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Towne, Robert

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

189 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A private detective finds himself in over his head as he takes on a case involving the most rich and powerful people in Chinatown
Mission: impossible by Brian De Palma( Visual )

76 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Hunt is an American secret agent who is framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt hotly races to stay one step ahead of his pursuers, and drawing one step closer to discovering the shocking truth
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

72 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,964 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 Sydney Pollack( Visual )

43 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,154 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 1,085 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 )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 771 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
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )

64 editions published between 1970 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 749 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
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

34 editions published between 1975 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 680 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 )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 618 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 )

35 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 584 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 )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 581 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
M:i-2( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 569 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
Without limits( Visual )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 546 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 459 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 )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 411 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 353 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 299 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 )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 288 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 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 250 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
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 144 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
Mission: impossibleMission, impossible IIThe FirmDays of thunderChinatownShampooAsk the dustPersonal bestChinatown ; The last detail : screenplays
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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