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Arkin, Alan

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Works: 425 works in 1,337 publications in 8 languages and 53,107 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Biography  Fiction  History  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Actor, Speaker, Performer, Director, Composer, Arranger, Lyricist, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Argo by Ben Affleck( visu )
36 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,846 libraries worldwide
On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants storm the American embassy in Tehran and capture dozens of American hostages, sparking a 444-day ordeal. There's a little-known footnote to the crisis: six Americans escape and a mid-level CIA agent named Antonio Mendez devises an ingenious yet incredibly risky plan to rescue them
Little Miss Sunshine by Jonathan Dayton( visu )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,526 libraries worldwide
A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant
Marley & me by David Frankel( visu )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and French and held by 2,356 libraries worldwide
John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever
Gattaca by Andrew Niccol( visu )
40 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,296 libraries worldwide
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel
Get Smart ( visu )
14 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,935 libraries worldwide
The headquarters of the U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents are compromised, so the Chief has no choice but to promote his analyst Maxwell Smart. The competent and beautiful Agent 99 is assigned to work with Agent 86, the bungling Maxwell Smart. The agents know the task of taking down KAOS, their evil crime nemesis, will not be an easy assignment. KAOS has plans for world domination but Agent 99 and Agent 86 will do whatever it takes to thwart that plan
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( visu )
57 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,830 libraries worldwide
The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II
Edward Scissorhands by Tim Burton( visu )
16 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,721 libraries worldwide
"Once upon a time in a castle high on a hill lived an inventor whose greatest creation was named Edward. Although Edward had an irresistible charm, he wasn't quite perfect. The inventor's sudden death left him unfinished, with sharp shears of metal for hands. Edward lived alone in the darkness until one day a kind Avon lady took him home to live with her family. So began Edward's fantastical adventures in a pastel paradise known as Suburbia"--Container
America's sweethearts by Joe Roth( visu )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,662 libraries worldwide
Gwen and Eddie are the country's favorite on-screen couple. Having to promote their latest movie, the couple, whose public romance had turned into a private breakup, have to count on their veteran press agent and Gwen's assistant-sister, Kiki, to keep the press from knowing about the real story. Can true love, happily ever after and other Hollywood endings really happen?
Santa clause 3 the escape clause ( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
With another Christmas season fast approaching, Santa Claus/Scott Calvin is feeling even more pressure. Mrs. Claus is expecting a little Claus. She is also longing for the company of some "tall people." So Scott agrees to let her parents visit as long as they believe that they're really in Canada rather than at the North Pole. Further complicating matters is a visit by Scott's ex-wife, her husband, and their daughter, Lucy. A member of the Council of Legendary Figures, Jack Frost is a very bad boy. He is supremely jealous of the figures who have their own holidays, especially Santa. So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa. The resulting evocation has Scott rewinding 12 years and juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost, who is scheming to take over the 'big guy's' holiday
Sunshine Cleaning by Christine Jeffs( visu )
23 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,500 libraries worldwide
Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture
The last unicorn by Peter S Beagle( visu )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 1,442 libraries worldwide
A lonely unicorn, believing herself to be the last, searches for any others of her kind, while avoiding the malevolent Red Bull, the agent believed to have destroyed the rest of her herd. She finally finds help from a magician named Schmendrick and a knight named Prince Lir
Rendition ( visu )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack
Wait until dark by Terence Young( visu )
34 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,237 libraries worldwide
A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic Roat, in search of the doll
The rocketeer by Joe Johnston( visu )
19 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,137 libraries worldwide
The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!
The change-up ( visu )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Turkish and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
Growing up together, Mitch and Dave were inseparable best friends, but slowly drifted apart. While Dave is an overworked lawyer, husband and father of three, Mitch has remained a single, quasi-employed man-child. Both guys seem to think the other has it made. Following a drunken night out together, Mitch and Dave's worlds are turned upside down when they wake up in each other's bodies. The guys soon discover that each other's lives are nowhere near as rosy as they once seemed
City Island by Raymond DeFelitta( visu )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,098 libraries worldwide
Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turns his mundane suburban life upside down
The heart is a lonely hunter by Robert Ellis Miller( visu )
9 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
"John Singer, who is deaf ... moves from a small town in order to be close to his institutionalized friend Antonapoulos, who is deaf and mentally impaired. Singer rents a room with a family whose father, Mr. Kelly, is unable to earn a living due to a serious injury. His teen-aged daughter Mick is at first resentful of Singer's presence, but he ingratiates himself by introducing her to classical music (which he can "feel," if not hear). Singer likewise tries to brighten the lives of such unfortunates as alcoholic Blount, dying black doctor Copeland, and Copeland's poverty-stricken daughter."--Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide
Grosse Pointe blank ( visu )
23 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,083 libraries worldwide
An assassin attends his 10-year high school class reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, where he reconnects with his ex-girlfriend
Firewall by Richard Loncraine( visu )
6 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Jack Stanfield is a bank's security chief who has designed a computer system and firewall to protect his employer from fraud. One day, after being introduced to a man named Bill Cox, Jack finds himself ambushed and staring down a gun barrel. The man holding the gun is Cox. Jack arrives home to find his family held hostage. Cox and his crew of thieves want Jack to hack through his employer's computer security and transfer $100 million to Cox's bank accounts in the Caymans. Failure to comply means the death of Jack's family. Once Cox has the money, it becomes obvious that there was no intention of letting anyone live. Cox leaves one of his henchman to eliminate Jack. When Jack kills the thug who was supposed to kill him, Cox's plans are ruined. Now, Jack must race against time to get his family back before Cox can carry out any more of his plans
The lemming condition by Alan Arkin( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1991 in English and held by 1,029 libraries worldwide
A young lemming is haunted by doubts about the purpose of the great march westward to the sea
 
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Alternative Names
Arkin, Alan Wolf.
Arkin, Alan Wolf, 1934-
アーキン, アラン
Languages
English (375)
German (20)
Spanish (13)
French (8)
Japanese (1)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Multiple languages (1)
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