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Elswit, Robert 1950-

Works: 159 works in 696 publications in 7 languages and 29,695 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Crime films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Comedy films  History  Spy films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer , Contributor, Composer, Actor, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Elswit
Good night, and good luck by George Clooney( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel 1953, agli albori della televisione, Edward R. Murrow, uno stimato giornalista televisivo, oltre a condurre un programma giornalistico e un talk show, insieme al produttore Fred Friendly è responsabile di un programma che commenta i fatti del giorno. La redazione che lavora con lui è composta da un gruppo affiatato di professionisti che analizza le notizie del giorno per scegliere le storie migliori da raccontare . Tra queste spicca la vicenda di un pilota della marina sbattuto fuori dall'esercito senza alcun processo con l'accusa di essere un "rischio per la sicurezza". Murrow decide di raccontare la sua storia che sembra coinvolgere anche la potente figura del senatore McCarthy, presidente del Comitato Parlamentare per le Attività Antiamericane. (IBS)
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a career CIA operative, Bob Barnes begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to. An up-and-coming oil broker, Bryan Woodman faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir al-Subaai. Corporate lawyer, Bennett Holiday faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies Across the globe, a disenfranchised Wasim Khan, a Pakistani teenager, falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world
Runaway jury by John Cusack( Visual )

29 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun. Her lawyer argues that the firm in question knew the shop which sold the weapon was not following federal regulations. As the case goes to trial, the firearm manufacturer takes no chances on the outcome, and they hire Rankin Fitch, a "jury consultant" who makes it his business to see that he knows enough about the jurors to be able to guarantee the result of the trial
There will be blood by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Plainview se dedican al lucrativo negocio del petróleo, buscando yacimientos en California a comienzos del siglo XX. Se ven desafiados por un joven predicador cuya ambición es la misma que la de los Plainview. Este enfrentamiento se convertirá en el centro de una historia que a lo largo de los años acabará por desembocar en un abismo de oscuridad y locura
The Town by Ben Affleck( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jaquette indique : "Alors qu'il organise le casse du siècle, l'un des braqueurs les plus respectés de Boston veut essayer de changer de vie. Le FBI aux trousses, le gang est alors face à une véritable course contre la montre."
Nightcrawler by Dan Gilroy( Visual )

15 editions published in 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pulse-pounding thriller set in the nocturnal underbelly of contemporary Los Angeles. Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Lou Bloom, a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. Finding a group of freelance camera crews who film crashes, fires, murder and other mayhem, Lou muscles into the cut-throat, dangerous realm of nightcrawling, where each police siren wail equals a possible windfall and victims are converted into dollars and cents
Mission: Impossible: Rogue nation by Christopher McQuarrie( Visual )

7 editions published in 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With their elite organization shut down by the CIA, agent Ethan Hunt and his team must race against time to stop The Syndicate, a deadly network of rogue operatives turned traitors. To stop this global threat, Ethan must join forces with an elusive, disavowed agent whose loyalty is suspect as he faces his most impossible mission ever
Punch-drunk love by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

37 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barry Egan, a shy sad-sack with a great deal of repressed anger that occasionally bursts forth in sudden violent outrages, falls in love with Lena, a co-worker of one of Barry's seven sisters. After calling a phone-sex line, Barry is extorted by bad-guy Dean, who eventually sends four goons to assault Barry and get the money
The Bourne legacy by Tony Gilroy( Visual )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CIA ønsker at afvikle deres tophemmelige agentprogram, og pludseligt er superagenten Aaron Cross og kvinden der var med til at "skabe" ham, Dr. Marta Shearing, i yderste livsfare
The men who stare at goats by Grant Heslov( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Wilton est un journaliste désespéré à la recherche du scoop de sa carrière, et c'est en Irak qu'il pense le trouver. En partant à l'aventure, il croise le chemin de Lyn Cassidy, étrange soldat Jedi qui prétend faire partie d'un département top secret de l'armée américaine. Lire dans les pensées de l'ennemi, traverser les murs et même tuer des chèvres en les dévisageant sont les armes de cette unité spéciale. Le fondateur de ce programme, Bill Django, a disparu, et Cassidy a pour mission de le retrouver. Intrigué par les histoires abracadabrantes de Cassidy, Bob décide de l'accompagner... (jaquette)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. by Denzel Washington( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is suddenly disrupted. When he is recruited to join a firm led by ambitious lawyer George Pierce (Colin Farrell) - and begins a friendship with a young champion for equal rights (Carmen Ejogo) - a turbulent series of events ensues, which will put the activism that has defined Roman's career to the test
Suburbicon by George Clooney( Visual )

12 editions published in 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A peaceful, idyllic suburban community with affordable homes and manicured lawns, the perfect place to raise a family, and in the summer of 1959, the Lodge family is doing just that. The tranquil surface masks a disturbing reality, as husband and father Gardner Lodge must navigate the town's dark underbelly of betrayal, deceit, and violence. This is a tale of very flawed people making very bad choices
Gold by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En mand forfølger en drøm, sælger alt og tager til Indonesien for at grave guld. Men højt at flyve, dybt at falde. Filmen om Kenny Wells og geologen Mike Acosta er inspireret af en virkelig erhvervsskandale i 1990'ernes USA
Bounce( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy Amaral is a smooth-talking, skirt-chasing ad exec who is enjoying his high-powered career. Then, a sudden twist of fate changes everything and leads him into the life of Abby Janello, with whom he eventually falls head-over-heels in love
Magnolia by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. Through a collusion of coincidence, chance, human action, shared media, past history and divine intervention, nine people will weave and warp through each other's lives on a day that builds to an unforgettable climax. Some will seek forgiveness, others escape. Some will mend frayed bonds, others will be exposed"--Back of container
Redbelt by David Mamet( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korrupte pengemænd får på udspekuleret vis krammet på den retlinede jiu-jitsu instruktør Mike Terry og tvinger ham til at stille op til et prestigefyldt kampstævne
Inherent vice by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In late 1960s Southern California, private investigator Doc Sportello is drawn into murky dealings with his ex-girlfriend, Shasta Fay, her current real estate mogul boyfriend, his wife and her boyfriend
The burning plain( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Due storie intrecciate nel tempo. Nel presente Sylvia, a Portland, è una donna sola che colleziona amanti senza volerne veramente nessuno; nel passato, nel New Mexico, due amanti muoiono nell’incendio della roulotte dove s’incontrano di nascosto. Ma Sylvia non è altri che la figlia della donna morta nell’incendio, nonché la responsabile della morte dei due; e solo alla fine riuscirà a recuperare il legame con la bambina avuta anni prima dal figlio dell’amante della madre
Boogie nights by Paul Thomas Anderson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Los Angeles, fin des années 70. Eddie Addams, 17 ans, est engagé par un réalisateur de films pornographiques. Sous le pseudonyme de Dirk Diggler, le jeune étalon devient du jour au lendemain une star du cinéma X. Mais avec les années 80, le conte de fées va rapidement virer au cauchemar ..." (source : jaquette)
Tomorrow never dies by Ian Fleming( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and Portuguese and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierce Brosnan returns as Agent 007, stepping in to prevent World War III when a ruthless media tycoon tries to destabilise the world economy by orchestrating a deadly standoff between world superpowers
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Good night, and good luck
SyrianaRunaway juryPunch-drunk loveMagnoliaRedbeltBoogie nights
Alternative Names
Elswit, Bob

Elswit, Bob 1950-

Elswitt, Robert 1950-

Robert Elswit Amerikaans director of photography

Robert Elswit directeur de la photographie américain

Robert Elswit direttore della fotografia statunitense

Robert Elswit filmowiec amerykański

Robert Elswit US-amerikanischer Kameramann

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