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Towne, Robert

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Most widely held works by Robert Towne
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( Visual )

181 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night
Mission: Impossible : Ghost Protocol by Brad Bird( Visual )

73 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A secret agent, framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( Visual )

73 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
The Firm by John Grisham( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young lawyer takes a dream job only to find out he is working for the mob and that the Feds want to use him to destroy the firm
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( Visual )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploits of the outlaw couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, in the midwest of Thirties America had already been the inspiration for earlier films including 'Gun Crazy' and 'They Live by Night'. Here identification with the outlaw group in a hostile world is kept in perspective by abrupt changes in both mood and visual style held together by an ironic and ambivalent mix of thirties folklore and late sixties mood
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )

62 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky climate of sunbaked southern California of the 1930s, is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. He is swept into a maelstorm of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race car driver Cole Trickle has talent. His ambitions are surpassed only by his burning need to win. Discovered by businessman Tim Daland, Cole is teamed with legendary crew chief and car-builder Harry Hogge to race for the Winston Cup at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends Cole's career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor to regain his nerve and the true courage needed to race, to win, and to live
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( Visual )

30 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne( Visual )

52 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lifelong friends, one a supposedly retired drug dealer, the other a fast-rising L.A. cop, are forced to confront each other, both in business and in vying for the affections of a sleek restaurant owner
M:i-2( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMF agents partner up with a thief to stop a renegade agent from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world
Ask the dust by Robert Towne( Visual )

31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California
The last detail by Hal Ashby( Visual )

26 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time
Without limits( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Steve Prefontaine, a distance runner, who took the sport into a new era
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1970's was an extraordinary time of rebellion, and of questioning every accepted idea. As political activism, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and the music revolution contributed to social unrest across the country, American cinema witnessed the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. Galvanised by a new freedom of expression, these ground-breaking artists began targeting their films toward a new kind of audience, with stories that reflected the ever-changing reality of the era
The two Jakes by Jack Nicholson( Visual )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this sequel to Chinatown, it is 1948 Los Angeles and private investigator Jake Gittes must solve a case of suspected adultery-turned-murder that's tied to a grab for oil and to Jake's own past
Personal best( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A promising hurdler finds needed emotional and athletic seasoning with a caring mentor. After the two fall in love, their relationship is threatened as both vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia
Love affair( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They're engaged, but not to each other. So Mike Gambril and Terry McKay agree to put their sudden love to a test. They'll break off all contact, then reunite in three months atop the Empire State Building if their love is still strong. But fate will test their love more than they themselves ever could
Chinatown ; The last detail : screenplays by Robert Towne( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
 
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Mission: Impossible : Ghost Protocol
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controlled identityVazak, P. H.

controlled identityWain, Edward

P.H. Vazak, 1934-

Robert Towne acteur américain

Robert Towne Amerikaans filmregisseur

Robert Towne pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Robert Towne sceneggiatore e regista statunitense

Robert Towne US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Schwartz, Robert.

Towne, Robert, 1934-

Tubin, Robert 1935-

Vazak, P. H.

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Vazak, P.H. 1935-

Vazak, Robert Ph 1935-

Wain, Edward.

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Wain, Edward 1935-

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Mission: Impossible : Ghost ProtocolMission, impossible IIThe FirmChinatownDays of thunderShampooAsk the dustPersonal bestChinatown ; The last detail : screenplays