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Bass, Ronald

Works: 170 works in 934 publications in 10 languages and 22,554 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Road films  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Conceptor, Other, Creator, Adapter
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Ronald Bass
Most widely held works by Ronald Bass
Rain man by Barry Levinson( Visual )

144 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 3,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A self-involved young man is shocked to discover that his millionaire father left most of his estate to an unknown beneficiary. The man tracks down said beneficiary, who turns out to be his brother and an autistic savant
Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain by Jean-Pierre Jeunet( Visual )

29 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas-born girl, Amelia Earhart discovers the thrill of aviation at age 23. Within 12 years she goes on to win the Distinguished Flying Cross for being the first woman to pilot a plane solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Amelia and her husband/business partner George Putnam have an enduring marriage that could not be broken by her determination to fly, nor her passionate affair with Gene Vidal. At age 39, she sets out on an attempt to circumnavigate the globe, an adventure that catapults her into aviation myth
The Joy Luck Club by Wayne Wang( Visual )

36 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo
My best friend's wedding by P. J Hogan( Visual )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends from college make a pact to marry each other if they are not married by 28. When Michael gets engaged, Julianne will stop at nothing to stop the wedding
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward( Visual )

66 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after Chris and Annie Nielsen lose their children in a traffic accident, Chris himself is killed and finds himself reunited with his children in a beautiful and astonishing afterlife, but Annie commits suicide in despair and is banished to a very different realm. Chris risks his own eternal happiness to find Annie and rescue her from her fate
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker( Visual )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson( Visual )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan Hawke stars in this "riveting tale of mystery" (FOX-TV) based on the award-winning best-selling novel. A murder trial has upset the quiet community of San Piedro, and now this tranquil village has become the center of controversy. For Ishamael Chambers (Hawke), a local reporter, the trial strikes a deep emotional chord when he finds his ex-lover is linked to the case. As he investigates the killing, he uncovers some startling clues that lead him to a shocking discovery. Co-starring James Cromwell, Sam Shepard and Max Von Sydow, Snow Falling on Cedars is "hypnotic, mesmerizing and inspiring" (ABC-TV)
Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the best selling novel Snow flower and the secret fan by Lisa See the film tells the story of seven-year-old girls Snow flower and Lily, in the 19th century China, who had their feet bound at the same age and on the same day, which sealed their fates together as laotongs - bound together for eternity. Isolated in their marriages, they furtively communicate by taking turns writing in a secret language, nu shu, between the folds of a white silk fan. In a parallel story in present day Shanghai, the laotong's descendants, Nina and Sophia, struggle to maintain intimacy of their own childhood friendship in the face of demanding careers, complicated love lives, and a relentlessy evolving Shanghai. Drawing on the lessons of the past, the two modern women must understand the story of their ancestral connection, hidden from them in the folds of the antique white silk fan, or risk losing one another forever. What unfolds are two stories, generations apart, but everlasting in their universal notion of love, hope and friendship
Dangerous minds by John N Smith( Visual )

33 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 852 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this entertaining feel-good movie, a former Marine-turned English teacher, LouAnne Johnson gets a job teaching a group of tough inner-city teenagers who have come to accept failure as a way of life. Determined to earn their trust and make a difference, LouAnne pushes them and herself and both learn lessons
When a man loves a woman by John Sims Townsend( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice and Michael are a passionate couple whose once-stable marriage is rocked by her increasing dependence on alcohol. As they strive to overcome this challenge, they discover a renewed sense of love and commitment
Sleeping with the enemy by Luobin Wang( Visual )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this suspenseful romantic thriller, Julia Roberts stars as Laura, a young woman who thinks she's found the man of her dreams in Martin (Patrick Bergin). Only after they are married does she discover the real Martin--compulsive, controlling and dangerously violent. After three years of living in fear and dread, Laura finally escapes, only to have Martin track her down
Mozart and the whale by Petter Næss( Visual )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and German and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donald and Isabelle have a form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome. Donald, a good-natured but hapless cab driver has a knack for numbers. He falls head over heals in love with the beautiful but complex Isabelle when she joins the autism support group he leads
Before we go( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman races to catch the 1:30 train out of New York City to New Haven. Stranded in the city after being robbed and missing her train, she meets street musician Nick Vaughan. Starting as convenient acquaintances, the two soon grow into each other's most trusted confidants when a night of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives
Entrapment by Jon Amiel( Visual )

30 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When master art thief Robert "Mac" Mac-Dougall becomes entrapped in insurance investigator Gin Baker's game of international intrigue, the stage is set for the largest heist and biggest police sting in history
How Stella got her groove back by Angela Bassett( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming comedy about a woman who resists falling in love with a 20-year-old man, until her best friend urges her to rediscover herself and get in the groove
The emerald illusion by Ronald Bass( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black widow by Bob Rafelson( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A female FBI agent attempts to prove that a sultry beauty is also a serial murderer
Lime's crisis : a novel by Ronald Bass( Book )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rain man = el hombre de la lluvia by Leonore Fleischer( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Bass, Ron.

Bass Ron 1942-....

Bass, Ronald

Bass, Ronald Jay.

Ron Bass

Ronald Bass Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Ronald Bass scrittore, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Ronald Bass US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmproduzent

Роналд Бас

Роналд Бэсс

رانالد بس فیلمنامه‌نویس، تهیه‌کننده، و نویسنده آمریکایی




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