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David Koepp

Author of War of the Worlds [2005 film]

29+ Works 2,157 Members 52 Reviews

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Works by David Koepp

War of the Worlds [2005 film] (2005) — Screenwriter — 593 copies
Cold Storage (2019) 478 copies
Aurora (2022) 254 copies
Secret Window [2004 film] (2004) — Director — 214 copies
The Mummy [2017 film] (2017) — Writer — 134 copies
Stir of Echoes [2000 film] (1999) — Director — 133 copies
Ghost Town [2008 film] (2008) — Director — 97 copies
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny {2023 film} (2023) — Writer — 61 copies
Premium Rush [2012 movie] (2012) 51 copies
Mortdecai [2015 film] (2015) 48 copies
War of the Worlds: The Shooting Script (2005) — Author — 22 copies
Yard Work (2020) 20 copies
You Should Have Left [2020 film] (2020) — Director — 12 copies
The Paper (1994) 9 copies
Identity / Secret Window — Director — 5 copies

Associated Works

Spider-Man [2002 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 1,077 copies
Jurassic Park [1993 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 855 copies
The Lost World: Jurassic Park [1997 film] (1997) — Screenwriter — 441 copies
Mission: Impossible [1996 film] (1996) — Screenwriter — 436 copies
Angels & Demons [2009 film] (2009) — Screenwriter — 411 copies
Panic Room [2002 film] (2002) — Screenwriter — 216 copies
Death Becomes Her [1992 film] (1992) — Writer — 116 copies
Carlito's Way [1993 film] (1993) — Screenwriter — 113 copies
Jurassic Park Collection: 4-Movie Collection (2015) — Writer — 86 copies
Snake Eyes [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 76 copies

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Canonical name
Koepp, David
Birthdate
1963-06-09
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Occupations
film director
screenwriter

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Reviews

C+ (Okay).

A family tries to survive an alien invasion. 30 minutes too long. It has a lot of good bits, though - especially the tripod design. But also a lot of stuff that should obviously have been cut.

(Jan. 2024)
 
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comfypants | 1 other review | Jan 30, 2024 |
(2022) Very good apocalyptic story about a solar massive CME that strikes Earth and causes almost global shutdown of electrical and computer functions. This concentrates on the effects on a micro level centered on Aurora, Illinois and in Utah. A billionaire brother and his sister are the main protagonists. The role that money plays is also a major player. KIRKUS: A billionaire and a suburban family struggle to survive when power goes out around the globe.This brisk thriller is set a few years in the future, after the world has been through the coronavirus pandemic and thinks it's learned how to handle disaster. It hasn't. A coronal mass ejection on the sun isn't an unusual event, but this time one sends out a massive cloud of solar plasma aimed straight at Earth. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration see it coming and know it will fry electrical grids around the globe. Their attempts to shut down systems to protect them are shrugged off by anti-science politicians, and the world goes dark. No electricity means no internet, no phones, no TV or radio, no supply chain?Everything from a nuclear power plant to your coffeepot,? one expert says. ?If it's connected to the grid and turned on, it will blow.? Thom Banning is prepared for the catastrophe. A tech billionaire, he's purchased a disused missile silo and spent $30 million to convert it to a secure underground bunker big enough to house a villageÂ¥of Thom's choosing. He and his family, plus selected employees, evacuate to the bunker and settle in, but things will not go exactly as Thom planned. Meanwhile, Aubrey Wheeler is not prepared at all. She's been busy trying to steer her conference business through the pandemic, avoid her creepy ex-husband, Rusty, and cope with Rusty's son, Scott. The boy is a typically surly teenager but wisely chose to stay with his stepmother when she and his father, who's addicted to just about everything you can be addicted to, divorced. When the power goes out in their Illinois suburb, all Aubrey has on her emergency shelf is 11 cans of black beans. Koepp, a successful screenwriter (Jurassic Park, Spider-Man), brings those skills to this novel, crafting carefully placed revelations about the characters' relationships and the bursts of violence in their increasingly chaotic world into an exciting and satisfying tale.Engaging characters deal with disaster in this swiftly paced, well-written thriller.Pub Date: June 7, 2022ISBN: 978-0-06-291-647-1Page Count: 304Publisher: Harper/HarperCollinsReview Posted Online: April 12, 2022Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 2022… (more)
 
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derailer | 9 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
A clever, economically written, compelling thriller in which (mild spoiler alert) the good guys win.

What more do you want from a pulp novel?
 
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Mark_Feltskog | 26 other reviews | Dec 23, 2023 |
A lot of the familiar setup. Generally enjoyable to watch. Excellent actors. Story has weak points, and too many chase scenes.
— Rebecca
½
 
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pandr65 | 3 other reviews | Dec 13, 2023 |

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Works
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Popularity
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Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
52
ISBNs
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Languages
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