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Ball, Alan 1957-

Overview
Works: 564 works in 1,023 publications in 6 languages and 23,730 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television programs  Interviews  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Creator, Author of screenplay, Author, Director, Interviewee, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Ball
American beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )
111 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,424 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 neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )
17 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,477 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 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mystery surrounding a Bon Temps serial killer had finally been solved and Sookie is thrilled that her vampire soulmate, Bill Compton, has survived. On other fronts, Tara sets down new roots with an affluent benefactor; Sam resolves to get in shape-shift shape after a forest foray; and roguish brother Jason finds new purpose with an anti-vampire sect. But just as things are settling down, some deadly new twists threaten to ratchet up the saga of Sookie Stackhouse to bloody new heights!
True blood ( Visual )
14 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,106 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
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,099 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 fiance, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington
Six feet under ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,009 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 ( Visual )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 1,000 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 by Alan Ball( Visual )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 931 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
True blood ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2014 in 3 languages and held by 835 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
Six feet under ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 834 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 774 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 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the Fishers, the more things stay the same, the more they change. Get ready to break new emotional ground with the complete third season
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )
34 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 624 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 ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 607 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 : eats, drinks, and bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 605 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 )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seventh and final season of this supernatural drama series from HBO. In the end, some of True Bloodb2ss 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
American beauty : the shooting script by Alan Ball( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 457 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
Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America in primetime ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 247 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. Each episode focuses on an enduring character archetype, as seen through generations of television programs
True blood by Mariah Huehner( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 220 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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Alternative Names
Ball, Alan E. 1957-
Languages
English (279)
French (14)
Spanish (12)
German (8)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
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