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Ridley, John 1965-

Works: 97 works in 459 publications in 9 languages and 17,255 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Biographical films  War films  Children's films  Animated films 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Director, Narrator, fmd, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Publisher, Other
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 )

56 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
Red Tails( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,868 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 )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 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 Jack Huston( Visual )

16 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prinsen Judah Ben-Hur blir feilaktig anklaget for forræderi av sin adoptivbror Messala, en offiser i den romerske hæren. For dette blir Ben-Hur dømt til straffarbeid på galeiene, og mister tittelen, familien og kvinnen han elsker. Etter mange harde år til sjøs returnerer han til hjemlandet for å ta hevn. Dette er en nyinnspilling av klassikeren fra 1959, men moderne teknologi sørger her for spektakulær action i de ikoniske scenene. Filmen fikk terningkast 2 i norske aviser. Omtalen er utarbeidet av BS
Undercover brother( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 747 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 )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 671 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
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 599 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
Everybody smokes in hell by John Ridley( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man goes to Hollywood to become a famous filmmaker and ends up working in a convenience store. One day he gains possession of a recording by a rocker who subsequently commits suicide and he tries to sell it for one million dollars. Right away Paris Scott becomes the target of killers. By the author of Love Is a Racket
Jimi : all is by my side( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starring Outkast's Andre 3000 in a flawless performance as the iconic Jimi Hendrix, Jimi: All Is By My Side is the directorial debut of the Oscar-winning writer of 12 Years a slave, John Ridley. It's 1966. A then unknown Jimi Hendrix is touring a series of London pubs. With his defining performance at Monterey Pop festival still a year away, a softly spoken Hendrix learns the tricks of the trade before eventually transforming into a triumphant icon of 60s counterculture. Also starring Imogen Poots and Hayley Atwell, Jimi: All is by my side offers a rare glimpse at a moment before the thunderous arrival of Jimi Hendrix and his electrifying experience
A place to call home( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 586 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
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 565 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 )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 539 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 )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 527 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 )

21 editions published between 1988 and 2001 in 5 languages and held by 500 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
A conversation with the Mann : a novel by John Ridley( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 471 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 419 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 )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 275 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
McLeod's daughters( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 174 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
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
In the heat of the night by John Dudley Ball( Book )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs solves a murder in a racist Southern small town
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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