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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 261 works in 828 publications in 7 languages and 44,097 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Science fiction films  War films  Coming-of-age films  Documentary-style films  Crime films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Performer, Narrator, Interviewee, Conceptor, pmn, Etcher, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, 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 )

25 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,613 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 Halcomb, 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 prisoners, 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
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

97 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,447 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 Monuments Men by George Clooney( Visual )

23 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,387 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,205 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 )

15 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 1,545 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 her sister is killed in an automobile accident, her nine-year old niece Zoe comes to live with her. Kate's life is turned completely upside down and she is suddenly forced to split her focus between work and family. Nick Palmer is the newly hired, fun-loving, opera-singing sous chef, whom Kate perceives as a serious rival. She then begins an impassioned struggle to rein in Nick's exuberance and maintain control over her kitchen staff. Even as they clash, Kate is drawn toward Nick, eventually coming to the realization that Nick offers something that she needs both in her restaurant kitchen and her new life with Zoe
Lady in the water by Nai xia ma lan( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An apartment manager agrees to help a water nymph return to her home
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 1,507 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
The Mexican by J. H Wyman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,336 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
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

24 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blacklisted Hollywood writer in 1951 gets into a car accident and loses his memory. He settles down in a small town when he is mistaken for a long-lost son
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,304 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
Waiting for Guffman by Christopher Guest( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 1,269 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 )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,266 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 )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Edwardian London, on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, two men's lives intersect - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication. Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention. Meanwhile, Crippen, 'the kindest of men', nearly commits the perfect crime
For your consideration( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,079 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 )

23 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 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 )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 954 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 )

7 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 926 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 919 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 )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and French and held by 877 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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Alternative Names
Balaban, Bob.

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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