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Eszterhas, Joe

Works: 163 works in 612 publications in 12 languages and 9,922 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Anecdotes  Case studies  Fiction  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Producer, Adapter, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Joe Eszterhas
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Most widely held works by Joe Eszterhas
Basic instinct by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

75 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough but vulnerable detective investigates a murder identical to one described in the latest novel of a cold, calculating and beautiful novelist with an insatiable sexual appetite
Thirteen seconds : confrontation at Kent State by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The devil's guide to Hollywood : the screenwriter as God! by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers a candid look at his thirty years in the film business, offering advice and anecdotes on how to become a successful filmmaker, on writing and selling scripts, and on surviving the cutthroat, high-pressure world of Hollywood
Flashdance by Adrian Lyne( Visual )

46 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex Owens is a Pittsburgh steel worker by day and an exotic dancer by night. Her dream is to get into a real dance company. With encouragement from her boss/boyfriend, she may get her chance
Music box by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this courtroom thriller, Chicago attorney Ann Talbot agrees to defend her Hungarian immigrant father Mike Laszlo against accusations of heinous war crimes committed 50 years earlier. As the trial unfolds, Ann probes for evidence that will not only establish his innocence but also lay to rest her own agonizing doubts about his past
Basic instinct 2 by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and German and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now living in London, writer Catherine Tramell sets her lethal sights on Michael Glass, the control-freak psychiatrist assigned to evaluate her as a risk-addicted suspect in the "accidental" killing of a star soccer player. Turns out Catherine's just getting started (or is she?), and that's bad news for Glass's ex-wife, a tabloid journalist, and the Scotland Yard detective who's desperate to put Catherine in jail. Has Catherine finally met her match when the doctor is lured into her seductive games?
Betrayed by Costa-Gavras( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cathy Weaver, FBI agent, goes undercover to investigate Gary Simmons, a Vietnam vet and a suspect in the murder of a local radio personality. As she becomes romantically interested in Simmons, Weaver uncovers a right-wing extremist group armed for murder
Charlie Simpson's apocalypse by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nark by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showgirls by Paul Verhoeven( Visual )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nomi Malone has what it takes to make it as a Las Vegas showgirl-- what she doesn't have is a way in. To survive, she accepts the only job available: lap dancing at a seedy club. And when she meets Cristal, Vegas' reigning showgirl, Nomi wants everything she has-- including her boyfriend. And as Nomi dives deeper into the world she so desperately desires, a rivalry between the two women heats up. The battle for the spotlight becomes so fiercely competitive that it drives Nomi to desperate lengths-- and devious heights-- for fame in Sin City."--Container
Footloose Flashdance( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Footloose. A fatherless teen-age boy from Chicago who likes to dance tries to shake up his new small midwestern hometown of Bomont, which doesn't allow public dancing. Bomont's Baptist minister is a staunch supporter of the ban on public dancing, but has a "loose" teenage daughter in high school who doesn't share his views on the ban. The two teenagers develop a mutual affection for each other and fight the ban in order to have a high school dance
F.I.S.T by Norman Jewison( Visual )

16 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the life-long struggle of a prominent union leader who loses all when his possible connections to organized crime are investigated
Jade by William Friedkin( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A D.A. is up to his neck in a case that may lead where he doesn't want to go. The psychologist wife of his longtime pal is bold, uninhibited and capable of anything--maybe even murder
Sliver by Phillip Noyce( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely book editor moves into one of Manhattan's tooth-pick thin buildings where she has a fling with her handsome neighbor who owns the building. He has installed video cameras in every unit that reveal many secrets
F.I.S.T : a novel by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in 7 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American rhapsody by Joe Eszterhas( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting: Washington, Hollywood and the landscape of the America Republic. The stars: Bill and Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Al Gore, John McCain, Ken Starr and Monica Lewinsky. The supporting players: Beatty, James Carville, Sharon Stone, Larry Flint, Vernon Jordan, Linda Tripp, Matt Drudge and Bob Packwood (with cameos by Richard Nixon and Farrah Fawcett, Eleanor Roosevelt and David Geffen, Robert Evans and Richard Gere) The story: An up-close and personal look at the people who run our world, American rhapsody is a tale filled with humor, tragedy, suspense, absurdity and high drama. And, of course, lots of sex! In American rhapsody, Eszterhas masterfully combines comprehensive research with insight, honesty and an astonishing ability to use fiction to reveal ultimate truths. This is an audio that flouts virtually every rule, yet joins a rich journalistic tradition distinguished by such writers as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe and Jack Kerouac
Nowhere to run( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prison escapee uses his fighting skills to defend a widow and her family from a crooked land developer
American rhapsody by Joe Eszterhas( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If the Watergate scandal was a previous generation's National Nightmare, then maybe the Clinton scandal was our National Wet Dream, and who better to narrate it than the screenwriter Joe Eszterhas' In American Rhapsody, Eszterhas, whose credits include Basic Instinct and Showgirls, and Charlie Simpson's Apocalypse, for which he was nominated for a National Book Award, takes us through the events that threatened to topple a president and left most of the nation's citizens with, at the very least, a bad taste in their mouths. Taking full advantage of his considerable journalistic and storytelling talents, Eszterhas gives us every fact, rumor, or innuendo surrounding the president's foibles in the context of late century American politics and entertainment. Here Washington and Hollywood do more than just flirt with each other; they share the same bed. From scandalmongers Matt Drudge (who began as a Hollywood gossip) and Ken Starr, to would-be president paramours Sharon Stone and Barbra Streisand, to his final, unimpeachable witness, Willard'none other than President Clinton's talking penis'Eszterhas gives us the goods on the story that nobody could stop talking about and, thanks to American Rhapsody, will be impossible to think about the same way again. From the Trade Paperback edition
Checking out( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Macklin is in perfect health, but he's worrying himself sick after his best friend suddenly drops dead while telling a joke. Now this suburban family man with everything to live for is turning his home and neighborhood upside down with his hysterical attempts to beat the Grim Reaper
An Alan Smithee film burn, Hollywood, burn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the wild story of a Hollywood director, Alan Smithee, who steals his own film from the studio. Soon everyone, including his power-hungry studio boss is after him to get it back!
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Alternative Names
Eszterhas, Josef 1944-

Eszterhas, Joseph Anthony.

Eszterhás, József 1944-

The devil's guide to Hollywood : the screenwriter as God!Basic instinct 2BetrayedF.I.S.TJadeAmerican rhapsodyAmerican rhapsodyAn Alan Smithee film burn, Hollywood, burn