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Towne, Robert

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

179 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,874 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 by Brian De Palma( Visual )

71 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret agent, framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

70 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,945 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 )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La jacquette indique : " Après de brillantes études de droit, Mitch McDeere est engagé à prix d'or par un cabinet d'avocats. Il s'installe avec sa jeune épouse Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), dans le luxe opulent que lui offre sa "firme" qui lui demande, en contrepartie, une disponibilité sans faille. Mais il découvre peu à peu que la mafia dirige sa société et élimine les réfractaires. Quoi qu'il fasse, il est piégé..."
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,074 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 )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 747 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 )

62 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 738 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 )

31 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 675 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 616 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
M:i-2( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and French and held by 579 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
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

28 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hardened naval officers escort a recruit, sentenced for thieving, from Virginia to New Hampshire and give him a wild last night. They come to realize that they are as much prisioners of their world as he is of his
Ask the dust by Colin Farrell( Visual )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 573 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
Without limits( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve Prefontaine was a champion's champion, holder of every American distance running from 2,000 to 10,000 meters. Fans elevated him to rock star status. Athletes were inspired by him. Off the track, officials mired in outdated politics got the point that activist Pre was taking the sport into a new era. The short life and fast times of the fiery Oregon distance runner form a movie that "belongs in the company of Jim Thorpe - All American and Chariots of Fire" (Jack Mathews, Newsday). Billy Crudup, uncannily resembling the real-life Pre, and Donald Sutherland, as coach and mentor Bill Bowerman, give strong portrayals of lives aflame with conviction. Infused with track-savvy authenticity by director Robert Towne and his co-writer Kevin Moore (Prefontaine's friend and a former world-class runner), Without Limits comes home a winner
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 458 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 )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 404 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 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
Love affair( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 298 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 )

23 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 292 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 143 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 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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