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Morris, Oswald 1915-2014

Works: 164 works in 498 publications in 8 languages and 14,100 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  War films  Comedy films  Television adaptations  Christmas films  Children's films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Videographer , Interviewee, 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 )

31 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is a precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

15 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 1,676 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 man who would be king by John Huston( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two 19th century British adventures travel to Kafiristan, a remote part of Afghanistan, in hopes of amassing immense personal wealth
The dark crystal by Jim Henson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,144 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 great Muppet caper by Jim Henson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kermit, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo are reporters who travel to London to follow up on a jewel heist
Moulin Rouge! by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a dwarf, Toulouse-Lautrec believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting ... and cognac. A fixture at Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub, Lautrec meets a girl from the street ... who breaks his heart"--Container
Scrooge by Charles Dickens( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 693 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 )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and German and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fellow spy is murdered, an agent who is working as a defected spy trying to get inside information realizes that he is just as expendable as his fellow agent
The Wiz by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 680 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
Heaven knows, Mr. Allison by John Huston( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in English and held by 555 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 Peter Shaffer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 508 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 )

14 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A British-American epic adventure war film inspired by the Battle of Leros during the Dodecanese Campaign of World War II in which a commando team of Allied military specialists are recruited for a dangerous but imperative mission to infiltrate a Nazi-occupied fortress 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 in their midst, 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 )

27 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical adaptation of Dickens' "Oliver Twist", the tale of an orphaned waif in 19th century England
A farewell to arms by Frank Borzage( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En el invierno de 1917, un conductor de ambulancia americano (Rock Hudson), se enrola en el ejército italiano y resulta herido en combate. Una joven enfermera (Jennifer Jones) lo cuida y le devuelve gradualmente la salud. Enamorados, intentan escapar de los horrores de la guerra huyendo a Suiza en busca de paz y felicidad, pero el destino se encargará de torcer sus planes. Esta conmovedora y trágica historia de amor, basada en la famosa novela homónima de Ernest Hemingway cobra vida en la gran pantalla gracias a una espectacular producción de David O. Selznick (productor de Lo que el viento se llevó) con impresionantes secuencias de acción
Herman Melville's Moby Dick( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in German and English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captain Ahab sails the seven seas seeking revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him
Lolita by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

25 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humbert Humbert loue une chambre pour l'été chez une veuve excentrique et tombe subitement amoureux de sa fille Lolita. Il va jusqu'à épouser la mère afin de résider auprès de la jeune fille. L'étrange passion d'un homme mûr pour une jeune fille
Sleuth by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This enthralling epic about one of the most famous maritime disasters of all time, produced by the Discovery Channel, broke viewing records in the United States. Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" was based on the true story of the whaler Essex, which was rammed and sunk by a sperm whale. What became of the 20 sailors, stranded in the middle of the ocean for three months, is revealed for the first time. You'll be amazed by the tragic stories of survival and cannibalism of the survivors of Moby Dick's furious attack
Huston, we have a problem : a kaleidoscope of filmmaking memories by Oswald Morris( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 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!"
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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

אוסוואלד מוריס

اوسوالد موریس



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