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Ball, Alan 1957-

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Most widely held works by Alan Ball
Six feet under by Alan Ball( Visual )

232 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When death is your business, what is your life? For the employees at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, the world outside continues to be at least as challenging, and far less predictable, as the one inside
American beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

149 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides to hell with it all and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest -- as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbour (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager, his daughter's best friend
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit
Six feet under by Alan Ball( Visual )

49 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes all 13 episodes of the first season. A look at members of a dysfunctional family that operates a funeral home in Pasadena. With the elder son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family ... that just happens to be in the grief management business
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maenadian reign of terror may be over, but Sookie Stackhouse and the townspeople of Bon Temps face a new calamity that makes the bacchanalian evils of Maryanne Forrester seem tame by comparison. Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington
True blood by Daniel Minahan( Visual )

26 editions published in 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another supernatural force has come to light in Bon Temps, witchcraft, and life for its residents will never be the same. Sookie finds herself entangled in a love triangle, torn between a vengeful Bill, the new Vampire King of Mississippi, and Eric, who's not the former Viking he once was. Led by a charismatic witch named Marnie, who threatens to let no one living or dead stand in her way, a powerful coven tempts Lafayette, Tara, and Jesus with otherworldly powers
True blood( Visual )

18 editions published in 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, season five goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists': a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence
True blood( Visual )

17 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final season, raging Hep-Vamps battle with their prey in Bon Temps
True blood( Visual )

9 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season six introduces several jarring storylines. As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of season five, Louisiana governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and high-tech internment camp. Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe ... Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price." [box cover note]
Towelhead by alan ball ( '07 ) movie( Visual )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father
True blood by Mariah Huehner( Book )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sookie and the others are trapped in Merlotte's by a vengeful creature who feeds off the miserable shame of others, and none will survive unless all their dirty little secrets are revealed
American beauty : the shooting script by Alan Ball( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a typical suburban street in a typical suburban town, there is an ordinary family living the American dream. But look closer. Lester Burnham's wife, Carolyn, regards him with contempt, his daughter, Jane, thinks he's a loser, and his boss is positioning him for the ax." "Captivated by Jane's sultry high school friend Angela, Lester decides to make a few changes in his mere existence - changes that are less mid-life crisis than a life reclaimed. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife and daughter. Complicating matters, Lester finds an unexpected ally in Ricky, the teenage son of the new next-door neighbors, who sees life through a camera lens that has lately focused on Jane Burnham."--Jacket
True blood : eats, drinks, and bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True Blood is the blockbuster paranormal drama, created by Alan Ball, set in Louisiana's bayou country, in the fictional town of Bon Temps. From its first season, True Blood has been a runaway success internationally; a massive 1.6 million people switched on for the show's Channel 4 premier and now, in its 4th season, averages around 200,000 viewers in the UK alone. The series has 275,000 followers on Twitter and 8.4 million fans on Facebook. The cooking of eastern Louisiana lends authenticity to many scenes in True Blood. This book celebrates the Bayou country cooking served up at Merlotte's and in the home kitchens of the show's characters, rounded out with drinks from Fangtasia and with a few maenad feasts. The book includes 82 recipes true to the cooking of the region and, whenever possible, relevant to the food and drinks seen in the episodes. All recipes included are introduced by head notes (written in the voice of the cast character to whom the recipe is attributed) and gathered into three chapters, each introduced by a chapter intro (written in the different characters' voice). The book opens with a main introduction (in Sookie's voice) and approximately 25 sidebars run throughout, featuring 'recipes' and relevant quotes (such as baby vamp Jessica's musings about not cooking)
True blood( Visual )

23 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173-year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit
Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America in primetime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV. Today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. Showcased is this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped the country's national character. Contains the following four programs: Independent Woman; Man of the House; The Misfit; and The Crusader. Features more than a hundred in-depth interviews with the creators, writers and actors
Six feet under : better living through death by Alan Ball( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and German and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at members of a dysfunctural family that runs a funeral home
Six feet under( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at members of a dysfunctional family that operates a funeral home and how they address the family business and the troubles in their personal lives
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. For Sookie Stackhouse, life is more dangerous than ever after she and Bill become more deeply involved. Meanwhile Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampir; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Then after making a shocking discovery, Sookie, Bill, and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan
 
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Alternative Names
Alan Ball Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Alan Ball amerykański scenarzysta i reżyser

Alan Ball auteur dramatique, scénariste

Alan Ball guionista americano

Alan Ball regista, sceneggiatore e drammaturgo statunitense

Alan Ball US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Produzent

Ball, Alan E. 1957-

Алан Болл

Алан Е. Болл

Алън Бол

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ألان بول

آلن بال

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볼, 앨런 1957-

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艾倫·鮑爾

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