Waits, Tom 1949-
Most widely held works about Tom Waits
Most widely held works by Tom Waits
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
The immortal Dr. Parnassus and his daughter Valentina travel the countryside with his imaginarium show, a mirror that audience members enter and are given two different paths to follow. If they choose correctly they will find joy and happiness, but choose wrongly and things will be quite the opposite. The doctor must also discover the right course to follow. After making a deal with Mr. Nick years ago, he must choose the correct path if he is to save his beloved daughter from Satan.
Down by law ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 818 libraries worldwide
A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for crimes they didn't commit, who escape from jail with an eccentric Italian tourist. Set in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana.
Mystery train ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 783 libraries worldwide
A teenage couple from Japan on a pilgramage to Graceland, a mysterious Italian beauty escorting her husband's body back to Italy, and an unemployed, armed misfit known as Elvis meet in Memphis. Their intertwined tales create a comic masterpiece.
Coffee and cigarettes ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 libraries worldwide
A collection of eleven stories that range from Bill Murray's hilarious delivery of java and advice to Wu-Tang Clan's RZA and GZA to an interchange steeped in jealousy between a successful actress and her bitter cousin.
Night on earth ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death.
Shrek 2 motion picture soundtrack ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Short cuts ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving.
For the kids ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 537 libraries worldwide
A collection of children's music mixing traditional tunes, pop classics, and originals.
Mule variations by Tom Waits ( Recording )
14 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Bram Stoker's Dracula ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 505 libraries worldwide
15th-century warrior Vlad goes off the fight the Turks. Upon his return, he finds that his wife Elisabeta, hearing he was dead, has killed herself. Maddened by this injustice, Vlad curses God, and becomes the immortal blood-eating fiend known as Count Dracula--for centuries. When English attorney Jonathan Harker journeys to Dracula's castle, the Count sees a photograph of his fiancée, Mina Murray. Dracula's patience has been rewarded--Elisabeta lives again! The Count goes to dastardly lengths to possess Mina, while her best friend Lucy, Lucy's three suitors, and Prof. Abraham Van Helsing all become entangled by Dracula's quest. The modern age is dawning, even in Transylvania. Will the Count triumph, or be relegated to the past?
Rain dogs by Tom Waits ( Recording )
30 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 490 libraries worldwide
With jarring rhythms and unusual instruments such as the marimba, accordion, and various percussion joined by his frequently surreal lyrics this album is full of funk.
Mystery men ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
A group of would-be superheroes with questionable abilities find themselves looking for a way to make headlines and achieve success and fame. When the city's favorite hero, Captain Amazing, is kidnapped by his arch enemy, the evil Casanova Frankenstein, the second-rate heroes seize the opportunity and band together for a rescue mission.
Orphans brawlers, bawlers & bastards by Tom Waits ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Rumble fish ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 451 libraries worldwide
Rusty James is a troubled teen who lives in the shadow of his older brother, "the Motorcycle Boy." He wants to be smart, tough, and cool like his sibling. Trouble is, he seems to only have the tough part down. Rusty isn't a leader like his brother, he's only good at getting people into trouble and trying to kick and punch his way out of it. Everyone around him has given up on Rusty James, and he's going to destroy anybody around him, including himself. When his brother returns, Rusty has to come to grips with who they both really are.
Real gone by Tom Waits ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2004 in 4 languages and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Sylvia Plachy's unguided tour by Sylvia Plachy ( Book )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Wristcutters a love story ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists. Zia discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that Desiree has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip with his Russian rocker friend to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop living.
Fishing with John ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
The fact that John Lurie knows nothing about fishing doesn't stop him from taking his celebrity guests to exotic fishing locales.
Bukowski born into this ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Charles "Hank" Bukowski, Los Angeles-based poet, novelist and counterculture icon, succumbed to leukemia at age 73, on March 9, 1994. Written off by critics as a drunken blowhard, his work was a slashing rebuke to polite academic formalism, cutting through the labyrinthine indulgent difficulty of much modern verse; his poems are poems anyone can understand. The self-proclaimed "dirty old man" profiled by this film, was possibly a misunderstood romantic, and defiantly a major American poet. With rare footage, photos, readings, and interviews with friends, ex-lovers, and celebrity admirers, the film paints a straightforward introductory portrait of Bukowski, the patron saint of skid row poetry.
Go tell it on the mountain by Blind Boys of Alabama ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 361 libraries worldwide
The Blind Boys of Alabama are joined by a long list of guest stars, including Aaron Neville and Mavis Staples, for a Grammy-winning collection of holiday classics steeped in gospel tradition.
Biography Blues (Music) Blues-rock music California--Los Angeles Carver, Raymond,--1938-1988 Children's songs, English Cigarettes Coffee Comedy films Comedy films Conversation Devil Dracula, Count (Fictitious character) Drama England--London Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Friendship Fugitives from justice Graceland Mansion (Memphis, Tenn.) Great Britain Heroes Horror films Imaginary places Interviews Jazz Jazz vocals Louisiana Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Motion picture music Motion picture music--Excerpts Poets, American Popular music Presley, Elvis,--1935-1977 Rock music Rock music Rock musicians Sideshows Singers Strangers United States Vampire films Vampires Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Waits, Tom,--1949-
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