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Stefano, Joseph

Works: 142 works in 410 publications in 7 languages and 5,221 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Horror tales 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Author, Adapter, Conceptor, Writer of accompanying material, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joseph Stefano
Most widely held works by Joseph Stefano
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
139 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho by Robert Bloch( Visual )
21 editions published between 1960 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Disgruntled Phoenix officeworker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She only gets to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks and they cannot get married because of Sam's alimony high payments. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and run, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother
The black orchid by Martin Ritt( Visual )
3 editions published between 1959 and 2004 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After mobsters murder her husband, Rose Bianco works long hours making artificial flowers, to support herself and her son. Some suspect that Rose's demand for a lavish lifestyle pushed her husband to a life of crime, and they blame her for his death. Widower Frank Valente is attracted to Rose, and must convince her that real love exists. He must also deal with his own daughter, who has her own reasons for opposing his marriage to Rose
The outer limits. the original series ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology type science fiction television program with a different cast each week
Two bits by James Foley( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gennaro is a youngster who'll do anything to earn "two bits" (a quarter) to get into the brand-new neighborhood movie theater. When he finds his pockets are still empty after a day of unforgettable adventures, his mischievous Grandpa offers him an intriguing bargain
Psycho II by Richard Franklin( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psycho III: A failed nun and a sleazy musician find the desert motel Norman Bates runs in memory of his mother
Psycho by Robert Bloch( Book )
23 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Screenplay of the film Psycho, directed by Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock the essentials collection ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vertigo is an elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
The galaxy being ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Radio station owner builds three-dimensional TV receiver which can display deep-space radio signals. These signals take the form of a "galaxy being" composed of pure energy, whose radiation threatens human life
Psycho Psychose by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hitch Alfred the auteur ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A two-part examination of the life and works of Alfred Hitchcock, the master of suspense, whose career spanned over 60 years. This second program traces the second half of his career. Commentary from Hitchcock, actors, and production specialists help chronicle the making of such classics as The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo and Psycho. Also looks at Hitchcock's ambivalence toward the popular TV show that brought him into millions of living rooms. Features extensive film clips, interviews, and previously unavailable materials, including outtakes, filmed auditions, and Hitchcock's own home movies
Psychose by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )
22 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marion Crane à commis un vol, elle décide de passer la nuit dans un motel. Mais dans ce vieux motel désert et isolé, il est extrement dangereux de séjourner
The Outer limits the architects of fear ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of scientists, concluding that a common enemy is the only hope of unifying the warring nations of Earth, sets out to secretly create the ultimate, global threat-- an all-powerful alien monster, and they choose an idealistic scientist to undergo the painful and bizarre mutation
Psicosis Psycho ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Una joven secretaria, tras cometer un robo en su empresa, huye de la ciudad y, después de conducir durante horas, decide descansar en un pequeño motel de carretera regentado por un tímido joven llamado Norman. Todo parece normal y tranquilo tanto en el apartado motel como en la casa de al lado en la que viven Norman y su madre, pero las cosas no son lo que parecen." --Filmaffinty web site
Psyco ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Una bella impiegata ruba quarantamila dollari e fugge. Cambia la macchina, si trova nel mezzo di un temporale e decide di passare la notte in un motel. Il proprietario è Norman, all'apparenza un ottimo ragazzo che manifesta soltanto qualche piccola stranezza, come quella di impagliare uccelli. Il motel non ospita nessun altro cliente. La donna decide di fare una doccia prima di dormire. Sotto l'acqua viene aggredita e uccisa da un'altra donna, che si intravvede appena. La mattina Norman scopre il corpo. Sconvolto fa pulizia, mette il cadavere nel bagagliaio e fa sparire la macchina nelle sabbie mobili. Sconvolto perché sa che l'assassina è sua madre, che è patologicamente gelosa del figlio e non sopporta neppure che parli con altre donne. Un investigatore privato, con l'aiuto del fidanzato della donna uccisa, riesce a risolvere la matassa, anche se ci rimette la vita. (Mymovies)
The outer limits specimen: unknown ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1964 and 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Lieutenant Rupert Howard discovers strange life forms clinging to the walls of the space lab, he removes several of the mushroom-shaped 'space barnacles' and incubates them for examination. They quickly mature into huge white flowers and, without warning, spray Howard with freesh spores and a lethal vapor."--Container
The outer limits the Bellero shield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A frustrated inventor invents a laser machine, which fails to impress his father. His apsiring wife Judith finds out and vents her frustration by firing a laser gun at the invention. To her surprise in intercepts a space alien
Psycho IV the beginning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chilling prequel to the classic Hitchcock thriller. Norman Bates is drawn to a late night radio show where the host encourages him to share his ideas about matricide. Norman recounts his trials as a young boy living with a schizophrenic mother
The outer limits the invisibles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A loner in enemy territory, secret government agent Spain infiltrates the ranks of the Invisibles, a subversive underground society of the nation's power brokers who are possessed by alien parasites."--Container
Futz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of Futz includes, among other things, pyromania, sex, murder, incest, and transvestitism, not necessarily in that order. In short, it's about a man in love with a pig! Described as a 'rural drama', one man's unnatural affections for his swine cause his neighbors to freak out (to use the 60's term) in numerous bizarre and tragic ways"--Container
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English (174)
French (25)
German (24)
Spanish (16)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (2)
Polish (1)