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Roth, Eric 1945-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 757 publications in 11 languages and 23,770 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Historical films  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Detective and mystery films  Romance films  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 )

165 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 4,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forrest Gump is not a "smart" man. But the young Alabaman with an IQ of 75 is a thoroughly decent man, who manages to become involved in every major event in American history. And he survives them all with only honesty and niceness as his shields. Thanks to his where-there's-a-will-there's-a-way Mama, Forrest believes in himself. This sees him through being taunted by bullies, playing college football, the army, a business, and -- amazingly -- many of the touchstone events of the Sixties and Seventies: civil rights battles, the Vietnam War, anti-war protests, opening relations with China. The story's extraordinary conceit is that this man, equal parts Candide and Winnie-the-Pooh, was there whenever something big happened to America in those years, meeting Presidents and pop stars, influencing thinkers and trends, his story being our story as a nation
The curious case of Benjamin Button by David Fincher( Visual )

51 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,991 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
Munich by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

50 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's the 1972 Olympics and PLO terrorists have just kidnapped and murdered 11 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 harder. Soon the work starts to take its toll on Avner, especially as it becomes clear that Avner is being hunted in return, and that his family's safety may be in jeopardy
Extremely loud & incredibly close by Sandra Bullock( Visual )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and French and held by 2,426 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 )

36 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,100 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 )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,941 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 )

19 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 1,786 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 )

43 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,512 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 )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and French and held by 912 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 )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 430 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 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airport terminal pack( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 282 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 )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 270 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 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 181 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 )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 159 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
Suspect by Peter Yates( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 138 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"--Container
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 Nicolas Cage( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 55 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
Der seltsame Fall des Benjamin Button( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in German and Undetermined and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Im frühen 20. Jahrhundert wird Benjamin Button geboren - als alter Greis. Im Verlauf seines Lebens altert er nicht, sondern wird immer jünger. Als er sich in Daisy verliebt, wird ihr Verhältnis zueinander durch Benjamins Besonderheit auf die Probe gestellt, da sie immer älter, er aber immer jünger wird. - Epische Lebensgeschichte eines Mannes, dessen Alterungsprozess rückwärts abläuft. Die sich aus dieser Situation zwangsläufig ergebenden Konflikte und Situationen sind, wie die eines normalen Lebens auch, urkomisch bis tieftraurig, und regen den Zuschauer gerade wegen ihrer grundsätzlichen Normalität zum Nachdenken an. Die mehr als üppige Verfilmung einer Kurzgeschichte ist solide, bewegend und aufmunternd zugleich, ein echter Fincher-Film eben. (www.moviemaze.de, 18.5.10)
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 Amerikaans scenarioschrijver

Eric Roth amerikansk manusforfattar

Eric Roth amerikansk manusförfattare

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Eric Roth guionista estadounidense

Eric Roth scénariste américain

Eric Roth sceneggiatore statunitense

Eric Roth US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

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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 script