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O'Bannon, Dan

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Most widely held works by Dan O'Bannon
Alien by Ridley Scott( Visual )

70 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 3,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terror begins when the crew of a spaceship investigates a transmission from a desolate planet and discovers a life form that is perfectly evolved to annihilate mankind. Each crew member is slain until only Ripley is left
Total recall by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

71 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 2084 a worker leaves Earth for the mind-bending nightmarish reality of a Martian mining colony ruled over by a dictator who can alter reality to suit his whims
AVP Alien vs. Predator by Paul Anderson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The incredible adventure begins when the discovery of an ancient pyramid buried in Antarctica sends a team of scientists and adventures to the frozen continent. There, they make an even more terrifying discovery: two alien races engaged in the ultimate battle. Whoever wins ... we lose
Alien by Alan Dean Foster( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was not their galaxy. The seven travelers woke from their long cold sleep to discover that the planet they were closest to was emitting a distress signal. By space law, they must descend, explore and render assistance. But, they would go armed. For who could tell what being called to them -- or why. All they knew was that it was alien
Aliens vs. Predator requiem( Visual )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms-- the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
Aliens by James Cameron( Visual )

50 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Alien, Ripley is the only survivor from mankind's first encounter with the monstrous Alien. Her account of the Alien and the fate of her crew are received with skepticism--until the mysterious disappearnce of colonists on LV-426 lead her to join a team of high-tech colonial marines sent in to investigate
Blue Thunder by John Badham( Visual )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chosen to test Blue Thunder, Frank Murphy is amazed by the capabilities of the high-speed, high-tech chopper. It can see through walls, record a whisper or level a city block. Distrusting the military mentality behind Blue Thunder, Murphy and his partner learn the remarkable craft is slated for use as the ultimate weapon in surveillance and crowd control
Alien quadrilogy by Ridley Scott( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete story of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley's recurring battles with members of a parasitical extraterrestrial species
The return of the living dead by Dan O'Bannon( Visual )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On his first day on the job at an army surplus store, poor Freddy unwittingly releases nerve gas from a secret U.S. military canister, unleashing an unbelievable terror. The gas re-animates an army of corpses, who arise from their graves with a ravenous hunger ... for human brains! And luckily for those carnivorous cadavers, there is a group of partying teens nearby, just waiting to be eaten!"--Container
Dark Star by John Carpenter( Visual )

10 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark Star is a futuristic scoutship traveling far in advance of colony ships. Armed with Exponential Thermostellar bombs, it prowls the unstable planets. But there is one obstacle that its' crewmembers did not count on--one of the ship's thinking and talking bombs is lodged in the bay, threatening to destroy the entire ship and crew
Alien resurrection by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( Visual )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deux cents ans se sont écoulés depuis la mort du Lieutenant Ripley. Une équipe de généticiens entreprend de ressusciter la jeune femme en croisant son ADN avec celui d'un Alien. Les manipulations donnent naissance à des dizaines d'Aliens qui envahissent la station Auriga." [Source : jaquette]
Lifeforce( Visual )

16 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a space exploration team travels to examine Halley's Comet, they find an alien spacecraft whose occupants carry a deadly secret. Spacelings take over the bodies of the humans and return to earth
Alien by Dan O'Bannon( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and German and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The film retold in photo stills and printed dialogue
Total recall by Piers Anthony( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Douglas Quaid must travel across the solar system in order to discover what secrets are locked away in memories that he can't trace
AVP( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small Colorado town becomes the battleground between two of the deadliest extra-terrestrial lifeforms - the Alien and the Predator. When a Predator scout ship crash-lands in the hills outside the town, Alien facehuggers are released in the crash. Also released is a hybrid Alien/Predator. A man and his son hunting in the forest near the crash site soon become the first victims of the facehuggers. A Predator receives data about the crash on his home planet and he comes to Earth. One at a time, the inhabitants of the town become targets of the Aliens and the Predator. The National Guard is called in, but they are unable to stop the deadly creatures. A plan is set in motion to destroy the town with a nuclear device
Dead & buried( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man returns to his home town to be its sheriff. His job becomes difficult when strangers visit the town and die in violent and mysterious ways. He discovers that his troubles have an occult origin that has to do with the town's elderly mortician
Alien anthology( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete story of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley's recurring battles with members of a parasitical extraterrestrial species
Alien triple pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alien³: after her spaceship crashes on a planet inhabited by former prisoners, Ripley discovers that there was an Alien aboard the ship and she must help the men destroy the creature
Invaders from Mars( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little David Garner's starry-eyed dreams turn into an out-of-this-world nightmare when invaders from the red planet land in his backyard and unleash their hostilities on unsuspecting earthlings! Paralyzed with fear as the aliens take over the minds of his mom, dad and even his schoolmates, David must somehow find a way to stop them -before they turn the whole human race into brain-dead zombies of space!
Dan O'Bannon's guide to screenplay structure : inside tips from the writer of Alien, Total recall and Return of the living dead by Dan O'Bannon( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dan OBannon famously crafted his screenplays using a self-designed system which he called dynamic structure. This book outlines how OBannons method differs from those of other well-known screenwriting gurus, and illustrates with examples from classic (and not-so-classic) films how dynamic structure can be applied to craft narrative and character
 
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Bannon D.

Bannon, Daniel.

Bannon, Daniel O' 1946-2009

Dan O’Bannon

Dan O’Bannon US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Regisseur

Dan O'Bannon Amerikaans filmacteur

Dan O'Bannon cinéaste américain

Dan O'Bannon sceneggiatore, attore e regista statunitense

O'Bannon, Daniel Thomas.

O'Bannon, Daniel Thomas 1946-2009

Ден О'Бенон

Дэн О’Бэннон

دان اوبانون فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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