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John, Gottfried 1942-2014

Overview
Works: 240 works in 430 publications in 4 languages and 4,141 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  History  Melodrama  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Creator, Contributor, Dedicatee, Other
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 515 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 Originally made for television, Berlin Alexanderplatz is a prototype for the modern long-form drama, grandfather to Tony and the Sopranos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 408 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 363 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
In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story is an ultimately tender and moving portrait of a lost and fragile soul
The ogre ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 272 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
Mutter Küsters fahrt zum Himmel Mother Küsters goes to heaven ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in German and English and held by 242 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 )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and German 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
Die Ehe der Maria Braun The Marriage of Maria Braun by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )
10 editions published between 1978 and 2009 in German and English and held by 230 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
Despair by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 224 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 )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 165 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 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Acqua alta : First a museum director and an antiquities dealer are murdered. Then a Chinese art expert is brutally beaten and she fears her assailants will return to finish her off. Brunetti must find out how greed and violence motivate the world of forgeries and could drive someone to kill for art in Venice.--Container
Mary Magdalene : close to Jesus by Maria Grazia Cucinotta( Visual )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the marriages between Amos and Silvano fail, Mary Magdalene turns to a life of sin. However, in between time, she meets the prophet John the Baptist teaches her about the coming of the Messiah. Sometime there after, she meets Herodias the wife of Herod Antipas, Salome, Samuel, the son of her friend Joanna and then Jesus Christ. After meeting Jesus Christ, she becomes one of his disciples and preaches the gospel of his existence
Balzac a passionate life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 84 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
Fedora by Billy Wilder( Visual )
3 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 82 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 Fassbinder collection ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden: Elvira Weishaupt began life as Erwin. After growing up in an orphanage, Erwin was apprenticed to a butcher. As an adult, Erwin had fallen in love with Anton, the manager of the slaughterhouse where he worked. Anton's offhand comment "too bad you're not a girl" sent Erwin to Casablanca to become Elvira. Upon her return, however, Anton rejects Elvira. Convincing neither as a man nor as a woman, to others or to herself, she begins a journey into her past, revisiting old haunts, trying to re-or de-construct the person she's become. In a Year of 13 Moons is a distilled, brutal, unrelenting, deeply personal, and emotionally honest exposition into the human existential quest for love, acceptance, spiritual passion, and inclusion
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Rainer Werner Fassbinder( Visual )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 60 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
Bin ich schön? by Doris Dörrie( Visual )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in German and held by 56 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
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 41 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
Institute Benjamenta This dream people call human life ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 41 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
 
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