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Towne, Robert

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

178 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,870 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 )

67 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,009 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 )

65 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,926 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 )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 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 )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who robbed banks across the country during the Depression era
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )

61 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 742 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 )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race car driver Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) teams with a legendary crew chief (Robert Duvall) to race at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends his career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) to regain his nerve to race, to win and to live
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 684 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
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne( Visual )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 605 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
M:i-2( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 580 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
Ask the dust by Colin Farrell( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 570 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 )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 556 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
Without limits( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 539 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 )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 456 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 )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 400 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 )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 352 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 )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 291 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 288 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 )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 140 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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Mission: impossible
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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