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Ridley, John 1965-

Works: 82 works in 401 publications in 9 languages and 16,662 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Historical films  Biographical films  War films  Children's films  Animated films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Director, Narrator, fmd, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Conceptor, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about John Ridley
Most widely held works by John Ridley
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

42 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom
Red Tails( Visual )

14 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky, even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history
Three kings by David O Russell( Visual )

27 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Absurdly comic tale set after the end of the Gulf War, when three American soldiers looking to plunder stolen gold become involved in an uprising
Ben-Hur by Lew Wallace( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of Judah Ben-Hur, a prince falsely accused of treason by his adopted brother, an officer in the Roman army. After years at sea, Judah returns to his homeland to seek revenge, but finds redemption
Undercover brother( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undercover Brother uses gadgets and disguises to steal from the rich and give to the poor. His activities are discovered by the B.R.O.T.H.E.R.H.O.O.D., a spy organization devoted to subverting The Man and his henchman, Mr. Feather, who use their power over the media to demean black people and destroy racial unity. The spy organization is run by The Chief. When a popular black political figure calls a press conference, presumably to announce his presidential candidacy, he instead announces that he's opening a chain of fried chicken restaurants. The agency rightly suspects foul play
Love is a racket : a novel by John Ridley( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A failed Hollywood scriptwriter catches sight of a homeless woman who resembles a dead actress. He dresses her up and has her approach a producer who loved the actress. All part of a get-rich scheme. By the author of Stray Dogs
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley( Book )

20 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His name tag reads Paris Scott. A night clerk in a low-rent convenience store, living off his last dollar, freshly kicked to the curb by his girlfriend; it might as well say: "loser." Until a chance encounter with a filthy vagrant leads to a Bel Air mansion, a dead rock star's last gasp on tape, and a chance for Paris to flirt with a dream
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soledad's second adventure finds her hunting down a vigilante who is murdering metanormals indiscriminantly. She has no love for the mutants, but no one is above the law. So with her modified sidearm at her hip, she hits the pavement, determined to dish out some street justice
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley( )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near future, superheroes are very real. But so are supervillains. When San Francisco is toasted during a superbeing clash, America has had enough. All metanormals must leave the country--or face extermination at the hands of an elite new law enforcement branch
The drift by John Ridley( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tormented by his past, drugs, and an advancing dementia, Charlie ekes out a perilous existence on the railroads, until he is asked to find the missing teenage niece of the man who had taught him how to survive the rails
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the near future, the world has become home to certain people with amazing genetic structures, giving them powers that make them frighteningly superior to normal humans. Not a typical comic book superhero novel, John Ridley introduces a brave new world of heroes and villains, and shows that there's no such thing as a good guy or a bad guy
Stray dogs by John Ridley( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A penniless gambler who owes money to a gangster is offered blood money by two people--a wife wants a husband killed and the husband wants the wife killed. The offers are tempting, especially as the gangster's henchmen are on the way to collect the debt. The setting is Nevada
Jimi : all is by my side( Visual )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covering a transformative year in Hendrix's life from 1966-67, in which he went from a New York City backing musician to making his mark in London's music scene up until his Monterey Pop triumph, the film presents an intimate portrait of the sensitive young musician on the verge of becoming a rock legend
A place to call home( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of post-World War II Australia, Sarah Adams is a nurse who becomes involved in the affairs of the wealthy Bligh family. It is dealing with themes such as anti-Semitism, sexuality, and social class
A conversation with the Mann : a novel by John Ridley( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreaming of making it big in the entertainment world, aspiring black comic Jackie Mann will do anything to achieve his goal as he journeys from Harlem to the height of fame, in a novel set during the early days of the civil rights movement
Justice League by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Thanagarian spaceship descends upon Earth, the Justice League turns to Hawkgirl for some answers. And their questions multiply when they discover she has been living amongst them as a spy! As the Thanagarian visitors reveal their dark intentions, Hawkgirl must choose between loyalty to her people and love for her friends on her adopted planet Earth
U turn by Oliver Stone( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small-time gambler stranded in a desert mining town finds himself caught in a twisted game of lust, money, and madness between a seductive woman and her powerful husband. As the gambler tries desperately to get out of town, the couple rigs the game and raises the stakes, putting his life on the line as events grow more treacherous and bizarre
Third watch( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometimes it seems as if the world is crashing in on itself. It's the job of the first responders to hold it together. Police, firefighters, paramedics: the men and women of the 3-11 PM shift called third watch are ready to serve in situations ranging from small (attending to a frequent 911 dialer) to playful (a football match between fire departments) to harrowingly large and complex (tracking an elusive sniper who targets cops). Combines the rigors of duty with compelling vignettes of life away from work
McLeod's daughters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drover's Run is a large, isolated sheep and cattle property over 400km from the nearest city. It has been in the McLeod family for generations, passed down from father to son-and then to daughter. Now, in twenty two new episodes, the saga of McLeod's Daughters comes to a close as financial ruin threatens Drover's, new romances come under pressure, Stevie gives birth, Ingrid disappears under mysterious circumstances and Jaz McLeod makes a surprise return to Drover's Run. Capturing all the emotion, hardship and tragedy from the eighth and final series, this 6-disc DVD presentation is a 'must own' collectible for every fan of this landmark Australian television series
U-turn : the shooting script by John Ridley( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En route to Las Vegas to clear his debts, con-man Bobby Cooper finds himself stranded in the desert town of Superior, Arizona, where he falls prey to the seductions of a married couple. Unwittingly, Bobby is thrust into a wicked game of desperation, greed, and betrayal."--Back cover
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Love is a racket : a novel
Alternative Names
John Ridley Amerikaans filmregisseur

John Ridley cinéaste américain

John Ridley scrittore, attore e sceneggiatore statunitense

John Ridley US-amerikanischer Autor, Drehbuchautor, Regisseur, Produzent

Ridlijs, Džons 1965-

Ридли, Джон

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جان ریدلی فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی


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Undercover brotherLove is a racket : a novelEverybody smokes in hellThose who walk in darknessThe driftThose who walk in darknessStray dogsA conversation with the Mann : a novel