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Alcott, John 1931-1986

Works: 91 works in 257 publications in 6 languages and 7,377 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Interviews  Ghost films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Other, Videographer , Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Alcott
    Most widely held works by John Alcott
    The shining by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

    40 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts
    A clockwork orange( Visual )

    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "Being the adventures of a young man who couldn't resist pretty girls, or a bit of the old ultra-violence, who went to jail, was re-conditioned, and came out a different young man. Or was he?" So might opine your humble narrator, Alex. Alex and his droogs Georgie, Dim, and Pete are bored. Alex loves Ludwig van, milk bars, and mayhem. One night a botched burglary ends in murder. Apprehended by the police, Alex is tried, sentenced, and sent to prison for fourteen years. Two years into his sentence, he signs up for The Ludovico Treatment, and is released as cured. However, the world is a harsh and violent place, and now Alex is unable to defend himself. O my brothers, what will happen to poor Alex now?
    Barry Lyndon by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

    33 editions published between 1975 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Rise and fall of a young 18th century Irishman bent on achieving fame and fortune, mainly by marriage
    Overlord( Visual )

    3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Drafted into the British army, young Tom Beddows leaves his parents and his beloved cocker spaniel and reports for military duty, arriving late because of a German air raid. In training camp, he makes friends with Jack and Arthur. They all wish the war would go away, so they could return to their parents and girlfriends. Finally ordered into combat, a sense of impending doom prompts Tom to write a consoling letter to be delivered to his parents instead of the official military notice. Stoic and fatalistic, he will be among the first troops to land in Normandy at the launch of Operation Overlord, the Allied offensive to push the Nazis out of France
    Stanley Kubrick's The shining( Visual )

    1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Jack Torrance is a writer who, along with his family, comes to the elegant, isolated Overlook Hotel. He is the off-season caretaker. Torrance has never been there before, but maybe he has. The answer lies in a ghostly time warp of madness and murder
    Barry Lyndon( Visual )

    6 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "Stanley Kubrick bent the conventions of the historical drama to his own will in this dazzling version of a pitiless aristocracy, adapted from a novel by William Makepeace Thackeray. In picaresque detail, Barry Lyndon chronicles the adventures of an incorrigible trickster (Ryan O'Neal) whose opportunism takes him from an Irish farm to the battlefields of the Seven Years' War and the parlors of high society. For the most sumptuously crafted film of his career, Kubrick recreated the decadent surfaces and intricate social codes of the period, evoking the light and texture of eighteenth-century painting with the help of pioneering cinematic techniques and lavish costume and production design, all of which earned Academy Awards. The result is a masterpiece--a sardonic, devastating portrait of a vanishing world whose opulence conceals the moral vacancy at its heart"--Container
    No way out by Roger Donaldson( Visual )

    6 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and German and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "In a fit of rage, Secretary of Defense David Brice murders his mistress. To keep a lid on the scandal, Brice's loyal aide creates the perfect cover-up: he "invents" a more enticing killer -- a Russian spy -- and then enlists naval commander Tom Farrell to find him. But as a chilling twist of fate would have it, Farrell also has a strong connection to the victim ... and now all the clues he's been hired to uncover are leading straight to him! In a desperate race against time, Farrell's search for the killer is not only a matter of national security, but also a matter of saving his own hide." -- From container
    A clockwork orange by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

    21 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Violent film about a young punk in a future world who is imprisoned for rape and therein "conditioned" against violence and sex
    The Beastmaster by Blue Wave( Visual )

    3 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Un lejano pueblo en el desierto, Aruk, guardián de la siniestra pirámide que esconde el diabólico ritual de unos brujos alrededor de un caldero. Y de sus labios una promesa: Max morirá de la mano del hijo aún no nacido del Rey Zed's
    Fort Apache, the Bronx by Daniel Petrie( Visual )

    3 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    A controversial, gritty depiction of the life of cops in one of New York's toughest precincts. A beat cop bucks the system when he learns that a fellow officer has killed an innocent street kid
    Terror train( Visual )

    5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Traumatizzato da uno stupido scherzo di pessimo gusto (un cadavere nel letto durante la sua prima esperienza sessuale) si trasforma in psicopatico vendicativo e brutale che si scatena durante un party in costume su un treno. (Mymovies)
    Overlord( Visual )

    2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Seamlessly interweaving archival war footage and a fictional narrative, this immersive account by Stuart Cooper of one twenty-year-old's journey from basic training to the front lines of D-day brings to life all the terrors and isolation of war with jolting authenticity
    2001, a space odyssey by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

    2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "En 1968 sortait le film qui allait bouleverser le monde de la science-fiction. Désormais, il y aurait 'avant' et 'après' '2001 : l'odyssée de l'espace'. Ce chef-d'œuvre échappe d'ailleurs totalement au temps qui passe. Malgré les progrès techniques réalisés depuis sa sortie dans les effets spéciaux, le film n'a pas pris une ride, prouvant de manière éclatante le génie visionnaire de Maître Kubrick... Pour commencer son voyage dans le futur, Kubrick nous offre une vision de notre passé préhistorique puis, grâce à un fondu-enchaîné magistral, nous projette plusieurs milliers d'années en avant. Dans un espace colonisé et aseptisé, l'atronaute Bowman va vivre la plus grande aventure de tous les temps et se trouver confronté à l'immortalité." [Source : jaquette]
    Camp nowhere ; Baby secret of the lost legend( Visual )

    1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Baby secret of the lost legend: While on an expedition to Africa, a scientist and her husband discover a newborn brontosaurus. Soon they find themselves under attack by an evil paleozoologist who will stop at nothing to capture and exploit the prehistoric beast
    Greystoke : the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

    4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and French and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    An infant boy raised to manhood among savage apes, living by his wits and the law of the jungle, returns to society and tries to claim his inheritance of humanity and privilege
    March or die by Dick Richards( Visual )

    5 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    "This is the story of the French Foreign Legion--soliders of fortune: brave, reckless, romantic, who carved a legend out of a cause
    Uhrwerk Orange( Visual )

    1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Randale, Krawall machen, klauen, grölen, steppen und vergewaltigen: Alex, rabiater Anführer der Teddy-Boys und Melonenträger, hat so eine eigene Auffassung davon, was Spass macht. Und zwar ohne Rücksicht auf Verluste anderer. Alex' Odyssee vom amoralischen Punk zum per Gehirnwäsche angepassten Musterbürger bildet den Spannungsbogen in Stanley Kubricks verstörender Zukunftsvision nach dem Roman von Anthony Burgess. Unvergessliche Bilder, schockierende musikalische Kontraste, die faszinierende Kunstsprache, in der sich Alex und seine Kumpane verständigen - all das verquickt Kubrick zu einer erschütternden Moritat
    Stanley Kubricks Uhrwerk Orange Stanley Kubrick's Clockwork Orange( Visual )

    1 edition published in 2001 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Under fire by Roger Spottiswoode( Visual )

    10 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Story of the experiences of two journalists and a photographer in the war torn countries of Chad and Nicaragua
    Arancia meccanica by Milena Canonero( Visual )

    1 edition published in 1971 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

    Per rieducare Alex, fan dello stupro e di Beethoven, lo si sottopone al trattamento "Lodovico" che lo condiziona alla nonviolenza: finirà naturalmente vittima di chi la violenza continua a farla, dai suoi ex compagni ora poliziotti, al vedovo di una delle sue vittime. (Mereghetti)
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    A clockwork orange A clockwork orange
    A clockwork orangeBarry LyndonNo way outA clockwork orangeFort Apache, the BronxUhrwerk Orange
    Alternative Names
    John Alcott britischer Kameramann

    John Alcott Brits director of photography (1931-1986)

    John Alcott britský kameraman

    John Alcott brytyjski operator filmowy

    John Alcott direttore della fotografia britannico

    John Alcott direutor de fotografía británicu (1930–1986)

    Τζον Άλκοτ Βρετανός κινηματογραφιστής

    Олкотт, Джон

    ג'ון אלקוט

    جان آلکات