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Towne, Robert

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Publications by Robert Towne
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Chinatown by Roman Polanski( visu )
184 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,893 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
Mission: impossible by Brian De Palma( visu )
73 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,027 libraries worldwide
A secret agent, framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
Mission, impossible II by John Woo( visu )
74 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,946 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
The Firm by John Grisham( visu )
35 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,154 libraries worldwide
Mitch McDeere is a brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad. Driven by a fierce desire to bury his working-class past, Mitch joins a small, prosperous Memphis firm that affords Mitch and his wife and affluent lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams. However, when FBI agents confront him with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm, Mitch sets out to find the truth in a deadly crossfire between the FBI, the Mob, and a force that will stop at nothing to protect its interests
Bonnie and Clyde by Arthur Penn( visu )
5 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 1,073 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
Chinatown by Robert Towne( Book )
62 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 741 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
Days of thunder by Tony Scott( visu )
24 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Race car driver Cole Trickle (Tom Cruise) teams with a legendary crew chief (Robert Duvall) to race at the Daytona 500. A fiery crash nearly ends his career and he must turn to a beautiful doctor (Nicole Kidman) to regain his nerve to race, to win and to live
Shampoo by Hal Ashby( visu )
30 editions published between 1975 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 676 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
Tequila sunrise by Robert Towne( visu )
55 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 615 libraries worldwide
Lifelong friends, one a supposedly retired drug dealer, the other a fast-rising L.A. cop, are forced to confront each other, both in business and in vying for the affections of a sleek restaurant owner
M:i-2 ( visu )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 582 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
Ask the dust by Colin Farrell( visu )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 570 libraries worldwide
Colin Farrell is Arturo Bandini, a young would-be writer who comes to Depression-era Los Angeles to make a name for himself. While there, he meets beautiful barmaid Camilla (Salma Hayek), a Mexican immigrant who hopes for a better life by marrying a wealthy American. Both are trying to escape the stigma of their ethnicity in blue-blood California. The passion that arises between them is palpable - if they could only set aside their ambitions and submit to it. Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne (Chinatown) directs this outcasts' tale of desire in the desert, co-starring Donald Sutherland (Pride and Prejudice)
The last detail by Hal Ashby( visu )
28 editions published between 1973 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 564 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 )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 542 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of Steve Prefontaine, a distance runner, who took the sport into a new era
A decade under the influence by Richard LaGravenese( visu )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The 1970's was an extraordinary time of rebellion, and of questioning every accepted idea. As political activism, the sexual revolution, the women's movement, and the music revolution contributed to social unrest across the country, American cinema witnessed the emergence of a new generation of filmmakers. Galvanised by a new freedom of expression, these ground-breaking artists began targeting their films toward a new kind of audience, with stories that reflected the ever-changing reality of the era
The two Jakes by Jack Nicholson( visu )
23 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 404 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 )
22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 294 libraries worldwide
An individualistic ex-cop is called to Japan to rescue the kidnapped daughter of an old friend whose opportunism has put him in debt to the powerful clan. To confront the gangster society, Mitchum enlists the aid of an enigmatic, former Yakuza member
Love affair ( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 290 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 )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Presents the scripts for two films from the 1970s, one the story of a private detective in Los Angeles, and the other dealing with two Navy Shore Patrols escorting a prisoner
The tomb of Ligeia by Roger Corman( visu )
8 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and German and held by 143 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."
Word into image--writers on screenwriting ( visu )
2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
An interview with screenwriter Robert Towne. He discusses his work and philosophy, stating that he believes that the writer has more control over his art than the director. Towne's anecdotes show how he often finds his material in unorthodox sources. Including clips from the screenwriter's films
 
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controlled identity Vazak, P. H.

controlled identity Wain, Edward

P.H. Vazak, 1934-
Robert Towne acteur américain
Robert Towne Amerikaans filmregisseur
Robert Towne pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat
Robert Towne sceneggiatore e regista statunitense
Robert Towne US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Drehbuchautor
Schwartz, Robert.
Towne, Robert, 1934-
Tubin, Robert 1935-
Vazak, P. H.
Vazak P. H. 1934-....
Vazak, P.H. 1935-
Vazak, Robert Ph 1935-
Wain, Edward.
Wain Edward 1934-....
Wain, Edward 1935-
Робърт Таун
Таун, Роберт
Ռոբերտ Թաուն ամերիկացի սցենարիստ, պրոդյուսեր, ռեժիսոր, դերասան
רוברט טאון שחקן אמריקאי
رابرت تاون فیلمنامه‌نویس، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی
ロバート・タウン
罗伯特·唐尼
罗杰·唐恩
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English (506)
Spanish (57)
French (46)
German (38)
Italian (13)
Multiple languages (11)
Catalan (3)
Russian (1)
Japanese (1)
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