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Roth, Eric 1945-

Works: 83 works in 773 publications in 13 languages and 23,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Action and adventure films  War films  Romance films  Fiction 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

166 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 4,811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story follows the life of low I.Q. Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) and his meeting with the love of his life Jenny. The film chronicles his accidental experiences with some of the most important people and events in America from the late 1950's through the 1970's including a meeting with Elvis Presley, JFK, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, fighting in Vietnam, etc. The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest comes to embody a generation
The curious case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

63 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Daisy Fuller Williams is on her deathbed in a New Orleans hospital the day that Hurricane Katrina hits. At her side is her adult daughter, Caroline. Daisy asks Caroline to read to her aloud from the diary of Daisy's lifelong friend, Benjamin Button. Benjamin's diary recounts his entire extraordinary life. The unusual aspect of his life is that he is ages backwards, being born an old man. He is diagnosed with several aged diseases at birth and thus given little chance of survival. He does survive and gets younger with time. Abandoned by Thomas Button, his biological father, after Benjamin's biological mother died in childbirth. Benjamin was raised by Queenie, a black woman and caregiver at a seniors home. Daisy's grandmother was a resident, which is where she first met Benjamin. Although separated through the years, Daisy and Benjamin remain in contact throughout their lives, reconnecting in their forties when in age they finally match up. Some of the revelations in Benjamin's diary are difficult for Caroline to read
Munich by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

47 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intense story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate the 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre of 11 Israeli athletes, and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

40 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a message for him hidden in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by an active mind that refuses to believe in things that can't be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father's closet. His journey through the five boroughs takes him beyond his loss to a greater understanding of the world around him
The good shepherd by Robert De Niro( Visual )

50 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American intelligence officer's youthful idealism is slowly eroded by his growing suspicion of the people around him
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

70 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Grace MacLean and her friend Judith go horseback riding in upstate New York on a winter morning, but their horses lose their footing on ice and slide onto a road, where Judith and her horse are killed by a jackknifing truck. Grace has her right leg amputated, and the frightening incident leaves a lasting trauma not only on Grace but also on her horse, Pilgrim. Grace's mother, seeking Grace's recovery, feels there's a link between her crippled, embittered daughter and Pilgrim's behavior. Learning about a horse trainer with a special gift, she takes Grace and Pilgrim to Montana where horse whisperer Tom Booker lives on a ranch with his family
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatic biography of boxing great Muhammad Ali, which focuses on the ten-year period of 1964-1974. In that time, the brash, motor-mouthed athlete quickly dominates his sport, meets and marries his first wife, converts to Islam (changing his name from Cassius Clay), and defies the United States government by refusing to submit to military conscription for duty in Vietnam. His world heavyweight champion title thus stripped from him entirely for political reasons, the champ sets about to win back his crown, culminating in a legendary unification bout against George Foreman in Zaire, dubbed the "Rumble in the Jungle."
The Insider by Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When former tobacco executive Dr. Jeffrey Wigand agrees to blow the whistle on the alleged unethical practices within the industry, and forms an alliance with veteran 60 Minutes producer Lowell Bergman, he starts an all-out war that could cost both men their reputations, and much, much more
Lucky you by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro gambler Huck Cheever meets irresistible Billie Offer. He learns to treat love the way he treats cards: trusting his heart instead of his head. Meanwhile, he scrambles to raise the $10K entry fee for the glittery, high-roller World Series of Poker, even though, or maybe because, the tournament may pit him against his estranged father
Susan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, create by Susan Sargent( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis( Visual )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a manic-depressive who, during his emotional highs, is funny, creative and charming. Whether shocking the stuffy symphony audience when he rushes onstage to conduct Beethoven, or impulsively taking a bank clerk on a romantic escape, he is a man no woman can resist, including Dr. Libbie Bowen, the concerned therapist assigned to his case
Airport terminal pack( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Concorde: Airport '79: At twice the speed of sound, the Concorde must evade a vicious attack by a traitorous arms smuggler!
The Curious case of Benjamin Button : story to screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic F. Scott Fitzgerald story follows the adventures of a man who ages backwards after being born an old man in Baltimore in 1860
The good shepherd : the shooting script by Eric Roth( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here is the official scriptbook of the acclaimed movie about the birth of the CIA by Eric Roth, the screenwriter of Forrest Gump and Munich - an epic drama directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Billy Crudup, William Hurt, Joe Pesci, John Turturro, and Robert De Niro." "Roth frames his story with key events in the CIA's history, beginning the screenplay at the height of the Office of Strategic Services (the precursor of the CIA) during World War II and closing the timeline with the CIA's failure to accomplish its crucial mission at the Bay of Pigs in 1961."
The suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

19 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Supreme Court justice takes his own life. A woman is found dead--the victim of a grisly murder. A homeless Vietnam vet (Neeson) stands accused. Kathleen Riley (Cher) is an overworked Washington, D.C. public defender who needs a vacation. Instead, she is assigned another case. But this is no ordinary crime, with no ordinary criminal. Lobbyist Eddie Sanger (Quaid) gets saddled with jury duty just when a critical bill is coming up for vote. While on jury duty, Eddie discovers evidence critical to Kathleen's case and contacts her outside the courtroom--a violation of the law. Bizarre evidence leads Kathleen on a dangerous trail from Washington's seamy underbelly to the highest levels of government. And the closer she gets to the answers, the more her life is in danger
Il postino = The Postman by Michael Redford( Visual )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2013. War has crippled the Earth. The United States is no more. Hope is forgotten until a drifter whose fabricated tale of a restored United States gives survivors the will to fight for the freedom they lost
The ghosts of Ellis Island : a project by JR( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Unframed Ellis Island project is about bringing alive the memory of Ellis Island, the entry point to America for millions of immigrants. Coming from all over the world, leaving their belongings, their family and their past behind them, with the fear that they may be sent back to it, the presence of these people who have shaped the modern American identity can still be felt in the buildings, although abandoned for the past 70 years. This is the opportunity to interpret the stories of these people through art
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at how to adapt written works for the screen. It examines research, visualization and dramatization, nonfiction versus fiction, the echo effect, genre material, freshness, and the externalization of characters' thoughts. It also explains which books, plays and stories make the best screenplays
The curious case of Benjamin Button : a film by David Fincher by Janet Champ( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'I was born under unusual circumstances.' So begins the film adaptation of this 1920s story about a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards: a man, like any of us, who is unable to stop time. We follow his story, set in New Orleans from the end of World War I in 1918 into the 21st century, a journey that is as unusual as any man's life can be. Directed by David Fincher from a screenplay by Eric Roth, screen story by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord"--Publisher's website. "The curious case of Benjamin Button" is a witty and fantistical satire about aging in one of Fitzgerald's most memorable stories
Suspect (1987) : shooting script by Eric Roth( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Eric Roth scénariste américain

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MunichLucky youSusan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, createAirport terminal packThe Curious case of Benjamin Button : story to screenplayThe good shepherd : the shooting scriptThe curious case of Benjamin Button : a film by David Fincher