you could outsmart the Pre-Cog system, you would have committed the perfect crime. Bureau director Lamar Burgess tries to shield Anderton from bureaucrats like Danny Witwer of the Justice Department. As the pre-crime strategy prepares to go national, Witwer seems to have doubts about its wisdom--or he is only jealous of its success?
The seventh seal by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )
94 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A knight returning home from the crusades encounters death, who agrees to a chess game. In the balance hang the lives of the knight and a group of traveling players
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )
73 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )
22 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
Shutter Island by Martin Scorsese( Visual )
15 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels arrives at the asylum for the criminally insane on Shutter Island, what starts as a routine investigation quickly takes a sinister turn. As the investigation unfolds and Daniels uncovers more shocking and terrifying truths about the island, he also learns there are some places that never let you go. Includes featurette
Robin Hood by Guthrie CSD( Visual )
27 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In times of tyranny and injustice when law oppresses the people, the outlaw takes his place in history. England at the turn of the 12th century was such a time. King Richard the Lionheart, bankrupt of wealth and glory, is plundering his way back to England after ten years on his crusade. In his army is an archer named Robin Longstride. This is the story of his return home where, for defending the weak against the strong, he will be condemned to live outside the law. Whether thief or hero, one man from humble beginnings will become an eternal symbol of freedom for his people. And so the legend begins
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens( Visual )
46 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )
25 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After the death of their two children in a car accident, Dr. Chris Nielson and his wife Annie find continuing their lives fraught with difficulties, especially for Annie. When Chris dies four years later and goes to Heaven he meets Albert, a friendly guardian angel. Chris discovers that Heaven is even more wondrous than anything he could have imagined. However, Chris's death is the last straw for Annie and in her madness commits suicide and journeys to a place very different from Chris. On discovering Annie's misfortune, Chris forces Albert to enlist the help of The Tracker and together they journey into the depths of despair to discover the destiny of Annie's soul and attempt a rescue to bring her back to Heaven
Le scaphandre et le papillon Diving bell and the butterfly by Julian Schnabel( Visual )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in French and English and held by 1,621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1995 at the age of 43, Elle France editor Jean-Dominique Bauby suffered a stroke that paralysed his entire body, except his left eye. Using that eye to blink out his memoir, Bauby eloquently described the aspects of his interior world, from the psychological torment of being trapped inside his body to his imagined stories from lands that he had only visited in his mind
Dune by David Lynch( Visual )
44 editions published between 1984 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
MacLachlan is Paul Atreides, son of Duke Leto, who struggles with the native inhabitants of the dry planet Arrakis (Dune) to overthrow the terrible Baron Barkonnen and his family and control the special product of the planet, a mind-altering spice produced by giant sand worms
Hannah and her sisters by Woody Allen( Visual )
23 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at three sisters and the relationship they have with one another, and with the men in their lives
Rush hour 3 by Long Cheng( Visual )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a Chinese criminal mastermind flees to Paris, there's only one culture-clashed, crime fighting duo for the job. Ready to raise cane in the city of lights, Chief Inspector Lee and Detective Carter get themselves caught in an explosive battle between French police, the Triad gang, an angry cabbie and two gorgeous femmes fatales. But, Lee and Carter manage to uncover the secret at the heart of the Triad syndicate
Smultronstället Wild strawberries ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity
Three days of the Condor by Sydney Pollack( Visual )
22 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A CIA agent who is on the run from a mass slaughter in his research office suddenly finds himself the target of both his employers and the unknown killers of his associates
Awakenings by Penny Marshall( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients
The Tudors by Michael Hirst( Visual )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
THE TUDORS revives the life of Henry VIII in an epic prime-time soap filled with sex, romance, murder, war and rolling heads. Jonathan Rhys Meyers plays Henry as a strapping, mercurial king
Through a glass darkly by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )
31 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when Karin discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, her father, husband, and younger brother are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness."--Container
Hawaii by James A Michener( Visual )
20 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a New England farm boy who has decided that the Lord has commanded him to go to Hawaii in order to Christianize its inhabitants
Winter light by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )
25 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in Swedish and English and held by 822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tormented, widowed pastor finds one winter day that he no longer has faith in God
Jungfrukällan by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )
10 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above
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English (370)
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