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Towne, Robert

Works: 224 works in 833 publications in 8 languages and 14,810 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays  Romance films  Fiction  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film and video adaptations  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Director, Producer, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Actor, Scribe, Film editor, Writer of accompanying material, Performer, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Robert Towne
Publications by Robert Towne
Most widely held works by Robert Towne
Chinatown by Roman Polanski( visu )
139 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,657 libraries worldwide
Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown
M:i-2 by John Woo( visu )
34 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
IMF agent Ethan Hunt partners up with Nyah Hall to stop renegade agent Sean Ambrose from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world. But before the mission is complete, they'll traverse the globe and have to choose between everything they love and everything they believe in
Mission, impossible by Brian De Palma( visu )
59 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,169 libraries worldwide
A secret agent, framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )
54 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 741 libraries worldwide
A tangled mystery in which a private detective is hired for a seemingly routine case that mushrooms into a murderous personal scandal
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( visu )
17 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 692 libraries worldwide
"George is one of L.A.'s most desirable men, a Beverly Hills hairdresser who makes all his female clients look, and feel, better than ever. Encouraged by his girlfriend Jill to open his own salon, George approaches conservative businessman Lester for financing. Unbeknownst to Lester, George is sleeping with his wife, his mistress and his teenage daughter"--Container
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( visu )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 619 libraries worldwide
A hot-shot driver with a compulsion for winning is hired to drive a car in the Daytona 500. When an accident sidelines him, he learns there is more to life than competition
M:i-2 ( visu )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 588 libraries worldwide
IMF agents partner up with a thief to stop a renegade agent from releasing a new kind of terror on an unsuspecting world
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne( visu )
35 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 568 libraries worldwide
Mac McKussic has decided to quit the drug-smuggling business, but it won't quit him. Nick Frescia, the cop assigned to reel in boyhood pal Mac, and a sexy restauranteur make for sexy, tough, volatile thriller
Ask the dust by Colin Farrell( visu )
17 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 538 libraries worldwide
A young Italian would-be writer comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets Camilla, who is hoping to marry a rich American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California
The last detail by Hal Ashby( visu )
15 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and German and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Two Navy Petty officers are detailed to take a prisoner from Washington to jail in New Hampshire and decide to give the prisoner one last good time
Without limits ( visu )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 523 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of Steve Prefontaine, a distance runner, who took the sport into a new era
A decade under the influence ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
A cast of pioneering writers, directors, and actors talk about the 70's, their films and their colleagues
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( visu )
2 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The exploits of the outlaw couple, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, in the midwest of Thirties America had already been the inspiration for earlier films including 'Gun Crazy' and 'They Live by Night'. Here identification with the outlaw group in a hostile world is kept in perspective by abrupt changes in both mood and visual style held together by an ironic and ambivalent mix of thirties folklore and late sixties mood
Personal best ( visu )
12 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 350 libraries worldwide
A promising hurdler finds needed emotional and athletic seasoning with a caring mentor. After the two fall in love, their relationship is threatened as both vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team
The Two Jakes by Jack Nicholson( visu )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 335 libraries worldwide
In this sequel to Chinatown, it is 1948 Los Angeles and private investigator Jake Gittes must solve a case of suspected adultery-turned-murder that's tied to a grab for oil and to Jake's own past
The Yakuza by Sydney Pollack( visu )
14 editions published between 1974 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia
Love affair by Leo McCarey( visu )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
They're engaged, but not to each other. So Mike Gambril and Terry McKay agree to put their sudden love to a test. They'll break off all contact, then reunite in three months atop the Empire State Building if their love is still strong. But fate will test their love more than they themselves ever could
Chinatown ; The last detail : screenplays by Robert Towne( Book )
3 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
Drive, he said A safe place ( visu )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Drive, he said: Hector is a rising college basketball star in a troubled relationship with dance student Olive, while his roommate, guerrilla theater student/political activist Gabriel, keeps himself awake so long to avoid the draft that he slips into madness
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( visu )
4 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The tomb of Ligeia is the story of a dead wife who comes back as a ferocious cat on a deadly game of cat and mouse with her husband's new wife. An evening of Edgar Allan Poe features Vincent Price narrating four of Edgar Allan Poe's most horrifying classics including "The tell tale heart," "The sphinx," "The cask of Amontillado' and "The pit and the pendulum."
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controlled identity Vazak, P. H.

controlled identity Wain, Edward

P.H. Vazak, 1934-
Schwartz, Robert.
Tubin, Robert 1935-
Vazak P. H. 1934-....
Vazak, P.H. 1935-
Vazak, Robert Ph 1935-
Wain Edward 1934-....
Wain, Edward 1935-
English (357)
French (34)
German (24)
Spanish (23)
Italian (9)
Multiple languages (9)
Japanese (1)
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