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Linson, Art

Overview
Works: 106 works in 644 publications in 7 languages and 25,370 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Crime films  Biographical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Police films  Gangster films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, pmn, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Art Linson
 
Most widely held works by Art Linson
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people, a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
Fight club by David Fincher( Visual )

70 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 2,438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground 'fight clubs' forming in every town -- until a sensuous and mysterious woman comes between the two men and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion"--Back of container
Heat by Michael Mann( Visual )

67 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,086 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vincent Hanna is a brilliant L.A. cop. following the trail from a deadly armed robbery to a crew headed by master thief Neil McCauley. The trouble is, McCauley's expertise is at least equal to Hanna's
The untouchables by Brian De Palma( Visual )

69 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A larger-than-life depiction of Al Capone, the warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago ... and Eliot Ness, the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down. In this classic confrontation between good and evil, Ness learns, with the help of a cop named Malone, how to beat the mob by shooting fast and shooting first
Fast times at Ridgemont High by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

34 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 1,758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students. Includes a commentary with director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe, music highlights, and much more
The Black Dahlia by Brian De Palma( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police departmen. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel
Casualties of war by Brian De Palma( Visual )

20 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Ericksson (Michael J. Fox) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn). Master filmmaker Brian DePalma creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war
Scrooged by Richard Donner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross in a ghostly time warp in this hilarious take on Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol
Heist by David Mamet( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heist: Joe Moore is an accomplished thief whose career is jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, Joe and his associates Bobby and Pinky are blackmailed by their longtime fence Bergman into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, Joe and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between Joe's young wife Fran and Bergman's nephew Jimmy Silk, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. The score: Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
Great expectations by Charles Dickens( Visual )

29 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' tale of an apprentice given the chance to become a gentleman is now that of a young Florida artist named Finn, given the chance to become a success in 1990s New York. First, a mysterious convict bullies Finn into saving his life. Next, Finn is summoned to an overgrown Gothic palazzo where Nora Dinsmoor lives in the past, attended by beautiful blonde Estella, who will haunt him through the rest of the story. Last, there is secret benefactor whose munificence allows him to work toward his dream of success, and to win Estella
The Runaways by Floria Sigismondi( Visual )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group
What just happened by Barry Levinson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben is an overburdened movie producer. He tries to balance his life and has to contend with the never-ending demands of 2 ex-wives, his ice-queen studio head, and a menagerie of various Hollywood prima donnas. Ben manages to take it all in stride. He copes by exuding a smoothly assuring demeanor. The only thing that really seems to upset Ben is when he discovers that his ex-wife sleeps with one of his colleagues
The comedian by Robert De Niro( Visual )

4 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the life of an aging insult comic named Jack Burke
Spartan by Val Kilmer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political thriller about special-ops agent Robert Scott, recruited to find the President's kidnapped daughter before the story is exposed to the press. Paired with a novice agent and working alongside the Secret Service, FBI and CIA, Scott uncovers a white slavery ring that may be connected to the girl's disappearance, or may be part of a conspiracy that reaches to the highest levels
This boy's life : a true story by Tobias Wolff( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and German and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline just wants to settle down in one place, find a decent guy, and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby. When she moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending time with Dwight while away from Caroline. Dwight seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the kid. The marriage proceeds, and soon Caroline, too, recognizes Dwight's need to dominate everyone around him. son, and several years of dysfunction ensue
Car wash by Michael Schultz( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's just a typical day in the lives of the employees, customers and passersby of a Los Angeles car wash - but what a day! There's a would-be robbery-an assembly line of the weirdest, baddest, shadiest characters you've ever met-and lots of booty-bumping music to pass the hours till quitting time
Imaginary heroes by Jeff Daniels( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this 'mixture of poignant drama and quirky humor delivered by a superb cast' (Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune), the Travis family experiences a stunning tragedy which begins to unravel them. Teenage son Tim (Emilie Hirsch, The Girl Next Door) views his life as a bad dream. His father, Ben (Jeff Daniels - Terms of Endearment, The Hours), tunes out and treats his wife and children like strangers. His mother, Sandy (Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver 1986, Best Actress, Alien) sharpens her tongue with sarcasm and dulls her senses with pot while struggling hard to conceal a secret that threatens to ruin them all. With elements of pathos, salty humor and self-discovery, the Travises learn to accept one another as family - warts and all
The edge by Anna Fox( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A plane crash in the freezing Alaskan wilderness pits intellectual billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) against self-satisfied fashion photographer Robert Green (Alec Baldwin) in a brutal struggle for survival. Each soon discovers that the greatest danger resides not in nature, but from human fear, treachery, and quite possible, murder."--Container
Melvin and Howard by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a supposedly true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune
What just happened? : bitter Hollywood tales from the front line by Art Linson( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forget everything you've heard about Hollywood. What Just Happened? is the real deal. Twisted, sardonic, spliced with never-before-seen images of the movie world's top players colliding in a gruesome ego pileup, this is Art Linson's true and uproarious tale of what it is to make movies. Whether he's trying to persuade an executive that Gwyneth Paltrow has enough chin to carry the lead in a movie, forcing an enraged Alec Baldwin to shave off his mountain-man beard, discussing ankle hair loss with Dustin Hoffman, or sitting through an excruciating reading of a David Mamet script as Robert DeNiro toys with the notion of heading up the cast, Linson gives us a brutally honest, funny, and comprehensive tour through the horrors of Hollywood, from script to screen."--Jacket
 
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Art Linson Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Art Linson cinéaste américain

Art Linson produttore cinematografico e regista statunitense

Art Linson US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Арт Линсон

ארט לינסון

آرت لینسون فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

アート・リンソン

艾特·林森

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