WorldCat Identities

Rowlands, Gena

Works: 84 works in 860 publications in 7 languages and 26,368 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Romance films  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Animated films  Biographical films  Historical films  Autobiographical films  Romantic comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author of screenplay, Costume designer, Other, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Gena Rowlands
Most widely held works by Gena Rowlands
The notebook by Nick Cassavetes( Visual )

51 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 3,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy & fiercely independent young woman falls for an impoverished & passionate young man
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in French and English and held by 2,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs
Hope floats by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a very sloppy and painful divorce, a woman who comes back to her home town in Smithville Texas with her daughter, has to deal with the people in her town
A woman under the influence by John Cassavetes( Visual )

73 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama detailing the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and how her family struggles to save her from herself
Paris, je t'aime by Olivier Assayas( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stories of love from the city of love"--Container
The skeleton key( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Caroline Ellis takes a job as a hospice worker in Louisiana's bayous, she unlocks a deadly secret involving magic, conjure, and sacrifice that pulls her into a terrifying world of strange, frightening, and unexplained incidents. The key to escaping may lie in a decrepit attic, but if she dares to believe in what she discovers, everything she fears will become real
Paulie by DreamWorks Animation( Visual )

25 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paulie is a road movie about a bird. A green-and-blue conure parrot, Paulie is found by lonely émigré janitor Misha--padlocked in an old cage in the littered basement of a research institute, where he tells Misha his life story. It began with 5-year-old Marie, the love of his life, and his heartbreaking separation from her. In search of Marie, Paulie has traveled from New Jersey to Los Angeles. Along the way he's spent time in a pawn shop; driven in a Winnebago with Ivy; been in a parrot mariachi band at an East L.A. taco stand; and unwittingly turned to crime with small-time thief Benny, winding up a prisoner in the basement. Paulie's story strikes a chord with Misha, who vows to help him find Marie
Faces by John Cassavetes( Visual )

65 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful story of the disintegration of a marriage of a captain of industry and his wife
Taking lives by D. J Caruso( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illeana Scott is a special agent with the FBI, who has a strong record as a criminal profiler. Scott is called in by a former Quantico colleague to assist two Canadian police detectives, Paquette and Duval, who are on the trail of a serial killer who has been killing in and around Montreal for almost two decades. Art gallery owner James Costa saw the killer during an assault, and now finds himself working as a decoy for Scott. As Scott and Costa follow the killer's trail, they find themselves becoming attracted to one another, which is not a comfort to Scott
Night on earth by Jim Jarmusch( Visual )

67 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of five stories involving cab drivers in five different cities. Los Angeles - A talent agent for the movies discovers her cab driver would be perfect to cast, but the cabbie is reluctant to give up her solid cab driver's career. New York - An immigrant cab driver is continually lost in a city and culture he doesn't understand. Paris - A blind girl takes a ride with a cab driver from the Ivory Coast and they talk about life and blindness. Rome - A gregarious cabbie picks up an ailing man and virtually talks him to death. Helsinki - an industrial worker gets laid off and he and his compatriots discuss the bleakness and unfairness of love and life and death
The mighty by Peter Chelsom( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his loving and supportive mother, 13-year-old Kevin moves in next door to another teen, Max. though both have problems that label them as outcasts, Kevin and Max discover that by proudly combining their strengths on uniting as one, they can overcome their individual limitations and triumph over any adversity. As the two set out on a series of courageous adventures, they find the mightiest treasure of all: friendship!
Something to talk about( Visual )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and German and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Grace, a woman with a "picture-perfect life," whose reaction to the infidelities of her husband Eddie turns the lives and loves of the people around her into something like falling dominoes
Lonely are the brave by David Miller( Visual )

21 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson, who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive
Opening night by John Cassavetes( Visual )

70 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Broadway actress who is unable to admit that she is aging must confront her personal and professional turmoils in order to make a part her own
Tempest by Paul Mazursky( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy loosely based on Shakespeare's play "The Tempest" has a New York City architect who tries to solve his midlife crisis by moving to a Greek island with his teenage daughter
Another woman by Woody Allen( Visual )

41 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a distinguished philosophy professor turns 50, she feels compelled to take emotional stock of her life. But the deeper she digs the more her life seems to unravel, until she realizes that her search for truth is a personal odyssey of self-examination, discovery and acceptance
Rapunzel by Barbara Rogasky( Visual )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2004 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imprisoned in a lonely, high tower by a wicked Witch, Rapunzel lets down her lovely, long braids to let her prince visit her
Broken English by Zoe Cassavetes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nora Wilder is a thirty-something Manhattanite plugging away at her job, but her quest for love consistently results in falling flat on her face. After a series of disastrous first dates, she meets Julien, a quirky Frenchman with an unabashed passion for living. Inevitably, Nora discovers she must look inward before finding a new outlook on life and love
Faerie tale theatre( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This award-winning series brings to life 26 of the most magical classic fairy tales of all time, now digitally remastered
Playing by heart( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three couples representing different generations come together in unexpected and surprising ways
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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.10 for Hope float ... to 0.60 for James Wood ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The skeleton key
Alternative Names
Rowlands, Virginia

Rowlands, Virginia 1930-

Rowlands, Virginia Cathryn 1930-

A woman under the influenceThe skeleton keyPaulieFacesTaking livesNight on earthLonely are the braveTempestFaerie tale theatre