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Arad, Avi

Overview
Works: 162 works in 554 publications in 5 languages and 33,508 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Superhero films  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Film adaptations  Fantasy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Author, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avi Arad
Spider-man 2 by Sam Raimi( Visual )

64 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction
Fantastic 4 by Tim Story( Visual )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 3,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After exposure to cosmic radiation, four astronauts become the most remarkable, if not most dysfunctional, superheroes of all time. Reed Richards is the leader of the group and gains the ability to stretch all parts of his body, he takes the name Mr. Fantastic. His girlfriend, Sue Storm, gains the ability to turn invisible and create force fields, calling herself the Invisible Woman. Her younger brother Johnny Storm gains the ability to control fire, including covering his own body with flame and is those named the Human Torch. Pilot Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong rock creature and decides to call himself Thing. Together, they use their unique powers to explore the strange aspects of the world, and to foil the evil plans of Doctor Doom
Iron Man by Jon Favreau( Visual )

45 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy industrialist visiting Afghanistan is held captive in enemy territory and escapes by building a high-tech suit. When he returns home, he decides to use his money, talents, and suit to save the world
The Incredible Hulk by Louis Leterrier( Visual )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, a fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction
The amazing Spider-Man by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

32 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenage social outcast Peter spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacy. A mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, who abandoned him when he was a child, leads Peter to his dad's former partner, Dr. Connors. The discovery of his father's secret will ultimately shape his destiny of becoming "Spider-Man" and bring him face to face with Connors' villainous alter ego, the Lizard.--Container
Ghost Rider by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

19 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to save his dying father, Johnny Blaze, a young stunt cyclist, sells his soul to Mephistopheles and sadly parts from Roxanne, the girl he loves. Years later, Johnny's path crosses again with Roxanne, who is now a reporter. He, also, crosses paths with Mephistopheles, who offers to release Johnny's soul if Johnny becomes the fabled, fiery Ghost Rider, a supernatural agent of vengeance and justice. Mephistopheles orders Johnny to defeat the despicable Blackheart, Mephistopheles's nemesis and son, who plans to displace his father and create a new hell even more terrible than the old one
Hulk by Ang Lee( Visual )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist performs regeneration experiments on himself, and passes on the genes to his son, Bruce. Now Bruce is performing experiments that expose him to radiation and nanomeds, which combined with his unique genes, unleashes the Hulk
X-Men by Bryan Singer( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The X-Men are mutant heroes sworn to defend a world that hates and fears them. With the help of new recruits The Beast and Angel, they must face evolution itself in the form of their former teammate, Jean Grey. Possessed with the cosmic power of the Dark Phoenix, the resurrected Jean Grey has become a danger to herself, her mutant comrades, and the entire planet. To stave off this imminent threat to humanity, a possible cure is discovered that may ultimately eliminate genetic mutations. Now, as the battle lines are drawn, the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier, must contend with both Jean Grey's world-consuming powers, as well as the malevolent Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto
The amazing spider-man 2 by Andrew Garfield( Visual )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spider-Man's conflict has been within himself: the struggle between Peter Parker and the responsibilities of Spider-Man. But Peter Parker, finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. It's great to be Spider-Man, but being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: Oscorp
Daredevil by Mark Steven Johnson( Visual )

34 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daredevil, a street smart vigilante crime-fighter, falls in love with the beautiful martial-arts master Elektra, but when she and her family are targeted by a vicious assassin, Daredevil is faced with losing the one thing he loves
The Punisher by Jonathan Hensleigh( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Castle is a man who has seen too much death. Undercover and on his final assignment, Frank plays his role perfectly, but the operation gets out of control and a young man named Bobby Saint is inadvertently killed. Howard Saint holds Castle responsible for the death of his son and risks his newfound legitimacy on a wholesale mission of blood-vengeance. Saint and his lieutenants butcher Frank's family during a family reunion and leaves Frank for dead. Taunted by memories of his murdered family, Frank sets out to avenge his family. He becomes judge, jury and executioner
Blade by Stephen Norrington( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Wesley Snipes stars as the tortured soul Blade -- half man, half immortal. Blade sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), his mentor, guardian, and fellow hunter of the night. When the bloodthirsty Immortals' lord, Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity's last hope for survival." -- Container
Bratz by Eduardo Bratz( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For as long as they can remember, Yasmin, Jade, Sasha and Cloe have been best friends forever. Inseparable since they first met, the girls have always supported each other's individuality. But now as the foursome enter Carry Nation High, the four face a brand new world: a blackboard jungle, where for the first time they discover life as a teenager means dealing with a system of social cliques, all strictly enforced by senior Meredith Baxter Dimly
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After recovering from seemingly mortal wounds, Elektra has been resurrected by her old mentor, Stick, who is then unable to keep her from working as an assassin for hire. Only when she balks at her latest assignment - killing Mark Miller and his young daughter, Abby - does Elektra finally come to grips with her damaged psyche. By not doing the job assigned to her, the assignment falls to the minions of "The Hand," an Asian sect dominated by supernatural forces under the control of the evil Roshi. Now Elektra will be in the ultimate battle between good and evil - a battle that will either take her life in a new direction or destroy her for good
X2 : X-men united by Patrick Stewart( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a shocking attack on the President, the X-men must stand united with their deadliest enemies to combat a menace that threatens every mutant on the planet, and possibly all of mankind
The invincible Iron Man( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While raising the ruins of a long-buried Chinese kingdom, billionaire inventor Tony Stark digs up far more than he bargained for. He unleashes an age-old prophecy that foretells the resurrection of the Mandarin, the emperor of China's darkest and most violent dynasty. In order to confront the destructive force, Tony creates an armored suit infused with high-tech weaponry. To stop the evil that he himself has raised from the earth, Tony must become his greatest invention ever. The newly born champion must travel to the four corners of the earth to battle the Mandarin's henchmen, the Elementals. The Iron Knight, as he is known in the prophecy, is strong enough to defy fate and turns back the malevolent forces hell-bent on earth's destruction
Elektra by Richard Strauss( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Femme fatale action hero Elektra was restored to life after sustaining mortal wounds in the movie Daredevil. Elektra now lives only for death as the world's most lethal assassin. But her latest assignment forces her to make a fateful decision in the ultimate battle between good and evil
Cody the robosapien( Visual )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an evil industrialist plots to turn Robosapien--invented to revolutionize global search-and-rescue missions--into a weapon, the badly damaged techno-wonder is rescued and renamed Cody by a shy young science whiz
Doctor Strange by Patrick Archibald( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Steve Strange embarks on a wondrous journey to the heights of a Tibetan mountain, where he seeks healing at the feet of the mysterious Ancient One. Before his wounds can mend, he must first let go of his painful past and awaken a gift granted to few - the gift of magic. Empowered as the new Sorcerer Supreme, Dr. Strange now tests his limits, rising up against monsters that push at the gates, facing the most terrifying entity humankind has ever known
Pac-Man and the ghostly adventures( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to learn the secret location of the Repository, Betrayus and Dr. Buttocks hatch a diabolical scheme that catches all of PacWorld off guard. What ensues is a wild and wacky race against Pac and pals to see who gets to the Repository first!
 
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ʾArad ʾAbiy 1948-....

Arad, Avi 1948-...

Avi Arad Amerikaans filmproducent

Avi Arad amerikanischer Filmproduzent und Geschäftsführer von Marvel Comics

Avi Arad produttore cinematografico israeliano

Avi Arads

Ави Арад

Аві Арад

Ավի Արադ

אבי ארד

ארד, אבי 1948-...

ארד אבי 1969-....

افي اراد

آوی آراد

아비 아라드

アヴィ・アラッド

阿維·阿拉德

艾维·亚拉

艾維·阿拉德

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