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Black, Todd

Works: 65 works in 216 publications in 5 languages and 20,086 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Melodrama  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Farces  Biography 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Todd Black
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chris Gardner is an intelligent, energetic guy who can't catch a break. In the sluggish Bay Area economy of 1981, he's losing ground, by investing all his family's money in high cost bone-density scanners. His wife leaves him, he loses his apartment, and with his 5-year-old son in tow joins the ranks of the homeless, if not the hopeless. Bounced from shelter to shelter, he finds himself a single dad who has to support and care for a young child. Impressing a Dean Witter higher-up by solving a Rubik's cube during a taxi ride, Chris gets a place in a stockbroker-training program. But internships don't pay, and there's no guarantee he'll be offered a job at the end of it. Against all odds, he pushes toward success, and eventually turns his life around
The great debaters ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melvin B. Tolson is a professor at Wiley College in Texas. Wiley is a small African-American college. In 1935, Tolson inspired students to form the school's first debate team. Tolson turns a group of underdog students into a historically elite debate team which goes on to challenge Harvard in the national championship. Inspired by a true story
A knight's tale by Tim Van Rellim( Visual )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rousing story of lowborn William Thatcher's quest to change his stars, win the heart of an exceedingly fair maiden and rock his medieval world. Follow this fearless squire and his band of medieval misfits as they careen their way toward impossible glory that's part romance, part road trip and part exuberant swashbuckling
Antwone Fisher by Antwone Quenton Fisher( Visual )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antwone Fisher, 25, is a gentle, soft-spoken African American seaman in the Navy. Unless he feels he's been disrespected--which prompts furious, violent outbursts that put him on the brink of a dishonorable discharge. Ordered to see a psychiatrist, eventually the story of his childhood in a foster home, where he was both beaten and sexually abused, comes out. Dr. Davenport argues that Antwone needs to deal with his past, find his family, and attain closure. For Antwone, the journey proves agonizing and freeing, as he puts his past behind him and graduates into responsible manhood
Seven pounds ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tim Thomas was a gifted aerospace engineer with a beautiful wife. Then, while using his cell phone while driving, his car wandered across lanes and he became responsible for the deaths of 7 others, including his wife. Unable to forgive himself, Tim sets out to give 'pounds of flesh' that will give new life to seven deserving individuals to make up for the seven lives he destroyed. Tim intends to kill himself to atone for his sins. He decides to bestow gifts to seven worthy people, which includes body organs and material possessions. He personally investigate these people to verify that they are indeed the right people he should help. He plans to have his best friend see that his wishes are carried out after he is dead. Tim's plan threatens to unravel when he begins to fall in love with one of the people he is trying to help
Hope springs ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A couple goes to Great Hope Springs for a week of marriage therapy
Knowing by Alex Proyas( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1959, as part of the dedication ceremony for a new elementary school, a group of students is asked to draw pictures to be stored in a time capsule. One mysterious girl fills her sheet of paper with rows of apparently random numbers instead. Fifty years later, a new generation of students examines the capsule's contents and the girl's cryptic message ends up in the hands of Caleb. But it is Caleb's father, professor John Koestler, who makes the startling discovery that the encoded message predicts with pinpoint accuracy the dates, death tolls and coordinates of every major disaster of the past 50 years. With the reluctant help of the daughter of the now-deceased author of the prophecies, John's increasingly desperate efforts take him on a race against time until he finds himself facing the ultimate disaster and the ultimate sacrifice
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 by Tony Scott( Visual )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York Metropolitan Transit Authority train dispatcher Walter Garber's day is turned upside down when he must face-off against Ryder, the criminal mind that has hijacked the passengers of subway train, Pelham 1-2-3. Ryder is the leader of a highly-armed gang of four, including a henchman who used to work for the MTA. NYPD Hostage Negotiator Detective Camonetti initially takes charge of the situation, but quickly realizes that Ryder will only deal with Garber. Garber begins to employ his vast knowledge of the subway system in a battle to outwit Ryder and save the hostages
The back-up plan by Alan Poul( Visual )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zoe wants a baby, but has a problem letting anyone get close to her. The perfect solution is to become artificially inseminated. Shortly after she conceives twins, she finally meets the man of her dreams. Will he stick around when he finds out?
Alex & Emma by Rob Reiner( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling have landed him in trouble
Fire in the sky by Robert Liebermann( Visual )
9 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers discovered a hovering UFO. Walton's pals fled, but Walton was not so fortunate. Whisked aboard the strange aircraft, he was subjected to a painful, unearthly medical study
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"They're retirees who are anything but retiring. Robert Duvall and Richard Harris deliver 'two of the year's most spectacular performances' (Bob Campbell, Newhouse Newspapers) as a reserved ex-barber and a salty former sea captain, beached in a quiet Florida town and living solitary lives. But after meeting in the local park one afternoon, these polar opposites soon become the unlikeliest of friends"--Container
Dunston checks in by Faye Dunaway( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in
A family thing by Richard Pearce( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an Arkansas man learns that he has an Afro-American half-brother he travels to Chicago to meet him. With the help of their Aunt T the men work through long-held grudges and prejudices. Includes original theatrical trailer
The weather man by Nicolas Cage( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dave Spritz is a local weatherman in his home town of Chicago. His career is going well, but his personal life is spiraling downward. His relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children have him feeling that his life is out of control. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who just doesn't seem to have it all together. An attractive job offer from New York City presents Dave with a major question--to pursue his career or to remain with his family
Señales del futuro ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Año 1959: durante la inauguración de un nuevo colegio, los estudiantes guardan en una cápsula del tiempo varios objetos. Lucinda, una de las niñas, guarda un papel en el que ha escrito extraños números. Cincuenta años después, la cápsula del tiempo es desenterrada y Caleb, el hijo de John Koestler, un profesor de astronomía viudo, recibe la misteriosa nota de Lucinda. John descubrirá enseguida que esos números esconden predicciones escalofriantes, algunas de las cuales ya han sucedido mientras que otras aún no
Cities by Todd Black( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
El Diablo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When one of his pretty young students is kidnapped by the legendary outlaw El Diablo, a blundering schoolteacher meets up with a renegade gunman who teaches him how to handle a gun and ride like a man
A la recherche du bonheur by Gabriele Muccino( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Chris Gardner, papa d'un petit garçon de cinq ans, a du mal à gagner sa vie et subvenir aux besoins de sa famille. Tout bascule le jour où sa femme le quitte, le laissant dans la précarité, seul avec son fils. Chris se bat désormais pour surmonter les épreuves, encouragé par l'amour et la confiance sans limite de son fils. Il connaîtra un destin exceptionnel
Antwone Fisher ; Courage under fire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antwone Fisher: Guided by a determined Navy psychiatrist, a troubled sailor embarks on a personal, emotionally inspiring journey to confront his past and connect with the family he never knew. Inspired by the true life experiences of Antwone Fisher
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Alternative Names
Black, Todd Stuart 1960-