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Ball, Alan 1957-

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Most widely held works by Alan Ball
Six feet under by Kathy Bates( Visual )

333 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 6,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There's a new pecking order at the Fisher & Diaz funeral home, but Nate, Ruth, David, and Claire still try to make every day above ground a good one
True blood by Anna Paquin( Visual )

226 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 6,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small town of Bon Temps, Louisiana boasts a wide array of colorful locals. Sookie Stackhouse is a sweet and innocent waitress who hides her powerful ability to read minds. Bill Compton is a 173 year-old vampire who's just moved back to town. Sookie's brother Jason is a ladies' man who can't seem to stay out of trouble. Tough-as-nails Tara is Sookie's loyal best friend and Sam is the owner of Merlotte's who tries to keep his feelings for Sookie to himself. Lafayette is a man about town who's always cooking up something illicit
American Beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

156 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An emotionally & spiritually comatose suburban man decides "to hell with it all" and reverts to living as he did when he was happiest--as a carefree teenager. His desperately uptight wife and sullen daughter can only look on as he quits his corporate job to become a burger flipper, starts getting high with a strange new neighbor (whose parents are even stranger) and lusts after a pouty blonde teenager--his daughter's best friend
True blood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maenadian reign of terror may be over, but Sookie Stackhouse and the townspeople of Bon Temps face a new calamity that makes the bacchanalian evils of Maryanne Forrester seem tame by comparison. Sookie desperately tries to locate her fiancé, ending up in a netherworld of human and undead interlopers, among them the powerful Vampire King of Mississippi, Russell Edgington
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and German and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On a typical suburban street in a typical suburban town, there is an ordinary family living the American dream. But look closer. Lester Burnham's wife, Carolyn, regards him with contempt, his daughter, Jane, thinks he's a loser, and his boss is positioning him for the ax." "Captivated by Jane's sultry high school friend Angela, Lester decides to make a few changes in his mere existence - changes that are less mid-life crisis than a life reclaimed. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife and daughter. Complicating matters, Lester finds an unexpected ally in Ricky, the teenage son of the new next-door neighbors, who sees life through a camera lens that has lately focused on Jane Burnham."--Jacket
True blood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Another supernatural force has come to light in Bon Temps, witchcraft, and life for its residents will never be the same. Sookie finds herself entangled in a love triangle, torn between a vengeful Bill, the new Vampire King of Mississippi, and Eric, who's not the former Viking he once was. Led by a charismatic witch named Marnie, who threatens to let no one living or dead stand in her way, a powerful coven tempts Lafayette, Tara, and Jesus with otherworldly powers
True blood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Season six introduces several jarring storylines. As "Billith" comes to terms with his newfound powers after emerging from a pool of blood at the end of season five, Louisiana governor Truman Burrell declares open season on vampires, replete with novel anti-vamp weapons and high-tech internment camp. Sookie and Jason steel themselves for an encounter with the killer of their parents; the mysterious and ancient Warlow
Towelhead by alan ball ( '07 ) movie( Visual )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father
Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville,Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. They are Frances, a painfully sweet but sheltered fundamentalists; Mindy, the cheerful, wise-cracking lesbian sister of the groom; Georgeanne, whose heartbreak over her own failed marriage triggers outrageous behavior; Meredith, the bride's younger sister whose precocious rebelliousness masks a dark secret; and Trisha, a jaded beauty whose die-hard cynicism about men is called into question when she meets Tripp, a charming bad-boy usher to whom there is more than meets the eye. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirt"--P.[4] of cover
America in primetime( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its inception, television has served as a lens on American society, and in the expansive world of modern TV. Today's heroes and villains have come a long way from their predecessors. Showcased is this iconic American art form, which has both reflected and shaped the country's national character. Each episode focuses on an enduring character archetype, as seen through generations of television programs
True blood by Mariah Huehner( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sookie and the others are trapped in Merlotte's by a vengeful creature who feeds off the miserable shame of others, and none will survive unless all their dirty little secrets are revealed
True blood by Marc Andreyko( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoyt, the human boyfriend of Jessica, tries to do a good deed ... and it doesn't go unpunished! Hoyt notices that Jessica has been staring at a poster for a local prom night, which leads him to romantically scheme to throw a surprise one for her at Merlotte's (with the help of friends Sookie, Sam and Tara). Unfortunately, things go awry when the Jessica is drinks a bit much of the punch ... which just happens to be part of a tainted batch of Tru Blood!
Six feet under : better living through death by Alan Ball( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and German and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at members of a dysfunctural family that runs a funeral home
True blood by David Tischman( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mind-reading waitress Sookie Stackhouse is in the Big Easy, but it's not a vacation. She's there to help Vampire Sheriff Eric Northman track down a killer named Guerra. Bill Compton's in town too, making sure Eric doesn't take advantage of Sookie, and investigating a local Hep-D outbreak that may be connected to Guerra's latest victims
All that I will ever be by Alan Ball( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in French and English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A darkly funny tale of cultural provocation and our eternal search for belonging as seen through the relationship of two young men in contemporary Los Angeles: Dwight, a privileged native Angeleno, and Omar, an enigmatic immigrant from the Middle East."--Page 4 of cover
True Blood drinks & bites by Gianna Sobol( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the creators of "True Blood," presents forty-five themed recipes for mixed drinks and bite-sized treats inspired by the vampires and victims of Bon Temps
Five one-act plays by Alan Ball( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Your Mother's Butt focuses on a therapist desperately searching for clues to help her seriously disturbed young patient. As the patient rattles on about shoes and belts, he recalls a dream he had about his mother, and the therapist thinks she's got her answer. (1 man, 1 woman)
All together now by David Tischman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sookie and the others are trapped in Merlotte's by a vengeful creature who feeds off the miserable shame of others, and none will survive unless all their dirty little secrets are revealed
True blood( Visual )

13 editions published in 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery and humor, season five goes deep into the battle between the Vampire Authority and 'vampire fundamentalists': a political power play whose outcome could decide not only the fate of Sookie and her Bon Temps friends, but of all human existence
Alan Ball : conversations by Thomas Richard Fahy( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Ball: Conversations features interviews that span Alan Ball's entire career and include detailed observations and insights into his Academy Award-winning film American Beauty and Emmy Award-winning television shows Six Feet Under and True Blood. Ball began his career as a playwright in New York, and his work soon caught the attention of Hollywood television producers. After writing for the sitcoms Grace Under Fire and Cybill, Ball turned his attention to the screenplay that would become American Beauty. The critical success of this film
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Alan Ball Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Alan Ball amerykański scenarzysta i reżyser

Alan Ball auteur dramatique, scénariste

Alan Ball guionista americano

Alan Ball regista, sceneggiatore e drammaturgo statunitense

Alan Ball US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor, Filmregisseur und Produzent

Ball, Alan E. 1957-

Алан Болл

Алан Е. Болл

Алън Бол

אלן בול

ألان بول

آلن بال

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