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Burks, Robert

Overview
Works: 209 works in 516 publications in 11 languages and 20,098 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Gangster films  Romance films  Biographical films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Author, spe
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robert Burks
 
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

21 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While watching his neighbors through the windows of the building next door, a wheelchair-bound photographer becomes convinced one of them has been murdered. Is it just his imagination? Or a case of a room with a view ... to die for?
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small California town is attacked by thousands of birds
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a love triangle, a husband plots to murder his wife. When things go awry, the wrong victim falls and there's no escaping the deadly consequences
Hondo by John Farrow( Visual )

12 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie
Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 1,116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Résumé figurant sur la jaquette :"Guy Haines déteste sa femme et souhaiterait refaire sa vie avec une autre. Bruno Anthony hait son père au plus haut point. Les deux hommes se rencontrent dans un compartiment de train et Anthony suggère à Haines que chacun d'un réalise le meurtre dont l'autre rêve : ainsi, pas de mobiles, pas de preuves ...bien sûr. Guy Haines refuse cette proposition absurde et malsaine. Jusqu'au jour où sa femme est retrouvée assassinée. Il réalise alors que, fort de sa macabre idée, Bruno Anthony est passé à l'acte et qu'il le poursuivra maintenant jusqu'à ce que lui-même ait réalisé sa part du "contrat"..."
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basada en la historia real de Manny Balestrero, un hombre inocente acusado de un crimen que no cometió
The fountainhead( Visual )

4 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on a four-cornered conflict of egoism between architect Roark (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright), a newspaper magnate, his daughter and an opposed, socialistically inclined architecture critic. Vidor's celebration of an ordinary man as one of The Crowd and New Deal collectivism in Our Daily Bread, here gives way to Rand's philosophy of implacable egoism. The combination of Rand's one-dimensionally didactic dialogue, Vidor's engagement with the theme of the spirituality of creativity, his proclivity for soaring love-hate sexuality and an architectural vision in the design, make this a deliriously extreme celebration of individualism in American cinema
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and German and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A priest hears a murderer's confession and then becomes the murder suspect himself
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman falls in love with a reformed jewel thief, but suspects he's active again when a series of jewel heists occur
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

23 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

28 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marnie is a compulsive thief who attempts to rob her boss, Mark Rutland, but instead ends up marrying him. Her obsessive behavior continues, but when she is pushed to the edge, her groom urges her to confront the past in this psychological thriller
The Spirit of St. Louis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him
Night and day( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
A patch of blue( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Portuguese and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes special features preceding the video: Behind-the -scenes documentary "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by northwest," hosted by Eva Marie Saint, featuring Martin Landau, Ernest Lehman, Patricia Hitchcock, and others. Also includes the original theatrical trailer (41 mins.)
Kings Row( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kings Row was well ahead of its time, anticipating fifties melodramas such as Peyton Place and those of Sirk, Minnelli et al., in its subversive view of small town America. The scriptwriter Casey Robinson takes most of the credit for managing to win the approval of Production Code officials during the repressive Breen and post-Breen years. Incest in the novel is thinly disguised in the film as hereditary insanity. Leg amputation is virtually synonymous with castration. The American doctor-fathers are middle class monsters while positive values are inverted almost exclusively in European immigrants and the working class. Religion rates no mention in a world clearly polarised between good and evil. The young people's struggle to overcome obstacles is heightened to the point of self parody as melodrama of triumph. Visual design was mainly the work of Menzies (who storyboarded the whole film) and Wong Howe
Alfred Hitchcock's the birds by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melanie Daniels is a beautiful blonde who arrives in Bodega Bay in pursuit of the handsome and eligible Mitch Brenner. But love is not the only thing in the air when thousands of birds descend upon the town, attacking and terrorizing its residents. Soon Melanie and Mitch are fighting for their lives against a deadly, unexplainable force in this spine-tingling portrait of nature at its most powerful and ruthless
 
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Alternative Names
Burks, L. Robert

Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968

Burks, Leslie Robert.

Robert Burks camraman amricain

Robert Burks direttore della fotografia statunitense

Robert Burks US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ρόμπερτ Μπέρκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής

Роберт Бёркс

رابرت برکس

로버트 벅스

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The birdsAlfred Hitchcock's Dial M for MurderHondoThe fountainheadThe man who knew too muchAlfred Hitchcock's To catch a thiefVertigoMarnieAlfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry