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Ball, Alan 1957-

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American Beauty by Sam Mendes( Visual )

161 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,589 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 )

38 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,659 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
True blood( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,292 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
True blood by Anna Paquin( Visual )

25 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,247 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 entangle in a love triangle - torn between Bill and Eric. Led by Marnie, a powerful coven tempts Lafayette, Tara and Jesus with otherworldly powers. Jessica tries to adjust to domestic life, while Jason finds himself alone in werepanther territory. Arlene and Terry come to terms with their highly unusual baby, and Alcide finds himself caught in the clutches of an old flame
True blood( Visual )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,138 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
True blood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. For Sookie Stackhouse, life is more dangerous than ever after she and Bill become more deeply involved. Meanwhile Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampir; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Then after making a shocking discovery, Sookie, Bill, and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan
True blood by Anna Paquin( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,044 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this final season, raging Hep-Vamps battle with their prey in Bon Temps
Six feet under( Visual )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes all 13 episodes of the first season. A look at members of a dysfunctional family that operates a funeral home in Pasadena. With the elder son returning home for the holidays to shattering news, the family must learn to deal with a death of their own, while figuring out how to go ahead with the business of the living. A funny and emotional look at a grieving American family ... that just happens to be in the grief management business
True blood by Alan Ball( Visual )

12 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 989 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
Six Feet Under( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When death is your business, what is your life? For the employees at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home, the world outside continues to be at least as challenging, and far less predictable, as the one inside. Includes 13 episodes, audio commentaries, and more
Six feet under( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the Fishers, the more things stay the same, the more they change. Get ready to break new emotional ground with the complete third season
Six feet under( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 854 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the dysfunctional Fisher family, including widow Ruth, sons Nate and David, baby sister Claire, and the ghost of patriarch Nathaniel, as they run the family funeral parlor in Pasadena and deal with the cycle of life--birth, death, and rebirth
Six feet under( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 832 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
American beauty by Alan Ball( Book )

35 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark comedy. A man who undergoes a midlife crisis, sets about turning himself into a musclebound hunk, and begins to lust after a teenage friend of his daughter's
Towelhead by Alan Ball( Visual )

25 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jasira, a 13-year-old Lebanese-American girl, moves to suburban Houston to live with her extremely strict father
True blood : eats, drinks, and bites from Bon Temps by Gianna Sobol( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True Blood is the blockbuster paranormal drama, created by Alan Ball, set in Louisiana's bayou country, in the fictional town of Bon Temps. From its first season, True Blood has been a runaway success internationally; a massive 1.6 million people switched on for the show's Channel 4 premier and now, in its 4th season, averages around 200,000 viewers in the UK alone. The series has 275,000 followers on Twitter and 8.4 million fans on Facebook. The cooking of eastern Louisiana lends authenticity to many scenes in True Blood. This book celebrates the Bayou country cooking served up at Merlotte's and in the home kitchens of the show's characters, rounded out with drinks from Fangtasia and with a few maenad feasts. The book includes 82 recipes true to the cooking of the region and, whenever possible, relevant to the food and drinks seen in the episodes. All recipes included are introduced by head notes (written in the voice of the cast character to whom the recipe is attributed) and gathered into three chapters, each introduced by a chapter intro (written in the different characters' voice). The book opens with a main introduction (in Sookie's voice) and approximately 25 sidebars run throughout, featuring 'recipes' and relevant quotes (such as baby vamp Jessica's musings about not cooking)
American beauty : the shooting script by Alan Ball( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 446 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
Five women wearing the same dress by Alan Ball( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and English and held by 297 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
True blood( Visual )

25 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welcome back to Bon Temps, home to mystery, Southern sensuality, and dark secrets. Tara finds herself in love and under a spell; Sam puts his trust in an unlikely ally; Jason becomes involved with an anti-vampire sect; Eric recruits Sookie to investigate the disappearance of a 2,000-year-old vampire; and Maryann is revealed to possess a power that can control almost everyone in town. Sookie, Bill, and Sam must form the last line of defense against a diabolical plan involving Maryann
True blood by Mariah McCourt( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 275 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
 
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Alan Ball Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Alan Ball amerikai forgatókönyvíró

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-

Άλαν Μπολ

Алан Болл

Алан Е. Болл

Алън Бол

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אלן בול תסריטאי אמריקאי

ألان بول

ألان بول كاتب سيناريو أمريكي

آلن بال

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볼, 앨런 1957-

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