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Allen, Joan 1956-

Overview
Works: 242 works in 900 publications in 6 languages and 43,278 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Art  Psychological fiction  Film and video adaptations  Domestic fiction  Biographical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Joan Allen
 
Most widely held works by Joan Allen
The notebook by Nicholas Sparks( Visual )

21 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy & fiercely independent young woman falls for an impoverished & passionate young man
The Bourne ultimatum by Paul Greengrass( Visual )

26 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,915 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
Pleasantville by Gary Ross( Visual )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,153 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 )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,062 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 )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,845 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 )

42 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,570 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 )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,556 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
The Bourne legacy by Robert Ludlum( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aaron Cross is an agent groomed by the government program that also unleashed Jason Bourne, but with a few new wrinkles. Cross is busy training in Alaska when he's caught in a tsunami of hurt, thus beginning a frantic search for answers to who and what he is
The upside of anger by Mike Binder( Visual )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,445 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
Arthur Miller's The crucible by Arthur Miller( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,440 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 rape of Europa( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An epic journey through seven countries, into the violent whirlwind of fanaticism, greed, and warfare that threatened to wipe out the artistic heritage of Europe. For twelve long years, the Nazis looted and destroyed art on a scale unprecedented in history. But heroic young art historians and curators from America and across Europe fought back with a miraculous campaign to rescue and return millions of lost, hidden and stolen treasures"--Menemsha Films website
Nixon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the fall of Richard Nixon based on the view that a dark, murderous conspiracy controls the world
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,309 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 contender by Rod Lurie( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 1,271 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 )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a baby is left on their doorstep, the lives of Lydia Blessing, the elderly town matriarch, and Skip, her down-and-out caretaker, are transformed. Skip wants to keep the baby and raise it himself. To his surprise, Lydia wants to help. Together, they decide to keep the baby a secret between them. However, they have secrets of their own - the secrets of the past, how they affect the decisions and lives of people in the present, and what makes a person or a life legitimate
Face/off by John Travolta( Visual )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Archer is a tough and rugged FBI Agent. He is still grieving for his dead son, Michael. Archer believes that his son's killer is now his sworn enemy and happens to be the very powerful criminal, Castor Troy. Archer corners Castor. Their fight knocks Troy out cold. Archer finds out that Troy has planted a bomb that will destroy the entire city of Los Angeles and all of its inhabitants. The only other person who knows the bomb's location is Casor's brother Pollux, and he refuses to talk. Archer undergoes a special operation in order to switch faces with Troy. Archer, now looking like Troy, talks to Pollux. Troy regains consciousness and now wants revenge on Archer for taking his face. Not only is Troy ruining Archer's mission, but his personal life as well
Manhunter by Michael Mann( Visual )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,135 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
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
Tucker the man and his dream( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucker, a dynamic engineer and enthusiastic showman, envisions the car of the future. Against mighty odds he manages to build a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three automobile manufacturers
The mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 815 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
 
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Alternative Names
Allen, Joan

Coan Allen

Džoun Alen

Joan Allen actrice américaine

Joan Allen actriz estadounidense

Joan Allen Amerikaans acteur

Joan Allen amerykańska aktorka

Joan Allen attrice statunitense

Joan Allen herečka

Joan Allen US-amerikanische Schauspielerin

Τζόαν Άλεν Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός

Джоан Аллен

Џоун Ален

ג'ואן אלן

جوآن آلن بازیگر آمریکایی

جوان ألين

جوان ایلن

조앤 앨런

ジョアン・アレン

瓊·愛倫

鍾·艾倫

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PleasantvilleThe Bourne supremacyHachi a dog's taleThe almost moon a novelThe upside of angerArthur Miller's The crucibleNixonThe contender