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Ball, Alan 1957-

Overview
Works: 547 works in 993 publications in 6 languages and 22,670 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Television adaptations  Television programs  Interviews  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Fiction  Film adaptations  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Creator, Author of screenplay, Director, Interviewee, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Film editor
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4575
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Publications about Alan Ball
Publications by Alan Ball
Most widely held works by Alan Ball
American beauty by Sam Mendes( visu )
117 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 3,420 libraries worldwide
An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
True blood by Alan Ball( visu )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit
True blood by Alan Ball( visu )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,194 libraries worldwide
Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampire; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Sookie, Bill, and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan involving Maryann
True blood ( visu )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,095 libraries worldwide
Another supernatural force has come to light in Bon Temps, witchcraft, and life for its residents will never be the same. Sookie finds herself entangled in a love triangle, torn between a vengeful Bill, the new Vampire King of Mississippi, and Eric, who's not the former Viking he once was. Led by a charismatic witch named Marnie, who threatens to let no one living or dead stand in her way, a powerful coven tempts Lafayette, Tara, and Jesus with otherworldly powers
True blood by Alan Ball( visu )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
The Maenadian reign of terror may be over, but Sookie Stackhouse and the townspeople of Bon Temps face a new calamity that makes the bacchanalian evils of Maryanne Forrester seem tame by comparison. Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington
True blood ( visu )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, season five goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists': a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence
Six feet under by Alan Ball( visu )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 923 libraries worldwide
When death is your business, what is the meaning of your life? For Nate, David, Ruth and Claire, the world outside the Fisher & Sons Funeral Home continues to be at least as challenging - and far less predictable - as the one inside
Six feet under ( visu )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and French and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Follows the dysfunctional Fisher family, including widow Ruth, sons Nate and David, baby sister Claire, and the ghost of patriarch Nathaniel, as they run the family funeral parlor in Pasadena and deal with the cycle of life--birth, death, and rebirth
Six feet under by Alan Ball( visu )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 827 libraries worldwide
Includes all 13 episodes of the first season. A look at members of a dysfunctional family that operates a funeral home in Pasadena. With the elder son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family ... that just happens to be in the grief management business
Six feet under by Alan Ball( visu )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 767 libraries worldwide
There's a new pecking order at the Fisher & Diaz funeral home, but Nate, Ruth, David and Claire still try to make every day above ground a good one
True blood ( visu )
6 editions published in 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 695 libraries worldwide
Season six introduces several jarring storylines. As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of season five, Louisiana governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and high-tech internment camp. Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow
Six feet under ( visu )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 685 libraries worldwide
For the Fishers, the more things stay the same, the more they change. Get ready to break new emotional ground with the complete third season
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )
33 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 623 libraries worldwide
"Lester's wife hates him, his daughter Jane regards him with contempt, and his boss is positioning him for the axe ... Lester decides to make a few changes in his life; the freer he gets, the happier he gets. But Lester is about to learn that the ultimate freedom comes at the ultimate price." [box cover note]
Towelhead ( visu )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father
True blood : eats, drinks, and bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 598 libraries worldwide
True Blood is the blockbuster paranormal drama, created by Alan Ball, set in Louisiana's bayou country, in the fictional town of Bon Temps. From its first season, True Blood has been a runaway success internationally; a massive 1.6 million people switched on for the show's Channel 4 premier and now, in its 4th season, averages around 200,000 viewers in the UK alone. The series has 275,000 followers on Twitter and 8.4 million fans on Facebook. The cooking of eastern Louisiana lends authenticity to many scenes in True Blood. This book celebrates the Bayou country cooking served up at Merlotte's and in the home kitchens of the show's characters, rounded out with drinks from Fangtasia and with a few maenad feasts. The book includes 82 recipes true to the cooking of the region and, whenever possible, relevant to the food and drinks seen in the episodes. All recipes included are introduced by head notes (written in the voice of the cast character to whom the recipe is attributed) and gathered into three chapters, each introduced by a chapter intro (written in the different characters' voice). The book opens with a main introduction (in Sookie's voice) and approximately 25 sidebars run throughout, featuring 'recipes' and relevant quotes (such as baby vamp Jessica's musings about not cooking)
American beauty : the shooting script by Alan Ball( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
"On a typical suburban street in a typical suburban town, there is an ordinary family living the American dream. But look closer. Lester Burnham's wife, Carolyn, regards him with contempt, his daughter, Jane, thinks he's a loser, and his boss is positioning him for the ax." "Captivated by Jane's sultry high school friend Angela, Lester decides to make a few changes in his mere existence - changes that are less mid-life crisis than a life reclaimed. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife and daughter. Complicating matters, Lester finds an unexpected ally in Ricky, the teenage son of the new next-door neighbors, who sees life through a camera lens that has lately focused on Jane Burnham."--BOOK JACKET
Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
America in primetime ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 243 libraries worldwide
Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV. Today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. Showcased is this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped the country's national character. Each episode focuses on an enduring character archetype, as seen through generations of television programs
True blood by Mariah Huehner( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Sookie and the others are trapped in Merlotte's by a vengeful creature who feeds off the miserable shame of others, and none will survive unless all their dirty little secrets are revealed
Six feet under ( visu )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Includes all 13 episodes of the first season. A look at members of a dysfunctional family that operates a funeral home in Pasadena. With the elder son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family ... that just happens to be in the grief management business
 
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Alternative Names
Ball, Alan
Ball, Alan E. 1957-
Ball, Alan M.
Languages
English (273)
German (14)
French (13)
Spanish (12)
Multiple languages (3)
Italian (2)
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