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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 223 works in 639 publications in 7 languages and 36,801 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  Fiction  Diaries  War films  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Performer, Interviewee, Narrator, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Bob Balaban
 
Most widely held works by Bob Balaban
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood". He arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )
74 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 2,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )
11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An unlikely World War II platoon risks their lives to protect and rescue mankind's greatest artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners
No reservations by Scott Hicks( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Master chef Kate Armstrong is a perfectionist who leads a regimented life, while running the kitchen of an exclusive restaurant. She revels in the sense of power and control her career affords. When Kate's sister is killed in an automobile accident, her 9-year old niece Zoe comes to live with Kate. Kate's life is turned completely upside down and she is suddenly forced to split her focus between work and family
Lady in the water ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An apartment manager agrees to help a water nymph return to her home
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) presencia unos objetos voladores en el cielo, cerca de su casa en Indiana. Neary encuentra apoyo en Jillian Guiler (Melinda Dillon) quien también es testigo de esos encuentros nocturnos. Juntos, buscan la respuesta a ese misterio que les ha cambiado la vida. Al mismo tiempo que un grupo de científicos comienza a investigar los hechos
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Widescreen. Peter Appleton, a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter who is about to see his first screenplay made into a film, is mistakenly called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a result, the studio pulls the plans for the film. Peter then finds himself in a small California town after a car accident takes his memory. There, the townspeople believe he is local hero Luke Trimble. Peter settles into his life at the Majestic theater, as Luke Trimble, until his memory begins to resurface and government men track him down
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While their classmates head for college, Enid and Rebecca focus their energies on tormenting those around them! From a goofy convenience store clerk to an eccentric art teacher, these two saboteurs wreak havoc on all who cross their paths. But when they zero in on an oddball loner looking for Miss Right, their seemingly innocent meddling threatens to shatter one of their hearts ... and their lifelong friendship!"--Container
The Mexican by Gore Verbinski( Visual )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and German and held by 1,290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerry has to do one last errand for the mob before they let him find employment elsewhere -- he has to go to Mexico and recover a rare and very valuable pistol "The Mexican", which is said to be cursed. While his girlfriend, Samantha, objects to Jerry taking the assignment, he isn't in much of a position to argue
A mighty wind by Christopher Guest( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three fictional folk groups from the 1960s reunite for a memorial concert after the death of their former manager
Waiting for Guffman by Christopher Guest( Visual )
12 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Corky St. Clair has created an ambitious musical celebrating his town's 150th anniversary, and dreams of making it big on Broadway
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson( Recording )
14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Edwardian London, on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, two men's lives intersect - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention. Meanwhile, Crippen, 'the kindest of men', nearly commits the perfect crime
For your consideration ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No-name actors are making a low-budget period drama called "Home for Purim," when an anonymous post on the Internet suggests that one performance is Oscar-worthy. Then, two more cast members get Oscar-related press: buzz in "Variety" and appearances on TV prompt the studio executives to insist on changes in the script in anticipation of a blockbuster. Jump ahead a few months to the days before Oscar nominees are announced: just the possibility of a nomination has changed the actors' lives
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
Jakob the Liar by Robin Williams( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and German and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Nazi-occupied Poland a poor Jewish cafe owner invents fictitious news bulletins about Allied advances against the Nazis. These lies keep hope and humor alive among the ghetto inhabitants
Recount ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores one of the most dramatic and controversial events in recent U.S. election history, which shook a nation's faith in the ability to stage a fair and open election
Absence of malice by Sydney Pollack( Visual )
13 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Gallagher reads in the paper that he is the subject of a criminal investigation. Suddenly, everything he has ever worked for is in jeopardy. He confronts the author, Megan Carter, a relentless investigative reporter. Together they learn that the story was purposely leaked to Carter as part of a plot by the chief investigator. Gallagher's life hangs in the balance as he and Carter try to uncover the truth
A monster in Paris ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and French and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paris 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, and an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster (who turns out to be oversized but harmless as a flea) from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief
Altered states by Ken Russell( Visual )
19 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and French and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A medical research scientist experiments with altered states of consciousness by submerging himself in total darkness
Georgia O'Keeffe ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the life of American artist Georgia O'Keeffe and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. As their relationship suffers, Alfred takes a younger lover. Georgia's search for solace moves her west, where she finds new inspiration for her paintings, and ultimately her own voice, in the New Mexico landscape
 
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Alternative Names
Balaban, Bob.
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Balaban, Robert Elmer.
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Languages
English (243)
French (14)
German (11)
Spanish (9)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
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