WorldCat Identities

Singleton, John 1968-

Works: 116 works in 553 publications in 9 languages and 16,718 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  History  Blaxploitation films  Gangster films 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, fmd, Film editor, Performer, Conceptor, Composer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Singleton
Fast five by Justin Lin( Visual )

111 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now an ex-cop on the run, Brian, hooks into outlaw street racing. When the Feds strong-arm him back, Brian's no rules, win-or-die skills are unleased against an international drug lord. With his velocity-addicted buddy riding shotgun, and a drop-dead-georgeous undercover agent dialing up the heat, it becomes a desperate race for survival and justice
Boyz n the hood by John Singleton( Visual )

70 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For three young men growing up in South Central Los Angeles, the "hood" is a place of drive-by shootings, unemployment, drugs and pain. But their reactions to the world around them vary- one is an unambitious drug dealer, his brother is a college bound teenage father, and the brother's best friend is guided by a strong father who hopes for a better life for his son
Rosewood( Visual )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of the 1923 razing of a black town in Florida, many of its people murdered over a lie. But some escaped and survived because of the courage and compassion of a few extraordinary people
Abduction by John Singleton( Visual )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man sets out to discover the truth about his life after discovering his baby picture on a missing persons web site
Four Brothers by Paramount (Calif.)( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four adopted brothers come back home to avenge their mother's death at what appeared to be a random killing in a grocery store robbery. However, the boy's investigation of the death reveals more nefarious activities involving the one brother's business dealings with a notorious local gangster. Two local cops, who are trying to solve the case, may also not be what they seem
Hustle & flow by Craig Brewer( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DJay, a very smalltime streetwise Memphis hustler and pimp, lives a dead-end life at the fringes of society. Though DJay has always had a way with words, that gift has long been misused--employed to keep his 'girls' producing. A chance encounter with Key, a sound engineer, spurs DJay to find a voice and realize his long-buried dreams. Chasing his musical dream transforms DJay, but opening the door to success demands one last hustle--if he's ever going to flow
Shaft by Gordon Parks( Visual )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To stop a racist killer Shaft's got to track down the only eyewitness that can put the bad guy behind bars. As Shaft closes in, so does the danger. Up against corrupt cops and venomous druglords Shaft's out to make crime pay up
Black Snake Moan by Craig Brewer( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazarus is an extremely religious man who is broken hearted after his wife leaves him for his own brother. Rae is the town slut, apparently afflicted with the "disease" of uncontrollable nymphomania. After a night of hard partying and sleeping around, Rae, is beaten up and left by the roadside near Lazarus' house. Lazarus takes her in and chains her to his radiator while trying to "cure" her insatiability. Eventually, the two become friends and help each other recover from their extremes of lust and piety to become more balanced individuals
Higher learning by John Singleton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First-term college freshmen get a crash course in diversity, identity and sexuality
Star wars by George Lucas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes the story of the making of all the Star Wars films: documentary and features, video games, still galleries, trailers, TV spots, Episode III preview (The Return of Darth Vader) and more
Poetic justice by John Singleton( Visual )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mismatched pair pushed together on a road trip from South Central L.A. to Oakland find themselves reluctantly attracted to each other, when they are confronted once again by the shocking violence they thought they'd left behind
Baby boy by John Singleton( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jody doesn't have or want a job, because he lives with his mother Juanita in South Central L.A. Her new boyfriend Melvin is an ex-convict, ''original gangster," and landscaper. Jody views Melvin's arrival with suspicion--the last time Juanita had a boyfriend, she threw out his brother Ray. Jody has son with Yvette and a girl with Peanut, and along with his friend Sweetpea, he is just trying to live large. He wants to be a good daddy, but first he will have to learn some hard lessons about living, loving, and surviving
Through a lens darkly : black photographers and the emergence of a people( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Deborah Willis's book, Reflections in Black, Through a Lens Darkly, casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris's family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens
Like Judgment Day : the ruin and redemption of a town called Rosewood by Michael D'Orso( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the 1923 massacre of Black inhabitants of the Florida town of Rosewood by a white lynch mob and traces the lives of survivors
The guns of Navarone by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1969 and 1997 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Allied saboteurs are assigned to infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and to destroy two long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers
Illegal tender( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wilson DeLeon, Jr. is an exceptional college student with an adoring girlfriend, doting mother and a future full of promise. He has never wanted for anything. He has never been forced to stand his ground. But when ghosts from his mother's past come back to haunt his present, he must defend his family. He must quickly turn into the strong man his father prayed he'd become. Forced to flee her home after gangsters killed her husband, Millie made an oath to give her children only the best. But all that changes when an enemy from the past catches up with them. It's finally time to take action. Weapons at the ready, Wilson and Millie prepare for a final showdown with the murderer who robbed him of a father and her of a husband. Now, in a battle fueled by family ties and blood feuds, it will become very clear what happens when anyone tries to come between this son and his mother
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
Holiday by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An iconoclastic young man who's engaged to a snooty heiress discovers he's really in love with his fiancee's down-to-earth sister
30 for 30( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into the wind: "Three years after having his right leg amputated above the knee, Terry Fox set out the raise funds for cancer research by running a marathon's distance each day across Canada. In 143 days, he covered 3,339 miles, steadily capturing the heart of a nation and inspiring millions with his marathon of hope."--Container
Poetic justice : filmmaking South Central style by John Singleton( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this vivid document of moviemaking, premiere editor Veronica Chambers shadows Singleton from the early days of preproduction through the final editing, moving from the streets of South Central to Oakland to Big Sur and beyond. By recording the daily struggles and triumphs of cast and crew, she captures the unique voice and vision of a singular American filmmaker."
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Hustle & flow
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John Singleton Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Singleton cinéaste américain

John Singleton regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

John Singleton reżyser amerykański

John Singleton US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Singleton, John Daniel 1968-..

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Boyz n the hoodHustle & flowShaftLike Judgment Day : the ruin and redemption of a town called RosewoodThe guns of NavaroneHolidayPoetic justice : filmmaking South Central style