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Burks, Robert

Works: 176 works in 591 publications in 11 languages and 22,704 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films  Film noir  Musical films  Spy films  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Cinematographer, Production personnel, Photographer, Illustrator, Videographer, spe, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Robert Burks
Publications by Robert Burks
Publications by Robert Burks, published posthumously.
Most widely held works about Robert Burks
Most widely held works by Robert Burks
The birds by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
36 editions published between 1963 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 2,597 libraries worldwide
When Melanie Daniels rolls into Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner, the small California town is inexplicably attacked by thousands of birds
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
52 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,541 libraries worldwide
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries, becomes obsessed with watching the private dramas of his neighbors while confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg. When he suspects that a salesman may have murdered his nagging, invalid wife, Jeffries enlists the help of his stunning socialite girlfriend to investigate the suspicious chain of events
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
40 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,308 libraries worldwide
Scottie Ferguson, a recently retired San Francisco police detective, is hired to shadow a rich shipbuilder 's tragically suicidal wife, Madeleine Elster. After he saves her from drowning in the San Francisco Bay, Scottie's interest in the beautiful but icy blonde shifts from business to romance. But when tragedy strikes again, Scottie must overcome the vertigo that haunts his dreams in order to unravel the secrets of the past and find the key to his future
Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
9 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,623 libraries worldwide
In a love triangle, a husband plots to murder his wife. When things go awry, the wrong victim falls and there's no escaping the deadly consequences
Hondo by John Farrow( visu )
16 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,372 libraries worldwide
Hondo Lane, a dispatch rider for the cavalry, encounters Angie Lowe, a woman living alone with her young son in the midst of hostile Apache territory. She presumes she is safe because the Apaches, under their chief Vittorio, have always left them alone. Later Hondo has a run-in with Angie's good-for-nothing husband and is forced to kill him. When Vittorio captures Hondo to save his life, Angie tells the Apache chief that he is her husband. In order to protect her from a forced marriage with one of the Apaches, Hondo reluctantly goes along with the lie
Strangers on a Train by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
16 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,179 libraries worldwide
Guy Haines, a tennis star who hates his wife, is approached on a train by a stranger, Bruno Anthony, who hates his father. Anthony offers a plan: each could kill the other's victim. No motive, no clue would link the two murders save the casual meeting of strangers on a train
The wrong man by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
8 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 997 libraries worldwide
The true story of Manny Balestrero, a musician unjustly accused of armed robbery. Balestrero vehemently protests his innocence but acts thoroughly guilty, leading a host of policemen and witnesses to finger him as the thief. The trial goes badly for Manny, but life is worse for his wife, Rose, who falls apart under the strain of his ordeal
The fountainhead by King Vidor( visu )
7 editions published between 1948 and 2006 in English and German and held by 969 libraries worldwide
This film focuses on a four-cornered conflict of egoism between architect Roark (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright), a newspaper magnate, his daughter and an opposed, socialistically inclined architecture critic. Vidor's celebration of an ordinary man as one of The Crowd and New Deal collectivism in Our Daily Bread, here gives way to Rand's philosophy of implacable egoism. The combination of Rand's one-dimensionally didactic dialogue, Vidor's engagement with the theme of the spirituality of creativity, his proclivity for soaring love-hate sexuality and an architectural vision in the design, make this a deliriously extreme celebration of individualism in American cinema
The man who knew too much by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Story of a doctor touring Morocco with his wife and child who accidentally becomes involved in an anarchist plot to assassinate a foreign diplomat in London
Alfred Hitchcock's To catch a thief by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
20 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 951 libraries worldwide
A woman falls in love with a reformed jewel thief, but suspects he's active again when a series of jewel heists occur
Alfred Hitchcock's I confess by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
7 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and German and held by 926 libraries worldwide
"I Confess is movie master Hitchcock's most compelling and darkly exciting tale of inner spiritual turmoil and outer physical jeopardy. Father Michael Logan, to all appearances a model of clerical piety, hears a killer's confession and plunges into peril: circumstantial evidence and eyewitness accounts point to a priest as the slayer - and the sacrament of penance forbids Logan to speak out. As calamity and coincidence paint Logan into a hopeless corner, it becomes the priest who must recognize - and confess - his own human frailty."--Container
Marnie by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
37 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 900 libraries worldwide
Marnie, a compulsive thief and liar is caught. Her captor impulsively marries the frigid, disturbed girl in an attempt to discover the reasons for her ongoing anti-social behavior
The Spirit of St. Louis by Wei de er( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
Biography of Charles Lindbergh from his days of precarious mail runs in aviation's infancy to his design of a small transatlantic plane and the vicissitudes of its takeoff and epochal flight from New York to Paris in 1927
Alfred Hitchcock's The trouble with Harry by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 740 libraries worldwide
The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and while no one really minds, everyone feels responsible. Shirley Maclaine makes her screen debut in this New England romp that includes romance, humor ... and several unearthings of the corpse
The music man by Meredith Willson( visu )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
A con man in the guise of a traveling salesman gets off the train in River City, Iowa. He convinces the town to finance a children's marching band instead of a pool hall
Key Largo by John Huston( visu )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
Night and day by Michael Curtiz( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
North by Northwest by Alfred Hitchcock( visu )
34 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 421 libraries worldwide
Includes special features preceding the video: Behind-the -scenes documentary "Destination Hitchcock: the making of North by northwest," hosted by Eva Marie Saint, featuring Martin Landau, Ernest Lehman, Patricia Hitchcock, and others. Also includes the original theatrical trailer
Kings Row ( visu )
3 editions published between 1940 and 2013 in English and held by 403 libraries worldwide
Kings Row was well ahead of its time, anticipating fifties melodramas such as Peyton Place and those of Sirk, Minnelli et al., in its subversive view of small town America. The scriptwriter Casey Robinson takes most of the credit for managing to win the approval of Production Code officials during the repressive Breen and post-Breen years. Incest in the novel is thinly disguised in the film as hereditary insanity. Leg amputation is virtually synonymous with castration. The American doctor-fathers are middle class monsters while positive values are inverted almost exclusively in European immigrants and the working class. Religion rates no mention in a world clearly polarised between good and evil. The young people's struggle to overcome obstacles is heightened to the point of self parody as melodrama of triumph. Visual design was mainly the work of Menzies (who storyboarded the whole film) and Wong Howe
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Burks, L. Robert
Burks, L. Robert 1909-1968
Burks, Leslie Robert.
Robert Burks Amerikaans director of photography (1909-1968)
Robert Burks amerikai operatőr
Robert Burks caméraman américain
Robert Burks direttore della fotografia statunitense
Robert Burks US-amerikanischer Kameramann
Ρόμπερτ Μπερκς Αμερικανός κινηματογραφιστής
Роберт Бёркс
רוברט ברוקס
رابرت برکس
로버트 벅스
English (226)
German (34)
Spanish (24)
Japanese (7)
Italian (6)
Dutch (6)
French (2)
Danish (2)
Russian (2)
Portuguese (1)
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