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Allen, Joan 1956-

Overview
Works: 218 works in 807 publications in 6 languages and 41,891 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, Illustrator, Photographer
Classifications: PN1997, 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 )
20 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 3,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun meet one evening at a caranival. But they are separated by Allie's parents who dissaprove of Noah's unwealthy family, and move Allie away. When Allie doesn't hear from Noah after several years, she meets and becomes engaged to a handsome young soldier named Lon. Allie, with her love still alive for Noah, stops by Noah's home to check on him. Seeing that their reunion has rekindled a passionate romance, Allie must now choose between true love and the match that her parents approve of
The Bourne ultimatum by Robert Ludlum( Visual )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,917 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 )
34 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,135 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 )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 2,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jason Bourne has abandoned his life as a CIA assassin and has been traveling beneath the agency's radar. He has been able to reconnect with Marie, the woman he loves. But Bourne is still haunted by vivid dreams and troubling memories of his days as a killer, and he's not really certain how much really happened and how much is a product of his imagination. When Bourne is led out of hiding by circumstances beyond his control, he must reconcile his past and present as he struggles to keep Marie out of harm's way and foil an international incident with dangerous consequences
Hachi a dog's tale by Lasse Hallström( Visual )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,832 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 1,583 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 1,559 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 upside of anger by Mike Binder( Visual )
20 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,441 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
The Bourne legacy by Jeremy Renner( Visual )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,437 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
Arthur Miller's The crucible by Arthur Miller( Visual )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,422 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 )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,344 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
Nixon by Oliver Stone( Visual )
60 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,339 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 )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,301 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 )
16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,289 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 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a baby is left on their doorstep, the lives of elderly, town matriarch Lydia Blessing and her down-and-out caretaker, Skip, are transformed. Skip wants to keep the baby and is surprised when Lydia wants to help. Together, they decide to keep the baby a secret between them-- and we discover that they have secrets of their own, secrets of the past that have made them who they are today
Face/off by John Travolta( Visual )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Visual )
9 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
Manhunter by Michael Mann( Visual )
26 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in English and held by 1,037 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
Tucker the man and his dream ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,001 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 Anjelica Huston( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 801 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
Languages
English (340)
French (15)
Spanish (9)
German (6)
Multiple languages (3)
Chinese (1)
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