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Roth, Eric 1945-

Works: 109 works in 583 publications in 11 languages and 21,980 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  History  Fiction  Graphic novels  Historical films  Comic books, strips, etc  Satire  Short stories, American 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Conceptor, Speaker, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Former owner
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Eric Roth
Forrest Gump by Robert Zemeckis ( Visual )
129 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,659 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 )
47 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,802 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 2,457 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 )
17 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2,099 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 )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,003 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 )
43 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,962 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 )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,778 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 )
30 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When former executive Jeffrey Wigand is fired by his employer, one of the largest tobacco companies in America, Wigand agrees to become a paid consultant for a story by veteran 60 minutes producer Lowell Bergman, regarding alleged unethical practices within the tobacco industry. But what begins as a temporary alliance leads to a lengthy battle for both men to save their reputations and more
Lucky you by Curtis Hanson ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and French and held by 887 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 )
20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 378 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 242 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 : a graphic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald ( Book )
9 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 230 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 Eric Roth ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1987 and 2006 in English and held by 210 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 )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 179 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 )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and French and held by 136 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
Adaptation ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 51 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
Susan Sargent's the comfort of color : inspire, transform, create by Susan Sargent ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Suspect (1987) shooting script by Eric Roth ( )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 42 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
Forrest Gump : screenplay by Eric Roth ( Book )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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