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Eszterhas, Joe

Works: 139 works in 722 publications in 13 languages and 10,698 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Detective and mystery films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Erotic films  Anecdotes  Comedy films  Musical films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Producer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Basic instinct by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

103 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When body of a washed-up rocker is found riddled with puncture wounds, his arms tied to his bed, suspicion immediately falls on his frequent sexual partner Catherine Tramell. In the wealthy, sexually aggressive mystery writer's most recent novel, a rock star is murdered in precisely the same way. Is the book a perfect alibi, or is she pulling a double-reverse bluff? San Francisco homicide detective Nick Curran has a violent past, an addictive nature, and a belief he can handle anyone's darkness. His on-again/off-again girlfriend, police psychologist Dr. Beth Garner, disagrees. Upon meeting Catherine, he's mesmerized--despite recognizing that she's a sinister manipulator and possibly a brutal killer--finding her irresistible. Is she guilty? Does he care?
Flashdance by Adrian Lyne( Visual )

57 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Owens is a Pittsburgh steel worker by day and an exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company. With encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance
Thirteen seconds : confrontation at Kent State by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's guide to Hollywood : the screenwriter as God! by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a candid look at his thirty years in the film business, offering advice and anecdotes on how to become a successful filmmaker, on writing and selling scripts, and on surviving the cutthroat, high-pressure world of Hollywood
Music box by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

42 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago attorney Ann Talbot agrees to defend her Hungarian immigrant father Mike Laszlo against accusations of heinous war crimes committed 50 years earlier. As the trial unfolds, Ann probes for evidence that will not only establish his innocence but also lay to rest her own agonizing doubts about his past
Basic instinct 2 : risk addiction by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now living in London, writer Catherine Tramell sets her lethal sights on Michael Glass, the control-freak psychiatrist assigned to evaluate her as a risk-addicted suspect in the "accidental" killing of a star soccer player. Turns out Catherine's just getting started (or is she?), and that's bad news for Glass's ex-wife, a tabloid journalist, and the Scotland Yard detective who's desperate to put Catherine in jail. Has Catherine finally met her match when the doctor is lured into her seductive games?
Showgirls by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

47 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl-- what she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available: lap dancing at a seedy club. And when she meets Cristal, Vegas' reigning showgirl, Nomi wants everything she has-- including her boyfriend. And as Nomi dives deeper into the world she so desperately desires, a rivalry between the two women heats up. The battle for the spotlight becomes so fiercely competitive that it drives Nomi to deperate lengths-- and devious heights-- for fame in Sin City."--Container
Betrayed by Elaine Brière( Visual )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy Weaver, FBI agent, goes undercover to investigate Gary Simmons, a Vietnam vet and a suspect in the murder of a local radio personality. As she becomes romantically interested in Simmons, Weaver uncovers a right-wing extremist group armed for murder
Charlie Simpson's apocalypse by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nark by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footloose ; Flashdance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footloose. A fatherless teen-age boy from Chicago who likes to dance tries to shake up his new small midwestern hometown of Bomont, which doesn't allow public dancing. Bomont's Baptist minister is a staunch supporter of the ban on public dancing, but has a "loose" teenage daughter in high school who doesn't share his views on the ban. The two teenagers develop a mutual affection for each other and fight the ban in order to have a high school dance
F.I.S.T. by Norman Jewison( Visual )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the life-long struggle of a prominent union leader who loses all when his possible connections to organized crime are investigated
Sliver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely book editor moves into one of Manhattan's tooth-pick thin buildings where she has a fling with her handsome neighbor who owns the building. He has installed video cameras in every unit that reveal many secrets
Jade by William Friedkin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A D.A. is up to his neck in a case that may lead where he doesn't want to go. The psychologist wife of his longtime pal is bold, uninhibited and capable of anything--maybe even murder
F.I.S.T : a novel by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1985 in 10 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De zoon van een Poolse arbeider in Cleveland komt in de jaren '30 op voor de rechten van de werknemers in transportbedrijven en wordt een machtig vakbondsman
Nowhere to run( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An escaped prisoner hiding from authorities always manages to be in the wrong place at the right time. Risking his hard-fought freedom, he aids a beautiful young widow against a ruthless developer who wants her land
American rhapsody by Joe Eszterhas( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting: Washington, Hollywood and the landscape of the America Republic. The stars: Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Al Gore, John McCain, Ken Starr and Monica Lewinsky. The supporting players: Beatty, James Carville, Sharon Stone, Larry Flint, Vernon Jordan, Linda Tripp, Matt Drudge and Bob Packwood (with cameos by Richard Nixon and Farrah Fawcett, Eleanor Roosevelt and David Geffen, Robert Evans and Richard Gere) The story: An up-close and personal look at the people who run our world, American rhapsody is a tale filled with humor, tragedy, suspense, absurdity and high drama. And, of course, lots of sex! In American rhapsody, Eszterhas masterfully combines comprehensive research with insight, honesty and an astonishing ability to use fiction to reveal ultimate truths. This is an audio that flouts virtually every rule, yet joins a rich journalistic tradition distinguished by such writers as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe and Jack Kerouac
Checking out by Jeff Hare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Macklin is in perfect health, but he's worrying himself sick after his best friend suddenly drops dead while telling a joke. Now this suburban family man with everything to live for is turning his home and neighborhood upside down with his hysterical attempts to beat the Grim Reaper
An Alan Smithee film : burn, Hollywood, burn( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the wild story of a Hollywood director, Alan Smithee, who steals his own film from the studio. Soon everyone, including his power-hungry studio boss is after him to get it back!
Jagged edge by Richard Marquand( Visual )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An heiress is brutally murdered in her remote beach house, and her husband is the prime suspect. He hires a female lawyer who falls in love with him while she is defending him in court
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The devil's guide to Hollywood : the screenwriter as God!
Alternative Names
Eszterhas, Josef 1944-

Eszterhas, Joseph Anthony.

Eszterhás, József 1944-

Joe Eszterhas Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Joe Eszterhas amerikansk manusforfattar

Joe Eszterhas amerikansk manusförfattare

Joe Eszterhas amerikansk manusforfatter

Joe Eszterhas amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Joe Eszterhas amerykański scenarzysta i dziennikarz węgierskiego pochodzenia

Joe Eszterhas scénariste américain

Joe Eszterhas sceneggiatore statunitense

Joe Eszterhas US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

Джо Естерхаз

Эстерхаз, Джо

ג'ו אסטרהש

جو استرهاس فیلمنامه‌نویس آمریکایی



The devil's guide to Hollywood : the screenwriter as God!Basic instinct 2 : risk addictionBetrayedF.I.S.T.JadeAmerican rhapsodyAn Alan Smithee film : burn, Hollywood, burnJagged edge