WorldCat Identities

Landau, Ely

Overview
Works: 83 works in 271 publications in 2 languages and 11,131 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Comedy films  History  Documentary films  Melodrama  Historical films  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ely Landau
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

26 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Tyrone is an aging actor and an alcoholic miser who has spent a lifetime treading on the spirit of his dope-addicted wife, Mary. His oldest son Jamie is a troublemaking alcoholic who is envious of the writing talent of his sickly younger brother, Edmund. The three Tyrone men will spend a hellish night together when they sit about drunkenly while Mary hallucinates about her younger and happier days
The pawnbroker by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A long time ago, Sol Nazerman was a professor. He had a wife, children. Then the Germans came. Sol survived the concentration camp, his family did not. Now, as the pawnbroker in a shop owned by a racketeer, he grows increasingly bitter and callous, withdrawing still further from the world around him. His eager assistant Jesus looks to him as both a teacher and a father figure, but Sol eschews involvement or compassion. This detachment leads to a tragedy, which awakens Sol's humanity, wherein he can finally acknowledge his burden of grief and guilt
The iceman cometh by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a ragtag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to follow the same path
Rhinoceros by Eugne Ionesco( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceri. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely?
A delicate balance by Edward Albee( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded by her alcoholic sister, their divorced daughter, and friends who are terrified of being alone for unknown reasons
Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

11 editions published between 1973 and 2005 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luther compresses nearly two decades into a provocative character study that parallels Martin Luther's deepening religious dilemmas with the irresolvable earthly anxieties that shaped his beliefs and his rebellious search for truth. We're introduced to Luther as a young monk in 1506, as he defends his vows to his jealous and disapproving father (Patrick McGee). But as Luther's religious commitment deepens, his faith in an increasingly commercialized, politicized, and spiritually empty Papacy atrophies until, having preached against the medieval Catholic Church's hypocrisy, he is called to account by the very bishops he must denounce
The man in the glass booth( Visual )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maximilian Schel, in a tour de force performance, stars as an eccentric Jewish tycoon and a former concentration commandant who watches over his financial empire from a Manhattan penthouse
The chosen by Jeremy Paul Kagan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two teenage boys who become best friends despite huge differences in their upbringing. Danny is the son of an orthodox Hasidic Rabbi. Reuven comes from a progressive Jewish family whose father stands at the forefront of the battle for Israeli statehood. Danny's every moment is devoted to religious study, while Reuven plays jazz piano and is intensely interested in the changing world around him. Their family differences soon force both to make difficult choices
Butley by Simon Gray( Visual )

8 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Butley is a university teacher who avoids his students, and with his mocking wit drives everyone else away
Harold Pinter's The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
King : a filmed record... Montgomery to Memphis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King documents the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his non-violent campaign for racial equality and justice from 1955-1968. Nothing is contrived and there is no narration, only the stirring words of Dr. King's memorable sermons and speeches. The film is history, unvarnished and unretouched, as recorded by newsreel and television camera of the period ... The live action sequences are linked by a series of short dramatic readings"--Container
Hopscotch by Ronald Neame( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate--because he's having too much fun!
Lost in the stars( Visual )

9 editions published between 1974 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen Kumalo, a black South African minister searches the unfamiliar back alleys and shanty towns of Johannesburg for his son, Absalom. But Kumalo's unwavering faith is put to the test when he finds Absalom in jail facing a capital murder charge. Courage, dignity and sacrifice fall prey to the whirlwind of racist hypocrisy and hollow justice in Absalom's trial. Absalom's reunion and reconciliation with this father, his jailhouse marriage to his pregnant sweetheart, and his heroic determination to tell the truth set the stage for a tragic climax
Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

7 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
The Holcroft covenant( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noel Holcroft has inherited an awesome legacy. His father, Hitler's financial wizard, and two other prominent Nazis had re-routed staggering sums of money into a Swiss bank. Supposedly the money was to relieve the suffering of Holocaust victims a generation later. The three Nazis' own children would administer the fund. Now after 40 years, Holcroft must find the other two offspring as the signatures of all three are needed to release the funds
The madwoman of Chaillot( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eccentric countess upsets a plan to transform Paris into a giant oilfield
John Osborne's Luther by John Osborne( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Martin Luther and his eventual condemnation of the Catholic Church and incitement of the Protestant reformation
In celebration by David Storey( Visual )

8 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a tender and moving study of a family at breaking point, a story of love, repressed emotions and of ultimate redemption
The homecoming by Harold Pinter( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with an all-bachelor family in North London disrupted by the return of the eldest son and his wife from America
Bertolt Brecht's Galileo by Bertolt Brecht( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
 
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Alternative Names
Ely A. Landau US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Filmverleiher

Ely Landau producteur de cinma amricain

Ely Landau produttore cinematografico statunitense

Landau, Ely A. 1920-1993

Landau, Ely Abraham 1920-1993

Languages
English (171)

Spanish (3)