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Swicord, Robin

Overview
Works: 97 works in 380 publications in 7 languages and 15,702 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Historical films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  History  Detective and mystery films  Children's films  Coming-of-age films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Director, Interviewee, Film editor, Producer, fmd, Conceptor, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Robin Swicord
 
Most widely held works by Robin Swicord
Memoirs of a geisha by Rob Marshall( Visual )

40 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 3,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1929, a poor fisherman sells his 9-year-old daughter to a geisha house in Kyoto. Chiyo will be an unpaid servant until it is determined if she is beautiful enough for apprenticeship, and the house's clientèle. Run by Mother, the ruling geisha is Hatsumomo, and little Pumpkin her only friend. Trained under strict discipline for a lifetime of entertaining and flattering wealthy men, Sayuri grows up lovely, accomplished, and the target of jealous rivals. Love is no part of this cloistered world, although geisha lore hints that even if they fall in love with clients--the operative word is client, and that love is never free
The curious case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read
Matilda by Danny DeVito( Visual )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda is a super-smart little girl who's woefully misunderstood by her parents, her brother, and an evil school principal. But with the help of a brave best friend and a wonderful teacher, Matilda discovers she doesn't have to get mad to get even
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

46 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in 7 languages and held by 2,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louisa May Alcott's classic coming-of-age story follows the childhood adventures of the four free-spirited March sisters and their family's struggles during the Civil War
The Jane Austen Book Club by Kathy Baker( Visual )

40 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 1,845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of six friends, in Sacramento, gather to distract themselves from loss - a newly dumped Sylvia, Prudie's repressed disappointment, or Jocelyn, who has a life of unrealized dreams. All are devoted Jane Austen fans, except the lone man, Grigg, who has an ulterior motive for joining the chick-lit gang. There's plenty of pride (Prudie), prejudice (Jocelyn), sense (Sylvia), and sensibility (Sylvia's daughter Allegra). Throw in a fair amount of persuasion. Relationships and alliances unfold over the months
Practical magic by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love
Little women by Laurie Lawlor( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of the classic story of four sisters in nineteenth-century New England is based on the Columbia Pictures movie
The curious case of Benjamin Button : a graphic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story follows the adventures of a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860
The Perez family by Mira Nair( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and German and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1980, free-spirited Dottie Perez is leaving Cuba for America, her head filled with dreams of movies, mascara and dates with John Wayne. Strait-laced Juan Perez is headed for a reunion with Carmela, the wife he hasn't seen in 20 years. But when an overworked immigration officer mistakes Dottie and Juan for husband and wife, the stage is set for a merry marital mix-up, and some very unpredictable romances
Little women by Jan Carr( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of the classic story of four sisters in nineteenth-century New England is based on the Columbia Pictures movie
Last days at the Dixie Girl Cafe : a comedy-drama by Robin Swicord( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal minds : a comic drama by Robin Swicord( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba crossing( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adventurer gets caught up in a plot to kill Fidel Castro
An interview with screenwriter Robin Swicord( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Swicord has secured a spot as one of Hollywood's top screenwriters. Her first big-screen adaptation was of the Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women, and that was soon followed by the adapted screenplays for the upcoming The Jane Austen Book Club, which she also directed, The Perez Family, Practical Magic, Memoirs of a Geisha and Matilda, which she penned with husband Nick Kazan. In this interview, learn more as Swicord delves into the adaptations, collaborations and frustrations she's experienced as a screenwriter
Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im frühen 20. Jahrhundert wird Benjamin Button geboren - als alter Greis. Im Verlauf seines Lebens altert er nicht, sondern wird immer jünger. Als er sich in Daisy verliebt, wird ihr Verhältnis zueinander durch Benjamins Besonderheit auf die Probe gestellt, da sie immer älter, er aber immer jünger wird. - Epische Lebensgeschichte eines Mannes, dessen Alterungsprozess rückwärts abläuft. Die sich aus dieser Situation zwangsläufig ergebenden Konflikte und Situationen sind, wie die eines normalen Lebens auch, urkomisch bis tieftraurig, und regen den Zuschauer gerade wegen ihrer grundsätzlichen Normalität zum Nachdenken an. Die mehr als üppige Verfilmung einer Kurzgeschichte ist solide, bewegend und aufmunternd zugleich, ein echter Fincher-Film eben. (www.moviemaze.de, 18.5.10)
L'étrange histoire de Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'étrange destin d'un homme qui vit sa vie à l'envers... Un film romanesque, majestueux et baroque, dans lequel les audaces numériques nous entrainent dans un voyage au coeur des sentiments
Amour et Magie( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Owens sisters struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love
Yi ji hui yi lu = Memoirs of a geisha by Arthur Golden( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Japón, 1929. Chiyo, una niña de nueve años, es vendida por sus padres para trabajar en la casa de Geishas de Nitta Okiya. Su hermana mayor Satsu no es aceptada y es enviada a un prostíbulo. En la casa Chiyo conoce a Pumpkin, otra niña que va a ser instruida para ser geisha, así como a las famosas geishas Hatsumomo y su rival Mameha. Los comienzos de Chiyo son duros, pero un encuentro con el que será el amor de su vida, el Presidente, hará que desde ese momento sólo desee convertirse en una famosa geisha para estar más cerca de él
Mémoires d'une geisha( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorie di una geisha( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una bambina giapponese strappata a una famiglia senza mezzi, per farla lavorare come serva nella casa di una geisha. (My movies)
 
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Memoirs of a geisha
Alternative Names
Robin Swicord Amerikaans scenarioschrijfster

Robin Swicord cinéaste américaine

Robin Swicord sceneggiatrice, regista e produttrice cinematografica statunitense

Robin Swicord US-amerikanische Drehbuchautorin und Regisseurin

Swicord, Robin 1950-...

Ρόμπιν Σουίκορντ

Робин Свайкорд американский кинематографист

רובין סוויקורד

ロビン・スウィコード

罗宾·史威考德

羅賓·斯維庫德

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