WorldCat Identities

Allen, Joan 1956-

Works: 197 works in 1,036 publications in 8 languages and 46,593 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Fiction  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Art 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Singer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Joan Allen
Most widely held works by Joan Allen
The Bourne ultimatum by David Maule( Visual )

60 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 5,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again, Jason Bourne emerges from hiding and into chaos. His return this time prompted inadvertently by London-based reporter Simon Ross. Ross's writing is unveiling Operation Blackbriar--an upgrade to Project Treadstone--in a series of newspaper columns which have woken, and profoundly disturbed, Bourne's former masters. Bourne must uncover and eradicate the sources of their paranoia, before they eradicate him. Clawing his way out of madness, Jason Bourne has regained his conscience even though he has lost most of his mind
The notebook by Nicholas Sparks( Visual )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wealthy & fiercely independent young woman falls for an impoverished & passionate young man
Pleasantville by Gary Ross( Visual )

49 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twin siblings David and Jennifer couldn't be more different: she curses, smokes, and sleeps around; David is a prototypical nerdy outcast. Then, one dark and stormy night, they're sucked into the TV and Pleasantville: a perfect suburban Disneyland suffused with church-social niceness and Rotary Club boosterism. Jennifer despises it all. So, like a pint-size Lauren Bacall, she refuses to play the role of poodle-skirted good girl and introduces one of the boys to sex, after which this bland, black and white world magically begins changing into color. Through the combined forces of sex and rock 'n' roll, it becomes clear that the things that make life worth living--passion, knowledge, and love--are far removed from safety, stability, and bland sterility. Before too long, the whole town is wondering: what's outside Pleasantville?
Room by Emma Donoghue( Visual )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un garçon de cinq ans, dont l'univers se limite à la pièce minuscule où il vit depuis toujours avec sa mère, découvre l'existence du monde le jour où celle-ci le pousse à s'évader. [Médiafilm]
Arthur Miller's The crucible by Arthur Miller( Visual )

24 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the play 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller. A group of teenaged girls caught performing heathen rituals concoct an elaborate story that whips the town into a frenzied witch hunt
The ice storm by Ang Lee( Visual )

48 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... the story of two dysfunctional families who learn to cope with nature-- human nature-- in this emotionally charged tale of suburban life in the '70s. When a self-centered husband's relationships with his wife and mistress grow cold, it takes a wife-swapping 'key party' and a freak ice storm to clear the air-- and change their lives forever."--Back of container
The almost moon a novel by Alice Sebold( Recording )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having set aside her own life in her support of her parents, husband, and children, Helen Knightly confronts the realities of the choices that were imposed upon her during a harrowing twenty-four-hour period of death and revelation
The Bourne legacy by Tony Gilroy( Visual )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and French and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films
The upside of anger by Mike Binder( Visual )

32 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This contemporary drama is about romance between two imperfect, alcoholic, resentful ordinary people, neighbors in the suburbs, adults with enough money to support themselves in the discontent to which they have become accustomed. Terry Wolfmeyer, suburban Detroit mother of four girls, is suddenly abandoned by her husband, and sinks into depression and subsists on a steady diet of vodka tonics. Denny Davies, retired baseball player, is a flabby, lackadaisical sports talk radio host who is bored by sports and talk. He prods her into being his drinking buddy, and their tenuous friendship grows more intimate. The four daughters have sized up the situation and are getting on with their lives in their own ways, mostly competently. Together, Terry and Denny find out how much a waste of time and effort anger is, along the road to the transformations that can happen when dealing with its aftermath
The rape of Europa by Noël-Nicolas Coypel( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine the world without our masterpieces. Interviews with eyewitnesses and historians and newsreel footage show how heroic Europeans, Russians, and Americans worked to save the art of Europe during World War II
Nixon by Oliver Stone( Visual )

85 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about the fall of Richard Nixon, as depicted through a retrospective of his political and personal life. Begins with a disclaimer that the film is "an attempt to understand the truth ... based on numerous public sources and on an incomplete historical record."
Searching for Bobby Fischer by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heart-warming film is based on the true story of a young boy who is a chess prodigy and his father, who attempts to walk the fine line between encouraging his son's talent, and preserving the love they have for each other
The contender by Rui Luo( Visual )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As soon as a woman is nominated to replace the deceased vice president of the USA, her political enemies search in her private life for ways to bring her down
Face/off by Tianming Wu( Visual )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, is transformed into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home
Blessings a novel by Anna Quindlen( Recording )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a baby is left on their doorstep, the lives of elderly, town matriarch Lydia Blessing and her down-and-out caretaker, Skip, are transformed. Skip wants to keep the baby and is surprised when Lydia wants to help. Together, they decide to keep the baby a secret between them-- and we discover that they have secrets of their own, secrets of the past that have made them who they are today
Manhunter by Michael Mann( Visual )

40 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

FBI agent Will Graham captured the diabolical Dr. Hannibal Lecter but nearly lost his mind in the process and retired from the Bureau. When he is coaxed out of retirement to hunt a serial killer called "The Tooth Fairy" he is again faced with the horrors incumbent in entering a serial killer's mind
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a man torn between his joyless marriage to one woman and his lustful desire for another
Tucker the man and his dream( Visual )

26 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tucker is an engineer and showman who has a vision of the car of the future. Against formidable odds, he raises the money and builds a fleet of them, only to have his factory shut down by Detroit's Big Three auto manufacturers
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The Bourne ultimatum
Alternative Names
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The notebookPleasantvilleArthur Miller's The crucibleThe almost moon a novelThe upside of angerNixonThe contenderBlessings a novel