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Bates, Tyler

Works: 194 works in 488 publications in 6 languages and 16,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Horror films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Musician, Creator, Other, Instrumentalist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tyler Bates
Watchmen ( Visual )
32 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the United States, costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society. But, when one of his former colleagues is murdered, the washed-up, but no less determined, masked vigilante Rorschach sets out to uncover the plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his former crime-fighting legion, a ragtag group of retired superheroes, only one of whom has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a wide-ranging and disturbing conspiracy with links to their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the future
The way ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emilio Estevez writes and directs this road trip drama set along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route in southern France and northern Spain. Martin Sheen stars as Tom Avery, who travels from his hometown in California to France to reclaim the body of his estranged adult son who died in a storm at the start of the famous route in the Pyrenees. Driven by grief and a desire to reach some kind of understanding of his dead son, Tom decides to embark on the 800km pilgrimage himself. Along the way he meets other pilgrims from around
The day the earth stood still by Harry Bates( Visual )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Governments and scientists race to unravel the mystery behind a visitor's appearance. Dr. Helen Benson is a renowned scientist who finds herself face-to-face with an alien called Klaatu. Klaatu has traveled across the universe to warn of an impending global crisis. She quickly discovers the deadly ramifications of Klaatu's claim that he is a 'friend to the Earth.' Now, she and her yourng stepson must find a way to convince the entity who was sent to destroy humans that mankind is worth saving, but it may be too late
Dawn of the dead by Zack Snyder( Visual )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When a mysterious virus turns people into mindless, flesh-eating zombies, a handful of survivors wage a desperate, last-stand battle to stay alive ... and human."--Container
Sucker punch by Zack Snyder( Visual )
14 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this epic action fantasy, Babydoll, locked away against her will, must band together with four fellow prisoners and use imagination and dreams to escape her dark reality"--Container
Guardians of the galaxy ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy's fate in the balance
Conan the barbarian ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil
The darkest hour ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in French and English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Five young people are stranded in Moscow, fighting to survive in the wake of a devastating alien attack
300 by Zack Snyder( Visual )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King Leonidas leads three hundred Spartans against the million-strong Persian army at Thermopylae while his wife tries to secure reinforcements and suffers a terrible betrayal; and includes collectible art booklet, photo cards, and a holographic image from the motion picture in a lucite display case
Slither ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wheelsy is a small rural town where not much happens, but that is all going to change, and not for the better. Grant Grant, the town's wealthiest and most powerful citizen, is taking a walk through the woods when he comes across a strange and unfamiliar life form. Grant makes the mistake of getting too close and soon an alien creature invades his body. It is not long before Grant isn't the only one who has been attacked by the strange and slimy things. Grant's wife, Starla, begins to notice that something is very wrong with her husband. At the same time, Sheriff Bill Pardy becomes aware that there is a pattern of missing people and animals. Together, Starla and Bill set out to put a stop to the alien invaders intent upon taking over Wheelsy
Halloween II by Rob Zombie( Visual )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Myers has returned home to sleepy Haddonfield, Illinois, to take care of some unfinished family business with his sister. But, Laurie is attempting to heal the psychic wounds from her previous encounter with Michael by bonding with Sheriff Brackett and his daughter Anne. Dr. Loomis has forsaken his connection to Laurie by exploiting his connection to Michael with a tell-all book. In the mean time, Michael himself roams the lonely outskirts of Haddonfield, driven by visions of his mother and his single-minded urge to bond with his sister at any cost
You got served by Christopher B Stokes( Visual )
7 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At Mr. Rad's Warehouse, the best hip-hop crews in Los Angeles compete for money and respect. But a crew from the suburbs moves in and crashes the party, stealing their dancers, and their moves. Elgin and David are street dancers who will have to pull together in order to believe in themselves, their crew, and in their dreams if they are to represent the streets and win the challenge and the money that is up for grabs
The devil's rejects by Rob Zombie( Visual )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and French and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Texas State Police are set to make a full-scale attack against the murderous Firefly family residence for the thousand plus murders and several disappearances over the past couple of years. But three of the family members escape, including Otis, Baby Firefly and Baby's father Captain Spaulding. The evil trio go on a road trip, leaving dozens of mangled bodies in their wake. Evading a massive Texas Rangers dragnet as well as a group of equally murderous bounty hunters led by Ken Dwyer who's obsessed with finding the deadly killers. The surviving Firefly clan gather at a run-down amusement park owned by Captain Spaulding's half-brother. Charlie offers them shelter and a new base of operations for their killing spree
What's the worst that could happen? by Sam Weisman( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thief Kevin Caffery attempts to rob from the home of rich and crooked businessman Max Fairbanks (who has to file for bankruptcy and is ripe for the pickings). But Fairbanks catches him in the act, calls the police and then procedes to steal the cherished ring that Kevin's girlfriend gave him. Caffery is then bent on revenge and getting his ring back. With the help of his partners and an auction, a thief steals from a crook
Half past dead by Don Michael Paul( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alcatraz, "The Rock", has just re-opened. The first criminal to go to the electric chair is also sitting on a secret worth $200 million. An invading group of commandos isn't about to let that fortune go up in smoke. Already having an undercover FBI agent in Alcatraz, the situation has to be neutralized and he has to rescue a Supreme Court Justice held hostage. Now, he has to convince his convict "partner" and the other inmates to fight on the right side of the law
Baadasssss! ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A candid portrait of Melvin Van Peeble's struggles as a young, black director during the society-shifting 70's. Determined to make a film that matters, Melvin deals with two-faced backers, a rag-tag crew, threatening creditors, and various shades of Hollywood hypocrisy. With everything on the line, his only choice is to stick to his guns and do whatever it takes to get his neo-blaxploitation epic to the audience for which it was envisioned
City of ghosts ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[A] thriller about a young con man who follows his mentor and partner (James Caan) to Cambodia, where he's drawn into a lethal web of deceit and murder"--DVD sleeve
Kingdom come ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The father of an eccentric family passes away. As the family gathers to mourn, there are a few revelations that effect all members of the family. Bickering and sibling rivalry abounds until the true meaning of love is revealed
Lone star state of mind ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With a couple of grand in the bank and a dream in their heart, Earl and Baby plan their escape from their hometown in Bennett, Texas. They are heading to Los Angeles. But Earl's dim-witted cousin, an ex-con and an angry drug lord are threatening to derail their plans. With just 48 hours to straighten out this mess, Earl finds himself smack dab in the middle of an even bigger mess
Get Carter by Mike Hodges( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las Vegas "financial adjuster" Jack Carter prowls Seattle in order to smoke out his brother's killer in this remake of the 1971 film
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Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.13 for Half past ... to 0.23 for Baadasssss ...)
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Bates, Tyler Lee.
Bates, Tyler Lee 1965-
English (149)
French (14)
Spanish (10)
German (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Italian (1)