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Allen, Joan 1956-

Works: 191 works in 704 publications in 6 languages and 39,476 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Art  Psychological fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Film and video adaptations  Television adaptations  Biography 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Joan Allen
The Bourne ultimatum by Robert Ludlum ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once again, Jason Bourne emerges from hiding and into chaos. His return this time prompted inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross. Ross's writing is unveiling Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns which have woken, and profoundly disturbed, Bourne's former masters. Bourne must uncover and eradicate the sources of their paranoia, before they eradicate him. Clawing his way out of madness, Jason Bourne has regained his conscience even though he has lost most of his mind
The notebook by Nicholas Sparks ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 2,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy & fiercely independent young woman falls for an impoverished & passionate young man
Pleasantville by Gary Ross ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twin siblings David and Jennifer couldn't be more different: she curses, smokes, and sleeps around; David is a prototypical nerdy outcast. Then, one dark and stormy night, they're sucked into the TV and Pleasantville: a perfect suburban Disneyland suffused with church-social niceness and Rotary Club boosterism. Jennifer despises it all. So, like a pint-size Lauren Bacall, she refuses to play the role of poodle-skirted good girl and introduces one of the boys to sex, after which this bland, black and white world magically begins changing into color. Through the combined forces of sex and rock 'n' roll, it becomes clear that the things that make life worth living--passion, knowledge, and love--are far removed from safety, stability, and bland sterility. Before too long, the whole town is wondering: what's outside Pleasantville?
The Bourne supremacy by Robert Ludlum ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bourne continues to have nightmares from his former life. Hoping to unravel the truth behind his memories and his own past that he cannot remember, the former CIA agent Bourne tries to discover the truth while trying to avert an international incident
Hachi a dog's tale by Lasse Hallström ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The heartwarming true story of a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station everyday and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Even after his master passed away, he continued to return to the same spot at the station every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits he touched many lives and taught the local people about love, compassion, and above all unyielding loyalty
The ice storm by Ang Lee ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The story of two dysfunctional families who learn to cope with nature-- human nature-- in this emotionally charged tale of suburban life in the '70s. When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping 'key party' and a freak ice storm to clear the air-- and change their lives forever."--Container
The almost moon a novel by Alice Sebold ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Having set aside her own life in her support of her parents, husband, and children, Helen Knightly confronts the realities of the choices that were imposed upon her during a harrowing twenty-four-hour period of death and revelation
Arthur Miller's The crucible by Arthur Miller ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret ceremony. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax
The Bourne legacy by Jeremy Renner ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The narrative architect behind the 'Bourne films', Tony Gilroy, returns to expand the 'Bourne' universe once more in the next chapter of the thrilling action series. 'The Bourne legacy' introduces us to a new hero Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films."--Container
The upside of anger by Mike Binder ( Visual )
10 editions published in 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics. Denny Davies, retired baseball player, is a flabby, lackadaisical sports talk radio host who is bored by sports and talk. He prods her into being his drinking buddy, and their tenuous friendship grows more intimate. The four daughters have sized up the situation and are getting on with their lives in their own ways, mostly competently. Together, Terry and Denny find out how much a waste of time and effort anger is, along the road to the transformations that can happen when dealing with its aftermath
Nixon by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
59 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama about the fall of Richard Nixon based on the view that a dark, murderous conspiracy controls the world
The rape of Europa ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Imagine the world without our masterpieces. Interviews with eyewitnesses and historians and newsreel footage show how during World War II the Nazis systematically took or destroyed the art of Europe. It follows the heroic Europeans who first hid, and then set out to find and return what had been taken, with the help of the Allied forces "Monuments Men". It is work that continues to this day
The contender by Rod Lurie ( Visual )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down
Blessings a novel by Anna Quindlen ( Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a baby is left on their doorstep, an elderly matriarch and her caretaker raise it in this tale of love and redemption
Face/off by John Woo ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An undercover agent takes the physical appearance of an assumed dead terrorist. The terrorist was only in a coma, and he takes the form of the agent
Manhunter by Michael Mann ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FBI agent Will Graham captured the diabolical Dr. Hannibal Lecter but nearly lost his mind in the process and retired from the Bureau. When he is coaxed out of retirement to hunt a serial killer called "The Tooth Fairy," he is again faced with the horrors incumbent in entering a serial killer's mind
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other
The mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Retells the legend of King Arthur as perceived by the women central to the tale, from the zealous Morgaine, sworn to uphold her goddess at any cost, to the devout Gwenwyfar, pledged to the king but drawn to another
Death race by Paul Anderson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Private corporations run most of the prisons across the U.S. for profit. Jensen Ames is framed for his wife's murder on the same day that the steel mill he works at closes. Ames is sent to prison where he is coerced by Hennessey, the sadistic prison warden, to drive a Ford Mustang and become known as the famous masked driver, Frankenstein. She tells Ames that she knows his baby was left in foster care, but that prisoners are freed upon winning five Death Races. Since he will take on the mask of the legendary Frankenstein, who had 4 wins at the time of his death, he will only need to win one race. It's a race to the finish and only the winner survives
Tucker the man and his dream ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tucker is an engineer and showman who has a vision of the car of the future. Against formidable odds, he raises the money and builds a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three auto manufacturers
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Allen, Joan
English (304)
French (14)
Spanish (9)
German (5)
Multiple languages (3)
Chinese (1)