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Alda, Alan 1936-

Overview
Works: 1,100 works in 2,259 publications in 8 languages and 54,624 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  History  Fiction  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Humor  Juvenile works  Black humor  War stories 
Roles: Actor, Host, Performer, Director, Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Narrator, Contributor, Scenarist, Singer, Costume designer, Other
Classifications: PN2287.A45, 791.4372
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Publications about Alan Alda
Publications by Alan Alda
Most widely held works by Alan Alda
The aviator by Martin Scorsese( visu )
24 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,067 libraries worldwide
Follows the life of Howard Hughes as the twenty-something millionaire, having already made a fortune improving the design of oil-drilling bits, who comes to Hollywood with an interest in getting into the picture business. It doesn't take long for Hughes to jump from producer to director of his first major film project, a World War I air epic. The film was a massive hit, and the eccentric inventor became a mogul in Hollywood, making Jean Harlow a star and enjoying a romance with Katharine Hepburn. But Hollywood's old-boy network never fully accepted Hughes, and in time his passion for flying began to reclaim his attentions. He began designing new planes, setting air speed records, flying around the world, and risking his life testing aircraft. Hughes also found time to romance Ava Gardner and founded his own airline, Trans-World Airlines. As his ideas became bolder and more eccentric, he gained many powerful enemies
Tower heist by Ben Stiller( visu )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,717 libraries worldwide
When a Wall Street swindler defrauds the workers at a luxury condo, the manager and staff hire a petty thief to help them steal back the twenty million they're sure is hidden in the penthouse--before the billionaire gets away with the perfect crime
What women want by Nancy Meyers( visu )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 1,584 libraries worldwide
A cocky, chauvinistic advertising executive magically acquires the ability to hear what women are thinking
Flash of genius ( visu )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Russian and held by 1,308 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Robert Kearns. The Kearns' were a typical 1960s Detroit family. Bob is a college professor and part-time inventor. When Bob invents a device that would eventually be used by every car in the world, the Kearns' think they have struck gold. But their aspirations are dashed after the auto giants, who originally embraced Bob's creation, unceremoniously shun him. Ignored, threatened and then buried in years of litigation, Bob is haunted by what was done to his family and their future. He becomes a man obsessed with justice and the conviction that his life's work, or anyone else's for that matter, should be acknowledged by those who stood to benefit. He and his family pay the toll for refusing to compromise his dignity
Crimes and misdemeanors by Woody Allen( visu )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
Weaving together several different stories, Woody Allen's film is about people's lives, loves, perceptions and ideals. It takes a bold look at some of the toughest questions surrounding human nature, and does it with a warm and generous perspective
Wanderlust by Jennifer Aniston( visu )
8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
"After George ... loses his high-stress Manhattan job, he and his wife Linda ... hit the road and wind up crashing at Elysium, a free-spirited community of hippies, tree-huggers, and the occasional nudist"--Container
M*A*S*H ( visu )
16 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 936 libraries worldwide
Series portrays both the horror and hilarity of the daily lives of MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) unit 4077 in Korea in 1950
And the band played on by Randy Shilts( visu )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 892 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the investigation of the cause of AIDS, including the reluctance of the gay community to curtail potentionally threatening sexual behavior, the competition in the medical community which nearly undermined its efforts, and the initial refusal of blood banks to instigate global testing of the blood supply
Manhattan murder mystery by Woody Allen( visu )
49 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 838 libraries worldwide
A bored Manhattan housewife becomes convinced her next-door neighbor has committed a murder
Nothing but the truth ( visu )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 832 libraries worldwide
A volatile story about a Washington, D.C. political reporter who writes an explosive story about a government scandal in which she reveals the name of a covert CIA agent. Unexpectedly finding herself behind bars, she struggles to maintain her principles and relationship with her family when she refuses to divulge her source. Inspired by true events
Resurrecting the champ ( visu )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 819 libraries worldwide
Erik Kernan is an up-and-coming sports reporter who rescues a homeless man only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect the Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family
World War Z by Max Brooks( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
From the author of the bestselling, "The Zombie survival guide", "World War Z" is for fans of Zombie literature and film; for lovers of apocalyptic what-if novels; for those obsessed with the state of paranoia in which we all live--it's a new standard in apocalyptic fiction. This brilliant novel imagines a Studs Terkel-like character traveling the world to access the impact of a war between humans and zombies. Though humans have survived "World War Z", many are still haunted by those terrible years. Max Brooks sets out to reveal the people's stories, to tell the true history of what happened. The result is a stunning and all-too believable oral history of a future conflict
Murder at 1600 by Dwight H Little( visu )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 745 libraries worldwide
Detective Harlan Regis and Secret Service agent Nina Chance are investigating the murder of Carla Town, whose body is found in the White House. The story of murder leads Regis to some dark political secrets and he has to defend the USA and the whole from danger
Everyone says I love you by Woody Allen( visu )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 724 libraries worldwide
It's the fun-filled story of one wealthy, eccentric and romantically challenged extended family from New York's Upper West Side
The West Wing ( visu )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 688 libraries worldwide
This season chronicles the transition between the administration of President Bartlet and the race for the new presidency between Congressman Santos and Senator Vinick
The West Wing ( visu )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 679 libraries worldwide
The presidential race is on, with Senator Arnold Vinick as the Republican frontrunner and Matthew Santos vying for the hotly contested Democratic presidential nomination
M*A*S*H ( visu )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 579 libraries worldwide
Series portrays both the horror and hilarity of the daily lives of MASH unit 4077 in Korea in 1950
The human spark ( visu )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 564 libraries worldwide
Alan Alda takes a look at how humans first appeared on Earth millions of years ago, and how our species not only survived, but thrived, through some unimaginable conditions. Alda visits with dozens of scientists on three continents, and participates directly in many experiments - including the detailed examination of his own brain
Free to be-- you and me ( visu )
7 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
A journey into the endless possibilities of life. Rich with positive, life-enhancing messages that focus on growth and change. Positive messages of self-esteem are illustrated through a series of live action and animations shorts through songs, stories and laughter. Explores children's dreams and concerns, as well as their fears and fantasies
M*A*S*H ( visu )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Multiple languages and held by 543 libraries worldwide
The adventures continue for the doctors and nurses of the 4077th unit during the Korean War
 
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Alternative Names
Alda, Alan
Alda, Allan.
Alda, Allan 1936-
D´Abruzzo, Alphonso 1936-
D'Abruzzo, Alphonso
D'Abruzzo, Alphonso Joseph.
D'Abruzzo Jr, Alfonso
Languages
English (337)
German (9)
Spanish (9)
French (8)
Multiple languages (5)
Italian (3)
Russian (1)
Polish (1)
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