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Nelson, Tim Blake

Works: 162 works in 771 publications in 8 languages and 44,312 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Science fiction films  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Superhero films  History 
Roles: Actor, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Author, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Tim Blake Nelson
O brother, where art thou? by Joel Coen( Visual )

93 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loosely based on Homer's "Odyssey", three escaped chain gang convicts have to travel home to try and recover buried loot from a bank heist. Along the way they meet up with some strange characters
Holes by Walt Disney( Visual )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,376 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 )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 3,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A special police unit of people gifted with precognition keeps future crimes from happening until corruption invades their ranks
Lincoln by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revealing drama that focuses on the 16th president's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country, and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come
Syriana by Stephen Gaghan( Visual )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is less oil than the world requires, and that will make some people rich and others dead. Career CIA field operative Bob Barnes is sorting out his midcareer issues--his bosses want him quietly confined to a desk job. Bryan Woodman, an expatriate in Geneva, becomes the financial adviser to idealistic Gulf Prince Nasir. Corporate lawyer Bennett Holiday is finessing the questionable merger of two powerful U.S. oil companies. In Prince Nasir's country, meanwhile, young Pakistani laborer Wasim succumbs to the lure of radical Islam, seeking refuge from the dusty oil fields and crowded hostels in the tranquility of a madrasa. In the labyrinthine, interconnected worlds of espionage and politics, international finance and law, oil and radical Islam, motives and convictions can shape lives, or destroy them
The Incredible Hulk by Louis Leterrier( Visual )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 2,196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientist Bruce Banner has been living in the shadows, scouring the earth for an antidote. Warmongers dream of abusing his powers and won't leave Bruce alone. He suffers from his constant need to be with the only woman he has ever love, Betty Ross, and Bruce knows that he must return to civilization. The brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression called The Abomination whose powers match that of the Hulk. Now, 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 )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,751 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 James Gunn( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,725 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,612 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 the men face the terror and chaos of war
Big miracle by Ken Kwapis( Visual )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski star in this romantic drama set in the Arctic Circle. The film, based on the 1989 book 'Freeing the Whales' by Tom Rose, follows Operation Breakthrough, a real-life 1988 international effort to rescue a family of endangered grey whales trapped by rapidly-forming ice near Point Barrow in Alaska. As the world watches events unfold, sparks fly between local news reporter Adam Carlson (Krasinski) and his ex-girlfriend, Greenpeace volunteer Rachel Kramer (Barrymore). Kristen Bell, Dermot Mulroney and Ted Danson co-star
The astronaut farmer by Michael Polish( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton stars in an inspirational tale of one man who would let nothing stand in the way of his dream. When Charles Farmer (Thornton) is forced to leave his job at NASA to save his family's ranch in Texas, his lifelong goal of becoming an astronaut seems destined to end in failure. Refusing to give up his dream, Farmer enlists the support of his wife Audie (Virginia Madsen) and his family, embarking on a mission to build his own rocket and launch himself into space. His actions soon attract the attention of the authorities, who see his plan as a risk to public safety. Cheered on as a renegade hero by the media and the public, Charles Farmer stubbornly resists the government's attempts to thwart him and presses on towards the fulfilment of his dream
"O"( Visual )

62 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day version of Shakespeare's Othello. "O" is the schools' best basketball player and NBA hopeful. He is adored by all including his coach and a beautiful classmate. "O" has a troubled friend, who is the coaches' son and he is deeply resentful of his fathers preference to "O" on and off the court. This sets off a disturbing chain of events
Fantastic 4 by Tim Story( Visual )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 1,220 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
Kill the messenger by Tami Hoag( Visual )

14 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner ("The Bourne Legacy") leads an all-star cast in a dramatic thriller based on the remarkable true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb. 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. His journey takes him from the prisons of California to the villages of Nicaragua to the highest corridors of power in Washington, D.C.? and draws the kind of attention that threatens not just his career, but his family and his life
Hamlet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hamlet, a prince of medieval-era Denmark, senses treachery behind his royal father's death. His mother is all too dangerously entangled in that treachery. This film portrays Shakespeare's immortal tale of high adventure and evil deeds
Colossal by Anne Hathaway( Visual )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her life is turned upside down and she must move back home, ex-party girl Gloria wonders if her personal disasters are connected to a giant creature destroying Seoul, South Korea
The good girl by Mike White( Visual )

20 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
Warm springs by Joseph Sargent( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at Franklin D. Roosevelt's pre-presidency days, from being diagnosed with polio, through rehabilitation in Warm Springs, to his nomination of Al Smith for Democratic Presidential candidate in 1928
American violet by Tim Disney( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 789 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
As I lay dying by James Franco( Visual )

21 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 722 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
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Blake Nelson, Tim

Blake Nelson, Tim, 1964-

Blake Nelson, Tim 1965-

Nelson, Tim B. 1965-

Tim Blake Nelson acteur et cinéaste américain

Tim Blake Nelson aktor amerykański

Tim Blake Nelson American director, writer and actor

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

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

Τιμ Μπλέικ Νέλσον

Тим Блейк Нельсон

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טים בלייק נלסון

تيم بليك نيلسون

تیم بلیک نلسون

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넬슨, 팀 블레이크 1964-

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SyrianaHootScooby-Doo 2 : monsters unleashedThe astronaut farmer"O"