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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 264 works in 1,019 publications in 8 languages and 47,570 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  War films  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Conceptor, pmn, Etcher, tld, Singer, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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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 3 languages and held by 2,664 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 )

25 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A finales de la II Guerra Mundial (1939-1945), a un selecto grupo de historiadores, directores de museos y expertos en arte, tanto británicos como norteamericanos, se les encomienda la importante y peligrosa misión de recuperar las obras de arte robadas por los nazis durante la guerra para devolvérselas a sus legítimos propietarios. Era una misión imposible: las obras estaban muy bien custodiadas y el ejército alemán tenía orden de destruirlas en cuanto el Reich cayera. Pero aquellos hombres, en una carrera contrarreloj, arriesgaron sus vidas para evitar la destrucción de miles de años de cultura de la humanidad
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

107 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,227 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 )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,156 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 12-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."--Container
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Neary witnesses the arrival of flying saucer from an alien world. Thus begins an incredible series of events, culminating in the ultimate encounter with other-worlders as Neary is led aboard the awesome Mothership
Lady in the water by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,591 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 he new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,582 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!"--Container
No reservations by Scott Hicks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Se te antoja un platillo perfectamente preparado en una salsa de trufa? Kate (Catherine Zeta-Jones), la gran chef adicta al trabajo puede hacerlo para ti . Pero lo que no sabe es que hacer con respecto al libre chef amante de la opera (Aaron Eckhart), con quien comparte la cocina en el restaurante de Manhattan. Ni tampoco como hacerle con su huerfana sobrina (Abigail Breslin)--que tiene mas gusto por los deditos de pescado que por el pate--pues ha llegado a vivir con ella. Kate suele decirle a su terapeuta (Bob Balaban): "Desearia que hubiera un libro de cocina para la vida, con las recetas que nos dijeran exactamente que es lo que debemos hacer". Un gran romance (acompaądo de una magnIfica comida), le da sabor a este tierno y divertido cuento sobre una mujer que descubre un mundo mas alla de su cocina. onete, algo nuevo y diferente se esta cocinando en la vida de Kate."--Envase
Isle of dogs = Ino no shima( Visual )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,373 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
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Appleton, a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter who is about to see his first screenplay made into a film, is mistakenly called before the House Un-American Activities Committee. As a result, the studio pulls the plans for the film. Peter then finds himself in a small California town after a car accident takes his memory. There, the townspeople believe he is local hero Luke Trimble. Peter settles into his life at the Majestic theater, as Luke Trimble, until his memory begins to resurface and govenrment men track him down
The Mexican by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,310 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. Once in Mexico, Jerry finds the pistol easily enough, but making his way back to the States proves to be an unexpected challenge. Meanwhile, his mob connection hires Leroy, a hitman, to kidnap Samantha and hold her hostage until Jerry comes back
Waiting for Guffman by Christopher Guest( Visual )

19 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 )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,267 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 )

22 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories--the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled to America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication--as the new technology is used to capture a killer
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

30 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Franco delivers a career defining performance as poet Allen Ginsberg. Through his search for personal and creative expression, Ginsberg writes HOWL, and must contend with attorney Jake Ehrlich (Jon Hamm) during HOWL S bizarre obscenity trial
For your consideration( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,064 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
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 1,029 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?"--
A monster in Paris by Bibo Bergeron( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 970 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
Absence of malice by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 952 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
 
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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

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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