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Wolper, David L.

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Works: 255 works in 447 publications in 4 languages and 16,558 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Television adaptations  Biography  Musical films  Comedy films  Fiction  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Producer, Commentator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory by Leslie Bricusse( visu )
46 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 4,365 libraries worldwide
Candy manufacturer Willy Wonka has a contest and hides five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. All five ticket winners get a free tour of the mysterious Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of Wonka candy. Four of the children are nasty brats who are punished by Willie Wonka with various diabolical, but funny, methods. Only Charlie, a likeable child, wins the heart of the manufacturer
Roots by Alex Haley( visu )
14 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and held by 2,883 libraries worldwide
The legacy of Roots, part two. Alex Haley interview episode from the "Talking with David Frost" series -- The struggle to make "Roots"--Connecting with the past -- Levar Burton's original screen test
L.A. confidential by Curtis Hanson( visu )
13 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,846 libraries worldwide
Los Angeles, 1950. Three cops battle police corruption, a call girl, a mysterious millionaire, a tabloid journalist and the Chief of Detectives fuel a labyrinthine plot rife with mystery, ambition, romance and humor
Roots, the next generations ( visu )
6 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Follows the Haley family from the post-Civil War era until the more contemporary but still turbulent time of the 1960s and '70s, when Alex himself begins his research into the discovery of his roots
Color adjustment ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 954 libraries worldwide
This study of prejudice and perception traces over forty years of race relations in America through the lens of prime time TV entertainment. Black actors Esther Rolle, Diahann Carroll, Denise Nicholas, and Tim Reid and Hollywood producers Norman Lear, Steve Bochco and David Wolper reveal the behind-the-scenes story of how prime time was "integrated." Revisiting such popular hits as Amos and Andy, Beulah, The Nat King Cole Show, Julia, I Spy, Good Times and Roots, viewers see how bitter racial conflict was absorbed into the non-controversial formats of the prime time series
The thorn birds by Stan Marguiles( visu )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 933 libraries worldwide
The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback
I will fight no more forever ( visu )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
The story of the Nez Percé War of 1877, during which Chief Joseph & the Nez Percé Indians fought General Oliver Otis Howard & the U.S. Army for 108 consecutive days before finally surrendering on Oct. 8, 1877
The exiles by Kent Mackenzie( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare
The Hellstrom chronicle ( visu )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
A tongue-in-cheek look at the insect world, ultimately portraying the insect as an indomitable menace and potential threat to nature and the human race
Agatha Christie's Murder is easy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
On the train ride to Marylebone Station, American Luke Williams befriends elderly Lavinia Fullerton. She is en route to Scotland Yard to disclose the name of a murderer, and Luke soon finds himself caught up in a murder investigation
Imagine, John Lennon by Andrew Solt( visu )
18 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 191 libraries worldwide
John Lennon narrates his life story with reminiscences by his wives, aunt and other associates, together with performances of several songs
Surviving Picasso by James Ivory( visu )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 165 libraries worldwide
The world knew Pablo Picasso's passion for canvas, color, metal and ceramics, but little was known about his other passion--women. Told from the viewpoint of his longtime mistress and mother of his children, Francoise Gilot
Four days in November ( visu )
6 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Put together from more than 8,000,000 feet of film, stills, snapshots and tapes, this film provides a brilliant story of the time surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy
This is Elvis ( visu )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
An authorized biography of Elvis with interviews by many of the people who knew him best, including Presley's family members, his friends and employees, and his mentor and manager Colonel Tom Parker. The result is an inside look at life of a man who changed the course of modern music--a man who sold more than 500 million records and gave birth to the phenomenon called rock 'n' roll
The making of the president ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
Presents three television documentaries that provide an in-depth examination of the presidential campaigns of 1960, 1964, and 1968, based on the books by Theodore H. White, and showing archival footage, behind-the-scenes moments, backroom deals, and scenes from the convention floor that took place during the races between Kennedy and Nixon; Johnson and Goldwater; and Humphrey, Nixon and Wallace
The man with the dream : a pictorial tribute to the life and 50-year career of David L. Wolper by Dale Olson( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Roots, the gift ( visu )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
In an expansion of the Roots saga with a Christmas theme, three years after Kunta Kinte's first unsuccessful attempt to escape slavery, the Mandinka warrior tries again via the Underground Railroad. He has occasion to give the gift of freedom to several of his fellow runaway slaves, and in turn receives the gift of life from an unexpected source, the plantation master's son
The plot to kill Hitler ( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Multiple languages and held by 100 libraries worldwide
July 20, 1944. In the waning days of Nazi Germany, a group of senior army officers led by suave aristocrat Col. Claus von Stauffenberg risks all to save what's left of their war-torn nation. Their goal is to kill Adolf Hitler during a strategy meeting at his Wolfsschanze. The idea grew out of the Third Reich's Operation Valkyrie emergency plan. If successful, this might have changed the bloody outcome of World War II
The inside story of TV's "Roots" by David L Wolper( Book )
8 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
The Devil's Brigade ( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the First Special Service Force
 
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Wolper, David 1928-2010
Wolper, David Lloud 1928-2010
Wolper, David Lloyd 1928-2010
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