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Parkes, Walter F.

Works: 163 works in 567 publications in 8 languages and 38,783 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Musical films  Slasher films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Horror films  History  Science fiction films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Director
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Walter F Parkes
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Most widely held works by Walter F Parkes
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )
32 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York City is being threatened by a villainous bug who has inhabited the body of a farmer. The mission is to locate and exterminate the bug before it destroys the planet
Catch me if you can by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 2,936 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 DreamWorks Animation( Visual )
18 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,822 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. Itś 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 dayś victory, one boyś fearful act of betrayal will mark their lives forever and set in motion an epic quest for redemption. Now, after 20 years of living in America, Amir returns to a perilous Afghanistan under the Talibanś 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 )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 2,656 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 )
24 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,510 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 )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical adaptation of the story of Sweeney Todd, a man sent to prison 15 years earlier, who returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin. Returning to his old neighborhood with his old life destroyed, he opens a barber shop as the instrument of his plot. With the help of his new and amorous accomplice Mrs. Lovett, owner of the downstairs pie shop and in need of better ingredients, Todd works his way through his list of enemies
Flight by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )
15 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2,245 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
The terminal by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Viktor is a simple man with a mission who finds himself entrapped in JFK airport after the accidental loss of his country to villainous coup. He becomes a man without a country and is stuck in at the airport's international terminal with no visa, and is instructed that he is not allowed to leave. Slowly he encounters airport workers who come to his aid by mutual coercion. Gupta the hilarious Indian custodian; Enrique who transports food; Torres the security clerk and Mulroy. Viktor eventually falls for a stewardess who has spent her life waiting for the right man to come along
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events by Brad Silberling( Visual )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thrilling misadventure involving 3 ingenious orphans and a villainous actor named Count Olaf who wants their enormous fortune
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
The island by Michael Bay( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two people living in an isolated utopian colony discover that their lives are not as idyllic as they seem
Dinner for schmucks ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,319 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
Awakenings by Penny Marshall( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,195 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
WarGames by Matthew Broderick( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Young electronics wizard David Lightman unwittingly hooks into America's supersecret wargames computer and the world is suddenly threatened with nuclear annihilation
Just like Heaven by Mark S Waters( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,092 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elizabeth is a dedicated, workaholic doctor who is much to busy to have a life. One night, she gets into a terrible car accident and dies. She becomes a spirit stuck between heaven and earth. She doesn't realize that she is dead and thinks nothing has happened. That is until she meets David, a lonely architect, who has rented her old apartment. David thinks he is going crazy when he sees Elizabeth's spirit and tries every way he can think of to get rid of her, but she just won't go away. Although the two are complete opposites, they somehow manage to form a relationship
The ring by Gore Verbinski( Visual )
29 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,039 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 H. G Wells( Visual )
12 editions published in 2002 in 4 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Guy Pearce interpreta a Hartdegen, un inventor de principios del siglo XX en Nueva York quien, después de su incursión al pasado, se dirige hacia el futuro-- y accidentalmente se precipita 800,000 años en una aventura más allá de la imaginación. El tiempo vuela cuando la pasas bien, y pasa aún más rápido cuando se presencia este tipo de pélículas ¡que dejan sin aliento!"--Envase
Small soldiers by Joe Dante( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 848 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 Frank( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 826 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 819 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
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Alternative Names
Fishman, Walter
Fishman, Walter 1951-
Parkes, Walter
Parkes, Walter 1951-