Brian Garfield

RECOIL - 2014 movie in development, based on Garfield's novel; DEATH WISH - 2014 movie in development, based on Garfield's novel

movie
Remake of 1987 Garfield-Westlake classic (see information elsewhere)
Novel and movie
Spy pursued by the CIA. The DVD, from Criterion Collection, includes informative interviews with the fine director Ronald Neame and with author-screenwriter-coproducer Brian Garfield.
novel; basis for several movies
"Vigilante" of the streets - novel, basis for several movies; new remake, 2013, to star Liam Neeson
The biography of an amazing fraud
The true life of a colossal hoaxster -- he fooled Churchill, the Old Boy Network, and science
the films of Brian Garfield
DEATH SENTENCE; DEATH WISH; FLESHBURN; HOPSCOTCH; THE LAST HARD MEN; NECESSITY; RELENTLESS; THE STEPFATHER; WILD TIMES etc -- nineteen so far, and counting. . . .
Books and Movies
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History
Pulitzer Prize nominee, finalist in history; an exciting narrative history used as a textbook by U.S. Navy. For years the bestselling title of Univ of Alaska Press. "A splendid achievement." --Washington Star
Reference
A critical encyclopedia of all "A" Western features shown in the United States from the advent of talkies to the book's publication date. The guide lists films alphabetically from "Abilene Town" to "Zandy's Bride"; each listing provides credits, information, and commentary. Most post-1982 Western films have been mediocre at best, Garfield feels, with a few notable exceptions like "Tombstone".
Historical Fiction
Biographical novel capturing Theodore Roosevelt's true adventures as a young rancher in the wild American West.

Selected Works by Brian Garfield

Some works by Brian Garfield:

ARIZONA. Western novel. Ballantine 1969. Nominee for Western Writers of America's Golden Spur award, 1970.

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE. Collection of espionage short stories.

DEATH SENTENCE. Suspense novel. Filming in 2006.

DEATH WISH. Suspense novel. Filmed in 1974, with Charles Bronson. Sequels filmed in the 1980s and 1990s.

DEEP COVER. Suspense novel.

FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST. Suspense novel. (Pen-name: John Ives.) Filmed as FLESHBURN.

THE HIT and THE MARKSMAN. Duo - suspense novels.

HOPSCOTCH. Suspense novel. Winner of Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Allan Poe Award as best novel of the year. Filmed in 1980. Screenplay co-written by Garfield was a nominee-finalist for the Writers Guild of America Award. The author’s company, Shan Productions, co-released the film.

KOLCHAK'S GOLD. Suspense novel. Brian Garfield’s favorite among his own novels.

THE LAST HARD MEN. Western novel. Filmed in 1976 with Charlton Heston and James Coburn.

LEGS. TV-movie based on original screen story & script by BG. 1983, ABC, with Gwen Verdon, John Heard, Sheree North. Musical about the Radio City Rockettes.

LINE OF SUCCESSION. Suspense novel.

MANIFEST DESTINY: A True Romantic Saga of Young Theodore Roosevelt. Historical novel.

NECESSITY. Suspense novel. Filmed for CBS TV in 1989, with Loni Anderson, John Heard.

THE PALADIN. Historical novel. By Brian Garfield in collaboration with "Christopher Creighton" (a pseudonym).

RECOIL. Suspense novel.

RELENTLESS. Suspense novel. Filmed for CBS TV in 1977 with Will Sampson, Marianna Hill, John Hillerman.

THE ROMANOV SUCCESSION. Suspense novel.

THE STEPFATHER. Movie based on original story by Brian Garfield -- 1987, with Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack. Garfield's company, Shan Productions, co-released the film. It spawned two sequels.

SUSPENDED SENTENCES - collection of short crime stories.

SWEENY'S HONOR. Historical novel.

THE THOUSAND-MILE WAR: World War II in Alaska and the Aleutians. Nonfiction book. Pulitzer Prize finalist in History, 1970.

THE THREEPERSONS HUNT. Suspense novel.

TRIPWIRE. Western suspense novel.

THE VANQUISHED. Historical novel.

THE VILLIERS TOUCH. Suspense novel.

WESTERN FILMS: A Complete Guide. Nonfiction book.

WHAT OF TERRY CONNISTON? Suspense novel.

WILD TIMES. Historical novel. Nominee for an American Book Award. Filmed as television mini-series, 1980, with Sam Elliott, Ben Johnson, Dennis Hopper.

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