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Nelson, Tim Blake

Works: 123 works in 612 publications in 8 languages and 41,222 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Science fiction films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  History  Superhero films  Children's films 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Author, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim Blake Nelson
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

94 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three escaped convicts from the 1920s are led on an odyssey through the Old South in search of loot stashed at one of their homes. The house is scheduled to be flooded out by a new dam, so time is of the essence
Holes by Walt Disney( Visual )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 3,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Stanley Yelnats finds himself at Camp Green Lake, where digging a hole a day keeps the warden at bay and "builds character". An ancient family curse still dogs Stanley and he's thrown headlong into the adventure of his life. Stanley and his campmates will have to forge fast friendships to unearth the mystery of what's really going on in the desert
Minority report by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

21 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 3,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the dazzlingly futuristic Washington D.C. of 2054, murder has been eliminated. John Anderton presides over the Department of Pre-Crime, wherein three "Pre-Cogs,"--precognitive humans drifting in a flotation tank, their brain waves tapped by computers--pick up thoughts of premeditated murder and warn the cops, who swoop down and arrest the would-be perpetrators before the killings can take place. Although the Pre-Cogs are never wrong sometimes they disagree. The dissenting Pre-Cog is said to have filed a minority report. If you could outsmart the Pre-Cog system, you would have committed the perfect crime. Bureau director Lamar Burgess tries to shield Anderton from bureaucrats like Danny Witwer of the Justice Department. As the pre-crime strategy prepares to go national, Witwer seems to have doubts about its wisdom--or he is only jealous of its success?
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a career CIA operative, Bob Barnes begins to uncover the disturbing truth about the work he has devoted his life to. An up-and-coming oil broker, Bryan Woodman faces an unimaginable family tragedy and finds redemption in his partnership with idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir al-Subaai. Corporate lawyer, Bennett Holiday faces a moral dilemma as he finesses the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies Across the globe, a disenfranchised Wasim Khan, a Pakistani teenager, falls prey to the recruiting efforts of a charismatic cleric. Each plays their small part in the vast and complex system that powers the industry, unaware of the explosive impact their lives will have upon the world
The Incredible Hulk by Louis Leterrier( Visual )

24 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote to his curse of turning into the Hulk when he becomes angry and desperately missing Betty Ross, the only woman he has ever loved. He is pursued by warmongers who want to use his powers for their own purposes and a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called the Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. A fight of epic proportions ensues as Bruce must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roy Eberhardt is the only child in a family that is constantly relocating for his father's work. At 14, he's once again the new kid, this time in the tiny Florida beach town of Coconut Cove. Predictably, a bully nicknames him "Cowgirl" and proceeds to torture him. Unpredictably, a barefoot blonde boy who runs alongside the school bus every morning fascinates him. Tough-as-nails girl jock Beatrice befriends Roy, helps with the bully, and is revealed as the stepsister of the blonde boy, Mullet. The teens band together, fighting an improbable crusade to protect a group of endangered burrowing owls from being plowed under by a greedy pancake-house magnate. They aren't hindered at all by the hapless construction-site manager, the local Keystone Kop, or the dastardly Mayor
Scooby-Doo 2 monsters unleashed by Raja Gosnell( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reunited Mystery, Inc. team return to their hometown of Coolsville as hereos where the local criminology museum offers an exhibition of the many ghostly disguises used by villains they've subdued over the years. Their warm welcome is short lived when a mean-spirited reporter airs a series of stories calling the teams abilities into question. To make matters worse, a number of the weird creature costumes are coming to life and wrecking havoc on the people of Coolsville
The thin red line by Terrence Malick( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II, the outcome of the battle of Guadalcanal will strongly influence the Japanese's advance into the Pacific. This is the story of Charlie Company's landing and battle experience there in 1942. The story concentrates on how the battle affects, and is effected by, Commanding officer Lt. Col. Gordon Tall, Captain James Staros, Sgt. Edward Welsh, and two privates, Witt and Bell. Charlie Company is attacking a seemingly impregnable position, and them men just face the terror and chaos of war
Big miracle by Ken Kwapis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story. A small town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle
The astronaut farmer by Michael Polish( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An astronaut-in-training has to leave NASA (to save the family farm) but just can't give up on his dream of shooting into space, even if he has to do it all by himself. And that will of course get everyone up in arms, from his wife to his banker to the town gossips to the media and the Department of Homeland Security
"O" by Tim Blake Nelson( Visual )

67 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day version of Shakespeare's classic "Othello". "O" is the school's best basketball player and an NBA hopeful. He is adored by all including his coach and a beautiful classmate. "O" has a troubled friend--the coach's son--who is deeply resentful of his father's preference to "O" on and off the court. The seeds of mistrust are sown and it sets into motion a disturbing chain of events
The informant! by Steven Soderbergh( Visual )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webb stumbles onto a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic on the nation's streets, and further alleges that the CIA was aware of major dealers who were smuggling cocaine into the U.S., and using the profits to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. Despite warnings from drug kingpins and CIA operatives to stop his investigation, Webb keeps digging to uncover a conspiracy with explosive implications
Fantastic 4 by Tim Story( Visual )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy
The good girl by Miguel Arteta( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-year old Justine longs for a life more fulfilling than the one she leads with her boring husband and dead-end job. But when a passionate young co-worker catches her eye and steals her heart, Justine's good girl existence takes a turn for the worse
American violet by Tim Disney( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film is based on a true story. Dee Roberts is a young black woman raising four daughters with the help of her mother in an all-black housing project. In 2000, Dee is one of many residents swept up in an aggressive raid by the police drug task force of their small Texas town. Dee's so innocent that she believes, at first, that she's been arrested because of her parking tickets. Once in the grip of the legal system, Dee faces a difficult choice: free herself by accepting 10 years' probation on a plea bargain, or allow the case to go to court, which could have much costlier consequences. Backed by an ACLU lawyer and a local attorney known for his integrity and connections, Dee attempts to prove that the drug charges are not just false, but racially motivated
Warm springs by Joseph Sargent( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inspiring true story about Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, who seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia
As I lay dying by James Franco( Visual )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's mission to honor her desire to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson, Mississippi
The grey zone by Tim Blake Nelson( Visual )

41 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chronicles a unit of Auschwitz [II]'s Sonderkommando, a special squad of Jewish prisoners, who staged the only armed revolt that would ever take place at Auschwitz"--Container
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.07 for Hoot ... to 0.27 for As I lay d ...)

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Blake Nelson, Tim

Blake Nelson, Tim 1965-

Nelson, Tim B. 1965-

Tim Blake Nelson acteur et cinéaste américain

Tim Blake Nelson aktor amerykański

Tim Blake Nelson americký herec, scenárista a režisér

Tim Blake Nelson Amerikaans acteur

Tim Blake Nelson amerikansk skådespelare, manusförfattare och regissör

Tim Blake Nelson attore e regista statunitense

Tim Blake Nelson US-amerikanischer Schauspieler, Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Filmproduzent und Cutter

Тим Блейк Нельсон

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تیم بلیک نلسون

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SyrianaHootScooby-Doo 2 monsters unleashedThe astronaut farmer"O"The grey zone