WorldCat Identities

Platt, Polly

Works: 36 works in 154 publications in 5 languages and 8,138 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Sports films  Musical films  Film remakes  Caper films  Biography 
Roles: prs, Producer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Scenarist, Conceptor, Interviewer, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Polly Platt
Most widely held works by Polly Platt
The Last Picture Show by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2001 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of teenagers in a small Texas town just prior to the hero leaving for Korea and the closing of the town's movie theater
Say anything by Cameron Crowe( Visual )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer following their graduation, Lloyd Dobler, an eternal optimist, seeks to capture the heart of Diane Court, an unattainable high school beauty who also has brains. With that accomplished, he then has to overcome her disapproving father
The Bad News Bears by Michael Ritchie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league
Bottle rocket( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his stay in a mental hospital, Anthony reconnects with best pal Dignan, who greets his friend with a plan for them to become professional thieves working for a criminal mastermind named Mr. Henry. Step one: recruit a wheelman--Bob, a bored, wealthy 20-something living in fear of his older brother. Step two: rob a strip mall bookstore. Step three: go on the lam, which in this case means hide out at a motel in the middle of nowhere and, for Anthony at least, fall in love with a Paraguayan housekeeper named Inez. Step four: join up with Mr. Henry and pull off the heist of their lives--sort of
Broadcast news by James L Brooks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and French and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romantic triangle set in the world of television news. Tom Grunick is the perfect modern anchorman. He's got the smooth charm and handsome good looks that America loves. Jane Craig is the brilliant hot-shot producer, committed to fighting the trend toward flashy, style-over-substance "personality" news, whose job it now is to make Tom look like a newsman. Aaron Altman is the dedicated reporter, utterly devoid of on-camera charisma, who's jealous and resentful of Tom's instant success both on camera with the public and off camera with Jane
Terms of endearment by James L Brooks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the rocky and passionate relationship between a mother and daughter from birth to death
A star is born( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent
Broadcast news( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This caustic inside look at the Washington news media stars Holly Hunter in her breakout role, as a feisty television producer torn between an ambitious yet dim anchorman (William Hurt) and her closest confidant, a cynical veteran reporter (Albert Brooks). James L. Brooks' witty, gently prophetic entertainment is a captivating transmission from an era in which ideas on love and media were rapidly changing"--Container
Pretty baby by Louis Malle( Visual )

32 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district in 1917 is bewitched by a twelve-year-old child prostitute
The evening star by Robert Harling( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The generations grow, but life still spins around Aurora like a cyclone: her rebellious granddaughter wants to run off with Mr. Wrong; a snooty rival has come up with new ways to meddle in Aurora's life; her longtime spinster housekeeper is ready to ditch domestic work for the domestic bliss of matrimony; her great-grandson is like a poison pill; and her shrink is more than eager to cross the line separating client relationships and romantic entanglement
Targets by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In seemingly unrelated events, an aging horror film star announces his retirement, and an apparently average young man accumulates an arsenal of rifles and handguns. The young man turns into a murderous sniper, showing up at a drive-in theater where the actor is making his final personal appearance
What's up, doc? by Peter Bogdanovich( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four red plaid traveling cases-- one of each belonging to a befuddled Iowa musicologist, a strange but bright young woman, a rich matron and a suspicious fellow-- are mixed up at a San Francisco hotel, with hilarious results
Henry Hathaway by Henry Hathaway( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of interviews traces the career of filmmaker Henry Hathaway from his beginnings as a child actor for the American Film Company in 1911 to his directorial triumphs of How the West Was Won in 1962 and True Grit in 1969. Started as a special project for the American Film Institute and now released for the first time in book form, this oral history contains Hathaway's fascinating reflections about the golden age's studio system and his association with such Hollywood luminaries as John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, James Stewart, and Shirley Temple. A must- have for any Hollywood history buff."--Jacket
Bottle Rocket by Wes Anderson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Owen Wilson (Wedding Crashers), in a star-making performance, co-wrote the screenplay about three best friends try to escape their suburban boredom through a life of crime. But these bickering, bumbling thieves are no match for the local 'godfather, ' (James Caan TV's 'Las Vegas') who leads them into the biggest heist of their careers"--Back of container
Easy riders, raging bulls : how the sex-drugs-and-rock 'n' roll generation saved Hollywood by Kenneth Bowser( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary of Peter Biskind's controversial, best-selling book, which chronicles edgy, impressionistic pictures made by maverick, now-legendary directors such as Scorsese, Coppola, Lucas, Altman, Polanski and Peckinpah. Includes interviews with many directors, writers, actors, etc. Bonus disc (ca. 102 min.) includes more interviews including one with Peter Biskind
I'll do anything( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A talented but unemployed actor unexpectedly gains custody of his six-year-old daughter, who is also an actress, and the two have to learn to make their father-daughter relationship work
La Petite by Louis Malle( Visual )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un photographe de 1917, obsédé par les prostituées du quartier chaud de la Nouvelle-Orléans. Une peite fille exceptionnellement belle agée de 12 ans, L'envoute avec son intélligence, et sa coquetterie ingénue. Louis Malle a choisi un sujet fort et tabou, la prostitution des enfants pour l'une de ses premières oeuvres, ce film mêle à la fois beauté des images, humanité et complexité des personnages
Mystic pizza by Donald Petrie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystic pizza: Three young women, waitresses at a pizza parlor in Mystic, Connecticut, spend a special summer discovering romance
Good luck Miss Wyckoff( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the small town of Freedom, Kansas in 1954, Good Luck, Miss Wyckoff stars Anne Heywood as Evelyn Wyckoff, a virginal high school teacher who learns that she has started early menopause. Feeling hopeless and isolated, she is advised by her doctor and psychiatrist to find a lover, which results in a series of brutal and horrifying events
Runaway jury : Say anything, the sure thing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sure thing: Walter Gibson sets out for California where his friends have assured him he will find the "sure thing". He travels with prim Alison Bradbury and learns that love is better than a passing thing
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What's up, doc?
What's up, doc?Henry Hathaway
Alternative Names
Platt, Mary Marr 1939-2011

Platt, Polly 19..-... scénariste

Polly Platt Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster (1939-2011)

Polly Platt producteur de cinéma américain

Polly Platt produttore cinematografico statunitense

Polly Platt US-amerikanische Filmproduzentin, Kostümbildnerin, Szenenbildnerin und Drehbuchautorin

Полли Платт американская кинопродюсер