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Towne, Robert

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Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

155 editions published between 1974 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky climate of sunbaked southern California of the 1930s, is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. He is swept into a maelstorm 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 II by John Woo( Visual )

41 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,759 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 Brian De Palma( Visual )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,230 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 )

53 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 725 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
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

21 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
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( Visual )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 677 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
M:i-2( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 607 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 )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 583 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
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( Visual )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 560 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 )

18 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 548 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 held by 525 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 467 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
Greystoke the legend of Tarzan, lord of the apes by Hugh Hudson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and French and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An infant boy raised to manhood among savage apes, living by his wits and the law of the jungle, returns to society and tries to claim his inheritance of humanity and privilege
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 421 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 )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 368 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 2013 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
Love affair by Leo McCarey( 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
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 281 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 )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1997 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 131 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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controlled identityVazak, P. H.

controlled identityWain, Edward

P.H. Vazak, 1934-

Robert Towne acteur amricain

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 1934-....

Wain, Edward 1935-

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