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Bernstein, Elmer

Works: 1,416 works in 3,121 publications in 6 languages and 57,601 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Parodies, imitations, etc  History  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Bildungsromans 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Author, Performer, Arranger, Musician, Adapter, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Director, Scenarist, Compiler, Editor, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Elmer Bernstein
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Most widely held works by Elmer Bernstein
To kill a mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small Alabama town in the thirties, a softly-spoken lawyer Atticus Finch defends a black sharecropper against a charge of raping a white woman
The ten commandments by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

23 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of Moses, the prophet who led his people, the Israelites, out of bondage in the land of Egypt to the Promised Land
The magnificent seven by Yul Brynner( Visual )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tired of being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It's seven against 50"--Container
The age of innocence by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York City in the 1870s, a rigid social code governs how people talk, walk, meet, part, dine, earn their livings, fall in love, and marry. Not a word of the code is written down anywhere, but these people have been studying it since they were born. In this elegant milieu, marriages, like treaties between nations, exist to provide for the orderly transmission of wealth; scions of old and rich families understand that their personal desires have no place in the design. One such is Newland Archer, engaged to marry pretty young May Welland. When he becomes entranced with May's cousin Ellen, the notorious Countess Olenska, every member of that class mobilizes to prevent Archer from doing anything that threatens their needs
True grit by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,090 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cantankerous U.S. Marshal Rooster Cogburn is hired by a spunky young girl to hunt down the man who murdered her father and stole the family savings
Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy is the perfect 50s housewife, living the perfect 50s life: healthy kids, successful husband, social prominence. Then one night she surprises her husband Frank having sex with another man, and her tidy world starts spinning out of control. In her confusion and grief, she finds consolation in the friendship of their African-American gardener, Raymond--a socially taboo relationship that leads to the further disintegration of life as she knew it
My left foot the story of Christy Brown by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

33 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born with cerebral palsy, the 10th of 22 children of a Dublin bricklayer and his wife, Christy Brown was doomed to life as a vegetable by physicians in 1932. His strong-willed mother's love and faith encouraged him to overcome this label. At age seven, he made a mark with chalk grasped between the toes of his left foot, the only limb on his body he could control. With this proof of intelligence, his schooling begins, and aided by his loving family, Christy learns to grapple with life's physical tasks and psychological pains. His courage and determination inspire a teacher, who lends support as he develops into a brilliant if cantankerous writer, poet, and painter. The astounding story of an artist who defeated a physical disability, degrading stereotypes, and poverty to fulfill his dreams
The great escape by John Sturges( Visual )

19 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized version of the unprecedented escape from Stalag Luft III. A high-security German prisoner-of-war camp in 1942 holds only known troublemakers and risk-takers, all of whom are determined to pull off the war's most daring escape
Sweet smell of success by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A powerful film about a ruthless journalist and an unscrupulous press agent who'll do anything to achieve success"--Container
Trading places by John Landis( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all
National Lampoon's Animal house by John Landis( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faber College has one frat house so disreputable it will take anyone. The campus's only other frat house is full of white, Anglo-Saxon, rich young men that no one can stand except Dean Wormer. The dean enlists the help of their fraternity to get the boys of Delta House off campus. The dean's plan comes into play just before the homecoming parade
Hud by Martin Ritt( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hud Bannon, the selfish, self-centered son of veteran Texas cattleman Homer Bannon, is despised by his father, a man of staunch integrity whose philosophy of life is diametrically opposed to Hud's. Homer's bitterness in part rests on his son's responsibility for an auto accident 15 years earlier that resulted in the death of Hud's older brother; the brother's orphaned son, Lon, now 17 years old, is divided between adolescent adulation of Hud and loving respect for his grandfather. Also living on the ranch is Alma, an earthy housekeeper physically attracted to Hud but unwilling to yield to his boorish advances. One of Homer Bannon's cows is found dead, apparently from hoof-and mouth disease, and Hud suggests they sell the entire herd before a government inspector can order the cattle slaughtered; but Homer refuses and agrees to have his cows killed to protect other farmers. Hud regards the decision as proof of the old man's senility and takes steps to have his father declared mentally incompetent. Hud goes on a drunk and attempts to rape Alma, but Lon interrupts him, and Alma leaves the ranch the following day. Homer is then stricken by a fatal heart attack while riding on horseback around his deserted land. After the funeral, Lon, now fully aware of his uncle's despicable nature, decides to leave and make his own way in the world. Totally alone, Hud watches the boy depart, shrugs his shoulders, and opens a can of beer"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970
The sons of Katie Elder by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The sons of Katie Elder," the day that Katie Elder is buried, her four sons return home to Clearwater, Texas to pay their last respects. It is a he-man story, as well as, a drama of the maternal influence Katie Elder, her sacrifice, love and incredible valor. In "El Dorado," a sheriff fights cattlemen and empire builders as he tries to tame the West
Airplane! by Jim Abrahams( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this spoof of disaster movies, Ted Striker, an ex-Navy pilot, just got dumped by his long-time girlfriend Elaine Dickinson, who works as a stewardess. In his wish to get her back, he follows her aboard a plane, although he has had a deep aversion against anything winged since he lost several men in the war. During flight, he tries to make up with her again and again, but a crisis looms as the crew and many passengers get seriously ill due to a bad fish meal. Now, it is up to him to land the airplane safely, before the poisoning starts causing casualties. But Ted Striker's aversion to piloting is a serious psychosis, which breaks open and needs to be cured--right now
Ghostbusters by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of parapsychologists start a ghost removal service
The shootist by Don Siegel( Visual )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A terminally ill gunfighter seeks to retire quietly but is embroiled in one last battle
Devil in a blue dress by Carl Franklin( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins is a decorated war hero who returns home to work as a private eye. His job of finding a missing socialite puts him between the white power elite and the vibrant black commumnity of Central Avenue. As soon as Easy and his trigger-happy friend Mouse find Daphne Monet, trouble follows
The Blues Brothers by John Landis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After Jake Blues is released from prison, he and brother Elwood go to visit the old home where they were raised by nuns. They learn the church is no longer supporting the institution and will sell the place to the education authority. The only way to keep the place open is if the $5000 tax on the property is paid within the next 11 days. The brothers want to help and decide to put their blues band back together and raise the money by staging a big show. As they set off on their "mission from God" they seem to make more enemies than friends along the way
An American werewolf in London by John Landis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl ... Three weeks later, one is dead and the other is in the hospital
Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Cady is released from prison fourteen years after his sentence and seeks out his lawyer, Sam Bowden, who, during the trial, denied Cady his sixth amendment rights and let him go to jail; and after Cady discovers Bowden's family, including his fifteen-year-old daughter Danielle, Sam Bowden resorts to questionable and extreme measures to ensure his family's safety
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Far from Heaven
Alternative Names
E. Bernstein

Elmer Berstein

Elmer Burnstein

The ten commandmentsThe age of innocenceTrue gritFar from HeavenSweet smell of successNational Lampoon's Animal houseHudThe sons of Katie Elder