Cox, Alex 1954-
Most widely held works about Alex Cox
Most widely held works by Alex Cox
Repo man ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 476 libraries worldwide
Harry Dean Stanton and Emilio Estevez, as ace "Repo Men," are out to beat ruthless government agents, UFO cultists, hired thugs, a lobotomized nuclear scientist and the infamous Rodriguez Brothers to an incredible valuable '64 Chevy containing a secret that can change the course of civilization overnight.
Repo man ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Two ace "Repo Men" are out to beat ruthless government agents, UFO cultists, hired thugs, a lobotomized nuclear scientist and the infamous Rodriguez Brothers to an incredibly valuable '64 Chevy containing a secret that can change the course of civilization overnight.
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 330 libraries worldwide
Fueled by a suitcase full of pharmaceuticals, journalist Raoul Duke and his sidekick Dr. Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of crazy characters.
La ley de Herodes Herod's law ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 266 libraries worldwide
The tiny town of San Pedro de los Saguaros needs a new Mayor, as the populace has assassinated several. As a reward for his party loyalty, the ruling governor gives hapless junk dealer Damián Alcázar the post. An honest if idealistic man, Vargas arrives with his beautiful, ambitious wife Gloria. Picked for his stupidity, he quickly discovers that bribes, blackmail, gratuitous fines, and other abuses of authority are the only way to get things done, and soon transforms himself from ineffectual stooge to paragon of corruption--or, a successful politician. Along the way, he encounters a surly madam, a moralizing doctor, a mercenary priest, and an opportunistic gringo. He justifies his actions with a motto learned from his party leader, who quotes Herod's Law, which is (if somewhat reworded), "Either you screw them or you get screwed."
Walker ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
The life of William Walker, a 19th century adventurer who abandoned his career in law and politics to become a soldier of fortune and dictator of Nicaragua.
10, 000 ways to die : a director's take on the spaghetti western by Alex Cox ( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
A completely new chronological history of the Spaghetti Western, beginning with Corbucci's 'Red Pastures', as seen through the eyes of a fine director.
Sid & Nancy ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Portrays the love affair between punk rock's famous bad boy, Sid Vicious, and his American groupie girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, from the initial euphoria of their romance to their tragic plunge into the vortex of drugs and self-delusion.
X films : true confessions of a radical filmmaker by Alex Cox ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Philip French has called Alex Cox, 'British Cinema's oldest enfant terrible'; it's a description that its recipient fully approves of. He is the genuine article, a radical, international, independent filmmaker, who is also a good writer, insightful commentator on cinema now, and expert critic of the power of Hollywood. He grew up with a passion for the pictures, and this book has as its centre the filmmaking autobiography of a fine director, the journey through all the major films he has made and how he has made them, including his new film, now in production. He takes us to varied locations.
Revengers tragedy ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
"Great men were gods, if beggars couldn't kill 'em!" exclaims Vindici, the (anti)hero of Revengers Tragedy. This modern dress Jacobean tragedy is set in a post-apocalyptic Britain, where southern England lies underwater, and center of power is Liverpool--ruled by media magnate The Duke. Ten years after his wife was murdered on their wedding day, exiled Vindici returns, to exact his revenge against the Duke--her killer--and his son and heir, Lussurioso, who lusts after Vindici's innocent sister, Castiza. Vindici re-unites with his estranged family, ingratiates himself with Lussurioso, and brings down The Duke and his entire corrupt political dynasty.
Sid and Nancy ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Harrowing look at the bizarre, self-destructive, yet compelling relationship between British punk rock singer Sid Vicious (of the Sex Pistols) and American groupie, Nancy Spungen in the 1970's--L. Maltin.
Searchers 2.0 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
"As child actors, Mel and Fred were beaten and whipped by an imperious screenwriter, Fritz Frobisher. Now the elderly Fritz is to appear at a tee-shirt signing ceremony in Monument Valley, AZ, where his great films were made. Still living in LA and seeking work as actors, Mel and Fred decide to go to Monument Valley and give Fritz a drubbing."--Container.
Sid and Nancy : love kills by Alex Cox ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 104 libraries worldwide
"1977, explosion du mouvement punk et des SexPistols, populaires pour leurs provocations. Sid Vicious, bassiste du groupe rencontre Nancy Spungen, une de ses groupies. Commence alors leur tragique histoire d'amour : drogue, dépendance, violence et excès... jusqu'au meurtre de Nancy.
Repo man by Alex Cox ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Walker ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The story of the real-life American soldier of fortune who declared himself president of Nicaragua in 1855 and ruled that country for two years.
La muerte y la brujula ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 82 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the short story by Jorge Luis Borges. This mystery revolves around a series of three identical assassinations, each committed on the third day of the month, for three consecutive months, in three different locations. Following the clues, a clever detective stumbles into the perfect trap.
Herod's law La ley de Herodes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 81 libraries worldwide
When in San Pedro de los Saguaros, the mayor is lynched by a group of indigenous people, the old junkyard operator Juan Vargas is named the Temporary Municipal President. This makes him believe that his dream of power is going to come true; but when confronted with the problems of the place, he decides to resign. However, his boss obliges him to stay by telling him that he's been touched by Herodes Law and gives to him the constitution as an aid and a gun. He soon discovers the delights of power applying the law along the way and provoking reactions that get out of control.
Todo el poder Gimme power ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Todo el poder (105 min.): Mexico City filmmaker Gabriel grabs his camera and sets off in search of the thieves who stole his ex-wife's new car while it was in his care. La ley de Herodes (123 min.): Junkyard operator Juan Vargas is named Temporary Municipal President after the mayor is lynched, and the power goes to his head.
Death & the compass ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
A brilliant detective investigates a series of strange murders in a totalitarian city of the future. But when bizarre crimes point to a labyrinth of occult conspiracy, the inspector discovers that his unorthodox methods may be leading to his own equally dark destruction.
Straight to hell ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Three hard-drinking killers find themeselves in the remote desert town of El Blanco, dominated by the savage McMahon clan. With two gangs in tow, it isn't long before the tension is thick as desert dust.
The great silence ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
A widow hires a gunslinger to avenge the death of her husband, an outlaw who was killed by bounty hunters.
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Cox, Alexander, 1954-
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