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Waits, Tom 1949-

Works: 793 works in 2,149 publications in 9 languages and 35,471 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Interviews  Biography  Rock music  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular music  Soul music  Fiction  Blues-rock music 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Composer, Musician, Singer, Interviewee, Lyricist, Compiler, Instrumentalist, Producer, Arranger, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator, Contributor, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tom Waits
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus by Terry Gilliam( Visual )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The immortal Dr. Parnassus and his daughter Valentina travel the countryside with his imaginarium show, a mirror that audience members enter and are given two different paths to follow. If they choose correctly they will find joy and happiness, but choose wrongly and things will be quite the opposite. The doctor must also discover the right course to follow. After making a deal with Mr. Nick years ago, he must choose the correct path if he is to save his beloved daughter from Satan
Seven psychopaths ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marty is a struggling screenwriter who wants nothing more than to finish his script. Instead, he becomes entangled with the Los Angeles gangster underworld when his odd, but well-meaning friends kidnap a volatile gangster's shih tzu. The ordeal gives Marty all the inspiration he needs; now, he must live long enough to finish his story
Bram Stoker's Dracula by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
15th-century warrior Vlad goes off the fight the Turks. Upon his return, he finds that his wife Elisabeta, hearing he was dead, has killed herself. Maddened by this injustice, Vlad curses God, and becomes the immortal blood-eating fiend known as Count Dracula--for centuries. When English attorney Jonathan Harker journeys to Dracula's castle, the Count sees a photograph of his fianceĢe, Mina Murray. Dracula's patience has been rewarded--Elisabeta lives again! The Count goes to dastardly lengths to possess Mina, while her best friend Lucy, Lucy's three suitors, and Prof. Abraham Van Helsing all become entangled by Dracula's quest. The modern age is dawning, even in Transylvania. Will the Count triumph, or be relegated to the past?
Down by law by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )
97 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comedy feature about two lowlifes, a small time pimp and an unemployed disc jockey, framed for a crime they didn't commit, who escape from jail with an eccentric Italian tourist. Set in New Orleans and the swamps of Louisiana
Mystery train by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )
12 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teenage couple from Japan on a pilgramage to Graceland, a mysterious Italian beauty escorting her husband's body back to Italy, and an unemployed, armed misfit known as Elvis meet in Memphis. Their intertwined tales create a comic masterpiece
Short cuts by Robert Altman( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and French and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While helicopters overhead spray against a Medfly infestation, a group of peoples' lives in Los Angeles intersect, some casually, some to more lasting effect. While they go out to concerts and jazz clubs and even have their pools cleaned, these same folks also lie, drink, and cheat. Death itself seems never to be far away. A look at human life and American culture with over 20 lives interweaving
The outsiders by S. E Hinton( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Coming-of-age movie set in Tulsa, Oklahoma in the mid-1960s. Ponyboy and his two brothers struggle to find their place in a difficult world after the deaths of their parents
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )
45 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
Coffee and cigarettes by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic series of short vignettes built on one another to create a cumulative effect, as the characters discuss things as diverse as caffeine popsicles, Paris in the '20s, and the use of nicotine as an insecticide - all the while sitting around sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes. Jarmusch shows how absorbing the obsessions, joys and addictions of life can be, if truly observed
Bad as me by Tom Waits( Recording )
26 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A 2011 inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Tom Waits returns with his highly anticipated new album, his first new studio release in seven years. Bad as Me finds him at the height of his songwriting powers and in the finest voice of his career
Shrek 2 motion picture soundtrack by Joseph Arthur( Recording )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rain dogs by Tom Waits( Recording )
48 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With jarring rhythms and unusual instruments such as the marimba, accordion, and various percussion joined by his frequently surreal lyrics this album is full of funk
Mystery men by Kinka Usher( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of would-be superheroes with questionable abilities find themselves looking for a way to make headlines and achieve success and fame. When the city's favorite hero, Captain Amazing, is kidnapped by his arch enemy, the evil Casanova Frankenstein, the second-rate heroes seize the opportunity and band together for a rescue mission
For the kids ( Recording )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of children's music mixing traditional tunes, pop classics, and originals
Mule variations by Tom Waits( Recording )
18 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After several years in other endeavors, Waits returns to recording with his familiar growl and eclectic blend of musical genres
Rumble fish by Francis Ford Coppola( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rusty James, a sixteen-year-old from a troubled family in an industrial town, tries to lead a gang to live up to his older brother's mythical reputation and is confronted with his misperceptions and the folly of his ambition
Orphans brawlers, bawlers & bastards by Tom Waits( Recording )
22 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Goes beyond being just a basic Tom Waits retrospective by including a wide range of tracks from cover songs to material recorded in the garage with his kids. This collection also captures his various musical styles
Real gone by Tom Waits( Recording )
22 editions published in 2004 in 5 languages and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wristcutters a love story by Goran Dukic( Visual )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, Desiree, Zia slashes his wrists. Zia discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that Desiree has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip with his Russian rocker friend to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop living
Don't give up on me by Solomon Burke( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Tom Waites
Ton Waits
Waits, Thomas Alan.
Waits, Thomas Alan 1949-
English (351)
German (21)
French (9)
Italian (3)
Multiple languages (3)
Spanish (3)
Finnish (2)
Dutch (1)
Russian (1)