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Tolkin, Michael

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Most widely held works about Michael Tolkin
Most widely held works by Michael Tolkin
Nine by Rob Marshall( Visual )

34 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled "Italia"--He has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories
Changing lanes by Roger Michell( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A minor traffic accident turns two perfect strangers into vicious adversaries waging an all-out war of personal destruction
The player by Robert Altman( Visual )

79 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
The player : a novel by Michael Tolkin( Book )

55 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A senior vice president of production at a major Hollywood studio receives a death threat from a rejected writer, plunging him into a nightmare that threatens both his life, his job, and the woman he loves in this devastating portrait of contemporary Hollywood
Among the dead by Michael Tolkin( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Gale is sick of cheating on his wife, Anna, and he wants to tell her the truth, but in the right way. Everything looks better when he decides to take her and their daughter on a sudden trip to Mexico, where he can give Anna the carefully crafted letter that details the nature of his affair. One mistake: He's late meeting them at the airport. He misses the plane; he'll have to take the next flight: and then everything changes. In his first novel, the highly acclaimed The Player, Michael Tolkin explored the emotional geography of Griffin Mill, the Hollywood executive who literally gets away with murder. Now, in Among the Dead, the stakes are raised: What if the executive had a conscience? For Frank, there will be no escaping the consequences. A novel that begins as a domestic drama opens into a nightmare picture of the modern age. Among the Dead is a penetrating, unsettling, and brilliantly written catalog of the truths that lie just beyond the reach of language; a diabolic, blackly comic illumination of the darker corners of the human mind
The return of the player by Michael Tolkin( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Polish and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film executive Griffin Mill hopes to convince fabulously wealthy Phil Ginsberg to become his partner, while Griffin's personal and professional lives begin to fall apart, forcing him to consider murder as an option
NK3 by Michael Tolkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With The Player and The Return of the Player, Michael Tolkin established himself as the master novelist of modern Hollywood. In his new novel, NK3, the H LYW OD sign presides over a Los Angeles devastated by a weaponized microbe that has been accidentally spread around the globe, deleting human identity. In post-NK3 Los Angeles, a sixty-foot-tall fence surrounds the hills where the rich used to live, but the mansions have been taken over by those with the only power that matters: the power of memory. Life for the community inside the Fence, ruled over by the new aristocracy, the Verified, is a perpetual party. Outside the Fence, in downtown Los Angeles, the Verified use an invented mythology to keep control over the mindless and nameless Drifters, Shamblers, and Bottle Bangers who serve the gift economy until no longer needed. The ruler, Chief, takes his guidance from gigantic effigies of a man and a woman in the heart of the Fence. They warn him of trouble to come, but who is the person to watch: the elusive Eckmann, holed up with the last functioning plane at LAX; Shannon Squier, the chisel-wielding pop superstar from the pre-NK3 world, pulled from the shambling masses; a treacherous member of Chief's inner circle; or Hopper, the uncommon Drifter compelled by an inner voice to search for a wife whose name and face he doesn't know? Each threatens to upset the delicate power balance in this fragile world. In deliciously dark prose, Tolkin winds a noose-like plot around this melee of despots, prophets, and rebels as they struggle for command and survival in a town that still manages to exert a magnetic force, even as a ruined husk"--
Under radar by Michael Tolkin( Book )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Dutch and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom Levy's vacation in Jamaica turns deadly when he kills a man who tricked Tom's daughter into a vulgar act
Deep cover by Bill Duke( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cop with the psychological profile of a criminal goes undercover and finds himself caught up in his criminal life
The Rapture( Visual )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, so unhappy with her life that she attempts suicide, undergoes a religious conversion when she is comforted by members of a cult. Her involvement with the cult leads to a frightening and ultimately tragic denouement
The player ; The rapture ; The new age : three screenplays by Michael Tolkin( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Tolkin is one of Hollywood's hottest new players, a screenwriter and director who has created films that are intellectually uncompromising, provocative, hilarious, sexy, and brilliantly contemporary. The Player, the award-winning movie sensation about the twisted world of Hollywood, was directed by Robert Altman and starred Tim Robbinds and Greta Scacchi. It has been hailed as "a masterpiece! One of the smartest, funniest, most penetrating movies about moviemaking ever made" (Vanity Fair). The Rapture explores the emotionally intense, surreal world of Christian fundamentalism. The Los Angeles Times called it "a nervy, unsettling, edgy piece of work, that most audacious of cinematic ventures, a film of theological ideas, intent on looking into what we believe and why we believe it, determined, even eager, to explore the issues of heaven, hell, and the hereafter." The New Age, a film sure to become an archetype for the post-1980's era, tells the story of a young couple's fall from financial grace and their quest for spirituality in a world defined by materialism. These screenplays not only represent some of the finest and most challenging work being done in Hollywood today but present, collectively, breadth, and feeling to that created by any of our time's most talented artists, whatever
Deep impact by Mimi Leder( Visual )

42 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The countdown to doomsday is underway when it is discovered that an enormous comet will collide with Earth
Masters of science fiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dying doctor refuses to believe that her patient cannot remember the last 25 years of his life. In the middle of a ferocious firefight outside of Baghdad, soldiers discover a mysterious body they can't identify as human. The seventh-richest couple in the world are anthropoids, each containing a few strands of human DNA, grown into a baby and fused with plastics. Despised minorities are adrift in the darkness of outer space and make an ominous pact that they hope will bring them back to Earth. Flying robotic droids can prevent murder before it takes place, but life depends on a formula of carefully balanced killing. Frendon must find a way to convince an automated justice machine of his innocence
The player by Michael Tolkin( Recording )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Danish and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scathing and hilarious novel about a screenwriter bent on revenging his abuse at the hands of a studio head
Steven Pippin by Steven Pippin( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The burning season : the Chico Mendes story by John Frankenheimer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatized story of Chico Mendes, the activist who dedicated his life to saving the Amazon's rain forests and to alerting the world to the endangered status of these forests
The new age by Michael Tolkin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and French and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A with-it L.A. couple with a lot more dollars than sense careen along a downhill path of mad business pursuits, sexual escapades, new-age babble and questionable spiritualism
Gleaming the cube (1989) : shooting script by Michael Tolkin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep impact (1998): shooting script by Bruce Joel Rubin( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The player : a novel
Alternative Names
Michael Tolkin Amerikaans schrijver

Michael Tolkin director de cine estadounidense

Michael Tolkin réalisateur américain

Michael Tolkin sceneggiatore, regista e scrittore statunitense

Michael Tolkin US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

Tolkin, Michael

Tolkin, Michael L. 1950-

Майкл Толкин

Майкъл Толкин

מייקל טולקין במאי אמריקאי

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The player : a novelAmong the deadThe return of the playerUnder radarThe RaptureThe player ; The rapture ; The new age : three screenplaysDeep impactSteven PippinThe new age