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Towne, Robert

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Chinatown by Roman Polanski ( Visual )
130 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,679 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
M:i-2 by John Woo ( Visual )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,631 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 )
49 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,121 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 )
51 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tangled mystery in which a private detective is hired for a seemingly routine case that mushrooms into a murderous personal scandal
Shampoo by Hal Ashby ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George promises his impatient steady, Jill, that they'll settle down once he gets his own salon. During the next frantic 48 hours, George tries to borrow the cash he needs from Lester, a shady businessman. But Lester doesn't know that George is sleeping with his mistress, his shrewish wife, and his teenage daughter
Days of thunder by Tony Scott ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 610 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
M:i-2 ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 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
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 561 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 Robert Towne ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een aankomend schrijver in Los Angeles in de jaren dertig worstelt met zijn talent en zijn relaties. Een hopeloze liefde vormt hem tot volwassenheid
The last detail by Hal Ashby ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 532 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 )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 524 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 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 )
2 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 400 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
Personal best ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 357 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 Two Jakes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 331 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
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 283 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 )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 210 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 )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drive, he said A safe place by Jack Nicholson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 133 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
Villa rides ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the turbulence of early 20th century Mexico, this movie chronicles the fights and flights of one of Mexico's favorite folk heroes
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Vazak, P. H.

controlled identity Wain, Edward

P.H. Vazak, 1934-
Schwartz, Robert.
Tubin, Robert 1935-
Vazak P. H. 1934-....
Vazak, P. H. 1934- Pseudonym
Vazak, P.H. 1935-
Wain, Edward, 1934-
Wain, Edward 1934- Pseudonym
Wain, Edward 1935-
Languages
English (327)
French (41)
Spanish (28)
German (25)
Multiple languages (9)
Italian (6)
Japanese (1)
Catalan (1)
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