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Black, Todd

Overview
Works: 69 works in 298 publications in 6 languages and 23,962 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Historical films  Romantic comedy films  Western films  Melodrama 
Roles: Producer, fmp, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Todd Black
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 3,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around
The great debaters by Denzel Washington( Visual )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
A knight's tale by Tim Van Rellim( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his master dies, a peasant squire, fueled by his desire for food and glory, creates a new identity for himself as a knight
Antwone Fisher by Denzel Washington( Visual )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Seven pounds by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tim Thomas was a gifted aerospace engineer with a beautiful wife. Then, while using his cell phone while driving, his car wandered across lanes and he became responsible for the deaths of 7 others, including his wife. Unable to forgive himself, Tim sets out to give "pounds of flesh" that will give new life to 7 deserving individuals to make up for the 7 lives he destroyed. Tim intends to kill himself and to bestow gifts to 7 worthy people, which includes body organs and material possessions. He personally investigates 7 people to verify that they are indeed the right people he should help and plans to have his best friend see that his wishes are carried out after he is dead. When he begins to fall in love with one of the people he is trying to help, his plan threatens to unravel
Hope springs by Colin Firth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple who have been married for 30 years and now are sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way. Finally, Kay has had enough and finds a book by Dr. Feld which inspires her to sign them up for the doctor's intense week-long marriage counseling session. What follows is an insightful experience as Dr. Feld manages to help the couple understand how they have emotionally drifted apart and what they can do to reignite their passion
Knowing by Alex Proyas( Visual )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. One mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of Caleb. But it is Caleb's father, professor John Koestler, who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. With the reluctant help of the daughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, John's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster and the ultimate sacrifice
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 by Tony Scott( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages
Southpaw by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and German and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorsqu'un revers du destin lui fait perdre son foyer et sa fortune, un champion de boxe s'associe à un entraîneur bourru pour reconquérir son titre et mettre de l'ordre dans sa vie. [Médiafilm]
The back-up plan by Alan Poul( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoe wants a baby, but has a problem letting anyone get close to her. The perfect solution is to become artificially inseminated. Shortly after she conceives twins, she finally meets the man of her dreams. Will he stick around when he finds out?
Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in trouble. In order to get the loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or end up dead. To help him complete his manuscript, he hires stenographer, Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited, yet intriguing input, begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art
Unfinished business by Ken Scott( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this hilarious drink-like-a-fish-out-of-water comedy, a hard-working entrepreneur travels to Europe with his two associates to close the most important business deal of their lives. But the journey quickly spins out of control as the hapless trio encounters all kinds of crazy obstacles, including Oktoberfest bar brawls, hotel foul-ups, foreign GPS directions, and a global fetish festival. In the end, these guys gone wild might just land the deal, if they can survive the trip. Bottoms up!
The Magnificent Seven by John Sturges( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The town of Rose Creek is under the deadly control of Bartholomew Bogue, the townspeople are desperate for protection. They find protection in seven outlaws. These seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money
Fire in the sky by Robert Lieberman( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers discover a hovering UFO. Walton is abducted by the craft and subjected to a painful medical study. Later an investigator arrives, believing the UFO story may be a murder cover-up
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They're retirees who are anything but retiring. Robert Duvall and Richard Harris deliver 'two of the year's most spectacular performances' (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers) as a reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town and living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends"--Container
Dunston checks in by Faye Dunaway( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in on the eve of the social event of the season. Dodging his jewel-thieving owner and the frantic hotel manager, Dunston is befriended by the manager's 10-year-old son, Kyle, who's determined to help his new friend escape--Container
A family thing( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earl Pilcher jr. ha vissuto tutta la vita nella stessa casa di campagna in una piccola cittadina rurale dell'Arkansas. Un uomo comune la cui vita subisce un notevole contraccolpo alla morte della madre, che gi lascia una lettera dal contenuto alquanto sconvolente: la sua vera madre non era lei bensì una donna di colore che morì dandolo alla luce
The equalizer by Antoine Fuqua( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and German and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and is dedicated to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by; he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened
The weather man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago, where his career is going well while his personal life -- his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children -- is spiraling downward. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this film, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family
Cities by Todd Black( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The pursuit of happyness
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Black, Todd Stuart 1960-

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A knight's taleSeven poundsThe taking of Pelham 1 2 3The back-up planFire in the sky