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Parkes, Walter F.

Works: 142 works in 515 publications in 8 languages and 36,113 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Musical films  Slasher films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Horror films  Science fiction films  History 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Walter F Parkes
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Agent J must travel back in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s and save his partner, Agent K, from being assassinated by an alien. Along the way, Agent J teams up with young Agent K and learns that there are secrets to the universe that Agent K never told him
Catch me if you can by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the autobiography of a brilliant young master of deception and the FBI agent hot on his trail. Frank W. Abagnale, Jr. passed himself off as a pilot, a lawyer, and a doctor all before his 21st birthday
The kite runner by Marc Forster ( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a divided country on the verge of war, two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, are about to be torn apart forever. It's a glorious afternoon in Kabul and the skies are bursting with the exhilarating joy of a kite-fighting tournament. But in the aftermath of the day's victory, one boy's fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after twenty years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Taliban's iron-fisted rule to face the secrets that still haunt him and take one last daring chance to set things right
Men in black II by Barry Sonnenfeld ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 2,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four years after agents J and K averted an intergalactic disaster J is still working for the MIB while K has returned to the comforts of civilian life. While investigating a seemingly routine crime, J uncovers a diabolical plot masterminded by Serleena, an evil Kylothian monster who disguises herself as a sexy lingerie model. It's a race against the clock as J must find and convince K--who not only has no memory of his time spent with the agency, but is also the only person alive who has the expertise to save the galaxy--to reunite with the MIB before Earth is destroyed completely
Minority report by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the dazzlingly futuristic Washington D.C. of 2054, murder has been eliminated. John Anderton presides over the Department of Pre-Crime, wherein three "Pre-Cogs,"--precognitive humans drifting in a flotation tank, their brain waves tapped by computers--pick up thoughts of premeditated murder and warn the cops, who swoop down and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the killings can take place. Although the Pre-Cogs are never wrong sometimes they disagree. The dissenting Pre-Cog is said to have filed a minority report. If you could outsmart the Pre-Cog system, you would have committed the perfect crime. Bureau director Lamar Burgess tries to shield Anderton from bureaucrats like Danny Witwer of the Justice Department. As the pre-crime strategy prepares to go national, Witwer seems to have doubts about its wisdom--or he is only jealous of its success?
Sweeney Todd the demon barber of Fleet street by Tim Burton ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reinventing himself as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin who sent the man to prison. Not only does he seek revenge for the cruel punishment he suffered in prison, but also for what happened to his wife and daughter. When he returns to his home town, he reopens his barber shop, where Mr. Todd becomes the Demon of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett is Sweeney's amorous accomplice who creates diabolical meat pies out of the remains of Mr. Todd's victims
The terminal by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An immigrant finds himself stranded in an airport, where he is forced to take up temporary residence
Flight ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A seasoned airline pilot miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions than answers arise as to who or what was really at fault and what really happened on the plane
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events by Jim Carey ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off watching some other movie," warns our narrator, Lemony Snicket. "In this movie," he continues gravely, "not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle." This is the story of the Baudelaire children -- three "clever and reasonably attractive orphans"--Who embark on a shaky adventure after their home burns down, killing their parents. Violet is the eldest, a serious-minded girl with a knack for inventing things. Klaus is a brainy book-lover who retains every word he's ever read. And Sunny, barely more than an infant, has the unique distinction of being very good at biting things -- sometimes right through things
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
Dinner for schmucks ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tim is a guy on the verge of having it all. The only thing standing between him and total career success is finding the perfect guest to bring to his boss' annual Dinner for Extraordinary People, an event where the winner of the evening brings the most eccentric character as his guest. Enter Barry, a guy with a passion for dressing mice up in tiny outfits to recreate great works of art. When the duo shows up to dine, the lunacy kicks into high gear
The island by Michael Bay ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two people living in an isolated utopian colony discover that their lives are not as idyllic as they seem
WarGames by Matthew Broderick ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young computer genius David Lightman breaks into the Defense Department's war computer, but what he thinks is a game just may start World War III
Awakenings by Penny Marshall ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients
The ring by Gore Verbinski ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After viewing the tape, they receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel, the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter. She manages to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and who is behind
The time machine by George Pal ( Visual )
13 editions published in 2002 in 6 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Desperate to alter the course of time, a visionary scientist invents a revolutionary machine that propels him 800,000 years into the future. There he discovers that humans have evolved into two groups: the hunters and the hunted. Now he must fight to save himself, and all of mankind, in a final, desperate battle
Small soldiers by Joe Dante ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Meet the Commando Elite--toy action figures with an attitude. They've escaped from their boxes along with the Gorgonites, kindhearted but unusual-looking creatures. Now teenager Alan Abernathy gets enlisted to help the Gorgonites and rescue the girl of his dreams before the whole town is turned upside down
The lookout by Scott A Frank ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An admired high school hockey player with a bright future, drives in the night with his girlfriend and two other friends with his headlights off with devastating results. The former athlete is left with a brain injury that prevents him from remembering many things for extended periods of time. To compensate, he keeps notes in a small notebook to aid him in remembering what he is to do. He also lives with a blind friend who aids him. He is unable to have meaningful job and he goes to work as a night cleaning man in a bank. He comes under the scrutiny of a gang planning to rob the bank. The leader befriends him and gets him involved with a young woman who further reels him in. Confused, but wanting to escape his current existence, he initially goes along with the scheme. When he realizes he is being used, he attempts to stop the robbery, which of course immediately goes awry
The uninvited by Charles Guard ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anna and Alex's mother dies a mysterious death. Later, Anna returns home to her sister and best friend, Alex, after a stay in a mental hospital. Her recovery is jeopardized thanks to her aloof father and the presence of a ghost in their home. The sisters are confronted with terrifying nightmares, ghostly visions, and deadly consequences when they begin to investigate their father's cruel new fiancee
The legend of Zorro by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tras pasar los últimos 10 años luchando contra la injusticia y la crueldad, Alejandro de la Vega, el Zorro, se enfrenta ahora a su mayor desafío: salvar su matrimonio y su país al mismo tiempo
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Alternative Names
Fishman, Walter 1951-
Fishman, Walter Frueherer Name
Parkes, Walter
Parkes, Walter 1951-