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Schumacher, Joel 1939-

Works: 407 works in 1,351 publications in 9 languages and 28,685 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Interviews  Vampire films  Horror films  Musicals  Musical films  Musical settings  Fantasy films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Actor, Producer, Performer, Scenarist, Film editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Joel Schumacher
The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber ( Visual )
72 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 3,416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a disfigured musical genius (Gerard Butler) who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House, waging a reign of terror over its occupants. As he falls in love with the beautiful young soprano, Christine (Emmy Rossum), the Phantom emerges from the shadows and devotes himself to creating a new star for the Opera, exerting a strange sense of control over the young soprano as he nurtures her extraordinary talents
A time to kill by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murder trial brings a small Mississippi town's racial tensions to the flashpoint. Amid a frenzy of activist marches, Klan terror, media clamor and brutal riots, an unseasoned but idealistic young attorney mounts a stirring courtroom battle for justice
[Batman] forever by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
67 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
DA Harvey Dent is hideously scarred down one side, by an acid attack. The result is 2 personalities and 2 faces. Ideal qualifications for a politician you might think, but Two-face's only policy is vengeance on Batman. He teams up with Edward Nygma, a technical wizard who invents a brain-sucking TV and adopts the alto-ego of The Riddler. MEANWHILE ... in the circus, Dick Grayson witnesses his acrobat family plummet earthwards and get a taste for sawdust. Two-face is to blame but Dick trades his anger for a rubber suit and becomes Robin. Two bad guys, two good guys and 8 personas
Batman & Robin by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
65 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Batman, Robin, and Batgirl protect Gotham City against Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy
Sparkle ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in Harlem in 1958, this musical tells the story of three sisters struggling to find stardom as a singing group. But they learn that wishing on a star is one thing, and that being the star can be a one-way ticket to self-destruction
The client by John Grisham ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mark Sway is an 11-year-old torn between what he knows and what he can never tell. A hitman will snuff him in half a heartbeat if Mark reveals what he learned about a Mob murder. An ambitious federal prosecutor will keep the pressure on until Mark tells all. Suddenly, Mark isn't a boy playing air guitar anymore. He's a pawn in a deadly game. And his only ally is a courageous but unseasoned attorney who risks her career for him ... but never imagines she'll also risk her life
The lost boys by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young teen thinks his town of Santa Cruz is infested with vampires, and becomes convinced of it when his own brother starts turning into one
Phone booth by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stu Shepard, a self-centered New York City publicist, suddenly finds himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope when he picks up a ringing payphone and the man on the other end tells him that he's going to kill him if he hangs up
Falling down by Michael Douglas ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 1,265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a troubled man, Bill Foster, who has a mental breakdown and embarks upon an increasingly violent crime spree across Los Angeles. A police detective, Sgt. Prendergast, who is working his last day before retiring, is the only one who correctly pieces together the clues. Prendergast races to find and arrest Foster before the dangerous and unpredictable man reaches his destination: his ex-wife and young daughter
Tigerland by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just released from the base stockade, recruit Roland Bozz joins a platoon of young soldiers preparing to ship out to Vietnam. His independence and outright defiance draw fire from his own men as well as commanding officers. But when the platoon is sent to Tigerland, a hellish training ground, Bozz's leadership and loyalty bring his men together, triggering extraordinary consequences
The Wiz by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City
Veronica Guerin by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
41 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on real-life events, the film tells the story of Dublin journalist Veronica Guerin, a relentless crime reporter for The Sunday Independent during the early '90s. In 1994, Guerin--who had previously been reporting corporate corruption and church scandals--turned her attention to Ireland's increasing drug problem. Her investigations, however, brought her to the attention of Dublin's crime underworld; the deeper she dug, the more danger she found herself in. Guerin's violent murder in 1996 led to a revision of Ireland's laws and the creation of the Criminal Assets Bureau, allowing the government to seize dealer assets. After Guerin's death and the resultant investigations and arrests, drug crimes in Ireland dropped by fifty percent
The number 23 by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Walter Sparrow receives a book for his birthday from his wife, Agatha. The book, a chilling murder mystery, seems to mirror Walter's life in dark and uncontrollable ways. The book's main character, a brooding detective named Fingerling, seems to copy Walter's own history. As the book comes to life, Walter becomes fascinated by the most frightening part of it-- Fingerling's dark obsession with the number 23. Walter soon starts to see the number everywhere in his own life and becomes haunted by the fact that he is damned to commit the same horrific crime as Fingerling. Now Walter is on a dangerous quest to understand the mysteries of the book. If he can unlock the dark power of the number 23, he may just be able to change his future
House of cards ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Season one of the Netflix original series House of Cards. Frank Underwood is a cunning career politician. Zoe Barnes is an ambitious young journalist. Together they forge a partnership that trades powerful secrets for political access, and so much more
St. Elmo's fire by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeven jongeren worden gevolgd in hun onderlinge vriendschap en hun verschillende persoonlijke en maatschappelijke ontwikkelingen
Flatliners by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious, charismatic medical student persuades two classmates to take part in an experiment to determine if there is life after death. Their horror begins when they realize that although they've come back alive, they haven't come back alone
Dying young by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An outgoing young woman with little money goes to work for a wealthy, educated man trapped into sickness and isolation by cancer
Trespass ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A husband and wife are kidnapped by extornionists and held for ransom. As the situation gets worse and the pressure gets higher, they begin to uncover a web of deceit and betrayal
Bad company by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
CIA agents Oakes and Pope are trying to purchase a suitcase-sized nuclear bomb from a Russian black marketer. Just as the partners discover that another bidder exists, they are ambushed and Pope is killed trying to protect Oakes. Now Oakes needs to recruit Pope's long lost twin brother, Jake, so that the deal can commence in ten days time. Offered a sizable payday, Jake agrees to undergo the vigorous training to impersonate his brother and helps Oakes to remove the nuclear threat. Meanwhile, the assassin of the real Pope sends another cadre of killers after the agent he believes is still alive
8MM by Joel Schumacher ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tom Welles is a surveillance expert on the rise. He's living the American dream with a wife, Amy, infant daughter and a house in the suburbs of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After the completion of an assignment for a U.S. Senator, Welles is summoned to the house of a recently deceased captain of industry. His widow, in settling his estate, has discovered an 8MM film in her late husband's private safe. The silent short depicts the apparent murder of a young woman by a large masked figure
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