WorldCat Identities

Cox, Alex 1954-

Works: 171 works in 498 publications in 7 languages and 6,884 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Science fiction films  Surrealist films  Dark comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Punk films  Biography 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Actor, Commentator, Film editor, Editor, Scenarist, Performer, Restager , fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Alex Cox
Repo man by Alex Cox( Visual )

26 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,205 WorldCat member 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
Sid and Nancy by Alex Cox( Visual )

57 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sid & Nancy chronicles the brief, intense attachment of two of Punk's most notorious poster children, Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen
Fear and loathing in Las Vegas by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 554 WorldCat member 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 the craziest characters ever. But no matter where misadventure leads them, Duke and Gonzo discover that sometimes going too far is the only way to go." -- Back of container
The Oxford murders by Álex de la Iglesia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dos hombres que se acaban de conocer, un prestigioso profesor de Lógica, y un joven estudiante que acaba de llegar a la universidad con la intención de hacer su tesis con Seldom, descubren el cadáver de una anciana. Pronto queda claro que éste es el primero de una serie de asesinatos, todos anunciados por el culpable a través de extraños símbolos. El profesor y el estudiante unen sus esfuerzos para desentrañar el código, convirtiéndose todo en un elaborado puzzle en el que nada es lo que parece
Walker by Alex Cox( Visual )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 410 WorldCat member 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
La ley de Herodes = Herod's law by Luis Estrada( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 393 WorldCat member 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."
10,000 ways to die : a director's take on the spaghetti western by Alex Cox( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member 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
Revengers tragedy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member 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
Todo el poder = Gimme power : La ley de herodes = Herod's law( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 147 WorldCat member 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
Searchers 2.0( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member 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. Since niether of them has a working car, they invite Mel's estranged daughter, Delilah, to give them a ride"--Container
Repo man by Alex Cox( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sid and Nancy : love kills by Alex Cox( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death & the compass( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member 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
The great silence by Sergio Corbucci( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A widow hires a gunslinger to avenge the death of her husband, an outlaw who was killed by bounty hunters
La muerte y la brujula( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member 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
The president and the provocateur by Alex Cox( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film director Alex Cox reflects on the strange archetypes haunting his life's obsession: the Kennedy assassination
Straight to hell by Alex Cox( Visual )

16 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three hard-drinking killers find themselves in the remote desert hamlet of El Blanco, dominated by the savage McMahon clan. With two gangs in tow, it isn't long before the tension is as thick as desert dust
Deer hunting in Texas by Alex Cox( Book )

2 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Cox's Highway patrolman = El patrullero( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top graduate of Mexico's National Highway Patrol Academy, Pedro Rojas, is sent to patrol a desolate highway. He soon succumbs to bribe-taking and corruption, and his life spins dangerously out of control. When his fellow patrolman and friend Anibal is killed by drug smugglers, Pedro becomes hell-bent on revenge. Edge City is a short drama from 1980, the other short films are about Alex Cox and his films
Alex Cox's Introduction to film : a director's perspective by Alex Cox( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emerging filmmakers need to know the basics of their art form: the language of the camera, and lenses, the different crew roles, the formats, the aspect ratios. They also need to know some bare-bones theory: what an auteur is, what montage is, what genres are. But, even more urgently, young filmmakers need answers to their questions{u2014}What lens was used? How did they do that effect? Who paid for that picture? How did they get it past the censor? Most important, Alex Cox believes that all filmmakers require serious grounding in film. You cannot be a great artist if you aren't versed in great art. And this doesn't just apply to the cinema. This book is for aspiring filmmakers, but also for students, and for people generally interested in grounding themselves in this particular art form{u2014}from a filmmaker's perspective. According to Coz, "I believe 100% that a reasonably educated and intelligent person in any country of the world should be able to have a conversation about Luis Buñuel, about Akira Kurosawa, about Stanley Kubrick, about Fellini or Bergman, and talk knowledgeably about at least one of their films. Read this book, watch the films, and you can!"
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
10,000 ways to die : a director's take on the spaghetti western
Alternative Names
Alex Cox Brits acteur

Alex Cox britský režisér

Alex Cox comédien, réalisateur et scénariste britannique

Alex Cox regista, sceneggiatore e attore britannico

Cox Alexander 1954-....

Алекс Кокс

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الکس کاکس فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان بریتانیایی


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