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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 234 works in 849 publications in 7 languages and 44,864 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Biographical films  Science fiction films  History  Film adaptations  War films  Fantasy films  Coming-of-age films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Conceptor, pmn, Etcher, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Singer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Bob Balaban
 
Most widely held works by Bob Balaban
Capote by Bennett Miller( Visual )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the night of November 14, 1959, in Holcomb, Kansas, a farmhouse is broken into by Perry Smith and Dick Hickock. With a 'no witness' policy, they murder the entire family. Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to Holcomb to do research for an article. As Capote digs deeper into the story, he decides to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood.' He arranges extensive interviews with Smith and Hickock, especially with Smith, a man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Smith and helps the duo get a new lawyer. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need to finished 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
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

102 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama 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 Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

21 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unlikely World War II platoon has been tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. With the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could they possibly succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time, they would risk their lives to protect mankind's greatest achievements
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune
Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,115 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 twelve-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." -- Back of container
No reservations by Scott Hicks( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Master chef Kate Armstrong is a perfectionist who leads a regimented life, while running the kitchen of an exclusive restaurant. She revels in the sense of power and control her career affords. When Kate's sister is killed in an automobile accident, her 9-year old niece Zoe comes to live with Kate. Kate's life is turned completely upside down and she is suddenly forced to split her focus between work and family
Lady in the water by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,527 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
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Neary witnesses the arrival of flying saucers from an alien world which begins a series of events culminating in the ultimate encounter when human and aliens make peaceful contact
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,394 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!"--Publisher description
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,334 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 government men track him down
The Mexican by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jerry Welbach, a reluctant bagman, has been given two ultimatums: The first is from his mob boss to travel to Mexico and retrieve a priceless antique pistol, known as "the Mexican"... or suffer the consequences. The second is from his girlfriend Samantha to end his association with the mob. Jerry figures alive and in trouble with Samantha is better than the more permanent alternative, so he heads south of the border. Finding the pistol proves easy. Getting it home is another matter. The pistol supposedly carries a legendary curse--a legend Jerry is given every reason to believe... especially when Samantha is taken hostage by a hit man to ensure the safe return of the pistol
Waiting for Guffman by Christopher Guest( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,272 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 )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,264 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 )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,161 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
For your consideration( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,073 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
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Every word in this film was spoken by the actual people portrayed. In that sense this film is like a documentary. In every other sense, it is different"--Title screen. In 1957, in San Francisco, poet Allen Ginsberg has just published "Howl." This distinctive work immediately generates a great deal of controversy. Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been sued on charges of obscenity, as many feel the poem is simply too explicit for publication (it contains strong language and frank references to homosexuality). When prosecutor Ralph McIntosh and defender Jake Ehrlich go head to head in front of Judge Clayton Horn, freedom of expression hangs in the balance. For the author, filled with the heady joy of poetic success, the trial demands the courage of being Allen Ginsberg--himself
A monster in Paris by Bibo Bergeron( Visual )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 955 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 )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Gallagher reads in the paper that he is the subject of a criminal investigation. Suddenly, everything he has ever worked for is in jeopardy. He confronts the author, Megan Carter, a relentless investigative reporter. Together they learn that the story was purposely leaked to Carter as part of a plot by the chief investigator. Gallagher's life hangs in the balance as he and Carter try to uncover the truth
Recount by corners Four( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores one of the most dramatic and controversial events in recent U.S. election history, which shook a nation's faith in the ability to stage a fair and open election
2010 by Peter Hyams( Visual )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and French and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American and Soviet astronauts go to Jupiter in an attempt to solve the puzzle of the original Discovery flight made in 2001
 
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Capote
Alternative Names
Balaban, Bob.

Balaban, Robert

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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 US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Regisseur und Filmproduzent

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Балабан, Боб

Боб Балабан

בוב בלבן שחקן אמריקאי

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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No reservationsThe MexicanA mighty windThunderstruckFor your considerationRecount2010