WorldCat Identities

Kaufman, Boris

Works: 124 works in 346 publications in 7 languages and 11,063 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Gangster films  Legal films  Biographical films  Short films  Documentary films  Comedy films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Restager , Director, Illustrator, Author, Producer, Videographer , Film editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Boris Kaufman
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

35 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Courtroom drama [in which] a teenage boy is accused of killing his father, and between him and capital punishment stands one just man."--External container
Long day's journey into night by Eugene O'Neill( Visual )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death
Baby doll by Elia Kazan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll", looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill AND his young and beautiful wife
Splendor in the grass by Elia Kazan( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deanie is a beautiful and sensitive teenager who would do whatever her mother and her 1928 Kansas hometown find proper. Her boyfriend, Bud, has intense desires for Deanie and the two are very much in love. But, sexual pressures in society creates a rift in their relationship. She restrains herself while Bud acts on them, but with another girl. Bud's actions drive Deanie to madness. She is committed into an institution while Bud reluctantly obeys his father and enrolls in Yale. The stock market crash of '29 hits and changes the lives of both their families. Together they learn the harsh lesson of love and life
L'Atalante by Jean Vigo( Visual )

30 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Juliette marries Jean, she comes to live with him aboard the barge "L'Atalante", where they travel along the Seine River. The bride, becomes bored and leaves the ship for Paris where she starts flirting with other men
The complete Jean Vigo( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zéro de conduite : jeanes diables au collège: In a repressive boarding school with rigid schools of behavior, four boys decide to rebel against the administration on a celebration day
12 angry men( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jury of white men is ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. However, one juror forces the others to consider whether the evidence--or the jurors' own prejudices--influences their deliberations. The story plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room
On the waterfront( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them
The fugitive kind by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ein Barmusiker und eine verheiratete Ladenbesitzerin zerbrechen in einem Mississippi-Städtchen an ihrer bösartigen und gewalttätigen Umwelt. Ästhetisch reizvolle Variation des Orpheus-Themas nach einem Bühnenstück von Tennessee Williams, deren nihilistische Aussage durch die Poetisierung des armseligen Lebens bemäntelt wird. Hervorragend gespielt und inszeniert." []
The Pawnbroker by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sol Nazerman is a survivor of a WWII Nazi death camp where his wife, parents and children were murdered. His soul robbed of hope, he takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop. Working with Sol in the pawn shop is an ambitious man named Ortiz, whose own views and aspirations differ greatly from those of his embittered boss
Zouzou by Marc Allégret( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in French and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A star walks out on her sugardaddy producer for true love, and a talented Cinderella takes her place, saves the show and is hailed as a new sensation opening night
Purlie Victorious( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A black preacher returns home to rural Georgia to claim an inheritance and bring down the ruthless plantation owner that he once served. He finds a surprise ally in the plantation owner's son
The world of Henry Orient( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Henry Orient (Sellers), a concert pianist whose life is turned upside-down by two infatuated schoolgirls
Notfilm( Visual )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the making and meaning of Film, a 1965 short film starring Buster Keaton, that was written by Samuel Beckett, directed by Alan Schneider, and produced by Barney Rosset. Topics covered include the circumstances leading to the film's production, the production process itself, and the film's critical reception. Includes outtakes, never-before-heard audio recordings of production meetings, interviews, and other archival information
The group by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1966 and 2010 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging film focuses on the changing roles and relationships of eight Vassar graduates during the years before WWII
Film by Alan Schneider( Visual )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A man goes to considerable lengths to avoid being seen. Beckett's first venture into the film medium is a one-character production without dialogue, based on Berkeley's theory Esse est percipi, or "to be is to be perceived."
Patterns by Fielder Cook( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Staples is a young small town plant manager who is given an executive position in the new company. He soon finds out his promotion has more to do with leverage against the company's older Vice President, who the Boss wants out. This throws Staples into a panic as personal loyalty, company politics and cut-throat business tactics are mixed together
La natation par Jean Taris = champion de France( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A propos de Nice juxtaposes images of vacationers on the beach with impoverished slum dwellers in Nice, France for a study in social inequalities
L'intégrale DVD Jean Vigo by Jean Vigo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Splendor in the grass
The fugitive kind
Alternative Names
Boris Kaufman American cinematographer

Boris Kaufman amerykański operator filmowy

Boris Kaufman directeur de la photographie d'origine russe

Boris Kaufman direttore della fotografia russo

Boris Kaufman Russisch director of photography (1906-1980)

Boris Kaufman US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Kauffman, Boris 1897-1980


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