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Towne, Robert

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

152 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,763 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
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 1,886 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 1,157 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 )

65 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 747 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 )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 711 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 678 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 Colin Farrell( Visual )

29 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in English and German and held by 561 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 548 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 restaurateur make for sexy, tough, volatile thriller
Without limits( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 529 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 465 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
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

5 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 433 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 )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 391 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 348 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 )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 292 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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love affair( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 241 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 tomb of Ligeia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 121 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."
Word into image( Visual )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interview with screenwriter Robert Towne. He discusses his work and philosophy, stating that he believes that the writer has more control over his art than the director. Towne's anecdotes show how he often finds his material in unorthodox sources. Including clips from the screenwriter's films
 
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Chinatown
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