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Roth, Eric 1945-

Overview
Works: 142 works in 669 publications in 11 languages and 23,216 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Historical films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Fiction  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  War films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

133 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 4,729 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 Eric Roth( Visual )

23 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 2,868 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 Steven Spielberg( Visual )

34 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,570 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 )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 2,287 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 Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,041 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 )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Polish and held by 1,862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a rugged, down-to-earth Montana rancher with the ability to understand and care for troubled horses, who befriends a young woman who has suffered a terrible riding accident
Ali by Michael Mann( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Muhammad Ali shot to fame as America's Heavyweight Champion in the 1960s, but strong religious and political beliefs and a tumultuous romantic life led the charismatic boxer toward the biggest, and most surprising, challenge of his career
The insider by Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)( Visual )

34 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men crusade together for a public health issue. It's not long before both find out just how badly the corporate giants want to save their bottom lines
Lucky you by Curtis Hanson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 913 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 )

23 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Gere gives a performance as a manic-depressive who, during his emotional highs, is funny, creative and charming
Airport terminal pack( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 244 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 : a graphic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 229 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
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 207 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
The good shepherd : the shooting script by Eric Roth( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 184 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 Postman by Kevin Costner( Visual )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 2013 and the future isn't what it used to be. There are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow--only scattered bands of terrorized survivors in what was once called the United States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule named bill, a knack for the works of Shakespeare and something he has yet to discover: the power to inspire hope
The ghosts of Ellis Island : a project by JR( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 67 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( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 50 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 44 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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MunichLucky youSusan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, createAirport terminal packThe curious case of Benjamin Button : a graphic novelThe good shepherd : the shooting scriptThe curious case of Benjamin Button : a film by David Fincher