WorldCat Identities

Silver, Joel

Overview
Works: 187 works in 1,415 publications in 9 languages and 65,978 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Crime films  Police films  Dystopian films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Publisher, Author, Interviewee, pmn, 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 )

172 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 6,516 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 )

87 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 5,066 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
Lethal weapon by Mel Gibson( Visual )

62 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 3,624 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 reloaded by Lana Wachowski( Visual )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,129 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
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

26 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,290 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 John McTiernan( Visual )

69 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York cop John McClane is the personal target of the mysterious Simon, a terrorist determined to blow up the entire city if he doesn't get what he wants. Accompanied by an unwilling civilian partner, McClane careens wildly from one end of New York to the other as he struggles to keep up with Simon's deadly game. It's a battle of wits between a psychopathic genius and a heroic cop who once again finds himself having a really bad day
The Book of Eli by Albert Hughes( Visual )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,954 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 Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,741 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
Unknown( Visual )

24 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some intense sequences of violence and action, and brief sexual content
Predator by Patricia Daniels Cornwell( Visual )

39 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,603 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
The brave one by Neil Jordan( Visual )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,566 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
The nice guys by Shane Black( Visual )

15 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 1,494 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
Fred Claus by David Dobkin( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,441 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 )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,419 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
Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veronica is an outcast in a trendy SoCal beach town. Once she ran with Neptune High's in crowd. But she's on the outside after her best friend is murdered and her sheriff father accuses the wrong man as the perp: the dead girl's billionaire father. Dad loses his job, Veronica loses her popularity and both struggle to build a detective agency and new lives. E-mail scams, cults, car thefts - you name it, Veronica investigates it. But her obsession is the murder of her friend. And she'll take any risk to solve it
Die hard 2 : die harder by Renny Harlin( Visual )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,379 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
Swordfish by Dominic Sena( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,365 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
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,247 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 )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,212 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition and does so well he gets sent to Hollywood. While there, Harry pursues a girl he loved in high school and gets caught up in a twisted murder mystery. His only chance of getting out alive is a gay private detective named Gay Perry, who also works as a consultant for movies and has been hired to tutor Harry in portraying a private eye
 
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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

Joel Silver yhdysvaltalainen elokuvatuottaja

Τζόελ Σίλβερ

Джоел Силвър

Джоэл Сильвер

Џоел Силвер

Ջոել Սիլվեր ամերիկացի գործարար

ג'ואל סילבר

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 (705)

Spanish (46)

French (13)

German (11)

Italian (10)

Chinese (3)

Turkish (1)

Croatian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Lethal weaponThe matrix reloadedV for VendettaThe Book of EliSpeed RacerFred ClausSwordfishKiss kiss bang bang