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Parkes, Walter F.

Overview
Works: 109 works in 664 publications in 9 languages and 42,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  History  Musical films 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Walter F Parkes
 
Most widely held works by Walter F Parkes
Men in black 3 by Barry Sonnenfeld( Visual )

75 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 6,783 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
Catch me if you can by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

31 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Former con man Frank Abagnale, an authority on financial foul play, tells stories of the adventures he had while living the high life as a criminal
The kite runner by Marc Forster( Visual )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,844 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
Minority report by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington, D.C. has been murder-free thanks to astounding technology which identifies killers before they commit their crimes. But when the chief of the pre-crime unit is himself accused of a future murder, he has just 36 hours to discover who set him up
Sweeney Todd : the demon barber of Fleet street by Tim Burton( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 2,423 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 )

16 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Airline pilot Whip Whitaker ... miraculously lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe. But even as he's being hailed for his heroic efforts, questions arise as to who or what was really at fault"--Container
The terminal by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

34 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eastern immigrant, who finds himself stranded in JFK airport, must take up temporary residence there
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events by Brad Silberling( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are taken in by a series of oddball relatives and others after their wealthy parents are killed in a fire. The first to take them in is the dastardly and cunning Count Olaf, who is only interested in their inheritance
Gladiator by Ridley Scott( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Spanish and English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Roman general refuses to transfer his loyalty to the new emperor, Commodus, and suffers the consequences, winding up as a gladiator in the Roman Colosseum
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

34 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
Dinner for schmucks by Francis Veber( Visual )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,350 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 )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two people living in an isolated utopian colony discover that their lives are not as idyllic as they seem
Awakenings by Oliver Sacks( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,293 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 )

35 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young computer whiz kid accidentally taps into a top secret super-computer which has complete control over the U.S. nuclear arsenal. It challenges him to a game between America and Russia, and he innocently starts the countdown to World War 3
Just like Heaven by Mark S Waters( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely landscape architect falls for the spirit of beautiful woman who used to live in his new apartment
The ring by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After the 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 has just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring
He named me Malala( Visual )

4 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of Malala Yousafzai, who was wounded when Taliban gunmen opened fire on her in Pakistan's Swat Valley. The shooting of the then fifteen-year-old teenager sparked international media outrage. An educational activist in Pakistan, Yousafzai has since emerged as a leading campaigner for the rights of children worldwide and in December 2014, became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
The time machine by George Pal( Visual )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist and inventor Alexander Hartdegen is determined to prove that time travel is possible. His determination is turned to desperation by a personal tragedy that now drives him to want to change the past. Testing his theories with a time machine of his own invention, Hartdeggen is hurtled 800,000 years into the future, where he discovers a terrifying new world, where mankind has divided into the hunter and the hunted
Small soldiers by Joe Dante( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 842 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 )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An admired high school hockey player with a bright future, drives in the night with his girl friend 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
 
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Alternative Names
Fishman, Walter

Fishman, Walter 1951-

Fishman, Walter Steven, 1951-

Parkes, Walter

Parkes, Walter 1951-

Walter F. Parkes Amerikaans filmproducent

Walter F. Parkes producteur de films américain

Walter F. Parkes produttore cinematografico statunitense

Walter F. Parkes US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent

Уолтер Ф. Паркс

Уолтър Паркс

וולטר פארקס

والتر پارکس تهیه‌کننده آمریکایی

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Catch me if you canMinority reportThe terminalLemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate eventsGladiatorSneakersJust like HeavenThe ring