Most widely held works about Laura Ziskin
Most widely held works by Laura Ziskin
Spider-Man ( Visual )
21 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 2,396 libraries worldwide
After being bitten by a radioactive spider on a school field trip, Peter Parker finds himself gaining spider-like qualities. Adopting the name Spider-Man, Peter first uses his new skills to make money, but when the Green Goblin, another altered super-human, kills Peter's uncle, he swears to use his "spider-skills" to fight evil. Along the way he has to juggle a new job as a local reporter, and a budding romance with a beautiful former-classmate, MJ.
Spider-man 2 ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 2,038 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man, is desperately trying to balance his dual identities. He can't keep up at college, pay his rent, or seem to make amends with his estranged best friend Harry and his beloved Mary Jane is more skeptical than ever. Peter begins to notice that he's losing some of his powers and wonders if the cost of being a superhero isn't too high. Meanwhile Peter's idol, the renowned scientist Otto Octavius, has turned into a maniacal cyborg after a failed science experiment. Peter realizes he must decide between the ordinary life he so desires and the responsibilities of retaining his secret identity to stop "Doc Ock" and save New York City from destruction.
Spider-Man 3 ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker is finally happy: he is doing well at the school, girlfriend MJ Watson loves him, and the whole city loves Spider-Man, finally bestowing upon him the praise he so rightly deserves. But peace may not be possible for a superhero. Harry Osborn has taken up his late father's mantle--becoming The New Goblin, bent on revenge. Uncle Ben's real killer, Flint Marko, has been transformed into the Sandman. An alien symbiote has attached itself to the Spider suit, turning it black, enhancing its powers, and warping Peter's personality. When Peter finally overcomes the contaminated suit, it infects rival Bugle photographer Eddie Brock, who becomes villain Venom. In this battle, Peter must conquer his personal darkness as well as Spider-Mans foes, free the compassionate hero within, and trade teenage self-absorption for adulthood.
What about Bob ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 938 libraries worldwide
Bob Wiley, a troubled but lovable therapy patient, seeks help from noted psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin. When the doctor leaves town to go on a quiet family vacation, Bob, afraid of being alone, follows--showing up unexpectedly at the therapist's lakeside retreat. Bob becomes the houseguest that just won't leave.
To die for ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 561 libraries worldwide
In a small town in New Hampshire, a media sensation erupts over a murder case against Suzanne Stone. She is accused of persuading teenagers to kill her husband, Larry Maretto. Obsessed with becoming a TV personality, she views her husband's desire for children as an impediment to her career.
The doctor ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Story of a man who becomes an extraordinary surgeon once he experiences firsthand what it's like being on ordinary patient.
Hero ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and French and held by 308 libraries worldwide
Davis is ace reporter Gale Gayley, who literally falls into the story of a lifetime when she's a passenger on an airplane that crashes into a Chicago bridge. In the smoke and darkness, she's saved by a rude, foul-mouthed "hero", who promptly disappears into the night ... leaving only his shoe behind.
No way out ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
A powerful tale of intrigue set in the political whirl of Washington and the inner corridors of the Pentagon.
Murphy's romance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
In an endearing comic love story set in Arizona, a gutsy divorced mother eager to make it as a horse trainer on a small desert ranch is courted by the town's most eligible widower and her ne'er-do-well ex-husband.
Murphy's romance ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Emma Moriarty, a divorced horse trainer living in a small Arizona town, is courted by widower and pharmacists Murphy Jones and faces a difficult choice when her ex-husband appears on the scene.
Spider-Man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker's having a rough time. His double life as the superhero Spider-Man is having a devastating impact on his civilian life. Things are so bad he declares that he's quitting, and never putting on the suit again. However, his sense of duty forces him to become a hero again when the brilliant scientist Dr. Otto Octavius is deformed in an accident and becomes Dr. Octopus. With four metal tentacles sticking out of his back, he'll prove to be a more than worthy opponent for Spider-Man.
What about Bob? (1991) shooting script by Laura Ziskin ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Stealth Blue thunder ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Stealth (ca. 121 min.): In the near future, the Navy develops a stealth fighter plane. On board piloting the jet is an artificial intelligence computer. The jet is placed on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific to learn combat maneuvers from the human pilots aboard. But when the computer develops a mind of its own, it's the humans who are charged with stopping it before it incites a war.
Spider-Man 3 ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Peter Parker has finally managed to strike a balance between his devotion to M.J. and his duties as a superhero. But there is a storm brewing on the horizon. When his suit suddenly changes, turning jet black and enhancing his powers, it transforms Peter as well, bringing out the dark, vengeful side of his personality that he struggles to control. Under the influence of the suit, Peter becomes overconfident and starts to neglect the people who care about him most. Forced to choose between the seductive power of the new suit and the compassionate hero he used to be, Peter must overcome his personal demons as two of the most feared villains yet, Sandman and Venom, gather unparalleled power and a thirst for retribution to threaten Peter and everyone he loves.
Hero : a novel by Leonore Fleischer ( Book )
3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Spider-Man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and French and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Ordinary teenager Peter Parker is transformed into a superhero after he's bitten by a spider. Green Goblin creates mayhem in Manhattan and Spider-Man faces the ultimate challenges: to crush his arch-enemy, save New York City and win the heart of the girl next door.
D.O.A ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Time is running out for Dexter Cornell. He has just 24 hours to find out who poisoned him and why. In his bizarre and deadly search, everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect.
Accidental hero ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A reporter is rescued from a plane crash by a mysterious stranger, who later responds to the offer of a reward.
Spider-Man 2 ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Spider-Man 2: Though Peter Parker tries to leave his crime-fighting life behind him in order to live an ordinary one, a new danger in the form of Doc Ock, forces him to return as Spider-Man, to save the city and the woman he loves.
Bull Durham Dances with wolves, No way out ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Bull Durham: The baseball season gets off to a rocky start when the Durham Bulls' new catcher "Crash" Davis punches out the cocky young pitcher, "Nuke" LaLoosh, he's just been hired to train. Matters get even more complicated when sexy Annie Savoy informs both men that each season she chooses one player to share her bed-- and Nuke and Crash are this year's "draft picks!"
Action and adventure films Antiheroes Arizona Cancer--Patients College students--Conduct of life Comedy films Comedy films Crime prevention--Citizen participation Criminal behavior Detective and mystery films Divorced mothers Drama Fantasy films Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film adaptations Film sequels Films for the hearing impaired Good and evil Heroes Horse trainers Lee, Stan,--1922- Love Man-woman relationships Medical films (Motion pictures) Metamorphosis Mothers and sons New Hampshire Personality change Problem youth Psychiatrists Psychotherapy patients Revenge Rosenbaum, Edward E.,--1915- Science fiction films Spider-Man (Fictitious character) Superhero films Surgeons Television Television--Psychological aspects Television--Social aspects Thrillers (Motion pictures) Triangles (Interpersonal relations) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watson, Mary Jane (Fictitious character) Widowers Women television personalities
Ziskin, Laura Ellen 1950-2011
Multiple languages (9)