WorldCat Identities

Wilson, Colin

Works: 65 works in 405 publications in 7 languages and 25,557 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Science fiction films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Colin Wilson
Avatar by James Cameron( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Hmong and held by 3,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jake Sully is a former Marine who uses a wheelchair. But despite his broken body, Jake is still a warrior at heart. He is recruited to travel light years to the human outpost on Pandora, where a corporate consortium is mining a rare mineral that is the key to solving Earth's energy crisis. He is given a mission to infiltrate the Na'vi, who have become a major obstacle to mining the precious ore. But a beautiful Na'vi female, Neytiri, saves Jake's life--which changes everything
War of the worlds by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

46 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Ferrier is a working class man living in New Jersey. He's estranged from his family, his life isn't in order, and he's too caught up with himself. But the unthinkable and, ultimately, the unexpected happens to him in an extraordinary sense. His small town life is shaken violently by the arrival of destructive intruders: Aliens which have come en masse to destroy Earth. As they plow through the country in a wave of mass destruction and violence, Ray must come to the defense of his children. As the world must fend for itself by a new and very advanced enemy not of this world, it's inhabitants must save humanity from a far greater force that threatens to destroy it
Casper by Bradley Silberling( Visual )

40 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ghost therapist" Dr. James Harvey and his daughter Kat arrive at drafty, old Whipstaff Manor. Its greedy owner, Carrigan Crittendon, has hired Dr. Harvey to exorcise the house's apparitions: a friendly but lonely young ghost named Casper, who's just looking for a friend, and his outrageous uncles Stretch, Stinkie and Fatso (The Ghostly Trio). If the plan works, she and Dibs, her partner-in-slime, can get their hands on the manor's fabled treasure. Casper finds a kindred spirit in Kat, but the Ghostly Trio will not tolerate "fleshies" in their house
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider by Lawrence Gordon( Visual )

38 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With her father presumed dead, Lara must race to recover an ancient artifact that can alter space and time if not destroyed. She finds the key that will unlock the two sections that must be put together in order for the artifact to work. She must fight her nemises in order to restore harmony and all before the planets and sun align
Zero Dark Thirty by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 2,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden following the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of Navy SEAL Team 6
The lost world : Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

31 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a nearby island, dinosaurs have sceretly survived and been allowed to roam free but now there is a more ominous threat - a plan to capture and bring the dinosaurs to the mainland
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world was watching in 1972 as 11 Israeli athletes were murdered at the Munich Olympics. This is the story of what happened next. Steven Spielberg's tense political thriller is inspired by those real events and tells the story of the act of revenge that followed. It examines the toll taken, not only on those who are tracked down and killed, but also on the men who carry out the executions - most especially the groups leader, Avner
John Carter by Taylor Kitsch( Visual )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,860 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war-weary former military captain is inexplicably transported to Mars and reluctantly becomes embroiled in an epic conflict. It's a world on the brink of collapse, and Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands
Troy by Wolfgang Petersen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus. The result is an epic war in which the Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior, embodies the hopes of the people of his city
Detroit by Kathryn Bigelow( Visual )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based drama set during the 1967 Detroit riots in which a group of rogue police officers respond to a complaint with retribution rather than justice on their minds
The haunting by Shirley Jackson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professor (Neeson) lures three subjects to a mysterious mansion for an experiment which turns into a nightmare as the secrets of Hill House are revealed in this supernatural thriller
Small soldiers by Joe Dante( Visual )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 843 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
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the incredible journey of a group of enslaved Africans who overtake their captor's ship and attempt to return to their beloved homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where they are charged with murder and await their fate in prison. An enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation
Pelé( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pele. A name known around the world, a sports legend who changed soccer forever, and a national hero who carried the hopes and dreams of a country on his back. But before he was an icon, he was a kid from the slums of Sao Paulo, Brazil, so poor that he couldn't afford a real soccer ball
Jurassic Park adventure pack( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost world: Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, it is revealed that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Originally issued in 1997
Rustlers' rhapsody( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A narrator introduces the audience to Rex O'Herlihan, a singing cowboy riding into town on his trusty horse, Wildfire. As the narrator ponders what westerns would be like if they were made today, O'Herlihan is thrust into the world of color, where he finds himself entering a cliché ridden town where the evil cattle tycoon teams up with the new raincoat-clad Italian cowboys as they attempt to rid the town of Rex and the sheep ranchers
Jurassic Park : ultimate trilogy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost world, Jurassic Park: Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, it is revealed that there was another island ("Site B") on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar
The Green Table : a dance of death in 8 scenes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kurt Jooss' ballet expresses the futile, relentless tragedy of war
La forza del destino by Giuseppe Verdi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in Italian and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two lovers who are separated, then pursued by her brother who is convinced that they are responsible for her father's death. The story is based on the premise that fate is inexorable, that there is no free choice
Manhunters : criminal profilers and their search for the world's most wanted serial killers by Colin Wilson( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Colin Wilson opens this illuminating psychological discussion with the development of the 1977 Behavioral Science Unit, which was set up in order to answer the many questions surrounding serial killers: How does someone become a serial killer? How do they choose their victims, and why do they not feel remorse? How are they caught? Wilson interviews FBI Special Agent Robert Ressler, coiner of the term "serial killer" and one of the pioneers of criminal profiling, as well as Ted Bundy and Charles Manson in order to figure out the motives behind their grisly actions
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War of the worlds
MunichTroyThe hauntingSmall soldiersAmistadJurassic Park adventure packRustlers' rhapsody