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Ball, Alan 1957-

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Most widely held works by Alan Ball
American beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

127 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shocking journey through life in suburban America. Lester Burnham and his marriage slowly unravels in this bizarre story of self-discovery
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,507 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
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. 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 vampire; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Sookie, Bill, and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan involving Maryann
True blood( Visual )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,154 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 by Alan Ball( Visual )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,143 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( Visual )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 1,044 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
Six feet under( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,012 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
Six feet under by Alan Ball( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When death is your business, what is the meaning of your life? For Nate, David, Ruth and Claire, the world outside the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home continues to be at least as challenging - and far less predictable - as the one inside
True blood( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 952 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
True blood( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh and final season of this supernatural drama series from HBO. In the end, some of True Blood's most beloved figures will meet cruel fates, while others will cheat death (true and otherwise) to forge happily-ever-after relationships that will leave fans surprised and, ultimately, satisfied
Six feet under( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the dysfunctional Fisher family, including widow Ruth, sons Nate and David, baby sister Claire, and the ghost of patriarch Nathaniel, as they run the family funeral parlor in Pasadena and deal with the cycle of life--birth, death, and rebirth
Six feet under by Alan Ball( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a new pecking order at the Fisher & Diaz funeral home, but Nate, Ruth, David and Claire still try to make every day above ground a good one
Six feet under( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life. Death. Guilt, Afterlife. For the Fishers, the more things stay the same, the more they change
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )

32 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 619 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 held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father
American beauty : the shooting script by Alan Ball( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 450 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 )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Merlotte's, in the fictional town of Bon Temps, serves up Bayou country cooking-- to a clientèle of vampires and humans alike. Here is a collection of recipes relevant to the food and drinks seen in the episodes of True Blood
Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and English and held by 280 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
True blood by Mariah Huehner( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 219 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
 
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Alan Ball amerykański scenarzysta i reżyser

Alan Ball auteur dramatique, scnariste

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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艾倫鮑爾

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