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Bill, Tony 1940-

Works: 120 works in 402 publications in 7 languages and 10,363 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Gangster films  Film adaptations  History  War films  Juvenile works  Caper films  Children's television programs  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Author, Interviewee, Narrator, Performer, Film editor, Editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Tony Bill
Publications by Tony Bill
Most widely held works about Tony Bill
Most widely held works by Tony Bill
Flyboys by Tony Bill( visu )
38 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,961 libraries worldwide
A story of the young Americans who volunteered to be part of the French military prior to the United States involvement in WWI, also known as Lafayette Escadrille, and how they became the country's first fighter pilots
The sting by George Roy Hill( visu )
59 editions published between 1973 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,161 libraries worldwide
It is 1932 and a money runner is carrying the week's take -- $11,000 -- from an illegal gambling outfit in Joliet, Illinois, to the main office. On the way, three men con him out of the take. Mob boss Doyle Lonnegan discovers who pulled the job, and exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman thrown from a window. Lonnegan also orders a hit on Luther's partner, Johnny Hooker. To escape Lonnegan's wrath, Hooker goes to Chicago, to meet an old friend of Luther's, Henry Gondorff. To avenge Luther's death, they set up an elaborate plan -- a "long con"--To swindle an enormous sum out of Lonnegan so neatly that he won't even realize he's been conned
Faerie tale theatre by Matthew Broderick( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Cinderella: Cinderella is a slave to her wicked stepmother and her selfish stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother arrives and turns her into a radiant princess ; The little mermaid: When a young mermaid falls in love with a human being, she makes a deal with the Sea Witch and sacrifices everything to be with him ; The dancing princesses: After the king discovers that his daughters' dancing shoes are worn out every night, he offers to let anyone who can solve the mystery choose any of the princesses to have as his bride ; The princess and the pea: A bored prince decides that the best way to cheer himself up is to get married, so he goes through his mother's list of eligible princesses
Shampoo by Tang en( visu )
10 editions published between 1975 and 2003 in English and French and held by 699 libraries worldwide
"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
One Christmas ( visu )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
A young boy leaves his home in the country with his aunt to spend the holidays with his estranged father in the big city. In his search for Santa in New Orleans, he finds more than he could ever hope for
Untamed heart ( visu )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 544 libraries worldwide
A tender romance about two lonely lost souls who are destined to find each other
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens( visu )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Young orphaned Oliver escapes to London and is befriended by pickpockets
Pictures of Hollis Woods ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time she was happy in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her
The Princess and the pea by H. C Andersen( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 359 libraries worldwide
Between 1982 and 1987, actress-turned-producer Shelley Duvall gathered film's biggest stars to bring some of the world's most beloved fairy tales to life. Prince Richard (Tom Conti) leads a humdrum life under the thumb of his controlling mother Queen Veronica until one stormy night the vivacious Princess Alecia (Liza Minnelli) enters his life. But is she really a princess?
My bodyguard by Tony Bill( visu )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 358 libraries worldwide
Clifford, a new student at a high school, enlists the aid of an overgrown misfit against the school bully, and a special friendship arises
A home of our own by Tony Bill( visu )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
Frances Lacey quits her job and leaves Los Angeles with her six children in search of her dream, a home of their own
Casting by ( visu )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 299 libraries worldwide
This film places the spotlight on one of filmmaking's unsung heroes, casting director Marion Dougherty, and takes viewers on a journey through 50 years of Hollywood history from an entirely new perspective. Relying on her exquisite taste and gut instincts, Dougherty helped usher in the 'New Hollywood' with movies like Midnight Cowboy, The Graduate, Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, and Bonnie and Clyde
Five corners by Tony Bill( visu )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 262 libraries worldwide
A psychotic rapist is released from prison and pursues the young woman who helped convict him
Harlan County war by Tony Bill( visu )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 192 libraries worldwide
"A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in acave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike."--Internet Movie Database
Less than zero by Marek Kanievska( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 191 libraries worldwide
Julian is a boy with looks, charm, intelligence and a father who sets him up in the record business; he also has a drug habit. His best friend Clay wants to help and is willing to do almost anything for his friend, but Julian is going downhill so fast that he might take his girlfriend and Clay with him
Castle keep by Sydney Pollack( visu )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and French and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volkswagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed out streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpieces
Going in style ( visu )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Three senior citizens who are bored with their lives decide to rob a bank. If they get away with it they have the money, and if they get caught they wonder what the police will do to three old men
Movie Speak : how to talk like you belong on a film set by Tony Bill( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: When is "groucho" not a comedian? A "seagull" not a bird? A "banana" not a fruit, and a "taco cart" not a food stand? What's the "Castle rock rule" and when should you call for a "buff & puff"? And why expect trouble when the A.D. (assistant director) knowingly mumbles "Gone With the Wind in the morning, Dukes of Hazzard after lunch"? An oral tradition gathered and passed down for more than a hundred years, the language of moviemaking, like other secret lexicons, is the only accepted way of communicating on a set-and is all but unknown to the outside world. Technical, odd, colorful, mysterious, the working language of movies sheds light not only on the hugely complex process of making a film, but on the invisible hierarchies of a set, the unspoken etiquette between cast and crew, and the evolution of a process that's endlessly fascinating. Movie Speak is a book about language, but through language also a book about what it's really like to be a director or a producer or an actor or a crew member. An Oscar winning producer (The Sting), actor (who worked with Spielberg, Coppola, and Sydney Pollock), and director (Five Corners, Flyboys, My Bodyguard, and more), Tony Bill has been on sets for more than 30 years and brings a writer's love of language to this collection of hundreds of film terms. A futz. A cowboy. A Brodkin and a double Brodkin (a.k.a. screamer). Streaks 'n tips, a Lewinsky, Green Acres, rhubarb, a peanut, a Gary Coleman, snot tape, twin buttes, man maker (and why you can yell for one if needed for a grip, but must whisper if it's for Tom Cruise)-these are the tricks of the trade
Hearts of the west ( visu )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Iowa farmboy Lewis Tater has a brainstorm: instead of continuing the correspondence courses that are learnin' him to write cowboy novels, he'll travel to the out-West school itself and soak up the campus atmosphere first hand. He arrives to find the school is a postal box. Write 'em, cowboy
Come blow your horn by Bud Yorkin( visu )
5 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A comedy about a modest, hard-working young man who leaves home to join in the carefree, exotic life of his 36-year-old bachelor brother in New York
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Alternative Names
Bill, Gerard Anthony.
Bill, Gerard Anthony 1940-
Tony Bill Amerikaans acteur
Tony Bill attore, regista e produttore cinematografico statunitense
Tony Bill cinéaste américain
Tony Bill director de cine estadounidense
Tony Bill US-amerikanischer Regisseur und Schauspieler
Тони Билл
טוני ביל
تونی بیل تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی
English (213)
Spanish (19)
French (9)
German (6)
Multiple languages (2)
Chinese (1)
Polish (1)
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