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Swicord, Robin

Works: 91 works in 307 publications in 6 languages and 14,381 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  History  Juvenile works  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Pictorial works  Interviews  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Director, Interviewee, Film editor, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Publications about Robin Swicord
Publications by Robin Swicord
Most widely held works about Robin Swicord
Most widely held works by Robin Swicord
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( visu )
27 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,905 libraries worldwide
In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
The curious case of Benjamin Button by Eric Roth( visu )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,739 libraries worldwide
Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read
Matilda by Danny DeVito( visu )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,348 libraries worldwide
Matilda is a super-smart little girl who's woefully misunderstood by her parents, her brother and an evil school principal, but with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher, Matilda discovers she doesn't have to get mad to get even
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,034 libraries worldwide
Story about the March family of four daughters and a strong mother (Sarandon) who, because her husband is away serving in the Army during the Civil War, must raise her "little women" on her own. The daughters include: spirited Jo (Ryder) who longs for a career as a writer; beautiful and conservative older sister Meg (Alvarado); fragile Beth (Danes); and the romantic Amy (Dunst/Mathis). Through the years, as they become women, the sisters share their most cherished and painful moments of self-discovery as their mother's pride and strength guide them through questions of independence, romance and virtue
The Jane Austen Book Club by Kathy Baker( visu )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,758 libraries worldwide
A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfold over the months
Practical magic by Griffin Dunne( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and German and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Sisters Sally and Gillian are witches; a family curse means all men who fall in love with them die horribly. Sally meets the man of her dreams; Gillian becomes involved with a violent man who continues to cause trouble after his death
Little women by Laurie Lawlor( Book )
7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
This version of the classic story of four sisters in nineteenth-century New England is based on the Columbia Pictures movie
The Perez family by Mira Nair( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and German and held by 244 libraries worldwide
Set in 1980, free-spirited Dottie Perez is leaving Cuba for America, her head filled with dreams of movies, mascara and dates with John Wayne. Strait-laced Juan Perez is headed for a reunion with Carmela, the wife he hasn't seen in 20 years. But when an overworked immigration officer mistakes Dottie and Juan for husband and wife, the stage is set for a merry marital mix-up, and some very unpredictable romances
The Curious case of Benjamin Button : story to screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story follows the adventures of a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860
Little women by Jan Carr( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This version of the classic story of four sisters in nineteenth-century New England is based on the Columbia Pictures movie
Memorias de una geisha Memoirs of a geisha ( visu )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
En 1929, una nIña muy pobre llamada Chiyo, es vendida a una casa de geishas en el distrito de Dyoto Gion y sujeta a un cruel tratamiento de parte de los propietarios y la jefa de las geishas Hatsumomo. Su deslumbrante belleza, provoca los celos de Hatsumomo, y es rescatada por la tremenda rival de Hatsumomo, Mameha. Bajo la protección de Mameha, Chiyo se convierte en una geisha bellísima llamada Sayuri, entrenada en todas las habilidades artísticas y sociales que una geisha debe tener para sobrevivir en esa sociedad. Como una famosa geisha, entra en una sociedad de riqueza, privilegios e intrigas políticas
Last days at the Dixie Girl Cafe : a comedy-drama by Robin Swicord( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Little women by Francine Hughes( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the joys and sorrows of the four March sisters as they grow into young ladies in nineteenth-century New England
Criminal minds : a comic drama by Robin Swicord( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
The curious case of Benjamin Button : a film by David Fincher by Janet Champ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"'I was born under unusual circumstances.' So begins the film adaptation of this 1920s story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, a journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher from a screenplay by Eric Roth, screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord"--Publisher's website. "The curious case of Benjamin Button" is a witty and fantistical satire about aging in one of Fitzgerald's most memorable stories
Cuba crossing ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
An adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro
An interview with screenwriter Robin Swicord ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
Robin Swicord has secured a spot as one of Hollywood's top screenwriters. Her first big-screen adaptation was of the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women, and that was soon followed by the adapted screenplays for the upcoming The Jane Austen Book Club, which she also directed, The Perez Family, Practical Magic, Memoirs of a Geisha and Matilda, which she penned with husband Nick Kazan. In this interview, learn more as Swicord delves into the adaptations, collaborations and frustrations she's experienced as a screenwriter
Die Geisha ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 18 libraries worldwide
À Kyoto, dans les années 1930, une jeune geisha suscite la convoitise de tous les hommes et la jalousie d'une rivale
Piccole donne ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 18 libraries worldwide
La storia delle quattro sorelle March, allevate in libertà da una mamma protofemminista a Concord, Massachusetts: la bella e tradizionale Meg, l'anticonformista e fantasiosa Jo, la fragile Beth, la maliziosa e scalpitante Amy. (Mereghetti)
Mémoires d'une geisha by Rob Marshall( visu )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"Quelques années avant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale... La jeune Chiyo est servante dans une maison de geishas. Après des années de travail, elle devient la légendaire Sayuri, la geisha qui fascine les hommes les plus puissants. Mais celle qui n'a plus le droit d'aimer reste hantée par l'amour qu'elle porte, en secret, au seul homme qu'elle ne peut atteindre
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