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Ornitz, Arthur J. (Arthur Jacob) 1916-1985

Overview
Works: 51 works in 94 publications in 5 languages and 1,885 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  Music  Fiction  Television adaptations  Personal narratives 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Arthur J Ornitz, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Arthur J Ornitz
Playing for time ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fania Fenelon is a Jewish cabaret singer in Paris during the Nazi invasion. Fania and thousands of other Jewish and political prisoners are sent to the Auschwitz death camp. She and a group of other classical musicians are spared from death in exchange for performing music for their captors. They are also ordered to play for the thousands being herded to the gas chambers, a 'humane' means of easing the condemned into the next world
Death wish by Michael Winner ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A political liberal turns vigilante after his wife and daughter are violently attacked and raped by a gang of hoodlums. He stalks the streets of New York seeking revenge on other muggers, pimps, and crooks
The chosen by Jeremy Paul Kagan ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two teenagers at the time of the Normandy invasion in 1944 are friends but they are divided by the same thing that unites them--their faith. Though both are devout Jews, there is a subtle difference. Danny is an Hasidic Jew, brought up to accept faith blindly by his father--an ultra-orthodox rabbi who rejects the 20th century for the special joys of centuries--old tradition. Reuven, on the other hand, has been brought up by his father who is a secular scholar, to question everything around him
The world of Henry Orient ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Henry Orient (Sellers), a concert pianist whose life is turned upside-down by two infatuated schoolgirls
A thousand clowns ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A non-conformist TV writer is investigated by a beautiful social woker who questions his ability to raise a precocious 12-year old boy. Based on the Broadway play by Herb Gardner
Charly by Ralph Nelson ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mentally retarded man becomes a genius after experimental brain surgery, developing a romance with his former special-education teacher before lapsing back into retardation
Next stop, Greenwich Village by Paul Mazursky ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1975 and 1992 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the 50's, this is the story of a young man's struggle for independence. Larry Lapinsky leaves his home in Brooklyn for the freedom and excitement of Greenwich Village. There he starts his acting career, falls in with a group of free spirits and learns to cope with his overbearing mother
The connection by Shirley Clarke ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about drug addicts waiting for a heroin dealer to bring the drug necessary for them to make their "connection." Based on the Living Theatre production, as directed by Judith Malina and designed by Julian Beck, the film was shot in a drug addict's apartment in New York City
House of dark shadows ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Barnabas arrives at a secluded estate that has recently been terrorized by a series of vampire attacks, he is attracted to a beautiful young woman who reminds him of his lost love
Serpico by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Den nyudklækkede betjent Frank Serpio tror på retssystemet og retfærdighed, men kommer til kort i sit arbejde i NYPD overfor den interne korruption i politiet
After hours / a Shepart production ; Jazz Dance by Shepherd Traube ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jazz dance captures a jazz band playing for regulars and two professional dancers at the Central Park Dance Hall in Mahattan in 1954
The boys in the band ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This was the first Hollywood film in which all the principal characters were homosexual. As such, it was viewed at the time as a serious study of gay men and mounted as a special project in which Crowley's off-Broadway play was adapted with great fidelity to the original text. To Vito Russo, The Boys In the Band is 'a perfunctory compendium of easily acceptable stereotypes who gather at a Manhattan birthday party and spend an evening savaging each other and their way of life'. Yet Russo also recognised it as a landmark film, 'part catharsis part catalyst', which opened the way for less stereotyped portrayals of homosexuality. The presentation of some attractive and functional gay men - notably the couple Hank and Larry - implicitly challenged the stereotype. The self hatred that marked a generation or more of gays is explored through the character of Michael
The Anderson tapes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Duke Anderson, released from prison after a 10-year term for safe-cracking, immediately starts planning and executing his next job, a daring million-dollar heist of an entire East Side New York apartment building. Among the wealthy tenants is his girlfriend Ingrid, a wayward mistress who is under surveillance by her current means of support Werner. Duke and his gang of thieves plot their elaborate robbery, while their every move is monitored and recorded by Werner's private investigators and other agencies
Honor thy father by Paul Wendkos ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the rise and fall of the Bonanno empire and reveals the inside story of the kidnapping of Joe in 1964, the jailing of Bill in 1971 and the famous "Banana War." The brutal, intimate study of a Mafia family which includes the inside operations of the Mafia
Honra a tu padre ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cuando el Don de la mafia de Nueva York desaparece en 1964, su hijo, Hill Bonanno, se ve obligado a ocuparse de los asuntos familiares. Esto se convierte en casi imposible cuando varios mafiosos intentan caer sobre ellos para quedarse con el imperio Bonanno
El irresistible Henry Orient The world of Henry Orient ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Orient, un pianista con poco talento, pero gran seductor, es perseguido por dos colegialas que le llevarán a las más disparatadas y comprometedoras situaciones
Serpico Serpico ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El justiciero de la ciudad Death wish ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paul, un ingeniero civil de Nueva York, recibe una llamada en su oficina. Es su yerno comunicándole la fatal noticia de que su mujer y su hija han sido asaltadas en su propia casa por una banda de delincuentes
Oliver's story Oliverjeva zgodba ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Minnie and Moskowitz by John Cassavetes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama om det umage par Minnie og Moskowitz, der mødes i 70'ernes New York og kaster sig ud i et kompromisløst forhold, selvom de har alle odds imod sig
 
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Alternative Names
Ornitz, Arthur 1916-1985
Ornitz, Arthur Jacob 1916-1985
Languages
English (38)
Spanish (15)
German (2)
Italian (2)
French (1)
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