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Swicord, Robin

Works: 85 works in 281 publications in 7 languages and 13,181 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Pictorial works  Interviews  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Director, Interviewee, 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 2,969 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 2,784 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 )
33 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,687 libraries worldwide
The story of a young girl who is extraordinary in every way, but who has the misfortune of being born into a family that doesn't understand that kids can be powerful too. 9 yrs
Little women by Gillian Armstrong( visu )
24 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 2,083 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
Practical magic by Griffin Dunne( visu )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and German and held by 910 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 )
17 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 483 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 245 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 223 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 117 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 )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Ambientada en un mundo lleno de misterio y exotismo que aún hoy sigue hechizándonos a todos, la historia tiene lugar en los años pre-vios a la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando una niña japonesa es separada de su humilde fa-milia para trabajar como sirvienta en una casa de geishas. A pesar de que se cruza en su camino una rival traicionera, que casi consi-gue quebrar su entereza, la niña se convierte en la legendaria geis-ha Sayuri (Zhang Ziyi). Hermosa y dotada de un gran talento, Sayu-ri cautiva a los hombres más poderosos, pero sobre ella se cierne la sombra de un amor secreto, un hombre al que ella no puede aspirar
Last days at the Dixie Girl Cafe : a comedy-drama by Robin Swicord( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Little women by Francine Hughes( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 77 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 41 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 31 libraries worldwide
An adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro
Piccole donne ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Multiple languages and Italian and held by 28 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)
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 19 libraries worldwide
À Kyoto, dans les années 1930, une jeune geisha suscite la convoitise de tous les hommes et la jalousie d'une rivale
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
Betty und ihre Schwestern Little women ( visu )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Im Amerika des späten 19. Jahrhunderts wachsen die vier Töchter der Familie March unter der Obhut ihrer liberalen Mutter auf, während der Vater im Krieg kämpft. Louisa May Alcotts Jugendbuchklassiker von 1868 in einer zeitlosen Version von Gillian Armstrong
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