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Linson, Art

Works: 92 works in 410 publications in 6 languages and 19,188 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Fiction  Anecdotes  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Television adaptations  Biography  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Into the wild by Sean Penn ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,555 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
The untouchables by Brian De Palma ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Treasury Department agent Eliot Ness & his "Untouchables" attempt to bring mob boss Al Capone to justice. Set during Prohibition in Chicago, Illinois
Fight club by David Fincher ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A lonely, isolated thirty-something insomniac young professional seeks an escape from his mundane existence with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find release from their reality prison through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world now denies them. Their boxing matches and harmless pranks soon lead to an out-of-control spiral towards oblivion
Fast times at Ridgemont High by Amy Heckerling ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students
Heat by Michael Mann ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heat is sleeky glycerin tale of a brillant mastermind (De Niro) who pulls off million-dollar crimes with obsessive precision, and a flashfire L.A. cop (Pacino) equally driven to stop him. How far will each man go? Heat goes way beyond the expectations of the cops-and-criminal genre - and into the realm of movie master-piece
The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,358 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
Heist by David Mamet ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Joe Moore is a thief whose career is jeopardized after being caught on a security camera. Now blackmailed by their long-time fence, Joe and his associates must steal Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As the story plays out, suspicions arise about the relationship between Joe's young wife and the fence's nephew who was sent along to keep an eye on them
Great expectations by Charles Dickens ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,032 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 )
2 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los Ángeles, 1975, Joan y Cherie, dos adolescentes del Valle de San Fernando con el "punk" en las venas, se conocen y se convierten en el cuerpo y alma del influyente grupo femenino The Runaways
Casualties of war by Brian De Palma ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of a squad of soldiers caught in the moral dilemma of wartime Vietnam ; and of how one soldier who witnesses a vile crime is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers. DVD
What just happened ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and German and held by 799 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
Spartan ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Secret Service agent Robert Scott is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton, the missing daughter of a high-ranking political official. Scott is teamed up with rookie agent Curtis. Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own
This boy's life a true story by Tobias Wolff ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 482 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
What just happened? : bitter Hollywood tales from the front line by Art Linson ( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 474 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."--BOOK JACKET
Car wash by Michael Schultz ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Car wash is an earthy, irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash. An ensemble piece which interweaves the lives of employees, customers and passersby"--container cover
Melvin and Howard by Jonathan Demme ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eccentric billionaire Howard Hughes encounters an unsuspecting ne'er-do-well in the Nevada desert
Point of no return by John Badham ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A convicted murderer agrees to serve as an assassin for a covert government agency
A pound of flesh : perilous tales of how to produce movies in Hollywood by Art Linson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Have you ever wondered what a Hollywood movie producer actually does? In A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson takes us behind closed doors on a rare backstage tour through Hollywood. With amusing stories that recount his challenging experiences with a legion of players whose roster includes David Mamet, Robert De Niro, Jeff Katzenberg, Brian De Palma, Sean Penn, Ned Tanen, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and Sean Connery, Unson sheds klieg lights on the mystery behind the moviemaking process. From acquiring scripts to hiring a writer, packaging the talent, and facing the horror of opening night, you'll glimpse the sweat on the brows of some of Tinseltown's hottest players as they sidestep minefields at the box office, grin through embarrassing defeats, and occasionally bow to the magic of success. A Pound of Flesh is the first guide by a true insider to exactly how movies get made in Hollywood. Linson maps the entire course, beginning with that initial spark of an idea that propels the producer into action, through unpredictable and often chaotic meetings with writers, agents, and movie executives, and even on to the fearsome task of confronting preview audiences and the critics. He chronicles his own disasters and successes, charting the bloody process by which a film is finally, and at times painfully, realized on the screen. We are brought into executive suites, made privy to cellular phone conversations, and escorted onto the sets of multimillion-dollar productions to see what it takes to get a movie made, as well as to learn why other projects, despite the vast effort and money behind them, can ultimately end up gathering dust on some studio's forgotten shelf, or in pieces on the cutting room floor. A Pound of Flesh is an engaging, informative, and oftentimes hilarious account of one man's odyssey to compete in America's cruelest, most glamorous industry. This is a book for film students, movie lovers, and anyone interested in the backstage drama of Hollywood
Pushing tin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the pressure cooker environment of air traffic control, the story revolves around two controllers whose intense rivalry threatens to unravel their careers and other aspects of their lives
We're no angels by Neil Jordan ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two escaped convicts' only prayer is to pass themselves off as clergymen. As men of the cloth, they are able to pass right through a police blockade at the border and into the safety of Canada
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English (229)
Spanish (27)
German (7)
French (4)
Italian (4)
Multiple languages (3)