WorldCat Identities

Cox, Joel

Works: 37 works in 115 publications in 7 languages and 16,570 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Sources  Biography  Interviews  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Western films  Love stories 
Roles: Film editor, Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Joel Cox
Mystic River by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three friends who grew up together in working-class Boston drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them. Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter is coldly murdered and Dave is a suspect. Sean is now a cop who scrambles to solve the crime before volatile Jimmy takes the law into his own hands--Container
Letters from Iwo Jima by Tadamichi Kuribayashi( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Japanese and held by 2,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En février 1945, les Japonais s'apprêtent à combattre les Américains sur l'île d'Iwo Jima. Luttant à armes inégales, les soldats nippons sont conscients qu'ils risquent fort de ne jamais rentrer à la maison. Cela n'empêche pas le général Kuribayashi d'investir beaucoup d'énergie dans un plan de défense de son cru. Mettant à profit une certaine connaissance de l'ennemi acquise lors d'un séjour aux États-Unis, l'officier applique des méthodes que ses confrères n'approuvent guère. Ceux-ci acceptent tout aussi mal le respect dont Kuribayashi fait preuve envers les simples conscrits. Au moment où l'adversaire attaque, la dissension éclate au sein des troupes japonaises. Certains soldats décident de capituler. D'autres choisissent de s'enlever la vie. Au total, la bataille fera 20.000 victimes du côté du Japon." [(c) Médiafilm]
Million dollar baby by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A male boxing trainer attempts to help a young female boxer achieve her dream of becoming a professional
Changeling by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working-class suburb Los Angeles, 1928. Christine says goodbye to her son, Walter, and departs for work. Arriving home, Christine discovers that Walter is nowhere to be found. Christine launches a desperate search for her son. Then, a boy claiming to be Christine's son appears out of thin air. Knowing the boy is not hers, Christine invites the child to stay in her home. Christine cannot accept the injustice being pushed upon her and continues to challenge the Los Angeles police force at every turn. The police slander Christine and paint her as an unfit mother. Christine challenges the system and the only person willing to aid her in her search is benevolent local activist Reverend Briegleb
Blood work by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired FBI agent attempts to discover the identity of a serial killer
J. Edgar by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"J. Edgar Hoover [was] head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years. Hoover was feared, admired, reviled and revered, a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted prize. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life"--Container
The bridges of Madison County by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World-traveling National Geographic photographer Robert Kincaid and Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson aren't looking to turn their lives upside down. Each is at a point in life where expectations are behind them. Yet four days after they meet, they don't want to lose the love they've found" ... container
Unforgiven by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Munny, a retired, once ruthless killer-turned-hog farmer, is flat broke. A widower with two young children to tend to, he feels he has no choice but to accept one last bounty hunter mission to find and kill two young gunslingers who brutalized and cut up the face of a local prostitute. Bill teams up with his old partner Ned and the cocky greenhorn, The Schofield Kid. The three men soon find out this bounty has many more obstacles to overcome besides just finding and killing the gunslingers. Little Bill is the town sheriff of Old Whiskey who keeps a tight hold on what goes on in his town and outlaws all firearms within the city limits. He has little respect for assassins and hired guns, and enforces his law with the most brutal of measures
Prisoners by Denis Villeneuve( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keller Dover is facing every parent's worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver but a lack of evidence forces his release. As the police pursue multiple leads, Dover knows his child's life is at stake and decides he must take matters into his own hands. How far will he go to protect his family?
Bird by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compassionate portrait of the saxophonist Charlie 'Bird' Parker, drug addict, alcoholic, womaniser and musical genius
Absolute power by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Career thief and ex-con Luther Whitney witnesses the death of a woman by the President of the United States and no one is ready or willing to believe his story. What lengths will the President and his aids go to in order to hide the truth?
Space cowboys by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brash flyboys of Team Daedalus trained body and mind for America's leap into space. Then, with the formation of NASA, they were replaced by trained chimpanzees. Four decades later, the old-school test pilots, with their grasp of outdated technology, are the only ones able to repair Russia's primitive, deorbiting satellite that threatens to crash to earth
Gran Torino by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walt Kowalski es un viudo que se aferra a sus prejuicios a pesar de los cambios en su barrio de Michigan y el mundo que le rodea. Walt es un hombre gruñón, tenaz, infeliz de edad, que no pueden llevarse bien con cualquiera de sus hijos o sus vecinos. Él es un veterano de la Guerra de Corea, cuya posesión más preciada es un Gran Torino 1972 que mantiene en perfecto estado. Cuando su vecino, Thao, un joven Hmong adolescente, presionado por su primo, en robar el Gran Torino, Kowalski se propone reformar la juventud
Every which way but loose by James Fargo( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2002 in English and French and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philo Beddoe, a regular easy-going, beer-drinking truck driver and the toughest barroom brawler west of the Rockies, lives with a 165-pound orangutan named Clyde. When he finally falls in love, it's with a flighty singer who leads him on a crazy chase across the Southwest
Flags of our fathers by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 70,000 Marines this was more than a turning point of World War II, it was the defining moment of their lives. Explores the complicated nature of heroism, courage and patriotism in the harrowing true story of four Marines who fought the bloody battles at Iwo Jima during World War II and how a single photo emerged as one of the most evocative icons of the 20th Century
Heartbreak Ridge( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eastwood plays "Gunny" Highway, a grizzled U.S. Marine Corps lifer who, as he begins his last tour of duty before mandatory retirement, sees the bumpy road his life has taken become even more complicated
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sudden impact: Responding to cries of police brutality, Harry Callahan's bosses send him on an out-of-town assignment, tracking a traumatized rape victim who coldly guns down her bygone attackers
The enforcer by William Robert Daly( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in French and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Harry Callahan has a new partner, Inspector Kate Moore, who has two jobs: tracking down a band of armed-and-wacko terrorists and winning Harry's confidence
4 film favorites( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Space cowboys: Four test pilots who missed their trip to space get a second chance when they are called upon to repair an aging Russian satellite
The outlaw Josey Wales by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Outlaw Josey Wales: a peaceful farmer turns Confederate renegade to avenge the deaths of his wife and child at the hands of bandits-turned-Union sympathizers
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Audience level: 0.18 (from 0.15 for Blood work ... to 0.22 for Bird ...)

Letters from Iwo Jima
Alternative Names
Cox, Joel E.

Million dollar babyThe bridges of Madison CountyUnforgivenAbsolute powerGran TorinoEvery which way but loose4 film favorites