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Ridley, John 1965-

Works: 116 works in 534 publications in 8 languages and 17,715 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Fiction  Biographical films  War films  Comedy films  Christian films 
Roles: Author, Scenarist, Author of screenplay, Director, Narrator, fmd, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Editor, Conceptor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about John Ridley
Most widely held works by John Ridley
12 Years a Slave by Steve McQueen( Visual )

58 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,801 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 )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,873 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 )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,793 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 )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,069 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 )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 762 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 )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in 5 languages and held by 690 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
A place to call home( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 619 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
Jimi : all is by my side( Visual )

23 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 591 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
What fire cannot burn by John Ridley( )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 582 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 )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 577 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
Those who walk in darkness by John Ridley( )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 546 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 )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 533 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 507 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 490 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 454 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 : starcrossed( 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 )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small time gambler and a woman caught in a twisted relationship with her powerful husband want to get out of the town of Superior, Arizona
The American way : those above and those below by John Ridley( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It's been a decade since the Civil Defense Corps was exposed as a fraud created by the U.S. Government for propaganda purposes. While most of the heroes who survived the catastrophe have retired or disappeared, the New American still carries on, trying to keep communities safe amid the social turmoil of the 1970s. But with the nation split in two over civil rights and the changing political landscape, this isn't easy. Some of the American's former colleagues are on opposite sides of the law: Amber Waves joined a group of domestic terrorists, while Missy, a.k.a. Ole Miss, has thrown her hat into the political ring. As the ground shifts beneath his feet and new threats arise, which side will the American choose? This graphic novel sequel unites the original creative team of Ridley and Jeanty, as well as moves the story forward in history, factoring in how real-life events might be affected by the presence of superheroes, and how those events change the heroes in turn."--
The American way by John Ridley( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1940s, the United States government hatched a plan to create the Civil Defense Corps: a group of "super-heroes" who could fight alien invasions, evil super-powered beings, and communism--all in front of the adoring public glued to their televisions. Twenty years later, when an African-American hero named the New American is inserted into 1962's premier superteam, the turmoil begins
McLeod's daughters( Visual )

2 editions 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
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.09 for Red Tails ... to 0.38 for Everybody ...)

Love is a racket : a novel
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
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

Ridley, John R.

Ridlijs, Džons 1965-

Джон Рыдлі

Ридли, Джон

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جان ریدلی فیلمنامه‌نویس، نویسنده، و کارگردان آمریکایی


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