Most widely held works about Alan Arkin
Most widely held works by Alan Arkin
Little Miss Sunshine ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,978 libraries worldwide
A dysfunctional family undertakes a road trip to California in order to allow their 7-year old daughter to participate in the Little Miss Sunshine beauty pageant.
Marley & me ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,867 libraries worldwide
John and Jen are journalists who are a newly married couple. Marley is the adopted puppy that no one wants, a high-strung lab who is virtually untrainable. Marley shreds cushions, destroys floors and walls and most everything in between. Instead of taking him to the pound, they love their dog and he faithfully loves them in return. John and Jen eventually have three children and Jen gives up her career to be a mom. John's career continues to advance as he carves a niche as a local columnist. The family moves from Florida to Pennsylvania. John struggles with his own career direction, but Marley remains the constant. A memoir of Philadelphia Inquirer columnist John Grogan's life with his yellow Labrador retriever.
Gattaca ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,672 libraries worldwide
Story about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection. Vincent is an "In-Valid," who assumes the identity of a member of the genetic elite to pursue his goal of traveling into space with the Gattaca Aerospace Corporation. However, a week before his mission, a murder marks Vincent as a suspect. With a relentless investigator in pursuit and the colleague he has fallen in love with beginning to suspect his deception, Vincent's dreams steadily unravel.
Catch-22 ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1970 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
The story of a group of fliers in the Mediterranean during World War II.
Santa clause 3 the escape clause ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,359 libraries worldwide
With another Christmas season fast approaching, Santa Claus/Scott Calvin is feeling even more pressure. Mrs. Claus is expecting a little Claus. She is also longing for the company of some "tall people." So Scott agrees to let her parents visit as long as they believe that they're really in Canada rather than at the North Pole. Further complicating matters is a visit by Scott's ex-wife, her husband, and their daughter, Lucy. A member of the Council of Legendary Figures, Jack Frost is a very bad boy. He is supremely jealous of the figures who have their own holidays, especially Santa. So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa. The resulting chaos has Scott rewinding 12 years and juggling a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost, who is scheming to take over the 'big guy's' holiday.
Sunshine Cleaning ( Visual )
12 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,292 libraries worldwide
Rose Lorkowski is a single mother attempting to support her son Oscar and her unreliable sister Norah. She works a mundane job as a maid. Once the head cheerleader in school with plenty of prospects, Rose now has little to show for her life. She still sees the former head football player, but it is little more than a despondent affair. When Oscar is expelled from public school, Rose takes a job as a bio-hazard crime-scene cleaner to help pay for a private education. She brings Norah on to help in her steadily growing business. As the sisters work to clean up the messes left behind by the chaotic lives of others, they must learn to reconcile their own differences and overcome a troubled past if they hope to prosper in their newfound venture.
America's sweethearts ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,264 libraries worldwide
Gwen and Eddie are the countries favorite on-screen couple. Having to promote their latest movie, the couple, whose public romance had turned into a private breakup, have to count on their veteran press agent and Gwen's assistant-sister, Kiki, to keep the press from knowing about the real story. Can true love, happily ever after and other Hollywood endings really happen?
Get Smart ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
The headquarters of the U.S. spy agency CONTROL is attacked and the identities of its agents are compromised, so the Chief has no choice but to promote his analyst Maxwell Smart. The competent and beautiful Agent 99 is assigned to work with Agent 86, the bungling Maxwell Smart. The agents know the task of taking down KAOS, their evil crime nemesis, will not be an easy assignment. KAOS has plans for world domination but Agent 99 and Agent 86 will do whatever it takes to thwart that plan.
Rendition ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,190 libraries worldwide
The policy of "extraordinary rendition" began under the Clinton administration and accelerated after September 11, 2001. The policy allows for the handing over of suspected terrorists to countries that use torture as an interrogation tool. Anwar El-Ibrahimi is an Egyptian-born man who disappears on a flight from Africa to Washington, DC. He is sent to a North African country where torture is practiced and the CIA gives approval. Anwar's pregnant American-born wife wants to know what happened to her husband. A reluctant CIA agent begins to question his assignment after witnessing an unorthodox interrogation. A severe interrogator plys his trade on Anwar while a U.S. terrorism honcho is willing to turn a blind eye to the unpleasantness, especially if it stops a terrorist attack.
The lemming condition by Alan Arkin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,042 libraries worldwide
A young lemming is haunted by doubts about the purpose of the great march westward to the sea.
The last unicorn ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 996 libraries worldwide
A lonely unicorn, believing herself to be the last, searches for any others of her kind, while avoiding the malevolent Red Bull, the agent believed to have destroyed the rest of her herd. She finally finds help from a magician named Schmendrick and a knight named Prince Lir.
City Island ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 955 libraries worldwide
Vince Rizzo is a lifelong resident of the tiny, tradition-steeped Bronx enclave of City Island. A family man who makes his living as a corrections officer, Vince longs to become an actor. Vince would rather let his wife believe his weekly poker games are a cover for an affair than admit he is secretly taking acting classes in Manhattan. When Vince is asked to reveal his biggest secret in class, he inadvertently sets off a chaotic chain of events that turns his mundane suburban life upside down.
Firewall ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 920 libraries worldwide
Bank security expert Jack Stanfield specializes in designing infallible theft-proof financial computer systems. But there is a hidden vulnerability in the system he didn't account for - himself. When a ruthless criminal mastermind kidnaps his family, Jack is forced to find a flaw in his system and steal $100 million. With the lives of his wife and children at stake and under constant surveillance, he has only hours to find a loophole in the thief's own impenetrable system of subterfuge and false identities to beat him at his own game.
The Rocketeer ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
"The discovery of a top-secret jetpack hurls test pilot Cliff Secord into a daring adventure of mystery, suspense and intrigue! Cliff encounters an assortment of ruthless villains, led by a Hollywood screen star who's a secret Nazi spy. With the help of his actress girlfriend, the young pilot battles enormous odds to defeat his foes, who are anxious to use the device in an evil plan to rule the world! The dangerous mission transforms the ordinary young man into an extraordinary hero!"--Container.
An introduction to The heart is a lonely hunter by Carson McCullers audio guide by Dan Stone ( Recording )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of the novel by Carson McCullers about a deaf man named John Singer and the people he encounters in a 1930s mill town in Georgia.
An improvised life : a memoir by Alan Arkin ( Book )
19 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 787 libraries worldwide
"An Improvised Life" is Oscar winner Alan Arkin's wise and unpretentious recollection of the process--artistic and personal--of becoming an actor, and a revealing look into the creative mind of one of the best practitioners on stage or screen.
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 754 libraries worldwide
The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople.
Wait until dark ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 697 libraries worldwide
A photographer unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. His recently blinded wife, alone in their apartment, is first terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic Roat, in search of the doll.
And starring Pancho Villa as himself ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 684 libraries worldwide
The true story of how Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa allowed a Hollywood crew to film him in battle, altering the course of film and military history in the process. Early movie giants D.W. Griffin and Harry Aiken send Frank Thayer to Mexico to persuade the cash-strapped, publicity-hungry Villa to let them film his revolution. Stepping into the literal cross fire, Thayer's crew risk their lives in the mingling of fiction and reality. The two make their movie and its original U.S. release helps change public opinion in Villa's favor and proves "the lens is mightier than the sword."
The Emperor's new clothes ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
Two con men plot to sell new "clothes" to the Emperor by pretending their "cloth" is invisible to all but the wise and worthy.
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Arkin, Alan Wolf, 1934-
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