WorldCat Identities

Arau, Alfonso

Works: 109 works in 452 publications in 8 languages and 9,644 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  History  Action and adventure films  Romantic comedy films  Made-for-TV movies  Domestic fiction, American  Romance films  Fiction 
Roles: Director, Actor, Lyricist, Author, Performer, Production personnel, Producer, Restager , Film editor, dir
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Alfonso Arau
Most widely held works by Alfonso Arau
Como agua para chocolate Like water for chocolate by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

131 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In turn of the century Mexico, a young woman loves a boy who her mother forces to marry her sister
A walk in the clouds by Alfonso Arau( Visual )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,616 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 )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joan Wilder is a mousy romance novelist who receives a treasure map in the mail from her recently murdered brother-in-law. Meanwhile, her sister Elaine is kidnapped in Colombia and the two criminals responsible demand that she travel to Colombia to exchange the map for her sister. Joan does, but quickly becomes lost in the jungle. She is waylayed by Zolo, a vicious and corrupt Colombian cop who will stop at nothing to obtain the map. Joan meets an irreverent soldier-of-fortune named Jack Colton who agrees to bring her back to civilization. Together, the two embark upon an adventure that could be straight out of Joan's novels
A painted house by Scott Glenn( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 808 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 730 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
El Topo by Alejandro Jodorowsky( Visual )

17 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 437 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
I heart Shakey( Visual )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 422 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
Picking up the pieces( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 135 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
Posse( Visual )

2 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A publicity-hungry U.S. Marshal (Kirk Douglas) 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. In POSSE the lawman soon discovers that fame may be fleeting when he sets his sights on his No. 1 target: cool-witted robber Jack Strawhorn (Bruce Dern). Bo Hopkins, James Stacy and Alfonso Arau co-star in this crafty Western that asks the question: Just who is the real bad guy
Calzonzin inspector( Visual )

4 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
Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel( Visual )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Young Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Pedro (Marco Leonardi) are passionately in love and want to get married. Tita, the youngest of three daughters, is charged with the care of her aging mother and as a result destined never to marry.Stifled by this strict family tradition and driven by his longing for Tita, Pedro is forced to marry Tita's older sister in a desperate effort to be closer to the one he truly loves." -- Back cover
Zapata : el sueño del héroe( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Spanish and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evocacion de un mito viviente, la pelicula de Zapata encarna la inspiracion de un pueblo por reivindicar a su heroe y la lucha en contra del poder tiranico
--und deine Liebe auch( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in German and held by 57 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 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los hermanos muerte Pedro Pármano( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 52 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
Tivoli( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When corrupt politicians decide to tear down the Tivoli theater to build a housing project, the performers protest in vain. Set in the early 1950's
Pedro Páramo by Carlos Velo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A petición de su madre que muere, Pedro entra en búsqueda de su padre
Three amigos by John Landis( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Amigos, a silent screen comedy act, arrive in a remote Mexican hamlet for what they think is a lucrative personal appearance, only to discover that they are expected to save the village from a terrorizing gang of bandits
El rincón de la virgenes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 28 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
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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The magnificent Ambersons
Alternative Names
Alfonso Arau attore e regista messicano

Alfonso Arau Film director, actor

Alfonso Arau Mexicaans filmregisseur

Alfonso Arau mexikanischer Schauspieler, Produzent und Regisseur

Arau, Alphonso 1932-

Arau Inchustegui, Alfonso

Inchustegui, Alfonso Arau

The magnificent AmbersonsPosseCalzonzin inspectorLike water for chocolateThree amigos