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Silver, Joel

Overview
Works: 205 works in 1,202 publications in 9 languages and 63,018 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Police films  Crime films  Dystopian films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Publisher, Author, fmp
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joel Silver
The matrix by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

145 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 6,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo (Reeves)-mild-mannered software author by day, feared hacker by night-is recruited into a cell of cyber-rebels, led by Morpheus (Fishburne) and the warrior Trinity (Moss). They have made a fundamental discovery about the world: It does not exist. It is only a seedy utopia where humanity is preserved, protected, and endlessly recycled by a mega-computer. Cypher (Pantoliano) turns traitorous for access to comforts unmatched by the drab post-apocalyptic real world, while Agent Smith (Weaving) dismisses humans as "a plague"--For which non-organic life is "the cure."
Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

65 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 4,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After finally catching serial killer and occult 'sorcerer' Lord Blackwood, legendary sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson can close yet another successful case. After his execution, Blackwood mysteriously returns from the grave and resumes his killing spree, Holmes must take up the hunt once again. Contending with Watson's new fiancée and the dimwitted head of Scotland Yard, the determined detective must unravel the clues that will lead him into a twisted web of murder, deceit, and black magic, not to mention the deadly embrace of temptress Irene Adler
The matrix reloaded by Lana Wachowski( Visual )

59 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neo, Trinity, and Morpheus continue to lead the revolt against the Machine Army. In their quest to save the human race from extinction, they gain greater insight into the construction of The Matrix and Neo's pivotal role in the fate of mankind
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

61 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his family. As he waits for his estranged wife's office Christmas party to break up, German terrorists occupy the building, and McClane wages a one-man war to stop them
Speed Racer by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed Racer is a natural behind the wheel of his thunderous Mach 5. With the support of Pops and Mom Racer, girlfriend Trixie, younger brother Spritle and the mysterious Racer X, Speed takes on fierce competitors to save his family's business and protect the sport he loves. When Speed steps on the track, it's not just a race
The Book of Eli by Albert Hughes( Visual )

21 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli walks alone in post-apocalyptic America. He heads west along the Highway of Death on a mission he doesn't fully understand but knows he must complete. In his backpack is the last copy of a book that could become the wellspring of a revived society. Or in the wrong hands, the hammer of a despot. Eli keeps his blade sharp and his survival instincts sharper as his quest thrusts him into a savage wasteland
Unknown( Visual )

22 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn't recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Harris plunges into a deadly mystery, forcing him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widescreen (2.40:1) presentation Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, the story of a young working-class woman, Evey, who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man known only as 'V.' Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, 'V' ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about 'V's' mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself. She becomes his ally in his plan to bring freedom and justice to a cruel and corrupt society
The brave one by Neil Jordan( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York City radio host Erica Bain is working and living a wonderful life. One night she and her fiancé, David, are brutally attacked. David is killed and Erica is almost beaten to death. Erica is traumatized and in order to cope and work past the tragic event, Erica becomes someone else. She buys a gun and begins to roam the streets at night looking to take her revenge on the men who were responsible for the attack. Late one night, Erica is in the back of a convenience store when a man comes in and kills his store clerk wife. The man comes after her and she protects herself, finding that is is very easy to shoot a gun. Days later, Erica is on the subway when she is about to be raped by two men, and again she protects herself. The city becomes fascinated with the exploits of this vigilante killer, but NYPD Detective Mercer is trying to catch this person, before the killer strikes again
Predator by Arnold Schwarzenegger( Visual )

33 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly invisible Predator is unleashed in another jungle, the urban jungle of Los Angeles. A police lieutenant mistakenly concludes that mangled bodies found by the police are the work of feuding gangs. Instead, he finds himself confronting a savage alien who has come from a distant world to hunt humans for sport
Lethal weapon by Richard Donner( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Vietnam-veterans-turned-detectives with a opposite styles and motivations are forced to work as partners in a conflict with an international heroin ring
Fred Claus by David Dobkin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fred Claus has lived in his little brother's shadow for most of his life. Fred is in jail and Nicholas has to bail him out on the condition he come to the North Pole and repay his debt
Non-stop by Jaume Collet-Serra( Visual )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During a transatlantic flight, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks ... receives a series of cryptic text messages threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is transferred into an off-shore account"--Container
Lethal weapon 2 by Richard Donner( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riggs and Murtaugh must guard a free-wheeling witness in a comedy of car chases, gun battles, under-water escapes, even the destruction of a chic hillside house
Swordfish by Dominic Sena( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's most dangerous spy is hired by two shady CIA agents to coerce a computer hacker recently released from prison to help steal $6 billion in unused government funds
Die hard 2 : die harder by Renny Harlin( Visual )

39 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John McClane is off-duty on Christmas Eve in the nation's capital when a team of terrorists, in town to rescue a drug lord from justice, has taken over a major international airport, holding thousands of travelers hostage. Amidst a blinding blizzard, McClane must race against time to defeat the terrorists and their murderous leader while also contending with an inept airport police chief, the stubborn head of the Army's anti-terrorist squad, and the knowledge that his wife is trapped in a plane desperately low on fuel, circling overhead
The nice guys( Visual )

13 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy team up to locate a missing girl and investigate a seemingly unrelated death, set in 1977 Los Angeles
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A criminal psychologist is accused of the murder of her husband, a charge she is unable to defend herself against due to her deteriorating sanity
Lethal Weapon 4 by Richard Donner( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buddy cop action comedy. Family man Murtaugh is partner to loose cannon Riggs, who may or may not marry his girlfriend
Kiss kiss bang bang by Shane Black( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition. He does so well he gets to go to Hollywood. While there, Harry pursues a girl he loved in high school and ends up geting caught up in twisted murder mystery. His only chance of getting out alive is a private detective named Gay Perry, who also works as a consultant for movies
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Book of Eli
Alternative Names
Džoel Silver

Joel Silver americký podnikatel

Joel Silver Amerikaans filmproducent

Joel Silver producteur de films américain

Joel Silver produttore cinematografico statunitense

Joel Silver US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Τζόελ Σίλβερ

Джоел Силвър

Джоэл Сильвер

Џоел Силвер

Ջոել Սիլվեր ամերիկացի գործարար

جوئل سیلور تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

জোয়েল সিলভার

조엘 실버

ジョエル・シルバー

喬·西佛

祖·舒路華

Languages
English (566)

Spanish (31)

German (12)

French (12)

Italian (8)

Chinese (3)

Turkish (1)

Croatian (1)

Dutch (1)

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The matrix reloadedSpeed RacerThe Book of EliV for VendettaFred ClausLethal weapon 2SwordfishKiss kiss bang bang