WorldCat Identities

Sylvester, William 1922-1995

Overview
Works: 36 works in 152 publications in 4 languages and 4,226 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Science fiction films  Interviews  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Horror films  Vampire films  Documentary films  Motion pictures 
Roles: Actor, Performer
Classifications: PR6005.L36, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William Sylvester
 
Most widely held works by William Sylvester
2001, a space odyssey by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

68 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and French and held by 3,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Dawn of Man, a group of hominids encounters a mysterious black monolith that is alien to their surroundings. A hominid discovers the first weapon, using a bone to kill prey. The bone is tossed in the air and it's a 21st century spacecraft hovering over the Earth, skipping ahead millions of years in technological development only to imply that man hasn't advanced very far at all psychologically. U.S. scientist Dr. Heywood Floyd travels to the moon to check out the discovery of a strange object on the moon's surface: a black monolith. As the sun's rays strike the stone, however, it emits a piercing, deafening sound that fills the investigators' headphones and stops them in their path. Cutting ahead 18 months, impassive astronauts David Bowman and Frank Poole head toward Jupiter on the space ship Discovery, their only company three hibernating astronauts and the vocal, man-made HAL 9000 computer running the entire ship. When the all-too-human HAL malfunctions, however, he tries to murder the astronauts to cover his error, forcing Bowman to defend himself the only way he can. Free of HAL, and finally informed of the voyage's purpose by a recording from Floyd, Bowman journeys to "Jupiter and Beyond the Infinite," through the psychedelic slit-scan star-gate to an 18th century room, and the completion of the monolith's evolutionary mission
Gorgo( Visual )

15 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enterprising Joe and Sam capture a 65-foot monster and bring it to London as a seaside carnival attraction. This proves to be a major mistake when Gorgo's mother comes in search of her baby and trashes London
Stanley Kubrick's 2001 a space odyssey( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A space voyage to Jupiter erupts in disaster when the ship's computer goes mad. Includes commentary by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, documentary - 2001: The Making Of A Myth, 4 featurettes, audio-only interview with Stanley Kubrick, and trailer
Devil doll( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is something very strange about The Great Vorelli's too lifelike dummy, Hugo. Then, Vorelli becomes obsessed with a woman and her boyfriend suspects that there is something evil, not just strange, with Vorelli and Hugo
2001 : una odisea del espacio by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

13 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2001 moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence to the emergence of man as pure thought, somewhere in the future
Hammer film noir double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unholy four. "Someone knocked a man out and left him for dead during a fishing trip in Portugal. That someone is either his fetching wife or two business partners, all sporting guilty faces after his unexpected return. Two more murders and a frame-up befall the quartet before an inspector closes the case." -- Container
2001 a space odyssey = 2001 : l'odyssée de l'espace by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Devils of darkness( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on holiday in rural Brittany, Paul and Karin meet the mysterious Arman, a seemingly suave and sophisticated French aristocrat. When two of his friends die mysteriously and Karin is suddenly kidnapped, it's up to Paul to expose Arman for who he really is - Count Sinistre, the vampire leader of a stanic cult. A cult that specialized in human sacrifices
2001: l'odyssée de l'espace by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1er partie : A l'aube de l'humanité. Quatre millions d'années avant J.-C., des humanoides découvrent un monolithe noir. L'un d'eux se sert d'un os comme une arme pour tuer.2e partie : En l'an 2001, le Dr. Heywood Floyd va sur la lune enquêter sur un monolithe noir qui émet des signes mystérieux. 3e partie : 18 mois plus tard, le "Discovery" est lancé vers la planète Jupiter. L'ordinateur de l'expédition, HAL 9000, se conduit étrangement, causant la mort des astraunautes, excepté David Bowman qui réussit à le déconnecter. 4e partie : Aux abords de Jupiter, le "Discovery" croise un autre monolithe noir, et Bowman est entraîné dans un espace-temps vertigineux qui lui fait traverser tous les âges de la vie et se transformer en foetus qui retourne vers la Terre
Danger man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Drake has to find a double for an American who has been accused of espionage and is kept a prisoner in the American Embassy in a Caribbean city. A noted concert pianist is chosen to exchange identities with the prisoner
Stanley Kubrick, limited edition collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shining: When a couple takes a job as hotel caretakers for the winter, their young son's psychic powers bring out the evil in the old hotel
The Saint( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Saint goes to the help of a girl who is resisting a man's advances in Venice-and plunges headlong into the world of racketeering gangsters, intrigue, and a vicious revenge plot
The yellow balloon( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two boys playing in the streets of a bomb-damaged London neighborhood argue over a yellow balloon, and a tragic accident occurs which sees one boy fall to his death. His friend, Frankie, is guilt-ridden, and falls prey to an unscrupulous crook who wishes to exploit the child to his own ends"--Container
Unholy four( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Someone knocked a man out and left him for dead during a fishing trip in Portugal. That someone is either his fetching wife or two business partners, all sporting guilty faces after his unexpected return. Two more murders and a frame-up befall the quartet before an inspector closes the case
Stanley Kubrick, the masterpiece collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The shining: From a script he co-adapted from the Stephen King novel, Kubrick melds vivid performances, menacing settings, dreamlike tracking shots and shock after shock into a milestone of the macabre. "The Shining" is the director's epic tale of a man in a snowbound hotel descending into murderous delusions. In a signature role, Jack Nicholson ("Heeeere's Johnny!") stars as Jack Torrance, who's come to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel as off-season caretaker with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd)
2001 : odissea nello spazio( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in Italian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nel prologo, un uomo-scimmia, forse influenzato da un monolite nero, scopre che un osso può essere usato come arma di offesa per sottomettere i più deboli. Quattro milioni di anni dopo, nel 2001, per cercare di spiegare cosa si nasconde dietro un immenso monolite nero, scoperto vicino alla base lunare di Clavius, un'astronave, guidata dal sofisticatissimo computer Hal 9000, parte alla volta di Giove con a bordo due astronauti, Frank Poole e David Bowman e tre scienziati ibernati. Ma durante il viaggio il computer si ribella agli ordini e provoca la morte dei tre scienziati e di Poole. Bowman riuscirà a sopravvivere ma per lui l'avventura non è finita. (Mereghetti)
Hammer film noir double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wings of danger: A former pilot suffering from blackouts discovers that a fellow flyer is supected of being mixed up with a web of smugglers. While searching for his missing buddy, he unwittingly becomes entagled in a morass of suspicion
2001: a space odyssey 2001: odyseja kosmiczna( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riding with death( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A super secret government operative, who has the power of invisibility, guards a revolutionary liquid that could replace gasoline. However, the formula really is a volatile fraud designed to make its "inventor" rich and kill anyone who attempts to transport it
Postmark for danger( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a journalist and his girlfriend get into a suspicious car accident, he is killed, but she returns to get the killers
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
2001, a space odyssey
Alternative Names
William Sylvester acteur amricain

William Sylvester amerikansk skdespelare

William Sylvester amerikansk skodespelar

William Sylvester amerikansk skuespiller

William Sylvester attore statunitense

William Sylvester US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Сильвестер, Уильям

ویلیام سیلوستر بازیگر آمریکایی

ウィリアム・シルベスター

Languages
English (115)

French (10)

Spanish (9)

Italian (1)

Covers
GorgoUnholy fourHammer film noir double feature