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Bass, Ronald

Works: 218 works in 792 publications in 12 languages and 20,613 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Motion picture plays  High interest-low vocabulary books  Melodrama 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Illustrator, Adapter, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Ronald Bass
Most widely held works by Ronald Bass
Rain man by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
111 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 3,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A callous young hustler living in California finds his father has died and left him only rose bushes and a '49 Buick convertible. Feeling cheated out of what he considers is his 3 million dollar inheritance, he is in for an even bigger surprise--a brother he never knew he had
My best friend's wedding by Ronald Bass ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,923 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
Amelia by Hilary Swank ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,853 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 )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,824 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
Waiting to exhale by Forest Whitaker ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of four African-American women who journey through a modern labyrinth of husbands and lovers, jobs and makeovers. Savannah Jackson moves from Denver to Phoenix, the home of her best friend, Bernadine, intent on becoming a successful TV producer and snagging Mr. Right. Bernadine learns that her husband is leaving her for his younger, white bookkeeper. Their highly successful, sexually adventurous friend, Robin Stokes, cannot stay away from attractive men who lie and cheat. Gloria Johnson does not seek solace in men but finds it in food, her trendy hair salon and her precocious but difficult son, Tarik. Tarik is growing up and Gloria is about to set out into the world again. In one year, they weather these challenges under an umbrella of friendship
What dreams may come by Vincent Ward ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,337 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
Snow flower and the secret fan ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 1,091 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
Snow falling on cedars by David Guterson ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Als 1954 vor der nordamerikanischen Küste ein Fischer tot aufgefunden wird, vermuten Polizei und Behörden ein Verbrechen. Zeugen gibt es keine, aber Indizien - und ein Motiv: Rachsucht. Ein japanischer Einwanderer und Kollege des Toten wird als Verdächtiger vor Gericht gestellt. Denn durch den Krieg und seine Auswirkungen waren die einstigen Freunde zu Gegnern geworden. Der Gerichtsreporter Ishmael hingegen muss sich vor Ort seiner eigenen Vergangenheit stellen. Während des Mordprozesses trifft er auf seine Jugendliebe - mittlerweile Ehefrau des Angeklagten - und muss feststellen, dass er noch immer sehr starke Gefühle für sie hegt. Je intensiver er sich mit dem Fall und somit auch mit seiner Vergangenheit befasst, umso deutlicher wird, dass es nicht um Gerechtigkeit geht, sondern um unterdrückte Gefühle, Ehre und Rassismus. Ishmaels Nachforschungen könnten dem Angeklagten helfen, doch die Kluft zwischen den japanischen und amerikanischen Vervölkerungsgruppen scheinen unüberwindlich zu sein... (Quelle: Umschlagtext)
Dangerous minds by Hollywood Pictures ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and German and held by 741 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 Luis Mandoki ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Czech and held by 715 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
The emerald illusion by Ronald Bass ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mozart and the whale ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and German and held by 624 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
Sleeping with the enemy by Julia Roberts ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 595 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
Entrapment by Inc Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 538 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stella and Delilah have been friends through good times and bad. Stella, however, has been so busy with building a life, she's forgotten how to live. Delilah has plans to change that--Container
Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever? Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different--except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other. The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever--
Rain man : a novel by Kieran McGovern ( Book )
60 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charle Babbitt: a tough (or so he thinks), hustling and bitterly proud. When his father dies, he imagines that he is in line to inherit a fortune. But his father has other ideas. Raymond Babbit: the brother Charlie never knew, eighteen years his senior, institutionalized, trapped in the prison of his mind and haunted by shadows from his childhood, He is the one who's left the three million dollar inheritance. When Charlie kidnaps Raymond in an attempt to get the money, little does he realize that he has launched them both on an odyssey across America
Lime's crisis : a novel by Ronald Bass ( Book )
6 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black widow by Bob Rafelson ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and Italian and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A female FBI agent attempts to prove that a sultry beauty is also a serial murderer
Snow falling on cedars : the shooting script by Ronald Bass ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and German and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Press kit includes 1 booklet and 4 photographs
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Bass, Ronald
English (326)
French (37)
German (33)
Spanish (28)
Italian (8)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (2)
Multiple languages (2)
Czech (2)
Hungarian (1)
Polish (1)
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