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Tolkin, Michael

Works: 102 works in 383 publications in 7 languages and 8,768 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Psychological fiction  Film adaptations  Satire  Motion picture plays  Exhibition catalogs  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Conceptor, Performer
Classifications: PS3570.O4278, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Michael Tolkin
Nine by Rob Marshall( visu )
35 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,573 libraries worldwide
Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. Ten days away from the start of principal filming of his latest movie--ambitiously titled "Italia"--He has no idea for the movie at all. Escaping all the pressure at a seaside resort, he thinks about the women who have shaped his life: Mamma, judgmental but affectionate; Luisa, cherished yet under appreciated wife; Claudia, actress/muse of the picture; Carla, his flashy, passionate mistress; longtime costumer Lilli; bubbly American journalist Stephanie, and Saraghina, the salacious, witchy temptress of his childhood memories
Changing lanes by Roger Michell( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,369 libraries worldwide
A minor traffic accident turns two perfect strangers into vicious adversaries waging an all-out war of personal destruction
The player by Robert Altman( visu )
61 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,120 libraries worldwide
"I was just thinking what an interesting concept it is to eliminate the writer from the artistic process. If we could just get rid of these actors and directors, maybe we've got something here."--Griffin Mill. Griffin is a slick, successful film studio vice president whose primary duty is to listen to story pitches from a constant stream of writers. Like all Hollywood producers, he's always looking over his shoulder, and he thinks up-and-comer Larry Levy is after his job. Along with power lunches, corporate in-fighting, and bottom-line priorities, a mysterious someone--probably an ignored and angry screenwriter--has been leaving him threatening postcards. When he finally takes action, his cool aplomb deserts him, things go seriously sideways, and Griffin's world begins falling apart
The player : a novel by Michael Tolkin( Book )
37 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 874 libraries worldwide
A senior vice president of production at a major Hollywood studio receives a death threat from a rejected writer, plunging him into a nightmare that threatens both his life, his job, and the woman he loves in this devastating portrait of contemporary Hollywood
Among the dead by Michael Tolkin( Book )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 736 libraries worldwide
Frank Gale is sick of cheating on his wife, Anna, and he wants to tell her the truth, but in the right way. Everything looks better when he decides to take her and their daughter on a sudden trip to Mexico, where he can give Anna the carefully crafted letter that details the nature of his affair. One mistake: He's late meeting them at the airport. He misses the plane; he'll have to take the next flight: and then everything changes. In his first novel, the highly acclaimed The Player, Michael Tolkin explored the emotional geography of Griffin Mill, the Hollywood executive who literally gets away with murder. Now, in Among the Dead, the stakes are raised: What if the executive had a conscience? For Frank, there will be no escaping the consequences. A novel that begins as a domestic drama opens into a nightmare picture of the modern age. Among the Dead is a penetrating, unsettling, and brilliantly written catalog of the truths that lie just beyond the reach of language; a diabolic, blackly comic illumination of the darker corners of the human mind
The return of the player by Michael Tolkin( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
Film executive Griffin Mill hopes to convince fabulously wealthy Phil Ginsberg to become his partner, while Griffin's personal and professional lives begin to fall apart, forcing him to consider murder as an option
Under radar by Michael Tolkin( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Tom Levy's vacation in Jamaica turns deadly when he kills a man who tricked Tom's daughter into a vulgar act
Deep cover by Bill Duke( visu )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
A cop goes undercover to bring down a major drug supplier with the help of a drug dealing attorney
The Rapture ( visu )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
A young woman, so unhappy with her life that she attempts suicide, undergoes a religious conversion when she is comforted by members of a cult. Her involvement with the cult leads to a frightening and ultimately tragic denouncement
The player ; The rapture ; The new age : three screenplays by Michael Tolkin( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
The player by Michael Tolkin( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Danish and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Scathing and hilarious novel about a screenwriter bent on revenging his abuse at the hands of a studio head
Masters of science fiction ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
A dying doctor refuses to believe that her patient cannot remember the last 25 years of his life. In the middle of a ferocious firefight outside of Baghdad, soldiers discover a mysterious body they can't identify as human. The seventh-richest couple in the world are anthropoids - each containing a few strands of human DNA, grown into a baby and fused with plastics. Despised minorities are adrift in the darkness of outer space and make an ominous pact that they hope will bring them back to Earth. Flying robotic droids can prevent murder before it takes place, but life depends on a formula of carefully balanced killing. Frendon must find a way to convince an automated justice machine of his innocence
Deep impact by Mimi Leder( visu )
34 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 104 libraries worldwide
The countdown to doomsday is underway when it is discovered that an enormous comet will collide with Earth
Steven Pippin by Steven Pippin( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in French and English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
The burning season the Chico Mendes story by John Frankenheimer( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Spurred to action after a key organizer of the rain forest's working poor is slain, Mendes stands firm against slash-and-burn deforestation. He becomes a nonviolent activist, union leader, political candidate and a recognized authority who helps alert the world to the plight of the Amazon
The new age by Michael Tolkin( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 78 libraries worldwide
A with-it L.A. couple with a lot more dollars than sense careen along a downhill path of mad business pursuits, sexual escapades, new-age babble and questionable spiritualism
Gleaming the cube ( visu )
6 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
16-year-old Brian Kelly and his buddies are rebellious, and live only for their skills in skateboarding. When Brian's brother is found dead, Brian must mature quickly as he tries to prove his brother was murdered
Deep cover (1992) shooting script by Michael Tolkin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Deep impact (1998): shooting script by Bruce Joel Rubin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Gleaming the cube (1989) shooting script by Michael Tolkin( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Tolkin, Michael
Tolkin, Michael L. 1950-
トルキン, マイクル
English (207)
French (24)
Spanish (19)
Danish (3)
Catalan (3)
German (2)
Multiple languages (1)
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