WorldCat Identities

Silver, Joel

Works: 151 works in 954 publications in 7 languages and 57,594 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Horror films  Monster films  Fiction  Sports films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Publisher, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joel Silver
Sherlock Holmes by Guy Ritchie( Visual )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 4,634 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 Lana Wachowski( Visual )

74 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,753 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 Lana Wachowski( Visual )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,033 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 by Richard Donner( Visual )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 2,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two Vietnam-vets-turned-cops who have just one thing in common: both hate to work with partners. But their partnership becomes the key to survival when a murder investigation leads to war with a heroin ring
The matrix revolutions by Lana Wachowski( Visual )

51 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,417 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 )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

42 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 1,901 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
The book of Eli by Albert Hughes( Visual )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eli (Washington) 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 and pits him against a menacing warlord (Oldman)
Speed Racer by Andy Wachowski( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,682 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,538 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
Unknown by Liam Neeson( Visual )

38 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,487 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,353 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 )

9 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,310 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
Swordfish by Dominic Sena( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,270 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 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recruited by the CIA to rescue hostages held by guerilla fighters in a Central American country, Schwarzenegger and his men encounter an enemy more deadly than any on Earth -- because the Predator is not of this Earth
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,186 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 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riggs and Murtaugh try to stop the Chinese Triads from expanding their illegitimate business empire to the United States
Kiss kiss bang bang by Shane Black( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,109 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 )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 955 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 936 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The book of Eli
Alternative Names
Džoel Silver

Joel Silver producteur de films amricain

Joel Silver produttore cinematografico statunitense

Joel Silver US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Джоел Силвър

Джоэл Сильвер

Џоел Силвер

جوئل سیلور تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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The matrix reloadedLethal weaponThe matrix revolutionsV for vendettaThe book of EliSpeed RacerFred ClausSwordfishKiss kiss bang bang