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Roth, Eric 1945-

Overview
Works: 135 works in 910 publications in 11 languages and 24,817 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  Fiction  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

182 editions published between 1993 and 2018 in 11 languages and held by 4,895 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, et cetera The problem is, he doesn't realize the significance of his actions. Forrest becomes representative of the baby boomer generation having walked through life blindly
The curious case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

59 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,852 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 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
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

58 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1972 Olympics PLO terrorists kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes. After the tragic incident is over and several of the terrorists have gone free, the Israeli government of Golda Meir recruits Avner to lead a team of undercover agents to hunt down those responsible throughout Europe and eliminate them one-by-one. It is physically and emotionally messy work, and conflicts between Avner and his team's handler, Ephraim, over information Avner doesn't want to provide only make things more difficult. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that he is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

48 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,492 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 )

38 editions published between 720 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward, the only witness to his father's suicide and a member of the Skull and Bones Society while a student at Yale, is a morally upright young man who values honor and discretion. These are the qualities that help him become recruited for a career in the newly founded Office of Strategic Services (CIA). While working there, his ideals gradually turn to suspicion influenced by the Cold War paranoia present within the office. Eventually, he becomes an influential veteran operative, while his distrust of everyone around him increases. His dedication to his work does not come without a price though, leading him to sacrifice his ideals and eventually his family
The horse whisperer by Robert Redford( Visual )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,876 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 )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,757 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 Michael Mann( Visual )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,553 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 )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 918 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
The Postman by Kevin Costner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and French and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the near future after a catastrophic war which has destroyed the government, a traveler finds an old mail bag and starts delivering it
Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis( Visual )

31 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 433 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
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 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Sargent's The Comfort Of Color presents color makeovers of nine home environments, from a young couples starter home to new retirees downsizing from a house to an apartment. Susan Sargent is a 2002 winner of the Artist of the Year Licensing Award whose brightly colored, quality home furnishings and accessories can be found in many retail stores, as well as in her own stores
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 321 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 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 (Dennis 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. Cher and Dennis Quaid take the law into their own hands in this daring suspense thriller where everything is revealed in court--except the truth
Airport terminal pack( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airport 1975: A mid-air collision leaves a 747 without a pilot and little hope for survival
The Curious case of Benjamin Button : story to screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 221 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 curious case of Benjamin Button( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benjamin Button was a not-so-ordinary man who began his life under unusual circumstances. Born in his eighties, and unable to stop time, he continued to age backwards. His life story is detailed from the end of World War I in 1918 and into the 21st century, when he discovered a love that lasted beyond time
The good shepherd : the shooting script by Eric Roth( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Roth's script, which took more than twelve years to get produced, examines the lives of the men who formed our nation's modern-day intelligence service. "I was intrigued with what morals people have and what they're willing to sacrifice," Roth reports. "As I delved into it, I wanted to know more about what kind of lives these guys lived. What was his family life like, and what was life like with his children? What were his dreams for them?""--Jacket
The ghosts of Ellis Island : a project by JR( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 92 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
Suspect (1987) : shooting script by Eric Roth( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 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
 
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Eric Roth Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Eric Roth amerikansk manusforfattar

Eric Roth amerikansk manusförfattare

Eric Roth amerikansk manusforfatter

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Eric Roth guionista estadounidense

Eric Roth scénariste américain

Eric Roth sceneggiatore statunitense

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Eric Roth usona scenaristo

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