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Towne, Robert

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

181 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,695 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 )

69 editions published between 1990 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 2,065 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 )

36 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Hunt is back and is partnering up with the beautiful 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. Special features include commentary, interviews, featurettes, music video, and more
The Firm by John Grisham( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mitch McDeere is a brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad. Driven by a fierce desire to bury his working-class past, Mitch joins a small, prosperous Memphis firm that affords Mitch and his wife and affluent lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams. However, when FBI agents confront him with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm, Mitch sets out to find the truth in a deadly crossfire between the FBI, the Mob, and a force that will stop at nothing to protect its interests
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,080 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
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( Visual )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and held by 783 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 )

33 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, a Beverly Hills hairdresser, promises his impatient steady, Jill, that they'll settle down once he gets his own salon. During the next frantic 48 hours, George tries to borrow the cash he needs from Lester, a shady businessman. But Lester doesn't know that George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter
M:i-2( Visual )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 641 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
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne( Visual )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifelong friends, one a supposedly retired drug dealer, the other a fast-rising L.A. cop, are forced to confront each other, both in business and in vying for the affections of a sleek restaurant owner
Ask the dust by Colin Farrell( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 586 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)
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

27 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two petty officers, Buddusky and Mulhall, are detailed to take a young sailor, Meadows, to prison and decide to show him a good time on their journey. Their escapades begin when they escape a bar fight, get drunk in their hotel room, tangle with some Marines and take Meadows to a brothel for his first sexual experience
Without limits( Visual )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Prefontaine was a champion's champion, holder of every American distance-runing record from 2,000 to 10,000 meters. This is the dramatic story of the short life and fast times of this fiery Oregon distance runner
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 2000 in English and held by 512 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
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1970's was an extraordinary time of rebellion, and of questioning every accepted idea. As political activism, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and the music revolution contributed to social unrest across the country, American cinema witnessed the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. Galvanised by a new freedom of expression, these ground-breaking artists began targeting their films toward a new kind of audience, with stories that reflected the ever-changing reality of the era
The two Jakes by Jack Nicholson( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 413 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 )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 350 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
Love affair( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man and a woman who are to marry other people meet on a ship, flirt, part, and discover that they are in love
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 284 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
Chinatown ; The last detail : screenplays by Robert Towne( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the scripts for two films from the 1970s, one the story of a private detective in Los Angeles, and the other dealing with two Navy Shore Patrols escorting a prisoner
Shampoo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shampoo gives us a day in the life of George (Warren Beatty), a Beverly Hills hairdresser and lothario who runs around town on the eve of the 1968 presidential election trying to make heads or tails of his financial and romantic entanglements. His attempts to scrape together the money to open his own salon are continually sidetracked by the distractions presented by his lovers--played brilliantly by Goldie Hawn, Julie Christie, and Lee Grant (in an Oscar-winning performance). Beatty dreamed up the project, cowrote the script with Robert Towne, and enlisted Hal Ashby as director, and the resulting carousel of doomed relationships is an essential seventies farce, a sharp look back at the sexual politics and self-absorption of the preceding decade"--Container
 
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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 pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

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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Таун, Роберт

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타운, 로버트 1934-

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