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John, Gottfried 1942-

Overview
Works: 220 works in 378 publications in 4 languages and 3,674 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Biography  Fiction  Audio adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Creator, Dedicatee, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Gottfried John
 
Most widely held works by Gottfried John
Berlin Alexanderplatz einen film in 13 teilen und einem epilog ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in German and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After spending four years in prison for killing his girlfriend, lumbering man-child Franz Biberkopf is finally released back into society. He wants to stay honest now he has left jail, but it is tough in the Alexanderplatz section of Berlin. After failing to succeed in several 'regular' jobs, he falls in with some old cohorts and an on-again, off-again association with thugs. Post-war society is crumbling, and it appears that nothing will bring it back. Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos
GoldenEye by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-born weapon, James must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia. All whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on James
Welt am Draht World on a wire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The noir-spiked tale of a reluctant action hero, a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate conspiracy substituting simulations for reality
The ogre ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A grotesque fairy tale about Hitler's Germany in which a naïve mechanic comes to symbolize the seductive appeal of the Nazi regime."--Container
In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story is an ultimately tender and moving portrait of a lost and fragile soul
Mutter Küsters fahrt zum Himmel Mother Küsters goes to heaven by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in German and English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A factory worker goes berserk one day killing the boss' son and then throwing himself into the machinery. Trying to clear her husband's name, the murderer's widow journeys through ludicrous arenas of yellow journalism and left-wing politics
The piano tuner of earthquakes ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the eve of her wedding, the beautiful opera singer Malvina is mysteriously "killed" and abducted by the malevolent Dr. Droz. Felisberto, an innocent piano tuner, is summoned to Droz's secluded villa to service his strange musical automata. Little by little Felisberto learns of the doctor's plans to stage a "diabolic opera" and of Malvina's fate. He secretly conspires to rescue her, only to become trapped himself in the web of Droz's perverse universe
Despair by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hermann Hermann, a Russian emigrant and successful chocolate magnate, starts to experience hallucinations. One day, he meets Felix and is sure that this man is his doppelganger. His delusional thinking leads him to hatch a plan to relieve him of his mental anguish
Institute Benjamenta or this dream people call human life ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hesitant man named Jakob von Gunten arrives at a boarding school for the training of servants, where the curriculum consists of one endlessly repeated lesson: self-negation. The students' only goal to become insignificant
Donna Leon ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in German and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quietly in their sleep : Mysterious deaths in a Venice retirement community are brought to Inspector Brunetti's attention by a young nun who is then nearly killed herself. Brunetti's investigation turns up some unsettling connections to a secret church organization and to one of its charismatic members, a priest who is the community's resident confessor.--Container
Balzac a passionate life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the saga of the author, Honoré de Balzac. Gruff, unsophisticated and far from handsome, Balzac managed to become one of the most sought after men in his circle of famous writers in 19th century France, leaving a trail of scandal and heartbreak in his wake
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Franz Biberkof, a former transportation worker. When we first see Franz, he has just been released from prison where he has served four years for an irrational act of violence. He returns to his Berlin neighborhood resolved to go straight but forces in his environment, the influences of his cronies, the grinding poverty, the decay of society overwhelm him and he begins his duel with fate
The Fassbinder collection ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Martha: While vacationing with him in Rome, virginal 31-year-old librarian Martha Heyer loses her father to a heart attack. She doesn't know it but she has already met Helmut Salomon, her future husband, whom she expects to be the source of her individual and sexual fulfillment. After marriage however, Helmut, with chilling inscrutability, subjects her to constant physical and psychological tortures. Martha is an unrelenting depiction of the methodical way a bourgeois male reduces his wife to a state of absolute subjection, in accordance with Fassbinder's belief that marriage was the only socially accepted form of a completely sadomasochistic relationship
Bin ich schön? by Doris Dörrie ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this story, which takes place partly in Spain and Germany, several people have trouble with love, affairs, relations and faith. They are all connected by bonds of blood, marriage, profession or experience"--Internet Movie Database
Institute Benjamenta This dream people call human life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A hesitant man named Jakob von Gunten arrives at a boarding school for the training of servants, where the curriculum consists of one endlessly repeated lesson: self-negation, and the students' only goal is to become insignificant
The mistake ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Verfehlung The mistake ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jacob from Hamburg, in West Germany falls in love with Elisabeth in her village in East Germany. They meet secretly in East Berlin, but it seems the Stasi (secret police) knows about it. Back in the village someone informs on Jacob and he is deported. Elisabeth knows who begrudges her this love and plans her revenge
Fedora by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A down-on-his-luck filmmaker hopes to revive his career by luring a reclusive Golden-Age actress out of her Mediterranean retirement. Instead, he unwittingly enters a snake pit of people who will do anything to preserve the actress' bizarre secret
The Marriage of Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in German and English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Vicissitudes of a post-war bride. Fassbinder rhymes the survival of one indomitable woman with Germany's post-war reconstruction, and asks whether either of them should be seen as the triumph it appears to be
Berlin Alexanderplatz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Franz Biberkof, a former transportation worker. Newly-released from prison where he has served four years for an irrational act of violence, he returns to his Berlin neighborhood resolved to go straight. However, the influences of local cronies, grinding poverty, and the apparent decay of society begin to overwhelm him
 
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