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Olson, Josh

Overview
Works: 22 works in 86 publications in 7 languages and 2,924 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Superhero films  Animated films  Graphic novels  Crime films  Comic books, strips, etc  Personal narratives‡vAmerican 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Director, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Josh Olson
Publications by Josh Olson
Most widely held works by Josh Olson
A history of violence by David Cronenberg( visu )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,959 libraries worldwide
Likable family man and smalltown diner owner Tom Stall is living his life, minding his own business. Then an act of heroism puts him in the media spotlight. Certain people take notice - Made men from Philly who are dead sure that Stall is the ex-mob assassin they want to find and kill. There may be a real case of mistaken identity, but then again, Tom may actually be a stone-cold killer
Batman ( visu )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Six chapters chronicling Batman's transformation from the novice crimefighter to the Dark Knight. These globe-spanning adventures pit Batman against many criminal elements, including, the fearsome Scarecrow, the freakish Killer Croc, and the unerring marksman Deadshot. Using an arsenal of high-tech gadgetry developed by Wayne Industries, Batman's ethical boundaries exist only where he chooses to place them, causing some to fear his power
Masters of science fiction ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 133 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
Infested ( visu )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and French and held by 43 libraries worldwide
A tragic death brings the old gang back to their hometown and they decide to spend the weekend at the vacation getaway from their childhood. What they don't know is that the home is host to a strain of mutant flies that feed on human flesh! One by one, the flies claim their victims, inhabiting their bodies and laying more of the deadly creature's eggs--and no one is getting out alive
Home front ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
To date, nearly 20,000 American troops have been wounded in the war in Iraq. This film follows Army Ranger Jeremy Feldbusch, severely wounded during his Iraq tour, through his bittersweet homecoming. Shrapnel sliced through his brain and left him blind, with seizures and serious psychological problems. Feldbusch's hands-on family works tirelessly to help him regain a sense of normalcy, but many are released from hospitals with not much more than a hospital gown, mounting debt and no idea what to do or where to turn for help. As Feldbusch struggles to regain his independence, he finds much-needed help and a sense of purpose from the Wounded Warrior Project, an organization that helps injured vets secure crucial resources to get through rehabilitation and back into the "normal" world
Instinct to kill ( visu )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
When Tess married Jim, she thought she'd have an ideal life with a good cop. She was wrong. Growing suspicious of his aggressive behavior, she finds out he had savagely murdered nine women, and her testimony puts him behind bars for life. Jim vows revenge, escapes prison, and is determined to hunt Tess down
Masters of science fiction ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Hosted by Stephen Hawking, "Masters of Science Fiction" turns classic sci-fi stories into hour-long films. Includes stories by Robert Heinlein (STARSHIP TROOPER) and Howard Fast (SPARTACUS)
A history of violence by John Wagner( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Tom McKenna owns a diner in a small town. He foils a robbery and becomes famous ... maybe too famous. The attention now focused on Tom brings up questions about his past
Masters of science fiction ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 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
Una Historia de violencia ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Tom Stoll (Viggo Mortensen) lleva una vida feliz y tranquila con su mujer, una abogada (Maria Bello), y sus dos hijos en la pequeña ciudad de Millbrook (Indiana) hasta que una noche su existencia idílica se ve destrozada cuando frustra un violento intento de robo en su restaurante. Tom percibe el peligro y salva a sus clientes y amigos matando en defensa propia a dos criminales buscados por la justicia. Aplaudido como héroe, la vida de Tom cambia de la noche a la mañana y de repente se encuentra convertido en el centro de atención de todos los medios de comunicación. Incómodo con esta fama no buscada, intenta volver a su vida normal, pero un hombre amenazante y misterioso (Ed Harris) llega a la ciudad para enfrentarse a él porque cree que Tom es el hombre con quien tiene una cuenta pendiente del pasado. Mientras Tom y su familia lucha contra este error de identificación e intentan afrontar la transformación de sus vidas, se verán obligados a plantear sus relaciones y los temas que les dividen
American history X by Tony Kaye( visu )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
American History X: "Derek Vinyard, the charismatic leader of a group of young white supremacists in Los Angeles, lands in prison for a brutal, hate-driven murder. Upon his release, ashamed of his past and pledging to reform, Derek realizes he must save his younger brother, Danny, from a similar fate. A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family."--Container
Masters of science fiction ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
A Clean Escape - A dying doctor refuses to believe that her patient cannot remember the last 25 years of his life. It remains unclear why she has been so obsessed with this particular patient until the final, shocking conclusion. Based on the short story by Nebula Award Winner John Kessel -- Jerry Was a Man: The Van Vogel's are the 7th richest couple in the world. Pleasure is their only work. Mundane and dangerous chores are done by anthropoids who are all named Joe. The anthropoids are created from a few strands of human DNA, grown into a baby and fused with plastics. Somehow, Mrs Van Vogel's dormant compassion is awakened by a Joe named Jerry. What traits would prove that Jerry is, indeed, a man? Based on the short story by seven-time Hugo Award Winner and Science Fiction Grand Master Laureate Robert A Heinlein -- The Awakening: In the middle of a ferocious firefight outside Baghdad, US soldiers discover a mysterious body, one that they can't even identify as human. Swiftly, all over the earth, more such creatures appear and begin to communicate. With this contact, the world is forced to choose between peace and destruction. Based on a short story by Howard Fast (Spartacus, The Crossing) -- Little Brother: A tale of a man accused of murder in a Matrix-like future. Sitting before a kiosk which is itself the judge, jury and executioner, Frendon must find a way to convince the machine of his innocence or find some other way to save himself before time runs out. Based on the short story from Walter Mosley's novel Futureland -- Watchbird: It seems the perfect solution to a ballooning crime rate. Filling the skies with flying robotic droids that can prevent murder before it takes place. However, nobody told these "Watchbirds" that all life depends on a formula of carefully balanced killing. Robert Sheckley's renowned story examines one of the most important questions of our time - is it wise to sacrifice our liberty in the name of our security? Based on a story by Robert Sheckley (Freejack, Escape from Hell Island) -- The Discarded: The ultimate story of despised minorities forever adrift in the darkness of outer space. As a last resort - born out of their loneliness and despair - they are forced to make an ominous pact with those responsible for their plight, in the hope that they will finally be offered refuge at home on Earth. Based on the short story by Harlan Ellison
Ellison wonderland by Harlan Ellison( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
On the border : a bank robbery to die for ( visu )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Foiled bank robber Jake Barnes, working as a security guard in a sleepy Texas town bank ... unearths a world of drug trafficking and corruption within the bank walls
A history of violence : Running scared ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A history of violence: When a pair of petty criminals attempt to rob his small-town diner, Tom Stall (Viggo Mortensen) quickly and easily kills them both. In the flush of news coverage of Tom's seemingly heroic actions, a threatening stranger named Carl Fogarty (Ed Harris) comes to town, fingering the unassuming family man as long-missing Philadelphia mobster Joey Cusack. To the horror of his wife, Edie (Maria Bello), and teenage son, Jack, Tom finds he must confront his violent past. Running scared: Mafia flunky Joey Gazelle (Paul Walker) is ordered to dispose of the guns that killed a pair of policemen. He hides them in his basement, where they are found by Oleg (Cameron Bright), the kid from next door, who uses one to shoot his brutal stepfather, a Russian mobster. The boy runs off, and Joey pursues him into the criminal underworld, desperate to retrieve the incriminating weapon. Meanwhile, corrupt detective Rydell (Chazz Palminteri) is following Joey's trail with his own agenda
A history of violence ( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Der Betreiber eines Diners, die idealtypische Verkörperung des Durchschnittsamerikaners, steht für einige Tage im Mittelpunkt der medialen Öffentlichkeit, nachdem er in Notwehr zwei brutale Angreifer getötet hat. Doch der ersehnte Friede will sich nicht mehr einstellen. Ein zweites Mal stellen sich ungebetene Gäste ein, die den braven Familienvater mit seiner Vergangenheit als Mafiagröße konfrontieren
Oral history interview with Ed and Carol Opdahl by Ed Opdahl( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Historia przemocy ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Infestados Infested ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in Spanish and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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