WorldCat Identities

Linson Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 10 works in 116 publications in 4 languages and 7,203 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Road films  Nature films  Sports films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Crime films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Linson Films (Firm)
Fight club by David Fincher( Visual )

66 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground 'fight clubs' forming in every town -- until a sensuous and mysterious woman comes between the two men and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion."--Back of container
Into the Wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 2,810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jon Krakauer's bestselling nonfiction book about the life of Chris McCandless is finally brought to the big screen in Into the wild. Directed by Sean Penn, the film opens in 1992, when Chris (Emile Hirsh) is a promising college graduate. Shortly after graduation, Chris gives his life savings to charity, burns all of his identification, and begins hitchhiking across America, his ultimate goal being Alaska. Citing passages from his heroes, Thoreau and Jack London, he is determined to escape society and get back to nature. He blows from town to town like a tumbleweed, hopping trains, camping with aging hippies (Catherine Keener and Brian Dierker), working briefly with a farmer (Vince Vaughan), and befriending a widowed leather worker (Hal Holbrook). He revels in his newfound freedom, but meanwhile, his parents (Marcia Gay Harden and William Hurt) have no idea where he is, and are sick with worry. While their relationship with Chris was already troubled, they are nonetheless devastated by his disappearance. Chris's sister, Carine (Jane Malone), narrates much of the film, offering her reflections on the effect Chris's absence has on his family. Chris finally makes it to Alaska, where he hikes out to a remote campsite and discovers an abandoned bus. He manages to survive there for a few months living off the land, but he eventually runs out of supplies and becomes trapped, leading to his tragic end. Into the wild bounces around chronologically, jumping back and forth from the start of Chris's journey to his final few weeks living aboard the bus. This works to great effect as the storylines begin to merge and the tension and dread mount, and we see the fate that will eventually befall Chris. Penn obviously had great admiration for his subject, and while the film appears to differ from the book in places, it nevertheless paints a heartbreaking portrait of this young man's short but fascinating life
Lords of Dogtown by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lords of Dogtown tells the radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever."--Container
Pushing tin by Mike Newell( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the pressure cooker environment of air traffic control, the story revolves around two controllers whose intense rivalry threatens to unravel their careers and other aspects of their lives
What just happened by Robert De Niro( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inspired by the personal memoirs of Hollywood producer Art Linson, Barry Levinson's fictional showbiz comedy stars Robert De Niro as a struggling movie producer who has just suffered through his second divorce, and slowly finds his soul being ground up in the machinations of the Hollywood machine. Ben (De Niro) is an aging producer whose career was already on a downward turn when his personal life went straight into the toilet. Not only is Ben juggling two ex-wives and a daughter who seems to have grown up overnight, but his colleagues seem to take pleasure in watching him suffer while he attempts to complete his latest film on an impossible schedule. "Fiercely" was supposed to be the visionary movie that revived Ben's career, but drug-addicted director Jeremy (Michael Wincott) has clashed with uncompromising studio chief Lou (Catherine Keener) following a disastrous test screening, and now it appears as if not even Sean Penn's presence in the film will be enough to make it a box-office hit. Meanwhile, Ben's ex-wife Kelly (Robin Wright Penn) can't seem to decide if she loves him or hates him, and his teenage daughter, Zoe (Kristen Stewart), has gone from playing with Barbie dolls to flirting with boys in the blink of a heavily mascaraed eye. As if that wasn't enough for one man to take in, screenwriter Scott (Stanley Tucci) is trying to broker a deal with Ben while simultaneously making a play for his former wife, and nebbish agent Dick (John Turturro) is so terrified of his own clients that he can't even ask Bruce Willis to shave his scraggly new beard for an upcoming role. It's all just another day in the world of runaway egos, treachery, betrayal, and deceit that is Hollywood, and if Ben can just make it to Cannes with a finished film under his arm and his sanity in tact, everything might just work out after all"--Allmovie.com, May 16, 2018
Vers l'inconnu( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
Sunset strip( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August 1972, LA's famed Sunset Strip was a time when innocence was over, and the party was just beginning. From the ambitious rocker to the struggling songwriter, the photographer to the fashion designer, and even the shady record guy, they'll give anything to weave their own bit of history into the fabric of the legendary music business
Fight club (v.f.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely, isolated thirty-something insomniac young professional seeks an escape from his mundane existence with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find release from their reality prison through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world now denies them. Their boxing matches and harmless pranks soon lead to an out-of-control spiral towards oblivion
The Runaways by Floria Sigismondi( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group
Fight club( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a soap salesman channel their primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion
 
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