WorldCat Identities

Dobbs, Lem

Overview
Works: 67 works in 253 publications in 6 languages and 7,721 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Action and adventure films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Caper films  Spy films  Crime films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Author, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lem Dobbs
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Haywire by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

25 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Agent d'élite, Mallory Kane est spécialiste des missions dans les endroits les plus risqués de la planète. Après avoir réussi à libérer un journaliste chinois retenu en otage à Barcelone, elle découvre qu'il a été assassiné, et que tous les indices l'accusent. Elle est désormais la cible de dangereux tueurs
The score by Frank Oz( Visual )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
Dark city by Alex Proyas( Visual )

41 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When John Murdoch awakens in a strange hotel room, he finds that he is wanted for a series of brutal murders. The problem is he can't remember a thing. Pursued by the police and haunted by The Strangers, mysterious beings who possess the ability to stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the twisted riddle of his identity. But in a city where reality is the ultimate illusion, discovering the truth could be fatal"--Container
The company you keep by Robert Redford( Visual )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Grant is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant's world is turned upside down when a brash young reporter exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder
The limey by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"British ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter's 'accidental' death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), is no easy target. Propelled into an increasingly brutal search for truth, Wilson, with single-mindedness and terrifying precision, moves unstoppably toward revenge"--Container
The hard way by John Badham( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and German and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular movie star Nick Lang wants to learn how to play the role of a tough cop by spending a few weeks on the street with detective John Moss who wants nothing to do with Lang
Becoming John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming John Ford takes a look at the enduring impression Ford made on film and filmmaking. Focuses primarily on his years at Fox, his relationship with Darryl F. Zanuck, and the effect the second World War had on both men & their filmmaking
Kafka by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

23 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka, an insurance clerk and aspiring writer leading a staid and reclusive life-until his closest friend mysteriously disappears without a trace. A seductive co-worker leads Kafka to a group of anarchists who speak of a "cover-up of monumental proportions" controlled from within a castle outside the city. Searching for the truth, Kafka ventures behind the castle's walls and discovers a secret more terrifying than anything he ever imagined
Michael J. Fox comedy favorites collection( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret of my success: A mail room worker finds a new way up the corporate ladder in this crazy comedy of romantic mergers and mistaken identities
Kafka by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sophomore effort by Steven Soderbergh (sex, lies, and videotape) is an audacious and stylistically impressive experiment in a completely different direction from his debut. Working from a script by Lem Dobbs, Soderbergh follows the miserable day-to-day existence of Franz Kafka (Jeremy Irons), an insurance clerk in a large, impersonal company. Hiding out in his garret at night, he writes material he assumes no one will ever read. But then he happens upon clues that make him believe there is some plot afoot to suppress thought and he follows the trail into a hidden sanctuary, at which point the film abruptly shifts from shadowy black and white to jarring color. It doesn't all work, but it is never less than intriguing, with a cast that includes Alec Guinness, Ian Holm, and Joel Grey
Flashback comedies : movie marathon collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret of my success: a mail room boy tries to climb the corporate ladder by posing as an executive
The Italian job by Peter Collinson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The score: Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
The Limey by Lem Dobbs( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nach neuen Jahren Gefängnis setzt der Brite Wilson zum ersten Mal seinen Fuß auf den amerikanischen Kontinent - fest entschlossen, die Verantwortlichen für den rätselhaften Tod seiner geliebten Tochter Jenny ausfindig zu machen. Niemand kann ihn aufhalten, denn er kennt nur ein Ziel: Rache. Und er findet in dem Plattenproduzenten Valentine eine Zielscheibe für seine Wut, als er erfährt, dass Valentine mit seiner Jenny ein großes Ding plante
Le Grand coup( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuaded to help a desperate friend for a $6 million payday, an expert safecracker postpones his retirement to pull off one last heist with a novice thief. Their foolproof plan turns into a high risk gamble when a clash of egos threatens to bring them both down
L'Anglais by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in French and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Libéré après neuf ans de prison en Angleterre, Wilson débarque à Los Angeles pour venger sa fille, morte dans des circonstances suspectes. Plongé dans les bas fonds, il affronte des criminels endurcis, à la recherche d'indices pour arriver à ses fins. Du moindre voyou aux chefs de la pègre, tout le monde est prévenu : l'Anglais est en ville, et il veut se venger
Cloverfield ; Dark city( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cloverfield: New York is suddenly under attack from a Godzilla-like monster who stomps through midtown, destroying everything and everybody in sight
Kafka( )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romancing the stone : [screenplay] by Diane Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romance writer, seeking her kidnapped sister in South America, experiences the adventures of a story-book heroine when aided by a rugged jungle hunter
Kafka by Lem Dobbs( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kafka, an insurance worker gets embroiled in an underground group after a co-worker is murdered. The underground group is responsible for bombings all over town, attempting to thwart a secret organization that controls the major events in society. He eventually penetrates the secret organization and must confront them.--Ed Sutton
 
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The score
Alternative Names
Kitaj, Anton Lemuel 1959-

Kitaj, Lem

Kitaj, Lem 1959-

Lem Dobbs Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Lem Dobbs amerikansk manusforfattar

Lem Dobbs amerikansk manusförfattare

Lem Dobbs amerikansk manusforfatter

Lem Dobbs amerikansk manuskriptforfatter

Lem Dobbs US-amerikanisch-britischer Drehbuchautor

Лем Доббс американо-британский сценарист

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Languages
English (137)

French (21)

German (20)

Spanish (4)

Italian (3)

Swedish (1)

Covers
The hard wayKafka