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Shaiman, Marc

Works: 351 works in 1,060 publications in 10 languages and 29,305 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Action and adventure films  Film adaptations  Horror films  Romance films  Biographical films  Political films 
Roles: Composer, Author, Performer, Musician, Lyricist, Arranger, Conductor, Singer, Actor, Instrumentalist, Producer, Creator, Recipient, Adapter, Interviewee, Director
Classifications: PN1997,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marc Shaiman
Hairspray by Adam Shankman( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teenage girl simultaneously pursues stardom as a dancer on a local TV show and rallies against racial segregation in her native Baltimore
The bucket list by Rob Reiner( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sólo se vive una vez ¿Por qué no salirse de la rutina?... Eso es lo que deciden hacer dos compañeros de cuarto, enfermos terminales de cáncer, el irracional billonario (Jack Nicholson) y el culto mecánico (Morgan Freeman), cuando reciben las peores noticias. Entonces escriben una lista de pendientes antes de partir -Cosas que les hubiera gustado hacer antes de "estirar la pata"- y se embarcan en la mejor aventura de su vida alrededor del mundo. Se lanzan de un paracaídas, compiten a toda velocidad en una carrera de un Mustang Shelby, admiran la gran pirámide de Khufu. ¿Podrán descubrir cuál es su verdadera felicidad antes de que sea demasiado tarde?"-- envase
Down with love by Eve Ahlert( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells a story of woman who advocates female independence in combat with a lothario. It reflects the attitudes and behaviour of the early pre-sexual revolution 1960's but has an anachronistic conclusion driven by more modern, post-feministic ideas and attitudes
When Harry met Sally by Billy Crystal( Visual )

43 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will sex ruin a perfect relationship between a man and a woman? That's what Harry and Sally debate during their first meeting and for the next eleven years
The American president by Rob Reiner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widower Andrew Shepherd decides it's time to get back into the dating game, but there is one slight problem, he is the President of the United States. He falls for an environmental lobbyist and is lofted even more into the public eye
Alex & Emma by Jeremy Leven( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alex is an author whose writer's block and gambling debts have landed him in trouble. In order to get the loan sharks off his back, he must finish his novel in 30 days or end up dead. To help him complete his manuscript, he hires stenographer, Emma. As Alex begins to dictate his tale of a romantic love triangle, Emma challenges his ideas at every turn. Her unsolicited, yet intriguing input, begins to inadvertently influence Alex and his story and soon real life begins to imitate art
City slickers by Jack Palance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and German and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of turning 40, an unhappy Manhattan yuppie is roped into joining his two friends on a cattle drive in the southwest
Patch Adams by Tom Shadyac( Visual )

32 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patch Adams is a doctor like no other who believes that laughter is the best medicine, even at the risk of his career
And so it goes( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realtor Oren Little, willfully obnoxious to anyone who might cross his path, wants nothing more than to sell one last house and retire in peace and quiet. Then, his estranged son drops off a granddaughter he never knew existed. Clueless about how to care for the abandoned nine-year-old, he pawns her off on his determined and lovable neighbor Leah and tries to resume his life. But little by little, Oren stubbornly learns to open his heart; to his family, to Leah, and to life itself
Hairspray original Broadway cast recording by Marc Shaiman( Recording )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Misery by Rob Reiner( Visual )

38 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After an almost fatal car crash, novelist Paul Sheldon finds himself being nursed by a deranged fan who holds him captive
Sister act by Whoopi Goldberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedy a nightclub singer is forced to take refuge from the mob in a convent. While there she turns the convent choir into a soulful chorus complete with a Motown repertoire. The sudden celebrity of the choir jeopardizes her identity
Hairspray soundtrack to the motion picture by Marc Shaiman( Recording )

26 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains nineteen songs from the 2007 motion picture "Hairspray," including "The New Girl in Town" by Brittany Snow, "Big, Blonde and Beautiful" by Queen Latifah, and "You're Timeless to Me" by John Travolta and Christopher Walken
Simon Birch( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since doctors proclaimed Simon Birch's birth as a miracle, Simon's sure he's going to be a hero, he's just not sure how
Sleepless in Seattle by Nora Ephron( Visual )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) has lost his wife to cancer and, left to bring up his son alone, tries to make a new start by moving to Seattle. His son turns him into a radio heartthrob, however, when he makes an on-air appeal to potential partners for his grief-stricken father. Annie Reed (Meg Ryan), despite being happily betrothed, answers the call, and romance blossoms between the two people, despite the fact that they live on different sides of the country. This romantic comedy, played in the style of 1950s weepies like 'An Affair To Remember' (which is quoted throughout the film), was hugely successful at the box office
South Park, bigger, longer & uncut by Trey Parker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman sneak into an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance & Phillip, they are pronounced "corrupted" and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada
George of the jungle by Sam Weisman( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George, a buff and lovable klutz, saves his animal friends from poachers. Includes animation
Rumor has it by Luo bo lai na( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sarah returns home for a wedding with her fiance, she stumbles upon a well-kept family secret: that her family was actually the inspiration for the book and film 'The Graduate.' Thinking she might be the offspring of the real fling made fictionally famous, Sarah sets off to find the man who just might have the answers she's been looking for
The First Wives Club by Hugh Wilson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three mid-life Manhattanites have more than a longtime friendship in common. After years of helping their hubbies climb the corporate ladder of success, each has been dumped for a newer, curvier model. The trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit their exes where it really hurts--in the wallet!
Hairspray by Marc Shaiman( )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Songs in [this score] include the vocal line and lyrics paired with faithful reductions of the orchestral accompaniments. The songs are presented in their original keys with piano accompaniments carefully crafted for playability. The audio tracks included ... are performances of these piano accompaniments"--Page 4 of cover
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Marc Shaiman Amerikaans componist

Marc Shaiman amerikansk komponist

Marc Shaiman amerikansk kompositör

Marc Shaiman compositeur américain

Marc Shaiman compositore statunitense

Marc Shaiman US-amerikanischer Filmkomponist

Shaiman, Mark 1959-

Shainman, Marc

Марк Шейман

مارک شیمن آهنگساز آمریکایی


When Harry met SallyThe American presidentCity slickersSister actSleepless in SeattleGeorge of the jungleRumor has itThe First Wives ClubHairspray