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London, Michael

Overview
Works: 125 works in 479 publications in 5 languages and 24,648 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romantic comedy films  Biographical films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Crime films  Historical films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Actor, Editor, Director, Singer, Scenarist, fmp, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael London
The illusionist by Neil Burger( Visual )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and Italian and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed illusionist Eisenheim has not only captured the imaginations of all of Vienna, but also the interest of the ambitious Crown Prince Leopold. When Leopold's new fiancée rekindles a childhood fascination with Eisenheim, the Prince's interest evolves into obsession. Suddenly the city's Chief Inspector finds himself investigating a shocking crime. But even as the Inspector engages him in a dramatic challenge of wills, Eisenheim prepares for the most impressive illusion yet
The visitor by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Vale is a widower who teaches economics at a Connecticut university. He lives alone and is no longer motivated by his work. In New York to present a paper at a conference, he goes to the apartment that he has not visited in some time, but has kept since his wife was alive, only to discover a young couple living there. Despite their great cultural differences, Walter befriends Tarek, a Syrian citizen and drummer, and gradually builds a friendship with Esi, his girlfriend from Senegal. One day, when returning from Central Park with Walter, Tarek is arrested for jumping a stuck subway turnstile, despite the fact that he had paid. The police discover he does not have legal papers and transfer him to an immigrant detention center in Queens. Feeling responsible for and connected to Tarek, Walter decides to stay in New York to help and support him. Not hearing from her son, Tarek's mother arrives from Michigan to find out why, and she and Walter support one another while they attempt to free Tarek
The family Stone( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everett brings his fiancé Meredith home to meet his family for the Christmas holiday. It's an instant disaster when Everett's parents, Sybil and Kelly, agree with their gay, deaf son Thad, pot-smoking son Ben and daughters Amy and Susannah that Meredith is way too uptight to be welcomed into their family. Wanting to please Everett and get along with his family, Meredith recruits her sister Julie to help her thaw the Stone family cold front
Sideways by Alexander Payne( Visual )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles a divorced man and Jack his libertine friend take a road trip through California's wine country to celebrate Jack's final bachelor days. They indulge in wine, women and a yearning for the past, but eventually collide with reality
House of sand and fog by Vadim Perelman( Visual )

27 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Behrani is a once-wealthy Iranian immigrant who struggles for dignity while working low-wage jobs in America. Kathy Nicolo is a troubled young house cleaner striving to put her life in order. When Kathy's house is mistakenly put up for public auction-- and Behrani risks the last of his family fortune to buy it-- the two become enmeshed in a desperate conflict
Trumbo by Jay Roach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1947, Dalton Trumbo fait partie des scénaristes respectés à Hollywood : son talent et sa rapidité en font un collaborateur recherché. Mais, c'est à cette époque que le sénateur Joseph McCarthy et le Comité des activités antiaméricaines se lancent à la poursuite des artistes hollywoodiens liés de près ou de loin au parti communiste. Dalton Trumbo et certains de ses amis font ou ont fait partie de ses sympathisants. Si certains se demandent s'il faut collaborer avec McCarthy, Trumbo, fervent supporteur de la liberté d'expression, s'y refuse catégoriquement. Ce qui pourrait mettre sa carrière en péril."
The informant! by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The U.S. government decides to go after an agri-business giant with a price-fixing accusation based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president turned informant Mark Whitacre. The FBI needs evidence, so Whitacre eagerly agrees to wear a wire and carry a hidden tape recorder in his briefcase, imagining himself as a kind of de facto secret agent
Love the Coopers( Visual )

15 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday
Win win by Tom McCarthy( Visual )

14 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy drama starring Paul Giamatti and Alex Shaffer. Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) is a high school wrestling coach whose life and team are both going steadily nowhere. When he comes across social misfit and potential star athlete Kyle (Shaffer), he glimpses an opportunity to reverse the fortunes of both the team and his own life. But Mike's somewhat questionable methods are thrown into disarray when the boy's mother (Amy Ryan) makes a dramatic return from rehab
Thirteen by Catherine Hardwicke( Visual )

35 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,066 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles teenager and overachiever Tracy is an excellent student in her seventh grade class and gets along well with her mother, Melanie. She fears that she's not cool enough to be friends with Evie, the most popular girl in school. Fueled with genuine adolescent energy, Tracy follows Evie's lead into the harsh realities of sex, drugs, and hard-edged adventure. Consumed with temptations and conflicting desires, Tracy loses her good-girl identity, greatly affecting her relationship with her mom
Robert Lowell: a portrait of the artist in his time by Michael London( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smart people by Dennis Quaid( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrence Wetherhold is a recently widowed literature professor who is a numb and chilly intellectual. He rebuffs his students, ignores his own teenage children, James and Vanessa, and spurns cries for financial assistance from his ne'er-do-well but rather soulful adopted brother, Chuck. After an accident and Lawrence goes to the hospital, he is deprived of the right to drive. Janet is a physician and former student of Lawrence who remembers her disappointment in him as a teacher and role model. But, Janet and Lawrence become romantically involved. Meanwhile, Chuck and Vanessa try to come to terms with each other and prove that their relationship is another sign that the Wetherhold clan has become far too insular and self-referential
Birth of the dragon by Billy Magnussen( Visual )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, this is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up and coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man, a battle that gave birth to a legend
King of California by Mike Cahill( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently released from a mental institution, a man is reunited with his daughter and becomes obsessed with the notion that a long-lost Spanish treasure is buried under a local suburban Costco
All good things by Andrew Jarecki( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a love story and a murder mystery set against the backdrop of a New York real estate dynasty in the 1980s ... inspired by the disappearance of Kathie McCormack, wife of real estate heir Robert Durst. Mr. Durst was suspected but never tried for killing his wife Kathie who disappeared in 1982 and was never found"--Container
The magicians( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Lev Grossman's New York Times best seller, this centers on Quentin, a brilliant grad student chosen to attend Brakebills University for Magical Pedagogy, a secret upstate New York university specializing in magic. He and his twenty something friends soon discover that the magical fantasy world they read about as children is all too real, and poses a grave danger to humanity
40 days and 40 nights by Michael Lehmann( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the heels of a disastrous breakup and a string of unfulfilling romantic conquests, Matt Sullivan yearns to become a better, more complete person. In the midst of his despair, he chooses to test himself by making a vow of no sex whatsoever for 40 days and 40 nights! With everyone betting he won't finish, and a seductive new girl in his life, it's all Matt can do to just hold on!
The final girls( Visual )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and Italian and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Max and her friends reluctantly attend an anniversary screening of "Camp Bloodbath", the infamous '80s horror film that starred Max's late mother, they are mysteriously sucked into the silver screen. The soon realise they are trapped inside the cult classic movie and must team up with the fictional and ill-fated camp counsellors, including Max's mum as the scream queen, to battle the film's machete-wielding killer. With the body count rising, who will be the final girls left standing and escape this film?
Lola versus by Greta Gerwig( Visual )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 29-year-old Lola (Gerwig) is dumped by her fiancé Luke (Joel Kinnaman) just three weeks before the wedding, she embarks on an emotional, year-long adventure of self-discovery filled with love, loss, hilarity and heartache. Guided (and often misguided) by the well-meaning advice of her close friends and eccentric parents, Lola's chaotic journey en route to the big 3-0 proves that a single tumultuous year can yield the lessons of a lifetime"--Container
The guru by Daisy von Scherler Mayer( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A porn queen takes a young Indian man under her wings to learn the tricks of the sex trade. But when her student inadvertently becomes a celebrity "sex guru", it catapults him into a wildly outrageous version of the American dream
 
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Languages
English (287)

Italian (10)

French (6)

German (2)

Spanish (2)