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Schlesinger, John 1926-2003

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Midnight cowboy by John Schlesinger( Visual )

187 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Texas "cowboy" takes a bus to New York in search of lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services, but spends a hard winter helping a con man
Marathon Man by John Schlesinger( Visual )

111 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hoffman plays the likeable Columbia graduate student and marathon runner of the title, unwittingly trapped in a terrifying drama revolving around a murderous Nazi fugitive"--Container
Far from the madding crowd by John Schlesinger( Visual )

44 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bathsheba Everdene is a willful, passionate girl who is never satisfied with anything less than a man's complete and helpless adoration. She captures the lives and loves of three very different men. Gabriel Oak is a sheep farmer who is captivated by her beauty and proposes marriage. William Boldwood is an older, prosperous man who had been a confirmed bachelor. Sergeant Frank Troy is a handsome, but reckless swordsman who's given to sudden fits of violence
Cold Comfort Farm by John Schlesinger( Visual )

30 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently orphaned, Flora ignores the sage advise of Mrs. Smiley and moves to the country to live on a decrepit farm with her eccentric relatives. Fancying herself a writer, Flora encounters perfect material for her novel in the humorously odd collection of rural characters. In her own inimitable way Flora insists on creating order out of their chaos, and in the process, she fills their lives with light and laughter
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( Visual )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true-life story of Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, boyhood friends. In their early twenties, Boyce has just quit the seminary and taken a job at TRW where he soon has access to the company's top-secret defense files, including evidence of the CIA's tampering with elections overseas. Lee is a runaway, paroled heroin addict. The ideological disillusionment of one and the greed and need for excitement of the other lead them to sell secrets to the Russians. As they proceed, the stakes get higher and the risks larger. -- Summary adapted from container
The day of the locust by John Schlesinger( Visual )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A naive young set designer seeks work in Tinseltown and falls in love with a wannabe actress who lives with her alcholic father, a former vaudevillian entertainer
Billy Liar by John Schlesinger( Visual )

73 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy Fisher, whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname of "Billy Liar," dreams of escape from an unsympathetic, resolutely working-class family, a pair of demanding fiancees, and an insecure dead-end job at an undertakers
Darling by John Schlesinger( Visual )

57 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A London photographer's model proceeds from an immature marriage into a series of shady affairs--first with a television talker, then with a slick promotion man, and ultimately in a palazzo as the loveless wife of an Italian prince. After becoming a prisoner of her own success through these disastrous affairs, she realizes the awful price she has paid for happiness. This is a slashing social satire and a devastating spoof of the television-advertising age
Eye for an eye by John Schlesinger( Visual )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karen McCann's orderly life is shattered when a stranger breaks into her home and murders her 17-year-old daughter. But shock and grief turn into rage and disbelief when the killer is released on a legal technicality. When he commits another murder--and is set free once again-- Karen is determined to make him pay for his crimes. Alienating her husband and her friends, Karen quietly and methodically devises a deadly plan for retribution
Les contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

34 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film director John Schlesinger produced this presentation of Offenbach's opera
Pacific Heights by Roman Polanski( Visual )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological thriller about two homeowners battling a pathological tenant. Protected by complex eviction laws, this sadistic schemer soon has the couple fighting to save their home and then their lives
Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss( Visual )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Octavian loves the much older and married Marschallin. When the Marschallin's cousin, Baron Ochs, needs a go-between to send a gift to his young fiancee, he asks Octavian and the results prove to be life changing for all
Sunday bloody Sunday by John Schlesinger( Visual )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young designer shares his sexual favors equally between loves of different sexes, a Jewish doctor and a lady executive
The next best thing by Kristan Higgins( Visual )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman and her gay male friend have a child, but their unconventional family is put to the test when she meets her dream man
Sunday bloody Sunday( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirty something divorcee, who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist. A revelation in its day, this may be the 1970s most intelligent, multitextured film about the complexities of romantic relationships; it is keenly acted and sensitively directed, from a penetrating screenplay
Yanks by John Schlesinger( Visual )

35 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From early 1942 until D-Day, several million Americans landed in Britain on their way to the European front. To the war weary British, many of these troops were "overpaid, oversexed and over here." Despite this resentment, many memorable friendships developed between lonly American soldiers and the English women in villages
Madame Sousatzka by John Schlesinger( Visual )

30 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a run-down London boarding house, an eccentric and endearing piano instructor teaches gifted students both how to play and how to live. She also has lessons to learn herself
The believers by MGM Home Entertainment Inc( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widower and his son move to New York City and become involved with a cultish religion which believes in the sacrifice of children
Midnight cowboy( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the British New Wave's most versatile directors, John Schlesinger came to New York in the late 1960s to make Midnight Cowboy, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in crisis and sparked a new era of Hollywood movies. Jon Voight delivers a career-making performance as Joe Buck, a wide-eyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy city women; he finds a companion in Enrico "Ratso" Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida, played by Dustin Hoffman in a radical departure from his breakthrough in The Graduate. A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its 'homosexual frame of reference,' Midnight Cowboy became the first X-rated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema"--Container
The innocent by John Schlesinger( Visual )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dangerous espionage mission turns deadly when an aggressive CIA agent discovers that his young partner has become involved with a mysterious seductress
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Far from the madding crowd
Cold Comfort FarmThe falcon and the snowmanThe day of the locustBilly LiarDarlingLes contes d'Hoffmann = The tales of HoffmannThe next best thingThe believers
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Con Şlezinger

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Schlesinger, John Richard

Schlesinger, John Richard 1926-2003

Τζον Σλέσιντζερ

Джон Шлезинджър

Джон Шлезінгер

Шлезингер, Джон

Шлезингер, Джон Британский кинорежиссёр, лауреат премии «Оскар».

Џон Шлезингер

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جان شلزینجر کارگردان بریتانیایی

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슐레진저, 존 1926-

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