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Arau, Alfonso

Overview
Works: 109 works in 403 publications in 8 languages and 9,435 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Made-for-TV movies  Domestic fiction, American  Motion pictures  Fiction  Musical films  Western films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Lyricist, Performer, Production personnel, Producer, Film editor, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alfonso Arau
Como agua para chocolate Like water for chocolate ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic fantasy set in Mexico during the early 20th century. A young couple is blocked from marrying by the demands of the young woman's cold and selfish mother. To be near his love, the young man marries her sister, and she expresses her passion for him through her cooking
A walk in the clouds by Alfonso Arau ( Visual )
45 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After returning from World War II, a young G.I. finds he has little in common with the wife he left behind. Disillusioned, he heads north to work as a traveling salesman where he meets the daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner. On her way home, she is terrified of what her father will do when he learns she is unmarried and pregnant. The young man gallantly offers to help by posing as her husband for one night, unaware that doing so will change both of their lives forever
Romancing the stone by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A romance writer sets off to Colombia to pay the ransom of her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure. Thrown into a jungle full of gunfire, mud slides and poisonous snakes, Joan's only hope lies with Jack Colton, a rugged wanderer straight out of her novels. Together, they'll have to outwit the bandits and survive the jungle if they're to save her sister
Like water for chocolate Como agua para chocolate by Alfonso Arau ( Visual )
80 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic fantasy set in the early 20th century about a young couple blocked from marrying by the demands of her cold and selfish mother. To be near his love the young man marries her sister, and she expresses her passion for him through her cooking
A painted house ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and French and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
10-year-old Luke lives with his parents and grandparents in Arkansas during the Korean War. To pick the cotton in their fields, they must hire "hill people" and Mexicans. Hank is a "hill person" who doesn't take kindly to people looking down on him. Luke witnesses a fight that Hank gets into that causes the death of another person. With better times ahead to look forward to, the town gets excited about a new invention - television
The magnificent Ambersons by Orson Welles ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavish new production made from Welles' original shooting script, allowing audiences to finally see his epic vision of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Booth Tarkington novel fully realized. The haunting story of a wealthy Midwestern family's struggle to adapt to the rapidly changing world at the dawn of the 20th century
I heart Shakey ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Single father J.T. and his precocious daughter Chandler move from a small town to Chicago with their lovable family mutt Shakey. After missing the fine print in their rental contract, J.T. is forced to find Shakey a new home. Chandler hatches a plan to keep Shakey and teach J.T. a valuable lesson about loyalty and the importance of keeping family together
El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A gunfighter avenges the death of his wife, then spurred on by a woman, seeks to prove himself by defeating other master gunfighters."--Container
Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tita and Pedro are in love, but cannot marry because of a family tradition. To be near Tita, Pedro marries her sister and Tita, as the family cook, expresses her passion through preparing delectable dishes
Picking up the pieces by Alfonso Arau ( Visual )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sleepy Mexican town is turned upside down when a hand found by the side of the road begins granting miracles. Soon thousands are flocking to the local church to see the miraculous hand of the "Madonna."
Calzonzin inspector ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everyone in town mistakes a stranger for a federal inspector
Posse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A publicity-hungry U.S. Marshal doesn't just hunt down and capture fugitives, he makes sure a photographer is around to record his crime-fighting exploits and bolster his political aspirations
--und deine Liebe auch ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Berlin 1961: a love triangle develops as the Berlin Wall is being constructed. Eva, a young East German girl, must decide between two contrasting brothers--Klaus, who believes in making quick cash as a taxi driver in West Berlin, or the quiet and shy electrician, Ulli, who stands firmly behind the socialist ideology of the GDR. On August 13, 1961, Ulli stands guard at the border between East and West and with gun in hand forbids his brother to cross into the West. When Klaus is later arrested for trying to flee, Eva makes her decision
A walk in the clouds original motion picture soundtrack by Maurice Jarre ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Los hermanos muerte Pedro Pármano ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pedro Páramo: After his mother's death Juan Preciado travels to the ghost town of Comala where he learns the truth about his father
Zapata el sueño del héroe ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Evocation of a living myth, this film is about the hero Zapata and his fight against tyrannical power
Tivoli ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Las autoridades van a demoler el teatro Tivoli para ampliar el paseo de La Reforma, pero, Quijamo, el empresario; Eva, la principal exótica, y el cómico Tiliches, intentan entrevistarse con el regente para impedirlo, pero no lo consiguen
El rincón de la virgenes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a group of women try to persuade a junk dealer to appeal for the sainthood of a noted citizen, he instead regales them with the shocking and hilarious truth about the revered holy man
Pedro Páramo by Carlos Velo ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A petición de su madre que muere, Pedro entra en búsqueda de su padre
Scandalous John ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sometimes funny, sometimes poignant film about a feisty 79-year-old once-proud rancher now living in a half-real world of his own
 
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Alternative Names
Arau, Alphonso 1932-
Languages
Spanish (141)
English (93)
German (10)
French (10)
Multiple languages (5)
Italian (4)
Slave (1)
Zapotec (1)
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