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Roemer, Michael 1928-

Works: 33 works in 133 publications in 2 languages and 3,365 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Comedy films  Screenplays  Detective and mystery films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Biography  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, fmp, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Michael Roemer
Most widely held works by Michael Roemer
Shocked but connected : notes on laughter by Michael Roemer( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why do funny movies make us laugh? In this thoughtful essay, by turns stimulating and meditative, distinguished filmmaker and Yale professor Michael Roemer shares his musings on what causes us to chortle, snort, and guffaw when we watch antics onscreen or onstage. Roemer keeps us chuckling as he dissects punchy one-liners, Shakespearean plays, and everything in-between. Incorporating theories from such great thinkers as Sigmund Freud, Charles Baudelaire, Henri-Louis Bergson, and Soren Kierkegaard with the work of classic comedians like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and the Marx Brothers, Roemer examines the purpose of comedy in our lives and in society. <span style="font-style:italic;">Shocked But Connected provides a serious reflection on a lighthearted subject. <br /> <br />
Nothing but a man( Visual )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2008 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the stirrings of the civil rights movement and a rising wave of burgeoning Black pride, this tells the story of Duff, a railroad section hand who is forced to confront racial prejudice and self-denial when he falls in love with Josie, an educated preacher's daughter. An uplifting story about a man and a woman whose love overcomes racial and class barriers
Telling stories : postmodernism and the invalidation of traditional narrative by Michael Roemer( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michael Roemer's groundbreaking work argues that every story, be it ancient myth or documentary film, is completed before we read or watch it. He explores why a society like ours - predicated on free will - is addicted to tales that neither we, nor the heroes, can control." "Roemer argues that, contrary to both formalist and postmodern aesthetic theories, traditional stories do not create order out of chaos but challenge our order with chaos, undermining the structures we have built to protect ourselves. He finds that stories are both radical and conservative, invalidating our freedom while centering on heroes or heroines who are obliged to act alone; their adventures remove them from the sheltering community. Moreover, their attempt to escape the plot is mandated by the plot itself. Predicated on contradiction, ambiguity, and uncertainty, stories affirm what they deny - just as society both affirms and denies our existence as individuals."--Jacket
Dying by Michael Roemer( Visual )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dying is a personal, profound and poignant memoir of three people and how they faced their deaths. When it was first broadcast twenty years ago it was universally acclaimed. Unavailable for several years, Filmakers Library is proud to re-release this classic cinema verite documentary. The film focuses on three people with terminal cancer. Sally, a 46-year-old with brain cancer, comes home to her mother's house to die. In a rare study of shared grief, the elderly mother and the dying daughter are connected by the daily tasks of caretaking. The middle story is about Bill, dying in his early 30 s, and his wife, Harriet. Bill is stoic but his wife rages against her fate of being left alone with their two growing children. The third is the story of Reverend Bryant, a thin black preacher whose unassuming manner shows his courage as his life slides to an end. On learning he has no chance of a cure, he preaches a sermon on dying, returns south with his family for one last look around, and at the end, with grandchildren playing at his bedside, dies with dignity. Filmed over a two year period, the film shows how each human being lives and dies as an individual, with deep personal needs and attitudes. It will sensitize health care professionals and counselors to the human factors that mitigate the anguish of both the patients and those who care for them
The plot against Harry by Michael Roemer( Visual )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After serving time in prison for racketeering, a once notorious Jewish gangster agrees to lead a straight life with a day job, but he soon finds the world of 'legitimate businessmen' to be just as exploitive and comically immoral
Nothing but a man (1964) : shooting script by Michael Roemer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The plot against Harry (1989) : shooting script by Michael Roemer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pilgrim farewell (1982) shooting script by Michael Roemer( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

STONE MY HEART by Michael Roemer( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stone my heart: draft script, never produced by Michael Roemer( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing but a man by Jim Thompson( Book )

5 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film stories : screenplays as story by Michael Roemer( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the critically acclaimed independent filmmaker Michael Roemer comes Film Stories: Screenplays as Storys, his highly anticipated collection of screenplays from nine of his most celebrated motion pictures. This volume contains the screenplays for Famous Long Ago, Mortal Longing, Act of God, and Sad But Funny. -- from back cover
Dying ; Cortile Cascino ; Faces of Israel 1966( Visual )

in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faces of Israel: Documentary on the ordinary activities in the country of Israel
Cortile Cascino by Robert M Young( Visual )

6 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This long-suppressed and controversial documentary was produced in 1961 for network television but never broadcast. Co-mingling cinema verité and narrative techniques, the film offers a sensitive but critical look at the slum called Cortile Cascino in the center of Palermo, Sicily where poverty and early death are constants and where the church and the Mafia compete for the inhabitants' fealty. The established church, largely ignoring the plight of its parishioners, nonetheless voices its outrage when a faith healer draws large crowds. The Mafia runs an illegal slaughterhouse and controls the concession to funerals but also distributes free food to the district's hungry residents. In the face of relentless adversity, the women provide the only stabilizing force. The neighborhood's despair is tragically foregrounded in a sequence depicting the burial of baby who died of malnutrition. The soundtrack is composed of comments by the people, recorded and translated by the filmmakers
Fishing for growth by Michael Roemer( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide


in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hamlet( Visual )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Analyse de la pièce de William Shakespeare selon une approche qui met l'accent sur l'homme qui cherche une signification à la vie. Commentaires du prof. Maynard Mack (Yale University) et extraits de la pièce interprétés par des comédiens du Stratford Shakespearean Festival Company of Canada mis en scène par Douglas Campbell

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide


in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide


1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Nothing but a man
Telling stories : postmodernism and the invalidation of traditional narrativeThe plot against HarryFilm stories : screenplays as story
Alternative Names
Michael Roemer Amerikaans filmregisseur

Michael Roemer direutor de cine estauxunidense

Roemer, Michael A. 1928-

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