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Roth, Eric 1945-

Works: 118 works in 566 publications in 10 languages and 22,376 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  History  Historical films  Short stories, American  Romance films  Motion picture plays  Pictorial works  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Contributor, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )
121 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,693 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 )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 2,799 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 )
32 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,499 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 )
22 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,224 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 Matt Damon( Visual )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 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 )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 1,906 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 1,780 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 )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,417 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 )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 916 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
Mr. Jones by Mike Figgis( Visual )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 395 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 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Airport: The original airplane disaster movie in which a passenger brings an explosive device on board the aircraft
The Curious case of Benjamin Button : story to screenplay by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 223 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
"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 )
11 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?""--BOOK JACKET
The Postman by Kevin Costner( Visual )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 145 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. Special features included
Susan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, create by Susan Sargent( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Adaptation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 49 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
Suspect (1987) shooting script by Eric Roth( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 41 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
The curious case of Benjamin Button L'étrange histoire de Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and French and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La jaquette indique : "Curieux destin que le mien... "ainsi commence L'étrange histoire de Benjamin Button, adapté d'une nouvelle des années 20 de F. Scott Fitzgerald sur un homme qui naquit à quatre-vingts ans et vécut sa vie à l'envers. Réalisé par David Fincher (Zodiac, Fight Club) et interprété par Brad Pitt et Cate Blanchett qui jouent Benjamin et Daisy, ces deux âmes soeurs qui se rencontrent à la croisée des âges, L'Etrange Histoire de Benjamin Button est une aventure épique à travers les époques, au coeur des joies de la vie, de la tristesse de la mort et de l'amourqui subsiste à l'épreuve du temps
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English (265)
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German (22)
Spanish (22)
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