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Towne, Robert

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Most widely held works by Robert Towne
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

153 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
Mission: impossible by Brian De Palma( Visual )

64 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret agent, framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
The Firm by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young lawyer takes a dream job only to find out he is working for the mob and that the Feds want to use him to destroy the firm
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )

66 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hot-shot driver with a compulsion for winning is hired to drive a car in the Daytona 500. When an accident sidelines him, he learns there is more to life than competition
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( Visual )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Farrell is Arturo Bandini, a young would-be writer who comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets beautiful barmaid Camilla (Salma Hayek), a Mexican immigrant who hopes for a better life by marrying a wealthy American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California. The passion that arises between them is palpable? if they could only set aside their ambitions and submit to it. Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) directs this outcasts? tale of desire in the desert, co-starring Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice)
M:i-2( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMF agents partner up with a thief to stop a renegade agent from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and German and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne( Visual )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac McKussic has decided to quit the drug-smuggling business, but it won't quit him. Nick Frescia, the cop assigned to reel in boyhood pal Mac, and a sexy restauranteur make for sexy, tough, volatile thriller
Without limits( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Steve Prefontaine, a distance runner, who took the sport into a new era
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of the outlaw couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, in the midwest of Thirties America had already been the inspiration for earlier films including 'Gun Crazy' and 'They Live by Night'. Here identification with the outlaw group in a hostile world is kept in perspective by abrupt changes in both mood and visual style held together by an ironic and ambivalent mix of thirties folklore and late sixties mood
The two Jakes by Jack Nicholson( Visual )

21 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Chinatown, it is 1948 Los Angeles and private investigator Jake Gittes must solve a case of suspected adultery-turned-murder that's tied to a grab for oil and to Jake's own past
Personal best( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promising hurdler finds needed emotional and athletic seasoning with a caring mentor. After the two fall in love, their relationship is threatened as both vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia
Love affair( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're engaged, but not to each other. So Mike Gambril and Terry McKay agree to put their sudden love to a test. They'll break off all contact, then reunite in three months atop the Empire State Building if their love is still strong. But fate will test their love more than they themselves ever could
Chinatown ; The last detail : screenplays by Robert Towne( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityVazak, P. H.

controlled identityWain, Edward

P.H. Vazak, 1934-

Robert Towne acteur américain

Robert Towne Amerikaans filmregisseur

Robert Towne sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Robert Towne US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Schwartz, Robert.

Towne, Robert, 1934-

Tubin, Robert 1935-

Vazak, P. H.

Vazak P. H. 1934-....

Vazak, P.H. 1935-

Vazak, Robert Ph 1935-

Wain, Edward.

Wain Edward 1934-....

Wain, Edward 1935-

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Mission: impossibleMission, impossible IIThe FirmChinatownDays of thunderShampooAsk the dustPersonal bestChinatown ; The last detail : screenplays