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Linson, Art

Works: 106 works in 473 publications in 6 languages and 21,682 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Anecdotes  Fiction  Comedy films  History  Film and video adaptations  Crime films  Police films 
Roles: Producer, Author, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Art Linson
Most widely held works by Art Linson
Into the wild by Sean Penn( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 2,647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story
Heat by Michael Mann( Visual )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heat is sleeky glycerin tale of a brillant mastermind (De Niro) who pulls off million-dollar crimes with obsessive precision, and a flashfire L.A. cop (Pacino) equally driven to stop him. How far will each man go? Heat goes way beyond the expectations of the cops-and-criminal genre - and into the realm of movie master-piece
Fight club by David Fincher( Visual )

49 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lonely, isolated thirty-something insomniac young professional seeks an escape from his mundane existence with the help of a devious soap salesman. They find release from their reality prison through underground fight clubs, where men can be what the world now denies them. Their boxing matches and harmless pranks soon lead to an out-of-control spiral towards oblivion
The untouchables by Brian De Palma( Visual )

36 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fierce, larger-than-life depiction of the mob warlord who ruled Prohibition-era Chicago and the law enforcer who vowed to bring him down
Fast times at Ridgemont High by Amy Heckerling( Visual )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy that chronicles the trials and tribulations of several high school students. Includes a commentary with director Amy Heckerling and screenwriter Cameron Crowe, music highlights, and much more
The Black Dahlia by Brian De Palma( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1940s Los Angeles. Two police officers, Bucky Bleichert and his partner, Lee Blanchard, investigate the death of Elizabeth Short - also known as The Black Dahlia, a young woman who is found brutally murdered. With a corpse so mutilated, the photos are kept from the public. Bucky soon realizes that his girlfriend had ties to the deceased, and soon after that, he begins uncovering corruption and conspiracy within the police departmen. The case becomes an obsession for the two men and their lives begin to unravel
Casualties of war by Brian De Palma( Visual )

19 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young army private refuses to let his fellow soldiers and commanding sergeant get away with the rape and murder of a native woman
Heist by David Mamet( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accomplished thief has his career jeopardized after he's caught on security cameras during a job. Broke, he and his associates are blackmailed by their longtime fence into jacking Swiss gold bars from an airplane. As they plot the complicated score, he and his crew become suspicious of the relationship between his young wife and the fence's nephew, who has been planted on the crew to keep an eye on them for his uncle. Betrayals and backstabbings are the order of the day as they get closer to the payday of a lifetime
Great expectations by Alfonso Cuarn( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' tale of an apprentice given the chance to become a gentleman is now that of a young Florida artist named Finn, given the chance to become a success in 1990s New York. First, a mysterious convict bullies Finn into saving his life. Next, Finn is summoned to an overgrown Gothic palazzo where Nora Dinsmoor lives in the past, attended by beautiful blonde Estella, who will haunt him through the rest of the story. Last, there is secret benefactor whose munificence allows him to work toward his dream of success, and to win Estella
The Runaways by Floria Sigismondi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the success of their all-girl teenage rock band The Runaways, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie's friendship begins to unwind after Currie decides to leave the group
Scrooged by Richard Donner( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank Cross has made the meteoric rise from the depths of the mailroom to TV network president. He is mean, nasty, uncaring, unforgiving, and has a sadistic sense of humor which are perfect qualities for a modern-day Scrooge. Before the night is over, he'll be visited by a maniacal New York cab driver from the past, a present-day fairy who's into pratfalls, and finally, a ghoulish, seven-foot headless messenger from the future in this modern version of Charles Dickens 'A Christmas Carol.'
What just happened by Barry Levinson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben is an overburdened movie producer. He tries to balance his life and has to contend with the never-ending demands of 2 ex-wives, his ice-queen studio head, and a menagerie of various Hollywood prima donnas. Ben manages to take it all in stride. He copes by exuding a smoothly assuring demeanor. The only thing that really seems to upset Ben is when he discovers that his ex-wife sleeps with one of his colleagues
Spartan by Val Kilmer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Secret Service agent Robert Scott is assigned to the kidnapping case of Laura Newton, the missing daughter of a high-ranking political official. Scott is teamed up with rookie agent Curtis. Aided by the FBI and the CIA, the team discovers a human trafficking operation that may lead to Laura's kidnappers. Meanwhile, political operative Stoddard refuses to cooperate with the rescue mission. Scott and Curtis are forced to quit the investigation when the media reports Laura's death. Believing her to be alive, Curtis is motivated to start up a dangerous unofficial investigation of his own
This boy's life a true story by Tobias Wolff( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and German and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caroline just wants to settle down in one place, find a decent guy, and provide a better home for her handful of a son, Toby. When she moves to Seattle and meets Dwight, she thinks she's got it made. Toby, however, feels differently after spending time with Dwight while away from Caroline. Dwight seems to want to mold Toby into a better person, but to do so he emotionally, verbally, and physically abuses the kid. The marriage proceeds, and soon Caroline, too, recognizes Dwight's need to dominate everyone around him
What just happened? : bitter Hollywood tales from the front line by Art Linson( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Forget everything you've heard about Hollywood. What Just Happened? is the real deal. Twisted, sardonic, spliced with never-before-seen images of the movie world's top players colliding in a gruesome ego pileup, this is Art Linson's true and uproarious tale of what it is to make movies. Whether he's trying to persuade an executive that Gwyneth Paltrow has enough chin to carry the lead in a movie, forcing an enraged Alec Baldwin to shave off his mountain-man beard, discussing ankle hair loss with Dustin Hoffman, or sitting through an excruciating reading of a David Mamet script as Robert DeNiro toys with the notion of heading up the cast, Linson gives us a brutally honest, funny, and comprehensive tour through the horrors of Hollywood, from script to screen."--Jacket
Car wash by Michael Schultz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Car wash is an earthy, irreverent but affectionate look at a typical day in a Los Angeles car wash. An ensemble piece which interweaves the lives of employees, customers and passersby"--container cover
Melvin and Howard by Jonathan Demme( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, hard-luck milkman Melvin Dummar picks up a bum in the Nevada desert. The old man claims to be Howard Hughes and eight years later, Dummar finds himself a beneficiary in the Hughes will. Dummar becomes an instant celebrity while trying to cash in on the fortune
Point of no return( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A convicted murderer agrees to serve as an assassin for a covert government agency
Pushing tin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the pressure cooker environment of air traffic control, the story revolves around two controllers whose intense rivalry threatens to unravel their careers and other aspects of their lives
A pound of flesh : perilous tales of how to produce movies in Hollywood by Art Linson( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you ever wondered what a Hollywood movie producer actually does? In A Pound of Flesh, producer Art Linson takes us behind closed doors on a rare backstage tour through Hollywood. With amusing stories that recount his challenging experiences with a legion of players whose roster includes David Mamet, Robert De Niro, Jeff Katzenberg, Brian De Palma, Sean Penn, Ned Tanen, Dr. Hunter S. Thompson, and Sean Connery, Unson sheds klieg lights on the mystery behind the moviemaking process. From acquiring scripts to hiring a writer, packaging the talent, and facing the horror of opening night, you'll glimpse the sweat on the brows of some of Tinseltown's hottest players as they sidestep minefields at the box office, grin through embarrassing defeats, and occasionally bow to the magic of success. A Pound of Flesh is the first guide by a true insider to exactly how movies get made in Hollywood. Linson maps the entire course, beginning with that initial spark of an idea that propels the producer into action, through unpredictable and often chaotic meetings with writers, agents, and movie executives, and even on to the fearsome task of confronting preview audiences and the critics. He chronicles his own disasters and successes, charting the bloody process by which a film is finally, and at times painfully, realized on the screen. We are brought into executive suites, made privy to cellular phone conversations, and escorted onto the sets of multimillion-dollar productions to see what it takes to get a movie made, as well as to learn why other projects, despite the vast effort and money behind them, can ultimately end up gathering dust on some studio's forgotten shelf, or in pieces on the cutting room floor. A Pound of Flesh is an engaging, informative, and oftentimes hilarious account of one man's odyssey to compete in America's cruelest, most glamorous industry. This is a book for film students, movie lovers, and anyone interested in the backstage drama of Hollywood
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The untouchables
Alternative Names
Art Linson cinaste amricain

Art Linson produttore cinematografico e regista statunitense

Art Linson US-amerikanischer Filmproduzent, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor

Арт Линсон


The untouchablesFast times at Ridgemont HighHeistThis boy's life a true storyWhat just happened? : bitter Hollywood tales from the front lineCar washMelvin and HowardPoint of no returnA pound of flesh : perilous tales of how to produce movies in Hollywood