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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 312 works in 1,063 publications in 7 languages and 47,794 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  War films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Conceptor, pmn, Etcher, tld, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Bob Balaban
 
Most widely held works by Bob Balaban
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the convicted killers, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
The Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

24 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a film, it is riveting, suspenseful, harrowing and exciting, and somehow, it also manages to be something rare among war pictures-a big-scale entertainment."--Rex Reed
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

88 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama set at the country estate of Sir William McCordle in 1932, showing the lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a hunting party weekend when one of the group is murdered
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quand Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), concierge du prestigieux Grand Budapest Hotel à la période de l'entre-deux-guerres, se retrouve mêlé à un étrange conflit d'héritage familial, c'est avec l'aide de son garçon d'étage qu'il se lance à l'aventure pour lever le voile sur ce mystère... (Jaquette)
Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore, and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way."--Back of container
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Neary is a cable worker who, along with several others, become stunned bystanders who have experienced a close encounter of the first kind - witnessing UFOs soar across the sky. After this life-changing event, the inexplicable vision of a strange, mountain-like formation haunts him. He becomes obsessed with discovering what it represents. Meanwhile, bizarre occurrences are happening around the world. Government agents have close encounters of a second kind - discovering physical evidence of extraterrestrial visitors in the form of a lost fighter aircraft from World War II and a stranded military ship that disappeared decades earlier only to suddenly reappear in unusual places. Roy continues to chase his vision to a remote area where he and the agents follow the clues that have drawn them to reach a site where they will have a close encounter of the third kind - contact
Lady in the water by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the complex swimming pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect the new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

25 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"While their classmates head for college, Enid and Rebecca focus their energies on tormenting those around them! From a goofy convenience store clerk to an eccentric art teacher, these two saboteurs wreak havoc on all who cross their paths. But when they zero in on an oddball loner looking for Miss Right, their seemingly innocent meddling threatens to shatter one of their hearts ... and their lifelong friendship!"--Publisher description
Isle of dogs = Ino no shima by Wes Anderson( Visual )

12 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Isle of Dogs tells the story of Atari Kobayashi, 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to vast Trash island, Atari sets off in search of his bodyguard dog, Spots. With the assistance of his newfound mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture."--Container
No reservations by Scott Hicks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfectionist chef addicted to her work struggles to adjust when her sister passes away, leaving her with a little girl to raise, and a new sous chef threatens to take over her kitchen with his high-spirited and free-wheeling ways
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blacklisted Hollywood writer in 1951 gets into a car accident and loses his memory. He settles down in a small town when he is mistaken for a long-lost son
The Mexican by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry has to do one last errand for the mob before they let him find employment elsewhere -- he has to go to Mexico and recover a rare and very valuable pistol "The Mexican", which is said to be cursed. While his girlfriend, Samantha, objects to Jerry taking the assignment, he isn't in much of a position to argue
Waiting for Guffman by Christopher Guest( Visual )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 1,292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blaine, Missouri, may be small, but Corky St. Clair always dreams big. Determined to get back to the lights of Broadway, he's created Red, White and Blaine, a musical celebration of the burg's 150th anniversary
A mighty wind by Christopher Guest( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three fictional folk groups from the 1960s reunite for a memorial concert after the death of their former manager
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson( Recording )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Edwardian London, on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, two men's lives intersect - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention. Meanwhile, Crippen, 'the kindest of men', nearly commits the perfect crime
For your consideration( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No-name actors are making a low-budget period drama called "Home for Purim," when an anonymous post on the Internet suggests that one performance is Oscar-worthy. Then, two more cast members get Oscar-related press: buzz in "Variety" and appearances on TV prompt the studio executives to insist on changes in the script in anticipation of a blockbuster. Jump ahead a few months to the days before Oscar nominees are announced: just the possibility of a nomination has changed the actors' lives
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
The creature from the seventh grade : boy or beast by Bob Balaban( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When nerdy 12-year-old Charlie Drinkwater spontaneously morphs into a giant sea creature, the big question is: could this be his ticket to popularity at last?"--
Absence of malice by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A businessman becomes the subject of a criminal investigation when a story about him is purposely "leaked" to an investigative reporter
A monster in Paris by Bibo Bergeron( Visual )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris 1910. Emile, a shy movie projectionist, and Raoul, a colorful inventor, find themselves embarked on the hunt for a monster terrorizing citizens. They join forces with Lucille, the big-hearted star of the Rare Bird cabaret, and an eccentric scientist and his irascible monkey to save the monster (who turns out to be oversized but harmless as a flea) from the city's ruthlessly ambitious police chief
 
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Alternative Names
Balaban, Bob.

Balaban Robert

Balaban Robert 1945-....

Balaban, Robert Elmer

Balaban, Robert Elmer 1945-

Bob Balaban acteur et cinéaste américain

Bob Balaban Amerikaans acteur

Bob Balaban amerykański aktor

Bob Balaban attore e regista statunitense

Bob Balaban director de cine estadounidense

Bob Balaban pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

Bob Balaban US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Filmproduzent

Μπομπ Μπάλαμπαν

Боб Балабан

Բոբ Բալաբան

בוב בלבן

בוב בלבן שחקן אמריקאי

باب بالابان

باب بالابان تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

بوب بالابان

발라반, 밥 1945-

밥 발라반

ボブ・バラバン

卜巴拉班 美國演員、監製、導演及作家

鮑勃·巴拉班

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