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Morris, Oswald 1915-2014

Works: 110 works in 463 publications in 8 languages and 13,061 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Comedy films  Children's films  Musical settings  Crime films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Interviewee, Videographer , Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Oswald Morris
Most widely held works by Oswald Morris
Fiddler on the roof by Norman Jewison( Visual )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This musical, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia and centers on the life of Tevye (Topol), a milkman who is trying to keep his family's traditions in place while marrying off his three older daughters. Yet, times are changing and the daughters want to make their own matches, breaking free of many of the constricting customs required of them by Judaism. In the background of these events, Russia is on the brink of revolution and Jews are feeling increasingly unwelcome in their villages
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On another planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, and so restore order to his world
The man who would be king by Rudyard Kipling( Visual )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two 19th century British adventures travel to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, in hopes of amassing immense personal wealth
Moulin Rouge by John Huston( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec flytter i 1890 fra sine rige forældre til Montmartre for at realisere sig selv som malerkunstner i miljøet omkring Moulin Rouge. Som krøbling og med problemer med kærligheden drukner han ensomheden i alkohol, men får et gennembrud med den berømte Moulin Rouge-plakat
Scrooge by ronald neame ( '70 ) movie( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miserly Scrooge faces his past demons on Christmas Eve and vows to change his ways
The spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carré( Visual )

19 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Alec Leamas, a British spy is sent to East Germany supposedly to defect, but in fact to sow disinformation. As more plot turns appear, Leamas becomes more convinced that his own people see him as just a cog. His struggle back from dehumanization becomes the final focus of the story.]
Heaven knows, Mr. Allison by John Huston( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World War II Marine sergeant and a Roman Catholic nun are both marooned together on a South Pacific island, hemmed in by surrounding Japanese troops. The sergeant does his best to make the nun's ordeal less painful, but is torn by his growing love for her. The nun is equally fond of the sergeant, but refuses to renounce her vows. Their unrealized ardor mellows into mutual respect as they struggle to survive before help arrives
Equus by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

16 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care
The guns of Navarone by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A team of Allied military specialists are recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission: to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress in Greece and disable two long-range field guns so that 2,000 trapped British soldiers may be rescued. Faced with an unforgiving sea voyage, hazardous terrain, and the possibility of a traitor among them, the team must overcome the impossible without losing their own lives
The entertainer by Tony Richardson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tragica storia dell'attore di avanspettacolo Archie Rice: dopo vari lutti familiari e il fallimento finanziario gli viene offerto un impiego, ma lui preferisce espiare andando in prigione per debiti. Solo la figlia gli rimarrà vicina
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

26 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical adaptation of Dickens' "Oliver Twist", the tale of an orphaned waif in 19th century England
The Wiz( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discontented kindergarten teacher living in Harlem is lost in a blizzard and comes upon the wonderland of Oz. There she meets new friends, tries to find her way home, and finds that her life is not so bad after all
A farewell to arms by Frank Borzage( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Großangelegte Schaubilder von der italienischen Alpenfront im Ersten Weltkrieg, verbunden mit der Liebes- und Fluchtgeschichte eines Amerikaners und seiner Geliebten, die jenseits der rettenden Schweizer Grenze bei der Geburt ihres Kindes stirbt. [...]" []
Sleuth by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lighthearted mystery ... about games-playing mystery writer ... leading his wife's lover ... into diabolical trap"--L. Maltin
Herman Melville's Moby Dick( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Ahab sails the seven seas seeking revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him
The Mackintosh man by John Huston( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Rearden pulls off what he thinks is the perfect jewel heist. However, when he finds himself in front of a stern British magistrate getting a 20 year jail sentence, he quickly perceives that things have gone awry. Little does he know his problems have only begun
Huston, we have a problem : a kaleidoscope of filmmaking memories by Oswald Morris( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Oscar-winning cinematographer Oswald ("Ossie") Morris looks back over his fifty-eight-film career as director of photography for such top-rank directors as John Huston, Carol Reed, Stanley Kubrick, Ronald Neame, Vittorio De Sica, Franco Zeffirelli, and Sidney Lumet. Morris provides many personal and amusing insights into the making of such films as Moulin Rouge, Moby Dick, The Man Who Would Be King, Lolita, The Guns of Navarone, The Hill, and Oliver!"
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In this two-part made-for-TV retelling of the legendary Herman Melville tale, Ishmael, sole survivor of the lost whaling ship The Pequod, relates the tale of monomaniacal Captain Ahab 's self-destructive obsession to hunt and slay the elusive great white whale, Moby Dick, who disfigured him, forcing his tired and mutinous crew to travel the seas until they find it
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The guns of Navarone
Alternative Names
Morris, Ossie.

Morris, Ossie 1915-2014

Morris, Oswald Norman 1915-2014

Oswald Morris britischer Kameramann

Oswald Morris Brits director of photography (1915-2014)

Oswald Morris cinematographer

Oswald Morris direttore della fotografia britannico

Όσβαλντ Μόρις

Моррис, Освальд

اوسوالد موریس



The entertainerHuston, we have a problem : a kaleidoscope of filmmaking memories