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Silver, Joel

Overview
Works: 186 works in 974 publications in 6 languages and 54,486 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Parodies, imitations, etc  Dystopias  Horror films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  Joel Silver Publications by Joel Silver
Most widely held works by Joel Silver
Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie ( Visual )
35 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 4,468 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 by Andy Wachowski ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,646 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."
The matrix reloaded by Keanu Reeves ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,950 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
Lethal weapon 2 by Richard Donner ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,803 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
The matrix revolutions by Lana Wachowski ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning from where "Matrix Reloaded" ended, the technologically-gifted Neo remains unconscious in the real world, his mind caught by the devious Merovingian and placed in a mysterious subway station construct. The man known as Bane is still a servant of Agent Smith, who continues to grow in power and ability. Meanwhile, the deadly sentinels are coming dangerously close to humanity's last sanctuary, the underground city of Zion. A final battle between humans and machines becomes inevitable
V for vendetta by James McTeigue ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 2,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in a future where Germany has won World War II and Britain has become a fascist state, this is 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
Die hard by Roderick Thorp ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A team of terrorists has seized a building in L.A. and taken hostages. A New York cop, in town to spend Christmas with his estranged wife, is the only hope for the people held by the savage criminals
The book of Eli by Denzel Washington ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,787 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
Speed Racer by Andy Wachowski ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,662 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 brave one by Jodie Foster ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,518 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. Traumatized and unable to cope with 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, she is in the back of a convenience store when a robber comes in and kills the store clerk and his wife. The robber comes after her but she protects herself, finding that it is very easy to shoot a gun. Later, Erica finds herself confronted by two would-be rapists on the subway, 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 they strike again
Unknown by Liam Neeson ( Visual )
48 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,460 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
Fred Claus by David Dobkin ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,320 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
Swordfish by Dominic Sena ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When the DEA shuts down a dummy corporation operation code named SWORDFISH, they had generated $400 million which they let sit around; years of compound interest has swelled it to $9.5 billion. A covert counter-terrorist unit called Black Cell, headed by Gabriel, wants the money to help finance their war against international terrorism, but it's all locked away behind super-encryption. He brings in convicted hacker Stanley, who only wants to see his daughter Holly again but can't afford the legal fees, to slice into the government mainframes and get the money
Predator by John McTiernan ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerrilla fighters in the jungles of a Central American country, Dutch Schaeffer (Schwarzenegger) and his men encounter an enemy unimaginably more deadly than any on Earth - because the Predator is not of this Earth
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,140 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 )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 1,129 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 )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,111 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
The invasion by Jack Finney ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A space shuttle burns up upon reentry causing debris to land across a wide area of the United States. Tucker Kaufman, a member of the CDC, visits one of the crash sites and gets a cut on his hand. Dr. Carol Bennell begins to notice that people are starting to act strange. She turns to her best friend, Dr. Ben Driscoll. He takes a small sample of the material to Dr. Stephen Galeano and they soon learn the substance is not from Earth. Carol's son, Oliver starts to have nightmares and Carol thinks it is because he is about to see Tucker, his father. Tucker has been infected and begins to show little emotion. One of Carol's patients complains that her husband is acting differently. As she begins to voice these concerns, Carol begins to notice other strange things. People are staring at her as she walks by and no one shows any emotion when a woman is hit by a car. Carol soon realizes she must stay awake, find her son, and join her two friends as they try to get to Fort Dix and work on an antidote
The losers ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An explosive tale of double-cross and revenge centers upon the members of an elite U.S. Special Forces unit sent into the Bolivian jungle on a search and destroy mission. The team; Clay, Jensen, Roque, Pooch and Cougar; find themselves the target of a lethal betrayal instigated from inside by a powerful enemy known only as Max. Presumed dead, the group makes plans to even the score when they're joined by the mysterious Aisha, a beautiful operative with her own agenda. Special features included
Whiteout by Dominic Sena ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S. Marshal Carrie Stetko is the only law-enforcement officer assigned to Antarctica. Carrie is on the verge of shipping out before the really bad weather hits, when she is confronted with a mysterious murder that sounds like a riddle: how'd a lone corpse find its way to the middle of an ice field, as though dropped from a great height? And what does this have to do with the prologue about a Soviet fighter jet crashing some decades earlier? Along with other snowbound stragglers are a U.N. investigator, some cocky pilots, and a grizzled doctor
 
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English (433)
Spanish (22)
Italian (8)
German (6)
French (3)
Chinese (2)
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