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Brown, David 1916-2010

Overview
Works: 163 works in 753 publications in 7 languages and 25,819 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Legal films  Gangster films  Science fiction films  Fiction 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Editor, Author, Interviewee, Production personnel, pmn, Creator, Director, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Brown
Jaws by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

79 editions published between 1975 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 4,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 30th anniversary edition of the classic 'I'm-Never-Going-In-The-Water-Again' story of a killer shark that has taken over the waters near a seaside community, and the three men who set out to kill it
Chocolat by Lasse Hallström( Visual )

94 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time, there was a quiet little village in the French countryside, whose people believed in Tranquilité - Tranquility. If you lived in this village, you understood what was expected of you. You knew your place in the scheme of things. And if you happened to forget, someone would help remind you. In this village, if you saw something you weren't supposed to see, you learned to look the other way. If perchance your hopes had been disappointed, you learned never to ask for more. So through good times and bad, famine and feast, the villagers held fast to their traditions. Until, one winter day, a sly wind blew in from the North
A few good men by Rob Reiner( Visual )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JAG defense lawyers are assigned the case of defending two US soldiers, accused of murdering a fellow soldier who were deemed to have 'broken the code'. They are confronted with complex issues of loyalty and honor
The verdict by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

55 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An alcoholic, failed attorney is reduced to ambulance chasing. A friend gives him a supposedly easy malpractice case which turns out to be a last chance at redeeming himself and his career
Nanny McPhee returns by Emma Thompson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Nanny McPhee appears at the farmhouse door of a busy young mother Isabel Green, she discovers that Mrs. Green's children are in an all-out household war with their two spoiled city cousins. Relying on everything from a flying motorcycle and a statue that comes to life to a tree-climbing piglet and an elephant that turns up in the oddest places, Nanny McPhee uses her magic to show the children five valuable lessons, the most important of which is how to get along
The sting by George Roy Hill( Visual )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 1,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1932 and a money runner is carrying the week's take -- $11,000 -- from an illegal gambling outfit in Joliet, Illinois, to the main office. On the way, three men con him out of the take. Mob boss Doyle Lonnegan discovers who pulled the job, and exacts revenge by having one of the con men, Luther Coleman thrown from a window. Lonnegan also orders a hit on Luther's partner, Johnny Hooker. To escape Lonnegan's wrath, Hooker goes to Chicago, to meet an old friend of Luther's, Henry Gondorff. To avenge Luther's death, they set up an elaborate plan -- a "long con"--To swindle an enormous sum out of Lonnegan so neatly that he won't even realize he's been conned
Along came a spider by Marc Moss( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Alex Cross is back to work the case of a girl who was kidnapped from her Washington, D.C. school, a place where senators and diplomats send their children. Its up to Alex to profile the kidnapper and find the girl
Cocoon by Ron Howard( Visual )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When visitors from a distant galaxy return to earth on a secret mission, their other-worldly powers afford a group of senior citizens who had expected nothing more from life than bingo, shuffleboard, aches and pains, the chance to recapture their youth"--Container
Kiss the girls by James Patterson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Alex Cross and key witness, Kate McTeirnan hunt the kidnapper of eight young women, including Cross's niece
Angela's ashes by Emily Watson( Visual )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt, the oldest son in a tightly-knit family. Living by his wits, cheered by his irrepressible spirit, and sustained by his mother's fierce love, Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America"--Container
The player by Robert Altman( Visual )

43 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Jaws 2 by Jeannot Szwarc( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's been four years since that marauding great white shark terroized the small summer resort of Amity; but the shark that Police Chief Brody destroyed wasn't the only one in the ocean! The same heart-stopping suspence and gripping adventure that enthralled movie audiences throughout the world in Jaws returns in this worthy sequel to that film classic
MacArthur by Joseph Sargent( Visual )

3 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General Douglas MacArthur (Gregory Peck), one of the most controversial public figures of our time, is the subject of this superb biographical drama which traces his outstanding career. In 1942, with his position in the Philippines made hopeless by Japan's destruction of more than half the planes in his Far East Command, MacArthur leaves pledging "I shall return!" MacArthur does return, with riveting victories in the Pacific and the deft handling of the democratization of Japan; he is also armed with Presidential aspirations. While serving in Korea, it is there that his colossal ego and insubordination results in dismissal by Truman in 1951. MacArthur is a compelling story which explores the many facets of his ambitious character. It clearly demonstrates his brilliance as a strategist; his lust for publicity and flair for dramatics
Deep impact by Mimi Leder( Visual )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into government shelters will survive
The sugarland express by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sugarland Express is based on the true story of Lou Jean Poplin, who kidnapped a Texas State Trooper and led the police on a wild chase across the state in an effort to save her son from adoption. This complex role was enough to lure superstar Goldie Hawn back to the screen after a one-year hiatus following her Oscar-winning performance in Cactus Flower. It also marks the feature film debut of a young, now famous, director, Steven Spielberg
How I got that story by Overseas Press Club of America( Book )

4 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian bacon by Michael Moore( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Multiple languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beset by falling approval ratings and a sagging economy, a desperate U.S. president and his closest advisors launch a campaign to turn America against its most unlikely enemy - Canada. However, Bud Boomer, an overly patriotic Niagara Falls sheriff and his band of misfit deputies actually invade Canada and set off a series of comedic events that leaves the President's plans and the New World Order in shambles
The player( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
Weebles( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Welcome to Weebleville": Bumpus learns problems are easy to solve when you have the help of good friends. "Weebles to the wescue": Tooey learns what it truly mean to be brave. "Spaghetti days": It's the big barn dance and Demby and Diddy Wishingwell are ready for all the fun. "Tooey's wobble weekend": Trouble's afoot when the friends go camping, but our hero Tooey is there to save the day. "The Wednesday race": Zuzie Q and Noomie race all over town to prove who's the fastest
Neighbors( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earl Keese is a slightly overweight, fairly average guy who is approaching middle age. He leads a reasonably comfortable life with his family in their suburban home until the house next door is bought by a truly odd couple, Vic and Ramona, who quickly proceed to drive Earl crazy. Vic's lunatic behavior has Earl running in circles while Ramona's coarse seductiveness leaves him panting. In short, Earl's tranquil life is suddenly turned upside down. (Newly remastered)
 
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Alternative Names
Brown, D. R.

Brown, D. R. L.

Brown, Dan

Brown, David, 1916-

David Brown americký filmový a divadelní producent a spisovatel

David Brown producer

David Brown producteur américain

David Brown produttore cinematografico statunitense

David Brown US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Journalist

Дэвид Браун

דייוויד בראון

دايفيد براون

دیوید براون

데이비드 브라운

デイヴィッド・ブラウン

ブラウン, デイヴィッド

ブラウン, デビッド

大衛·布朗 (製片人)

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