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Towne, Robert

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

161 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,761 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 II by John Woo( Visual )

69 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,421 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
Mission: Impossible by Brad Bird( Visual )

67 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 730 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 )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 714 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 Tang en( Visual )

23 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 686 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 )

48 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mac McKussic has decided to quit the drug-smuggling business, but it won't quit him. Nick Frescia is the cop assigned to reel in boyhood pal Mac, and a restaurteur is torn by her feelings for the two men and the fear that she is a pawn in their deadly game
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( Visual )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 576 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 )

29 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 562 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 )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and French and held by 528 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 467 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 )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 429 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 )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 383 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 )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 4 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
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 by Leo McCarey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 290 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 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

9 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 139 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."
The Firm by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 116 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
Drive, he said A safe place( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drive, he said: Hector is a rising college basketball star in a troubled relationship with dance student Olive, while his roommate, guerrilla theater student/political activist Gabriel, keeps himself awake so long to avoid the draft that he slips into madness
 
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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.

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: ImpossibleChinatownDays of thunderShampooAsk the dustPersonal bestChinatown ; The last detail : screenplaysThe Firm