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Black, Todd

Overview
Works: 36 works in 173 publications in 7 languages and 19,425 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Interviews  Film adaptations  Melodrama  Fiction  History  Farces  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Todd Black
The pursuit of happyness by Gabriele Muccino ( Visual )
24 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 3,120 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 2,365 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 )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rousing story of lowborn Willian 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 2,038 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 1,818 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 7 deserving individuals to make up for the 7 lives he destroyed. Tim intends to kill himself and to bestow gifts to 7 worthy people, which includes body organs and material possessions. He personally investigates 7 people to verify that they are indeed the right people he should help and plans to have his best friend see that his wishes are carried out after he is dead. When he begins to fall in love with one of the people he is trying to help, his plan threatens to unravel
Hope springs ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kay and Arnold are a middle-aged couple who have been married for 30 years and now are sleeping in separate rooms and barely interact in any meaningful loving way. Finally, Kay has had enough and finds a book by Dr. Feld which inspires her to sign them up for the doctor's intense week-long marriage counseling session. What follows is an insightful experience as Dr. Feld manages to help the couple understand how they have emotionally drifted apart and what they can do to reignite their passion
Knowing ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 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 1,460 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,314 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 1,266 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1975, logger Travis Walton and his co-workers discover a hovering UFO. Walton is abducted by the craft and subjected to a painful medical study. Later an investigator arrives, believing the UFO story may be a murder cover-up
Wrestling Ernest Hemingway by Randa Haines ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 124 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 5-star hotel turns into a 3-ring circus when an orangutan named Dunston checks in and gets loose in the elegant Majestic Hotel on the eve of the social event of the season
A family thing by Richard Pearce ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Italian and held by 91 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 Gore Verbinski ( 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, where his career is going well while his personal life -- his relationship with his perfectionist writer father, his neurotic ex-wife, and his now-separated children -- is spiraling downward. Despite being both loathed and loved by the local masses, Dave is a guy who doesn't seem to have it all together, and in this film, he begins to feel it. An attractive job offer presents Dave with a major question: to pursue his career in New York City, or to remain at home with his family
El Diablo ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in Spanish and English and held by 7 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
Señales del futuro Knowing ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 7 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
Antwone Fisher ; Courage under fire ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 5 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
Knowing Push ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Push: A gang of superpowered paranormal operatives takes you on a white-knuckle thrill ride
Shen mi dai ma Knowing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 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
 
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Alternative Names
Black, Todd Stuart, 1960-
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