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Towne, Robert

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Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

145 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,698 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
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

37 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,703 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
Mission, impossible by Brian De Palma( Visual )

55 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,201 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 )

52 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 726 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 )

19 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, parrucchiere per signora a Beverly Hills, è ricercato dalla sua femminile clientela tanto per le prestazioni professionali, quanto per la sua fama di seduttore. Tra le tante, le donne che gli stanno più vicini nel 1968, alla vigilia delle elezioni presidenziali in America, sono: Jill, attricetta in cerca di lavoro; Jackie, donna di mondo, ricca, attualmente divorziata e amante di Lester; Felicia, moglie inappagata del ricchissimo e potente Lester George, stimolato da Felicia, avvicina Lester che, prima di concedergli il finanziamento di un negozio da gestire da solo, mette il giovanotto sotto inquisizione. E' proprio il rapporto con Lester a introdurre George in una vita pubblica ove lui si trova a disagio e le sue donne finiscono per trovarsi fàccia a faccia con reazioni diverse. Felicia divorzia da Lester che ottiene la mano di Jackie proprio mentre Jill si unisce a Johnny, un regista di pubblicità
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( Visual )

20 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race car driver Cole Trickle has talent. His ambitions are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland, Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends Cole's career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor to regain his nerve and the true courage needed to race, to win, and to live
M:i-2( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 600 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 )

40 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 582 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 Colin Farrell( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 552 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 )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 544 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 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 466 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 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ape-raised son of shipwrecked aristocrats comes home to his grandfather and the understanding Jane Porter in Edwardian England
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 420 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 362 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 2013 in 3 languages and held by 354 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 284 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 )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 280 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 )

4 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 126 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 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 1934-....

Wain, Edward 1935-

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