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Balaban, Bob

Overview
Works: 312 works in 1,060 publications in 7 languages and 47,672 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  History  Detective and mystery films  Coming-of-age films  War films  Fantasy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Director, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Conceptor, pmn, Etcher, tld, Other, Scenarist, Bibliographic antecedent, 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 )

33 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,649 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 )

24 editions published in 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,517 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 )

89 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,306 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 weekend hunting party when one of the group is murdered
Moonrise Kingdom by Wes Anderson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,218 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
The Grand Budapest Hotel by Wes Anderson( Visual )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2,210 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)
Isle of dogs = Ino no shima by Wes Anderson( Visual )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,687 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 )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an encounter with a UFO, a line worker feels undeniably drawn to an isolated area in the wilderness where something spectacular is about to happen
Lady in the water by M. Night Shyamalan( Visual )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 1,593 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 the new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world
Ghost world by Terry Zwigoff( Visual )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and German and held by 1,559 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
No reservations by Scott Hicks( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,460 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 )

31 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,327 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 1,302 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 1,297 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 )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,255 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 )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,107 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 )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When rumours begin circulating that the small independent film Home for Purim may be perpetrating award-worthy performances, a rumble of excitement rattles the cast. When Hollywood entertainment reporters pick up the buzz, awards fever infects the entire production. As the hopeful Purim team careens toward the end of production and the upcoming awards season, tenuous relationships and brittle dreams play out in unexpected ways
Howl by Robert Epstein( Visual )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in English and held by 1,019 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 1,001 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 958 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 by Eric Bergeron( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 953 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

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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