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Zaillian, Steven

Works: 225 works in 988 publications in 9 languages and 27,080 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Biography  Case studies  Juvenile works  Pictorial works  Motion picture music  Gangster films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Scenarist, Author, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Creator, Performer, fmd
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Steven Zaillian
Publications by Steven Zaillian
Most widely held works by Steven Zaillian
Schindler's list by Thomas Keneally( visu )
99 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,755 libraries worldwide
The story of a Catholic war profiteer, Oskar Schindler, who risked his life and went bankrupt in order to save more than 1,000 Jews from certain death in concentration camps. He employed Jews in his crockery factory manufacturing goods for the German army. At the same time he tries to stay solvent with the help of a Jewish accountant and negotiates business with a vicious Nazi commandant who enjoys shooting Jews as target practice from the balcony of his villa that overlooks the prison camp he commands
Gangs of New York by Martin Scorsese( visu )
69 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,720 libraries worldwide
In 1846, waves of Irish immigrants poured into the New York neighborhood of Five Points. "Billy the Butcher" bands his fellow "Native Americans" into a gang to take on the Irish gang "The Dead Rabbits," organized by Priest Vallon. After a bloody clash Vallon is dead and his son ends up in a brutal reform school. In 1862, that boy returns to seek vengeance against the man that killed his father
Moneyball by Bennett Miller( visu )
27 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,684 libraries worldwide
The story of Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players
American gangster by Ridley Scott( visu )
57 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,261 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, American Gangster is the story of two men: Frank Lucas, former driver, bouncer, and collector for Bumpy Johnson, the so-called Robin Hood of Harlem; and Richie Roberts, night-school lawyer, detective, and honest cop. Frank is importing heroin direct from Bangkok--by-passing the Italian and Sicilian mafia--undercutting their prices, delivering superior product, and making a fortune. Richie, loathed by cops on the take for turning in a million bucks in unmarked bills found in a suspects car, is heading a newly formed Federal investigation force for narcotics, tasked with finding and arresting North American drug kingpins. These two men are destined to meet, a meeting that will change their lives
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Niels Arden Oplev( visu )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 2,130 libraries worldwide
Hoping to distance himself from the fallout of a libel conviction, journalist Mikael Blomkvist retreats to a remote island in Sweden's far north where the unsolved murder of a young girl still haunts her industrialist uncle forty years later. Ensconced in a cottage on the island where the killer may still roam, Blomkvist's investigation draws him into the secrets and lies of the rich and powerful, and throws him together with one unlikely ally: tattooed, punk hacker, Lisbeth Salander
A civil action by Steven Zaillian( visu )
40 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,965 libraries worldwide
A high-priced personal injury attorney takes on a case that becomes an epic legal battle ... one that may cost him his career, reputation and all that he owns
Hannibal by Ridley Scott( visu )
59 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,514 libraries worldwide
After escaping from the asylum in Baltimore, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, moves to Florence, Italy where he has become one of the curators of the Palazzo Vecchio. His cover is broken when a cop, for money, turns Dr. Lecter over to his old patient, Mason Verger. FBI agent Clarice Starling finds out about Mason's evil plot to feed Dr. Lecter to a bunch of man-eating hogs and will do anything to make sure that Mason doesn't succeed
All the king's men ( visu )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 1,397 libraries worldwide
There are several differences between this film and the 1949 film adaptation. Most notably, this film occurs in Louisiana during the 1950s, whereas the 1949 film occurs in an unnamed Southern state during the Great Depression
Clear and present danger by Phillip Noyce( visu )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
CIA Agent Jack Ryan is appointed acting CIA Deputy Director of Intelligence when his mentor, Admiral James Greer becomes gravely ill. His first assignment is to investigate the murder of one of the president's friends, a prominent U.S. businessman with secret ties to Colombian drug cartels. Caught in the crossfire, Ryan takes matters into his own hands
Awakenings by Penny Marshall( visu )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 1,191 libraries worldwide
Dr. Malcolm Sayer (Robin Williams) is a shy research physician who uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. The awakening of the first patient proves a rebirth for the doctor, too, as the patient reveals life's simple but sweet pleasures to the introverted doctor. Encouraged by Leonard's stunning recovery, Sayer administers the drug to other patients
The interpreter by Sydney Pollack( visu )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 763 libraries worldwide
Action thriller about UN interpreter Silvia Broome who overhears a plot to assassinate an African head of state. Hard-bitten US Secret Service agent Tobin Keller is sent in, and he suspects Silvia is not telling the whole truth. Silvia realises she has become a target of assassins as well, and becomes desperate to thwart the plot
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( visu )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 715 libraries worldwide
This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other
Amistad : a novel by Alexs D Pate( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 629 libraries worldwide
This novel recounts the rebellion in 1839 of 53 African slaves aboard the Amistad, a Spanish slave ship from Cuba. After the ship was intercepted by the U.S. Navy and taken to New London, Connecticut, President Van Buren and the pro-slavery government wanted to return the slaves to Havana, but the fledgling abolitionist movement forced a series of trials, culminating at the Supreme Court, in which the slaves were defended by former President John Quincy Adams
Amistad by Joyce Annette Barnes( Book )
16 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 379 libraries worldwide
Reading level: 3 [orange]
Jack the bear ( visu )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 248 libraries worldwide
It's never easy being a single parent. But it's especially difficult for John Leary, because deep down, he's really just a kid himself. Danny DeVito stars as a widower who's determined to make a new life for his two sons, 12-year-old Jack and 3-year-old Dylan. They move to a quirky Oakland neighborhood where John gets a job as the monster host of a late-night horror TV show. Though all three try to cope with the great loss in their lives, Jack, in particular, finds his father's silly antics and increasing alcoholism a confusing burden
Mission, impossible by Brian De Palma( visu )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 196 libraries worldwide
A secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team, tries to discover the truth
American gangster by Max Allan Collins( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
The novelization of the major motion picture from Universal Pictures about Frank Lucas, drug czar of Harlem. The film stars Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe, and is directed by Ridley Scott. For decades the Mafia controlled the flow of heroin onto the streets of Harlem. Frank Lucas changed all that. Born in rural North Carolina, he came to New York and rose to power under notorious mobster Bumpy Johnson. When Bumpy died, Frank moved to take over the drug business. Caught in a squeeze play between the Mafia and the street dealers, Frank got creative. Instead of being a tool of the mob, he went straight to the source--Cambodia--and set up his own unique distribution system. Using his brothers as his lieutenants and selling "quality" heroin in trademark blue plastic bags, Frank Lucas and his "Country Boys" became the kings of One Hundred Twenty-Fifth Street. Frank had it made. He was rich, successful, and untouchable. ... until Richie Roberts came along. Roberts, the Eliot Ness of drug enforcement, became a pariah among other detectives in the NYPD when he turned in the million dollars in cash he found in the trunk of a dealer's car. His personal life was a mess--his wife left him, and his son hardly knew him anymore--but on the job, Roberts was all business, and his business, heading up a Federal Narcotics Squad, was busting big-time dealers. His next target' Frank Lucas. Thisviolent, action-filled chronicle of a uniquely American based on Ridley Scott's film, itself based on a New York magazine profile, "The Return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
The falcon and the snowman by John Schlesinger( visu )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Based on the true-life story of Christopher Boyce and Daulton Lee, boyhood friends. In their early twenties, Boyce has just quit the seminary and taken a job at TRW where he soon has access to the company's top-secret defense files, including evidence of the CIA's tampering with elections overseas. Lee is a runaway, paroled heroin addict. The ideological disillusionment of one and the greed and need for excitement of the other lead them to sell secrets to the Russians. As they proceed, the stakes get higher and the risks larger. -- Summary adapted from container
Narrative and structure ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Three screenwriters discuss the art of storytelling as it applies in writing scripts for movies
Schindlers Liste by Thomas Keneally( visu )
18 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Oskar Schindler, un hombre de enorme astucia y talento para las relaciones públicas, diseña un ambicioso plan para ganarse la simpatía de los nazis más poderosos. Alemania acaba de invadir Polonia y gracias a sus influencias consigue la propiedad de una fábrica de Cracovia. Allí emplea a ciento de operarios judíos cuya explotación laboral le ayuda a prosperar rápidamente. Su gerente también judío, es el verdadero director en la sombra, pues Schindler no tiene el menor conocimiento industrial
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Alternative Names
Zaillan, Steve 1953-
Zaillian, Steven Ernest Bernard 1953-
English (432)
Spanish (32)
German (25)
French (20)
Italian (14)
Multiple languages (7)
Chinese (1)
Russian (1)
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