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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 330 works in 1,155 publications in 7 languages and 48,076 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  War films  Fantasy films  Historical films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Conceptor, pmn, Etcher, tld, Other, fmd, Bibliographic antecedent, Producer, Film editor, Scenarist, Singer, vac
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 )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,668 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 )

32 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,556 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
Gosford Park by Robert Altman( Visual )

95 editions published between 1985 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,311 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 Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,220 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 )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,210 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
Isle of dogs = Ino no shima by Wes Anderson( Visual )

20 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,962 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
Close encounters of the third kind by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2019 in English and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) presencia unos objetos voladores en el cielo, cerca de su casa en Indiana. Neary encuentra apoyo en Jillian Guiler (Melinda Dillon) quien también es testigo de esos encuentros nocturnos. Juntos, buscan la respuesta a ese misterio que les ha cambiado la vida. Al mismo tiempo que un grupo de científicos comienza a investigar los hechos
Lady in the water by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

28 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul Giamatti plays an apartment manager who finds an otherworld water nymph named Story in the pool. He then sets out to help her return to her home, The Blue World
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,561 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 1,426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A perfectionist chef addicted to her work struggles to adjust when her sister passes away, leaving her with a little girl to raise, and a new sous chef threatens to take over her kitchen with his high-spirited and free-wheeling ways
The Majestic by Frank Darabont( Visual )

33 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 1,325 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
The Mexican by Gore Verbinski( Visual )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,315 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 )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2017 in English and held by 1,308 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 1,244 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 )

29 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,100 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,046 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's about an indie movie called "Home for Purim, " a somewhat inane drama about a dysfunctional Jewish family living in the South during World War II. But while the film is still in production, a reporter for an online entertainment site drops the word -- based on a brief visit to the set -- that one of the ensemble cast performers may be an Oscar contender. It goes on to chronicle how the Oscar buzz affects the director, additional cast members, writers, an agent, a publicist, and the hosts from an Hollywood entertainment-type television program
Howl by Robert P Epstein( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 1,005 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
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 990 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?"--
Absence of malice by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and held by 963 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
A monster in Paris( Visual )

16 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 962 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
 
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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

Բոբ Բալաբան

בוב בלבן

בוב בלבן שחקן אמריקאי

باب بالابان

باب بالابان تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان آمریکایی

بوب بالابان

발라반, 밥 1945-

밥 발라반

バラバン, ボブ

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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