WorldCat Identities

Silver, Joel

Overview
Works: 179 works in 1,451 publications in 9 languages and 66,880 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Comedy films  Police films  Dystopian films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Publisher, Author, pmn, fmp, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joel Silver
The matrix by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

179 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 6,514 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 )

85 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 5,046 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 )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,130 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 Mel Gibson( Visual )

46 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,933 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
V for Vendetta by James McTeigue( Visual )

27 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,290 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
Die hard by John McTiernan( Visual )

71 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,211 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 Albert Hughes( Visual )

25 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,943 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)
Unknown( Visual )

24 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,727 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
Speed Racer by Lilly Wachowski( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,723 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
Predator by Patricia Daniels Cornwell( Visual )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,615 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages 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. 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 )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and German and held by 1,503 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 )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,446 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 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London, U.S. Air Marshal Bill Marks receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account. Until he secures the money, a passenger on his flight will be killed every twenty minutes
Die hard 2 : die harder by Renny Harlin( Visual )

47 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop who battles not only terrorists, but also an incompetent airport police chief, the hard-headed commander of the Army's anti-terrorist squad, and a deadly winter snowstorm. The runways are littered with death and destruction, and McClane is in a race against time. His wife is trapped on one of the planes circling overhead, which is desperately low on fuel. It's all-out war, a heart-stopping, jet-propelled journey filled with excitement and terror. Fasten your seat belts!
Veronica Mars by Mark Piznarski( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,389 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
Swordfish by Dominic Sena( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Use a computer, go to jail. The terms of Stanley Jobson's parole are clear. Yet a $10-million payday awaits the superhacker if he takes on a job masterminded by a charismatic covert agent: the daring electronic theft of a government slush fund codenamed Swordfish"--Container
Gothika by Mathieu Kassovitz( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,246 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 1,213 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 )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While fleeing from the cops, small time hood Harry Lockhart stumbles into an acting audition. He does so well he goes 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

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 (703)

Spanish (46)

German (11)

French (10)

Italian (10)

Chinese (3)

Turkish (1)

Croatian (1)

Dutch (1)

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The matrix reloadedLethal weaponV for VendettaThe Book of EliSpeed RacerFred ClausSwordfishKiss kiss bang bang