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Charlton Heston (1923–2008)

Autor(a) de Charlton Heston Presents the Bible: A Companion for Families

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About the Author

Actor Charlton Heston was born John Charles Carter in Evanston, Illinois on October 4, 1924. He attended Northwestern University and served in the United States Army Air Force for two years starting in 1944. He acted in the theater, on television, and in the movies. His films include The Greatest mostrar mais Show on Earth, The Ten Commandments, Planet of the Apes, and El Cid. He won the 1959 Academy Award for best actor for the movie Ben-Hur. He spoke out openly against racism and was an active supporter of the civil rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. He served as president of the Screen Actors Guild from 1965-1971. He served as president of the National Rifle Association from 1998-2003. In 2002, he announced he had Alzheimer's disease and in 2003, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. He died on April 5, 2008. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Séries

Obras de Charlton Heston

In the Arena: An Autobiography (1995) 170 cópias, 3 resenhas
Charlton Heston Presents The Bible: Genesis (1993) 46 cópias, 3 resenhas
To Be a Man: Letters to My Grandson (1997) 32 cópias, 1 resenha
Soren Kierkegaard: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 25 cópias
The Mountain Men [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 25 cópias
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 19 cópias, 1 resenha
The Courage to be Free (2000) 19 cópias
John Dewey: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 15 cópias
Antony and Cleopatra [1972 film] (1972) — Director/Screenwriter/Cast — 15 cópias
Charlton Heston Presents: The Word - Selected Psalms (1999) — Narrador — 11 cópias
Mother Lode [1982 film] (1982) — Director & Actor — 4 cópias
4 Film Favorites: Epic Adventures (2011) — Diretor — 4 cópias
Secrets of War: Espionage [Documentary film] — Narrador; Narrador — 2 cópias
The Bible 1 exemplar(es)
Secrets of War - Shadows of The Reich - 10 Episodes (2013) — Host — 1 exemplar(es)
Bible Stories — Host; Host — 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Los indomables (DVD) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Charlton Heston Presents the Bible (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
"The Word" Audio Series 1 exemplar(es)
Vietnam: A Retrospective 1 exemplar(es)
Naked Jungle [VHS] (1988) 1 exemplar(es)
A Man for All Seasons [1988 TV Movie] (1988) — Diretor — 1 exemplar(es)
Antoine et Cléopâtre 1 exemplar(es)
Airport: The Complete Collection (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Charlton Heston Presents "The World" Audio Series — Narrador; Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

O Velho e O Mar (1950) — Reader, algumas edições31,045 cópias, 501 resenhas
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1880) — Narrador, algumas edições5,410 cópias, 86 resenhas
H.M.S. Surprise (1973) — Contribuinte, algumas edições4,203 cópias, 64 resenhas
Ben-Hur [1959 film] (1959) 584 cópias, 8 resenhas
Hercules [1997 film] (1997) — Narrador — 568 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Ten Commandments [1956 film] (1956) — Actor — 370 cópias, 9 resenhas
Planet of the Apes [1968 film] (1968) — Actor — 260 cópias, 5 resenhas
Bowling for Columbine [2002 film] (2002) 250 cópias, 6 resenhas
Touch of Evil [1958 film] (1958) — Actor — 232 cópias, 6 resenhas
Hamlet [1996 film] (1996) — Actor — 201 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Greatest Story Ever Told [1965 film] (1965) — Actor — 190 cópias, 3 resenhas
Aristotle (1858) — Narrador, algumas edições186 cópias, 3 resenhas
Soylent Green [1973 film] (1973) — Actor — 160 cópias, 5 resenhas
Midway [1976 film] (1976) — Actor — 134 cópias, 4 resenhas
Friends: Season 4 (2004) — Self — 130 cópias, 1 resenha
Any Given Sunday [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 118 cópias
The Omega Man [1971 film] (1971) — Actor — 100 cópias
The Big Country [1958 film] (1958) — Actor — 98 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Agony and the Ecstasy [1965 film] (1965) — Actor — 95 cópias
Patrick O'Brian: Critical Essays and a Bibliography (1994) — Contribuinte — 95 cópias
El Cid [1961 film] (1961) 89 cópias
The Greatest Show on Earth [1952 film] (1952) — Actor — 59 cópias, 1 resenha
The Three Musketeers [1973 film] (1973) — Actor — 56 cópias, 2 resenhas
Beneath the Planet of the Apes [1970 film] (1970) — Actor — 48 cópias, 2 resenhas
Ben Hur [2003 film] (2003) — Narrador — 48 cópias, 1 resenha
St. Thomas Aquinas: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 47 cópias
Earthquake [1974 film] (1974) — Actor — 43 cópias
Major Dundee [1965 film] (1965) 42 cópias
Khartoum [1966 film] (2002) — Actor — 39 cópias
The Four Musketeers [1974 film] (1974) — Actor — 36 cópias, 1 resenha
Planet of the Apes: Legacy Collection (1968) — Actor — 36 cópias
Alaska [1996 Film] (1996) — Actor — 34 cópias
Carnival of the Animals (1991) — Narrador — 34 cópias, 1 resenha
55 Days at Peking [1963 film] (1963) — Actor — 34 cópias
Plato: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 33 cópias, 2 resenhas
St. Augustine: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 32 cópias
Baruch Spinoza: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 31 cópias
Friedrich Nietzsche: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 29 cópias
The Call of the Wild [1972 film] (1972) — Actor — 28 cópias
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Sci-Fi (2009) — Actor — 28 cópias
Treasure Island [1990 TV movie] (1990) — Actor — 26 cópias
Aristotle: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 25 cópias
David Hume: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 25 cópias
Jean-Paul Sartre: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 25 cópias, 1 resenha
Will Penny [1967 film] (1968) 25 cópias
Arthur Schopenhauer: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador, algumas edições25 cópias, 2 resenhas
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild [1998 IMAX film] (1998) — Narrador — 24 cópias
Julius Caesar [1970 film] (1970) 21 cópias, 1 resenha
The Order [2001 film] (2001) — Actor — 20 cópias, 1 resenha
Immanuel Kant: The Giants of Philosophy (1990) — Narrador — 19 cópias, 1 resenha
Two-Minute Warning [1976 film] (1998) — Actor — 19 cópias
Airport '75 [1974 film] (2001) — Actor — 18 cópias, 1 resenha
Hercules: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1997) — Narrador — 17 cópias
Gray Lady Down [1978 film] (1978) 17 cópias
12 Bible Stories: Greatest Heroes and Legends of the Bible (1998) — Host — 16 cópias, 1 resenha
Wartime Comedies: 8 Movie Collection (2015) — Actor — 15 cópias
The War Lord [1965 film] (1965) — Actor — 14 cópias
The Buccaneer [1958 film] (2012) — Actor — 12 cópias
Solar Crisis [1990 film] (1990) — Actor; Actor — 11 cópias
Dark City [1950 film] (1950) — Actor — 9 cópias
MGM: When the Lion Roars [1992 documentary] (1993) — Actor — 7 cópias
The Naked Jungle [1954 film] (1954) — Actor — 7 cópias
The Far Horizons [1955 film] (1955) — Actor — 6 cópias
Diamond Head [1963 film] (2005) — Actor — 5 cópias
Arrowhead [1953 film] (1953) 5 cópias
Skyjacked [1972 film] (2007) — Actor — 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Chiefs [1983 TV series] (1997) — Actor — 5 cópias
The Secret of the Incas [1954 film] (1954) — Actor — 4 cópias
Ruby Gentry [1952 film] (2004) 4 cópias
Counterpoint [1967 film] (1967) — Actor — 3 cópias
Hollywood Legends Spotlight Collection (2012) — Actor — 3 cópias
The Awakening [1980 film] (1980) — Actor — 3 cópias
Pony Express [1953 film] (1953) 3 cópias
Television's Vietnam [1985 documentary] (1985) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
The President's Lady [1953 film] — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Bad for Each Other [1953 film] (1953) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Instrument of War, Part 1 : Ladies From Hell [2004 film] (1997) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
Charlton Heston: For All Seasons [1995 Documentary Film] (1995) — Narrador — 1 exemplar(es)
Number One [1969 film] 1 exemplar(es)

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Volume has 30 full-color illustrations to accompany text.
 
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SVBCLIBRARY | 1 outra resenha | Mar 21, 2023 |
 
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WBCLIB | 1 outra resenha | Feb 27, 2023 |
Dear Mr. Heston,

Can you be my friend? I think I'd love to have dinner and just chat with you sometime. Thanks for the book,

Love,
Me
 
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OutOfTheBestBooks | Sep 24, 2021 |
In his autobiography, In the Arena, Charlton Heston gives an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at a life and career that spanned the post WWII years, the era of live television, and the vast changes in the movie industry through the last half of the 20th century. For anyone interested in films and film-making, Heston includes many fascinating ancedotes about his work on the great epic films–The Ten Commandments, Ben-Hur, and El-Cid–as well as working with the great actors and directors of the time, among them Orson Welles, Laurence Olivier, Cecil B. DeMille, and William Wyler.

Personally, Heston was always one of my favorite actors. While familiar with most of his films, I never knew about his many roles in live television when it was a brand new medium. Also that his first love was the stage, and especially Shakespeare. Throughout his career he acted in and directed many great plays including A Man for All Seasons, The Caine Mutiny (including a stage production in China in the 1980s!) as well as Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and Heston's personal favorite, Antony and Cleopatra.

The book left me with a deeper appreciation of Heston as the consummate actor and family man. Highly recommended for Heston fans and movie buffs.

… (mais)
 
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quietman66 | outras 2 resenhas | Mar 22, 2021 |

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